The last week in September (28 September – 1 October) I attended a Fall Photography Excursion/Workshop lead by David Hamilton. This workshop was help in Ithaca, New York. Even though the leaves haven’t reached their peaked with the changes it was still a beautiful place to photograph.


Ithaca is a college town: Ithaca College and Cornell University. After dinner we decided to walk around Ithaca Commons. Ithaca Commons is a walk only area filled with restaurants, shops, etc. It’s a really neat place and it seems a lot of towns these days have something like this in their town/cities.

I enjoy the challenges of photography at night. I have to work with what I have when it comes to light unless I decide to use flash and who wants to do that? For me I’m learning. I’m learning more about the ISO, shutter, aperture, compensation dial, and as always composition. Now I could shoot everything in black and white but I decided not too. To me shooting in black and white makes it easier when it comes to processing my images. Shooting in color gives me more challenges with the white balance (do I want to change my white balance to make it warmer or cooler) or shoot in RAW and make all the adjustments in processing. There’s no right or wrong but you have good choices. And again I’m constantly learning my camera. I must say with the digital cameras getting better each day high ISO are awesome! Fast lenses helps out also.

Below are some of my images from our night street photography. I tried to take advantage of the light that was given to me: I didn’t work against the light; I used the light. Window or street lighting – take advantage.

Camera gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Fujinon 27mm f/2.8 prime lens.