Night Photography

Let's go out and do some evening photography the weekend before Artprize. We did it last year, and while sometimes it was like herding cats, we had a great time. :)

Meet in front of the GR Art Museum at 7:30. Sunset will be at 8, so by the time we get started, we will be at the start of the blue hour.

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  • Diane

    Really enjoying all the photos...nice job everyone!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Mary

    It was a great night and perfect weather! Can't wait to see what everyone shot. :)

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time. Looks like we lost a few by the time we crossed the river. Pity, some of the best shots were on the other side.

    September 15, 2013

  • Diane C.

    Fun night and learned a lot!

    September 15, 2013

  • Gert W.

    A big thanks to Steve for organizing and leading. I had a great time. Just a reminder that you can post your best images (2 a day) to our Google+ group. I would love to see how others interpreted the same surroundings.

    September 15, 2013

  • Katie W.

    I forgot that we were celebrating our anniversary tonight. (it's actually tomorrow and I was thinking that was the "date night" too - whoops!). I hope y'all had fun! 8)

    September 14, 2013

  • Diane

    Sorry couldn't make this event, it was a perfect night too! Granddaughter's birthday party went longer than expected!

    September 14, 2013

  • Mimi E.

    I'm not feeling well, so won't be making it. Didn't want y'all waiting around for me. Enjoy the beautiful evening!

    September 14, 2013

  • Diane C.

    My son Ryan and I are hoping to be there. I don't really know much about night photography. Does it make a difference what lens is used?

    September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A fast lens helps but can be overcome by longer exposures with camera mounted on tripod.

      September 14, 2013

    • Diane C.

      Thanks!

      September 14, 2013

  • Steven S.

    Can't wait, this is going to be fun.

    Meet by the GRAM steps, I would like to get a group photo before we leave. We will probably walk down Monroe Center East until we hit Fulton, turn west until we hit the river, and walk up the river to the Ford. If you want to park near the Ford, there is a ramp in back of the Public Museum, and lots nearby.

    It might be a bit chilly, dress accordingly.

    Bring a tripod, and a remote release if you have them. A flashlight is usually handy also. Let me know if you are uncomfortable walking around downtown by yourself, or you need help with shooting at night. I'll try to pair you up with someone else. I'm the big guy with the grey beard and mustache. :)

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I'll be joining in from Kalamazoo and am not super familiar with GR. Can someone inform me as to the parking situation (should I bring change for meters)? Also will the group be super obvious in front of the museum or is there a particular place you gather? Provided I don't get lost, I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

    September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you! This is my second attempt at a 'meet up' and the first one didn't work because I couldn't find the group. Feeling much more confident about this one!

      September 12, 2013

    • Steven S.

      Just make sure you go to the Art Museum on the corner of Pearl and Monroe. Not the Public or Ford, which are several blocks across the river. There are two or three parking garages within a block, I usually pay to park in those. Downtown GR can be busy, especially if an event is going on, so if you are going to look for a meter, you may want to arrive a little early. I believe meters are free after 6.

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan to park outside the downtown area and take the bus in. There's a number which pass within a block or two including routes 6,9,11,12,13, and 19. http://www.ridetherapid.org/ride/system-map

    September 13, 2013

  • William E.

    I don't think the meters are ever free near the Art Museum.

    September 12, 2013

  • Ken K

    Yes, I was on that walk last year. I thoroughly enjoyed it but I don't think that it was target rich enough to repeat it. Are you open to another venue?

    August 9, 2013

    • Steven S.

      I'm not familiar with Eastown. If you would like to schedule something there, feel free. This is supposed to be a place where anyone can schedule an event.

      1 · August 10, 2013

    • Dave J.

      Hey Former Member - Eastown does have some nice things to see. Set up a walk and I'd be interested in attending. The only difficulty/challenge I have found in that area is the trees along the skyline, but there are many other opportunities you won't find by the river. I look forward to it!

      August 19, 2013

  • Dave J.

    I hope I can make it. With all the art going up for ArtPrize, there will surely be something good to take photos of. Thanks for putting something on the calendar!

    August 19, 2013

  • Becky H.

    Sounds like a lot of fun and learning! I'm in.

    August 10, 2013

  • Linda G.

    Herding cats? Give 'em what they want and they'll come. I'll be there.

    August 9, 2013

  • Shirley

    Yay! Can't wait!

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun!

    August 9, 2013

  • Katie W.

    I'm in! :)

    August 9, 2013

  • Robin T.

    I am excited to learn more about night photography! Not sure of my work schedule for then, but hopefully I can make this event! Thanks

    August 9, 2013

  • John D. H.

    Never done night photography before, so I am excited to learn some things.

    August 9, 2013

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