“Hendrik goes out of his way to meet individual needs. He will always answer your questions in a thoughtful, supportive, motivating way. Whether in the classroom or in the field, Hendrik makes it a point to touch base with you, help and inspire you.”
— Liz C.
In this four-session, hands-on night photography workshop students will become familiar with the ins and outs of making successful night photography images! You will practice the techniques of night shooting on two separate nights at classic Northern California locations. The first location will be at San Francisco’s Sutro Baths along the pacific coast and the second will be in the Marin Headlands, perfect for night sky photography. Whether you are an experienced night photographer, or if you have never ventured out into the dark with your camera and tripod, this class will resonate with you—and have you out at night with your camera on a regular basis!
The first class session will focus on important aspects of photographing successfully at night. These include different night photography settings, techniques, and equipment than daytime shooting such as variations in composition, long exposure photography, specific camera settings, and using tripods and filters. Technical night photography tips will include shutter speed, aperture settings, ISO, and other key settings for creating successful pictures by night.
The final class session will be a group critique of students’ night time photography in order to provide students with valuable feedback to help elevate their work to new levels. If you’re ready to embark on a new creative journey and photograph during the night, this workshop is for you!
Wednesday, October 30, 7–9PM: Introduction followed by a discussion of night photography.
Saturday, November 2, 5–10PM: Meet at The Image Flow. Saturday night shoot—exact details to be discussed during the first session.
Saturday, November 9, 5–10PM: Meet at The Image Flow. Saturday night shoot—exact details to be discussed during the first session.
Wednesday, November 13, 7–9PM: Evening critique session of printed work from the workshop and wrap up.
Photo © Shira Bezalel
Hendrik Paul is a black and white photographer based in Mill Valley, CA. He processes each roll of film by hand and prints in the traditional silver gelatin format. His meticulous hand-crafting is an integral part of his work; these techniques help capture nature’s tranquil and meditative qualities.
Hendrik completed his BA at Providence College and his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. He was a 2009 Fulbright finalist and nominated for the 2012 SECA art award with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has lead workshops at The Image Flow for the past 5 years.