Are you willing to be part of a group where we watch out for each other? Some people are tempted to go off on their own but this is not acceptable because we've wasted time waiting or searching for them. A clear photo of yourself is required.
I define adventure as the outcome being in doubt. Whether that means being able to complete a 100 mile bike ride looping over Mt. Hamilton or finding a hidden spot...
Can you remain calm in a dark abandoned building? Are you fit enough to run with the group and walk along uneven surfaces if the terrain requires it? If not, you shouldn't join this group.
I'd like to see more interesting spots that are hidden under everyone's noses, like Albany Bulb.
Are you willing to sign a liability release waiver? Not that we do risky meetups but because the areas require alertness and caution. Yes or No.
I've done a little and had pretty good results with my current camera and tripod (Canon S90 and mini Gitzo).
For new members you must upload 2-5 of your recent photos to the current Members' Photo Album. A visual introduction. You have 8 days to do it or your membership is cancelled. See Discussions tab in menu for directions.
I've been meaning to go to Yerba Buena Island to check out the bridge construction.
A meetup consist of a field shoot and "social" where we relax at an eatery to show a few of our recent photos. Not a critique but to learn from each others efforts and get in the practice of talking "photography". Comment?
Yes, after I've gone on a few and got a sense of the group.
In the past I've channeled my adventurous side into adventure sports like rock climbing, paragliding, etc. but in the winter and living here in the bay area urban exploring seems like it has a lot to offer.
What Josh C. is saying about this Meetup Group
Digne was generous with tips of what to avoid and ideas of things to try.