Outing Details - Sunday 22 April 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Thursday, April 19, 2012 Under: Outings

Hi everyone

Outing: Haunted House and Sunrise at Umdloti

Our outing this month will be a sunrise shoot at the Haunted House in La Mercy. We will have to be there for the predawn light, so set your alarms early!  You can get some beautiful photos of the house silhouetted against the rising sun, or you can go down to the beach area and shoot from there.

Most of the shoot will be in the dark, or semi light. Please be careful if you shoot along the road. Wear something reflective - like a car guard vest - if you intend shooting from that viewpoint.  Also be careful when walking through the thick bushes, because there may be deep ditches made by rain or storm water. Don't wander off on your own, stick with the group. Once it gets lighter, it should be safer to separate the group.

What you should bring along:

  • Use a tripod to avoid blurred photos
  • A strong torch
  • Please wear closed shoes and long pants - no sandals
  • Bright clothes to make you visible to passing vehicles, or a reflective vest.
  • We will go for breakfast after the shoot, but a flask of coffee is a good idea for warming up cold hands!

Some tips for the shoot:

  • Use the lowest ISO setting for better quality photos.
  • Use small apertures to maximise the depth of field (f10 or higher)
  • Silhouette the house  against the rising sun.
  • Shoot through the windows in the house to frame your shot

Date: Sunday, 22 April 2012
Time: 5am
Meet up: In the parking lot next to the house.
Directions: Follow the N2 North and take Exit 190 Umdloti/Verulam. Turn right at the Stop Street onto the M27 Main Road. Then take your first left onto the M4 Ballito. At the second roundabout take, take the third exit into Casuarina Road and park at the end of the road. It should take about 50 minutes from Hillcrest.


See you at 5AM, Sunday 22 April 2012!

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