Hippo Hardware

Hello Women Learning Photography Together!

Hippo Hardware is a very unique place to visit.  It is three stories of wonderful stuff!  The management is also very accomodating to photographes.  Just be aware that there are customers who are trying to buy.   And it is aways nice to buy something to show our appreciation!  We have visited this venue several times in the last four years because it is always so popular.  You will see amazing things!

A Portland institution since 1976. Specializing in original
and reproduction hardware, architecture, lighting, and plumbing.

 

 

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  • Rae Lynn N.

    I love this place and always find something new and interesting.

    January 19, 2014

  • Susan B.

    I looked through everyone's photos and they are all wonderful. I will be going this week and am really looking forward to it.

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Nina W.

      Have fun Susan. I look forward to seeing everyone's pictures next week!

      January 16, 2014

  • Brenda H

    Some day I will get to Hippo's! I looked at all the photos in the album - so varied and interesting and well done!! Good job everyone!

    January 15, 2014

  • shawn h.

    I would love to take part in this as well...I have been thinking about taking some classes along this line...and happy to support $...the cause

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was not able to come. Wondering if there is room this upcoming Sunday. Also, it would be great to organize a shoot at Hipbone Studios. We have to rent the space and pay for a model - but it would be worth if for those of us interested in fine art nudes and draped figures. Let me know... thanks.

    January 14, 2014

    • Rae Lynn N.

      I think several members would be interested. Let .me know the details. Email me directly. Then we can see about the details

      January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Perfect-Definitely count me in and if Transmitters or Strobes are needed I can bring one or two so that we can share them if needed. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.

      1 · January 14, 2014

  • Mary E. N.

    Hi, my Dad fell and broke his hip so I will be out of pocket for awhile. Hope someone can jump in tomorrow and take my place.

    January 11, 2014

    • Betty D.

      So sorry, hope he is soon on the mend!

      January 12, 2014

    • Mary E. N.

      Thanks Rae Lynn and Betty. Enjoying looking at the pics from Sunday!

      January 13, 2014

  • Rae Lynn N.

    We can go in!

    January 12, 2014

  • Rebecca E.

    Changing my rsvp, I've hurt my knee and don't think I should do all the stairs at HH.

    January 10, 2014

    • Rae Lynn N.

      I hope you get better soon!

      January 10, 2014

    • Rebecca E.

      Thanks Rae Lynn, it is getting better but I'm still not going to try climbing stairs. :)

      January 11, 2014

  • Sharyn W.

    I've decided to keep my Sunday RSVP "yes" status. I am assuming 10 AM, and I am thinking no tripods? I'll leave mine in the car jic.

    January 11, 2014

  • Sherylita

    I'm still looking forward to attending, Sunday will work out fine for me. I'm trying to read through all the messages .... Are there any equipment restrictions?

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for working this out! Looking forward to Sunday. :)

    January 10, 2014

  • Eileen K.

    Because my Sunday is very full, and I have business late tomorrow morning in Eastside Portland, I'll probably stop at Hippo's tomorrow. I never heard firm plans, but if someone is still interested in lunch after your shoots, Fire on the Mountain (about five blocks east; superb wings and other good stuff; particularly photogenic) and Old Wives' Tales (only one block east; very Portland; lots of vegetarian entrees; and a supporter of Little Sisters of the Road Cafe) are both a lot of fun. Have a good time!

    January 9, 2014

    • Eileen K.

      Your portrait work is unique, Kelli; hope we get a chance to visit at another event : )

      1 · January 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I definitely love to deconstruct my images/portraits :-) I have been working on a Fine Art Nude Series the last year or so but appreciate photographing many subjects and hope to meet you at a future meetup too!

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bow out and just visit on another day. There is no reason for you to have all of this stress for having organized an event!
    :-)

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Eileen K.

    This is unorthodox, but see what you think: I have some time tomorrow, early, and can get over there on my own, do a little shooting, and save the images for the group album. Not to negate the fun of a group outing, but if anyone else wanted to do that, we might get down to groups of 20 . . . OR we could form three groups. This is, of course, before Rae Lynn gets a definitive answer from the owners. It's unfortunate, but it's easy to see why they are being more careful about group size: while there are zillions of things to photograph, there is really little floor space, and stairways are difficult when there is a crowd.

    January 9, 2014

    • Rae Lynn N.

      Sorry I didn't understand. I am out busy today with tutoring and Grandma duties and shopping duties and am not on a computer so everything is short. HH changed their policy and won't allow photographers during business hours. They now require a months notice to schedule photographers but made an exception because she saw I was in a bind. She said it is too disruptive for their customers otherwise. So I haven't sent an email to everyone as I am communicating on my phone. Will send one out tonight when I get home

      January 9, 2014

    • Betty D.

      Rae Lynn - thanks so much for working this out for us! Just a question (about this weekend, and the next - when I'm going).... Their normal hours on Sunday's are 12-5. Does the 10am start mean we get to play for a bit before the regular customers come in? (If yes, yippee!, if not, we may need to confirm start times)

      January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make Sunday either so I changed my RSVP.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see the date has changed-I can still make it and will bring a small camera and try to be discreet so as not to upset the mangement but am excited since this is going to be my first time to HH!

    January 9, 2014

  • Andrea D.

    Bummer, but at least we know their new policy now. I cent make it on Sunday so that will get you closer to the 20 mark. Hope to see everyone soon!

    January 9, 2014

  • Kathryn A.

    I'm a little confused as to why going and entering photos into the group album would help. If we can't go, then we can't but my reason for going to to get practice taking my own shots? I can go by myself sometime if I need to. I'm sure it's difficult having a crowd of us. I've registered for the 18th but it appears there are too many people there as well. I'll remove myself. I've not ever been to a shoot with this group so I will continue on with the other groups I've joined for now. Sorry I won't get to meet any of you but maybe another time. Have fun!

    Kathy

    January 9, 2014

    • Eileen K.

      Kathryn, that message I wrote was just about me; did not suggest you do anything different than the event description says. I offered to pare down the number by just going at another time, by myself. Does't affect you at all and I hope you don't drop out because of the confusion. Sorry if I caused any.

      January 9, 2014

    • Kathryn A.

      Thanks so much for clarifying, I was just confused. Makes sense now. It still seems to be a busy event so I may wait for a different one. But again thank you, I understand now. :-)

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • Rae Lynn N.

    There policy for photo groups is different now. No more than 20 can go at one time!

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. I had another commitment; got on the wait list for next time. Hope someone else enjoys Sat. in my place.

    January 8, 2014

  • Rae Lynn N.

    I hope everyone got the email saying this could be changed to another day. I emailed the owner twice and am waiting for a response. If I don't get one by tomorrow, I will go personally to beg that we can come Saturday even if we can come before they open. Sorry again for any inconvenience this may cause. I thought it would be "no problem" as in the last three times we have gone there.

    January 8, 2014

  • Marlene A.

    Sorry to miss this, but had to withdraw due to illness. Enjoy!

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hoping room opens up. I'm excited to learn about more than 'point, autofocus, click'.

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in the market for and looking for recommendations on a tripod.What do you use? Likes and dislikes? I appreciate your input. Thanks!

    January 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for the input. I appreciate your response.

      January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That is why I switched from Manfroot to Gitzo too as I have terrible arthritis at times in my hands and somedays just could not take the wince of pain when they needed pried opened or closed for adjustments.

      January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there another meeting there on the 18th?

    January 5, 2014

    • Andrea D.

      Yes. Go to the home page for the group and you will see Hippo Hardware Second Group.

      January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have also moved to the 18th. Happy Holidays Everyone!

    December 22, 2013

  • shawn h.

    I will switch to 18th as well. Happy Holidays everyone.

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also switched to the 18th

    December 19, 2013

  • Susan B.

    I switched to the 18th. I am looking forward to this meetup and meeting you Terri. Glad you are joining us. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and Happy New Year.

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meet up...

    December 11, 2013

    • T

      Looking forward to meeting you. :-)

      December 19, 2013

  • Patricia D.

    I switched to the 18th.

    December 19, 2013

    • Kate

      So did I.

      December 19, 2013

  • Betty D.

    Just switched myself over to the second date.

    December 18, 2013

    • Eileen K.

      I have a conflict on the 18th so will stick with the 11th.

      December 18, 2013

  • Rae Lynn N.

    I am very worried that there are too many people signed up for this meetup. I should have put a limit on. Since I didn't I think we should stagger the time we go in or set another date and time and split up the group. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Eileen, said we might want to split into two days Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you. No decision yet. I will wait for suggestions. I wish you a happy holiday!

    December 18, 2013

    • Kate

      I'd be happy to move to another date, too, and possibly host that one as well.

      December 18, 2013

    • Betty D.

      I'd also be happy to move to another date - and/or could possibly host an alternate. Just an idea...since we have a few things set up in Jan/Feb...would sometime in March be good for a second go-round?

      December 18, 2013

  • Eileen K.

    How about a no-host group lunch afterwards? Just a few blocks west is Old Wives' Tales, with a soup and salad bar; a parking lot; and a glassed-off side-room—or tables in the general area to push together. And a few blocks east is Fire on the Mountain, with great if not as overall healthy food (wings to burgers to salads), and colorful, zingy murals on the walls (go Elvis!). Both are reasonable in price.

    4 · November 15, 2013

    • Sherylita

      Yes Rebecca, they do and I love it too!

      1 · November 19, 2013

    • Kathryn A.

      Fire on the Man sounds great.

      December 16, 2013

  • Pamela L.

    Honestly with 46 of us, don't you think we should set a second date and take half each time?

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Kathryn M.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Kathryn M.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Jody E.

    I will actually be in town! Whoopi!!

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Eileen K.

      Be nice to see you, Jody : )

      1 · November 27, 2013

  • Barb T.

    Sounds like fun! I haven't been to Hippo in years! Old Wives Tales would also be fun!

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Meghavi S.

    May have to go on my own as the last three years, I've never been able to make it. Mom's nonprofit has their annual event. I'm photographing the event and the am is going to be tied up with set up, etc.

    November 15, 2013

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