Capture the Dallas Skyline at sunset and into the night. Voted Best Skyline In the World in 2014, no skyline is more iconic than the one right here in our own backyard.
We’ll discuss proper settings for sunset and night shots, panorama formats & composition as well as how to capture reflective shots (if there’s enough water in the ditches).
The workshop will also include a video on post-processing a skyline image captured during the class.
Sunday – April 5, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Trinity Groves Area, Dallas, TX
- Proper lenses for panoramas
- Exposing for bright lights & night skies
- Creating starbursts around lights
- Composing for skylines
- Long exposure techniques
- Using Nodal points/gear
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We will be based out of Caddo Lake State Park & for those interested in staying there they have cabins, RV sites, tent sites & screened shelters. Nearest “upscale” accommodations are about 25 minutes away in Marshall.
Friday – We will meet at 2:30 for introductions, agenda review and instruction prior to heading out for an evening/sunset boat tour. When we return we’ll get together for a group dinner, discussion about the evening & prep for Saturday.
Saturday – Early morning departure for another boat tour with a focus on wildlife opportunities. Hopefully we’ll have some morning mist. For lunch we’ll head to Jefferson, TX and capture some historic charm, then free time. At 4:30 we will meet at the Mill Pond and pair up for an evening in the canoes capturing images at water level. Dinner will be around a campfire (weather permitting).
Sunday – Options for another boat tour, shoreline session using filters to capture dreamy long exposures or a trail hike. Wrap up by 11:00.
Transportation is via personal vehicles. Where practical & possible we will group together for transfers to boat ramps, etc.
Recommended photography gear
DSLR camera – Crop Sensor or Full Frame
Lenses – Wide Angle & Medium (24-70) Telephoto. A long telephoto will be necessary for best results shooting wildlife. We’d recommend at least 300mm.
Sturdy Tripod – Doesn’t have to be expensive, just sturdy.
A remote trigger or the ability to activate shutter delay
Extra Battery & SD Card
Bring a notepad or something you can take notes with.
it’s always cooler out on the water so bring layers.
Some areas we will be walking in may be wet or muddy so wear appropriate shoes/clothing.
Always wear a life vest when photographing from a boat. It can be easy to become disoriented & distracted, particularly when looking through a long zoom lens.
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