"A Night on the Town"

Night Photography Outing in Naperville

Photograph Downers Grove's Tivoli Theatre at night. Photograph Naperville at night.
Here, the reddish tones of the lights illuminate a covered bridge along Naperville's Riverwalk.

LEVEL: Most Photographers
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Capture the enchantment and excitement of the night by photographing Naperville after dark. Photograph the glowing Dandelion Fountain, Naperville's Riverwalk, the streets and the traffic, the colorful signs and the stimulating night life.  (Gift Cards for this photo outing are available.)

Photo outings are educational social events that gather like-minded people to share a common activity. During this outing, your instructor will hold a short lesson on night photography, including composition, white balance, and exposure. Students who stay with the group will be able to get additional guidance, and don't forget that participants also have a lot to share. But the fun isn't over when we're done shooting. If you wish, you can opt to show off your spiffy new images at a later photo feedback session where your instructor provides constructive insights and feedback and, if necessary, suggests how to make improvements.

During this photography outing, we shoot for two-and-a-half hours, beginning right before dark when the sky is still blue—a perfect time to capture the colorful lights against a twilight sky. Then, as the sky grows dark, we'll walk around the town, making discoveries and shooting all along the way.

For greatest enjoyment, you should be fairly comfortable with your camera and know how it works so that you can better enjoy the experience. Night photography is different and you'll need to access some features that you wouldn't normally use during daylight hours. Please read the Class Requirements for this course.

A Night On The Town
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Once you are accepted into the outing, you'll be notified where to meet. We'll shoot for about 2.5 hours and then, after the shoot, participants may assemble for food or drinks and share their experiences. Scheduled in the days or weeks following the outing is an optional photo feedback class, which is held in our Downers Grove classroom. It's a chance to show off your finest pictures from the outing (or any other time), reunite with newfound friends, and get helpful feedback on your photos.

Outing Price: $69     Deposit: 100%

If you'd like to know more about the outing, please let us know by email or phone 630-852-8448.

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