September 27, 2009
No introduction yet
These meetups are fantastic. As a pre-novice photographer, I expected to learn and be exposed to a lot and I have. What amazed me was that at each meetup more than one long time hobbyist, and more experienced photographer in the group announces some info given that they did not know and will make a difference in their work. Some info given that I think has benefited us novices are the meaning of terms (such as iso, f-stop, depth of field), and tips on using these to get the pictures you want; picture taking tips (such as taking posed portrait shots by a large window with the person turned slightly sideways), etc.; equipment buying and use tips, etc. ; how indispensable a tripod can be; mention of resources (such as that you can rent lenses and where others have had good experiences doing so) and (the intro to the free online photo magazine which includes some of all the above also); and the best of all ? the encouragement to shoot. This is only some of the info in 1 session!