Dane County Fair - Night Photography & Light Trails

July 16th through the 20th is the Dane County Fair. I'm going Thursday night, the 17th for some night photography and I'd like you to join me. I'll be happy to provide instructions for novices. We can get some cool and innovative shots, both with a tripod and without. If you have a DSLR, a zoom lens can get some fun long exposure shots, but it's not mandatory.  Let's meet at 8:00 pm at the Ferris Wheel. Look for me wearing a bright yellow biking jersey. I'll have a tripod with me too.

For some practical tips for night shooting, be sure to attend the July meeting on June 26th at the Fitchburg Public Library. http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Meetup-Group/events/166700042/


The 9:30 end time is not mandatory, we can stay later if we're having too much fun. 

 

More info on the fair here: 
http://www.danecountyfair.com/

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  • Walter A.

    Weather couldn't have been better. Ride activity was slow so catching rides in use was time consuming but still got some great shots.

    2 · July 18

    • Jp

      it was wonderful meeting you, walter! you're such a terrific teacher, i feel really fortunate.

      July 19

    • Walter A.

      I enjoy helping people out and am glad I could help you a bit. I enjoyed getting to know you more and thanks for the compliments.

      July 20

  • Jp

    YAY!!! i FINALLY got an 'upload photos' button... it's been MIA forever!

    July 19

  • Carol

    That was a blast last night. Thanks for organizing this event Bill.

    2 · July 18

    • Jp

      it was great meeting you, carol! :-)

      July 19

  • Bill

    Yeah, the rides didn't cooperate as well as expected, but I panned and zoomed on some that were still and still got some great shots. Really nice to see so many people turn out for this, and especially the first times.

    July 18

    • Sharon M.

      I'm glad I came. It was great. Everyone was so helpful.

      1 · July 18

    • Jp

      hey bill, that move you taught me got me my best shots! THANKS!!!

      1 · July 19

  • Darlene

    This was so much fun - Thank you for organizing. Got lots of good pictures and met some really nice people.

    July 19

  • Josh

    1st time out with the group. It was fun! Looking forward to getting more involved.

    July 19

  • Janelle

    This was a fun outing Bill! Thank for hosting! I got some great pics. Finally got them uploaded to edit sometime today. Thanks again Bill!

    1 · July 19

  • Katie M.

    Definitely interested if we're back in town! Here's my post with shots from last year for those interested: http://www.boostyourphotography...­

    2 · June 19

  • Robert

    Not checking the battery level and without a backup was not pleasant. Sigh.
    Otherwise it was thoroughly enjoyable. Nice to see everyone.

    July 18

  • Vijaya

    It was great!

    2 · July 18

  • Cat R.

    Really nice pic op, even if the rides could take a while to get going. Still, a fun venue and it was great to see people!

    2 · July 18

  • Cat R.

    Great!

    1 · July 18

  • Chris C.

    Looking forward to this

    1 · July 17

    • Jp

      i can't wait to tell eddie i met you... he'll be pleased :-)

      July 18

  • Jp

    and... i'd forgotten bug spray... scratch, scratch, scratch! lol

    July 18

  • Jp

    fun! made some new friends and learned a lot from them :)

    1 · July 17

  • Bill

    I forgot my yellow jersey I wearing black t-shirt

    July 17

  • Ken F.

    Just arrived aaaaand I forgot my tripod. :/

    July 17

  • Bill

    Backpacks are allowed on the fair grounds.

    2 · July 16

  • Andrea H.

    This is right up my alley! I'm sorry I will miss it as I will be out of town this weekend. Have fun! Can't wait to see the photos!

    July 13

  • Erin Lyndal M.

    This sounds great and super fun! I am a newbie but an enthusiastic one. I live on the near-east side and will be carless. I can get a cab if need be, but I wanted to put out feelers in case there's someone who could give me a ride. Thank you!

    July 12

    • Jp

      i'm on the near east side too... i can give you a ride.

      July 12

  • Jp

    i'm excited about this! i've wanted to learn about/experience night photography for a long time. i'll be really interested in your help, bill, and will appreciate whatever you care to offer (and i'm a quick study!) thanks for hosting this!!!

    1 · June 29

  • Clint H.

    I will probably be there on Saturday, as I work most evenings.

    June 21

  • Cheryl S.

    This is so much fun and I'm sorry I'll miss it, out of town that week. Have great time everyone!

    June 19

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