Night Photography at the Pagoda

Want to learn to shoot night photography? What better place to begin than with the symbol of Reading, the Pagoda on top of Mount Penn. We will look at several locations and see how the image and the mood change as the natural light fades and the LED lighting on the Pagoda becomes more prominent within the image. We will also add a little bit of painting with light to fill some gaps. A tripod is required and a remote shutter release is helpful but not necessary. Instruction will be provided.

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  • Tom D.

    A great evening. Thanks to all.

    May 10

  • Brenda O.

    Great time at the pagoda tonight! I an getting a plug-in failure so I can't post my photos :-( I will try from my phone tomorrow.
    And I got Robb on the right road to go home! Thanks for the tea Robb!

    May 9

    • Robb F.

      oh Brenda ! again I thank you for guiding me down from the mountain ! Instructions were great, helpful, as this is not my usual neck of the woods !

      May 10

    • Brenda O.

      Glad to hear you made it home ok!

      May 10

  • Robb F.

    great learning and fun photography event - hope it's repeated !

    May 10

  • Joel S.

    Right now, things are looking nice out and improving. There is a 30% chance for storms but lets see if we can get this in tonight. If anyone cannot make it, let me know and I'll see if we can get another night going as well. See you all tonight!

    May 9

  • Joel S.

    I am keeping an eye on the weather and will decide by about 3PM whether to postpone this or not and will send a message to all who are registered. Stay tuned.

    May 9

  • Robb F.

    Joel: I will pay in person if this is ok. My Paypal account is tied up right with items I'm selling so this way would be easier and less confusing. Let me know if it's ok with you, though.

    May 9

  • Robb F.

    thanks Joel: I didn't think we needed special filters for this night shot but I thought I better ask just to be sure.

    May 7

  • Robb F.

    Joel: will we be needing any certain filters ?

    May 7

    • Joel S.

      I normally don't usually use any filters when shooting at night. If you have and want to try an effects filter, by all means do otherwise, none are needed.

      May 7

  • Rita C.

    aha ,I am always on the waiting list. My busy April is nearly over. I should start my photography life again

    April 28

    • Joel S.

      I am sorry. I am sure I will be doing this one again maybe a couple of weeks after this one so we'll make sure you get up there sometime!

      1 · April 29

    • Robb F.

      Joel: you are the most positive & GIVING photographer I've met. Let it be said not all workshops are created equal - you can't just be good with the camera, you have to be GOOD with people and that is why you are the best IMHO. I know how Rita feels.

      April 29

  • Robb F.

    oh please pray to the gods of Photography I make it this time. It seems like everything conspires against ol' Robb when he wants to make photos. As we speak my car is AGAIN at Triple A being repaired !

    April 24

    • Joel S.

      We've been missing you too Robb! Good luck with the car issues.

      1 · April 29

    • Robb F.

      Joel: car is running fine now - no overheating, new water pump. I am REALLY looking forward to Pagoda night with your group. I can pay via Paypal, right ?

      April 29

  • Tom D.

    For me all is dependent on being able to find the place. For now and forever I have been able to navigate myself to only one location in Berks County - the BPS building. Don't hesitate to start without me whilst I wander around.

    April 28

    • Joel S.

      Tom, if you have GPS, the coordinates are: 40.33665, -75.90547. Otherwise, from the Allentown area take 222 South (of course) to route 73. Turn left onto 73 and go to the second traffic light (at Breezy Corners), turn right onto route 12 toward the city. Just as the road widens, take the Spring Valley Road exit. Turn left at the stop sign onto Pricetown Road. Go just under a half mile, through the curve and turn left onto McKnights Gap. Go up the steep, curving hill (slow). At the stop sign at the top, go kind of straight and a mild left. Less than a half block later turn right onto Skyline Drive (easy to miss, go slow, look carefully). Follow that along the top of the mountain to the Pagoda.

      April 29

  • Harold G.

    Looking forward to shooting this

    1 · April 28

  • James R.

    Looking forward to this, shooting the Pagoda has been one of those things I have always wanted to do.

    1 · April 25

  • Konstance

    I will be in Tennessee. Have fun!

    April 24

    • Joel S.

      We'll miss you but have a great time in Tennessee, there will be lots of good stuff to photograph there in May too.

      April 25

  • Steve

    Looking forward to this after seeing Joel's photos of the Pagoda at the camera club

    1 · April 24

    • Joel S.

      Thank you! The sky is what makes or breaks the photos so hope for a moody sky.

      April 25

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