Princes Pier at Sunset
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About The Event
This night workshop begins at the magical hour of twilight, where we capture the rich blue sky and continue with darker night photography. We start by Melbourne’s beautiful waterfront at the Princes Pier, discussing long exposure photography. We then set up our tripods and commence shooting the historic Princes Pier.
This workshop is a great way to get excited about your photography and brush up on your technique, composition and lighting knowledge. If you’re a complete beginner we will teach you basic camera skills and give you insight into lighting and composition and if you are more experienced then we can jump straight into more advanced topics. You can be sure to come away with shots that you are more than happy with.
You will need to dress very warmly even in the summer in this workshop. Finger-less gloves are great and warm scarfs. It seems to be cold there even in the warmer months. So, charge up your battery, and bring along an empty memory card.
What you will need to bring
- your camera
- your widest lens
- a tripod
- very warm clothing even in the summertime
- I highly recommend bringing along a neutral density filter but it is optional.
An ND filter is a special filter designed to reduce the amount of light that passes through it and therefore, the amount of light that ends up on the camera’s sensor. It is essentially a darkened piece of glass (or resin) that is designed not to change anything other than the quantity of light that passes through it.
This allows for creative effects such as using a wider aperture (for depth of field effects) or a longer shutter speed (for time-based effects) than would not be possible otherwise. They are most useful in bright conditions where there is a lot of available light.
There are different types of neutral density filters, and they offer different strengths, depending on how much light you want to block. This is measured using different terms, but the most commonly used term is the number of “stops” of light the filter blocks.
Commonly used filters are 3 stop filters, 6 stop filters, and 10 stop filters. I use a 10 stop.
To explain, a stop is basically a measurement of the amount of light. If you increment by 1 stop, you are doubling (or halving) the amount of light. So for example, if you go from a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second to 1/125th of a second (twice as long), you are doubling the amount of light. That is what we photographers refer to as a “stop”.
A three-stop filter would let you go from a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second to 1/30th of a second.
A six-stop filter would let you go from a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second to 1/4 of a second.
A ten stop filter would let you go from a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second to 4 seconds.
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