Downtown Urban Photo Shoot and Walk

Please join us for an exciting special PPS event:  A Photo Walk through downtown San Diego. There will be no RSVP limits for this event. Please read this invitation in its entirety before submitting your RSVP.

The Urban Photo Shoot and walk is a great way to discover downtown San Diego. Our approximately 5 mile long route will take us past the Star of India, the U.S.S. Midway, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, numerous Fishing Boats, the Convention Center, the many outdoor sculptures, the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, the Santa Fe Depot, Little Italy, and much, much more. Photo opportunities galore! I take this walk fairly regularly and love it. If you haven't explored the diversity of downtown San Diego, here's your chance! I organized this walk as a Photo Shoot / Meetup in September 2007, May 2008, August 2009, May 2010, October 2010, and April 2012, and it was a great success every time, in terms of camaraderie and photo-ops.


Here is a map of the walk: Downtown Urban Photo Shoot and Walk


I strongly suggest you print a copy of the map and/or familiarize yourself with the route in case you get separated from the group or in case you want to walk ahead or fall behind.


When: Sunday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. We will do the group photo, and will break up into smaller groups if necessary.

We will leave on the walk at 8:15 a.m. sharp. We will head south toward the Convention Center at that time. We should be back by 1:00p.m. or so.

As there are no limits on RSVP's, we are expecting a very large number of participants, so we will break into smaller groups, each led by one or two PPS organizers.


Where to meet: To make parking easier we will meet at the Star of India at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Parking will not be a problem because it is not metered on Sundays and the museum will not be open yet. There are several trolley stations nearby if you choose to ride public transport. Check the MTS website.

 

What to bring: I suggest you bring comfortable walking shoes (you’ll need them), water, your wide and long lenses, hat, sunscreen, burger money, etc. If you like, you can pack your lunch.

We can take several breaks along the way when people feel like it. We can stop for lunch in Little Italy. As we are expecting a large group, there are several possibilities (Restaurants are in the order we will walk past them):


Burger Lounge –1608 India Street (Corner of India & Cedar)

Filipi’s Pizza Grotto – 1747 India Street (India St. between Date & Fir)

Landini's Pizzeria - 1827 India Street (near the corner of India & Fir)

Mona Lisa Deli & Restaurant – 2061 India Street (corner of India & Grape)

 

Some important announcements:
If you RSVP YES, please show up. If you can’t make it, change your RSVP to NO as soon as you can. Do not wait until the last moment to change your RSVP.

Please do not take photographs of homeless people unless you have their permission. Many do not like to have their photographs taken.

Any questions, comments, suggestions, please email me, Walter.

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  • lynne

    Great day with some fun people.

    March 4, 2013

  • George G. Clark I.

    The weather, the architecture and the photographers what an unbelievable experience!

    March 4, 2013

  • Sue F.

    we enjoyed perfect weather, some new faces and so many fabulous photo pops. This is one of my favorite Meet Ups....offering such a variety of shots. I discovered a "Tree Person" right in the GasLamp Distict!!

    March 3, 2013

  • Roy A.

    Got there late but teamed up with others. So we got some very interesting reflection shots.

    March 3, 2013

  • Vidya

    What fabulous pics!! I'm bummed I missed out! It was a beautiful day for the shoot! :)

    March 3, 2013

  • Bill G.

    A nice group of photographers. A nice walk downtown and a burger. What more can you want!

    March 3, 2013

  • Luis G.

    Good Time, good peeple, good walk, good food, great cupcakes! Add a few incredible shots and you have an excellent day :-) thanks again for putting this together guys!

    March 3, 2013

  • Dan M

    Wow, I had a great time . I got some great tips out there. This is what it's all about hanging out with a bunch of great photographers and having fun. Thanks you :-)

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Ray A

    This was my first time with PPS and I had a great time meeting many of you! We sure had great light for much of the day, didn't we?

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Pamela S.

    Lots of Photo Ops.

    March 3, 2013

  • ashley t.

    I had a great time!!!! And enjoyed the company of great peeps!!!

    March 3, 2013

  • Sam W.

    Another wonderful time with great people.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Barbara F.

    It's always a joy to walk this beautiful City; add a terrific group of photographers and it makes for a wonderful day.

    March 3, 2013

  • Diana A.

    Beautiful morning in San Diego!!! Had a great time & had some very interesting conversations!!! Roxy is sleeping.

    March 3, 2013

  • Laurie T.

    Wonderful morning walk with a wonderful group of fellow photogs. Had a great time and hopefully got some keepers.

    March 3, 2013

  • John T.

    Awesome event, great people, one of my favorite events now!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Very nice plus a good workout as a bonus.

    March 3, 2013

  • Lenore W.

    I wish I had been able to join you, as planned. Health is not always in our hands.
    Hope you had a beautiful photographical day!

    March 3, 2013

  • Thel H.

    Excellent! Good times, good folks and good photo ops. Thanks to the event organizers.

    March 3, 2013

  • Carole Gilb M.

    FABULOUS!!!

    March 3, 2013

  • Irv L.

    Apolgies to the Group. I was not able to make the walk this morning. I did enjoy the Leo Carillo shoot, andlook forward to future meet ups

    Irv Lefberg

    March 3, 2013

  • ashley t.

    My plans freed up can I still join?!?!

    March 3, 2013

    • John T.

      You sure can Asley. Hope to see you there.

      March 3, 2013

    • John T.

      *Ashley (sorry ;)

      March 3, 2013

  • Karen W.

    Not 100% sure I can complete the course. Enjoy the walk for me everyone.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    have the flu

    March 2, 2013

  • Amy H.

    ended up having to work at 10am :(

    March 2, 2013

  • Silvana

    sick :(

    March 1, 2013

  • Richard

    As much as I would like to join you, I just found out that I am on call this weekend so I have to make it another time.

    March 1, 2013

  • Walter Otto K.

    Greetings! As we have a large number of photographers attending, we will break into three groups that will leave about 5-10 minutes apart. There will be organizers in each group to lead, but it would be good if you familiarize yourself with the route. First group will leave promptly at 8:00. Group One: Karen, Sue and Walter

    Group Two: Bill and Barbara

    Group Three: Laurie, Pam and John

    Any questions, email me. See you on Sunday morning. It should be a lot of fun.

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Gaurav

    Out of San Diego on week-end

    February 28, 2013

  • Silvana

    looks like i got hit by flu for 2nd time, might have to cancel...

    February 28, 2013

  • Charlie A.

    Sorry to miss this, but had a family conflict.

    February 28, 2013

  • Courtney W.

    sorry still at work, I will make the next one

    February 27, 2013

  • Vidya

    Bummed to miss out since I've been wanting to do this...

    February 27, 2013

  • Walter Otto K.

    On our way back to our cars after lunch we will make a quick stop to say Hello to Heather at the "Adore Cupcake Shop" at 621 West Fir Street (corner of India and Fir).

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Phyllis Z.

    Change of plans.

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there.....SD has changed so much since 1990!

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Luis G.

    Bringing Dan M. Also a member of PPS

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Luis G.

    Bringing Dan M. Also a member of PPS

    February 14, 2013

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