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Scheduling the FILM Meetup.

From: Tim S.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:53 AM

Hello everyone! We are finally getting to some nice weather and I'm really needing to make some photographs!

In order to keep things moving on this Meetup I am going to start planning dates and times. As there are two parts to this Meetup (1. The initial meetup to review/discuss shooting and film and 2. The actually shooting time) I am going to suggest doing this in one day.

For those that would like a session on the film photography process (the big 3 – aperture, shutter speed and ASA/ISO. So that we will be prepared to shoot fully manual so that you can really craft your images instead of letting a computer do everything for you) I am thinking about planning that as an early afternoon gathering that can then lead into the actual shooting time. This will be beneficial to you whether you ever shoot film again or not as the foundations of photography remain the same no matter if you shoot film or digital. I have heard many times how people struggle with being able to get on film, or on the sensor, what they actually envision and want to see in their photographs and this will be a HUGE help in helping you achieve this. 

This will be followed by the film photo shoot! A time where we can choose a subject(s) and a goal to achieve shooting on film cameras. This I'm thinking can happen later in the afternoon of the same day timed to allow us to shoot outside when the late sun gives us the best light.


Here are a couple of dates for feedback:

Saturday, May 19

Saturday, May 26


I'm thinking that the film/camera discussion might begin around 4pm followed by a shooting session around 6pm. I promise I will keep you busy and make this fun! After all, if you're not having fun what's the point?

Also, for the shoot time I will be providing everyone with a roll of 35mm film to shoot. How can you go wrong?

Thanks everyone for your interest!



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