Sunday, 18 July 2010

Worldwide Photo Walk, Brighton, 24th July 2010

We're all geared up and ready to go next Saturday. If you need to contact me before the day with any concerns about travel, car parking, where we are meeting, what to bring, the do email me ian@ukphotowalks.com.

The Royal Pavilion, no trip to Brighton is complete without seeing this amazing building.

Don't forget that during the day there will be a couple of local competitions running in addition to the Worldwide Photo Walk competition. There will be a Chimping Competition - for what Ben & I deem to be the best image viewed on a camera preview screen. Do make sure it's a sharp image (unless intentionally shakey or blurred) by using the magnify feature, as with any luck the winner will be published on my blog and in the Park Cameras newsletter. There will also be a prize for the best iPhone/Smartphone pic of the day - so if you've got a stack of imaging apps on your phone, now's the chance to show us what you can do.

Click on the image above to see the route and contact information etc. You may want to print a copy to take with you.

Regarding kit, remember that you're the one who's going to be carrying it! Take as much or as little as you think you'll need. You may want to limit yourself to one prime lens and body and concentrate on creating great images. Forget the tripod and take a monopod if you have one. A backpack may be a hinderance as we will be going down a couple of narrow lanes in the old town area behind the seafront. These do make for some wonderful opportunities for those of you who own a WIDE lens - 24 mm (full frame) or shorter.

This is a shot with a 15 mm full-frame fisheye lens
- the alley is about as wide as my shoulders and a piece of cinema history. The text to frame left was about 5 or 6 inches from the lens front element.

DON'T FORGET to charge your batteries the night before and bring plenty of memory cards. 1 or 2 Gb will not last long in Brighton! It is also worth formatting your memory card in the camera you intend using on the day, especially, if like me you use more than one camera. This will reduce any read/write errors, lost or corrupted files.

There's no need to worry about bringing vast supplies of food and drink as there are plenty of options on the route. And remember, if you must have a bag of chips, remember that grease and cameras do not make a good combination.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 24th July, 3:00 PM and feel free to bring a friend or two along.

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