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.
Workshop Leader: David Downs
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).
I signed up for the workshop hoping I’d get a few trophy shots and learn some new skills which I certainly accomplished. What I didn’t expect was to meet a new group of friends, laugh around a campfire, and gain a deep appreciation of the unique location we visited. It’s clear that David and Barry love to share their photographic knowledge with others in a way that’s supportive and sincere. This experience has had a profound impact on my photographic journey.
Sunday, May 8, 2022, 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
Additional workshop details
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We will base our workshop out of the Trinity Groves Restaurant Row.
3011 Gulden Ln, Dallas, TX 75212
We will meet at a Trinity Groves Restaurant (TBD) for a bite to eat, introductions, agenda review, and some instruction. We will head out to the levee in time for golden hour and sunset images. In all, we will visit at least 3 locations for images depending on weather and conditions.
Transportation is via personal vehicles. Where practical & possible we will group together for the short ride over to the levee. Park across the street from Trinity Groves near the trail access.
Recommended photography gear
DSLR camera – Crop Sensor or Full Frame
Lenses – Wide Angle & Medium (24-70) Telephoto. A long telephoto will give you the opportunity for interesting closeups of some buildings on the skyline. I find my best results come from shooting multiple images in panorama at 50mm-70mm and stitching them together in LR.
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.
Bugs will likely be out so be prepared with repellant.
Some areas we will be walking in may be wet or muddy so wear appropriate shoes/clothing.
Carry 2 or 3 tall kitchen trash bags with you in your camera bag. They are great to have with you if you need to kneel in muddy/wet areas or even with to lay down for a unique viewpoint.
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Important info! We encourage you to create an account when you register so future workshop forms will be prepopulated with your data. Shortly after registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a separate email allowing you to pay your registration online. You are not fully registered until your payment is received.
Class size is limited. Reserve now to guarantee your spot.