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Night Photography eClass

Night Photography eClass

 

Welcome to the exciting ~ Night Photography eClass
upcoming eClass dates

May 30, 2014


Each eClass is online and continues for 60 full days. There’s plenty of time for you to work at your own pace.
Come JOIN US!

As photographers, how do we create a different, more interesting story? How about remove the sun? OK, didn’t that just make the story (and the photo) more interesting? We’re so used to having that massive glowing orb illuminate everything that it’s a bit refreshing to think about removing it for a little while.

Night Photography eClass by Kent Weakley is an exciting avenue for creating consistently striking images that will grab attention. This eClass will cover all the details from the basics like equipment and camera settings to the advanced concepts of pre-visualizing a scene. If you’re experienced at night photography or never even considered it until now, you will learn everything necessary for capturing consistently striking night images that will jump start your creative juices.

 

In this, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY eCLASS we will cover:

  • Blue Hour
  • The Moon
  • Stars
  • Fireworks
  • Motion Night Photography/ Abstract Fun
  • Light Painting

 

Blue Hour

Have you ever made an image after sunset and captured a rich cobalt blue sky by surprise?

I will show you not only how to do this consistently, but I’ll show you how to plan for it in advance.

For many, including me, Blue Hour is one of the most exciting things to learn in photography. If you learn nothing else, the blue hour information will change the way you photograph forever. If you are a professional photographer shooting landscapes, architecture, outdoor scenes, vehicles, etc., this technique alone will be worth ten times the price of this eClass. The blue hour photography techniques are quick, fast, and fluid, and once understood and mastered, they will change the way you think about outdoor photography.

 

The Moon

 

Ever shot the moon, only to see a bright blown out orb?

Learn to photograph the moon so you can actually see craters! No joke.

 

Have you ever been outside when the full moon rose and said to yourself, “Oh where’s my camera, I didn’t know the moon was full tonight”? We’ll not only learn WHEN the full moon will occur, but WHERE it will rise. AND, we will be completely prepared to shoot the ‘full’ moonAlso we’ll discuss when NOT to photograph the full moon.

 

Stars

 

Learn how to shoot stars as fixed objects or beautiful streaked paths in the night!

 

We will discuss how to shoot these celestial beauties. The next time you find yourself under a star-studded evening sky you’ll have the know-how to create several different types of images that are out of this world. Was that too corny? LOL!

 

Fireworks

 

Been to a firework display hoping for great shots, but left disappointed?

You will love your firework images, once you understand what is happening and how to capture it!

 

This is a personal favorite for me. I love fireworks! I will cover the equipment, techniques, lenses, and go beyond the usual ways to capture fireworks.

 

Motion Night Photography/ Abstract Fun
Ever seen cool, fast, streaked lights outside a dimly lit car interior and wondered how they got that photo? We’re going to make our own versions of these night motion photos. Then we’re going to create abstract photos using artificial lights. This will be a blast and even more fun when we all share our shots online.

 

Light Painting

 

When is the last time you “played” with your camera and just had FUN?

Light painting is fun, creative, and for some, an avenue to a whole new form of art!

 

In the absence of all light, the camera will capture nothing. Using flashlights, flashes, and any light source imaginable we will take control of the light for a unique still life scene. For the more adventurous, we will create light painted portraits. Light painting offers a very artistic approach and feel to photography. Styles will emerge from spooky to very illustrative and everything in between.

WHO IS THIS eCLASS FOR?

Anyone who wants to start “making” consistently great photos instead of just “taking” average snapshots. Everything will be explained in detail and complete enough for a beginner. However, the techniques shared in this eClass, once understood and practiced, will benefit even the most seasoned professional photographer’s bottom line as well, with increased demand for stunning night time photography.

“Kent Weakley rocks! His Night Photography eClass contained so much more information than I was expecting. Part “science of color and light”, part real world photography…it was all amazing! If you want to take your skills to the next level then take this class!!!” ~ Susan Downs

How does the eClass work?

It’s very simple, fun, and self-paced. The class will begin on the scheduled date. There are (15) fifteen different lessons and student galleries. You have 60 DAYS to review all the material. Each eClass lesson will be posted on a private, password protected blog site. Try to read one lesson per day. If you’d like to wait and read a couple lessons at a time, or read them all on the weekend, this is fine. Whatever works best for you. It’s completely at your own pace.

  • Post images and share knowledge

  • Additionally, Learn from each other

  • Image Feedback is Powerful

You will be given the opportunity to post your images from various assignments up to particular gallery pages. These pages will be changing as people add photos, comments, and feedback. The online photo sharing process is relatively simple and will be explained in detail as we go. You are welcome to be as introverted or extroverted as you like. The only rules are; have fun, learn tons, ask questions, and all comments will be positive and constructive.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED?|
A DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Camera is ideal, however a point and shoot camera which will allow for a manual setting (where the shutter speed and aperture can be set manually) will do fine. The other main equipment items needed are a tripod, for stabilizing the camera, and a small flashlight.

Optional equipment which will come in handy is a cable release and different light sources (flashlights, LEDs, camera flash, different colors, etc.) for light painting. That’s it, simple enough?


  • Manual Settings – Simply Explained

  • Amazing One-of-a-Kind Images

  • No More Fumbling and Guessing Exposure Settings

  • Capture What You’re Seeing

  • Add  New Depth to Your Portfolio

This is going to be a fun, informative, interactive, action-packed eClass. We will not be reading manuals, except for brief moments to find particular functions for your camera. This is hands-on, how-to, step-by-step, learning and sharing. I will be sharing techniques with you in video form, written text, and of course sample images. Every image I share will include capture information (ISO, shutter speed, and aperture setting).

 


“I have to tell you Kent, I think you are an awesome photographer and an excellent teacher. This online class you put together is fantastic. The content with the text, graphics, examples and video is really comprehensive for all types of learners. I LOVE to know the details and the “why” and you cover things in great detail. Thanks again for a great experience. I hope you continue with more classes…. I will be there in a heartbeat :)” ~ Sherri Eisenhuth



Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, understanding night photography can add a punch to your portfolio, scrapbook, or family vacation albums. Many people see and understand their camera better and more completely after learning many of these techniques, which translates to improved photography skills all around and dropped jaws when you share your images.

If you want to impress viewers at your next slide show or you want to grow your photography business revenue, night photography adds a bold new perspective.

 


Night Photography eClass by Kent Weakley
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  • Just signed up for the class after my friend Ruthanne from the blog Eclectic Whatnot referred me to your sight. So excited to learn some new stuff!
    Edie

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  • Sue Williams

    Just signed up after finding your link on http://www.my3boybarians.com. Looks like a fantastic class!

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  • Nick

    Very interested! I have 2 questions: I dont own a credit card, is there an other way to make a payment ? I have a point-and-shoot camera – Canon Powershot S90 only (no other equipment, flashes etc.), wil that be OK for this e-class?

    You can send me an e-mail with answer at nikola.mirkovicc@gmail.com or DM me at my Twitterpage (@nikolamirkovic)

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Hello,
    I will email you an address to send a check, if you’d like. Also, your Canon Powershot S90 DOES have a manual mode of operation. This will work fine for this class. You may want to take time to learn the Aperture and Shutter Priority modes as well as the Manual mode. We will be shooting in manual mode. Thank you and I look forward to having you join us!

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    Nick Reply:

    Thanks. Looking forward to join the class/Best regards, Nik

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    Nick Reply:

    Hello Kent,

    I’ve sent you the check and an e-mail with instructions on how to collect the payment from the bank

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best rgds
    Nick

    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Yes, I just sent your confirmation email. Great timing! I must tell you, you are my first student from Serbia, that I know of. Thank you so much for signing on!

  • Hello,
    I will email you an address to send a check, if you’d like. Also, your Canon Powershot S90 DOES have a manual mode of operation. This will work fine for this class. You may want to take time to learn the Aperture and Shutter Priority modes as well as the Manual mode. We will be shooting in manual mode. Thank you and I look forward to having you join us!

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  • Nick

    Thanks. Looking forward to join the class/Best regards, Nik

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  • Nancy Thompson

    I have a D90 Nikon and am wondering if your e classes tell you how to best use the settings for night photography. I have a good eye, but need to learn the camera better.

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Yes, most definitely. The first two days are nothing but understanding every aspect of your camera necessary for night photography, for that matter – any photography. I stress learning how to “think” like your camera so YOU can figure out what’s happening and make adjustments. I do not teach “fixed” settings for broad topics. Instead, I will teach you how to make your camera create the images you want with your direction. Let me know if that answers the question for you. Thanks and I hope to see you onboard!

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  • Yes, most definitely. The first two days are nothing but understanding every aspect of your camera necessary for night photography, for that matter – any photography. I stress learning how to “think” like your camera so YOU can figure out what’s happening and make adjustments. I do not teach “fixed” settings for broad topics. Instead, I will teach you how to make your camera create the images you want with your direction. Let me know if that answers the question for you. Thanks and I hope to see you onboard!

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  • Nick

    Hello Kent,

    I’ve sent you the check and an e-mail with instructions on how to collect the payment from the bank

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best rgds
    Nick

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  • Yes, I just sent your confirmation email. Great timing! I must tell you, you are my first student from Serbia, that I know of. Thank you so much for signing on!

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  • Thanks for the link… bookmarked!! :)

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  • Good morning Kent!

    My name is Scott O’Neal, and I was the winner from Darcy’s challenge over at Life with my 3 boybarians. Just making sure all my info got to ya.

    Really looking forward to this class and what I can learn. I’m a big believer that if you stop learning, you need to just roll over and quit.

    Learn something new everyday of your life, that’s my mantra! If you need anything else, just let me know. Really looking forward to this!

    Scott

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Welcome aboard Scott, I’m grateful to have you along with us! Congratulations and I can’t wait to start this exciting class. We have tons of fun info to dig into!

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  • Welcome aboard Scott, I’m grateful to have you along with us! Congratulations and I can’t wait to start this exciting class. We have tons of fun info to dig into!

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  • Lesley

    Will big time zone difference affect in any way? I am in Sydney Australia…

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    We share the same full moon. You will be seeing it in a different part of the sky that’s all :) I’d love to have you join us!

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  • This class is on my to-do list for late this year or early 2011, looking forward to it :)

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  • We share the same full moon. You will be seeing it in a different part of the sky that’s all :) I’d love to have you join us!

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  • R there any other classes u offer besides night photography? I need 2 learn the basics.

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    There are several other classes in the works that will be coming in the next few months. Thanks for asking!

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  • There are several other classes in the works that will be coming in the next few months. Thanks for asking!

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  • Terri

    Will you be offering this class again any time soon?

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Yes, after the beginning of the new year. Thanks for asking!

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  • Yes, after the beginning of the new year. Thanks for asking!

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  • Hi Kent,

    If you have a mailing list for advertising your class, will you please add me to it. I’d like to participate in the next available class.

    Thank you!

    Steve

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  • Okay…I think April will be good enough to do this one. Is this timed so this is completed before the second night class starts?

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Yes, you will have plenty of time to finish Night Photography Part 1 before Part 2 begins. Thanks for asking.

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  • Yes, you will have plenty of time to finish Night Photography Part 1 before Part 2 begins. Thanks for asking.

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  • Stacy, Where do I send the case of gum? ;)

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  • Sharon Furner

    I signed up for class but have not received log in information. I assume that is how the classroom is reached. Thanks. Excited for class. Sharon.

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Hi Sharon,
    The log-in info will be sent to you the day the eClass starts. Looking forward to working with you, and I can’t wait to see what images you create. :)

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  • Hi Sharon,
    The log-in info will be sent to you the day the eClass starts. Looking forward to working with you, and I can’t wait to see what images you create. :)

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  • darn, i just missed the start date. when’s the next one kent?

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Susan,
    You haven’t missed much at all actually. There are 14 lessons designed for one per day. The class is available for 60 days. So, there’s plenty of time to join us and still work at your own pace.

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  • Susan,
    You haven’t missed much at all actually. There are 14 lessons designed for one per day. The class is available for 60 days. So, there’s plenty of time to join us and still work at your own pace.

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  • George

    Hello Hello
    Just missed your Sept. 7th Night Photography Class. When does the next one start?
    George in Florida

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    There is still time to join us. We just started, and the eClass is open for over six weeks. You have plenty of time to cover all the material. :)

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  • There is still time to join us. We just started, and the eClass is open for over six weeks. You have plenty of time to cover all the material. :)

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  • Teresa Davis

    Hi…I am asking if I missed out in the class. If so, when will the next one start?

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Teresa,
    This eClass just started last week and will be open for over five weeks still. This is plenty of time to review, practice, and interact with the material. Jump in. Thanks for asking!

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  • Teresa,
    This eClass just started last week and will be open for over five weeks still. This is plenty of time to review, practice, and interact with the material. Jump in. Thanks for asking!

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  • What a great idea! …and at your own pace :)

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  • Laura

    I am interested in taking this class, but I see that it has already started. When will the next one be offered? Will it be the same price, or is this a sale price?
    Thanks!

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Laura,
    This eClass just started recently and will be open for over five weeks still (most likely, six weeks from now). This is plenty of time to review, practice, and interact with the material. Jump in. Thanks for asking!

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  • Laura,
    This eClass just started recently and will be open for over five weeks still (most likely, six weeks from now). This is plenty of time to review, practice, and interact with the material. Jump in. Thanks for asking!

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  • Malinda

    Hi Kent,
    I am interested in this class and was wondering if I will be able to access these lessons whenever I needed to review them…after the 60 days? Could I access them a year from now?

    Thanks,
    Malinda

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    The eClass is online for 60 days. You may, for personal use only, copy the content and save it for later use.

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  • The eClass is online for 60 days. You may, for personal use only, copy the content and save it for later use.

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  • John

    Hi Kent,
    I would love to take this class. I purchased a Cannon Rebel T2i. I am a beginner and concerned this class might be too advanced. Should I wait for a different class

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    Hi John,
    The Night Photography eClass goes over everything you need to know in detail. I recommend signing up for the Night Photography eClass as it will be a great introduction for you into the workings of your camera and photography overall.

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  • Hi John,
    The Night Photography eClass goes over everything you need to know in detail. I recommend signing up for the Night Photography eClass as it will be a great introduction for you into the workings of your camera and photography overall.

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  • Teresa Davis

    Feb 11, 2013 – when will the next class start?

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    Kent Weakley Reply:

    I’m not positive at the moment. It looks like it will be at the end of March or the beginning of April.

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  • I’m not positive at the moment. It looks like it will be at the end of March or the beginning of April.

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  • Heather Gold

    I am excited and cannot wait to start!

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