DIY Filters on the 16th street mall.

Hello everyone, just a quick update since the weather forecast for tomorrow is a bit dicey.

The DIY Filters meetup is still planned for tomorrow at 10am at the Starbucks (16th & Blake). There are two entrances and we'll be meeting outside, in front of the 16th Street entrance to Starbucks.

The weather will be chilly, however the forecast is calling for the rain/snow to begin in the afternoon, after our walk completes.

If it is uncomfortably cold, raining or heavily cloudy outside, which makes it difficult to work with ungloved hands (holding your camera and filters...) or threatens equipment, we do have a contingency plan.

The contingency plan is to head inside Starbucks or one of the bars nearby and we'll have a discussion on photography and I'll walk you through some cool smartphone/tablet apps I use for both planning and making photos.

Assuming we will not be stuck inside by the weather, please bring the filters you have made.  If you are still looking for ideas for filters, please reach out to me today at [masked] and I can give you a few last minute ideas.  Also, please call me if you're unable to locate the group or get separated.





Hey Everyone,

I'm making some changes to the meetup group to expand the scope.  One of them is bi-monthly DIY filter photowalk.

What's a DIY filter? Quite frankly, it's anything between your lens and your subject.  We now do this in post via photoshop or instagram like programs, however up until the digital age it was all done "in camera."

There's no reason for the old tricks to not work with newer DSLR's, in fact the DSLR's make visualizing the filter results so easy now that there is no reason to not experiment with filters.

Your homework for this assignment is to create 5 filters using things you already have around you, that you can keep in your camera bag.  Bring them with you to the meetup.  We'll have a photowalk and visualize the 16th Street Mall though our old school photos.

Here's a webpage that will start you off in the right direction:





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  • Lori

    It was fun messing around with the different filters I found laying around my home. Andy was fun to hang with and gave some creative ideas as well. What a fun way to be creative.

    February 9, 2013

    • Andy J.

      Glad you had a chance to try something different. See ya at Roxoborough!

      February 9, 2013

  • Joshua H.

    I may be moving that weekend...we shall see.

    January 14, 2013

  • Lori

    Sounds like fun and a great way to learn something new! Thanks ~Lori

    January 12, 2013

  • Jean

    Sorry, I signed up for a class which meets on Saturdays. I will catch another. Thanks for offering this though.

    January 7, 2013

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