Evening Street Photography - City Noir #2

  • November 28, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Suggested Locations: Barbican/St Pauls/Chancery Lane/Farringdon

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

Theme: Film Noir

Experience level: Any (But should know their own basic camera 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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  • Saron

    It was freezing; but a very enjoyable night.

    1 · December 1, 2012

  • benoit

    Nice and cold

    November 29, 2012

  • Herwig S.

    Very instructiv

    November 29, 2012

  • Linda

    Max 10 photos please! City Noir stylee ;)

    1 · November 28, 2012

    • benoit

      ok for max 10

      1 · November 28, 2012

  • Anastasia

    Thank you, I found it. See you tomorrow!

    November 27, 2012

    • Linda

      Cool. See you then!

      November 27, 2012

  • katherine

    i like the idea of moody lighting. Up to now I have only really photographed in daylight hours. I have a Nikon D60 and will bring my fixed 18-55mm lens. What else should I consider bringing with me? Do you go in all weather conditions, i.e. if it rains?

    November 23, 2012

    • Linda

      Night shooting is a new discipline and can be more challenging but the results are amazing if you get the right mood of lighting. Read the above about recommended prime lenses if you have one. I personally don't cancel events even if it rains.

      November 23, 2012

  • katherine

    Hi I am an amateur photographer, who wants to learn how to get the best out of my camera. I am also keen on meeting like-minded photographers and hopefully getting some tips to improve my skills.

    November 23, 2012

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