Last night was ‘Open Shutter Night’ at the Brighton & Sussex Photography User Group at the Woolpack pub in Burgess Hill; and ‘open shutter’ it was! Bulb setting, tripods, woolly mits and warm hats were the order of the rather cold night.
A fire breather (previously known as a fire-eater) had been arranged to perform for us in the pub’s car park; he was keeping himself warm by spouting flames from his mouth, juggling with fiery batons, twirling flaming orbs, and – reminiscent of the Balrog in Lord of the Rings – cracking a flaming whip – all for our benefit.
Here are a few of my shots from the night. Exposures times were between 1 and 4 seconds; ISO mostly 100, some at 320; aperture f/4 to f/8.
Following the fire-breather, the group looked at using a Speedlite as a strobe, painting with light, and making ghost figures.
The next event is The Psychology of Wedding & Portrait Photography with Daniel Venter on Monday 12th March at 7:00pm. Drop me an email if you are thinking of going, and I’ll see you there.