Nightscapes at Brimham Rocks
Nightscapes is about shooting beautiful locations in the dark and using powerful torches to add life to them.
Nightscapes is about taking skilled enthusiasts out in a safe group to stunning locations within an hour of Leeds and working together as a team to make something amazing.
Brimming with potential
These rocks are great in the daytime, but at night, you can spend hours lighting them with all kinds of colours – it looks like a set from Star Trek!
Years of workshops here have always been a winner – people never want to finish at 10PM
The evening will be spent lighting with torches and maybe a few spins with wire wool – though the main focus will be on using lights effectively as a team.
Imagine 5 boulders, each with a different colour – this is what we are aiming for on this workshop. Collaboration, fun, creativity and coming away with some amazing photos for your portfolios!
Not for absolute beginners!
For experienced and advanced photographers
We’d expect everyone on this series to have the following equipment as standard:-
- DSLR camera – or mirrorless/bridge equivalent which can shoot up to 30 seconds, and has “bulb” mode for longer exposures
- A sturdy tripod – absolutely essential
- Several batteries – long exposures eat batteries, so have lots of fully charged ones ready
- Outdoor clothing – it’ll be cold some nights, if you feel cold it’s because you’ve not got the right clothes – bring hats, gloves, coats and layers, along with walking boots to be safe.
- Head Torch – get one off EBAY, LED ones are cheap and last all night, £5 – £15 will be enough
- Powerful LED torch – again, EBAY is your friend, look for “CREE” and “Sky RAY” and lots of lumens – we need everyone to have their own torch so they can each paint individually, and of course, practice away from the workshops!
Technical ability with the camera…
- A good understanding of their own camera
- Able to change basic settings like white balance without help
- A good grasp of setting manual exposure – understanding what happens when you change Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Understand how to get things brighter or darker WITHOUT supervision.
- Ability to use and understand histograms to work out whether something’s exposed correctly – this is a “nice to have”, not essential
- understand how to switch Auto Exposure on and off on their camera or lens
If you don’t understand some of these things, please get in touch and lets chat – we can organise a 1-2-1 session to get you up to speed! We just want the workshop to be about creating with torches rather than battling camera settings