Have you wanted to take photos at night, but haven't tried it yet? This meetup is to help you learn the steps to taking bright, sharp photos of buildings and lights at night.
This meetup is for beginners who haven't taken a night city landscape photo before. If you already know how to do it, you're still welcome to come, but we'll be covering just the basics for the group.
Things you'll learn
* The steps for getting your camera ready
* The process for taking a shot
* The Golden Hour / The Blue Hour
Things to bring:
* Camera that has aperture priority or full manual controls
* A lens that has a wide angle to it. Your 18-55 kit lens is fine.
* A tripod (mandatory)
* If you don't have a tripod, bring a bead-filled travel pillow
* A flashlight
* Your camera's manual
* It's nice to have a remote shutter cable, but don't worry about it if you don't have one.
We'll be using manual controls and self timer to take photos, so take a look at these functions before you come. I can help you if you have a Canon dSLR, but we'll need your manual to figure out these functions for other brands.
If anyone's interested in meeting up later, it's a short walk to Gordon Biersch.
Some examples of photos taken during "The Blue Hour"
The Scoop in London
New York City from the top of Rockefeller Center