Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Max Participants: 8
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
I’ve photographed many places in Pennsylvania, but there’s nowhere that I’ve spent more time shooting than downtown Harrisburg.
Come join me for this photography workshop that will cover both sunset and after dark photography around the city’s downtown core. Given the season, we should also be able to photograph some great holiday decorations around the city during this workshop.
This workshop is geared towards those just starting out with nighttime photography, but photographers of all skill levels are welcome. If you don’t need any instruction, but just want to photograph the city with a group, feel free to come along.
Along the way, we’ll talk about the proper settings for both sunset and after dark photography, different techniques that you can use to get properly exposed images, how to photograph light trails, and much more. We’ll shoot the riverfront, the exterior of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, and the city itself.
While we walk around, I’ll also point out a few historical structures, and give you a bit of information about the hidden stories of Harrisburg. Not only will you get great photos, but you’ll also have a better appreciation for PA’s capital city.
While this is a workshop for beginners, you’ll get the most out of the workshop if you have a basic idea how to work your camera. At a minimum, I’d recommend having a camera that you can change the shutter speed on and knowing how to do so. Since all cameras are a bit different, I’d recommend bringing your manual in case we need to figure out how to change a setting on your camera. I also HIGHLY recommend a tripod as not having one will greatly limit your potential shots, though we can work around it if you don’t have one.
Generally speaking, tours will go on even if there is a threat of inclement weather. After all, you can get some great shots during poor weather. Should dangerous weather conditions or other conditions force a cancellation, we will move the workshop until Sunday, December 16. Since the rain date is being announced in advance, no refunds will be given if the workshop is able to be held on one of those two dates. However, if you are unable to make the rain date, you may transfer your amount paid to another workshop of equal or lesser value anytime within the next 12 months.
This workshop will cover approximately a mile of walking distance. The walking with be done mostly along flat paths, but there will be some steps on the route. If steps are a problem for you, slight changes can be made to the route to accommodate you. Please let us know in advance if you need accommodations.
This workshop also has a minimum number of participants required for it to go on. Should that minimum not be met at least a week prior to the workshop, all monies will be refunded.
There is no minimum age to participate in this photography workshop. All attendees who will be shooting during the workshop must purchase a ticket. If they will not be taking photos, children 16 and under can attend for free (Please let me know if you will be bringing a child). A ticket must be purchased for anyone over 16 regardless of whether they will be shooting or not.
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About the Instructor
Jim Cheney is the writer, photographer, and creator of UncoveringPA. He is an award-winning photographer that has photographed all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Jim’s photography focuses on creating unique images utilizing long-exposure shots of waterfalls, sunsets, sunrises, and cityscapes. He also has an interest in abandoned photography.