Low Light Group Subscription
Posted June 7th 2019
This email is for the folks who have signed up for notices about the Low Light Photo Group
The next meeting is @ 6:30 PM, July 18th
The JPI Low Light Group is open to all interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) users who are interested in Low Light Photography. Hosted by Donovan (Dono) Evans, the group will explore the unique properties of low light photography with presentations and field trips. There are no fees or dues for joining this group, however some group activities have fees. The group relies on the active participation from all attendees.

Meeting Times: The Low Light Group meets bi-monthly. Field Trips and other similar events are scheduled when appropriate. - The next meeting is Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 PM. We will have a special guest speaker from Olympus - Carlos Quilichini. Also joining us will be our extra special guest, Kat Fodor of Fodor Fotos.

There will be a hands on demo for light painting. There is a $10 fee for the demo.

If you have any questions, you can reach Dono at JPI - (941) 896-9921.
The Next Milky Way Excursion
Sunday, July 7th @ 2:30 AM
This field trip is dependent on weather.

Photographing the Milky Way isn't as tough as it seems. It just requires the right equipment and patience. Foto Dono will be hosting a field trip to Coquina Beach in Bradenton to photograph the Milky Way. Trying to photograph at that location does have its challenges, mainly because of light pollution. However most of the shooting will be at the beach.

The main goal for the field trip is to provide an experience in creating a single shot exposure or multiple exposures for stacking of the night sky. These images will then need to be rendered in post with Lightroom, Photoshop or other editing software.

You should arrive around 2:30 AM. We will meet at the South Boat Ramp.

Weather - This event is dependent on the weather. Clouds and rain make very poor visibility of the night sky. I’ll make a final decision to shoot or not shoot about 24 hours before I head out.

Timeline for Sunday Morning:

12:11 AM Moon Set

2:30 AM Arrive

4:34 AM Galactic Center visibility ends

6:22 AM Sunrise

Dono should be there by 2:00 AM.

Equipment - D-SLR camera or Mirrorless System. Bring your widest angle lens with a 2.8 f/stop or faster. You'll need a very sturdy tripod and a remote switch for your camera. Keep in mind this is depending on weather. So come prepared; bring a flashlight and bug spray!

In this workshop we will cover • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Shooting in Low Light • Long Exposures.

Fee: $49 - You can also pay at the store, or the morning of the shoot.

Refunds - If the event is cancelled then a refund will be issued. However, there are no refunds if the Milky Way isn't visible due to cloud cover. This is a low light field trip with an opportunity to photograph the Milky Way.

Any questions call Dono (727) 741-1819 or email him at fotodono@mac.com.
Photos from Kissimmee Preserve State Park
Thank you to everyone who ventured forth with me in the dark. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Here are some of my photos from the field trip. No matter how many times I've visited a place there is always something new to shoot. It was touch and go at first with the weather, but we were blesses with clear skies on both nights. Some of the participants have posted their photos in the Low Light Group Page in Facebook and in MeetUp Kissimmee Photo Album.
A Panoramic stitched together from 12 images. Base corrections in Lightroom with additional edits in Aurora HDR. Camera settings ISO 2500, 20 seconds, f/2.8, WB 3500 K. Equipment used Nikon D610, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2, MeFotto Globetrotter Tripod. Location Wild Island, FL - Time 11:59 PM
A Panoramic stitched together from 3 images. Base corrections in Lightroom with additional edits in Aurora HDR. Camera settings ISO 2500, 20 seconds, f/2.8, WB 3500 K. Equipment used Nikon D610, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2, MeFotto Globetrotter Tripod. Location - Kissimmee Preserve State Park - Time 12:30 AM.
A single shot. Hyper star effect created by zooming the lens back and forth. Base corrections in Lightroom with additional edits in Aurora HDR. Camera settings ISO 2500, 20 seconds, f/2.8, WB 3500 K. Equipment used Nikon D610, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2, MeFotto Globetrotter Tripod. Location - Kissimmee Preserve State Park - Time 1:00 AM.
New Members
The Group is open to all interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) users who are interested in Low Light Photography. Hosted by Donovan (Dono) Evans, the group will explore the unique properties of low light photography with presentations and field trips. There are no fees or dues for joining this group, however some group activities have fees. The group relies on the active participation from all attendees.

Meeting Times: The group meets bi-monthly. Field Trips and other similar events are scheduled when appropriate.

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