Date: July 12 - August 23, 2021 (4 bi-weekly classes)

Time: Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm

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Night and Low Light Photography is four-session bi-weeklycourse focusing on photography in low light, using both man-made and natural illumination. The class explores procedures, methods and equipment needed to overcome the unique challenges of low-light photography.

Image possibilities of photography after sunset will be explored, with a focus on creative use of intermediate photo skills. There will be a minimum of two night-time field trips* during this course (one urban, one rural), scheduled according to the weather and the moon. Each class is accompanied by full colour notes and written homework assignments.

TOPICS explored

  • basic tools for night photography

  • controlling exposures in low light

  • showing (or stopping) motion

  • painting with light

  • long exposures (15 minutes +)

  • white balance and colour casts

Class Size: four to eight student


Location: ViewPoint Gallery, 1475 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Halifax, NS


Fee: $220 + HST plus $20 per each optional field trip attended*


Course Expectations: Students are to bring six images to the first class, to introduce themselves visually to other students. For each class, students are expected to bring two prints for group critique and discussion.


* Field-trips will scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, and will begin at approximately 9:00pm, and run a minimum of two hours.


Requirements: Students must be comfortable using their camera in manual mode (Photo 101 recommended), and while post-production is not required, comfort in working with RAW files, and basic image editing will enhance the enjoyment and possibilities of the course. Students must have a manual capable camera and a tripod. Additional lenses and remote/cable releases can enhance the enjoyment and possibilities of the course.


A working knowledge of computers and either Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® or Adobe® Photoshop® is recommended.

Feedback from students:


This was a well laid out course with excellent field work choices.  

        - Mike K


Night photography was lots of fun and fun to do in a group. It's not always easy / safe to get out on your own for practice / reinforcement. I also enjoyed critiquing each others images and learning from it. .

                -  Debby C