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Light Trails & City Lights - Sold Out!

  • Hopetoun Street Auckland, Auckland New Zealand (map)

It's time to get creative and shoot some light trails during sunset, right before the city lights come on.  If we're lucky the Sky Tower will be lit 'rainbow' for the Pride Parade the following day.  I haven't shot from this spot since they put in the new hot pink cycleway, so I'm excited to see how the location photographs.

trail lights

Long exposure photography is all the rage these days.  It's a chance to be creative and make special effects in-camera.  Many of us use it for the sky, water and stars, but it also creates a fabulous effect when shooting cars' headlights and tail lights.  On this workshop we'll capture the traffic as it leaves the city limits on Friday night.

long exposure photography

There is free parking nearby at Beresford Square.

Gear: A wide or mid-range focal length lens.  A graduated Neutral Density filter will be useful.  A tripod is a must.  If you're looking to buy a tripod, please make sure it is sturdy enough for Auckland's winds and that it is tall enough for you.  The maximum extended height should be near enough at your eye-line.  A warm jacket is also essential as it can get breezy on the overpass.

city lights