Coffee Meetup (April)

Since the first coffee meetup went really well, Al has decided to hold another coffee meetup on Saturday, April 27 @ 10AM! This time it will be at the Capilano Mall Food court. The food court is in the center of the mall.

As per Al: "There's not too much walking involved with this one. It is supposed to shut down in June to be mostly demolished and restored with more large stores, which will be accessed from outside. So we may have to record some history during this Coffee Meet."

If anyone wishes to post photos, there is a "Coffee Meetup" album: http://www.meetup.com/The-Edmonton-Shutter-Bugs/photos/13874442/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great Meetup. We had 26 atttendees, plus a few that I probably missed. No pictures to post because I only brought the lens (private joke - you had to be there).
    Here's the results of our conversations
    1) Continuing meetups on the last Saturday of the month is agreeable to all.
    2) The other two meetups are a go, more details to follow in the upcoming Meetups section.
    3) Lots of interest in photoediting training - including Lightroom, Elements, and Photoshop. I'm sure that Laurice will respond to this urge to excel.
    4) 7 cups - again, you had to be there.
    5) Deb Dagg can't wait to host the May 25 Coffee Meetup, and I can't wait to go to her house for cookies!
    6) June Coffee Meetup on Saturday, June 29 at 10AM at Southgate Mall.
    7) Let's see if Bruce will start a second coffee meetup. How about the second Sunday of the month, for those that have problems getting out on Saturdays.

    Al

    April 27, 2013

    • Deb D.

      haha on the lens and you did have to be there....if we are agree able to come here we can also hook into the computers for some editing tips...I have lightroom 4&5 and corel 5 pro ultimate... my house is nothing special just a home...but will bake and have lots of tea and coffee...will post the address on the meetup group if it is good with everyone :D

      1 · April 27, 2013

    • Deb D.

      looks like maybe to many are afraid of our temperamental weather lol ...can wait till summer ...we are gone now for half the month leaving this weekend ..camping and fishing so we will be back by the 25th but not much time to get anything up and running...look out trout here we come

      May 2, 2013

  • Jo-Ann B.

    Darn !!! Al I have to withdraw from the EM-TE Town adventure Did not realize it was the long weekend in May We have prior arrangements for the long awaited camping season.
    Very disappointed as I have been wanting to go out there forever.
    Oh well next time :-(

    April 29, 2013

  • Laurice B.

    Looks like you had a great time with lots of ideas. Just to let you know that my philosophy is to hold indoor workshops during the winter. Summer is for shooting but a few outdoor workshops are ok. If anyone want to present a workshop contact me and we can discuss the details.

    April 29, 2013

  • Pearl E N.

    The meet-up was fun. Just a little too crowed and not able to meet get around to meet people. Bruce was so helpful I kept him talking!
    He gave me advice on two lenses that a friend (who lost her professional photographer husband) gave me. 1 -[masked] f3.9/4.8 Macro and Canon Zoom FD[masked]mm 4.5 Macro. Now I am looking for an adapter
    Nice to meet you Greg.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rod, We were all just too sweet today. Give us a few more coffee meets and we'll get back to our normal miserable selves! It was a great visit, looking forward to AlDons, and hope you are back to normal. We have a daughter-in-law on a pump, so can appreciate what you have to do, in a minor way, of course.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very Good, had a problem with my blood sugar today could not stay to long

    April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope all is well.

      April 27, 2013

  • Greg B.

    Well I wound up going to Alberta Art Museum afterwards, thanks to a tip from meeting.

    April 27, 2013

  • Deb D.

    everyone is just so full of talent and information...would be willing to have the one at the end of May here at my house in the back yard weather permitting ....we could all sit outside have coffee or tea and enjoy the sunshine. Just would have to bring your own lawn chair. I am right across the street from Westmont mall so if it snowed or something rude ad there was more than 30 of us we could just go to the food court there...just a thought I will even bake some goodies :))

    April 27, 2013

    • Curtis S.

      Cookies? Did I hear that right... I'm in for cookies and so is Eli

      1 · April 27, 2013

    • Deb D.

      well cookies cupcakes lots of stuff I bake and kids more than welcome

      April 27, 2013

  • Bruce R.

    Intresting mix of people, skill levels, interests and camera gear

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Bruce R.

    Nice to see members again from all walks of life, ages, sizes will different tallents, interests & camera types. Perhaps we should try every couple of weeks rather than once a month

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Brian P.

    Very good meetup!! When's the May one??

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had some geat conversations with valuable echange of ideas and experience'

    April 27, 2013

  • Mario

    Good job Curtis. Lol

    April 27, 2013

  • Curtis S.

    I am not sure what I was thinking went to Bonnie doon !

    April 27, 2013

  • Excalibur/Matt

    Will be there just running late.

    April 27, 2013

  • Allan S.

    I will be a bit late. Should be there around 10:30 or 11am. Hope that is ok.

    April 27, 2013

  • mike K.

    How long will the meet up last? It looks like I can't be there until 11. would love to come.

    April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Our first Meetup last month at WEM lasted from 10 AM to 12:30

      April 26, 2013

    • Allan S.

      I will also try and make it but might be a bit later around 11am as well.

      April 27, 2013

  • Ayman K.

    Sorry guys, I will not be able to make it tomorrow.

    April 26, 2013

  • Ayman K.

    Sorry guys, I will not be able to make it tomorrow.

    April 26, 2013

  • Deb D.

    would be very interested in a class that would teach some editing ....could be something we can discuss also on the coffee meet up...

    1 · April 22, 2013

    • Laurice B.

      I have held editing workshops in the past

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • Laurice B.

    Have fun guys I cannot attend as I have a photo shoot.
    I think that the Capilano mall will never be the same :)

    April 26, 2013

  • Greg B.

    Weather will be nice enough to ride bike. Ill be there

    April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      have a great ride bro, went out today for a quick twist. Too bad that I have to work, just my luck.

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope this leads to great friends and outstanding photos

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like the energy happening here, strong heartbeat

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Think that we should move Aldons to July 6th or 7th that way more people will able to go .

    April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Why don't we just ask what everyone wants on Saturday. I like May and June because it is still cooler. Also, once school is out, everyone leaves for vacations. Let's go with the highest vote at the coffee Meetup.

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Coffee Meetuo is going to be busy. So far we have
    1) location for the May25 Coffee Meetup
    2) Discuss online photo sales
    3) Meetup at Em-Te Town on May 18
    4) Meetup for ALDONs in Lamont. I'm in!
    5) Photo editing. Adobe Lightroom 5 Beta is free until the end of June, and is probably the best photo manuipulation program you will find. Lightroom 4 sold for $149.00, so I expect that a new version of LR 5 will be about the same.

    See you all on Saturday
    Al

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drove out to Lamont this weekend to check on Aldon's Auto Parts, fantastic site. Acres and Acres of Rusted cars, tractors etc. It was closed as the owner is out of the country. Spoke to a manager this morning and was told that they would be happy to open up on say a Sunday for a shoot. Am thinking that the end of June might be a good time, hopefully the snow will be gone by then. Any suggestions bring them to the coffee meetup on saturday.

    April 22, 2013

  • Raymond

    For once I have some free time to meet some of the members.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Sorry :( can not make that one.

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just maybe be able to stop for a quick visit, again depends on what work has in store for me. So if you see someone strolling in wearing work attire, don't be scared....lol

    April 14, 2013

  • Bruce R.

    Microstock is like putting the change from your pocket in a piggy bank. This one is a lucrative one and I'll make about $100 (had 2 x $28 sales). Most months it is $40 to $50, but it all ads up and it is encouraging to know others arefinding a use for what you have seen. If anyone is interested, here is my portfolio on Shutterstock. http://www.shutterstock.com/gal...­ It can be sorted by popularity or age. What really sells is what I do not like shooting, staged people shoots requiring releases

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bruce, I would love to hear your talk about getting into this field. As we all know the gear is not cheap, and even if we have something we want something better, so got to make it pay for itself.

    April 10, 2013

  • Bruce R.

    I can talk a bit about microstock photography, if anyone is interested. I have sold upwards 4000 photos that way. It is a way of helping your hobby earn its keep and sharing your vision. I list on ShutterStock and MostPhotos

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any interest in a topic for discussion/demonstration during our coffee meetup, such as the 3D demo last month.
    How about photomosaics, so you can turn those hundreds of photos you didn't throw out into your own piece of photo art?

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Kathy

    At a conference

    April 7, 2013

  • Ben L.

    Sorry! Want to but will be unavailable. Next time!

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very excited to meet the Shutter-bugs. I am an amateur photographer so it will be nice to meet photpgraphers with some experience.
    Can't wait to see you all!

    April 4, 2013

  • Saldon H.

    Looking for some new friends in this group

    April 4, 2013

  • Amy

    going to have to miss this again, sry.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm working that weekend, unless I win the lottery.

    March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe we can do a retiree meeting on your days off.

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Kristina

    way too far ..:(

    March 25, 2013

  • Excalibur/Matt

    IT should only be me but I may bring one more if she if off work that day.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working

    March 25, 2013

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