It's been several months since my hectic work schedule has allowed me the chance to attend a free night photo session with Illuminate Workshops. The shoot is a great way to connect with other photographers and experience Denver at night. It's a good way to be introduced to the talented staff of Illuminate Workshops because several of the instructors are regular night shoot attendees, including executive director Efrain Cruz and Photoshop guru Armando Martinez. Here are some examples of a my favorite shots I took while out with my buddies in downtown Denver last year. Plus, come on....you know you can't beat FREE!
Here are the details for the event Saturday, May 9, 2009
RSVP: If you have RSVP'd you're confirmed for tomorrow. If you have not yet called/emailed, please let us know to expect you.
Weather: 54°, 40% chance of precipitation.
Time: 8:00 pm.
Location: Illuminate Workshops/Mark Hayes Studio, 23 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO - click here for directions
Parking: you can park in the church lot just 1/4 block north of Ellsworth/Lincoln, (left lane).
Moon Phase: Moon will be one-day past Full.
We will meet in the church parking lot.
From the lot, we will walk and shoot through the alley between Lincoln and Broadway, traveling 2-blocks south to Maple Ave. I thought that this could be a good opportunity/location to play with creative flash and portraiture.
We'll cross over to Broadway and walk north getting photos of neon signs along the way, up to the Mayan Theater.
End time: 11:00-ish, depending on the group's energy level.
Notice: Not everyone will make it for the duration, in fact, depending on group-exhaustion, we may end earlier. Please note that some will become tired earlier. If you would like to end the night early, please find someone with whom you walk back to the car. Additionally, please let me know if you leave early. This helps us keep track of everyone.
Due to the nature of this outing and the number of adults attending, Illuminate Workshops cannot be responsible for your safety.
During the evening we may have to keep in touch with one another, please keep my cell phone number on-hand in the event that you may need directions or get separated. Efrain Cruz (720) 324-0111.
If you haven't already, please submit your cell phone number.
What to Expect:
Our night shooting event is an opportunity for photographers to get together, meet and share in their passion. This is a community event, where anyone can be comfortable no matter what their level of experience. If you have no experience in night photography all you need is a camera, tripod, a self timer (or other shutter release for your camera), Instructors will be available for basic instruction.
Samples from previous night outings and night photography in general: http://bit.ly/h9rlb
We are all looking forward a great evening. Feel free to email with any questions.
P.O. Box 6023
Denver, CO 80206