I wanted to give you a heads up that the SF East Bay SMUG will be hosting a Mini Tradeshow/Image Critique/Experts Mentoring Meetup. I was planning to attend this, but will unfortunately be out of town (NAB in Vegas).
Here's the gist from the groups organizer, my friend Gustavo Fernandez...
This will be a more informal and social meeting for all of us to get to know each other and learn form each other. There will be no speaker. I am inviting some local and national vendors like Bay Photo and BorrowLenses to come display their products. Also having a station for you to bring some images to get critique on, and several stations with experts on each subject matter like photoshop, shooting kids, shooting weddings, lightroom, etc.
Come mingle with some of the top Bay Area vendors and check out their wonderful products.
Smugmug: Online Image/Video/Website Hosting Solution (http://www.smugmug.com/
Camera West: Local camera Store in Walnut Creek (http://camerawest.com/
The Mac Group: representing products like ProFoto, XRite, and Pocket Wizards, etc. (http://www.macgroupus.com/
New Skin Media: Custom Smugmug Websites (http://newskinmedia.com/
HP Marketing: representing products like Giotto and Braun (http://www.hpmarketingcorp.com/
Joby: Makers of the Gorillapod (http://joby.com/
Bay Photo: Local Lab based in Santa Cruz (http://www.bayphoto.com/
Borrow Lenses: rent camera gear (http://www.borrowlenses.com/
Pixel2Canvas: Amazing canvas provider! (http://pixel2canvas.com/
Go Boda: Camera Lens Bag (http://goboda.com/main.html
Ghostwriters: photographers greatest resource (http://www.ghostrighters.com/
KISS Albums: simple wedding books (http://www.kissweddingbooks.com/
AFP Frames: Framing for your images (www.apfwholesale.com)
Bring your images on a thumb drive and get them critiqued by local professional photographers.
Come by and ask experts in their area any questions you might have on how to improve your skills, what best gear to use, any how to, etc.
Photoshop-Michael Corsentino (http://www.corsentinophotography.com/
Wedding/Kids-Jules Cafe 9http://julescafe.com/
Seniors-Sam Harnack (http://www.samharnackstudios.com/
Boudoir-Jennifer Skog (http://www.jenniferskog.com/boudoir/
Landscape-Gary Crabbe (http://enlightphoto.com/
A SMUG is a place where you can learn, teach and meet up with other photographers who share your passion. It's also how we can tell you what's happening in our world and discover what's happening in yours. SMUGs are a great way to connect with other photographers and add a few weapons to your creative arsenal.
OPEN TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A SMUGMUG MEMBER!
When: Monday, April 12,[masked]:00 PM
Hilton Concord Hotel
1970 Diamond Blvd
Concord, CA 94520
PLEASE RSVP HERE:
Gustavo Fern?ndez Photographer