Night Photography: San Francisco and Marin Headlands

Night Photography Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Photos © Liz Caroli

Join Hendrik Paul for a night photography workshop, shooting in both San Francisco and Marin Headlands!

This four-session, hands-on night photography workshop includes on-location shooting sessions at some of Hendrik’s favorite night locations: the dazzling lights of  San Francisco and the natural beauty of the Marin Headlands! Whether you are an experienced night photographer, or if you have never ventured out into the dark with your camera and tripod, this class will resonate with you—and have you out at night with your camera on a regular basis!

The class will look at the important aspects of photographing successfully at night, which are different than daytime shooting, including composition, long exposures, camera settings, tripods, and filters.

Technical considerations in this class will include shutter speed, aperture settings, ISO, and other key settings for creating successful night photography images. As one of Hendrik’s students said: “Experiment. Don’t be afraid to take several shots with different exposures. I never thought I’d have my shutter open for 5+ minutes and have a great photo!”

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Class Schedule:

Wednesday, June 6, 7–9PM: Meet at The Image Flow, to critique night photography images, talk about techniques, and review gear.

Saturday, June 9 and June 16, 6PM, shoots: Meet at The Image Flow. One night, Hendrik will take you to his favorite new spots in the Marin Headlands, and the other night to  San Francisco. Exact details and times will be discussed in the first class.

Wednesday, June 20, 7–9PM: Meet at The Image Flow for a final meeting and critique where each student will share five images. The group will discuss post-production and technique, all the while gaining valuable information from the class critique that you will be able to apply to your own night photography in the future.

“Hendrik goes out of his way to meet individual needs. He will always answer your questions in a thoughtful, supportive, motivating way. Whether in the classroom or in the field, Hendrik makes it a point to touch base with you, help and inspire you.”

— Liz H.

Price: $350.00

Please review our Registration Terms & Conditions

Call 415-388-3569 for more information or to register.

Four sessions (2 in-class, 2 in-field):  
June 6, 9, 16, 20

Who should take this workshop: 

Anyone interested in expanding their cityscape, landscape, and long exposure photography skills.

Pertinent details:

  • Maximum eight (8) students
  • Students must be able to hike atleast a mile to some locations

Required equipment:

  • Digital or film camera
  • Tripod
  • Cable release

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Instructor Bio: Hendrik Paul is a black and white photographer based in Mill Valley, CA. He processes each roll of film by hand and prints in the traditional silver gelatin format. His meticulous hand-crafting is an integral part of his work; these techniques help capture nature’s tranquil and meditative qualities.

Hendrik completed his BA at Providence College and his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. He was a 2009 Fulbright finalist and nominated for the 2012 SECA art award with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Past exhibitions include Meditative Landscapes at San Francisco International Airport, Depth of Perception at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and Landscape Other at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco. His work is included in the permanent collections of Providence College and the San Francisco Public Utility Commission.

Learn more about Hendrik on our blog, on his website, or in this Marin Independent Journal article.