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Are you a dedicated reader of the strobist? Have you devoured Joe McNally's latest book, "The Hot Shoe Diaries"?

This meetup is focused on both education and practicing small flash lighting both in the studio and on location.

If you've been looking for ways to learn more and practice taking your camera's flash off the hot shoe  for more sophisticated and controlled lighting you've found the right group. 

Here you will find organized events offering  instruction both in the classroom and on location with lots of shooting opportunities. Just check out the photo albums from previous events. All paid events include models, instruction, rental fees, some shared equipment and lots of fun shooting time for you. There will also be social gatherings and announcements of photography-related topics and events, that may be of interest to this group.

Your feedback, ideas, comments and opinions are always welcome  - just keep things clean and civil.  If you'd like to host a "play date", email me and I'll post it to the calendar. You can also use the message board to sell and buy equipment or post other photography related information.

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Take your flash OFF the hot shoe!

  • Nov 28, 2013 · 10:00 AM

    Sin City and Red Rock Country

    2 strobists

    Play by day and play by night. Las Vegas is not just about gambling anymore! Spend up to 4 days exploring the amazing landscapes around Las Vegas while everyone else is... Learn more
  • Nov 2, 2013 · 3:30 PM

    Sandhill Cranes & Tundra Swans

    5 strobists | 4.50

    Sandhill cranes in the Bay Area? That's a yes! Tundra Swans? Another yes! What about Snow Geese, Ibis, Herons and Egrets? Yup! All of these birds and many more can be... Learn more
  • Oct 17, 2013 · 3:00 PM

    Colors of Autumn: Bodie, Mono Lake and Eastern Sierra

    1 Member

    Nature and techno buffs alike will have their fill on this trip to chase autumn color in the Eastern Sierra. Take a sojourn to where groves of aspens turn into flaming... Learn more
  • Jun 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM

    How to catch a super moon

    6 strobists | 1 Photo

    So another supermoon is upon us this month. Barely detectable with the naked eye according to astronomers, but hey who cares when you have bragging rights. To sweeten... Learn more
  • Jun 17, 2013 · 12:00 PM

    Moon set at Esalen and more

    1 Member

    Hello Photographers and Strobists! Been to Big Sur? Oh sure! What about sitting in a hot tub at the Esalen Institute watching the moon set into the Pacific at night? No?... Learn more
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