Our group has four (4) requirements. (1) you agree to pay dues; (2) you must state your full first and last names in the space below; (3) you must post an unobstructed facial picture; and (4) you acknowledge responsibility for your personal safety.
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Why are you choosing to "meetup" with us?
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Do you have the basic equipment for night shooting? A camera capable of manual settings, tripod, remote control/intervalometer?
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Are you willing to pay the mandatory $15 annual fee through PayPal.com when your membership is approved?
New England Night Photographers (NENP) is a community of people who love to shoot after the sun goes down and before it rises in the morning. (That said, every once in a while we organize long exposure shoots in the daytime.) Our photographers shoot in a wide range of locations from the New England mountains to our coastlines, islands, city streets, and abandoned properties in out of the way places.
In 2012 following the merger of Mass Bay Photographers and South Shore Night Photographers, we changed our name and expanded our focus to include a members exhibit in a brick and mortar gallery. It was met with great enthusiasm by members, the public and the press. In August 2014, we will have our second members show at Laura's Center for the Arts in Hanover, Massachusetts. In the year ahead, watch for new workshop offerings, field trips and competitions judged by professionals.
Night photography isn't for everyone, but for those of us mesmerized by the world after dark, we discovered it's a magical time to be out with a camera in the company of friends. Our group shoots are a great way to be introduced to new people and interesting locations. NENP is the best place to be to learn the ins and outs of shooting under the night sky.
To begin finding your way in the dark, we recommend reading NENP Advisory Board member Lance Keimig's book "Night Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark." If you can get into one of his local workshops or travel with him to exotic locations, all the better. Visit his website to see his inspiring work and purchase a copy of his book there or on Amazon.com. His second book will be published in the summer of 2014.
NENP on Meetup.com is a place to learn about and participate in group shoots, then sharing the results with one another in our photo albums. We also post photography news such as where members are exhibiting work or places where you can submit photos in competitions.
Night photo shoots can be difficult -- from needing to be aware of the terrain to watching out for people who would do you harm. While we watch out for each other in group shoots, when you RSVP to an event you acknowledge that you alone are responsible for your personal safety and your gear.
Thank you for helping to keep night photography alive in New England. Together we are sure to creatively find our way in the dark.
Kate Hannon, Founder
P.S. NENP charges a small annual fee of $15 per member which covers the cost of web pages, the annual members exhibit, and other incidental costs. The fee is payable through PayPal.com to our email address: email@example.com.