Photo Experience Days by Michael Palmer Photography
Taster PED - Part 2 (Night)

Perhaps you've already done the first Taster PED (aka New Forest PED) and you're wondering what to do next? If so then maybe the second Taster PED is for you. 

On this Taster PED - Part 2 we'll be photographing after dark, long exposure images - car light trails etc.

All levels of abilities are welcome - although this event is aimed at photographers new to night time photography. 


Event dates:
Please visit the Event Dates page for more information.

Start times will vary depending on time of year and what time it gets dark, and the event normally runs for around 3 hours, including a short stop for drinks.

Please contact me via my contact page.

What will be covered:

Manual mode - using Shutter, Aperture, and ISO
White balance - the effect it can make on your photographs
Manual Focus - Sometimes for a tricky subject, it's best to manually focus the lens
Composition - Some basic tips to help achieve a nicely balanced photograph
An introduction to "Light Painting" towards the end of the evening

In addition if you have any specific questions, I'll be there to help throughout the evening.

Recommended equipment (but not necessarily essential)

Digital camera (ideally SLR or mirrorless), or a compact camera with manual options 
A "normal" kit lens type zoom is perfect for this PED. (18-55mm / 24-70mm zooms are ideal)
It doesn't matter what lenses you have, we'll make good use of them regardless
Extra camera battery as some cameras tend to eat batteries while doing long exposures.
Spare memory card
Appropriate clothing
A tripod is essential for this PED
A remote cable trigger will make things easier
A torch is likely to prove very useful - head torches more so to keep your hands free, and a red light torch helps preserve your night vision better than a "white light" torch.