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The Summer programme – Avebury – light painting

June 7, 2018 at 19:00

A Neolithic henge monument and stone circles, which circles part of  Avebury village.  Meet at the Red Lion at Avebury at dusk.  We plan to use lights to create some special images of the stones.


Light painting, or light drawing, is a technique in which images are made using light sources while taking long-exposure photograph, either by moving hand held lights to illuminate a subject, by moving lights shining directly at the camera to create patterns, or by moving the camera itself during exposure. The technique of capturing a moving light source whilst taking a long exposure photograph can be difficult to perfect but can produce exciting results.  See also:



Pub:  The Red Lion Pub, Avebury

http://www.pub-explorer.com/wiltshire/pub/redlionavebury.htm  We will begin the evening here at 7.00 for some food and a drink, and then start light paining as the sun goes down.


How to get there – Avebury is 10 miles south of Swindon on the A4361. There is a National Trust car park, which you reach by driving through the village and then taking the Bechampton road.  Parking is free for National Trust and English Heritage members.



–          A camera with a ‘BULB’ function is preferred

–          Lens with a manual focus option

–          An intervalometer or simple remote shutter release

–          An in camera timer function (5, 10 or 30 seconds) if you don’t have a remote shutter release

–          A sturdy tripod (tripod with or a hook to hang your camera bag to it to make it sturdy)  (or something to rest the camera on!)

–          A selection of battery operated lights – such as Xmas lights, torches (LED are better).



June 7, 2018


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