Night Light: Shooting Star Trails, the Milky Way & Ghosts

August 6 - August 10, 2021

Night Light: Shooting Star Trails, the Milky Way & Ghosts


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $70

Join this workshop during the moonless nights of the New Moon for a pitch-black chance to photograph the sublime side of night. We will paint (with light) historic buildings, capture the spin of the earth via star trails, render the dance of fireflies, and crystallize the Milky Way on our sensors. Classes start in the afternoon in the digital lab for new techniques, processing imagery, printing, and inspirational photos. After dinner, we head into the moonless night to discover hidden worlds.

Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Rick Wright

Rick Wright is an architectural and fine art photographer with his studio in Philadelphia, PA. He practices and teaches photography as a malleable medium. Though initially trained as a painter at Princeton and Columbia Universities (BA and MFA), he later studied at ICP in NY with John Loengard, Susan Meiselas, Danny Lyon, and Nan Goldin. His photographic life is a blend of personal work (silver-based photography), commercial work (architecture), and dedicated instruction (visualization & darkroom art). In 2019, Rick’s fine art work received critical acclaim and attention. He was published in Lenswork magazine, Float magazine, and BETA Magazine. He just took down his first solo museum show at the Griffin Museum in Boston, MA. Rick is collected in several permanent collections locally and nationally. Wright has kept a studio in Philadelphia for the past 13 years and teaches photography at various venues including: Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia Photo Arts, and The Halide Project.

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