ANTI WAR PROTEST AND RALLY - 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

  • October 6, 2012 · 12:00 PM
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From the press release this might be a good sized event. Lots of protestors and counter protestors .
Good chance to flex your photojournalistic skills .


This is what I do, You are invited to join me.

As usual. we are there to document, not protest.
Obey all lawfull orders from the police

Do not be confrontational.

You are at all times responsible for your own safety .

Travel light, leave the big bags at home, bring water . wear good walking shoes .

Wear a hat and lots sun screen.

Zoom lenses are great for this stuff. I generally follow the action so be ready to move fast.

light loose clothing is a good idea. Its going to be hot.

I will add to this as I get more info.

THIS EVENT HAS VERY GOOD METRO ACCESS

................C

My Cell Number is[masked], I will be at the Metro Station

Hollywood and Highland  10:30 and will check back again at 11:30.

After that use my cell number. Meet at the front entrance to the street.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to meet some folks. This was my first meet up.
    Here are my pics.
    http://tomyi.smugmug.com/Events/11th-Anniversary-of-the/25784759_9VMnHB#!i=[masked]&k=sJSw876

    October 7, 2012

    • Chris F.

      Post your pics in our photo section in the folder for this event. thanx

      October 7, 2012

  • Chris F.

    Great seeing everyone. you guys did great. Wasn't as big as hoped but you guys really worked it and got the shots.

    October 7, 2012

  • Geoff

    Didn't come anywhere close to the Vietnam protests I remember. :-) All-in-all, however, it was good to see people exercising their free speech rights.

    October 7, 2012

  • rick S.

    A pleasure seeing you Brewster!!

    October 6, 2012

  • Geri K.

    Good

    October 6, 2012

  • Brewster

    That was a great expirience. My heartful thanks to Chris an to all who organized this wonderful event.
    My thanks also to Rick and Lynn.
    Hey Rick, Lynn see you on the next meetup.

    October 6, 2012

  • Camellia S

    On Hollywood still?

    October 6, 2012

  • lynette

    Hollywood and highland walking west

    October 6, 2012

  • Brewster

    i am in. Where areypu guys?

    October 6, 2012

  • larry a.

    I left a message at the RSVP...knowing me I'll get all worked up and over do it. I could never sit still at these events.. Sorry can't make ll Chris shoot a few for me. I'm playing it safe. Have FUN guys!!

    October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Meet at the front entrance to the street."

    Which street Chris? I am taking my car and parking in the "hood".
    Where is the meeting place?

    October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      Read the event page, all the info is there

      October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      Metro Station Hollywood and Highland

      October 5, 2012

  • rick S.

    3 lenses Eugene and only two cameras??? Bring another body

    October 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      If I had one more I would :)

      October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      Well, I gave you my opinion, take it or leave it.

      October 5, 2012

  • rick S.

    Just leave the Invicta watch at home

    October 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Invicta is bullet proof. I can use it a shield.

      October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      It's Hollywood . not Inglewood

      October 5, 2012

  • SharonLeePhotography

    Canon 28/300 or maybe the 70/200 hummm lol

    October 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am bringing 2 cameras. 7D with[masked]mm OS and D800 with 16-35mm and[masked]mm depending where I am going to end up. 70-200mm I will use for those shots I can't reach without wasting time walking over, like signs, people and maybe riot if it happens, you never know.

      October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      That's overkill.

      October 5, 2012

  • rick S.

    Lol!!!

    October 5, 2012

  • Brewster

    I am cautious for this is my fist time to shoot on this kind if event. Are there dos and don'ts on this kind if event? i mean what are our limitations?

    1 · September 30, 2012

    • SharonLeePhotography

      Yeah, it does have alot of good info about taking photos, but the end part is a bit melodramatic. It most likely depends on what type of protest is going on. We are talking protest here not riot !! It did have some good info though.

      September 30, 2012

    • Chris F.

      We can only hope for a riot... but it should be very peaceful.

      October 5, 2012

  • SharonLeePhotography

    I would assume LAPD will be on tactical alert for this event, and Chris it is okay for us to take photos without credentials ? I think we should all meet before the event and have a briefing from you and Larry. We should probably pair up also. I am really excited for this event. !!

    October 1, 2012

    • Geoff

      Non-violent, Chris? You obviously didn't grow up in the Vietnam era. :-)

      October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      Geoff, My 1st cover was the 1967 police riot at the Griffith Park Love in.. I have been doing this for a long time,,, this isnt the 60s. .. there is no draft. SDS is long gone.

      October 5, 2012

  • Natasha

    Could anybody advice me where to park? I am not familiar with the area.

    October 5, 2012

    • Geoff

      You can access the Metro map online

      October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      I'll be parking at the Metro Station in Pasadena, its free. Geoff has the right idea.

      October 5, 2012

  • SharonLeePhotography

    28-300 or[masked] ??? Which would be the better choice for this ?

    October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      On something like this speed is more important than reach. Zoom with your feet

      October 5, 2012

    • Chris F.

      On the other hand, if you dont mind lugging the big glass.

      October 5, 2012

  • rick S.

    canon[masked] on a full frame?

    October 5, 2012

  • Chris F.

    This meet is now closed to RSVPs. See you all Saturday. Check the event page for details on where and when to meet and other details . My Cell Number is[masked], I will be at the Metro Station Hollywood and Highland 10:30 and will check back again at 11:30

    October 5, 2012

  • Camellia S

    I am coming from Orange County. Anyone from down here interested in carpooling? Also, where would be the best place to park?

    October 4, 2012

  • Geri K.

    Chris what time dose it start? and what time are you getting there ? would like to shoot along with you.

    September 30, 2012

    • Chris F.

      I should be there around 10:30 AM.. The event starts at 12

      October 3, 2012

  • Chris F.

    I am reposting this , due to a wrong meeting place .

    I will be getting there around 10:30 AM. My cell number is 626.543.5751... anyone who wants to meet up ahead of the event can meet me in at the Hollywood and Highland Metro station entrance to the street.

    October 1, 2012

  • Chris F.

    This event might be big, and it might be nothing, you never know,,,
    Do Not Bring Tons of Equiptment. Carry water. but dont load yourself down

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    According to the Weather channel it is going to be nice 76 degrees with a 10% chance of rain.

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am staying till 2pm. If anyone needs a carpool to Colorado Bridge, let me know.

    October 1, 2012

  • SharonLeePhotography

    Where and what time exactly should we all meet?

    September 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chris, what lens focal range should we bring?

    September 30, 2012

    • Chris F.

      I will be usinf a[masked] and a 70-200. Because of the extreme resolution of your camera you can do crazy cropping in.

      September 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chris, how long do these last?

    September 30, 2012

  • Chris F.

    When you do an event like there its about "the story", It's not just random shots.
    It's about the "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
    Try to have something to say in your images. The right image , in the right place at the right time can change the world. Larry has put out the offer to mentor and teach, be smart , take him up on it. You wont get many chances like this. Take lots of notes, ask lots of questions, most of all listen. My advice to the serious photographers in the group is to start keeping a day log or journal.

    September 25, 2012

    • Chris F.

      Ask Larry . but be willing to take hard critique . It's really the only way to improve your shooting.

      September 25, 2012

    • SharonLeePhotography

      I dont mind criticism, that is the only way you can learn. I am pretty much still in the novice catagory ...still figuring out camera controls.

      September 25, 2012

  • SharonLeePhotography

    Any buildings nearby with a area where we could shoot down on the crowd for a different perspective. I guess we should be ready for some possible tear gasing !!!

    1 · September 20, 2012

    • Chris F.

      No tear gassing, been there done that. This should be really peaceful. They usually are. Hit me up sometime and I'll tell you some war stories.

      September 23, 2012

  • Brewster

    This might be my first to document an actual rally in DTLA. I am excited.

    September 17, 2012

  • Brewster

    Great spot Chris. Hard Rock Café maybe?

    September 17, 2012

  • Chris F.

    If you are going to use the Metro , use the Red line to the
    Hollywood Highland station. It will drop you off right at the event.
    We will most likely be meeting there since it's easy to find.

    September 17, 2012

  • Chris F.

    Any questions, this is the place to ask them.

    September 17, 2012

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