I spent a couple of days in Birmingham earlier in the year, and
noticed then how some parts of the city would make for some really
interesting photos. I know, who'd thought right? I
mean Birmingham of all places? Being busy photographing a
fitness event at the time I didn't have much time to walk around,
but made a mental note to try and do a PED there sometime.
Now is that time.
Although it will be a weekend PED, it'll have a different
format to normal weekends. Depending on your schedule we'll
meet up on Friday evening at the host hotel, and hopefully head
out on a short photowalk that evening. On the Saturday
we'll spend the day and evening exploring Birmingham City Centre,
and then on Sunday we'll head out to the NEC to spend the day at The
NB. You'll need to arrange your own ticket to TPS on
Sunday - details are all on their website.
All being well I've even arranged for a local Brummy friend to
join us on the Saturday - she can help translate the local dialect
into English, as well as show us some places we might not have
found by ourselves.
Birmingham City Centre & Birmingham NEC
To help keep costs down we'll be staying outside of the city
centre, and I think I've found a good option with Village Hotel in
Solihull - www.village-hotels.co.uk/hotels/solihull/
It seems to offer free internet and free parking.
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March (with hotel
booked for the Friday and Saturday evenings).
Please contact me via my contact
What will be covered
- Long Exposures using ND filters
- Long Exposures at night
- Street Photography
In addition if you have any specific questions, I'll be there to help throughout.
Recommended equipment (but not necessarily
- Digital camera (ideally SLR or mirrorless)
- Lens between 10 and 70mm will probably be
perfect for the majority of this PED
- Extra camera batteries as some cameras tend to
eat batteries while doing long exposures.
- Appropriate clothing (it can get
surprisingly cold even during summers
- A tripod is essential for this PED if you
want to try the long exposures
- A remote cable trigger will make things