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This is a collective of people who share a passion for night photography.

This Meetup is about gathering in groups, small or large, to capture the night and share the outcome with each other. Education, respectful and constructive feedback, exhibition of images and socializing during and after our gatherings are all part of our activities.

We will explore old, new, popular and exotic places in the greater Boston area, southern New Hampshire and Maine, Rhode Island, northern Connecticut and central Massachusetts and there are occasional field trips to places such as New York or Maine. Inner city nightscapes will be as much part of our portfolio, as will be dark sky star, astro-landscape and Milky Way shoots or light painting opportunities.

Most events will be free (no special fees beyond membership dues), membership dues will cover Meetup.com costs, minor group expenses and promotional means, invited lectures and trip organization expenses. Some events, such as field trips, may incur further cost, as announced in those meetups. You can sign up for free and attend one meetup to see if this is for you, but you are expected to pay dues if you continue membership. Limited attendance meetups are only for paid members. Note that this is the only continuously active night photography meetup in New England, we average one photo shoot every ~10 days, one meetup every week, and even keep it alive and going throughout the winter. Browse our "past meetups" to see what we have been doing.

Night photography is exciting, presents the world in a truly different light and is serene and calming in many ways. However, it is also very different from daytime shooting, sometimes physically taxing and requires to watch out for yourself and others. The meetups here will always be conducted with adult and mature members, who provide safety through numbers, but you will always be responsible for your own safety.

Before you start browsing around, please take a look at the MORE-POLLS in the menu and let us know your preferences and then please review the DISCUSSIONS, also in the menu, for various resources and some pointers on equipment, safety, attendance and membership rules.

We are looking forward to seizing the night with you!

Jürgen, GBNP Organizer

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What's new

  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    Yesterday

    "One other thing, if you have enough space at the top: straighten the image to correct for the keystoning (the leaning lines because you are pointing down). The light poles should be straight."

  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    Yesterday

    "Thanks for posting this, Steve. I like the vanishing lines and you have something at the end to look for. B&W images are very forgiving for highlights, so I would see how it looks if you include and not cut off that bright light on top...."

  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    Yesterday

    "Thanks Stephen. It looks like there is quite a bit of noise to begin with at ISO 800, but quite a bit of latitude for shadow recovery, too...."

  • New Photo Comment
    Stephen S. Stephen S. commented on a photo
    2 days ago

    "Jurgen, Next time we go out, I'll take a series at -1, -2, and -3 at ISO 200 (lowest my camera can go.) For now, you can download raw files exposed at -1, -2 and -3 but at ISO 800. There is also a jpg of the -3 file with some correction...."

  • New Photos
  • New Photo Comment
    Steve S. Steve S. commented on a photo
    3 days ago

    "Your comments are most appreciated"

  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    3 days ago

    "Nice zoomed shot, but the same comment about the bright light at the edge, which the human eye finds very distracting, it draws too much attention and away from the main composition....­"

  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    3 days ago

    "Nice and smooth. I would have perhaps given it a little more room on the right to not have that bright light be so close to the edge. How did your walkway images come out? Good in B&W?"

  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    3 days ago

    "Find out how much you can pull shadows out with your Olympus camera. Nikons do a marvelous job at it, Canons do not...."

  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    3 days ago

    "Thank you both. With being limited to 30 second exposures, it was a pain in the neck to edit out the 10 airplane trails and the party boat going by... :)"

 

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Founded Sep 20, 2013

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