The theme for this month is Architecture. Go out and practice the ideas and techniques we talked about.
I wanted to let you know that we will be having a special guest speaker at this months meeting. Don Mendenhall, a local photographer, and teacher at CPM will be giving a presentation on finding your signature style. This is a great opportunity to hear from a very talented teacher on an important topic.
More details to follow.
For those of you that are new or are just confused of the format I'll give a quick rundown on how the whole monthly meeting goes.
Pick three slideshow:
I will present a persons pictures, after which I will ask that person to introduce themselves, and then talk a little about one or two of them. Next I will give the group an opportunity to offer up praise, constructive criticism, or ask questions about that members pictures. Then I will move on to the next members photos.
Technique Presentation and Discussion:
Once everyone has arrived, I or someone else will give a quick (10-15 min) presentation on the monthly topic. After the presentation I like to take some time to engage the group about the technique and answer any questions and get others to give their insight and experiences.
When we are done with everyone's photos I will open up the group to general discussion.This gives people a good opportunity to get questions answered by a large diverse group of photographers.
When to submit your pictures
As to the source of the slideshow photos, the week before the meeting I will begin pestering those of you who RSVPed yes to send me your stuff. There are several ways to do this, which will be detailed in the email.
Where to submit your photos
There are two ways to submit your photos, either through flickr or by email. If you would like to post them to flickr for others in the group to see, post them to our flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/madphotomeetup/ and make sure to tag them "May2012Meeting" or they might get missed. If you would prefer to email them to me this is also fine. Send your pictures to me at [masked]
What to take pictures of
As for the source 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 by all means 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 I would prefer it if the pictures have been 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 I don't want to see the same pictures month after month.