It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was a San Francisco fogbound night. I was out shooting with a guest from Finland. The fear was that the low ceiling would make photography unrealistic, but sometimes the apparently worst weather produces interesting imagery, so we heeded the siren call of the Golden Gate.
I stopped the photo shown here down to f/22 for a long exposure, and opened the shutter up for three minutes (at ISO 100).
Workshop notes follow below the photo.
Harold Davis Workshop Notes
For your reference, here’s the link to the main Harold Davis Workshops & Appearances page (you can check for current information and new events as I schedule them) and here’s what those who’ve attended Harold Davis events have said about my digital photography teaching.
- Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2009: Night Photography Weekend Workshop in the historic Coastguard Boathouse near Chimney Rock, outer Point Reyes, California under the auspices of Point Reyes Field Seminars. I’m very excited that the Park Service has agreed to open the Point Reyes lighthouse specially for us on Saturday night, weather permitting. My Point Reyes night photo workshops do sell out, so I’m giving my readers advance notice. This workshop hasn’t been posted yet on the Point Reyes Field Seminars registration site, but you can register before the workshop is publicly advertised by calling 415.663.1200 extension 373.
- Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27, 2009: Night Photography Weekend Workshop
I’m excited to be giving this night photography workshop under the auspices of the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, California. There are some wonderful night photo shooting locations in the Carmel and Monterey area. Information and online registration is now available; you can also call 831.625.5181 for registration.
- Saturday, July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2009: Digital Post-Processing with Harold Davis (weekend workshop) This hands-on weekend workshop explains multi-RAW processing, hand HDR, black & white in Photoshop, photo-compositing, stacking star trails, creative use of LAB color, and more. There are still some spaces available (class size is limited to 16); here’s the link for information & registration.
- Sunday, July 12, 2009: Digital Landscape Photography Workshop Point Reyes Field Seminars,
Point Reyes, California. This late afternoon and early evening half day workshop provides a gentle opportunity for guided shooting on Point Reyes as well as a discussion of landscape photography and digital post-processed in the context of participants own work and interests. Registration link.