ONE NIGHT ONLY
ONLY 8 PARTICIPANTS
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2020 Kansas City Plaza Lights


Catch The Spirit Of The Plaza!

One Night Only

Price $150
Camera Club Members & Alumni Discounted to $125

 Monday November 30th, 2020  (Photoshoot) 4:45-9 pm

Wednesday December 9th  (Edit/Critique For Both Sessions) 6-8pm on Zoom


Mike Jensen has been photographing the Kansas City Plaza Lights for decades and is a master at night photography.

This workshop is a perennial favorite for all photographers who want to learn how to catch the spirit of the Plaza!

Learn how to choose the appropriate lens, aperture for depth of field, location for lighting, photographing the horses and carriages! Learn how to create those beautiful starbursts in the street lights and lamps.

Learn techniques for “Zoom Blur”!  Also, learn Mike’s tried and true method for making skies that have twinkle, twinkle little stars!

Oh yes, and managing White Balance! (Yes it’s imperative on the plaza).

Safety

Safety First

Because the threat of COVID still lingers, this workshop will be conducted with the utmost of care.  Only eight people plus Mike will be in the group.  To promote safety and as a courtesy to all participants, everyone will wear a face covering during the entire workshop.  This is NOT an option.   The locations we will be shooting from will allow us to socially distance ourselves.  If there are tight areas, we will rotate people to get the view/shot.  If you feel ill in any form or manner you should not attend the workshop and we will arrange for future workshop credit.

Photos

  • Room
  • Kansas City Plaza Lights
  • KC Plaza Lights

Description

Affordably priced, this workshop will teach you:

  • Technical knowledge for photographing twinkle lights at night
    • ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture
  • Compositional insight
  • Mike’s key methods for equal tonal values
  • Importance of White Balance in photographing in urban settings
  • Use of various filters to help with exposure

Editing/Critique

This is where some VERY important learning happens.  Many photographers avoid learning editing and avoid having their work (kindly) critiqued.  Mike will show you:

  • Use of Lightroom & Photoshop to properly edit your photos for presentation through digital projection or print
  • How to create Snow in Photoshop
  • How to create a star effect for downtown situations
  • Cropping to emphasize the REAL subject of your image.

Skill Levels

This workshop should be a fun one for ALL skill levels from beginner to advanced/professional.  Ideally you should have the following gear to maximize your learning experience.

  • DSLR camera
    • Ability to make up to 30 second exposures
  • Tripod
    • Tripods are a must for stable and sharp images.
  • Flash might be helpful, but in now way is necessary
  • Neutral density filter would be helpful to help slow down exposures for longer, silkier water.  A polarizer will also do the trick.

EDITING

Mike uses Lightroom and Photoshop for editing of photographs.  The second part of the workshop will involve class participants submitting images for Mike’s critique.

Mike will also demonstrate his editing technique for images taken in this workshop.  Mile will demonstrate and teach by using Lightroom and Photoshop.  If participants are not familiar with these softwares, free trials can be downloaded from the Adobe.com website.

Photo Tour/Workshop Costs

Camera Club members and previous workshop attendees get a deal here!

General Public $150

$125 for Camera Club Members/Previous Workshop Attendees

Registration

2020 Plaza Lights Photo Experience Workshop
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If yes, which ones?
Photography Skill Level *
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