Night photography of a purple wall with a blue wooden door and a tree with thin branches, lit by a lantern..
In recent years, technology has both enabled and encouraged us to take photos of virtually everything we (and our friends!) see, do, and shouldn't do ;)  The result is that many of us have become pretty great photographers.  But if you're looking to take your skills up a notch consider taking Night Photography Classes at the Wayne Art Center, offered every Wednesday evening between  July 11th and August 1st, from  6 - 9pm.

Abstract urban background of night city blurred by motion.
Night photography is unique in that the photos look nothing like what we actually see with our eyes.  What looks like or gets overlooked in daylight, takes on a magical new life after dark. Night photographers take ordinary elements like the door and tree pictured above, and tell a different story about them. Like painters, most photographers start with a blank canvas.  But for those who stalk the perfect shots after dark, their canvas is not blank - it's black.

Long exposure night photography of a church and moving cars.
Night photography refers to photographs taken outdoors between dusk and dawn. Night photographers generally have a choice between using artificial light and using a long exposure, exposing the scene for seconds, minutes, and even hours in order to give the film or digital sensor enough time to capture a usable image. With the progress of high-speed films, higher-sensitivity digital image sensors, wide-aperture lenses, and the ever-greater power of urban lights, night photography is increasingly possible using available light.

The Wayne Art Center is offering 4 Wednesday night classes in Evening & Night Photography for $135.
You'll learn night photography guidelines, techniques, and tricks for making exciting night-time photographs.

Twilight and evening photographs: The city of Philadelphia, the Chadds Ford Historic Society's Famous Pumpkin Carve,
the US Army Band performing at Rose Tree Park, a couple of canine pals taking in a Jersey Shore sunset... :)
and finally, a picture taken in a forest that is dancing with hundreds of fireflies.

Learn about composition and camera techniques through in-class technical demonstrations and photography experiences in the beautiful gardens at Wayne Art Center and at various nearby locations. Please note: The first class will meet at Wayne Art Center.

The recommended gear is a single lens reflex (SLR) camera. If you do not have one, a camera with an attached lens can be an acceptable tool if the shutter can stay open at least 30 seconds (but it will not be able do all that an SLR can do.) Phone cameras do not have the functionality for this class.

This class meets Wednesdays: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 & 8/1 Register Here

Monday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-3553 · 610-995-0478 fax