Night Art

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  1. THORHAMMER

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    Just curious, any others here like to go out when its dark and shoot in alleyways, streets, industrial areas, behind stores, stuff like that.

    Am I the only one !! Lol

    I know there are others, but Im just wanting to start a coffee shop type thread, share ideas, equipment ideas, rules of thumb, expiriences etc...
    If you are thinking about it, or you seriously shoot at night put your ideas or questions in this thread, maybe it can be a resource !

    Iron sharpens Iron right.
     
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    I'd certainly like to try it. Downtown Flint seems like it would be cool to shoot at night.

    The only problem is it's downtown Flint... I'd feel much more comfortable with a shooting buddy (which I do not have).

    Thinking about it, I could also use a decent tripod...

    Where do you shoot? At what times? What do you take along with you?
     
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    id really like to spend more time shooting at night, but im terrified to go out alone. I'm a young woman with a large fear of being raped or mugged (i think these are normal fears) and so i rarely venture out after the sun's down. the few times i did it, though, i really enjoyed it.
     
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    I would love to go night shooting, but I totally need a better camera.
    Currently the only night shots I get are at sporting events. So does that even count?
     
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    I've just started doing this... it's certainly amusing...

    Old churches/buildings, water reflection, vehicle blur...

    it's a whole different world at night...
     
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    Wow, you have such amazing industrial stuff to shoot there in flint. Too bad its sooo violent. you should find a group of law enforcment guys that are also photo buffs and talk them into "escorting" you around.. lol

    I have to say being a guy seems helps with night shooting. If your in a safe area have your boyfriend or husband go with you, you might also need their help as a witness should any weirdness happen with security or police. Maybe a meetup group or something, I'm sure 10 people in a group youd be pretty darn safe.

    I vary with my times, but I never go out to shoot industrial or street before 930 or 10PM theres just too many people milling about for my taste. I sometimes go with a buddy, especially if I am going to shoot where I need a witness, dangerous, or harassment zones. (or both)

    I can usually get out once or twice on the weekend provided I keep it short and sweet. I have to pick my battles, I shoot almost nothing in the daytime anymore unless its at the park with my family or a wedding.
     
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    I love night shooting and have been trying to get out more since the weather is ridiculously hot during the day. I don't live in the safest place but I do take advantage when my cousin is in town on the weekends to go out at night.

    I think this is a great thread to keep alive and share information.
     
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    Yeah, night and early mornings. I take my holga out and play around with handheld bulb mode and some flash. I've come up with some pretty cool stuff.
     
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    I prefer shooting at night, no matter where it is. I have been out in minus 20 at night just to try and get some shots, hot, cold nothing like shooting in the night time.
     
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    I like shooting the sunsetting. I love sillouettes. I guess the only reason that I don't shoot at night, is because I don't have a good enough camera.
     
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    I'd love to shoot at night, but unfortunately there isn't much time and i don't really feel safe around where I live.
     
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    What camera do you have ?
     

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