Vince van Gogh said “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.” As the night falls a whole new group of subjects comes to life.

The night photography group is an outing based group for anyone who would like to take photographs when the sun goes down and the lights come on. Our aim is to explore city lights, bridges, piers, moving lights, fireworks, starry skies, and any other topics of interest to the group.

Most outings will commence at dusk and be locally based. Some of our outings may take us further afield to capture starry skies or to explore the lights of other cities.

As well as night photography, the group may explore daytime long exposure photography using neutral density filters or panning techniques.

In the past, these outings have included visits to the Rockton World Fair, the Burlington Festival of Lights, The U of T campus, the Westfield Heritage Village as well as outings to capture the full moon and super moon. Suggestions from members regarding interesting locations and events are encouraged and can be emailed to [email protected]

Useful Links

Trillium Club’s Intro to Slow Shutter Speed Photography  click here

Trillium Club’s Blue Hour and HDR Tutorial  click here

How to Shoot the Night Sky  click here

DeepSkyStacker (Free software for deep sky photography – e.g. shooting the Milky Way)  click here

Running DeepSkyStacker on a Mac  click here

Better Star Trails Photographs  click here

StarStaX (Free software for stacking star trails photos)  click here

Light Painting 101  click here

HDR Night Photography Tips:  The Magical Blue Hour!  click here

5 Ways to Improve Your Blue Hour Photography  click here

How to Photography the Blue Hours With Amazing Results  click here

The Blue Hour Site  click here

Blue Hour App for iPhone or iPad  click here

The Photographer’s Ephemeris Free Web App (Calculate sunrise, moonrise, etc.)  click here

The Photographer’s Ephemeris Phone and Tablet Apps  click here

Ontario Cloud Cover Forecast  click here

Clear Sky Charts for Ontario (Shows where to go for dark skies)  click here


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Email: [email protected]