League City Photography Meet Up – 01.06.11


I attended the January 2011 League City Photography Meet up this past week.  There was a great turnout of over 30 attendees.



Theme for January is Black & White

Upcoming Events in January

4th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament – Jan 28th & 29th – at the American Shooting Center       (call 281-727-6786 with questions)


Topic – Night Photography

Al S. gave a great presentation on Night Photography. Below are the high points I gleaned.

The Mindful Eye is the site referenced throughout the presentation.

There are three Twilights

    • Civil - 1/2 hour prior to sunrise
    • Nautical – 1 hour prior to sunrise
    • Astronomical – 1 1/2 hours prior to sunrise

Required Supplies

    • DSLR with Bulb Mode
    • Wide Angle Lens
    • Tripod
    • Remote Release
    • Flashlights

High-Speed ISO Test

    • Set camera at the highest ISO
    • Aperture Prioity
    • Open lens all the way
    • Turn noise reduction off
    • Take shot
    • Check histogram - highlights need to be as far to the right as possible

ISO 3200/200 = 16    16 x 10 seconds = 160 seconds

ISO 3200 ISO 200
f/4.0 f/4.0
10 sec 160 sec

Almost same result between the two, but less noise.

Goal = perfect exposure @ the lowest ISO


    • Focus to infinity
    • Manual focus mode
    • Limit objects in the foreground


Additional Information & Links

Photos from the Group



"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” -Aaron Siskind