USLHS is pleased to announce a special event on May 22, 2017 with professional photographer Pete Lerro (www.lerroproductions.com).
Lighthouses were made to illuminate the night sky so why not photograph them in their natural environment? Peter Lerro has been photographing lighthouses at night for over 15 years. He will teach participants how to take great lighthouse pictures at night by utilizing the light from the moon and stars as well as use a mix of fill flash. Participants will also learn how to photograph lighthouses with the milky way and star trails.
Pete Lerro III is a college graduate of Temple University in Pennsylvania where he studied video audio and photography. Lerro is currently a full-time professional photographer and owner at Lerro Productions. When Lerro is not on assignment, he organizes photo shoot tours, workshops across the country and more. His photography expertise includes family, portraits, commercials, products, landscapes, wedding and sports. Throughout his career he has shot for many major establishments including the Department of Homeland Security, NFL, NBA, NHL, USA Gymnastics, IRL and Spartan Race.
May 22 Schedule:
7:00pm: The group will meet at The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, NC, which is a short distance from the lighthouse, and enjoy an introduction to night time photography with Pete.
7:30pm – 9:00pm: Sunset through Dusk. Photos of the lighthouse, keepers home and lighthouse keeper in uniform with his/her trusty lantern setting up for the evening. Learn to balance between ambient light, camera and independent strobe flash.
9:30pm – 11:00pm: Night Session. Same scenario as Sunset through Dusk, learning to balance in moon light for added effect.
2:00am – 3:30am: Milky Way. Photograph the tallest light in the US, balancing night lighting and time exposures with the brilliance of the Milky Way in the background!
Photographers registering will need their own transportation and a camera (DSLR style – digital single lens reflex), cable release and tripod. Also, you’ll need a flashlight with a red lens if possible (headlamps are ideal for hands free operation of equipment.)
Photography workshop is $150 per person. Call today to reserve at 415-362-7255 or email Nancy@uslhs.org.