Carly will take you to locations not seen by the average tourist; the darkest spots on the island, the beaches the locals use and some beautiful quiet spots we only share with the select few on our workshops.
Some of the highlights include an ancient volcano, the majestic milky way sweeping across the sky, centuries old windmills and meteor showers.
In the field Carly will work with you to get the images you envisage, giving practical and technical advice and helping you unlock your creative potential. What ever your skills level you will leave the Island with exceptional images, increased knowledge and the longing to return!
We recommend that workshop attendees have a good working knowledge of their camera, Carly will tailor technical and processing sessions to meet the needs of the group.
Each night of workshop is organised in two parts: in the first part we will review the images from the night before and your tutor we will guide you on how to get the most out of your images using RAW processing software. We will then discuss the theory for that nights shooting.
After our “classroom” session we will break and share a meal together. After dinner the second part of the workshop starts, we head off to the location and we shoot! Your tutor will be with you through the evening to give advice around camera settings and unlocking your creative potential.
We will be back every night at the hotel around 01.00 a.m.
DAY 1–Introduction to night photography
17.00 Pick up from your hotel + Get to know your fellow students and your camera. An introduction to manual shooting and the exposure triangle. Setting your camera to infinity and using a tripod for long exposures.
What we will be shooting? The beautiful starry sky of Fuerteventura, the milky way (depending on season)
DAY 2–Star trails and car trails
17.00 Meeting at your hotel + Review images from the night before + Raw processing and white balance, stitching images to create a panorama or mosaic. Using an intervalometer to shoot star trails.
What we will be shooting? Star trails, car trails
DAY 3–Light Painting
17.00 Meeting at your hotel + Review images from the night before + using stacking software to create a star trail image + writing with light
What we will be shooting? Using light up poi (yes you can have a play!) and torches we will create some fun and beautiful images
DAY 4–Silky water and reflections
17.00 Meeting at your hotel + Review images from the night before + some example of how to edit them
What we will be shooting?
17.00 Meeting at your hotel + Review images from of the night before + some example of how to edit them + introduction of how to shoot the star trails.
What we will be shooting? Abandoned buildings with graffiti, street lights
To make a good photo you need a good dose of patience, flexibility, and sometimes a bit of luck!