SA201 Paris by Night: A Festival of Magic and Colors (CANCELLED)

  • 20 Apr 2017
  • 8:00 PM
  • 21 Apr 2017
  • 12:00 AM
  • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
  • 6


Thursday, 20 April 2017

8:00pm - 12:00am

Cost: €60

Night photography is a challenging and sometimes difficult adventure, but the rewards are astounding when you know some special techniques.

This advanced photography course will help you master low light and night photography. It also will teach you techniques of light painting, where a rich depth of color is created with reflections on water, enhanced by a black background.

You will learn how to capture the magic of the night, how to work under low light conditions, how to capture twilight moments and how to have fun with light painting!  

Technical information will be presented just before dark, and the class will then use the new techniques. Reviews and suggestions finish the course.

Course requirements

  • Participants should bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and they should know how to set manual mode.  

  • Participants are encouraged to bring a tripod and any kind of pocket light (LED, etc) to use during light-painting exercises.

Course suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Beginners are also welcome if they already have a knowledge of exposure in manual mode.

About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? You may be able to join some events as a nonmember for a small fee which includes a 3-month membership. Please send an email to if you have questions. We look forward to talking with you.