What we're about

This is a collective of people who share a passion for night photography.

This Meetup is about gathering in groups, small or large, to capture the night and share the outcome with each other. Education, respectful and constructive feedback, exhibition of images and socializing during and after our gatherings are all part of our activities.

We will 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 will be as much part of our portfolio, as will be dark sky star, astro-landscape and Milky Way shoots or light painting opportunities.

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 may be paid events, as announced in those meetups, to provide paid services to learn from professionals in smaller groups with formal instructions.

You can sign up for this group for free and see if this is for you during the trial. Note that this is the only continuously active night photography meetup in New England, we average one photo shoot every ~8 days, one meetup every week, and even keep it alive throughout the winter. Browse our "past meetups" to see what we have been doing.

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. The meetups here will always be 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... (https://www.meetup.com/GBNight/messages/boards/forum/16103532) 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 (1)

Lecture: Light Painting and Drawing

Thomas Crane Public Library

For the third part of our winter program, this is an instructional and technical program to introduce photographers to light painting and light drawing by our own organizers Jürgen Lobert and Lisa Ryan. This lecture is free to paid members. Adding artificial light to photos taken at night can be done through a number of techniques. Light painting adds additional light to existing surfaces, but light drawing is one of the few techniques where a photographer can actively create unique and intriguing content, rather than simply photographing existing objects. The following topics are covered: * Introduction to light painting equipment & settings * Trigonometry for photographers: the exposure triangle * Capturing time so you can spend it on painting * Adding light - Exposure considerations and the square root paradigm - Angles: how geometry creates intrigue - Buy or do it yourself: the light painter’s toolbox (demo) * Light Painting: How to convert a flashlight into a paint brush * Light Drawing: Unleash your artistic side * The three secret techniques for how to master light painting and drawing. * Post-processing considerations * Resources Throughout the presentation, Jürgen and Lisa will demonstrate a number of light painting tools, show how to use them and how they look like in the many visual examples. We will do some live demos with camera and display. Please be on time and count on rush hour traffic.

Past events (480)

Cityscapes: BU Bridge and surrounding area

Boston University Bridge

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