LA Skyline and Introduction to Light Painting

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Ascot Hills is 5 minutes from downtown LA with some great photo ops, especially during sunset. The workshop session begins a half-hour in advance of sunset for your DPA instructor to discuss a variety of photo strategies from pre-sunset lighting to sunset and blue light post-sunset. Each offers its own special advantages.

This workshop also allows you to hone in on landscape photography amid the green hills of Ascot Hills. Your DPA instructor will help you consider a variety of composition approaches, from Rule of Thirds with the scene dominated by the sky or maybe a more symmetrical approach where the greenery is the main element of the story.

Immediately following blue hour, your instructor will introduce you to the magic of Light Painting. Be amazed as you capture images of light and color while your light painter and model perform their spectacular light artistry. You will be guided through the camera set up process and provided assistance when needed.

A tripod is required, and a remote shutter release is recommended, but not necessary. Also, be sure to include a wide-angle lens as part of your kit.

Wear comfortable shoes for the 10-minute hike of modest incline. Also, park on the street because the parking lot gate closes at sunset when you will be getting some photos in blue light which might be your favorites.

The entrance is located at 4371 Multnomah St, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Park on the street as the gates will be closed at sunset. Meet at the entrance gate at 5:45 and walk together with the class to the photo location.

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