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Street + Blue Hour

  • Takutai Square 44-50 Galway St Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Let's get stuck into Winter’s round of workshops and practice a heap of photography skills all in one evening.

  • street/urban/architecture
  • panning
  • long exposure sunset + blue hour

We will start at Britomart focussing on detailed-architectured-shots and leading lines and wander up to Queen Street. From here we'll do some panning, and look for cool compositions at the Queen St/Customs Street intersection.  There is always plenty going on here and we’ll continue making our way towards Wynyard Quarter.


Panning is an exciting technique that allows you to freeze a moving object while giving the background a nice blur. It's famously used by sport photographers to show movement. Here's one I took a while back, once you've got your exposure and focus set it's all about timing your pan with the movement of the subject.  Easier said than done!


Next up, we'll walk along the waterfront stopping at a few interesting points and at Karanga Plaza for sunset. And on the way back to Britomart as blue hour sets in, we'll squeeze in some trail lights once lights are on.


** You will need a tripod, a wide to mid-range (kit) lens works best, and a warm jacket! An ND filter (especially a graduated ND) is always good to have for sunset. However, if you don't have one that's fine.

Later Event: June 16
West Coast Astro - Full!