Past Meetup

Spring Workshop 2014 - Steel Wool Photography Part II

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Price: $6.00 /per person

Coney Island

Surf and Stillwell Aves. · Brooklyn, NY

How to find us

Weather permitting - we will meet at the corner of Surf & Stillwell Aves by Dunkin Donuts.

Location image of event venue

Details

THERE IS A $6.00 FEE FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PAYABLE VIA PAYPAL UPON YOUR RSVP ONLINE. I WILL BE CHECKING THE RSVP LIST. IF YOU SHOW UP AND YOU'RE NOT ON THE RSVP LIST, YOU MUST PAY $10.00 (PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE).

THIS FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS THE WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED.

** SEE UPDATES/NOTES BELOW **

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This is Part II of Steel Wool Photography!! What is it exactly?

It’s a form of light painting where you create awesome portals, tunnels, domes, and rain of light with burning steel wool. Here are some examples:

Note: Brooklyn Born (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Photographers/members/11168689/), myself, and a few other friends of mine recently began practicing Steel Wool Photography, where the results can be very beautiful, but also very dangerous. We will all (the whole group, not just the hosts) be handling burning steel wool, so I am emphasizing this disclaimer for this particular workshop:

Disclaimer: Participation in these events requires that you assume all risks associated with these activities, and that the Organizers, Co-Organizers and Event Hosts are in no way liable for any loss or injury as a result of your participation. In other words, you are attending these events at your own risk!!

With that said, the following list contains must-have supplies for steel wool photography. We will not be providing any of these supplies to the group. You have to buy all these supplies and assemble the chain yourself:

· DSLR Camera – We will be shooting in Manual Mode!! Make sure you know how to access your Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Metering, and Auto/Manual Switch on your lens. We will not be teaching you how to use your specific camera so PLEASE REVIEW YOUR CAMERA’S MANUAL!! Don't forget your charged batteries and empty storage cards.

· Tripod – This is a MUST for any long exposure photography. Be warned that it may get damaged in sand and/or water.

· A small flashlight – it can be very dark outside so you will need to see what you’re doing.

· Goggles – to protect your eyes

· Old Hats or Hoodies, and old clothes – to protect your hair, scalp and body.

· Gloves – to protect your hands.

· One or Two Packs of Fine Steel Wool – make sure the package says “0”, “00” or “000”. The finer the steel wool, the better it will burn. Do not buy medium or coarse – they won’t burn.

· One Kitchen Whisk – with a loop at the end. Don’t buy a cheap 99 cent whisk because it won’t last the night.

· One dog leash with a clip – has to be at least the length of your arm. The metal ones would be best.

· Black Electrical Tape - to secure the whisk to the dog leash.

· A lighter, igniter, or a 9 volt battery to set the steel wool on fire.

· To assemble your chain, clip the dog leash to the kitchen whisk's loop and secure it with the electrical tape so it doesn't fly off when you spin it. If your whisk does not have a loop, you can secure the leash against the handle of the whisk with the electrical tape.

· Weather permitting - we will be meeting in front of Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Stillwell and Surf Streets at 8pm sharp!! Take the D, F, N or Q train to the last stop in Brooklyn. Give yourself plenty of time to travel because this workshop will start as scheduled. Please be on time.

· Please dress appropriately for the weather.

· NOTE: I cannot guarantee there will be anyplace nearby that is open for food or bathrooms, so you are warned!!

· Details of this event can change at anytime. Please check in periodically for possible updates.

I hope you will join us. If you have any questions, call or text me a message before the day of the event, or you can email me through my meetup profile (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Photographers/members/11413209/). Please make sure you identify yourself in your message so I know who you are.

~ Sally[masked].NYCP (6927)

Disclaimer: Participation in these events requires that you assume all risks associated with these activities, and that the Organizers, Co-Organizers and Event Hosts are in no way liable for any loss or injury as a result of your participation. In other words, you are attending these events at your own risk!!

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