This is a spin on my holiday lights walk I've done for years. The Milford green is lit up pretty for the holidays with festive lights. Let's play with some light painting technique for some uniquely luminous still lifes. This meetup is free to members and RSVPs open the 18th at 7pm. Held weather permitting.
THERE IS AN AUTO WAITLIST ON THIS MEETUP SO PLEASE UNRSVP IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT.
PLEASE READ THESE NOTES: You will need a tripod, flashlight and camera with manual exposure control. Dress appropriately and don't forget warm shoes and gloves. We'll meet at the store and walk to the gazebo on the green where we'll shoot for about an hour and a half.
With your tripoded camera you'll want to photograph a smallish area anywhere from about a foot across or smaller. What you are shooting are holiday lights wrapped on tree branches. Your camera should set on manual exposure something like ISO 100, WB on daylight, F22, 15-20 seconds. Consider setting your long exposure noise filters to high. After you trigger your shutter work the flash light along the branches and around the light itself from all directions. Think about bringing tissue paper for diffusing effect and cover the flash head to change up the light quality. Perhaps get some color gels and experiment with color painting. It'll be cool!