My costs for this event £2.50 to be paid via online system.
Ok folks...following on from last year's mission on this topic.. l thought it was such a great event last year (44 people turned up to experience this) that l'd thought we try out a similar thing this year!
What exactly is the blue hour. The blue hour is the time when the Sun has set and the sky becomes this incredible blue colour. It's my favourite time of the day. Many photographers specialize in the blue hour. You can get some incredible shots at this time of the day. I find it much easier to go chasing after the blue hour in the Autumn/Winter season since the Sun sets much quicker (the Sun sets around 4-5pm) and earlier than in Summer (The Sun doesn't set until 9-10pm in Summer). Some people also use this part of the year to do what's known as night photography.
Have a look at what we did last year if your not familiar with the blue hour, the camera settings are contained within the mission details. :-
and some of the photos which we took are :-
The weather is a bit of a unknown item so please wrap up well it can get rather wet and rather cold and make sure you have some waterproof clothing on!
This year's location is the Thames Riverside outside the Tate Modern. If were lucky and the tide is out we may even head onto the pebbly/sandy banks (there is a small bit of sand there!!) of the Thames, so make sure your footwear is ok to walk on this).
If there is cloud cover then the sky will become an incredible golden colour but if its clear then it will be electric blue colour. Ideally a clear sky with a little cloud would be brilliant. For the novices or new members of the group who didn't attend last year's event please go to the above mission link to read all about the camera settings.
Your going to need a tripod for this event but if you don't have one then not to worry you can rest your camera on the handrail at the riverside itself.
Bring what ever camera you have and have some fun. For those who are using DSLRs and have lens hoods.. you may want to attach the hood before you start shooting (it only important if it starts to drizzle down a bit)
Meeting point.. Outside Southwark Tube Station.
Route to be taken is .. From Southwark tube to the riverside, walk across the Millennium Bridge and end up outside One New Change. Your going to love it up at One New Change Roof Terrace where we can get great shots of St Pauls Cathedral!
Lens :- Your going to need to have a wide angle lens! Wide as possible!
Aperture :- F22 or as high F number you can set!
Shutter Speed :- Varies start with 1/100th and slow all the way down to 30 seconds.
ISO:- Low ISO setting. As low as possible
Task 1: Capture St Pauls in the blue hour!
Task 2: Capture a bridge in the blue hour!
Pub/Bar: Roof Terrace bar, One New Change. EC4M 9AF