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Photo-walk: Night Photography

At night, the city is painted with a seemingly random assortment of lights, transforming it into a sea of new and exciting photographic opportunities. The city lights cast unique shadows and influence the color and mood of the streets, alleys, buildings, and structures. This “change of scenery,” coupled with the low-light will encourage you to slow down and think more about what you are photographing and ultimately result in the creation of better images!


5:30 - 6:25 *OPTIONAL* coffee/dinner/social time at the North Market with Ua and other members. If you are planning on joining us, please let me know in the comments below.

Note: You are allowed to take photographs in the market as long as you are respectful of the patrons and vendors. Tripods are not permitted inside the market during this time of day because of the amount of foot traffic. 

6:30 - 8:30 We'll walk from the North Market to N. High St., from there we'll head South on N. High St. towards the Columbus Commons.


The market has a parking lot or you can find street parking all around the market. I would suggest using the parking lot so you don't have to worry about your meter running out of time. 


Rain or shine - we are going to make photographs!

Tips for success:

• Bring a tripod and use it

• Use remote trigger or set your camera to 10sec timer

• Use mirror lockup feature on camera 

• Remove your UV filter 

• Dress in layers, wear gloves and a hat

• Come with ideas

Creative Idea:

Reflections give you the opportunity to juxtapose different subject matter in one photograph. Look for reflections in highly reflective surfaces like puddles and glass as you are exploring the city at night. 

I'm looking forward to going out and taking photographs with you! Please let me know if you have any questions.


Note: This is not an instructional photo-walk. Our goal is to make photographs together, not to teach photography. Questions are fine and learning from one another is important, lets just make sure we direct our focus on making images. 

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  • Brad

    I don't really have much experience with cityscapes at night but it was fun trying to make a picture. I uploaded a few anyhow. It'd be fun again sometime when it's not so cold.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Ed Z.

    Good to meet everyone...looking forward to seeing images from tonight...

    January 15, 2014

  • Brad

    Loved it although I just about froze part of the time and ended up losing the group. It was nice meeting you all...hope to see you again!

    January 15, 2014

    • Randy R.

      Good to meet you Brad. I'm sure we'll hook up again soon and have more time to talk instead of shiver. ;)

      January 15, 2014

  • Randy R.

    Wow... where the heck did that wind come from?? Was great to meet some new folks, albeit briefly before the group fragmented somewhere on High St. Really enjoyed taking in the city from street level and scouting out some fantastic buildings.... some new, some old. Thanks Ua!

    January 15, 2014

  • Brenda E P.

    Had a blast

    January 15, 2014

  • Randy R.

    I've never been to The Market. Is the parking lot fairly big? Would love to get a spot there vs. street parking. Not sure how crowded it is on a Weekday evening.

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • Ua C.

      The parking lot is plenty big! I've never seen it full, even on a weekend day.

      January 15, 2014

  • Brad

    I'm gonna try to be there by 6:00 so I can get to know some of you a little bit. I'm new and I've only met UA and Gary so far.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Ua C.

    Hey Everyone! If you are not familiar with the Market, there is seating on the second floor. If you are planning on joining us for dinner/coffee/dessert before the photo-walk, just get your food/drinks and come find me upstairs. Also, be sure to save my number just in case you need to contact me. (614)[masked]

    January 14, 2014

  • Glenda

    I plan to be there around 5:30.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Randy R.

    Best I can do is maybe meet up with the group when I get off work at 7 PM... I'll txt ya Ua if I'm headed down.

    1 · January 7, 2014

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