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Notes from Town Hall meeting...

From: Frederick Van J.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 10:30 AM

Hey all,

Here below some general notes and take-aways from our Town Hall meeting. A huge thank-you to Glen from Bay Photo for taking notes! I'm also posting these in the group discussion forum for group commenting and discussion.

Meeting Notes:

  • Lecture style meetings are preferred by most attendees (as opposed to actually doing photography with models, which becomes too crowded).
  • Most prefer to watch a photographer create images and then bring images into a computer to demonstrate how the post-processing is done.
  • Photo industry speakers (Sandy Puc’ & Richard Harrington were mentioned as good previous speakers)
  • Photo walks OK, but need defined topics or goals

Future Meeting Topic Suggestions:

  • Travel / Location Photography
  • New Gear – (and the nick knacks of photography)
  • Bag Swap – Trade in your camera bag
  • Bag Show & Tell – What’s in your camera bag (general purpose vs. special purpose set up)
  • Printers / Papers / Labs
  • How images are uploaded
  • Law / Contracts / Copyright
  • Stock Photography
  • Getting captured files to actually come out as envisioned (i.e. sharp focus, exposure, etc)

Bay Photo Comments:

  • Working with the group for lab tours, on-location shoots and possibly resulting photo contests
  • Providing presentations on specific (pre-determined) Bay Photo topics (i.e. color management suggested)
  • Providing product samples e.g. showing different finishes / surfaces / treatments
  • It was mentioned that this would be most helpful if the products were made from the same image, so they could really see the different effects
  • Bay Photo offered to help provide/find industry speakers


See you next month!




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