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Beyond the Butt Shot - Photo competition

I bet you've experienced this: you love climbing and you take a picture to show your friends and family. What do you get: the dreaded butt shot (a generally unflattering view that makes the climber's legs look thick and stumpy and butts wide as a highway). There's just no dignity in the butt shot, folks.

Tonight we'll do a quick primer on good photography tips for climbing shots. And we'll launch a photo contest. After the training, we challenge you to get some good shots and post them to our meetup website. You'll have the rest of the month of May to do your magic. Then we'll pick the best of the best and that lucky person will win a prize. There will be a category for best photograph taken at the TRC and best outdoor climbing photograph.

Note: Participation in the contest is option. You're welcome to simply come and climb tonight or just listen to the photography primer. Your first visit to the gym with the meetup is free admission and harness rental, and subsequent visits with the meetup are $13 and include harness rental (outside of meetups, day pass rates of $17 apply and do not include harness rental).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a helpful meetup. Do you plan on posting another one of these workshops?

    August 24, 2013

  • Stephen

    Hey everyone, I just loaded the balance of my photos, hope you like them.

    May 27, 2012

  • Paul W.

    Just found out my 6 yr old daughter has a program at school Tuesday night. I'll have to take a rain check but keep me in mind! I might swing by afterwards though.

    May 21, 2012

  • Katherine H.

    I will be there, too! Thanks, Stephen for arranging this!

    May 21, 2012

  • Stephen

    Hey Paul, 6pm sounds good and for those who don't want to climb you can still meet us for a bite after the climb at LA Rancherita (Mexican) 4075 Davis Dr, Morrisville

    May 21, 2012

  • Paul W.

    Great idea. How early do you want to start? I can be there about 6 pm.

    May 21, 2012

  • Stephen

    Hey everyone, anyone care to join me for another round of shooting before posting and if we climb early then maybe grab a quick bite after? I'm thinking Tuesday?

    May 20, 2012

  • Stephen

    Friendly butt fun, knowlegable about buttts, relaxed butt cool, my butt will return, good to the last butt shots and no butts about it, it is a butt load of smiles........... :~}

    May 14, 2012

  • Paul W.

    Thanks to Scott and John for some great information. On top of that I met other climbers and learned more about climbing equipment (thanks John)!

    May 11, 2012

  • Katherine H.

    It was so fun! Special thanks to John who kept me hanging to take some photos! Thank you, John!! And Scott! Great presentation and chat about climbing photography! Fun night and great meeting new people!

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely Stephen!

    May 9, 2012

  • Stephen

    Hey John, thanks for the greeting and I'll be there tonight. Will we be able to roam and shoot tonight after the talk?

    May 9, 2012

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