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Nighttime Photography Challenge – Week 47

Where has the year gone! We are now on Week 47 of the 52- Week Photography Project. Nighttime photography practice and experimentation.

WEEK 47 of the 52-week photography project.
NIGHTTIME AND LOW-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

A lark in the dark is a good way to get to know your camera and take advantage of the available light (the lack of it) to get some different images. Most modern digital cameras handle low-light situations very well. Auto modes built into cameras will raise the ISO to allow them to ‘see’ almost in the dark. They will open the aperture wider to let more of the available light in. The downside to these modes is often the increase in ‘noise’; the speckles that appear in your images that usually look fine on screen, but are more distracting when printing your photos.
Add a tripod to the mix, stabilise your camera, and then you can manually lower the ISO, close the aperture, and use slower shutter speeds to get lovely low-light and nighttime shots. Closing the aperture down to f13 and smaller lets your camera capture ‘starburst’ effects from lamp light and other sources. Achieving this is often an exciting milestone in discovering nighttime photography! Using slower shutter speeds lets you capture trails from moving light sources, again quite often a milestone achievement.
Your practical challenge this week is to experiment with photography at night. This is a great photography club activity. Use your camera’s in-built features and auto and semi-auto settings and judge the results. Then switch to manual and tweak the settings to get the results that you want.

Some milestone moments in a photographer’s nighttime journey!


REMINDER: There is no meeting on Wednesday 23 November. The next meeting is Wednesday 30 November in the smaller bar at Haven Arms, 7pm.

Hull City Centre Night Time Shoot – Mon 28 October 2019

Hull City Centre – Night Photography – Monday 28 October 2019. Meet at the Hull Interchange (where the city volunteers hub is) at 6.30pm.

Following a night time shoot in Hull City Centre last week organised at short notice we had a few people who would have liked to attend but couldn’t. So we have arranged another.

Hull City Centre – Night Photography – Monday 28 October 2019. Meet at the Hull Interchange (where the city volunteers hub is) at 6.30pm. All Welcome.

Suggested activities for the night include getting some light trails at the bus station, then making our way across to old town, Trinity Square, perhaps the Pier and The Deep and then Queen’s Gardens and back to Station. Aiming at being back at the Interchange for 9pm’ish. The weather forecast for the evening is 10° with good visibility and little chance of rain, but the event is dependent on weather permitting.

Arriving late and want to find out where we are? Ring Ray on 07815 292 120.

Remember our events are free for anyone interested in photography to come along. They provide great opportunities to learn about photography techniques, methods and camera settings. If you’re more experienced, your knowledge, advice and tips are always welcome and sought by others!

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Cottingham Christmas Lights – Hedon Viewfinders photo walk

For our last outing of the year Hedon Viewfinders will be visiting Cottingham to see and photograph the much lauded Christmas Lights. Meet 5pm outside the Duke of Cumberland. The photo walk will be followed by Christmas drinks at the Cottingham micropub, The Hugh Fitz Baldric in Hallgate.

For our last outing of the year Hedon Viewfinders will be visiting Cottingham to see and photograph the much-lauded Christmas Lights. We’ll be meeting early at 5pm on Thursday 13 December 2018 outside the Duke of Cumberland public house on Market Green, Cottingham.

Following the photo walkabout – and being Christmas! – we will be visiting the Cottingham micropub, The Hugh Fitz Baldric in Hallgate, for festive drinks and no doubt lots of photography banter!

This is our last club event of 2018 – we hope to see many of you there (weather permitting), but if not, have a merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Our first meeting of 2019 is in the Haven Arms, Havenside, Hedon on Wednesday 9 January at 7pm.

Photo: With thanks to Peter Marshall.

Hedon Viewfinders will interest photographers of all levels; regardless of ability, whatever image making device kit or equipment you own. Novices particularly encouraged. Hedon’s free, fun and friendly photography group.

Hull City Centre – Night photography.

HEDON Viewfinders is visiting Hull City Centre to photograph the Christmas Lights and the town lit up in the night. Monday 26 November 2018 at 7pm.

Hedon Viewfinders visit to Hull City Centre at Night.

HEDON Viewfinders is visiting Blue ThursdayHull City Centre to photograph the Christmas Lights and the town lit up in the night.

With a detour to photograph some of Hull’s iconic buildings at night time, this will be an opportunity to practise longer-exposure photography (bring your tripods) and possibly learn some new techniques to get those perfect exposures.

Meet in front of Hull City Hall at the fountains. Monday 26 November 2018 at 7pm.

ALL WELCOME. Open to all whatever your camera/phone or kit.
Free, fun and friendly photography club!

PS: Don’t forget our next meeting on Wed 28 November at the Haven Arms, Hedon, 7pm with a speaker on Crime Scene Investigations.

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