Ok folks.. new mission!
Costs - £2.50 to be paid via online system!
Your mission should you wish to accept it is to put your dancing shoes on and dance away the blues!
The location is the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival! This is a huge festival held late June so l thought it would be great to capture some of the acrobatic dancing artist. Please allow plenty of time to get their and expect huge crowds!
A taster from last year
Also, it's the groups first anniversary so if your new to the group or one of the many regulars, come along and meet us all. Looking forward to seeing everyone who has managed to turn up at an event and made this group into one of the most successful popular camera, photography groups in London!
What exactly does this event hold for a photographer. Well this mission l would like everyone to try and practise on their timing! The actual timing of a shot is critical! I'm looking for shots of people in the air! See the link of one of my shots.
I'm going to plan an itinerary for the shoot.
I think your going to need some sort of zoom lens for this one.. all depends on how close you can get to the action and how many people there is around. So zoom in close!
Something in the region of 1/250th to 1/1000th. This should freeze frame just about anything that moves to complete still! If your really skilled at photography then you can try motion tracking and shift to a slower shutter speed. Speak to me on the day if you want to try this.
I would suggest as wide as possible. Hence a low F number. Whatever it is your using just set the lens to the lowest F setting F2.8 - 4.5?
Once you have set your shutter speed and Aperture. Then last thing to test and try out is ISO. Start at around ISO 200 and maybe shift up to ISO 800. Shutter speed is the dominate factor in this session.
If it's a bright sunny day l'll try and advise on shutter appropriately.
For those tempting to do a silhouette shot if, it's at all possible, then you need the Sun directly in front of you! Under no circumstances look at the Sun directly via a Zoom lens (not unless your wanting to go blind that is)
Capture 2 people in the air!
Acts to be aware of:-
Monkey and crocodile - Start time 12pm
Little wonder - Start time 12pm
On My Way - Start time 12pm
Any day - Start time 1.10pm
Magmanus Show - Start time 1.40pm
Cru - Start time 2.10pm
Entire act list is (look for Sunday 23rd in the list) :-
Map of the events :-
Pub : The Gypsy Moth, 60 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London. SE10 9BL. If it gets too busy here l know of a few other pubs in Greenwich that are good.