Photograph the FIREWORKS! KaBOOM...... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!­

Come out July 3rd for the City of Coppell fireworks show!

I THINK I have a pretty good spot picked out. If we are lucky, and the wind isn't blowing, we should get some great reflections off the water.  SO, I'm attaching a map of where we will be shooting.  If you attended last year, it will be in the same place.

Parking is going to be tough. There are parking lots at the recreation center, but they maybe full. I THINK the coppell police will let vehicles park along Parkway Blvd. Anyway, the map below should help you.

You need to bring your camera, lenses, tripod, and a comfortable chair. We'll meet around 8ish. For those of you wanting some community fair type photos, come out early to Andrew Brown East park in Coppell. They have live music, vendors, games, food, etc. Then you can meet us at 8ish for the fireworks show later that night. Bring family, friends, kiddos, your dog (Sergeant, my fence eating wonder dog will be there too if I don't shoot him between now and then!)

-Darryl

 

 

 

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  • Angela G.

    So many great photos. I would love to see more!

    July 5, 2013

  • Mark H.

    That was an awesome show, I haven't seen one that long in a long time!

    July 4, 2013

  • Angela G.

    Update. I went ahead and uploaded some of my favorites. I guess I'm not as discriminating as others because I had quite a few I liked. I prefer to take closeups. I seem to get more that I like. Hope I didn't share too many. I DID shorten my list of favorites!

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Angela G.

    It was a pleasure meeting and talking with everyone last night. I got some great info and almost understood how to do a couple of things on my camera! I hesitate to upload any photos. I know they're not great quality, but I like them just the same so probably will anyway.

    July 4, 2013

    • GUTHREE

      We'd love to see them. Don't ever hesitate to show your " work". We've ALL been there......Happy 4th!

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time! Thanks to Darryl for assisting and for the helpful tips beforehand. Great group of people! This was my first fireworks shoot & definitely was a learning experience.

    July 3, 2013

  • Sue B.

    Shannon; Are you fairly close to Irving?

    July 3, 2013

    • Shannon A.

      No I live downtown

      July 3, 2013

    • Chandra B.

      Shannon - here is the info about the Dallas Zoo photo workshops we were talking about. I enjoyed the one I went to and I would certainly do it again. It was nice to meet you. Chandrahttp://www.dallaszoo....­

      July 3, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    Does anyone want to meet up before hand and ride together?

    July 3, 2013

    • Jeni

      i'm in Grapevine! we can ride together! text or call me (817)[masked]

      July 3, 2013

  • Shannon A.

    Also does anyone have an extra shutter release I can borrow or buy for Canon? :)

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I missed last year, so am psyched about this one!

    July 3, 2013

  • Serge

    Russian newspaper of North Texas is coming! http://issuu.com/dallastelegraph

    July 3, 2013

  • jessie a k.

    I will be there with my family. I hope setup my fam nearby so I can meet everyone and still have family time :)

    July 3, 2013

  • Pamela A.

    Be thinking of you all! With luck I'll shoot home fireworks over our little pond and hope to not start any of the neighbor's cows on fire.

    July 2, 2013

  • Pamela A.

    Tiffney&Angela this is THE best group to join so hang onto your, um shoes,&relax.I was worried about things like rules&where to meet etc.when I 1st joined but it's like an opportunity not a set must-be there or you lose arrangement.Unless the meet is a Studio shoot or something needing a head count, you can get close to the shoot location, or get lost-no that never happens-&you just miss out on the illustrious company without the 50lashes for not arriving(oh wait, that's another group)Joking aside,once you do find these brilliant people you''ll be glad.Your photography skills'll improve.I joined when another super couple led& had to step down, then Darryl took us all under his wing(s)[&hidden horns/pitchfork].GO.Use cell phone nos. posted-they''ll talk you in wherever you are.When I get back in town I'm going to hug every one I can get my arms around.Missing everybody in the swamps here-but I'll be back.P.S.Tripod legs are like a deer's legs.They buckle at the joints or fall down.

    July 2, 2013

  • Angela G.

    I would like to join in this meet up, however, I am a new member to the DFW photography group and don't really understand how this works. I work until late afternoon and would be coming in the evening. Will there be signs where you are meeting or how do I tell where the group is? If I get off late from work and can't make it, will that be a problem? How do I let the group know who I am, etc.? Many thanks for any info you can share with me.

    June 30, 2013

    • Darryl B.

      Hello Angela and Welcome to the group. First, check out the map above in the details section. It shows where we are meeting. Basically it is the NW corner of the big pond. If you can't make it no worries and you don't need to call. But hope to see you there!

      June 30, 2013

  • Tiffney

    This is my first time to attend one of the meetup groups. Looking forward to meeting everyone! -- By the way, how will I know where to find everyone?

    June 30, 2013

    • Tiffney

      (besides looking for a large group of people with cameras and tripods in tow :)

      June 30, 2013

    • Darryl B.

      Hey Tiffany, check out the map posted in the details of the event. That will show you where we are meeting.

      June 30, 2013

  • Angela G.

    Hi Tiffney. Guess we'll be the two wandering around with camera equipment looking for other like-minded folks!

    By the way, maybe someone can help me figure out why my tripod legs won't stay extended.

    June 30, 2013

  • Jacklyn S.

    Sounds like a great evening but I had already committed to Cavanaugh a couple of weeks back.

    June 6, 2013

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