Field Trip: Chinese Lantern Festival


Chinese Latern Festival:

Greetings Fellow Photographer,

We are planning to attend the Chinese Lantern Festival that is currently taking place at Fair Park.  This exhibit will display hundreds of very unique lanterns made of silky cloth, glass, and porcelain. The exhibit is best viewed during the evening hours when they are lit-up from the inside.

Our Field Trip is scheduled for the first night of the end of Daylight Savings Time.  Thus, it will already be dark enough to photograph these beauties by 6:00pm. We recommend that you bring a TRIPOD, a wide angle lens, and possibly a remote or wired shutter release cable.  In order to capture these type of images, you will need long shutter speeds, low ISO settings, and a high apeture.

We will gather just in front of the entry gates and proceed inside right at 6:00 pm.  For more information regarding the Chinese Lantern Festival, please visit their web site at the link provided below.

Chinese Latern Festival:

Hope to see you there!

Join or login to comment.

  • Reuben G. M.

    This was a really nice event. The weather turned out perfect and there was hardly any people there.

    November 4, 2013

  • rudiger

    great meeting everyone

    November 3, 2013

  • Kelli S.

    Sorry Reuben, I came down with the crud this morning. Hate to miss this! Have fun!

    November 3, 2013

  • Tom L

    This is a great venue. I am sorry something has come up . I will not be able to attend.

    November 3, 2013

  • Tanya C.

    Having to switch my sons bday party to that day. Next time!

    October 31, 2013

  • nash s.

    Sorry Guys Something came up I will not be able to join however Groupon savings link $30 for two tickets (Can bu up to 6 ticket at a time)

    Awesome awesome festival!! Went last year, loved it. still amazing. Different main theme but last year's theme is in another section so you can still catch up. Acrobat show this year (7 & 8pm), pretty excellent. Parking inside park is $15 or you can park close by down the road for free

    Sorry I have to pick another day or may be if there is enough interest we can ask Reuben to organize another event for those of us may be missing this fantastic opportunity to do night time photography.


    October 30, 2013

  • nash s.

    Thanks Liz the its a good deal we should think about buying in bulk any one else is interested ? Deal expieres in 3 days the total savings of $7 per ticket if you buy at least two tickets together may cover the gas money for the trip.

    1 · October 20, 2013

    • marty d.

      I would be interested in the plan to get them early. Tell me what you need.

      October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect place for some long exposure portraits using the lights as a backdrop.
    Equipment: tripod, OCF set to zoom with a diffuser and gel set on lightstand, OCF gel and snoot for hair highlight, PWs

    October 28, 2013

  • rudiger

    Definitely interested

    October 22, 2013

  • Tanya C.

    How much is it

    October 21, 2013

  • Liz L.

    Groupon posted a deal today for the Chinese Lantern Festival tickets.

    1 · October 20, 2013

24 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy