Digital Photo 301:
Low Light & Special Effects (SFX) Photography!
Our 12th Year at Stewart Hall!
Starts Tuesday April 7, 2020
Places available - register soon!
12 1/2 hours over 5 nights
Pointe Claire Cultural Centre - Stewart Hall
176 chemin Bord-du-Lac / Lakeshore Road
From creating sizzling city nightscapes, to photographing the stars and Milky Way, to capturing auroras, making panoramic photos, "light" painting and more, this dynamic Advanced workshop will show you how!
Learn the best techniques for low-light photography indoors and outdoors, plus stylistic black and white imagery.
Creative elements and special effects (SFX) will be explored through the use of camera filters, off camera flash, and processing techniques using Adobe Photoshop Elements and/or Lightroom 6. Learn how to easily create large stitched panoramic images and prints, with this software!
And NEW this year, how to use the Photopills app to plot the best place to be for sunrise - sunsets and moonrise and moonsets!
Four assignments with helpful critique will help you hone and enhance your skills!
An evening of outdoor NIGHT photography and "light painting" at Stewart Hall is included.
12 1/2 hours over 5 consecutive evenings - from 7:30pm till 10pm
Dates: Wednesday- April 7 to May 5, 2020
Skill level: Advanced
Suggested prerequisites: Digital Photo 101 or 201
Recommended for persons with DSLR & mirrorless cameras such as
Nikon, Canon, Sony, Lumix, Olympus, Pentax etc.
Presented mostly in English.
Questions answered in English and French.
Maximum class size: 10
Course Outline :
- From wide angle to telephoto - how lens choices create IMPACT!
- Exposure bracketing techniques for best night photos
- Mastering Manual Mode for superior imagery
- How to focus at night with Live View (if available)
- Best methods to create stitched panoramic images
- Camera filters & home made filters for unusual SFX
- Light "painting" a night scene for surreal SFX!
- Camera Spot Meters - How to read and use successfully
- Black & White conversions - 3 different methods for best results
- Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filters- how to balance light levels in a scene
- Photopills iPhone & Android app - how to use to plot the best locations for sunrise-sunset, moonrise-moonset and photographing the Milky Way galaxy
Advanced Photoshop Elements and/or Photoshop CS6 processing techniques:
- Using ARC (Adobe Raw Converter) for superior dynamic range & image detail
- Noise reduction techniques for high ISO nightscapes
- Sharpening techniques to make stars "pop" off the screen
- Correcting perspective (example - leaning buildings)
- "Stitching" methods to create dynamic panoramic photos from multiple photos
- B&W conversion techniques for best imagery
- B&W Sepia toning for that old "antique" look
Handouts will be given with the evening's topic providing detailed information.
A weekly Photo Assignment will help you practice techniques learned in the workshops. Participants will be encouraged to bring in completed projects on a USB key, to evaluate and provide insightful critique of their imagery.
Register now to secure your spot!
The cost for this five-night workshop is $96.00 (taxes included)
Register online at:
If a French form appears and you want English, click on the English link top left.
Then in the search box, type: photography. Press Enter. Select this course!
Register by phone, or in person from
Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 7pm; Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm
at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 chemin Bord-du-Lac/Lakeshore Road in Pointe Claire.
For more information, please call:
to be missed!