Holiday lights on the Milford Green

One of our oldest events: I've been taking groups out to Milford's picturesque holiday light display on the green for almost 20 years. People love it! Come out with the group this year to practice your low light shooting and come away with some cool holiday images like the one above of one of the lit trees. Please read the notes below! This meetup is free and will be held weather permitting and is for skill levels of any kind. There should be a couple of us there to help that night with settings or suggestions for images. jess

NOTES and FAQs:

~You need a tripod! A flashlight is helpful. Dress warmly and consider an extra pair of socks. Your feet get cold first.

~If you need help with your tripod meet us at the store at 6:30. We can walk from there to the green's gazebo. Or just meet us at the gazebo at 7pm.

~any digital camera will work. However there are some helpful tips I can pass along:

    1. A dslr with a normal type zoom lens is best as exposure compensation can be adjusted in an override mode. You might have to darken your original exposures.

    2. Consider setting ISO too. Slow! 100-400. As you are on a tripod you don't need a high shutter speed.

    3. Practice using your tripod. Put your quick plate on at home or at the store before going to the gazebo. We've seen plenty of folks struggle with this in the cold and dark over the years.

    4. Learn to use either your self timer or remote accessory to trigger your camera.

    5. Look at albums from other years for ideas.

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  • Ed "Mr. R" R.

    Merry Christmas to all and to all (that was) a good night.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Bill L.

    Great meetup! Always fun to get out with other members of the Milford Photography. Thank you Jesse & Phil for all that you do to keep this going and to make the meetups educational and informative. Special thanks to Warren of Middletown for light painting the Korean / Vietnam war memorial for me.

    December 13, 2013

  • Jim C.

    A fun night, but Cold

    December 13, 2013

  • Frank H.

    I am sorry that I could not make it - problem at work and could not get out in time. Thoroughly enjoyed it last year. Loved the pictures that everyone is posting

    December 13, 2013

  • george m.

    Verrry Cold !!! lol It was fun, I am glad that I attended.
    Learned some need settings that will be very useful.

    December 13, 2013

  • Kevin B

    lots of fun...my daughter and I had a blast she wants to come to all the picture meet ups and added a camera to her Santa list.

    2 · December 13, 2013

  • Ed "Mr. R" R.

    Thank you Phil. It was a nice night. As long as the wind wasn't blowing, it was tolerable. We had clear conditions and even a moon.

    December 12, 2013

  • Patrick F.

    Very cold! But fun.

    December 12, 2013

  • Theresa

    I couldn't make it. Cold and I don't do well...

    December 12, 2013

  • Ed D.

    Can't make it. Wife's car broke down, so she took mine. :-( Have a great time.

    December 12, 2013

  • Phil H.

    Mr Phil here. To all the brave souls joining me tonight, see you at 6:30 at Milford Photo !!

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Sherry J.

    I'm with Deena. Too cold ;(

    December 12, 2013

  • Deena Groher S.

    I am wimping out. For those going, have a great time!

    December 12, 2013

  • Victor K.

    Dress warmly and make sure your camera batteries have a full charge. Bring an extra battery(s) if you have one.

    December 12, 2013

  • Sherry J.

    Its gonna be a chilly one

    December 12, 2013

  • Mike A.

    Sorry Jesse, going to miss this, but I've been invited to another holiday event, not as exciting, but a higher obligation. I'l have to do this on my own. I'm going to miss you and Phil getting red noses while the gang plies you with drink. Have fun

    Mike

    December 10, 2013

  • Ed "Mr. R" R.

    Hey Terry... This is a public park in Milford. There are people there every night taking pictures of the decorations. If you need a official spot, you can have mine. I'm going anyway. I pay Milford taxes!! Come early and go shopping at MP and the other shops along River Street. Then join us for a few pics and then eat at one of the great restaurants close by. Make a family night of it. Let's buy Jesse and Phil drinks until their noses light up. HO HO HO

    4 · December 8, 2013

  • Terry D.

    where does it show if spots open up?

    December 8, 2013

    • Deena Groher S.

      In the past when a meeting was full and I signed up on the wait list, I got an email if a spot opened and it was my " turn"

      December 8, 2013

    • Terry D.

      Thanks everyone : )

      December 8, 2013

  • Bonnie T.

    Yay! 2 spots opened up!! Scott and I will certainly be there! Looking forward to it! See you all soon!!

    December 4, 2013

  • Bill L.

    I am so glad that I was added. Was able to attend the tree lighting yesterday. Looking forward to this meetup.

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • Kathy H.

    So excited to participate in this event again! Really puts me in the holiday spirit.

    1 · November 30, 2013

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