Dusk Photography Master Class with Dave McKane

Dave photoIf you have an interest in digital photography, or want to learn more about shooting outstanding photos in the evening, come to the Hutchinson Public Library for a special event featuring Dave McKane. “Dusk Photography Master Class” will take place on Wednesday, September 4 in the second floor library auditorium.

Dave McKane is the Principal of the Institute of Photography in Dublin, Ireland. He has been shooting night and dusk photography for the last 20 years. Like many people, he started out shooting cityscapes at nighttime, and then he discovered the magic of the 'Blue Moment', that special time after sunset when cameras record an iridescent blue in the sky.

During this unique Master Class you will learn key elements of dusk/night photography including how to:

  • Research and identify great locations
  • Calculate when the 'Blue Moment' will occur
  • Take control of the key camera settings for dusk and night photography to ensure the sharpest shots possible
  • Use light trails to add an extra something to your shots
  • Use and manipulate Raw files for the best control over exposure and white balance
  • Use of masks and layers in Photoshop/Elements to bring out all the important detail in your shots
  • Sharpening techniques for printing your shots

The class will start at 6:30 pm and finish just after 7:45 pm. Attendees are welcome to join a special shoot held immediately after the Master Class, beginning at 8:15 p.m. in downtown Hutchinson. On this shoot all Master Class attendees will receive special instruction as to how to squeeze the best out of the scene. Any kind of digital camera is suitable for this field trip, but a tripod is vital. A cable or remote release would be helpful, particularly if trying to capture light trails.

The Dusk Photography Master Class and hands-on photo shoot are free and open to everyone. Registration is requested online, contact Annette by phone, 620-663-5441 ext 132 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more about Dave McKane arts, visit him on Facebook. 

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