Celebration in the Oaks - Photowalk & Slow Shutter Speed Photography

We are meeting at the new Morning Call in City Park.

This is a photowalk in City Park to take pictures of the Christmas lights, train, and experiment with slow shutter speed photography. (suggested by Katy)

We can shoot around the bayous and the train as it comes by. If anyone wants to go inside to shoot, that would be fun, too! (it may be crowded, though).  Admission to the park is $7.00, if we do decide to go in.

Be sure to bring a tripod, and a shutter release (if you have one).

You can park along City Park Ave, or inside the park for free.

Hope to see you there!

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  • Darrell M.

    i'm sure it was great, i missed the group bc of 3 wrecks on the bridge.. then took me close to 45 min to find a parking place. wasnt the meetups fault, not being from new orleans i had no idea how big of an event this was. i didnt expect 100,000 people being there.

    December 23, 2012

    • Katy

      Sorry we missed you. Hope you were able to get a few shots anyway!

      December 24, 2012

  • Bert

    Hi, Heather. I just learned this Saturday night myself. It is simply a matter of zooming in or out while holding the shutter open. Hope this is in time to help. Happy holidays!

    1 · December 24, 2012

    • Heather

      That was my guess! Awesome! Thanks!

      December 24, 2012

  • Heather

    I wish I could've attended this event! We went to Eden isles to see the Christmas boat parade which also offered great slow shutter shots. The posted pics look great. I was wondering who took the photos with the tracing lights? It doesn't look like a ride but just stationary decorations. Can u explain your process and technique? We are going tonight to the park tonight to get a few shots. Also, the photo in the botanical gardens with the reflection in the pond is amazing. My fiancé recently took a similar shot during the day before the park was lit up. We are excited to try that. We will try to make the next meetup:)

    December 24, 2012

  • Katy

    It was great to meet everyone! Hope you got some good shots! Post your pics!

    December 22, 2012

  • Denise O.

    Heidi and Sandrine are heading back to story land entrance.

    December 22, 2012

  • Carl

    Thought everyone was meeting at Morning Call?

    December 22, 2012

    • Denise O.

      We'll head that way. No one was there earlier

      December 22, 2012

  • Denise O.

    Sandrine, Heidi and I are standing near the entrance of story land.

    December 22, 2012

  • Jack

    Almost there!

    December 22, 2012

  • Darrell M.

    On my way wreck on bridge someone please update which direction you all head

    December 22, 2012

  • Jack

    Stuck in traffic on Earhart!

    December 22, 2012

  • Carl

    How much does this cost?

    December 22, 2012

    • Carl

      ok, cool. I thought being part of the PhotoWalk itself would have a fee. I just stumbled upon this MeetUp site the other day.

      December 22, 2012

    • Jack

      Good deal, huh, Carl!

      1 · December 22, 2012

  • Heidi

    Where exactly are we meeting? Thanks

    December 22, 2012

    • Bryan

      We are meeting at Morning Call - a coffee stand in/at the Parkview Cafe. (Morning Call is not in the Meetup list - it is new - again). It is near the museum and sculpture garden. Click the map link above to see it visually.

      1 · December 22, 2012

    • Katy

      It's across the parking lot from the entrance to storyland and it has a pretty big lighted sign. See y'all tonight!

      December 22, 2012

  • Beverly O.

    I graduated from my Smartphone to a Panasonic DMC-GH2 w/ a Lumix G Vario Lens 1:4/7 -14 ASPH w/ no manual. I need instruction and practice before I venture out for night shots. Any suggestions?
    Beverly

    December 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I looked at a few YouTube videos on your camera. You're right about the auto being ubiquitous. Does it have a "bulb" setting? If not, most digital cameras have a 30 second exposure limit which may be okay, anyway. I have shot near dark at iso 200 at 30 seconds and the pictures were great. I shoot RAW and use Adobe and Topaz programs, however, to midwife the shots. Do you use any software other than whatever you have to bring the images into your computer?

      December 22, 2012

  • Bryan

    I think only a few people shoot film... Not sure if any are coming to this event. Digital sensors have come a long way, especially with full-frame SLRs. There is still a difference, much like comparing 35mm to 4x5 negatives. Usually, one would only notice it on a billboard or large print. See you there!

    December 20, 2012

    • Bert

      Well, thanks, the three of you. With the combined input, I'm about ready to invest in a good DSLR. I have to admit that it haven't used my SLR in a very long time. When I put it away years back there was no doubt that any digital had rivaled 35mm. Not having kept up with imaging technology and the evolution of digital, I just fell back into what I knew. Clearly I need to rethink this. I'm loving that I haven't even attended my first meetup and am already getting the help of three knowledgeable photographers. Thanks very much, guys!

      December 20, 2012

    • Bill W.

      Speaking for myself, I don't know if "knowledgeable"­ really applies, but thank you for that. I just think that we've all struggled with the 'film verses digital' issue at some point. I will still shoot film, on occasion, and still have a working dark room (I wish I had more time to spend in it), but digital is so instant and you can do some much with software, that it's hard to go back.

      1 · December 21, 2012

  • Bert

    I'm really looking forward to this shared experience. Being brand new to the group, I'm curious. Does anyone shoot actual photographic images (as in using the photographic process, vice digital imaging)? Or, will I be alone in that? BTW, seems to me much like vinyl audio recordings, as opposed to audio recorded digitally. There are simply nuances that one captures, while the other does not. Maybe I'll learn a greater understanding and/or different perspective on this by my participation in the group?

    December 20, 2012

  • William H P.

    I would not mind shooting the lights from the outside. Also the train as it passes. Best shooting without the mass of people

    December 16, 2012

  • Bryan

    This sounds interesting... Would you want to go inside and shoot, or shoot the lights, train, bayou, etc. outside? Could be more difficult to shoot inside with the other people there....

    December 10, 2012

    • Bryan

      Sounds good. Unless the world ends on the 21st... :-) I will set it up. Thanks.

      1 · December 11, 2012

    • Bonnie

      I'm up for the lights, train and bayou

      December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should be interesting.

    1 · December 15, 2012

  • Gary E C.

    looking forward to it

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • Katy

    Hey everyone! So glad to see so many people have already joined! I am working the of the meet-up so I had to push the time back to 6:30. Hope this doesn't effect anyone's plans.

    December 13, 2012

    • Bryan

      Katy, I modified the location so it shows up correctly on the Google Map link. Cheers

      1 · December 13, 2012

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