Whitby Illuminated Abbey Event 2018 – Thurs 25th to Wed 31st October.
Whitby Abbey will once again be illuminated for half term week in October. A chance to see the Whitby Abbey Illuminated and aglow with coloured floodlights highlighting the magnificent ruin that inspired Bram Stoker.
A fantastic event for all the family and one of the highlights of the events calendar here in Whitby. Cast light on a dark history! See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations. As you explore its gothic splendour, our costumed characters will introduce the darker side of the past with tales of grave robbing and witch trials. You can also experience a live performance of Dracula to complete your visit. Halloween fancy dress is encouraged!
Photographing The Illuminated Abbey Event At Whitby.
The Illuminated Abbey event at Whitby, North Yorkshire becomes more popular each year that passes. The event provides fantastic opportunities to capture some really special images of one of the countries most well known and famous landmarks. The number of people wanting to photograph the event grows year on year too. This is a short guide written by myself with a few tips on photographing the event.
By no stretch of the imagination do I believe that my way is the only way, nor do I believe that I am the best, that really is not what I’m about. But if this helps a few people then I will have achieved my aim.
Night Photography Essentials
For many, the Illuminated Abbey Event may be their first attempt at Night Time Photography. To capture anything half decent then you really need to have at least a grounding in Night Time Photography. There are many better photographers than myself who can teach you these techniques. A simple Google Search will give hundreds of articles and videos on the techniques involved in capturing photographs in the dark.
The number one item if kit you will need is a Tripod. I can not stress this enough that the key to success at night is a tripod, without it, you will fail, and you will fail badly.
Time and again I see photographers with mobile phones or hand held cameras. Many will even post their images on social media, and some might even be told by friends and family that they are “amazing”. So many times on social media you see the superlatives flying about. Sadly the images are really poor. Thats the reality of it. I don’t want to sound big headed or negative about what you have done, but in reality, your mum, dad and work colleagues are always going to love your photographs, thats not because they are great photographs, its because they love you.
So, The crooks of the matter are, you need a tripod. Once you have that, the rest should come pretty easy.
Why Do I ned a tripod you might ask ??
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