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march 7th. models req'd - Need some models for the studio day.. We have a few experienced models in our group. And a whole bunch of inexperienced models that we call photographers.. :-) Want to know what it feels like on the other side.. This would be a goo Ian Feb 17, 2015 12:28 PM
this weekend valentines shoot - Hi everyone.. still have a couple of spots left for both saturday evening and sunday am. I have lined up some pretty awesome models, it's going to be a good one.. Ian Ian Jan 21, 2015 5:36 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] Valentines day shoot. - Ok will pay tonight Ian. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 6, 2015, at 11:57 PM, Ian < iamia Paul R Jan 7, 2015 9:29 AM
Valentines day shoot. - I have scheduled two model/lighting shoots with Elle for the weekend of 24/25th of january. Saturday i have three confirmed models coming out, experienced, very fun models. you can see pic's on the meet up page. Saturday cost Ian Jan 6, 2015 11:57 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] site fees are due - Hi Harry, and apparently everyone else..just realized I have been messaging the whole group. I did not realize you still had donation money from last time. We can put that towards something else for the group. Ian Dec 16, 2014 3:45 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] site fees are due - thanks so much Alain, I have had a very good response from group members, i will accept your transfer and pay the dues right away.. ian On Tue, D Ian Dec 16, 2014 3:35 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] site fees are due - Good Morning Ian. Just sent you a transfer for $72. Alain Dec 16, 2014 10:53 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] site fees are due - Thanks Peter.. I am testing the waters a bit here as well, to see what kind of response i get. Not too worried about the money, I can always make it up on an event. I'm Ian Dec 16, 2014 10:38 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] site fees are due - Hi Ian We have $20.00 left over from the donations last go around and I will donate $20.00 as well. But will give you cash if that's ok. Harry M. Dec 16, 2014 10:32 AM
RE: [The-graduated-Photographers] site fees are due - Hi, Ian, I will contribute $5 or $10, depending on h peter f. Dec 16, 2014 9:56 AM
site fees are due - Site fees come due in a few days, $72 A couple of donations would be nice, e transfer to  [address removed] no paypal, that is just a pita Please and thankyou. I'll let you know when i receive Ian Dec 16, 2014 9:27 AM
RE: [The-graduated-Photographers] sunday 23rd nov boudoir - Ian, please count me in , see you on November 23 Thank you Peter peter f. Nov 8, 2014 2:00 AM
sunday 23rd nov boudoir - On sunday evening I'm going to close the rsvp's to this one. It is a 6 hour shoot with a wonderful mua and 3 excellent models  all with very different looks. All three of them have modeled for our graduate meetups previously. I have called Ian Nov 7, 2014 9:26 PM
tonight oct 15 wednesday, - a spot has opened up for tonight's model shoot.. model is Beatrix Mae..   first person in gets it... ian Ian Oct 15, 2014 10:11 AM
RE: [The-graduated-Photographers] Sharing images - Hi Ian, I like to share my observation. & Thomas S. Sep 30, 2014 7:55 PM
Sharing images - I am starting to get messages, almost daily, from models who have not received images from past shoots. Quite simply, if we don't back up our promises to the models, they will not come out for our group again. They will also share the fact Ian Sep 30, 2014 1:11 PM
Weekly message.. - Jan[masked], I will start removing inactive members.. i am not going to be ruthless about it. But if you have not either visited/signed into the group for over 6 months or not been to a physical meet up.. I may remove you.. Some folks I have talked Ian Sep 26, 2014 12:38 PM
RE: [The-graduated-Photographers] Creep alert - Ian, Good catch! Thank you for catching these cree peter f. Sep 16, 2014 10:32 AM
Creep alert - We had someone join our group with intentions that did not fit our group.. I come down on them like a ton of bricks....Zero tolerance... The rules about shoots where nudity is a possibility have now changed..Hotel shoots and workshop Ian Sep 16, 2014 10:17 AM
photo uploading - Firefox is not uploading for me to the albums..... Chrome seems to be good.. Just in case others of you are having the same problem Ian Ian Sep 15, 2014 6:11 PM
Camera Store big sale today.. - A little reminder that The Camera Store is having a big inventory blow out today. Saturday 13th sept sure to be some awesome deals.. Ian Sep 13, 2014 8:15 AM
where are you guys ? - We have 6 shoots in the next 7 days.. A couple of the small ones are filled... Everyone has asked for model and lighting shoots/demos,  so we have a couple of those.. bargain basement cost. Friday night at the Burdick house  of Ian Sep 11, 2014 9:44 AM
wednesday evening nude lighting series - i have planned, several popular figure models from around town, plus size model. probably a couple shoot. male model.. The series is about making art, it is not about pinup, cheescake, maxim, playboy type images.. I will be getting a wide var Ian Sep 4, 2014 10:39 PM
september theme.. - It has been suggested, that we have a black and white month..Sounds like a good plan to me.... So, As much as possible we encourage people to shoot and post in B&W  Somethings will be best in color of course, like the upcoming Arab fest. Ian Jul 22, 2014 7:55 AM
Model Shoots - Due to all the issues the organizers have had with the last two model shoots. We are going to make model shoots for available to active members only... Trying to organize a model shoot is a lot of work, and there is money involved. People not payi Ian Jul 18, 2014 7:34 PM
organizer change... - I had been asked to take over as head organizer a few weeks back. I said yes. Before saying yes I talked to Peter about it. He is fine with it. His life has got very busy lately. Mike is in the same boat, just very busy with work and such. Time Ian Jun 23, 2014 10:23 AM
sharing images - In the past, (and it continues) we have members who come to our shoots and do not share their images in the album pertaining to the meetup. Our group is about sharing and helping each other, we share knowledge, we share equipment, we share stories Ian Jun 13, 2014 6:22 PM
Voting for this months challenge is open - This month's challenge Echoes of the Past is open for voting you don't have to have been a participant to vote. Every member of the group has two votes. To vote simple type 'vote' in the comment section below the image you like. Voting will end Wednesd Shamas M. May 2, 2014 7:41 PM
meetups on the board - Hi folks, there are some great meetups on the board. Most of them are challenging your photography Lets sign up, and contribute. Cheers, Peter Peter S. Apr 10, 2014 9:53 AM
Houses of Worship Challenge - The winner for the Houses of Worship Challenge Was Dan. Congratulations. Next challenge will be chosen by the person whose image got the second most votes and that will be Shamas.   Shamas M. Apr 6, 2014 12:22 PM
Voting for this months challenge is open - Time to vote for your favorite images in the houses of worship challenge. All members are eligible to vote whether they took part in the challenge or not. Everyone gets two votes. To vote simply write  "vote " in the comments below the images you like Shamas M. Apr 1, 2014 12:37 PM
Vote for your favorite - The Back alley portrait challenge needs your vote even if you were not a participant in the challenge as a member of the group you are eligible to vote for you favorite. So show your support and vote. Everyone gets two votes. To vote simply write  'vo Shamas M. Mar 6, 2014 10:11 AM
back alley challenge - time to vote for you r faves. all members get to vote, not just the ones who participated.. ian Ian Mar 3, 2014 7:38 PM
Settings have changed for Graduate Photographers - Shamas Malik, the Co-Organizer of 'Graduate Photographers' Meetup Group has changed the settings for the group. Members can add Meetups and announce them to the group. Post a Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/The-grad­uated-Photographers Shamas M. Feb 1, 2014 11:48 AM
time to vote - snow challenge: vote for your favorite images..Same as last time, everyone gets two votes. write the word vote in the coments section of the two images you like.   First place gets the image posted, on banner, second place pick Ian Jan 22, 2014 5:56 AM
membership update - If you have not updated your membership by RSVP to the membership meetup and want to remain a member of our group please RSVP before January 31, 2014.   For those that have ...THANK YOU!!!! and hope to see you soon at a future meetup. Shamas M. Jan 20, 2014 12:30 PM
time to vote - time to vote on the light and motion challenge. you may vote for two images, or just one, When voting, think about the topic and how well the image portrays the theme. Either my self or another organizer will count the votes late friday Ian Dec 17, 2013 2:15 PM
October Challenge - okay....pick the photo you like best, and make a comment.......How about, just write the word "vote".....Since it sometimes hard to pick just one. i will allow everyone two votes...Don't vote for your own image please, I will just void it.._________ Ian Nov 6, 2013 9:57 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] Re some changes - :( ILya K. Aug 15, 2013 1:42 PM
Re some changes - I have decided to step a side and Mike will be your new organizer. I just had a bit too much on my plate. We also decided to make Robin and my self corganizers. I hope you all support us by joining our meetups. Tomorrows street photography meetup woul Peter S. Aug 14, 2013 7:13 AM
Re-energize this thing - Just trying to re-energize you all and get you come out again,.. There are several opportunities coming up that you can practice your skills and get involved with group activities. #1. Tonight's Midnite Madness... There will be lots of great opportunit Peter S. Jul 11, 2013 1:34 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] The Flood of 2013 - Cheers to that, Peter. Thank you. -Raj On[masked], at 8:43 PM, Peter Stock < stockp@ Raghbir J. Jun 23, 2013 10:29 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] The Flood of 2013 - Thx James and Raj this makes an interesting discussion.. one that has come up several times before, in one form or another. Photo Peter S. Jun 23, 2013 8:43 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] The Flood of 2013 - What? Obey the rules, you say? Well that's just no fun at all. I've got three rolls of film so far, I'll be posting the photos as soon as I get a c Raghbir J. Jun 23, 2013 8:11 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] The Flood of 2013 - I disagree. Act responsibility and stay away from the affected areas and let the emergency responder have one less thing to worry about. James T Jun 22, 2013 11:35 AM
The Flood of 2013 - Folks, be save out there! Especially around fast moving water. As a photography club we need to go out there and capture what is going on. The human side of this story is the evacuation and the hard ship it places on people. Photo Journalism ca Peter S. Jun 22, 2013 9:57 AM
News from World Photography Organisation. - Preview not available Vadim Mar 22, 2013 10:44 PM
domain name - hi everyone you can now access our page using  www.graduatephotographer.com   ian Ian Mar 13, 2013 6:12 PM
we created a new section - Yes we have created a new section in the discussion forums... we found it useful to create a FAQ section where you can find information that we always get asked about. Now you dont have to wait for an organizer to answer. Now you have a Peter S. Mar 6, 2013 10:15 PM
changes to the fashion shoot - we can accomodate a few more photographers,   there will be an am and a pm meetup, dealing with portraits and models.  first 9:30am to 1pm the afternoon session will be from 1:30pm until 5:00pm In the name of fairness Peter S. Mar 3, 2013 11:30 AM
Any member interested in the twelve o'clock high meetup - Please let me know I can't see anyone on the waiting list, that is very important, pls Show if you are interested. Cheers Peter Peter S. Feb 26, 2013 2:27 PM
there is one more spot - I opened up one more spot for another photographer to step in and participate in the Twelve o'clock high meetup..... hurry up and sign up.   Cheers Peter Peter S. Feb 25, 2013 7:16 AM
Just a little progress report - Hi folks, It is time for me to stay in touch again. You may have noticed that our numbers have shrunk... We remove people from the roster from time to time, as an administrative tool so we can make sure that only active members get our announcements Peter S. Feb 23, 2013 8:40 PM
Best of GP - During our last organizer meeting we came up with the idea of creating a collection of the best images this group has produced.  we might do  a year book or a calendar or such with these images.  WE havent quite formulated the details but it will co Peter S. Jan 21, 2013 8:32 PM
The Winners of the "Character Portraiture" contest are in - At yesterdays Organizers meeting we discussed and voted for "best in show".  The winners are   1st place:  Heather with  Meditation Moment   2nd place: Matthew with  "It's not the camera; it's the photographer Peter S. Jan 5, 2013 11:58 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] Merry Christmas - Hi Peter: Hope you had a good Christmas. See you in the new year! Mike S> Mike Dec 29, 2012 7:36 PM
ice climbing event - I'm cancelling this as an event. i have spent a bunch if time reading about liability issues involving meet up groups. there are real dangers involved with this event, We have all signed waivers that say will not sue the organizers of this grou Ian Dec 26, 2012 11:57 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] Merry Christmas - Merry Christmas Peter On Dec 25,[masked]:44 PM, "Peter Stock" < [address removed] > wrote: Harry M. Dec 25, 2012 2:07 PM
Merry Christmas - Hello folks, I just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas. I hope you all had a good year and Santa reciprocated accordingly. I hope to see you all very soon at one of our meetups and hopefully we can compare notes on our newest equipment or new Peter S. Dec 25, 2012 12:44 PM
the portrait contest - It takes a lot of effort on the organizers part to arrange for sponsors and prizes etc. We have no entries in this contest yet. There are 3 prizes. We, the organizers do not qualify for this, we are doing it for you, the members. Ian Dec 10, 2012 10:39 AM
C-train meet up - Hi folks, tomorrow the C-train westleg will be opened and we will get together initially for breakfast and then go and scatter to cover the event. Unfortunately the turnout for this one is kinda unbecoming a group as ambitious as ours. Peter S. Dec 7, 2012 4:14 PM
how we choose participants - meet-up is a wonderful medium to create a club and a circle of like minded friends. In our case we are in a friendly competition with PFP and STP.  The existence of these groups allows members to pick and choose what activity to take part in. Sometime Peter S. Nov 18, 2012 5:32 AM
New album added - Hi All I added a album called Family Pictures for shots we take of other members in the group that are not really part of the meetup's  theme. So if you have more shots of Ian please add them there. Thanks Shamas Shamas M. Nov 16, 2012 9:08 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] another opportunity - Hello Peter, I have stands, speed lights, remotes and a backdrop. Can you tell me more about this shoot? When where etc... P Paul Van E. Nov 7, 2012 9:25 AM
another opportunity - There is a chance to participate in a fashion shoot.  I need to know who has at least 2 studio lights, stands, remotes and at least one back drop.   Let me know please, as soon as possible.   have a look at this forum Peter S. Nov 6, 2012 9:31 PM
Meetup details changed: Critique Forum -     I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-grad­uated-Photographers-ca/events/­86151482/ Shamas M. Nov 1, 2012 9:24 AM
Meetup details changed: Back to Film for a day - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-grad­uated-Photographers-ca/events/­88807442/ When Harry M. Oct 27, 2012 12:22 PM
Some of the points raised in our organizer meeting.... - Yes, we had one of those meetings that gets us all fired up and motivated again. We keep these just between us organizers so that they are manageable and productive. But dont forget that we do listen and watch for input from the group.  Partic Peter S. Oct 26, 2012 6:06 PM
Saturday - Hi folks , this Saturday we will have an excursion going to Canmore. Don't be shy, sign up we will go there to take some landscape pictures and trains. I even have a schedule for the trains! Peter S. Oct 17, 2012 4:42 PM
ware house shoot - Hi folks,  we can ise a couple more photographers for the ware house shoot. I am reducing the charge to $20 because we have found a way of dealing with the toilet issue without renting one. We have over 20 confirmed models... so sign o Peter S. Oct 5, 2012 5:06 AM
The camera store has offered us a discount - Hi Everyone The Camera store has offered members of our group a discount on Rogue light modifiers for the month of October.Here are the details copied from their email: "We are also offering your club members 10% off any  Shamas M. Oct 3, 2012 4:00 PM
summer portrait contest - Anyone who has attended a portrait meet up in July, August, or September or participated in the self portrait challenge is eligible to enter this contest. Please load up to two images into the contest album before Sunday night. The album is in under th Shamas M. Sep 27, 2012 9:43 AM
Self portrait - Hi folks, I think there isnt enough activity for the self portrait challenge. Joussef Karsh and Ansel Adams took countless selfportraits, not because they were particularly handsome. On the contrary one can say they both were challenges for pho Peter S. Aug 14, 2012 8:36 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] Contest - Sorry this is such a late reply, but I do agree that there have been some meet ups that I have not been able to attend due to the shortness of notice. Also summer is busy for me with my sons out of school, and most likely will not make many, if any of the JoAnne C. Jul 8, 2012 3:50 PM
It's time to come out of the closet, - Hi folks, we have quite a few events planned for the next little while... Have a look, interesting stuff. The weather challenge has come to an end, Ian has created an album for unusual weather events from here on in. Post your new weather pictures ther Peter S. Jul 6, 2012 7:46 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] Contest - I think the turn out problem is partly because of the lack of notice or lead time before the event. I think our Shamas M. Jun 24, 2012 7:39 PM
Contest - I have decided on the newest contest. The contest had to reflect 2 things this month, participation of actual meetups and secondly the sponsor is after all strobepro. So upon careful consideration and with the benefit of the group in mind this months Peter S. Jun 23, 2012 9:53 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] United Grain Growers grain elevator (Rowley near Drumheller) - Hi everyone,    The weather might crap out for us, but I'm still going.. I like the wet weather and if it gets too bad I'll drop into the Tyrelle museum and take pictures of dead dinosaurs, ...James James R. Jun 8, 2012 2:47 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] United Grain Growers grain elevator (Rowley near Drumheller) - Hi Everyone, Hi Lisa, I think the organizers are facilitators and the members sign up and suggest outings, but once something is on the board as an event then, we the organizers should have a chat about thin Peter S. Jun 8, 2012 2:21 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] United Grain Growers grain elevator (Rowley near Drumheller) - What's to talk about? When I posted, I said if there's rain, I won't be going. Sent from my iPhone On[masked], at 1:56 PM, Peter Stock < Lisa Jun 8, 2012 2:06 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] United Grain Growers grain elevator (Rowley near Drumheller) - Hold it... Let's talk about this Peter Stock Unit "D", 123 Huntington Park Green NW Calgary AB, T2K 5H4 [masked] Peter S. Jun 8, 2012 1:56 PM
United Grain Growers grain elevator (Rowley near Drumheller) - Hi, I've decided to cancel the United Grain Growers grain elevator (Rowley near Drumheller) for tomorrow (June 9). I don't want to travel so far for the forecast weather conditions. Feel free to organize amongst yourself, if you are still inter Lisa Jun 8, 2012 1:44 PM
Weather forecast for tomorrow - Hi, The weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon is rain. If this is still the case this afternoon, I will cancel this meetup and reschedule for a nicer day. Stay tuned... and watch for the update.   Lisa Lisa Jun 8, 2012 10:00 AM
Personal Profile - Hi Folks, yesterday it was brought up that some ppl have not yet updated their personal profile picture.  Please see to it!   Thank you.   Peter Peter S. Jun 1, 2012 7:38 AM
First contest winner - Today I received the following message: Great entries on the photo contest!  You guys have a great group going, keep it up.  Just send us the winners name and they can come by anytime to pick up their prize. Next contest we’ll sponsor a 9.5’ air c Peter S. May 8, 2012 8:13 PM
White cowboy hat give away downtown - White cowboy hat give away down town - check the link for more information  - http://news.calgarystampede.co­ Janet W. May 8, 2012 7:01 PM
Welcome James as new co organizer - Hello folks, Please say Hi to James who has decide to help out as a co organizer... This not a very glamerous job, so please make him welcome in this role. We are in dire need of some additional folks who might want to contribute. You don't need to Peter S. Mar 8, 2012 10:06 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] 2 spots open - Hi Peter I cancelled one girl and two should show. Jen and Anna Mae. I told taken to come at 6 pm. I've been having sleep issues lately and last night was anoth Lisa Feb 22, 2012 9:27 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] 2 spots open - hello Lisa, nice to hear from you. it looks like we canuse one more model for wednesday, Anthony has 2 Peter S. Feb 20, 2012 10:28 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] 2 spots open - Hi Peter Wednesdays aren't so good for me. This week I've got kid related stuff to do. I lined up three models for Wednesday but one is a repeat. It's getting harder to find models. I think t Lisa Feb 20, 2012 7:44 PM
2 spots open - Hi folks, I have the feeling that we have 2 spots available for Wednesday's shoot at the air museum... Why don't you join us? Petr Peter S. Feb 20, 2012 5:51 PM
MArks missfortune, your opportunity - Mark has some gear for sale... http://www.meetup.com/The-grad­uated-Photographers/messages/b­oards/thread/20622362/#[masked­] Peter S. Feb 19, 2012 6:25 AM
a new idea about a meet-up - Anatoly wrote me an e-mail about lightroom and that he had found it difficult to sign up for it at Vistek. Everyone has his own style, some use photoshop others find literoom to be sufficient. I find literoom to give you lots of options to i Peter S. Feb 5, 2012 11:52 AM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] New organizer - hello Monica, You didn't have to leave. I just wasn't able to get to all my email. Sometimes it's a bit much and it takes me a day. Anyways, whenever you want to come back plea Peter S. Jan 18, 2012 6:27 PM
RE: [The-graduated-Photographers] New organizer - I am happy to coordinate stuff for the graduates . Let me k Monica Jan 16, 2012 9:17 PM
New organizer - Hello folks, its been almost 6 months ago that we started this thing... we are at 81 members of which many are active but others are just watching. We wont "prosper" without activity such as modelshoots or Mark's classroom activi Peter S. Jan 16, 2012 9:09 PM
Meetup details changed: Graduate Photographer's Fab New Years Eve Party - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-grad­uated-Photographers/events/436­41772/ When Peter S. Dec 31, 2011 1:08 PM
Re: [The-graduated-Photographers] What did you get for Christmas? - Hi Peter Well, I didn't get any photographic, although after last night, I think I need more flash equipment, ha ha. Philip B. Dec 29, 2011 10:43 AM
What did you get for Christmas? - Hi folks, Let me be snoopy , and come right out and ask you what you got for Christmas. Is it Photography related? I did get a couple of things, Roberta put a wonderful photography book into my stocking... Vanity Fair's. The Portraits. It shows fro Peter S. Dec 26, 2011 5:45 PM
Meetup details changed: Graduate Photographer's Fab New Years Eve Party - Hello dear members, I have confirmed the reservation at Chili's for the Graduate Photographers New Years Party. Due to lack of response from you all I have brought down the total that can attend to 10 and changed the reservation Mark L. Dec 24, 2011 2:47 PM

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