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We shoot for the stars...

Our main objective is to photograph the night sky, concentrating on the Milky Way Galaxy on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There will be other meetup outings and workshops. Photographers of all levels are invited to join us. If you are interested in improving your night photography skills this meetup group is for you. Most workshops and meetups you will have three professional photographers to guide and instruct you.

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Maryland Nightscapers at the Washington DC National Mall

Join us for an evening of night photography on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Leading this event will be Robert Fawcett and Carol Ward. We will meet and begin near the Lincoln Memorial at 6:00pm, capturing some of the ambient light after sundown. From there walking along the National Mall, capturing as many of the monuments and memorials that we can, ending at the U.S. Capitol. The lights on the monuments are a magical sight to capture. The walk is an easy flat walk of 2.5 miles and all participants must be physically capable to walk this distance carrying their photography gear. We suggest knowing how to set your camera up to employ auto bracketing. We will provide guidance for the best possible settings for night photography. Cost for the event is $135 and Registration is via Eventbrite in order to secure your spot. You are not registered until your ticket is purchased. Once you have registered you can RSVP - Follow this link to register:
Equipment needed is a DSLR or mirrorless camera, wide angle zoom lens, sturdy tripod, remote shutter release. No refunds unless the event is canceled by the organizers. If you sign up and are not able to attend you can find someone to take your place and work out the payment with them. In the event of rain, the following evening will be the rain date

Night Shoot of the Manhattan Skyline



Here is your chance to shoot the Manhattan skyline as seen from Brooklyn. We will meet in Brooklyn Wednesday evening to shoot the Manhattan skyline from the Sticks and various locations along the park and Dumbo. Sunset is at 6:07p. Once everyone gets their shots at this location we can explore and shoot along the shore line and Dumbo. We can also walk the Brooklyn Bridge at the end to shoot Manhattan from there. All shoot locations are within walking distance from the Sticks. There will be a lot of walking so please make sure you are physically able to do this to get the images you want. Bring a DSLR camera, wide lens, a sturdy tripod, and a cable release. ND filters are optional for long exposures before it gets dark. Specific details on the meeting location will be sent to those registered. Attendees are responsible for transportation to the city and meeting location, lodging, parking, and additional expenses. I will be driving up on the 20th and staying overnight. Cost is $149 for the shoot. Please pay me at https://www.PayPal.me/CarolWard4 then RSVP yes. You are not registered until you have paid for an open spot. No refunds unless the event is cancelled by the organizer. If you have paid and can’t make it, you can find a replacement and work out the payment with them. In case of bad weather I will cancel in advance.

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