I’ll double check nearer the time but North Head is usually unlocked for pedestrians. These are examples of night time pics I have taken in the last year. Three of them at North Head.
I will rope in the assistance of Murray and we will not bring our cameras so we can concentrate on helping you. We both have super powerful torches that are great for light painting at night. If you want to try doing star trails, here is a great opportunity and I’ll share the dissapointments I have had and pass on what I have learned so far as well as what went well and what worked for me. I’ll also bring the equipment to try wire wool spinning, its fun and dangerous so it helps if you have people who have tried it already. Don’t panic though my 14 year old son has spun for me before.
I am not claiming to be an expert but when we try something new we are all novices right?
I’ll focus on helping you get 3 pics
- Long exposure of Auckland City from North Head
- A star trail – if the sky plays ball
- Wire wool spinning for the brave.
What you’ll need
- A Tripod – no tripod, no pictures its a must at night
- A torch – its dark up there so lets be safe
- Warm clothes – its cold at this time of year
- A wide angle lens (optional but recommended)
- A hat? optional but if you want to try spinning wire wall it gets real hot
- A lens protector (optional) but the wire wool sparks are hot enough to damage your lens – you should be too far way for it to matter but I’d recommend a clear filter – even a cheap one.
- A sense of humour – sometimes we must fail to learn, it helps if you can laugh about it!
This time of year the weather can be unpredictable so if rains stops play we will try again on Sat 8th.