2017 Crescent Beach Photo Club /PHOTO MEET/OUTINGS:
Sunday September 17th 2017: Meet time—1:00pm
Hello Everyone: Including new members and September guests:
We will be getting together to take photographs of an Industrial nature on Sunday September 17th—we will be photographing on the street—but this is not street photography per se—–this street has open areas of cement tubes—-very industrial looking slabs of cement and wiring and is all quite open to the public. I have talked with the cement company and they have no problem with us taking photographs in the area as long as we do not trespass wildly or do harm (which I know we will not)—-It is a public street—–so—I have attached a couple of images that I took there several years ago to give you an idea of what images you could capture—–we will be close to the Vancouver Transit Centre and also Wicked Campers is on one of the streets and there is some really interesting graffiti art on some of their vehicles—photographing like this, as a group, is always so much more comfortable and safer than going it alone—–
We have the choice of roaming several blocks, and so if I give you one address I will confuse you—so I will give you the address of where we will meet—-Parking on the street is safe and free, but keep in mind that you don’t want all our cars in our images so maybe park a little further back from the subject matter—-for those without cars, there is access from the Canada Line Marine Drive Vancouver Station—it will be a walk of a couple of blocks—–also—-maybe try and be in touch with one another—buddy up and try to ride together—-
Meeting Date: Sunday—-September 17th 2017
Meeting Time: 1:00pm (afternoon) (I know as photographers midday is not a good time, but this is September and by the time we get going it will probably be closer to 2pm)—-
Meeting Place—-outside Ocean Concrete (Pipe Sales) Products Ltd. 9265 Oak Street V6P 3G8—-this is on Oak Street at 77th Avenue—between and under the Oak Street and Arthur Laing Bridges——-
Canada Line Marine Drive Station—on Cambie—it is a bit of a walk back toward Oak—–you might want to walk along Kent Street (South of the station) rather than along the busy but more populated Marine Drive—
Can I give you any idea of the how to or what lenses to use——(information taken in part from Digital Photography School)—-
Do you know the places where the industry has ruined the nature? The whole area is filled with factories, such as oil refinery, metal production, recycling and power plants? These places are the industrial deserts of our time.
The most industrial landscapes are not designed to be charming but entirely functional. Try to notice the detail in the bold and rigid structures and to see its hidden beauty: shiny steel, bold architectural lines, and very graphic, aggressive visual elements
Overcast days tend to be better for industrial photography. Rough weather fits perfectly with these subjects, but you can also take really special photos by night. High contrast settings on cameras or in post processing tends to look better than normal contrast. Cooler tones are almost always better than warmer tones for metal products.
While low depth of field lens aperture options are attractive for most images, industrial locations with plenty of steel look best with apertures of f8 or f11. Industrial photography is very similar to architectural photography in that sense.
Look for unconventional compositions. Try to capture the ‘power’ of the scene. Carefully chosen details results mostly in strong images. Analyze your subject and look for the best way to photograph it. Take the time!
Personally I will use my 18-140 lens as it is fairly wide angle—–but some may prefer a larger telephoto???? Or as Wendell Phillips discussed—maybe a 50mm prime?????
See you there—-any questions—email me at