Outing Saturday 26 May 2012

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Thursday, May 24, 2012 Under: Outings

Hi everyone

Outing May: Sunset shoot at Umhlanga Pier and Lighthouse

Photos: Anton Botha

Our outing will be on Saturday, the 26th of May to the Umhlanga Pier and Lighthouse where you will be able to capture great sunset photos and once it becomes dark, you can photograph the surreal blue lights on the pier. Also see what effect slow shutter speeds will have on the waves.

Photo shooting tips:

1. Use your tripod to stabilise your camera, especially when the light fades.
2. For landscape shots, use a small aperture (f10-f16) to maximise your depth of field (DOF).
3. The rule of thumb for landscape photography is to focus a third into your scene to maximise DOF.
3. You can use a wider aperture if your required shutter speed exceeds 30 seconds, but your DOF will decrease. Alternatively, use a higher ISO, but this will increase the noise in your photos.

And for the new members, don't be afraid to ask the more experienced members for advice. We are here to share our passion for photography.


  • Wear warm clothes - scarves, gloves, thick socks, boots, jackets. Although it is not that cold yet, it can become very chilly on the beach if the wind blows. Nothing spoils an outing faster than feeling cold and miserable!

  • Bring a torch

  • Tripods are essential


Date:Saturday, 26 May 2012
Time: 4:30pm at the pier
Directions: Drive North on the N2 and take exit 182. Keep right and at the robots turn right onto the M41. Take the exit for the M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive/La Lucia Ridge and turn left onto the M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive. At the second traffic circle, take the third exit and stay on the M12 Umhlanga Rocks Drive. Continue on Lighthouse Road until it splits. Keep left onto Mc Causland Crescent. Find parking and walk towards the beach.

Photos : Vanessa Cracknell

See you at 4:30PM, Saturday 26 May 2012!

In : Outings 

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