ART in the STREETs...walking the Alley ways in search ART & URBAN Decay

We will meet at the pizza shop across Fairfax High and start our Adventure heading EAST on the North side of Melrose ALLEY WAY and walking down 5-6 blocks at a casual pace looking for the BEAUTY that is around in Graffiti and Urban Decay.  We will dissect and interpret what we see and transform them into A R T...as we SEE it!  We will than cross the street and do the same on the other side.  For those that want to stick around for some pizza and conversation we will meet back at the Tomatoe Pie

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  • Chris F.

    Excellent,, Thanks Larry..

    January 5

  • larry a.

    Ok Chris...I will make it for the other end near on the south side of Olympic walking west and crossing the street at Fairfax and heading back on the North Side...stopping for Pizza at the place we started at the last meet up. I will do it tomorrow after I take a quick drive to get street locations so everything goes smooth

    January 5

  • Chris F.

    Larry , set it up. ..

    January 5

  • Antoinette

    Whoops..... Count me IN!

    January 5

  • Antoinette

    Count me inZ,

    January 5

  • larry a.

    HOW MANY WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS AGAIN BUT STARTING ON THE OTHER END ACROSS THE STREET? Let me know and I will set one up ASAP

    January 5

  • jeni

    Who would have known this hidden spot! It was a great day out, indeed. Thanks Larry!

    1 · August 10

    • larry a.

      Jeni...i want you to know it was FUN capturing moments with you at the Mission and the Obon with you and Leonard. I will say I am glad we spoke and had fun on Melrose. I can remember somewhat our falling out because of my actions or remarks about your imagery long ago. I apologize for that part of me back than... I am thankful to be back with the group and still your friend :)

      August 14

  • Mya

    First meetup with this group, had a great time! I am a beginner and I really appreciated Larry and other members in the group helping me. Looking forward to future meetups!

    1 · August 14

    • larry a.

      Helping new people get started how ever I can is what motivates, gives me Joy! Thank You Mya for participating and making the Outing what it was...see you in Hollywood!

      August 14

  • jaime m.

    Just got my IlfordHP5 film from the lab and posted some. had a great time with everybody and thanks too Larry for the meet up.

    August 13

    • larry a.

      Hey Jaime...it was good meeting up with you again. If your going to the closing this Sunday I will bring you some HP5 36exp film I have that's refrigerated for about 9 months...you can have them...maybe 6 rolls

      August 14

    • jaime m.

      Right on Larry can't wait. Thanks

      1 · August 14

  • jaime m.

    Great meet up

    1 · August 10

  • jaime m.

    Great meet up

    August 10

  • larry a.

    It was a fun OUting...but it was the People that made it what it was! Can't wait for the next adventure!

    August 10

  • Camellia S

    Enjoyed the evening. Thanks, Larry, for sharing that slice of LA with us and for how generously you spend time sharing your knowledge. Looking forward to another meetup :O)

    August 10

    • larry a.

      Us OLD RETIRED folks have a lot of time on our hands...I really enjoy the company and watching everyone having FUN! Good seeing you again Camellia! Till the next time...take care!

      August 10

  • Val B.

    I hope you have this meetup again sometime in the future because I am not able to attend. Thank you.

    August 9

    • larry a.

      Val B. no worries we will!

      August 10

  • SunnyDE

    Wanted to make this, sorry emergency, can't make this time.

    August 9

    • Chris F.

      Ebola,,,and sharks,, that does it every time...

      August 9

    • larry a.

      Next time David...it's been a long time since Redondo.

      August 10

  • Shelly

    Where is everyone? Been here 15 mins

    1 · August 9

    • larry a.

      It was so good seeing you again...the last time was the graffiti shoot in the Arts District...you were getting a pic of the TIES on the telephone pole...SHELLY

      August 10

  • Susy B

    We are walking in the alley behind the pizza shop going east.

    August 9

    • Gary

      We'll be there in about 15 mins

      August 9

    • larry a.

      It was good seeing you and Tina...Gary! Sorry we got separated

      August 10

  • Kevin G.

    Had a great time. It was nice to see some familiar faces as well as new ones. I look forward to more.

    August 10

    • larry a.

      Had a great time meeting you Kevin and sharing thoughts

      August 10

  • iris

    What wonderful discoveries. Thank you, Larry. Sorry I couldn't stay until the end.

    1 · August 10

    • larry a.

      Iris

      August 10

    • larry a.

      Iris you came out and spent the Day with us...no need to be sorry! Thanks for coming I hope you had fun!

      August 10

  • Antoinette

    I was sooooo looking forward to seeing you again. I had a family member "die" and needed to live in the emotion of that. Hope to see you soon. Toni

    August 10

    • larry a.

      Family first always...take care and there will be other times with us!

      August 10

  • larry a.

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone! I hope everyone had a good time...I surely did! REMEMBER if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask...if I can't answer you I will find an answer..till the next event take care!

    1 · August 10

  • Minoo

    LOVED IT ... thank you Larry!! can't wait for the next one ... and it was lovely meeting everyone!!

    2 · August 9

    • larry a.

      I am so glad you enjoyed yourself...that makes me HAPPY! I look forward too seeing you again n again :)

      August 10

  • larry a.

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone! I hope everyone had a good time...I surely did! REMEMBER if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask...if I can't answer you I will find an answer..till the next event take care!

    2 · August 10

  • Chris F.

    So far I've counted 6 "no shows"

    August 9

    • Mike O.

      Sorry, I usually show up when I RSVP, but missed this one. Mea culpa.

      August 9

    • Chris F.

      You always show up Mike

      August 9

  • Suga R.

    I parked to far, going. Back hope to catch up

    August 9

  • Chris F.

    At least no one has used Ebola yet...

    August 9

  • Gary

    Sure are a lot of emergencies out there today!?

    August 9

    • Chris F.

      Happens every time.. often the same people.. Organizers have been trying to come up with ways to deal with it since the beginning ,, Many groups have a 3 strikes rule. 3 times and its hasta la vista baby,, Hope we don't have to do the same

      August 9

  • Antoinette

    Full moon.......

    August 9

  • Jeffrey

    I might be a little late. What time are you going to head out?

    August 9

    • larry a.

      Well be in the alley way...text[masked]

      1 · August 9

  • Jori S.

    So how is parking around there?

    August 9

    • larry a.

      Lots on Melrose at the moment...here now having pizza and kicking back resting and listening to BOY GEORGE

      August 9

  • Debbie J.

    Delayed dogsitting.. Won't make it in time sorry.

    August 9

  • Gary

    Still trying to make it for sure but will be a little late. Larry, we'll call you when we get there.

    1 · August 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too will not make it, one of tentants broke their toilet

    August 9

  • juan c.

    Sorry but I wont be able to make it.

    August 9

  • larry a.

    There are so many NEW FOLKS just starting out with Photography coming to this meetup...that's a good thing. Let me say this to you...to get started with Photography is to familiarize yourself with your camera & its functions. Know the LIMITATION of your camera and lens... Familiarize yourself with all the dials and menu functions in your camera this will help you get the IMAGE you desire. Lastly let me mention ... That the things we see along our adventure we will capture...starts from OUR MIND as we visualize what it could be, than making adjustments to our cameras controls or filtration of how we want it, than applying the GOLDEN RULE of composition and capturing that moment. Getting home and processing our image fine tuning and adjusting to get that image we first saw...finally getting that FINAL IMAGE ready to POST or hang in a EXHIBIT...this is what you are showing the PUBLIC your finished work. A representation of you as a Photographer. Have fun!

    2 · August 5

    • Suga R.

      u make that sound easy…lol, well its been a long time coming. Here we go manual all the way

      August 9

  • larry a.

    Almost time...just a few hours to go. Everyone check your batteries and make sure you have your cards.

    1 · August 9

    • Suga R.

      I just formatted my card. Never been needed in the past but my last shoot was a disaster and had something to do with memory card. So format too!!

      August 9

  • larry a.

    Aloha Suga....KC! We've met on a few meetups we'll at least one that I remember...so glad you can make this one!

    1 · August 7

    • Suga R.

      Yes, we shot the temple. Looking forward to it. I'd like to work with a theme, any suggestions? Talk to u soon

      August 9

    • Suga R.

      ps..I guess I could look at the video, lol. The difference of a desktop vas. phone.

      August 9

  • Lisa L.

    Hi Larry, I'm sorry something has come up and I won't be there today, but seems like you have plenty of great meet ups, so I'll see you soon.

    August 9

  • Debbie J.

    Hi Larry! What lens will you be using or any suggestions on what to bring as far as lens?

    August 9

    • larry a.

      JULES...A lens in this range[masked] or[masked] (fpr dissecting) will work. If you don't have these ... Use what you have...ART is everywhere in reach of whatever you use. You can use primes... You just have to use your legs to bridge the gap and move in n out. I will probably use a 55mm &. 24-70

      August 9

    • Debbie J.

      Okay thank u

      August 9

  • Ron W.

    I'm going to have to take a pass on joining everyone. I thought this was tomorrow morning until afternoon. I have guests in town & we're getting together with other friends for dinner, etc. Ron

    August 8

    • larry a.

      There will be others...i made it for the evening hoping that we would slowly get into some evening lighting going at a slow pace

      August 9

  • larry a.

    Aloha Camellia! It's been a while since we last walked the streets of little Tokyo...look forward too seeing you down Melrose

    August 8

    • Camellia S

      Turns out I can go! Looking forward to it!

      1 · August 8

  • larry a.

    Just one more DAY...if any of you have any questions DROP ME A LINE. Don't forget too charge your batteries and put your CARDs back into your camera, bring spare battery...check the weather and DRESS accordingly W A T E R also!

    1 · August 8

  • larry a.

    Aloha Kitty! You're going to have a good time...thanks for signing up! See you there!

    August 8

  • larry a.

    For those of you that might be concerned about the WALKING...don't worry it will be a casual walk, a snails pace. We will be LOOKing, searching and contemplating on everything we SEE and asking ourselves what we think before CLICKing!

    August 8

  • Chris F.

    It seems that Meetup,, is "Improving" our email experience again.. Until they get their acts together again,, communication will probably be difficult, sketchy. , random and confusing..

    August 8

  • larry a.

    Hey Chris Alo I sent you a message... Glad to see you signed up for a few events. Try & make it out to this Saturdays one around Melrose and say hi!

    1 · August 7

    • Chris A.

      Hey Larry, I can't seem to find the message! Sadly, I won't be able to attend on Saturday since I have a previous engagement. I'm leaving at the end of this month.

      August 7

    • larry a.

      Yeah for some reason that function is acting up

      August 8

  • Kitty

    Street parking?

    August 8

    • larry a.

      Usually around the corners off Melrose you can find residential parking

      August 8

  • larry a.

    Aloha Catherine glad you can make it out to Melrose for your first outing...it will be a lot of FUN!

    August 8

  • Chris F.

    Anyone know what's going on with Meetup E Mail?

    August 8

    • larry a.

      For some reason messages sent out to people are not getting received

      August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone else shooting with the NEX camera?

    August 7

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope you are talking about the focusing, yes and the capacity to zoom in either 7s or 14x

      August 7

    • larry a.

      Yes they are awesome...Inthink focusing in the red is really good

      August 7

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