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Digital Photo Academy
Techniques Class: Nighttime Photography
Photographing the NYC Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade is one of NYC’s most iconic community events, which happens annually. Fun, wacky and full of life, the Parade is a premier opportunity to practice shooting in a radically different environment.

Our instructor David Mark Erickson will lead you on this adventure.

The class is limited to 8 people max.
The class will take place in three (3) parts:

Part 1: Field Preparation & Review of Camera Basics
Tuesday, October 28th, 7:30 – 8:30PM
Online using Google Hangouts (see the bottom of the page for Google Hangout info)

In this part of the class we will get prepared and cover the basic logistics for what it will take to shoot at night, in a large and busy crowd. We will also cover what equipment you will need and, most importantly what lenses to bring/use!

We will then review some camera operation basics, including: using your camera in aperture and manual modes, using natural light and using flash.

As well, we will review some basic compositional techniques, including:
-Filling the Frame
-Depth of Field
-Rule of Thirds
-Motion Blur / Panning

Part 2: In the Field Photographing the Parade
Friday, October 31st from 6:30 – 9:30PM
227 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014

We will gather in front of the NYFD Station at the corner of 6th Ave and W. Houston Street, about 3 blocks North of the start point for the parade. The parade march starts at 7pm and, as a class, we will shoot until 9:30PM. David will be working with each student on techniques and composition as the parade makes it’s way up 6th Ave.

Class Meet point:
FDNY Station (Engine 24/ Ladder 5/ Batt 2)
227 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014

Part 3: Debrief and Student Photo Review
Wednesday, November 5th from 7:30 – 9:00PM
Online using Google Hangouts

In this final part of the class, we will debrief how the shoot went for each student and discuss what everyone learned about shooting in a radically different environment.

We will then do a photo review of 5-6 photos from each student, discussing both what worked and what didn’t work using the camera and composition techniques.
Requirements for the class:
-Being able to attend at least Part 1 of the class
-A DSLR that can shoot in full manual mode
-At least one (1) wide angle lens
-Prior class or practical experience in setting and shooting in Manual Mode
-A flash is NOT required
-Computer capable of using Google Hangouts
Further Information
-David Mark Erickson

-Google Hangouts Requirements

-Village Halloween Web Site







FDNY Station
Engine 24/ Ladder 5/ Batt 2
227 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014