Long Exposure of the City Streets

UPDATE: due to the potentially large turn out, Ron and Michael (from MIGS workshops) will be giving quickie tutorial about all things photo-related BEFORE this meetup. Hopefully, this will alleviate some technical issues so we can start the meetup as scheduled. Just show up at 4:45pm and we'll be there.

 

We're going on a walk while shooting long exposures in the city streets at night. We start in the evening at 6 pm from Admiralty and walk and shoot all the way to Causeway Bay. We'll grab some fast food at Wanchai or at Patterson Food Street, Causeway Bay. This depends on how long we shoot at each location or when it's dinner time.

 

Long Exposure is becoming very popular with digital cameras. It's a fascinating part of photography, making your everyday scenes look spectacular and seeing the passage of time. Long trailing lights from cars and buses on the streets. People walking past will disappear from your photos with long exposure. Here are some examples.

 

What you need:

1. A DSLR camera or one that can be set to manual control for: aperture, ISO, shutter speed. Charge your camera batteries. Long exposures keeps the camera on for a longer time.

2. A tripod.

Here's a video tutorial.

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  • Matthias

    thank you. was great to meet new people and see new angles in photography.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Ron! As always, it was great!

    February 10, 2013

  • Anson L.

    Ron. Sorry can't join the activity in the last min due to work, wish to see you next time!

    February 10, 2013

  • grace c.

    always enjoy yr activities...... thanks ron!!

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun, I would like to join for future meets too.

    February 9, 2013

  • Royce

    I will join next time ron!

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    keep smiling,charging,dreaming

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Marzena

    I am sorry, I got sick these days, cannot attend this time! :(

    February 9, 2013

  • Chandni C.

    Sorry ron, i won't be able to make it today :( Wishing everyone a happy CNY and hopefully there will be another meet up like this :)

    February 9, 2013

  • ron

    It's alright, everyone. CNY Eve and time's running tight. Drop out's were expected. Happy New Year, everyone!

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Linda D K

    got the tripod, and the flu

    February 9, 2013

  • Tej G.

    Sorry Ron can't make it :( smth came up ..see you soon at the next event :)

    February 9, 2013

  • Grace

    Sorry - I cannot make it tonight since it's CNY eve..
    Wish you all a very Happy CNY and see you next time!

    February 9, 2013

  • Linda D K

    Ron, where can i buy a tripod....don't want to borrow. thanx

    February 4, 2013

    • Linda D K

      great, will check it out. thanx

      February 6, 2013

    • grace c.

      tks!!

      February 7, 2013

  • ron

    Sure, Anson. We should be between Admiralty and Wanchai. Lots of activity there, I'm sure.

    February 7, 2013

  • Anson L.

    Ron, I may come late on that day, let me call you when I arrive, should be 6:00-6:30pm,thx

    February 6, 2013

  • ron

    No problem, Marlon. It's CNY re-union dinner night, so I'm sure a lot of the members who celebrate CNY will have to skip it, too. Me, I'll leave at about 7.30 pm to go to TKO for dinner.

    February 6, 2013

  • Marlon C

    hi ron, i need to work on sat afternoon so i won't be able to attend. hope there's another one soon. tnx!

    February 6, 2013

  • ron

    I'll be there early at 4.15 pm, having my daily cuppa!

    February 5, 2013

  • Michael L.

    See update I added above.

    February 5, 2013

  • ron

    I'll bring an extra tripod for you, Kaisa.

    February 4, 2013

  • mick

    finally a meet on a day I am not working - woohoo!

    February 3, 2013

  • Grace

    Yes I will come and look forward to taking some night shots

    February 3, 2013

  • Christophe G.

    too bad I will be in Shanghai for Chinese new year. Next time count me in!

    February 3, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Yep - I'm in for this one!

    February 3, 2013

  • Jan

    Could not make it, due to family reunion dinner.. =(
    Next time then..

    February 2, 2013

  • Andrew

    Hi Ron and Xa. Ivan attend now. CNY obligations. Gutted. Hope there's more night meets in future. Have a good one and I look forward to seeing those night shots with envy. :)

    January 31, 2013

  • ron

    Hope to see everyone there, too. Bring a good, sturdy tripod to keep your camera steady. The shutter will stay open for 30 seconds or more. Bring a remote trigger if you have. If you don't have one, set a time delay after pressing the shutter trigger. That's what I do.
    For really long exposures, put on your ND filter for a few extra stops.

    1 · January 30, 2013

    • Andrew

      Thanks Ron. Also remember to switch off image stabiliser on the lens if available. I've left it on in the past and wondered why even on a tripod my photos where still blurred. School boy error.

      January 30, 2013

    • ron

      Good tip, Andrew! I'll remember that!

      January 30, 2013

  • Andrew

    Looking forward to this meet! See you guys there.

    January 30, 2013

  • Andrew

    I'm gutted! I can't attend now. CNY obligations. I really hope that there's more night meets in future.

    January 27, 2013

  • Marlon C

    gutted

    January 26, 2013

  • ron

    Oh yeah, bring a wide lens so you can capture a wider view.

    January 24, 2013

  • Peter B.

    Sorry guys, have to cancel but look forward to the next opportunity. Enjoy

    January 24, 2013

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