After Dark - Long Exposure

After Dark - Long Exposure

Challenge:  Long Exposure Time, Lowest ISO Possible, Camera on Tripod.

Bonus points for camera in manual mode.

More bonus points for camera in bulb mode.

We have had a couple of After Dark meetups using high ISO and lenses wide open. This time your challenge is to shoot at your camera's lowest ISO setting mounted on a tripod and utilizing a long shutter speed.  You may want to bring your remote trigger.

We will meet at Austin Java at 6:45 PM.  Parking is available at the Austin City Hall parking garage for a nominal fee.  From there we will wander  around the downtown area leaving Austin Java around 7:00 PM.  We can stick together as a group or you can head off on your own.   You can shoot city scenes or cross the First Street bridge to Auditorium Shores for some skyline shots or park scenes.  If you are shooting a crowded city street scene try to make the people on the street disappear in your photo!  We will rendezvous  around 9 PM for some socializing.

Make sure you know how to set your camera's ISO and shutter speed before you come to the meetup.  This will be very important for this challenge.

We will discuss a neat little trick on how to determine the proper shutter speed for long exposure before we head out.  This trick will let you calculate shutter speed for times over 30 seconds in which case you will be in bulb mode.  I'll stick around a bit to answer questions at the beginning of the meetup.

Weather permitting. If it's raining or 30 something degrees I'll probably reschedule for another Saturday night.

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  • Allen R.

    Thanks to everyone who came out it was a fun night. I got lots of practice estimating exposure lengths based on ISO settings which was my goal for the evening.

    2 · February 18, 2013

    • Tricia

      I learned a lot and really appreciated all the advice from you and the other photographers! Thanks for hosting a great event!

      February 18, 2013

  • Tricia

    This was a great event!

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned quite a bit from Tony and the rest of our group that ventured off to take pictures of the Austin skyline and the musician, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it. Just had problems with my legs and couldn't stay to the end.

    February 17, 2013

  • Steve H.

    On the way. Which way are you going if I'm late?

    February 16, 2013

  • Dave

    There will be 'points'? ;)

    February 16, 2013

  • Alicia

    Sorry I will not be able to make it :(. I was looking forward to this one. Hope you organize another in the future Can't wait to see the pics

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amateur - will need a lot of help. Canon Digital Rebel (the original one - old)

    February 15, 2013

  • Allen R.

    I plan to shoot street or park scenes so I am bringing my wide angle lens, but any lens could work. With a telephoto you would need a very steady tripod.

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shooting a concert that night, sorry I can't join in!

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This should be fun. I've done tons of nighttime HDR work, but only recently started on very long exposure (sometimes with colored lights and gels for some light painting!)

    February 13, 2013

  • Barbara

    Happy to join you again. Been sooo tied up with work......

    February 12, 2013

  • TA B.

    I can make this, it is after work!

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Tricia

    This will be a great new challenge for me, the amateur!

    February 11, 2013

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