Documentary Night Photography


Unlock your power to see in the dark in this hands-on field course. Topics of discussion include the history of the genre, composition, theory, long exposures, gear, and safety. Each class includes two hours of work on the street.

This course is suitable for all levels of experience and all types of gear—cell phones, DSLRs, compact mirrorless, and film cameras. A tripod is recommended. (18 hours/All Levels)

Emmy and Cannes Lions award-winning producer Hal Goodtree has worked for the NFL, the New York Times, and with screen luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Cindy Crawford, and legendary documentarian Albert Maysles. His latest project, a documentary about American Tobacco, earned a #1 rating in prime time when it was broadcast on WRAL in December 2014. His work has been awarded an Emmy, a Cannes Lion, and most recently, Best Short Documentary at the 2015 Longleaf Film Festival.

Additional Information:
Class will meet at the Center for Documentary Studies at 6 p.m. for lecture and discussion, and will travel to a location in Durham at 7 p.m. The last class is a retrospective.


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