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Sunset Shoot Meetup at Hoover-Mason Trestle

October 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for this FREE Meetup on the Hoover-Mason Trestle, a raised walkway four stories above ground level that lets you get up close to the Bethlehem Steel stacks & blast furnaces. This close proximity will allow us to play with wide angle shots, macro shots and images with varying depth of field.

The goal of this workshop is to improve your familiarity with your camera and lenses as well as key setting parameters including exposure compensation, shutter speed, ISO and aperture. In addition, this will be an opportunity to better understand manual shooting modes, aperture priority and shutter priority. We also hope you will come away from this event with some photos that you can’t wait to print and hang on your walls!

We’ll start during the afternoon hours, exploring the towering structures of the old blast furnaces along with some of the rusting and mechanical details you can only see from this unique vantage point. We’ll discuss photo techniques and compositional ideas to create images.

At dusk, we can take advantage of the beautiful lights on the Steel Stacks to add drama and impact to your images. We will work on blending shadow exposures with the fading daylight.

NOTE: ArtsQuest is across the street, so you have a place to hang out before, during and after the “official time.”

Event Leader:  Bob Becker

Equipment Recommended:

  • dSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Lenses – Wide angle (anywhere from 10 to 35mm effective), mid-range telephoto (24-100mm range) and, optionally, a telephoto up to 200mm
  • Tripod
  • Cable release
  • Water/water bottle and snacks.

Physical Difficulty:  Easy, some climbing of stairways

Recommended Clothing:  You will be outside. We don’t know the temperature on the proposed date, but you can expect the weather to be cooler after sunset. Wear closed toe shoes with minimal heel as you may be shooting from some open grating and climbing stairs.

Who Can Attend:  Any member of the Lehigh Valley Photography Club in good standing (i.e. dues up to date). All participants will be required to sign a Waiver.

Cost:  Free, but register is required to receive the Waiver and any event-related updates.


October 6, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Hoover Mason Trestle Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way
BETHLEHEM, PA 18015 United States
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