2015, December 17: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

THIS CLASS WILL RUN. THE RAIN IS SUPPOSED TO MOVE THROUGH AND BE GONE AROUND 6:00/7:00 SO WE SHOULD BE FINE.

Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph.  Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.

Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.

As we explore the Walk of Lights we will make creative use of perspective and color combinations to capture dynamic images. You will also have the opportunity to use camera motion to create abstract and impressionistic photographs. Throughout the class, Corey works with each student as they photograph to ensure a strong understanding of capturing lights and night photography principles.

This class is small enough where we can work with each person on an individual level so all skill levels are welcome from beginner to advanced.

Participants will need a sturdy tripod, a cable release or remote and a range of lenses from wide to telephoto (18mm-135mm or 200mm).

The fee for this class does not include the $12 admission fee into the Gardens. Participants will need to purchase their ticket online prior to the class at http://nvrpa.ticketfly.com/

Instructor: Corey Hilz

Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. Corey approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. He goes beyond the documentary image to show a unique perspective using color, shape and line. He strives to share the beauty of a destination you’ve never seen and provide a new perspective on a familiar subject. While Corey has collected diverse images from extensive travel, he also find some of the most interesting subjects close to home.

Corey is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogs. His photographs are also seen in exhibits and his prints are found in private collections. Corey has written six books, including two books on digital workflow and the first book dedicated to Lensbaby. 

Corey has a passion for sharing his knowledge and his instruction enables photographers to improve their photographs technically and artistically. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. More about Corey can be found on his website, www.coreyhilz.com

Corey teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center.

  • Lightroom In A Day
  • Printing with Lightroom
  • Editing With The Wacom Tablet
  • Photoshop For Photographers
  • External Flash Made Easy
  • Creative Compositions
  • And Many Of The In-The-Field Shooting Classes