This is a collective of people who share their 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 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 11 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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  • New Photo Comment
    Jurgen M L. Jurgen M L. commented on a photo
    1h ago

    "I was trying to shoot everything at ISO 800 to force myself to find ways to steady myself or compromise on the exposure, strayed from that only a couple times."

  • New Photo Comment
    Gordon S. Gordon S. commented on a photo
    4h ago

    "Thanks. Are you going Saturday night?"

  • New Photo Comment
    Derrick M. Derrick M. commented on a photo
    4h ago

    "My ISO ranged from 640 to 3200. This shot was 1600."

  • New Photo Comment
    Elizabeth R. Elizabeth R. commented on a photo
    6h ago

    "I really like this, and the next one too. The figure adds a lot of interest in this scene. You're good at photographing people. I don't try much to include people, but I'm thinking maybe I will."

  • New Photo Comment
    Elizabeth R. Elizabeth R. commented on a photo
    6h ago


  • New Photo Comment
    Gordon S. Gordon S. commented on a photo
    6h ago

    "I didn't get to go, so these photos are really fun to look at. What ISO range were you typically working in ?"

  • New comment
    Sally C.

    "I'm looking at getting a room for the night in NH as I was planning on doing some cross country skiing during the day up there. Is anyone else thinking of staying up there as we will be finishing pretty late?"

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  • New Photo Comment
    Sally C. Sally C. commented on a photo
    10h ago

    "I was walking around the Peace Garden at Hanover and Prince and a monk invited me inside the church. Pushing boundaries by going inside!"

  • New Photo Comment
    Jim P. Jim P. commented on a photo
    12h ago

    "Nice reflections."

  • New Photo Comment
    Jim P. Jim P. commented on a photo
    12h ago

    "A great contrast between the fine art on the ceiling and the chipping paint on the column. Well seen and composed. Where did you find it?"


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