“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
— Imogen Cunningham
Night Photography Course
The night time is the right time
Night time is the most challenging for the photographer, but also the most rewarding!
This course explains clearly the tips and techniques to take stunning night photographs, even with relatively basic equipment.
Click here for some examples.
The course assumes you will use your own camera and lenses, and that you will be familiar with your particular camera’s functions and menus. Also you will be familiar with concepts such as the exposure triangle and rule of thirds.
It is highly recommended to use a tripod. If you do not own one, you can hire one from DPT for the duration of the course. Please click here for details.
If you would like to hire a DSLR or mirrorless camera, please click here for details.
What you will learn
The course covers the following subjects:
• Focusing and live view
• Reducing digital noise
• Bracketing and HDR
• White balance
• Capturing movement
• Handholding techniques
• Use of a tripod
• Post enhancement in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop
A chance to practise
We will clearly explain the theory, and guide you through a series of photoshoots to let you practise for yourself.
The exact format and locations will depend on the weather conditions and the time of year.
After the course
You will have access to our tuition web pages, where the theory you have learned is clearly summarised. Click here for an example.
The course starts Approximately 1 hour after sunset.
The duration is approximately 3 hours. Depending on circumstances, your tutor will be happy to answer questions after the official end of the course. Please click here for precise information on start times throughout the year.
We meet at Leiden Central station, Stationsplein entrance. Please try to be there by 10:45am.
If you are travelling from outside Leiden, and would like advice on public transport please contact us.
If you are staying in Leiden, and would like to be collected from your hotel or apartment, please contact us.
The price of the course is €59.95 per person.
What is included
• Experienced tutor and guide
• Refreshment break
• Access to our tuition web pages
• Photo enhancement of your pictures
• Your own online photo album of your pictures (click here for an example)
• Advice on travel to Leiden
What is not included
• Other equipment such as tripod (may be hired for extra cost)
• Cost of transport to Leiden