Past Meetup

Turn Hong Kong into a Ghost Town. Long Exposure Photography.

This Meetup is past

35 people went

Western Market (Back entrance just after Tram Stop)

323 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan · Hong Kong

How to find us

We'll meet at the clock tower behind Western Market, just next to the tram stop.

Location image of event venue


Time to get out your camera gear folks!

Living in a busy city like Hong Kong, you'll never be able to take daytime photos of a scene with no people. There's always, always some people in your photo. Of course, you can get there really early at sunrise but there will still be some people in your shots. Rather than take a photo with people cluttered all through your photos, we'll set the camera up for a long exposure. With a long enough exposure, you'll be able to take a photo of a scene with no people getting in your shot. Who ever is walking in front of your camera will not show up in your photo.

Like making these people disappear in this photo and turning this into a ghost town with no one in it.

What you'll need to bring:

1. A good, stable tripod. (You'll need it because the shutter will stay open for a long time)

2. Camera with 'bulb' exposure mode. (long manual exposure)

3. Fully charged camera battery.

4. ND filter with 8 to 10 stops.

5. Optional (cable release or timer) If you don't have one, you can set your camera timer to trigger 2 seconds after pressing the shutter button.

Play this video tutorial to learn how to do this by Scott Kelby.

We'll meet at the clock tower behind Western Market.