Detail Series - Silhouette

  • May 4, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Detail Series - Silhouettes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT I UPDATED THE MEETING TIME FOR THIS EVENT. WE WILL MEET AT 4 PM AT THE STAIRS OF THE US CUSTOM HOUSE AND THEN STAY FOR THE NEXT[masked] MIN AT THE WATERFRONT OF BATTERY PARK, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY TERMINAL AND PIER A. AFTER THAT WE WILL MOVE AROUND A LITTLE, BUT I WAS HOPING TO CATCH THE SUNSET IN BATTERY PARK WITH THOSE WHO WANT TO STAY UNTIL 7.56 PM AND LATER. WE CAN GRAB A BITE TO EAT WHEN IT'S DARK. PLEASE BE ON TIME AND PLAN ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR TRAVELS. THE SOUTH FERRY/ WHITEHALL SUBWAY STATION ON THE 1 AND R LINES IS REOPENED SINCE APRIL.

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS TO FIND ME, I'LL BE DRESSED IN BLUE JEANS, THE REST MOSTLY IN BLACK, BUT I'LL BE WEARING A BIG SMILE :) CU SATURDAY! 

 

"A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject." (Wikipedia)

This episode marks the beginning of a series of meetups that focus on a very specific topic. We will start with silhouette photography and more episodes including "patterns", "metallic", and "reflections" will follow in the next couple of months. So stay tuned for those.

 

For this meetup we will meet in front of the the US Custom House and take pictures against the sun in Battery Park in two different ways:

1) Take pictures of people - your photo buddies AND yourself. We want EVERYONE to PARTICIPATE also IN FRONT of the camera. Form different shapes with your body, make an ensemble with more photo buddies. This will be fun! you will need a camera that is able to shoot either with a remote controlled shutter or with at least a 2 second shutter delay, 10 seconds is better. Or you can ask your photo buddy to press the shutter button and then blame him/her if the picture is screwed up :)

2) Take silhouettes of objects, other than people, around you.

For those who want to stay longer, the sunset in Battery Park is usually pretty awesome.

 

I would prefer a sunny day for this meetup, but we will see how things turn out. An overcast but bright day should work fine, too.

 

Bring:

Your camera

Tripod

Charged batteries

Empty storage cards

Shutter cable or remote.

 

* Check out your camera's handbook to find out how to set your shutter delay.

* Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and dress appropriate. I highly recommend dark/black clothing.

* Bring some snacks and water, though there are a couple of food options around. Public toilets are located in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

* Please be courteous and update your RSVP accordingly. If you RSVP "yes" and you can't make it, change your RSVP to "no".

* If you have any questions, text me only before the day of the event. Please make sure you identify yourself in your message, so I know who your are. Please don't email me via the Meetup website shortly before or during the Meetup. I'm not constantly checking my emails. Thank you!

 

I hope to see guys soon.

Verena 347.644.RENA PLEASE CALL ME RATHER THAN TEXTING!


DISCLAIMER!!

Participation in this event requires that you assume all risks associated with these activities and that the Organizers are in no way liable for any loss or injury as a result of your participation. In other words, you are attending these events at your own risk!! **

 

 



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  • Ram

    Had a great time and learnt some new tricks.. thanks Sally & Verena for organizing this meetup. Looking forward for future meetups..

    2 · May 6, 2013

  • Janette

    Due to coming late from another event, I missed the photography skill briefing. Looking forward to the next meet.

    May 6, 2013

  • Curtis G.

    A great time as always.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Dan T.

    Great meetup, learned new shooting techniques and met great new people.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • thea

    great-good subject, good people

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Verena

    It was a perfect day, sunny and bright, filled with a lot of laughter by our wonderful members. Thank you Sally and Ely for your help and teaching. I myself learned a
    lot. It was so much fun. Thanks to all members who came out yesterday. Hope to see you soon.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Sam

    It was a great meeting, Thanks to the organizers. I learnt some new skills and made new friends.
    Great group. Thanks

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Sam

    Pleasure again meeting you all yesterday. Thank you again to our illustrious leaders for getting people together.

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time with our group. looking forward for the next event. Thanks Sally and Verena for organizing this meeting.

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Sally

    I'm pooped... but in a good way. The knee held up and it was a great day for photography. Thanks to Verena for organizing such a wonderful event and thanks to Ely for today's lessons. More importantly, thank you to those who attend our events - that makes our group the best photography group on meetup.com!!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Ely

    Great fun and a fantasticv learning experience

    2 · May 4, 2013

  • Henry

    Had a great time; learned a lot today!

    2 · May 4, 2013

  • Cynthia A. T.

    What a great experience and has a wonder time

    2 · May 4, 2013

  • Elgin

    Waiting for sunset.

    May 4, 2013

  • Sam P.

    Really wanted to make this but last minute change in shoot plan. Next time.

    May 4, 2013

  • Pablo T.

    I wont make by 4, have fun everyone

    May 4, 2013

    • Sally

      Bummer! See you at the next one!!

      May 4, 2013

  • Nikhil K.

    Will it be alright if I join in a littke late ?

    May 4, 2013

    • Sally

      We will be at battery park for about an hour and then move towards the WTC.

      May 4, 2013

  • Maggie

    wish i could make this. daughter has LAX high school conference game at 4pm . Damn Kids, LOL
    Have fun

    May 4, 2013

    • Sally

      Sorry Maggie. See you at the next one.

      May 4, 2013

  • AJ

    I have a scheduling conflict tomorrow so I can't join you guys. So bummed that I will have to miss this one. I

    May 3, 2013

    • Sally

      See you at another event

      May 4, 2013

  • Verena

    it's quite windy at the waterfront today. I recommend bringing something that weighs down your tripod if you have (backpack and a hook). Cu soon. look for the big (yellow) smile!

    May 4, 2013

  • annE

    i LOVE that you're doing these themes - TY TY TY

    i dont have a tripod or cable release so will be hand holding - would you recommend my[masked] zoom or my 18-55 lens ? gracias

    May 3, 2013

    • Verena

      AnnE, if you have the possibility to carry both, I would recommend that. Otherwise leave the[masked] at home, as you may want to capture the wider angle for the silhouette shots/ sunset.

      1 · May 3, 2013

    • annE

      TY - i practiced yesterday but was doing something very wrong - looking forward to later

      May 4, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Can't make it today :( ... Will try to attend the next one

    May 4, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I see the time was changed from 3 to 4. I was able to attend at 3. 4 may be a conflict. Enjoy the meet up everyone!

    May 4, 2013

  • Christine N.

    anyone has any recommendations for memory cards for the canon rebel EOS T3i?

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Christine N.

      Thanks Siva & Patrick

      May 2, 2013

    • Christine N.

      thanks Sam, bought my SD card, Im ready for picture time

      May 3, 2013

  • Christine N.

    Feel better Patrick, hope you feel better soon :-)

    May 3, 2013

  • Ana

    I can no longer join you guys.... sniff!sniff!

    May 2, 2013

    • Sally

      Hope to see you at the next event.

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am still sick, thought I would be better by Saturday... :(
    Have fun people

    May 3, 2013

    • Henry

      Take of yourself Patrick, see you next time.....

      May 3, 2013

    • Sally

      Feel better soon!!

      May 3, 2013

  • Sally

    For some ideas and inspiration for tomorrow's event, click on this link for some samples of silhouette photography. Remember - we want you to be creative and participate in both behind the camera - and in front of the camera: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/silhouette-photography/

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Kedar

    Photography is about that "the moment". How can I miss this one? :)

    May 3, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Hi guys, so sorry to miss this date but i have to go to Saturday Nite live this only took me 35yrs . Have fun

    2 · May 2, 2013

    • Sally

      Cool! My nephew went to see Justin Timberlake host SNL, and he had a blast!! Enjoy!!

      May 2, 2013

  • Janette

    Thanks for the kind reminder of wearing layers. see you all on sat.

    May 2, 2013

  • Brooklyn B.

    Sorry, my cuz is in town from Florida.

    May 1, 2013

  • Janette

    Hi Sally, I am able to make it... but I can only be there from 5 pm. I can't find a partner...

    April 26, 2013

    • Verena

      Patrick, I need to look closer into this app, as I personally do not want to be tracked all the time. I rather get calls or messages. Emails and postings on the meetup website are more difficult to see immediately. I'll take a closer look at this app. Thank you for posting the info.

      1 · May 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      you can turn it on or off.

      May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'll have to work on saturday :-(

    April 30, 2013

  • STORM

    I will be there do we need a partner

    April 30, 2013

    • Verena

      Storm, you don't necessarily need a partner. you can take picture of yourself or photo buddies, but you can also take along someone else. whatever you prefer :)

      April 30, 2013

  • Christine N.

    So excited

    April 26, 2013

  • Elena C.

    Sorry to change my RSVP to no. I will be participating in the Revlon Cancer Walk the same day and wont be able to make it. Hopefully there will be another opportunity in the future for another silhouette workshop.

    April 25, 2013

  • Rose B.

    Hey, Hummmmm......? Sally?

    April 25, 2013

  • Anthony P.

    Been doing photography since 2004 can't wait

    April 23, 2013

  • Janette

    Thanks for inviting me, Sally! It sounds an interesting plan for a sat evening. However i have a plan but will see if it works out....

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sunset is at 7:56 pm on May 4th. Just checking on the time.

    April 21, 2013

    • Sally

      Timothy the event starts at 3pm.

      April 22, 2013

    • Verena

      Silhouetts at sunset are pretty nice as well,to so thank you for posting the info, Timothy!

      April 22, 2013

  • Sandra F.

    Fun museum. Looking forward to it

    April 22, 2013

  • Faust

    I hope I'll be able to come see this. It'd definitely be something new for me.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Cynthia A. T.

    Bringing my niece who may join if she likes it :)

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this is really a maybe, I may have something to do that day but I don't know yet.

    April 21, 2013

  • Pablo T.

    It sounds interesting

    1 · April 21, 2013

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