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Free Opportunity to Learn Long Exposure Photography Under Moonlight at Hobbs State Park

14 Aug 2018 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The moon makes a great light source at night, but what you might not know is that many of the considerations you take into account during the day also apply when the sun goes down.  When the moon appears high in the sky, like the sun in the middle of the day, the light is harsher and colors are subdued.  When the moon shines low in the sky, the light is softer with scenes appearing nicely saturated.

The Photographic Society of NWA (PSNWA) will start the evening with a presentation on long exposure photography.  They will share some of the equipment used, tips and techniques along with some amazing examples of the kind of photographs that can be achieved using the moon as your light source.  Following the lecture, participants are encouraged to take their own equipment out with the group to capture some moonlight photographs.  The photo session may be at the Visitor Center parking lot, or we may move to another location in the park to find some dark skies and interesting compositions to photograph.

Your photographic leader for the evening will be Tim Johnson.  Tim is a member of the (PSNWA) with primary interest in nature and long exposure photography.  Tim serves as the leader for the Nature Photography Division within PSNWA that works with photographers of all levels to improve skills and conduct outings for members.  Tim has done several presentations at Hobbs State Park in the past including Photographing the Stars and Wildflowers.  Many of his photographs are shared on the PSNWA Nature Photography Facebook page at

Don’t miss this free opportunity to add long exposure photography to your photographic tool box.

When:   Saturday August 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.    

Where:  Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area’s visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.

Cost:  Free

For more information, call:  479-789-5000

To learn more about the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas, go to:

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