American Graffiti 10 images max per person

It's that time of year again- fast cars and pretty women. American Graffiti is a great festival that shows off classic cars, women in poodle skirts, people watching of all sorts and maybe some hamburgers and a chocolate malt. it's classic Americana, right here in Petaluma.

What to expect- heat, walking and crowds. Pack light, bring extra batteries, sunscreen. and snacks or cash. I have got some great shots here, of people and property. Most of these cars are custom rides, and can be identified in photos. I have also met some on going models here. SO... be prepared with model property releases if you plan on using the images in you portfolio. You'd be surprised how generous people can be when you offer to email some of the best shots as compensation. Please be in the habit to ask, and not just taking. Also remember, even though you are in public space, try to avoid children under 13 unless you have direct permission from the parents just as a common courtesy. Pack a walk around lens, and MAYBE a long if you really need it. I LOVE getting low angles, and I find knee pads helpful.

Let's meet around the front of McNears- I will wear my Yuzu Studios T. From there we will walk around either as a group or decide to split up. You are also just welcome to enjoy the event on your own or with your family. Parking will be crazy, so try to arrive early. I will be pausing for a quick snack at Walnut Park Grill around 11:45ish if anyone wants to join me for a malt and some fries before moving on to Quarry Hill Gardens for the second shoot of the day.

I suggest carpooling if possible.

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  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    I have posted these to our facebook page. Some of the images are HUGE, and some are Giffs... please note that I do not resize these for web use. i just put up what is given. For your image's protection, I recommend images be resized to 640 on the long at 72 dpi. And if you know how, a water mark and embedding your meta data couldn't hurt. Feel free to tag your images with your business names, and share them to your personal pages.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-County-Photography-Group/371741013913

    May 23, 2013

  • charmaine

    One of my favorite car shows

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Darren

      Isn't there one called Peggy Sue's as well? This was my first show in the Sonoma area, but one I hope to go to again

      May 21, 2013

    • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

      Peggy sue's is on our Calendar for jun 6-9. Probably will be an individual shoot unless people form/organize small groups privately

      May 22, 2013

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    Any objections to posting these images on our group's facebook page? With credit of course

    May 21, 2013

    • Darren

      I don't care since the few I posted are already on my FB page.

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    Loads of fun.

    May 21, 2013

  • Dottie D.

    Wow! I had so much Fun trying my hand again at Photography :) Sorry I missed the group and I look forward to seeing all of your Amazing Photograph!!! :)

    May 19, 2013

  • Darren

    Great venue w/ a lot to see and photograph.

    May 18, 2013

  • Dottie D.

    Hi :) I will miss meeting the group at 10am :( and will be there later in the day :) I look forward to trying my hand at some photos with everyone!

    May 9, 2013

  • charmaine

    I plan on going but, I might not meet up with you since my husbands coming.

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • Darren

    What place will have a good milkshake?

    May 17, 2013

    • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

      copied from above.
      I will be pausing for a quick snack at Walnut Park Grill around 11:45ish if anyone wants to join me for a malt and some fries before moving on to Quarry Hill Gardens for the second shoot of the day. 4th and D

      1 · May 17, 2013

  • Robert P.

    Will be there a little later

    May 17, 2013

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    Depending on how hot it's going be, I might forgo the black Yuzu tee. However, keep in mind when shooting chrome and shinny car bits, your colored shirt might show up as awful highlights- and you won't even notice until you're going mad trying to fix teal highlights.

    May 17, 2013

  • Bob T

    Daughter changed my plans.

    May 17, 2013

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    Incase it's not clear, we will be meeting outside of the front of McNears. Not inside.

    May 13, 2013

  • Morna

    Can I carpool with someone? I'll be coming from Mill Valley.

    February 23, 2013

    • Kristin

      Are you still planning on going? I'm interested....

      May 6, 2013

    • Morna

      If I don't work, I'd love to go. Can I text you at 0600 that am? Sorry I can't be more forthcoming. Let me know if this could work for you. Thankx!

      May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Turns out I'm outta town that day

    May 4, 2013

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