Charles Needle

Unlock your creative potential and discover how to craft impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing but your digital camera or smartphone.  Charles will describe the process of using long-exposure and multiple-exposure techniques to transform everyday scenes into unimaginable visual masterpieces.

His program will begin with a short inspirational slide show, followed by a nuts-and-bolts approach to learning techniques such as, Long-Exposure Pan/Tilt, “Multiple-Exposure Monet” (a technique Charles invented), Multiple-Exposure Rotate & Zoom, Soft-Glow Montage and Composite Montage.  He will also explain how to use a free script in Photoshop to accomplish this same look, if your camera does not have built-in multiple-exposure capability.  You’ll learn how to see in new ways and take your photography to an entirely new, mind-blowing level!

The second half of this workshop will be spent outdoors in and around the campus practicing the techniques covered in Charles’ lecture beforehand.  Charles will demonstrate each technique then offer lots of 1-on-1 hands-on help.  Suggested equipment for this portion of the workshop will be: a camera with multiple-exposure capability (if you have one), a telephoto zoom lens (anywhere from 70 to 300mm range), lens collar (if your telephoto lens already has one built-in), and tripod.  Note: You will benefit from the hands-on portion of this workshop, even if you bring a camera that does not have in-camera multiple-exposure capability.  You can also bring an iPhone and download these two apps: Average Cam Pro by Dominik Seibold and Slow Shutter Cam by Cogitap Software.

Recomended Equipment:

  • Pen and paper for notetaking
  • CBring a camera with a medium focal-length telephoto zoom lens mounted (preferably a lens with a “collar” that can be loosened)

  • Tripod

  • Charles’ lens of choice for these Impressionistic techniques is the Nikon 70-200mm VR II lens, but you certainly don’t need to bring that particular lens.  Something in that focal-length zoom range would be best…..and it does need to be a zoom lens, and not a fixed focal-length lens.

  • Your camera manual.

This session will be held in Sugden Hall, Room 208 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm on Friday March 6, 2020.

$89 per person