Night Photography Class

Night photography using Painting with Light technique

Night photography using Painting with Light technique

Join former Professional Photographers of Canada’s Photographic artist of the Year for Alberta, Darlene Hildebrandt for a Night Photography Class.  This course will teach you to make compelling images during the time of day most people don’t try to photograph: night time.

Darlene will teach you about the equipment required along with the different technical considerations that are necessary when photographing at night. The class also includes a field trip that will provide you with hands-on experience under Darlene’s watchful eye to capture interesting images at night.

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Your Instructor for the Travel Photography Class

Darlene Hildebrandt | BSOP InstructorYour instructor will be Darlene Hildebrandt.

Darlene brings more than 24 years experience as a professional photographer to Burwell School of Photography. She is a graduate of the Nait Photography program and was a highly honoured and awarded member of the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) for 18 years, winning Photographic Artist of the Year in Alberta in 2006. She has worked professionally in the areas of commercial photography (product photography, food photography, editorial portraits, and event coverage); portrait and wedding photography (running her own studio for 11 years); and most recently travel and fine art photography.

Darlene is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Nicaragua, Cuba, 6 months in the US on an extended RV trip and many more.

Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. She leads groups on photo travel tours to places such as Cuba, Morocco, Nicaragua, Vietnam and Cambodia and India. Her goal is to bring her passion to photographer to others, and help new photographers improve their images and have fun.

Darlene currently teaches the courses Available Light Photography, Street Photography as well as our Travel Photography class here at our school.

An antique firetruck sits in the dark lit with a painting with light technique

Night photography example of an antique firetruck lit using a painting with Light technique

What You Will Learn During our Night Photography Class

  • how to photograph at night using long exposures
  • what equipment you need for night photography
  • the technique of painting with light
  • using alternative sources of light to your advantage
  • using a small flash(es)
  • do’s and don’ts
  • look at sample images using all these techniques
  • what problems you might encounter and how to solve them
  • a field trip to give you hands-on experience with Night Photography
A cat on a chair is photographed in the dark with special lighting

Night photography techniques used for a kitty cat portrait

What to Expect

  • 8 hours of classroom instruction
  • 3 hour night photography field trip
  • Weekend classes include a hot lunch or dinner
  • Certificate of completion
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants
Canada Day Firweworks in Edmonton

Canada Day Firweworks in Edmonton

Prerequisites for our Night Photography Class

Equipment Required for our Night Photography Class

  • Camera which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings
  • A tripod capable of supporting the weight of your camera equipment for extended periods of time
  • A cable release or wireless shutter release
Odell Station on Route 66

Odell Station on Route 66

Class Location


  • $275 Canadian Dollars (plus tax).
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More Information

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For additional information, please contact us at:
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Phone 780-669-1261

Please read above and if the class you are interested in sold out, please click here to add your name to the wait list