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Exploring the Nocturnal Landscape with Peter Bennett (Hybrid – Six sessions)

  • Thursday
    November 30, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday
    December 4, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday
    December 7, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday
    December 11, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday
    December 14, 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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© Photo by Peter Bennett


Hybrid Learning Class

When the sun sets and the street lights slowly start to glow, a whole world of light, shadow, color and mystery awakens. When others pack up their gear and go home, the more adventurous know this a time to explore, to seek images that are not so evident, not so visible, but there to be captured and made into beautiful and dramatic photographs.

Critical to successful night shooting is training the eye to see in an environment it is not used to photographing in, and learning what conditions will make for a successful photo and what will not. Utilizing tools and techniques such as long time exposures, balancing ambient light with artificial light sources, working with low and high ISOs and bracketing will be covered as well as post production techniques to bring your images to their full potential.

This is a six-session workshop that is designed to help students get started exploring and photographing this extraordinary nocturnal landscape. Two Monday night sessions will provide hands-on shooting practice in different Los Angeles locations. This will be a time to explore, experiment and push the limits of the students’ work. Four classroom sessions will be for discussing the tools and equipment we will be utilizing, as well as reviewing work taken during the shoots. Critique and breaking down the components of students’ images and will be a big part of the class and an opportunity to learn from each other.


Peter Bennett was born in Queens, New York, and growing up in Greenwich Village, Peter Bennett picked up his first camera and took his first darkroom class at the age of twelve. Peter has spent his career primarily as an editorial photographer, in recent years focusing his camera on a variety of environmental subjects and stories. He has been photographing the Los Angeles River since 2008 which can be seen in his latest book: The Los Angeles River – Photographs by Peter Bennett, published in late 2021. Peter has also been documenting local wetlands since 2018, as well as covering environmental justice stories in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. From 1998-2014 he owned and ran his own photo agency, Ambient Images, which specialized in travel images of New York and California. Peter’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine. He has worked with a number of organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Friends of the LA River. His prints hang in the California State Capitol, California Science Center’s permanent Ecosystem exhibit, and many other museums, private institutions, and collector’s homes.


  • Six Sessions
  • Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, Nov 27 – Dec 14, 6-9 pm PST (Dec 4 and Dec 11 sessions In-Person; others via Zoom)
  • Enrollment Limit: 15 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. A tripod and cable release are required for this class.
  • Tuition: $525  (Become a Member today and received up to 20% off!)
  • Location: Online & In-person. Locations TBA in class.

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