He began the evening with a presentation outlining the various techniques employed in order to take photographs of the night sky, night-time cityscapes, landscapes and firework displays.
This included advice on how to work round the problems of focusing in the dark as well as balancing shutter speed, aperture and ISO in order to obtain the best possible result.
Ron Bowe also contributed to the talk by discussing his method of capturing the very best of a firework display. A copy of the guide he produced can be viewed/downloaded from the Tutorial and Tips page.
Prior to the meetings, members had been asked to bring in some examples of night-time photography in order to demonstrate the techniques they employed in order to get that perfect shot.
The response was excellent with examples of torchlight portraits, fairground lights, firework displays, city light trails, star fields and of course the recent blood moon.
This lead on to preparation for our next meeting scheduled for the 5th November when instead of meeting at the West Moor Centre, members were challenged to take their cameras out and capture their interpretations of Guy Fawkes Night with the intention of bringing their images to show off at the centre for the meeting on 19th November.