Jealous of your friends stunning shots of the city at night or amazing ability to write their name with “fire” in that picture from the party? Well, getting those images isn’t as hard as it looks, at least not when you have the expertise of Remember Forever’s photographer Byron Ehlers giving you hands-on instruction on how to best use your f-stops, aperture and ISO to capture shadowy forms. Every week he leads a course on how to shoot at night, and uses the dramatic views of Manhattan and the bridges from Brooklyn Bridge Park as inspiration.
What to Expect: In this course you learn how to correctly manually set your camera for the best nighttime photo exposure, be that the glittering lights of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, or a stunning firework display. Starting off of Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights, the instructor takes you along the park and ends the class in DUMBO after discussing how to photograph moving water and lights, angles to shoot, and compositions to help you capture the most unique pictures. After the three-hour jaunt, in case you want to learn more about photography, Remember Forever offers repeat customers 25 percent off all future classes, which includes how to photograph animals, landscapes and people, plus a course on learning to love your camera.
Where: Attendees meet at 334 Furman St. by the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights.
What to Bring: You must have a DSLR camera and a tripod, though if you don’t own one they suggest you rent one from Lumoid.com. Rates start at $10 a day. Make sure to check the weather and bring a light jacket and umbrella. Staff also suggests you bring a remote trigger if you have one.