This group is for passionate photographers from amateurs to semi-pros who want to get together and take photos and share their experiences with photography and the industry. If you are a beginner, please find other groups that will help you learn how to use your camera. Our group is for the more advanced photogs and will help you expand your photography skills in the field and online with social media and sales tools. As well we will help you with the digital darkroom with Adobe Lightroom.
Donations cover the $72 cost to run the group every 6 months and special events. Additional fees maybe required for special meetups such as model shoots and other events.
There are a few requirements to consider when joining:
We would like you to be an active member and participate in the meetups, otherwise you will be removed from the group.
Be courteous to your fellow members
Please RSVP and change your status if you cannot attend a meetup
We have some guidelines we would like you to follow:
Three no shows without a valid reason and you are dropped. Send us an email, give us a call or change you status if you can't make it. Organizers don't like to be kept waiting.
This is a meetup group. I set this group up for us to take photos and to do it with others. I'm also providing the busy people an opportunity to participate via our "unmeetups" such as the contests and assignments as well as the Bow River Project and the Day in Your Life series. This requires you to pick up your camera and take photos. Isn't that why you joined the group? As of now, please attend at least one meetup (or unmeetup) every three months to remain an active member of this group. Failure to do so will possibly have you removed from the group.
Weekly Assignments are a fun way to keep using your camera and challenging yourself with the different topics provided. It un-meetup. Some are subjects, some are technical and some are conceptual. They all make you think :) There are no prizes given for the assignments but it is good practise each week if you take up the challenge. They usually run Sunday to the following Saturday. Also you may submit as many images as you wish. Weekly photos can previous anytime.
Monthly contests though are a bit different. Only one image is allowed to be submitted and that photo has to be taken that month of the contest. Voting is done by the members of the group for 7-10 days or so and then the winner.