SF Chinatown Photowalk

Let's explore Chinatown by night!  The colors, lights, architecture, etc. here can make for some very creative compositions.

If some people want to get together before or afterward, and have some suggestions of a place we can meet,

let me know.  I don’t know the area well and won’t have time to visit before the event.

Sunset is around 7 pm that night so we’ll meet at 7:15 pm.

A LIABILITY WAIVER is REQUIRED  to attend this event.

To participate, please download the Liability Waiver form here and sign and bring to the event http://files.meetup.com/1491227/BANP_GeneralReleaseOfLiability.pdf

You will not be considered to have attended if you don’t turn in your Waiver.  Because of this, checking in electronically will not be considered a valid check-in.

 

Attendance is limited to 33 members.  A lottery will be held on Sept. 10 from those who have signed up by then, and selection preference will be given to supporters/donors.  Those selected will be notified within 2 days.  Guests will not be permitted so that more members can attend.

A waiting list is available in the likely event of cancellations. When there is a cancellation, Meetup automatically notifies the next eligible person on the wait list.  If you're that person and unable to attend, please change your RSVP to NO right away so someone else can attend and so you will not be subjected to the dreaded No Show consequences.

 

What to Bring

Tripod

Camera with shutter release

Assorted Lenses

Filters are optional but there may be a use for a polarizer or grad ND

Warm layered clothing

Money for Parking fees

 

Restrooms: I don't know of public ones, so keep your eyes open for possibilities (there are lots of businesses around) and don't drink too much water before coming!

 

 

 

 

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  • Rohit S.

    educational and opportunistic !

    September 25, 2012

  • Steven C.

    Thanks, Joolz for organizing this. It was fun to run into some new folks, too.

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will post my photos later during half time of the morning football games. LOL!

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great I met some nice people. I am looking forward to more meets.

    September 23, 2012

  • Patrick C.

    Great people, good fun!

    September 22, 2012

  • Paul

    Is there still time for me To go To this meet up? I notice there are 2 spots open

    September 22, 2012

    • Joolz H.

      Sorry I didn't see this before I went off-line and headed to SF. Hope you'll make it in next time!

      September 22, 2012

  • Vivian J.

    great time! met some really nice peeps. got to break in a new camera.

    September 22, 2012

  • Joolz H.

    September 22, 2012

  • aimee

    I haven't quite decided how I will get there (from the East Bay) but I may take transit. Anyone else?

    September 16, 2012

    • Bal V.

      I'll be driving to West Oakland station and taking BART into the city from there.

      September 22, 2012

    • aimee

      Great! I am coming from the El Ceritto station. Perhaps we (and any other interested parties) can adventure back to BART together.

      September 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is Chinatown are we meeting?

    September 22, 2012

    • Joolz H.

      I re-sent you Thursday's email. Please read the other sections too. :)

      September 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking for carpool from Walnut creek area. will split gas and toll and parking. thanks.

    September 22, 2012

  • Jing W.

    The location was mentioned in the email Joolz sent on 9/20 around 10am. It should not be posted here for it is for participants only.

    September 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks

      September 22, 2012

  • Jing W.

    I just pm you anyway

    September 22, 2012

  • Vivian J.

    I am planning to drive from south San Jose. I am taking 1 person, but I have room for two more. if you need a ride, please send me an email by 1pm with a phone number.

    September 22, 2012

  • rich

    Looks like I just got moved from waiting list, but I need to carpool from the South Bay. Any people looking for riders? Thanks

    September 20, 2012

  • Joolz H.

    Someone asked if rain cancels. Only if it's a strong, steady drizzle, or worse. We're on if there's just a brief rain, or very light mist, The water on the streets would reflect lights and colors and make things even more interesting! But come prepared w/ whatever you need to protect your gear.

    September 12, 2012

    • Joolz H.

      If you have a pro level camera, it should be pretty much weather sealed and be able to handle light rain - a pro told me that from his experience. I have an entry level DSLR and it has gotten wetter than it should a number of times and seems to still be fine. That said, there are many strategies to keep one's camera dry. Here's a simple one http://www.instructab...­ . Perhaps others have ideas as well? Also, this would be a great question to post in this group's Discussion (Message Board) - see link at top of page. See you next week!

      September 15, 2012

    • Vivian J.

      thank for the info, joolz.

      September 17, 2012

  • AJ V.

    Anyone driving from San Jose? I like to carpool and willing to share transportation and parking cost.

    September 12, 2012

    • Jing W.

      I plan to drive from Cupertino. I can take up to 3 passengers in a small Honda Civic.

      September 16, 2012

    • Vivian J.

      I am also coming from south bay (blossom hill/sta teresa) i have a scion xb that can take 3 peeps too!)

      September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this meet. I have been doing a lot of photography at night alone and its great to finally be able to photograph with such a large group.

    1 · September 16, 2012

  • Cristina R.

    I'm so happy to get off he waitlist! ^_^ I can't wait to take some great night photography! ^_^ Is it really $2 for the year to be a donor??

    September 15, 2012

    • Cristina R.

      oh.. I will give it in person.. someone should have told me earlier.. I could've tried for more outings earlier this year. ^_^ that's cool. ^_^ Thanks for your reply Joolz.. ^_^

      September 15, 2012

    • Joolz H.

      Hi again, this is also for anyone else who has wondered. This info is in the upper left corner of this page in the list of things under the Yosemite pic., where it says 'optional donation.' Cristina, it would be best if you do it online. I don't know when I would see the person who handles the accounting.

      September 15, 2012

  • Eric

    I am hoping someone can provide some guidance regarding tripods for this event. The photo store salesman recommended the induro AKB1 and told me that my Kodak lightweight (2 pound ) tripod was not "stable" enough. What is recommended for this activity?

    September 15, 2012

  • Ravi

    Anyone wants to carpool? I will be driving from Fremont.

    September 12, 2012

    • Satish A.

      I am in Fremont I can carpool with you.

      September 12, 2012

    • Ravi

      Let's plan on meeting on Saturday. I live close to Decoto / Fremont Blvd. MacDonald.

      September 14, 2012

  • Vivian J.

    Should I assume rain cancels? Just checking - we had that weird little bit of rain a week ago in South Bay.

    September 12, 2012

  • Beverly

    So excited about winning the lottery and being able to attend!

    2 · September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I noticed the red lettering of requirement of liability waiver. What are the liability concerns of this event?

    September 3, 2012

    • Joolz H.

      Hi John. Apparently an organizer can be sued for almost anything, so it's mostly to protect me and any other organizer who may join us. On the other hand, there are legitimate concerns when one brings expensive gear into almost any environment. I've actually written about this in the letter people will receive if they win the lottery, but I'll summarize here. Chinatown streets and sidewalks are full of people, so things can happen because of that. Then, as the evening goes on, there are not many people around and things can happen because of that. I didn't hear of anything happening at the last 2 photowalks this group did there, but I realized at one point that I should be more aware of what was happening around me, and that at times I was pretty much alone w/ expensive gear.

      1 · September 3, 2012

  • Joolz H.

    Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that when we do a lottery for an event, everyone starts off on the Waiting List. Given the way Meetup's software works that's what we have to do, so please only sign up if you're serious because you may well get in. Between Sept. 10-12, I'll run the lottery and then we'll have the Yes RSVP list and a real Waiting List. You'll be notified which group you're in. As I stated before, Donors/Supporters have the first shot at getting in and we reserve more spots for them. After going through that group, we open up the spots for regular members. And as I stated before, there's still a little time to become a member before I run the lottery (but don't wait until the last minute, and email me (rather than comment) if you do contribute so I have time to check that out). The optional dues for this group are miniscule by the way. Best of luck to all of you.

    September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good luck Julia. I am on the waiting list right now

    September 2, 2012

  • Julie W.

    Wish me luck * fingers crossed* :)

    September 2, 2012

  • Jing W.

    I had the same thought and luck. But I paid and haven't missed the two events I had signed up as waiting for lottery. Maybe I should buy lottery now.

    September 1, 2012

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