Greek Day is a street festival to experience some Hellenic culture like the various folk dances, costumes, the playful arguing, the improving wine industry, the delectable street food and even how to talk with your hands.
So let's come out for a very short language lesson, and some photography of course.
Above photo by Dionysios Psychas
This is a good opportunity to practice taking close-up shots of color, texture, pattern, movement, dog level shots, portraits of Olympian gods and goddesses, old Greek men with their grill, dancing feet, men in skirts, arms in the air, colourful artisanal goods and food, food, food.
We'll meet under the gas station sign at the corner of West Broadway & MacDonald (see map) at 14:00 sharp. We'll wait a five minutes for stragglers and then start the event and make introductions. I'll teach you some Greek greetings, expressions and survival phrases, like how to ask for this or that food on a stick, and then go explore Greek colors, sounds, aromas, tastes and the bustle of the festival.
We'll spend a couple of hours exploring and then end the meetup at 16:00 at the picnic area (corner of W. Broad and Trutch)
NB: This is not a lesson, just an easy going walk-about. If you participate in the event you should also participate by sharing your images in the album (up to 8); ask us questions and we'll get a discussion going to help each other with technique and composition.
The function of the group is to learn and practice the techniques of photography. This involves learning photography not only from your guides but also by sharing knowledge with your group-mates. The intention is also to organize and get to know new people. The attendant size of the meets will be small so participants can have the opportunity to get to know all their group-mates and spend time with a guide. If you select to attend a meet and then cannot make it, please be courteous to others in the group and change your RSVP status as soon as possible to allow others the chance to participate.
Please feel comfortable in posting your photographs and advising others; critical appraisal is helpful. What will also be appreciated are ratings and, especially, comments to individual meets and the group dynamic as a whole. This is important because it will ultimately add value to our meetings and improve our experience.