Blackhawk Plaza Photo Walk

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Camera West photo walk at Blackhawk Plaza near Danville. We actually held two photo walks since the first one filled up quickly.

Blackhawk Plaza is a shopping center so you would think that the photo opportunities would be quite limited, but not so at this complex. Located in the interior courtyard is a series of small waterfalls, not so shy ducks, and whimsical sculptures.

We met at dusk, set up our tripods and learned how to get that silky smooth look to moving water. As night fell, we then concentrated on shooting the beautiful reflections of multi-colored lights shimmering off the water.

We had a good, enthusiastic group each night and I thank everyone for joining me on this shoot.

On our next photo walk, we will shoot a bicycle race in San Rafael. Sign up while you have a chance as this one is almost filled. Details here.

June Photo Walk : Night Photography at Blackhawk Plaza

Join Michael on this photo walk to Blackhawk Plaza, the East Bay’s premier shopping and dining destination…and also a great shooting location. This plaza features an aquatic landscaped courtyard full of reflecting pools, waterfalls and whimsical sculptures, making it a fun photographer’s playground which will certainly challenge your creativity.

We will start at dusk and learn how to make waterfalls and moving water look silky smooth. You will learn how shutter speed, aperture and ISO are all related and how to use all three effectively to improve your photos. Once it gets dark, we will continue to shoot under the lights of the courtyard, shooting long exposures with cameras on tripods. This photo walk is tailor made for the novice shooter – although photographers of all abilities are invited to attend.

This photo walk will be limited to no more than 12 photographers so be sure to sign up early before it fills.

Thursday, June 27 & Tuesday July 2

7:30 PM

Cost : $25.00

Please note that this photo walk has filled. Please contact Michael to be put on the wait list.

Call or email Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek for more info or to sign up.