Discovering the Poetry in Nighttime Photography
© Stefan Frank

Discovering the Poetry in Nighttime Photography

Dates: Wednesdays, Sep 7–Oct 19, 2022
Time: 2–4pm (ET)
Sessions: 6 (No class on Oct 5)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $380
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Nighttime can be magical — cityscapes buzz with electricity, and in nature, trees and meadows are glazed with moonlight. The scarcity of light creates its own particular drama. Taking pictures at night opens up exciting new ways of exploring our surroundings: the streets of our neighborhood, landscapes, and cityscapes, or simply the light in our own home. Through weekly exercises we'll explore seeing and composing in low light to capture the eery and poetic mood it offers. Technical details like long exposure and low-light camera settings, working with a tripod, and dealing in post with digital grain and noise reduction will be covered. An essential part of this class will be to discuss and analyze artistic and technical approaches by other photographers who have worked extensively in low light. As W. Eugene Smith said: “Available light is any damn light that is available.”


This class was really exceptional — Stefan was extremely well-prepared, very thorough and taught with great enthusiasm and care on a university level; great assignments and class critique plus post-class emails. This was on a new level of online learning.
—Lisa (New York City)
This course was excellent, and I would/will recommend it to friends…. What I've liked about all of the three classes I've taken through StrudelmediaLive is that they are well-structured and organized. Stefan was exceptionally well-prepared for each session — it was all about teaching the material and he made an enormous amount of material available to the class.
—Barbara (New York City)

Stefan Frank
Stefan Frank

Stefan Frank is a photographer living in Heidelberg, Germany. After completing degrees in philosophy and mathematics, he studied photography at Ostkreuzschule in Berlin, and at Atelier Smedsby in Paris. His work has been exhibited throughout Germany, and he has created a variety of different photography series on extensive travels across Asia. In his current project “Deutschlandreise,” he focuses on Germany’s complicated history, his own family, and memories.

Stefan teaches the poetics of space, nighttime photography, and much more — including presenting The Photobook Show — for StrudelmediaLive.