SS16X: A Sightwalk in Paris: Night Photography and Light Painting

  • 30 Sep 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • TBC 24h before the event (nearest metro: Chatelet)
  • 6


  • WICE Members & Their Guests
    September 16, 2021

Registration is closed

Night photography is a challenging adventure, and the rewards are astounding when you know some special techniques.
This photography course will help you master low light and night photography. It also will teach you techniques of light painting, while exploring Paris by night.

You will learn how to capture the magic of the night in the city, how to work under low light conditions, how to capture twilight moments and how to have fun with light painting!  The class will start with a brief in a café, where we will have the photography lesson of the night. After the brief, we will go out to explore the area while we will practice though photography assignments, guided by the tutor. He will answer all your questions and will be available for you all the time.

A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analyse your images.

Students can expect to:

  • Learn about composition and exposure
  • Learn about night photography techniques
  • Learn light-painting techniques
  • Get familiar with their camera
  • Get hands-on experience through practical assignments
  • Participate in a friendly critique of their work

Suitable for all levels

  • Participants should bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a tripod and any kind of pocket light (LED, etc) to use during light-painting exercises.

Location: Location will be communicated 24 hours before the date of the class.

About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art.  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 is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world. You can check out his Instagram account and blog website here.

Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellán

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.