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Long Exposure Photography

As we look forward to the camera club's long exposure competition in February, this month's Canon news has an interesting feature on long exposure black and white. This genre of photography is popular as, amongst other things, it can enhance mood, change the look of running water to create a curtain, and also help with less than optimum lighting conditions. Members will recall we had an interesting lecture on the use of filters - part of David Autumn's course on 'getting to know your camera'. This covered how to use longer exposure settings as well as using graduated filters and circular polarisers to capture images which are something more than a simple snap. Also please take a look at the

Painting with light

Can you remember when you got your first torch and shone it through a coloured sweet wrapper. Roll on a few years and its like dad dancing - simply not cool. Now you have a good excuse to dust off your light sabre purely in the name of art you'll understand. Some club members, probably best not identified, ventured out into Golden Acre park one dark night. Armed cameras, tripods and other objects of desire they learnt how to photograph lights using a long exposure under the expert direction of Andy Killingbeck. The first rule is to know how to set up your camera in near darkness and secondly not to fall in the lake. Many of the settings are trial and error but typically exposures are around

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