Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Sorry, this meetup somehow got deleted this morning.   The event is still on for tonight, 7pm, Saturday June 22.

The 28 Yes RSVPs should have gotten an email from Sarita this morning (Saturday, June 22) with meeting location details.

The comments were deleted as well as the list of attendees.  We will try to add the attendees back.  If you have any questions, please see Sarita's email as it includes her cell phone number.

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Head to the coast for sunset, or possibly foggy, evening and night shooting at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  



To join the event, please download the Liability Waiver form here and sign and bring to the event

Parking at the Boardwalk - street meters or pay lots (lots are more expensive) 

What to bring:


Tripods are not allowed on the Boardwalk but can be used on the beach

A shutter release cable or intervalometer

Spare batteries and memory cards

ND filter might be useful

Red light (or flash light that can be switched to red light) (optional)

Dress warmly and in layers, hat, gloves - we'll be right on the water and may have fog so it may be cold

Drinks, snacks




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  • Sarita

    I talked with a couple people who felt bad/worried about not having expensive camera equipment and not being able to take night photos. I have felt the same way/been embarassed but have realized it is important to stay within one's budget and not compare what other people have. I have seen excellent photos with less expensive cameras. Practice with what you have and develop a good sense of composition, lighting.. enjoy the experience, and upgrade in the future.

    6 · June 25, 2013

    • Wing

      I totally agreed with you, Sarita.

      1 · June 25, 2013

    • Mike

      Definitely. My goal is always to shoot something that I'm happy with, regardless of what someone else thinks of it. The important thing to have is an enthusiasm for shooting, and an openness to learning (and this group is a great way to learn). Since this is a night photography group, it does help to have a tripod, but there are ways around that, even. On the boardwalk, I was setting my camera on railings and trash cans in order to do slow exposures. Whatever works! No one (except Sarita) should be embarrassed about what they have. ;-)

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    Going up Hiway 9 to the Redwoods, then onto Santa Cruz this Saturday. I have room for three more gear, Anyone wanna go. Maybe meet @ the sports basement and leave from there about 10am This Saturday. Email or call me. [masked] or [masked]

    June 25, 2013

  • Sarita

    Thanks for sharing your photos-they are excellent and inspiring! Really creative, great angles, lighting,...Want to go back to the Boardwalk to capture more!

    5 · June 25, 2013

  • Kasra A.

    Kasra Afzali
    Thanks every body, especially Wing and Sarita! It was nice to meet you all, and hope to see you again in the next meetups!

    3 · June 24, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    Had a Great time with everyone I met. made some new friends and got some interesting shoots.

    3 · June 23, 2013

    • Rohit S.

      Share link to your pictures, Tom. :-)

      2 · June 23, 2013

    • Thomas M.

      Doing it as I tap the keyboard.

      June 23, 2013

  • Rachael

    Thanks for yesterday I had a great evening. I'll upload my photos to my flickr, slowly working my way through them. Great to see everyone's shots :)

    3 · June 23, 2013

    • Susan

      nice photos on flickr, Rachael!

      June 23, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    Had I great time @ Santa Cruz with the BANP Group. just now getting home from my other photo shoot in the Silver Creek Valley area. my eyes tell me to sleep, but lots to process. photo's soon I hope :-)

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Sarita

    Thanks all for attending yesterday! It was great to meet you all and hope you enjoyed the beautiful evening, as I did.

    7 · June 23, 2013

  • AJ V.

    Thanks Sarita and Wing !! As always, the event is so much fun and it's good to meet new people,

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Rohit S.

    It was good to see the crew!

    4 · June 23, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    Perfect day for the beach and photography

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Rene M.

    I will not be able to attend. I tried to send an email.

    June 22, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    Beautiful weather by the beach... Shooting on the pier now

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Shulee O.

    Very regretful, can't make it to Santa Cruz today. Sound like a great shoot, have a great time.

    June 22, 2013

  • dhruv

    I am extremely sorry! I would not be able to make it today...i have on-call support to be take care of today...not sure, when would i be able to get out of it.

    June 22, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    I know it's early, but I'm heading over the hill right now. have some business to do, then take some photo's. Just picked up a New Body, a Nikon D7000. I have one already so now I have a spare and don't have to change lens so often. see you all there tonight :-)

    2 · June 22, 2013

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