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Meet amateur photographers from in and around the Decatur area! Come to a Photography Meetup to share tips and techniques, attend photo shoots, share your images and stories -- and have fun. At least once a month we'll organize a photo shoot around a subject, or at an interesting spot in or around Atlanta. Other meetings will be planned around instructional tips to help you get the most out of your equipment. This group is primarily for amateurs. You should have a basic understanding of photography and a digital camera, but have a passion for improving both artistically and technically. If you are an experienced photo hobbyist, please be willing to assist those are still learning how to create high quality images.
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- Holiday Lights in Historic NorcrossLillian Webb Park, Norcross, GA
Let's meet in charming Norcross as holiday lights will start to shine. There is a historic train depot, plus City Hall and businesses as well as trees wrapped with lights at Lillian Webb Park and at Thrasher Park nearby. (Sunset will be at 5:29 PM.)
Distance: Downtown Norcross is 17 miles from Decatur.
For something different in holiday light photos, you can experiment with "Intentional Camera Movement." We have all seen photos of light trails caused by moving vehicles or rotating carnival rides. With "Intentional Camera Movement," you create the trails by moving the camera during an exposure of 1/10th to 1 full second. Suggested ISO of 100 (low, since we are photographing the light source and want a dark background) and F/8.
A tripod is good for moving the camera in one direction, or for zooming during a long exposure.