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Headshot Exchange

Depending on the tide, there are two - three distinct beaches. All have rocks, sand, and cliff backdrops. There is a set of concreate steps to negociate -- not difficult, but they are there.

There is limited free parking, on adjacent streets, but plenty of metered parking on South Coast Hwy, on either side of Diamond St.

I'll spend the first 15 minutes talking about focal lengths, apertures and depth of field for very pleasing portraits, as well as the use of reflectors. We will also discuss 'environmental portraits'.

Fifteen minutes is not a great deal of time for a class, so we will not go into off-camera flash or poses. Neither will be discus polarizers nor netural density filters -- but you might want to Google each. There are good explanations online.

Bring a towel. You may get your feet wet, and you might want to wipe the sand off your feet, before getting into your car.

Any camera and lens combination can be effective, but an SLR with a lens in the 85mm (effective focal length) would be a good choice for head & shoulder portraits. Of course, it is your vision, so choose what you prefer:-)

Since this is a headshot exchange, please made a few high resolution digital files available to other members, if you have images of them, within about 10 days of the event.

While you are certainly welcome to bring family members, this is, primarily, a member's headshot exchange. We will have a family session, at Central Park, in Huntington Beach, later in the Spring/Summer. We also have a 'couples' photo exchange scheduled in January -- prior to Valentine's Day.

I will send my cell number to those who signup, the evening before the event.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lot of fun. Great opportunity to chat with other photographers and learn a little more about the art of photography.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Steven K

    Sorry, I think with the high wind advisory and other obligations I won't be able to attend. Cheers!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to it. I may need to leave by 11:30, but assuming that's OK.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could, but I already made plans that weekend. Looking forward to the next one in the spring time.

    January 27, 2013

  • Eleonora O.

    What form you bring your headshot?
    I would like to change my picture at the intro., but I don,t know haw?

    January 23, 2013

    • Paul Edward R.

      Eleonora -- You don't BRING a headshot. Individual members take photos (headshots) of other members and then exchange them in digital format. As photographers, we take lots of photos, but are rarely in them. THis is an opportunity for members to get headshots of themselves.

      January 26, 2013

    • Paul Edward R.

      Eleonnora _ we don't control you picture on our page. You can do that, from the upper-right porting on the screen. Click on My Profile >>View Profile>>Change Picture.

      I hope that helps.

      January 26, 2013

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