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Boston Moon-rise photo shoot by the Charles/MIT

Join me @6:00pm in a photo shoot of the moon rising over Beacon Hill at Sunset.

July 2nd is the day before the full moon and the moon will rise at 7:24 -- an hour before Sunset (8:25pm). This is the perfect time to capture a moon rise on the Boston skyline.

It is also "magic hour" on the Charles with beautiful tones and light from the setting Sun. There will be a short technical briefing at 6:30 to remind you of camera settings, subject and lighting tips, and the shooting opportunities as the Sun sets.

Bring a subject. Here's a chance to get some nice photos of your model, significant other, friend, or practice target dujour.

Bring your camera: If you have a DSLR, that's great and you will have lots of opportunities to vary your settings! You will also get some nice shots with a point and shoot.

Other optional equipment:

•Lens(es): a standard 50mm will get you great shots. An 18-70mm or[masked]mm will give you more options (we'll talk about that). If you have a[masked]mm with a DX sensor (less than full frame eg. Nikon D50/60/70/80/300/3100/5100/7000 or the Cannon equivalent - sorry I don't know the Cannon series as well) this will give you an effective focal length of[masked]mm and (after blowup) you can get a nice moon (face-only) picture.

•A built-in flash is good for subjects. If you have a power flash with an off-camera cord, bring it to get some amazing shots of your subject. If you are not shooting a subject, you may want to illuminate the foreground lightly (the boats) or not at all.

•Tripod: great if you've got one, else brace yourself on the railing for the night shots.
(and make sure your camera strap is wrapped around your neck/wrist so you won't lose it.


•6:00 pm Meet and greet
•6:30 Briefing and review of techniques
•7:00pm -7:30pm Boston Skyline at Sunset shoot
•7:30pm -8:25pm Moon-rise over Beacon Hill / Boston skyline shoot
• 8:25pm-8:45pm Sunset afterglow shoot (great for subjects with an off-camera flash)
• 8:45pm-9:15pm Evening shoot, Skyline with reflections. (tripod comes in handy here)

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  • Domenico

    This shoot put a lot of elements together. Everyone was friendly, cooperative, and supportive. My compliments to all of you for applying the lesson and being creative.

    July 6, 2012

  • Sheara

    Domenico was great - welcoming and informative. The night was beautiful - the moon cooperated!

    July 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great opportunity to learn different photo shooting techniques. Thanks to all that provided tips and advice, especially Domenico who organized this great event!

    July 3, 2012

  • Ruchir

    It was nice meeting friendly and energetic fellow photo enthusiasts. As well-known, Domenico is not only knowledgeable, creative and experienced but also loves to share his ideas and guide newbies like me. I am glad I ended up staying late and learnt things from him which now I want to explore in night photography.

    July 3, 2012

  • Frank D.

    Domenico was informative, positive and cheerful. He quickly learned all the names, and was eager to answer any questions after he had finished his explanations and teaching presentation. He gave encouragement to all throughout the evening.

    July 3, 2012

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