Shoot the City

David Nightingale

Shoot the City is a one and a half day hands-on workshop, designed to teach you the technical and creative skills you need in order to create technically excellent and aesthetically stunning images of Porto.

On Day 1, we will all meet at the first location early in the morning to shoot sunrise and will start with a short briefing session, a discussion covering both the technical and aesthetic skills you’ll need for this workshop.
We will then move to our second location, where we’ll be concentrating on how to create unique and compelling images.
At the third and final location, we’ll shoot the sunset, twilight, and the beginning of night, and will concentrate on how to make the most of the available light and how to create images combining both ambient and artificial light.
Please note that all locations are subject to final confirmation. Since you will be visiting 3 different locations please be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time walking. Because we aim to shoot sunrise and sunset, we will take a break for a few hours in between shoots.
For the final 1/2 day session you will learn a range of post-production techniques that will enable you to maximise the impact of each image, and post-produce a series of images.

Shoot the City
  • 1½-day Workshop
  • Limited to 15 students
  • 14-15 September 2017
  • Secure payment through PayPal
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Those photographers who are already familiar with their cameras, and understand aperture, shutter, ISO and how these work together to create a correct exposure.
Photographers who already shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.
You have a basic understanding of the basic image adjustment features of Photoshop but are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.

Day 1

  • Digital SLR
  • Lenses (Ideally a wide and/or mid-range zoom and possibly a reasonably fast prime, e.g 50mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.4, 24mm f/2.8 etc)
  • Memory Cards
  • Camera Manual
  • Tripod

Day 2

  • All your RAW files from day one
  • Your laptop with a copy of Photoshop

(If you don’t have a copy you can download a 30 day trial from adobe here. Please make sure you don’t download it too early as it only lasts for 30 days)

Terms & Conditions:

  • All Workshops will be run in Porto, Portugal, within easy access from the town centre. We will contact the workshop participants via email with the precise time and location during the week before the Workshops take place.
  • Please note that you are responsible for your own travel arrangements, hotel fees, etc.
  • Please also note that you are responsible for your safety and the safety of your own equipment during the Workshops.

Cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel your Workshop booking up to 30 days before the starting date of the PPF, you will be issued a 70% refund.
  • If you cancel your Workshop booking within 30 days of the starting date of the PPF, no refunds will be issued.
  • If under unforeseen circumstances the PPF needs to cancel the Workshop, your tickets — and only the tickets — will be refunded in full. Your travel expenses, hotels, etc, are not covered under our cancellation policy.

By booking your ticket you agree to these conditions.

About the Instructor

David Nightingale, an internationally acclaimed, award winning photographer and instructor, is the Creative Director of Chromasia Training Limited – a photographic and post-production training company, specialising in online photography and Photoshop training, one-to-one tuition, and the delivery of high-quality workshops around the world.

His clients include the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Arts Council in England, the Van Volxem winery in Germany, Sony UK, and Sony Middle East and Africa.

He is also an instructor at the Gulf Photo Plus training events in Dubai and runs his popular Art of Black and White Photography online course on chromasia and on Udemy.

He lives in both Blackpool, a seaside town in the North West of England, and Veliko Tarnovo in central Bulgaria, with his wife Libby and five children.

David has authored four books for the ILEX Press: Baby Photography Now (2007); Practical HDR: The Complete Guide to Creating High Dynamic Range Images with Your Digital SLR (2009 & 2012); Extreme Exposure: Advanced Techniques for Creative Digital Photography (2010); and Mastering Exposure (2014).

David is also a Fujifilm X-Photographer, a brand ambassador for their X-Series cameras and lenses.

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