Outing Details - Saturday 23 February 2013

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Monday, February 18, 2013 Under: Outings

Hi everyone


Our outing for February is to Wilson's Wharf. It is an early evening/night shoot where you will be able to photograph the harbour, the city, yachts, ships and with a little bit of luck a nice sunset. Later on, if we want to, we will move to the pier at the Point Yacht Club, and the pier at Cafe Fish.

Night photography differs greatly from daytime shooting and can be challenging, but very rewarding when you get it right. Here are a few tips:

  • Your shutter speed will be very slow so use your tripod to get sharp images.
  • Use a low ISO.
  • Use a remote  shutter release cable or wireless remote to keep your shutter open for longer than 30 seconds with your camera's Bulb setting.
  • Use Manual settings on your camera and see what settings work best for you.
  • If you don't have the aforementioned remote release cable/wireless remote, then set your camera to a 30 second shutter speed and change your aperture and ISO settings to get the shot.
  • A small aperture, around f10 to f16, will give points of light a star burst effect.
  • Low ISO=Slower shutter speed=Less noise
  • High ISO=Faster shutter speed=More noise
  • Rain has been predicted, so bring a plastic bag to cover your camera. And a raincoat for yourself!

We would like to use a 'Buddy System' to assist the newbies. Please let us know if you will need some assistance with camera settings and we will try to pair you with someone that will be able to help you. Please see Yvonne.

Date: Saturday, 23 February 2013
Time: 5:30pm
Meet: Wilson's Wharf parking lot. 14 Boatmans Road, Durban.
Meet on the left hand side(facing south), on the grassy area of the parking lot. We will shoot on that grassy area.
Later on we will move to the pier at Cafe Fish. And we might shoot at the pier at the Point Yacht Club as well. It depends on what kind of shots we want to get. If you choose, you can scout out the three spots and select the best one for you.

We will probably meet for dinner afterwards at Zacks, or one of the other restaurants in that area. It is not obligatory to stay afterwards, but it is a nice way to end the evening!

See you there!

Photos by Yvonne van Dalen

See you at 5:30PM, Saturday 23 February 2013!

In : Outings 

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