Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

Tentative Changes for this Month:
A holiday play begins the next day on the stage we use, so just before tonight's meeting will be the final dress rehearsal. The bad part is we'll be starting a half hour later than usual. The good part is you can come early and hone your low-light moving stage performers any time between 5PM and 7PM.


Yankee Swap:

Bring a photo, mounted (but not glued) and matted, and preferably wrapped in an archival clear bag such as the Crystal Clear Bags. Wrap it or place it in a gift bag so no one can see the image, and bring it to the meeting.

Everyone who brings a photo will get a number, and we'll have a good old-fashioned Yankee Swap. If you don't know what a Yankee Swap is, you're in for a treat.

Images should be between 8x10 and 11x17 or thereabouts. Nothing giant or tiny, please. Mount on archival board, foam core, or an old cereal box back - the backing's going to get replaced anyway. If you can't find Clear Bags, use a sufficiently large freezer bag.

And remember, you get out of this what you put into it. Print one of your best images. It's the season of giving, after all.


Gear Swap:
Just in time for the holidays, this month is gear swap night. Bring in your underutilized gear, and come with checks and cash to pick up the treasures others are departing with. Drop your gear on the table near the entrance a half our early, and we'll take a break during the evening to check out the table and make deals.

Please be sure to label what your gear is and show your prices. If you have something particularly interesting, add a message to this meetup page.


Brown Bag Bingo:
As if the above weren't enough, we'll also hand out Brown Bag Bingo bags this month. If you want to participate but can't, don't worry. Put your object in any old lunch bag and bring it in January. We'll have a proper bag for you then. Note, too, that this and next month are the months to pick up anything you forgot last year.


Monthly Challenge:

Our challenge for this month's meeting is Textures. Between now and the meeting, take up to three photographs which somehow speak to your interpretation of the subject - please feel free to take great liberty with your interpretation of the subject.

Don't be shy, we have a very encouraging group of critics and we'll all learn something from the experience. Most of all, have fun shooting!


Instructions for Uploading Photos:

Upload photos at www.PhotoMeets.com - an upload site for Seacoast Photographers' challenges. If you already have an account, login and add your photos. If you haven't created an account there yet, click the "Request Invite" button, add your name and email, choose a password, and you can then upload your photos.

An account allows you to upload faster and will keep track of all your previous uploads. If you'd rather upload anonymously, simply click here, click the "Upload Photos for this Event" button, complete the required information, upload your photos, and you're done!


Location:
We meet at the beautiful Town Hall Gallery building, directly across from the bandstand and Town Hall Offices. Park on the street or in the nearby municipal lot and walk on over - you may enter at the front or left side of the building.


Other:
Bring other photos if you'd like feedback or critique, and be prepared to [helpfully] critique others'.

Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

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  • Dana L.

    A Christmas wish to all of the outstanding people in this fun and informative Group.

    This Christmas may you remember the dreams of childhood, And may you experience the wonder they once held.

    Merry Christmas All!

    Dana

    December 24, 2013

  • Frances M. D.

    Merry Christmas and have a Great Day!!!!!!

    December 24, 2013

  • Marilu

    Meeting was great. Thank you John for running this. Especially enjoyed Tracy's photography exhibit across the street at D2 Squared. Her work is amazing.She really captures things in a beautiful and unique way. I just want to encourage others to stop in and see it. Merry Christmas everyone!

    1 · December 21, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Just to the left of the door as you walk into D2 Squared. Very striking, sweet photographs Tracy.

      December 23, 2013

    • tracy

      Thank you, Cynthia & Pat!

      December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    **** Cuba *******

    DATES OF TRAVEL: MAY 23 - 28, 2014 (6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS)
    (I may be able to change these dates)

    You have to get to Miami and back on your own....I will look into group travel.

    First-class accommodations in Miami and Havana
     Full schedule of guided people-to-people activities
     All meals while in Cuba as agreed upon in final itinerary
     U.S. Treasury Department License and Letter of Authorization
     Insight Cuba Tour Leader
     Cuban Guide
     All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events
     All in-country ground transportation, and airport transfers
     Guaranteed flights from Miami to Cuba and priority handling
     Travel health insurance, emergency medical evacuation, and trip cancellation coverage (up to $1,000)
     Insight Cuba Travel Guidebook
     24 hour emergency customer service hotline Base Price for Double Occupancy: $3590

    December 22, 2013

  • tracy

    If you find yourself in Exeter early and are wondering what to do (besides taking blurry images of the actors), you can have a little art tour of maternity and newborn images at the D2 (squared) coffee shop. I have a display near the front of the shop through December. Plus, they're mocha latte is delicious!

    3 · December 18, 2013

    • Pat C.

      Oooh coffee AND a show! You know I'm there. Probably will see me walking into the meeting tonight, coffee in hand ;-) It's my job to support the locals!

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Can't wait to see this ... your images are beautiful, Tracy

      1 · December 21, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Bummer ... I totally didn't see this so trudged through blinding snow and frigid temps to see a guy on stage (is he already showing our photographs?) who I thought, "this can't be John?!" The nightshirt and cap just didn't fit. So now it's after 7 and I'm back home. OK all, I will see you in January. Merry Christmas, to a great bunch of people! : > Look for a meetup on sled dog races ~

    December 19, 2013

    • Pat C.

      Merry, Merry Cynthia! Will so look forward to seeing you in January!

      December 20, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Thank you both ... Merry Christmas. To the best bunch of photographers. Ever : >

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Jan M.

    Had a great time at my first meeting. Looking forward to many more! :)

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The chicken wings were good.

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Jackie C.

    very nice

    December 20, 2013

  • Scott L.

    This is a fun group of people. Very good time.

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Frances M. D.

    Great!

    December 19, 2013

  • Dana L.

    This is always a 5 star group!

    December 19, 2013

  • tracy

    Okay, before I haul a bunch of items to the meeting, would anyone be interested in: D70S, D200 or D300, or an Epson Stylus Photo R1800? If so, I'll bring it (them) along. Thanks.

    December 19, 2013

  • Elaine N.

    Thanks everyone....

    December 19, 2013

  • Elaine N.

    Thought we were going to make it to the meeting, but Bill has to stay off his leg (bad knee) and that makes things even more hectic for me to get everything done now....so, unfortunately, we won't make it this month either! Merry Christmas to all......

    December 17, 2013

    • Don F.

      Sorry to hear this, hope Bill heals up fast. See you both next Month.

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Pat C.

      Elaine tell Bill "Ten Toes Up" and be good to that knee! Hope he's on the mend quickly.

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • Joe P.

    Regretfully it now looks like I will not be able to make it tonight - town meeting I need to attend has been rescheduled for tonight. Save a bag for me for brown bag bingo. Best wishes for the holidays.

    December 19, 2013

    • Pat C.

      We need a "Don't Like" button for Joe's message. Have a great Holiday Joe and see you in 2014!

      1 · December 19, 2013

  • Roger G.

    I'm bringing a bunch of Canon lenses and flashes to the gear swap, priced to sell.

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Scott L.

    I can't seem to bring up the console to upload photos for this month's challenge. Anyone have similar problems? Any ideas?

    December 4, 2013

    • John

      Oh, my, I've wreaked havoc. Thanks for seeing it and pointing it out. Now it's really ready for you. Really. Truly. Honestly. At least until my next screwup. And thanks for your patience.

      December 5, 2013

    • Scott L.

      Awesome recovery, John. Done and done. Thanks.

      1 · December 6, 2013

  • Tony N.

    Just a suggestion for the monthly challenge - Shiny.

    November 24, 2013

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