Just a stroll to see some sights

For the old and new members(like myself who just came to spokane) just to see sights maybe some parks like Manito Park? Take some nice shots in a japanese themed setting? ni ideas on what to do after so keep suggesting (:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    There was a little confusion about being able to take pictures. There were several indivuals at the front gate to the Japanese Garden. It was a delightful experience. I got some very good tips from some older pros. My pictures were great, Not bad for a novice. I understand sometimes they go for coffee after the meetup. I am looking forward to the next meetup. Oh, some were talkin g about time of day for light reasons. I need to learn all lighing conditions. Thanks

    Mike Bowcutt

    July 29, 2012

  • Colin F.

    Met some new friends at a great location. Sorry that some of people interested in attending didn't make the connection though.

    July 29, 2012

  • Justin R.

    Didn't see anyone! Was at Duncan gardens for about an hour, but didn't see anyone,.... disappointing,... whatever.

    July 28, 2012

  • Abraham Olivar J.

    Japanese. I'm already here

    July 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid my wife started feeling ill so we had to head home and I won't be able to head back. At least I got a few pictures while there! Enjoy all!

    July 28, 2012

  • Abraham Olivar J.

    I'm infront of the entrance with a few people...

    July 28, 2012

  • Justin R.

    here is map, let's just meet at Duncan gardens, where all the flowers are #3 on map. http://spokaneparks.org/uploads/parks_related_links/Manito_Updated.pdf

    July 28, 2012

  • Abraham Olivar J.

    Well I have never been there before. so if someone has any idea of a place? Maybe the front entrance? If there is one...

    July 28, 2012

  • Justin R.

    Maybe the Japanese Gardens would be a good place to meet,... just not inside!!

    July 28, 2012

  • Justin R.

    Abraham had a good question,... where do we want to meet-up, no pun intended, .. well maybe a little..

    July 28, 2012

  • Justin R.

    Here is an quote from the parks and rec site about Japanese Gardens:

    Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden
    in Manito Park
    No hobby photography allowed.

    No commercial photography allowed.

    Only exception: weddings that have applied,
    scheduled and paid for a wedding permit
    with Spokane Parks and Recreation. (509)[masked]

    I suspect one person with a camera will probably be ignored but 20 people with cameras defiantly would not.

    July 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I headed down early rather than head home after lunch only to turn back around. There are NO signs forbidding all photography. The signs only forbid comercial photography and employees didn't bat an eye at my DSLR in the Japanese gardens.

    July 28, 2012

  • Abraham Olivar J.

    Just wondering, but do we meet everyone somewhere in the park? Or how does this work?

    July 28, 2012

  • Mike

    Looks like this shoot is going to be an issue. Could skip the Japanese Gardens and shoot the flowers and other parts of the park, but may run into a wedding as Manito books them most of the summer. This club met at the Flour Mill once for a shoot and moved thru the park and met at a coffee house downtown for discussion. The park will be busy, which is good and bad for shooting. Just a thought if you needed a quick change of plans. Hoping to make it but family in town and not sure on timing.

    July 27, 2012

  • Brendan C.

    Just a quick heads-up with regard to Justin's comment above. The Spokane Parks and Rec Department forbids photography in the Japanese Gardens, even hobby photography. You can see their policy at http://spokaneparks.org/Parks/page/775/. Obviously, people break the rule all the time, but a large group will certainly garner more attention than a few scattered individuals. I'd hate to see anyone in this group get into trouble (http://www.spokanecity.org/services/documents/smc/?Section=12.06.100).

    July 27, 2012

  • Colin F.

    Neal,

    5:30 - I'll be there! The perennial garden should make for a nice photo shoot too.

    July 24, 2012

  • Neal S.

    I changed the time to 5:30 -- does that work?

    July 24, 2012

  • Neal Schindler changed the time from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    July 24, 2012

  • Justin R.

    You guys are right, late afternoon would be much better. It is probably going to be very crowded this time of year also. If you are wanting to shoot in the Japanese Gardens, we will probably need permission, especially with a large group of photographers.

    July 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rich is right--late afternoon/early evening provides better lighting (I hope you do it in the evening because I'll still have guests that Saturday morning)

    July 21, 2012

  • Rich L.

    I think it is great that a trip to Manito Park was put together but I must tell you that 2:00 pm this time of the year is not a very good time to photograph the gardens. Early morning or early evening are much better times because the light is not as harsh.The best thing you can hope for at 2:00 pm would be for cloudy skies.

    July 21, 2012

  • Justin R.

    Have we got permission from Manito, they are getting kind of strict about photographers. Would also be nice if maybe we would be the only ones to be allowed in at that time.

    July 17, 2012

  • Neal Schindler changed the date and time to Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    July 16, 2012

  • Jamie

    Maybe a weeknight or Sunday? I know its harder to pin down times in the summer months

    July 16, 2012

  • Abraham Olivar J.

    Im new to spokane so any ideas on places would make it even better!

    July 13, 2012

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