Learn techniques for capturing the contrasts of light and shadow, color and movement in the darkening streets, lighted skyline and waterside parks of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
DUMBO at Dusk: A Low-light Twilight Photography Workshop
Featuring: Lynn Saville
Sunday, September 16 | 5PM – 9PM
Photoville Workshop Area
All workshops are FREE but require a $10 refundable deposit to reserve a space.
Please register here.
In partnership with the International Center of Photography (ICP), and taught by award-winning and internationally exhibited photographer Lynn Saville, this four hour photography workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of taking photographs at twilight. Learn techniques for capturing the contrasts of light and shadow, color and movement in the darkening streets, lighted skyline and waterside parks of Brooklyn Bridge Park. We will discuss specific techniques for observing the urban scene, for focusing and exposing to create beautiful photographs in the shifting light of twilight.
This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for an introduction and slideshow session in the Photoville Workshop Area before heading out for a live, guided shooting session in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The workshop also includes an optional wrap-up session and casual group critique, where students can share work and ideas, and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.
Photo by Lynn Saville, courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery
Lynn Saville is a photographer known for her nocturnal urban landscapes. She earned a B.A. from Duke University and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Her work is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, has been widely exhibited internationally, and is represented by museums, corporations, and individuals. Saville’s archives were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Her photographs are on view in a solo public art show, “Grand Central Revealed,” in Grand Central Terminal’s concourse level. Her recent retrospective exhibit, which inaugurated the new photography gallery at Pratt Institute, received high praise in The New Yorker, “There’s a long, rich history of New York photographers working at night, from Berenice Abbott to Joel Meyerowitz. Saville joins their ranks with these pictures …” Saville has published three monographs: “Acquainted with the Night” (Rizzoli, 1997); “Night/Shift” (Monacelli/Random House, 2009), with an introduction by Arthur C. Danto; and “Dark City: Urban America at Night” (Damiani, 2015), with an introduction by Geoff Dyer.