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Super Long Exposure photo shoot - Shooting w/moonlight

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Super Long Exposure photo shoot

Join us as we explore nature in a way not commonly seen. Super long exposure scenes lit with nothing more than moonlight. These exposures are typically anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes depending on camera settings, cloud cover and how full the moon is. You'll see nature in a whole new light.

At night, the moon reflects the sun's light with a much cool color temperature, which during super long exposures, gives the skies a bright blue appearance. It creates an effect of a scene appearing as if it were daylight, but with less intense, more consistent light. As well, clouds and stars streak across the sky while the landscape stands still. This creates
a surreal scene unlike anything you've seen.

What you'll need:

DSLR with "bulb" mode.

A device which allows for setting exposure times in minutes as opposed to seconds. These can be found between $15-$35 on Amazon and ebay. An intervalometer will be what you want to search for.

A very sturdy tripod.

Flashlight, preferably a dim light for seeing camera controls and fishing through your bag. You don't want to accidentally light your scene or someone else's during the course of the long exposure.

Patience and a lawn chair, some of these exposures can take a little while.

What else you might want to bring:

Food, snacks, beverage

What to wear:

Dress according to the weather. Be aware that you might be standing in one spot for a long period of time, so dress on the warmer side and wear comfortable shoes.

We may or may not try to meetup for dinner before the actual shoot. Still working on some details.

If you want to bring a guest, please have them become a member and RSVP.

While this is not an INSTRUCTIONAL meetup, it is a time to LEARN together. Please bring your KNOWLEDGE and be willing to SHARE and most importantly.....HAVE FUN.


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