April Monthly Meeting

The theme for each month is announced at the monthly meeting. The challenge for April is the following (see this thread in the discussion board too):

1. Choose Black & White or Color
2. Using the Rule of Thirds and two other composition "rules" create THREE (3) images to share during our Pick 3 discussion.
3. Upload your images to our Flickr Group and tag them "April2013Meeting"
3. In addition, this month please tag your photos with the Composition Rules you followed in shooting/creating your images.
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Here's a rundown on how the monthly meeting goes.

Meeting Timeline
1. "Pick Three" slideshow:
We will present each person's pictures, ask that person to introduce themselves, and then talk a little about one or two of them. The group also has an opportunity to offer up praise, constructive criticism, or ask questions about that member's pictures. Then we move on to the next member's photos.


2. Technique Presentation and Discussion:
Each month, we will present a quick (10-15 min) presentation on the monthly topic. After the presentation we will take some time to engage the group about the technique and answer any questions and get others to give their insight and experiences.


3. General Discussion:
When we are done sharing everyone's photos, we will open up the group to general discussion. This is where you can have your questions answered by a large diverse group of photographers. Sometimes we will continue the discussion over drinks nearby.

When to submit your pictures
As to the source of the slideshow photos, the week before the meeting we will begin pestering those of you who RSVP'd yes to submit your photos.

Where to submit your photos
To submit your photos post them to our Flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/madphotomeetup/) and make sure to tag them "April2013Meeting" or they might get missed.

What to take pictures of
As for the subject of your pictures, this is very open. The monthly techniques are intended to be somewhat of a homework assignment for you to practice over the following month, so submit these pictures if you were able to participate. Otherwise anything goes (but please keep it PG-13). If you have a picture you just love, send that. If you have a picture that didn't turn out right and you want help, submit that. In the end, what is really important is that you just go out and shoot, so show us what you did.

When to take your pictures
The goal of this "show and tell" is to make sure people are getting out and taking pictures. So we would prefer if the pictures were taken since the last meeting. If you are new to the group, then by all means pick a few from your portfolio you are especially proud of, but we really want to encourage you to get out and shoot something new.

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  • Perry K.

    Nice 1st time experience. Thank you. Sorry to have left early - bad back trouble. That's why I got an x-e1 - compared to Nikon DSLR's, the x-e1 floats in your hand! Spiffy little camera.

    April 5, 2013

  • Bill

    Nice and knowledgeable crowd. Hope to see all of you and more next month.

    April 5, 2013

  • Brian S

    Good turnout and photos. Educational and informative.

    April 5, 2013

  • Kris H.

    Great turnout and great discussion. I look forward to seeing everyone's photos next month!

    April 5, 2013

  • Beth

    kris and adam, i'm so sorry i didn't make it last night. a change in plans with the warm weather took me in a different direction.

    April 5, 2013

  • Adam C.

    Great attendance and participation from everyone.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adam was great as usual. He prepares well and knows his stuff.

    April 4, 2013

  • Cynthia M.

    Sorry I was not able to make it. My mother-in-law is in the hospital and I ended up staying to visit her longer.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I uploaded my pictures but I'm under the weather today and unable to come. I look forward to next month's meeting!

    April 4, 2013

  • Bill

    Hey! I like the nice spring colors for our website!

    April 4, 2013

  • Wayne

    Hmmm.. Should I bring my camera!?

    April 3, 2013

  • Megan

    Hi, I joined this group a couple of months ago, but have never actually attended a meeting because I'm a little intimidated by my new camera. Can I come to the meeting without having done the assigned project? I am really clueless about what some of the directions mean as I am very much a newbie. I do not know what the rules of composition are - but I'd love to learn!

    Also, I am helping the animal rescue Angel's Wish develop a new website and they need people to take photos of their facility and board members. Would this group be interested in tackling such a project?

    Megan

    March 29, 2013

    • Bill

      Hey Megan, by all means come to the meeting(s). We will be more than happy to help a newbie on their way to experiencing the joy of photography. Tackling your project would also be possible. I'm sure there are members that could be available most any time of the day or week.

      March 30, 2013

    • Kristie L

      Angle's Wish would be great fun!

      March 30, 2013

  • Steven B.

    Yes, all of your pictures should be B&W

    March 11, 2013

    • Kris H.

      I think this was meant as an answer to Scott's question below. We divided into two groups for b/w and color at the last monthly meeting. If you weren't at that meeting, you can choose which you'd rather shoot for this month's theme.

      2 · March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for clarifying!

      March 20, 2013

  • Scott

    Quick question on the April Assignment, if we are in the B&W group do all of our monthly guideline entries have to be B&W?

    March 11, 2013

    • Gregg H.

      Three pics, I'm guessing they wouldn't mind one being color. Be a rebel! Lol.

      March 20, 2013

    • Gregg H.

      Whoops, I just saw Steve's post.

      March 20, 2013

  • Ron W.

    I haven't had any photography classes. Will I fit in ok? How do I upload pics on the Flickr page ?

    March 18, 2013

    • Kris H.

      Hi Ron, we welcome any and all photographers, all you need is an interest in photography and a desire to practice and learn new things. For help in uploading to flickr, check out this thread from the discussion board: http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to this need to learn more about composition

    March 9, 2013

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