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Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
New Hope Church Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Freeman Long
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92       3 places left
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Saturday 15 June
Blackwell Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Freeman Long
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 29 June
New Hope Church Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Freeman Long
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92       5 places left

Headshot Photography Meetup

Headshot Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Blackwell Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Freeman Long
A headshot is a tightly framed face shot, typically from the shoulders up. The goal of your headshot is to clearly & creatively showcase your client's professionalism, personality, and brand. As a class, we will focus on creating headshots from the chest up with natural lighting.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 27 July
New Hope Church Road - 10am - 3 Hours
Freeman Long
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      

Nearby Photography Groups

The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 01 June
Durham - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$43       4 places left
Macro Photography Class

Macro Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
Western Blvd - 3pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$92      
Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Saturday 08 June
Chapel Hill - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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$43      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Sunday 09 June
St. Mary's Street near Cameron Village - 3pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
This class will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones.
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$92       3 places left
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Saturday 15 June
University Drive - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism.

In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 22 June
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.

Rain or shine
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$43      

Photography 101: Exposure

Photography 101: Exposure

Sunday 23 June
Downtown Raleigh - 3pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
What is Exposure?

The action of exposing a digital sensor or photographic film to light.

This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their cameras. We will touch on the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
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$92       5 places left
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 29 June
Durham - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
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$43      
Creative Shapes

Creative Shapes

Saturday 06 July
Blue Ridge Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
We live in a world of shapes and designs all around us. Let's explore dynamic shapes, not only in architecture but how to add shapes as backgrounds to portraits and other main subject choices.
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$47      

Understanding Metering and Histogram

Understanding Metering and Histogram

Sunday 07 July
Pogue St - 3pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
Having troubles with getting the correct exposure? Curious what the histogram is and how to read it? In this meetup I will discuss how your camera's light meter works, how metering affects your meter, as well as what your histogram is and how to read and understand the information it is giving you.
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$92      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Morrisville - 6pm - 2 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Richard Tholen
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$47      
50mm Lens Photography Class

50mm Lens Photography Class

Sunday 14 July
Downtown Raleigh - 2pm - 3 Hours
Raleigh Photography Group
Cammel Hurse
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer's gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography.

In this class, we'll review the basic camera settings. We'll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$92       5 places left

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Ashe Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Leather Artistry Meetup: Design Your Own Custom Creations

Leather Artistry Meetup: Design Your Own Custom Creations

Saturday 15 June
Ashe Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Embark on a creative journey unlike any other with our Leather Artistry Meetup: Design Your Own Custom Creations. Whether you're passionate about personalizing leather shoes, bags, wallets, or any other objects, this class offers a platform to unleash your imagination. From bringing your own designs to life to mastering the art of drawing your favorite characters on leather, the possibilities are endless. Under expert guidance, you'll delve into the intricacies of painting on leather and learn techniques to transform ordinary objects into unique, customized masterpieces. Join us and discover the joy of creating one-of-a-kind leather creations that reflect your individual style and creativity.
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$47      
Enchanting Nature: Watercolor Painting Meetup Inspired by Foliage

Enchanting Nature: Watercolor Painting Meetup Inspired by Foliage

Saturday 22 June
Ashe Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Dive into the captivating world of watercolor with our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop. This immersive session is designed to guide you through the art of portraying the intricate beauty of nature. Explore the vibrant colors and varied textures of foliage and plants, while mastering watercolor techniques to achieve breathtaking effects. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and bring your creative visions to life. Secure your spot today and start your journey towards creating mesmerizing pieces of art inspired by the natural world.
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$43      

Dusk Horizons: Watercolor Landscapes Meetup

Dusk Horizons: Watercolor Landscapes Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Duraleigh Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of twilight vistas at our Dusk Horizons: Watercolor Landscapes Meetup. Join us for an enriching experience where you'll learn to paint stunning skies and experimental landscapes, delve into color theory, and master various techniques for creating mesmerizing nightscapes. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned artist, this class offers the perfect opportunity to refine your skills and unleash your creativity against the backdrop of twilight's splendor. Don't miss out on this chance to explore the art of watercolor painting while capturing the magic of dusk's horizons!
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$43      
Creative Ink: Anime and Cartoon Drawing Meetup

Creative Ink: Anime and Cartoon Drawing Meetup

Saturday 29 June
Ashe Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Join the Creative Ink: Anime and Cartoon Drawing Meetup to immerse themselves in a vibrant community of artists passionate about anime and cartoon illustration. Through engaging workshops and collaborative sessions, attendees can refine their skills, share techniques, and draw inspiration from fellow enthusiasts. This meetup offers a supportive environment where participants can explore diverse styles, experiment with character design, and unleash their creativity onto the canvas. Whether beginners or seasoned artists, everyone is encouraged to join and elevate their craft while fostering connections with like-minded individuals. Join us for an opportunity to dive into the colorful world of anime and cartoon drawing, where imagination knows no bounds.
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$47      
Fluttering Colors: Watercolor Butterfly Painting Meetup

Fluttering Colors: Watercolor Butterfly Painting Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Blue Ridge Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of butterflies with our "Fluttering Colors: Watercolor Butterfly Painting Meetup." Join us as we embark on a journey to capture the exquisite hues and delicate patterns of these magnificent creatures on canvas. In this class, we'll delve into the mesmerizing spectacle of real butterflies fluttering around us, providing inspiration and insight into their vibrant colors and intricate details. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to hone your watercolor skills while connecting with the beauty of nature. Don't miss out on this chance to unleash your creativity and bring the magic of butterflies to life on paper.
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$47      

Artistic Waters: Embracing the Flow - A Watercolor Exploration for All Levels

Artistic Waters: Embracing the Flow - A Watercolor Exploration for All Levels

Saturday 13 July
Lead Mine Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Dive into the world of watercolor painting with our inclusive meetup, welcoming artists of all levels from beginners to experts. Experience a supportive environment where beginners can grasp fundamental techniques, unlock creativity, and cultivate a deep appreciation for the beauty of watercolor art. Under the guidance of seasoned instructors, participants will explore color blending, refine brushstrokes, and translate their visions onto paper. Beyond skill development, our meetup fosters personal growth, relaxation, and connections with fellow art enthusiasts. Whether you seek therapeutic release, a new hobby, or wish to explore your artistic potential, our Beginner's Watercolor meetup offers inspiration, encouragement, and community. Join us and let your creativity flow!

In this class, our instructor will assist each student in creating a personal masterpiece of their choosing, this means the instructor will help you out with a theme or subject you already have in mind in order to give creative liberty to each individual.
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Beginner's Drawing Meetup

Saturday 13 July
Ashe Ave. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
$47      
Blossoms in Bloom: Watercolor Painting Plants and Flowers Meetup

Blossoms in Bloom: Watercolor Painting Plants and Flowers Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Beryl Rd - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of botanical art with our "Blossoms in Bloom: Watercolor Painting Plants and Flowers Meetup." Join us as we gather to appreciate the intricate beauty of foliage that surrounds us. In this class, we'll take inspiration from the diverse array of plants and flowers in our surroundings, transforming them into stunning watercolor illustrations. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a budding enthusiast, this meetup offers a wonderful opportunity to refine your skills while capturing the essence of nature on paper. Come join us as we celebrate the artistry of flora and unleash our creativity amidst the blossoms in bloom!
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$47      

Starry Night Portraits: Painting Under the Stars Meetup

Starry Night Portraits: Painting Under the Stars Meetup

Saturday 20 July
McDowell St. - 7pm - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Join the "Starry Night Portraits: Painting Under the Stars Meetup" for a unique and unforgettable artistic experience. Under the twinkling canopy of stars, attendees will learn the basics of drawing and later painting a portrait, guided by expert instructors. This meetup offers a magical setting where creativity flourishes and imaginations soar, allowing participants to capture the essence of their subjects amidst the enchanting night sky. Whether honing existing skills or venturing into portrait painting for the first time, this event promises to inspire and ignite a passion for artistic expression under the celestial heavens. Join us for an evening of creativity, camaraderie, and celestial beauty as we paint portraits under the stars.
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$47      
Watercolor Zine Crafting Meetup

Watercolor Zine Crafting Meetup

Saturday 27 July
University Park - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Watercolor Group
Maria Jose Nunez Bonequi
Dive into creativity with our Watercolor Zine Crafting Meetup! Explore the art of zine-making—a unique form of expression combining text, images, and artwork into a personalized pamphlet. In this session, each participant will craft their own zine, akin to a mini book, using watercolor as our primary medium. Unleash your storytelling prowess and bring your narratives to life on paper, creating charming keepsakes infused with your artistic vision. Join us for an inspiring journey of self-expression and creative exploration!
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$47      
Creative Wellness: Art Therapy Meetup

Creative Wellness: Art Therapy Meetup

Saturday 03 August
Beryl Rd. - 10am - 2 Hours
Raleigh Art Group
Alicia Deras
Join the Creative Wellness: Art Therapy Meetup to experience the transformative power of art as a tool for self-care and self-expression. In this supportive environment, attendees have the opportunity to chat and create, fostering connections with their art and freeing up their minds from everyday stressors. Through guided exercises and creative prompts, individuals can delve into their emotions, gain insights, and cultivate mindfulness. This meetup offers a safe space for exploration and growth, where participants can harness the therapeutic benefits of art to enhance their overall well-being. Join us for an enriching experience of self-discovery, connection, and creative expression in a community dedicated to nurturing wellness through art therapy.
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$47      

ABOUT CARY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Cary.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Cary Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Freeman is a great teacher. Will definitely sign up for more of his classes.
    5/5
    Elmyra
    2024-03-04
    Great photography workshop. Will do more
    5/5
    Philippe
    2024-02-05
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Freeman Long
    ABOUT ME
    FREEMAN LONG

    NORTH CAROLINA BASED PHOTOGRAPHER

    SPECIALIZING IN MODEL, FASHION AND THEACTRICAL HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

    I have been making images all of my life. I love fine art
    and studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. I worked in NYC prior to relocating in North Carolina.

    Freeman Long is available for private bookings

    I offer the following services:
    Private tutoring in all levels of photogrpahy including basic camera settings, lighting, portrait, landscape fashion and architectural photogrpahy.

    Portrait Photogrpahy
    Model Photography
    Fashion Photography
    Architectural Interior Photography
    Freemanphotography.info

    PHOTOS
    Cary Photography Group
    2024-03-18
    Title or Location: Cary, NC
    I drive by this memorial almost every day. It always reminds me of having an office in DC and passing the Lincoln and Washington Memorials on my way to the Capitol. It makes me feel nostalgic. So, I thought of taking a photograph of the memorial to make it a lasting memory.
    Credit: Kim Allen Farnham

    Cary Photography Group
    2023-12-26
    Title or Location: Morning Sunrise at the Park
    I was driving home from work and saw the sun starting to rise , so I decided stop by a park and started walking towards the water and caught this amazing view.
    Credit: James Thomas
    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

    New Orleans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park
    Saturday night, 5/11/24, I went out to the St. Charles Parish Wetlands Watchers Park wanting to capture some photos of the Northern Lights as the Solar Storm made the aurora visible down here in Louisiana. It was a cloudy night so we didn't get to see any of it. But a thunderstorm was was approaching and "heat lightning" was seen in the distance. As it got closer, the lightning strikes were getting more and more visible even though the storm was still miles away. So I repositioned my camera and
    Credit: Bertis Tamplain

    Santa Clara Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Yosemite Valley
    I went on a hike in Yosemite Valley and unexpectedly found this tree that had a heart shaped hole in the trunk. I stayed until dusk and used my red light on my headlamp to cast the red glow inside the heart. I was inspired by my then girlfriend. I love LOVE!
    Credit: Cody Mattson
    Facebook: codymattsonphotography
    San Gabriel Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Home
    A photographer friend visits his parents in Alaska every year and upon his return home he always brings me salmon steaks that his family catch as part of their food provisions. This was my dinner and will say that this dinner was nothing short of amazing!
    Credit: Gonzalo Guerrero
    Facebook: G GUERRERO PHOTOGRAPHY
    Instagram: @photo818

    Brisbane Photography Group
    2024-05-22
    Title or Location: Charlies Hut, Carneys Creek
    As anyone who chases milkyway photos will tell you, they take some careful planning and often a lack of sleep. Charlies Hut is in the Scenic Rim. It's about a 2hr drive from home, and with the help of Photopills, we could see that the moon would have set with the milkyway still visible at about 4am. So alarms were set for 1.30am, coffee was made and off we went. I use the intervalometer on my Canon 6D mark ii to shoot between 15-20 images of the sky. The lens I used was a Samyang 14mm, set
    Credit: Lisa Pritchard
    Facebook: Lisa Pritchard
    Instagram: lisa_pritchard_photography
    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
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