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CBD Street Shoot - People, People, People

I'm happy to lead a small group(s) of keen street photographers and get out and shoot people on the street. Candids, or posed it doesn't matter.

Happy to chat technique, overcoming the fear of taking photos of people you don't know, compare ideas, whatever really ..... you're with friends .... we get it, talking shop is fine :-)

Everyone's welcome - it doesn't matter if you're new to photography and it sure as hell doesn't matter what camera you have! However, I'm going to suggest capping the groups at 8-10 people. So if there are more than 10 people keen, then other people will have to lead out other groups.

Small groups are easier to get around with and to keep somewhat together.

The last "street photography" meetup I came along to, the group leaders avoided people on the street and went on a quiet laneways stroll .... that's cool, but with this one you know what you're in for!

Some potential locations on my radar for the day:

Degraves / Centre Place
Federation Square
Bourke Street Mall
Out front of State Library
Out front of Melbourne Town Hall
China Town
Queen Vic Market
.... and anywhere in between!

I think we'll hit a general location and spend 15-20 minutes at each space. Plenty of time to step back, explore and blend into each location and plenty of time to "perch" if you want to try a bit of that.

Shooting candid street photography in small groups can be less intimidating than heading out alone, so maybe a good way to introduce yourself to it.

1000 Pound Bend has been a good place to meet up. Let's keep that location, though meet outside in the little laneway just down the street.

We'll head back to 1000lb Bend afterwards to all catch up over a beer (or a grain fed, soy infused, hippie cider) and check out some photos! I'd say if we're all back to 1000lb by 1:30pm that'll be a fair session out on the street and won't take up your entire day.

Hope to see some of you there.

Questions, comments, more info???? Fire away!

Cheers,

Dan (not the other Dan)

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For those of you who I haven't crossed paths with before, this is me - www.facebook.com/danielfisherphotography

 

**obviously you're responsible for your own actions and for your own safety when attending this meetup.

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  • Simone

    Thanks everyone !!! I had an amazing day of meeting you all !! Looking forward to the next day of street photography :)

    March 3, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Massive thanks to Amy, Spike & Ben for leading out the other groups yesterday! The smaller groups made the session much easier to handle!

    March 3, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      I didn't forget anyone did I?

      March 3, 2013

  • Garry K.

    Thanks Daniel for organising the meetup, thanks Amy for leading the group.
    Met a great group of people, enjoyed the walk looking forward to another one

    March 3, 2013

  • Debbie H.

    Thanks guys had fun as usual...Thanks Amy.

    March 3, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Thanks guy for coming out! Great photos so far!

    March 2, 2013

  • Tam

    thanks for org Dan. had great time

    March 2, 2013

  • Benizi S.

    I gatecrashed this one, no registration, just showed up and even lead a group. Thanks Daniel.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • DJ D.

    Hey guys.
    Had a great day today at my first photography meet up.
    Well done to Daniel for organising it all.
    Everyone can add me on facebook and checkout my gallery @ www.facebook.com/thevisualworld

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Daniel for a great intro to Melbourne streets. Your input was invaluable.

    March 2, 2013

  • victor

    fantastic, having a great time with our groups :))

    March 2, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    We're heading to Degraves now.

    March 2, 2013

    • Tam

      I bumped in to a group lead by Spike. Thanks Dan

      1 · March 2, 2013

  • Tam

    hi all. I'm in the city. can someone let me know the groups whereabouts so I can catchup. thank u :-)

    March 2, 2013

  • Leon T.

    Hi Dan. I would like to join this event but will not be able to make it until past noon. Is there a way to find out where everyone is?

    March 2, 2013

    • Carmen H

      Hi paul, we might be late as well, liking the 12:00pm idea, catch u then! Cheers carmen

      March 2, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      Good idea guys. I'll be here I imagine until 11:15'ish at the earliest I'd say. Happy to head off last.

      March 2, 2013

  • Amy

    I'm going to be late by 5-10mins, on the train now

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This just for 2 hours?

    March 2, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      The plan is so people can come and not take up their entire day.

      March 2, 2013

  • Dan C.

    Sorry guys! I have to look at some flats this morning as I'm moving soon! Have fun and catch you at the next one when I've got a home!!

    March 2, 2013

  • Mike L.

    Sorry guys.. Something came up ( that's what my wife told me to say ) and I can't make it today ... Hope to see you guys over the next one.... Have a great day !

    March 2, 2013

  • Glenn H.

    Running late wheres everyone going yo be....

    1 · March 2, 2013

    • Tone

      I'm gonna be late as well. (5 or 10)

      March 2, 2013

  • ant

    Not going to be able to make it today, catch you all next time :)

    March 2, 2013

  • ant

    Not going to be able to make it today, catch you all next time :)

    March 2, 2013

  • Allison

    Dan Apologies for the late notice have to help out a friend .. have a great time, if you do this again Id like to get involved :-)

    March 2, 2013

  • Sue B.

    Hi Dan

    Sorry I am unable to attend, something has come up. I am disappointed - next time

    March 1, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Hey guys, so I think John Yau and Amy might have already put their hands up, but let's see who else is willing to lead out a small group of 8-10 people at this meetup?

    Comments below ........ you don't need to be an experienced shooter, just someone who can say "follow me" and "meet me back here in 15 minutes" ........ seem easy enough? (also a fair idea of the layout of major Melbourne streets would be handy)

    There's no strict route, just a few ideas above and we'll go where the action is and see where the day takes us.

    6 or 7 groups will probably do the trick.

    10 day forecast puts us at 26C, partly cloudy with 0% chance of rain ..... so hopefully that holds somewhat true.

    I'm looking forward to the day. Should be heaps of fun.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Sam

      Not sure how much has been planned but the problem I see is 90 photographers just standing in a lane would be happy talking about photography till Sunday. Maybe once enough people for a group show up they could move out (unless people are waiting for others). Also if the groups are picking a location and shooting for 15-20 min should try to make sure another group doesn't show up at the same time.
      Is 1000lb by 1:30pm for lunch or just meeting and drinks? I bet most would get a bit hungry after an 1 1/2 hours shooting. Would be easier if Dan was not so darn popular!

      March 1, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      Hey guys, all excellent points. This is a very low key, low stress event. Once 10 people rock up, by all means we can encourage them to head off as a group. This is not a strict route-following, being here at this time, be there at that time type of event, the day is meant to be very fluid, we'll take it as it comes.

      I'm a little blown away by the popularity of the event too, though that's a good thing! Sam - if you want 4 people, just put your hand up and see if a few people want to latch on. In regards to multiple groups rocking up at the same spot at the same time, that can't be helped. Not a big deal at all. The day is very fluid, we'll take it as it comes. It's all about enjoying a few hours out on the street with like-minded streettogs (or streettogs in training!)

      1:00-1:30pm back at 1000lb bend for whatever you want. Lunch, drinks .... whatever.

      See you guys tomorrow!

      March 1, 2013

  • Sid

    Sorry Guys, have to skip it this time. Hope to see you all at the next meetup.

    March 1, 2013

  • Mike L.

    Bring on the hippie cider !

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Sharyn G.

    Was hoping to be able to make it but plans have changed and now I can't.

    February 28, 2013

  • Maria

    sounds good. I will join.

    February 27, 2013

  • Tam

    Hi Dan, I have plans in the morning - so may not be at the meeting point on time. Is it OK if I catch up with you guys? I'll be out in the city at the latest around 11:30.
    My friend got engaged, and I'm seeing her that morning before she goes overseas.

    February 26, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      We'll have groups all over town Tam, so just drop a message or something via the Meetup app and I'm sure someone will shout out the location of their group .

      1 · February 27, 2013

    • Tam

      awesome :-) thanks Dan.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in. Looking to make new friends!
    btw, so I will be at 1000 Pound Bend and group with 10 members there, am i right?

    February 27, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      That's right Daniel. There's a little laneway just down the street from 1000lb Bend. We'll meet there, break up into groups and head off.

      February 27, 2013

  • Jonathon g.

    Sounds great!

    February 26, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Hey Richard, what happened with removing the location? Accident? Dan Upton started MSP using 1000lb Bend as the meeting place and seems to work well on the couple of meetups I've been along to. Any other suggestion?

    February 22, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      Not sure Amy. I think potentially things are editable because I'm not an official admin/organiser of this group.

      February 26, 2013

    • Richard d.

      So sorry accident fat fingers on a small phone

      1 · February 26, 2013

  • shohre

    Sorry I can't attend this one. But it sounds very interesting. Woule there be more of the similar event?

    February 25, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      Hi Shohre, I'd say there will be more meetups like this for sure.

      February 26, 2013

  • Jose

    I'd love to but have to work

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Guys sorry I can't attend this one now, something came up. Have a great time everyone! I'll see you all at the next one hopefully :)

    February 25, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    Hey guys, not a lot of other people putting up their hands to lead out a group, but no big deal. This session is all about meeting up with other keen (and keen to begin) streettogs in Melbourne. I'm sure the groups will work themselves out on the weekend.

    Looking forward to meeting you guys.

    February 25, 2013

  • Simone

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there for a few hours only..

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there for a few hours only..

    February 23, 2013

  • Daniel Fisher changed the location to 1000 Pound Bend

    February 22, 2013

  • Richard dryden removed the location. It was 1000 Pound Bend

    February 22, 2013

  • alex j b.

    Hi all, I hope can make it to this one... I followed up on the jap fest walk from last time, ... Saw some very nice images. Well done to all.

    February 19, 2013

  • BenG

    Would love to come, will be in Sydney.

    February 18, 2013

  • Richard d.

    Love to meet up i'm all all new and love some help along the way if that's ok

    February 14, 2013

  • Shane

    Question for anyone who has done this before: Do you use your regular lens or a portrait lens for a street shoot of people?

    February 10, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      Each to their own honestly. I'll probably just bring my 50mm, but hey it's up to you. Anything much wider than 35mm though and you'll find yourself having to get REALLY up close and personal to make your subject/subjects a fair size in your frame. Who knows though??? Try a few different things and see what works for you. I'd suggest though leaving lenses at home that are physically large if you want to keep yourself a little less conspicuous out there.

      February 10, 2013

  • Daniel F.

    So looks like interest in this meetup is going to be pretty strong. Let's have comments below from people who are willing to lead out a small group (8-10) on the day so I can get an idea if we've got that part of the day covered.

    January 31, 2013

    • Amy

      I'm shy but those who know me, I'm happy for them to find me on the day to form a small group. I'll come prepped with walk routes in line with what Dan has mentioned

      February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Daniel great idea I feel a little rusty with my street photography atm so this sounds right up my alley mate! see you there :)

    January 30, 2013

    • Angie

      Hi there I would like to attend -is there a membership charge or do I just turn up .

      January 30, 2013

    • Daniel F.

      Hi Angie, this is a freebie meetup.

      January 31, 2013

  • Sharyn G.

    Hope to be able to make it.

    January 30, 2013

  • Debbie H.

    Perfect.. I love taking photos of people but get a little shy approahing them...then rush the shot...this walk is just what I need. Thanks.

    January 30, 2013

  • jamespang

    Working

    January 30, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Will try to make it

    January 30, 2013

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