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Evening Street Photography - City Noir

  • Nov 21, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Suggested Locations: Cannon Street/Mansion House/Bank/Monument

Duration: Approx. 2 hours or less (depending on the pace/weather)

Theme: Film Noir

Experience level: Any (But should know their own camera basic settings - Aperture/Shutter/ISO)

So if you don't know what film noir is? Google Image it! It can be moody lighting, dark corners, mystery, shadows, silhouettes, fog, smoke, black and white, etc. YouTube 'Film Noir' for some extra movie inspiration!













Do you work during the day? Can't wait until the weekends to get your camera out and start shooting? Why not go out street photography shooting mid week evenings with a group of like minded peeps.
















A Prime (a fixed length lens) highly recommended for night time street photography to help get a better quality of image in low light situations.


You can bring a zoom lens with you but you may struggle to get decent quality shots unless you keep your camera extra still and/or increase your ISO to extreme numbers 1600+, unlike your Prime equipped group members. But its about experimentation and knowing your camera's limitations and learning from the settings you use.


  • Is your photo too dark? Check the photo info on your camera! Maybe the ISO is too low, i.e ISO200. Increase it and try again, until the image is brighter! Using your 'highest'Aperture setting, i.e F1.8, F2.8 will also help let light in and make your image brighter in low lit areas.


  • Is your photo is blurry? Check the photo info on your camera! Maybe your Shutter Speed is too slow (i.e 1/30, 1/40) Increase it until the photo looks less blurred (unless blurring is intentional!)

















For those who need refresh advice we can have a quick look at each others camera kit/settings before we set out on our photo walk.


A post walk drink at cafe/pub optional.

I will email a contact number during the day.

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  • Linda

    Thanks all for coming along this evening!

    November 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun evening, thanks!

    November 21, 2012

  • Brian Q.

    Would tripod be recommended?

    November 20, 2012

    • Brian Q.

      ok thank you - btw what are the chances of me joining tomorrow's shoot?

      November 20, 2012

    • Linda

      If someone on the RSVP list drops out then anyone on waiting list can take their place. Have to give everyone waiting equal chance. There will be future evening walks happening soon.

      November 21, 2012

  • Alasdair

    I've been enjoying some central London evening street photography recently, so looking forward to this.

    Just to share my mistakes in the hope that it might help people not to make them themselves: I've been shooting film at 1600 with fast prime lenses, and the meter has regularly lied in the presence of bright street lights and shop windows, underexposing by a stop or two. I've had best success so far just shooting with the shutter at fixed 1/60 on brightish streets, at f1.8 or 2.

    November 13, 2012

    • Linda

      Thanks Alasdair.

      November 13, 2012

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