What we're about

This is a collective of people who share a passion for night and long exposure photography.
This Meetup is about gathering in groups, small or large, to capture the night and share the outcome with each other. Online events for image studies, goals review, training, as well as self-assigned challenges round out the program. Education, respectful and constructive feedback, exhibition of images and socializing during and after our gatherings are all part of our activities.
We explore old, new, popular and exotic places in the greater Boston area, southern New Hampshire and Maine, Rhode Island, northern Connecticut and central Massachusetts and there are occasional field trips to places such as New York or Maine. Inner city nightscapes are as much part of our portfolio, as will be dark sky star, astro-landscape and Milky Way shoots or light painting opportunities.
This is the only continuously active Meetup group dedicated to night and long exposure photography in New England. We average roughly one event every week, and we keep it alive throughout the winter. Photo shoots are most frequent, but we also have online lectures, individual challenges, conferences and public events and paid excursions. Browse our "past meetups" to see what we have been doing.

Most standard meetups are free, membership dues will cover Meetup.com costs, minor group expenses and promotional means, invited lectures and trip organization expenses. There are also some paid events, as announced in those meetups, to provide services to learn from professionals in smaller groups with formal instructions, or to cover venue costs. You can sign up for this group for free and see if this is for you during the one month trial.

Night photography is exciting, presents the world in a truly different light and is serene and calming in many ways. However, it is also very different from daytime shooting, sometimes physically taxing and requires to watch out for yourself and others. All our meetups are conducted with adult and mature members, who provide safety through numbers, but you will always be responsible for your own safety.
Before you get started, please read the group policies: https://www.meetup.com/GBNight/messages/boa... and please take a moment to answer some questions about timing and gear under MORE - POLLS in the menu.

We are looking forward to seizing the night with you!
Jürgen, GBNP Organizer

Upcoming events (4)

Photography Goals for 2022 - Q3 Achievements & Plans

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This is an ongoing quarterly event to review photography goals and achievements and discuss hurdles to overcome, give each other ideas on what to do or how.

You can join anytime, no requirement of having attended before. It's never the wrong time to formulate some goals, but they will help you plan better and become a better photographer.

We will loosely discuss these topics, and every attendee can share, but it's also OK to just sit in and listen.

---- * - Review progress on your goals that you set out to do
---- * - Share new goals you might have created (also for new attendees)
---- * - Ask for help or suggestions on challenges you encountered
---- * - Tell us what you are currently working on (projects, skills etc.)

This is a fun forum to share your plans, your progress and find inspiration. This is a quarterly repeating event, but only for active GBNight members, please do not pass on this link.

Create NYC Expo 2022

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After a two year hiatus, the Photo+ Expo will be back and it has been rebranded to CREATE NYC!

The venue has changed as well and it is now being held in Brooklyn's Naval Yard, close to lots of good night photo venues. There will be a public show floor with hundreds of vendors from small clips to huge studio equipment, with most of the camera makers having large booths for hands-on equipment trials, photo shoot settings, give-aways, show specials and more.

In parallel, there is a conference with presentations about photography topics, mostly centered on commercial photography (weddings, portrait, product, event etc.) and many shooting, creative and learning opportunities.

Sign ups will start in June on the website: https://photoplusexpo.com/ Attendance will be limited.

Save the date, more info to come! There will most likely be GBNight Meetup events scheduled during those nights.

10 Year Anniversary

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We will be celebrating ten (!) years of night photography meetups organized by Jürgen, by going back to where it all started, on this very day in 2012. Some of you have been members for that long, do come and join us!

The Kennedy library is a unique building complex and offers a number of wonderful views, starting with the super-bright front facade made for HDR bracketing, to the glass facade in the back, through which you can shoot a giant US flag, the stairs above as leading lines, lots of shadows from trees and bright yellow sodium vapor lights, and waterfront shots of pillars and piers.

We can wander a little further and take advantage of some other, never buildings that weren't there in 2012.

Equipment: anything from 14 to 70 mm will work well, but you may bring your[masked] lens to shoot some stuff across the water for more variety. Depending on weather, we can do star trails or cloud streaks or perhaps sodium vapor shadows in the fog!

This is a Wednesday evening, plan ahead and skip early out of that work thing. :)

Photography Goals - 2022 Q4 Achievements & 2023 Plans

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This is an ongoing quarterly event to review photography goals and achievements and discuss hurdles to overcome, give each other ideas on what to do or how.

You can join anytime, no requirement of having attended before. It's never the wrong time to formulate some goals, but they will help you plan better and become a better photographer.

We will loosely discuss these topics, and every attendee can share, but it's also OK to just sit in and listen.

---- * - Review progress on your goals that you set out to do
---- * - Share new goals you might have created (also for new attendees)
---- * - Ask for help or suggestions on challenges you encountered
---- * - Tell us what you are currently working on (projects, skills etc.)

This is a fun forum to share your plans, your progress and find inspiration. This is a quarterly repeating event, but only for active GBNight members, please do not pass on this link.

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