Year End Shoot at the San Diego Zoo


What is the best way to end a busy year? With a photo shoot with old fiends and new of course, and this year we will do this at the beautiful San Diego Zoo. Also a nice way to get a good walk in. This year end shoot has become now become a PPS Tradition!

We will meet at the Zoo entrance at 8:30a.m.  and enter the Zoo at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  Please be punctual.

We will do the group photo at 8:45AM and then enter the turnstiles and wait for the Zoo to open.

As for the route, let us decide as we wait what everyone wants to see and instead of planning it in detail. Let us play it by ear.

As for lenses, bring your long Zooms. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and other San Diego outdoor gear. During our last photo shoots at the Park, we walked an average of about six to seven miles, so comfortable shoes are a good idea. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can email me on my member profile, Walter.

Important announcements: If there are any members who have a pass and can get a non-member in for free, please indicate so in your RSVP, so that those needing a pass can contact you. Through the generosity of several members this has been very useful on numerous occasions.

 

 

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  • D. Michael M.

    Beautiful day, great group of people, always good to see everyone. I hope everyone has a prosperious new year.

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Fiona Y.

    Sorry I couldn't make it due to illness, but lots of amazing photos were taken! Looking forward to making another shoot.

    January 3, 2014

  • Joani B.

    Someone was at the shoot using a piste grip on their tripod. Would you let me know how you like it and what make it is? Thanks, Joani

    January 2, 2014

  • sandi m.

    Great!!!! Already answered earlier but it won't let me upload without answering again. sorry!

    January 1, 2014

  • Marilyn H.

    Weather and animals were perfect for this year ending zoo photo shoot. Overslept and got there late but had a great time on my own.

    January 1, 2014

  • sandi m.

    Best way to end the year, with old friends and new. Always fun at the San Diego Zoo and such a delightful group.

    January 1, 2014

  • Victoria B.

    Kudos to Walter for another terrific shoot!

    December 31, 2013

  • Victoria B.

    A great time with happy people. Couldn't ask for more!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Steven D.

    Fantastic day! I really enjoyed seeing everyone. Thanks for all of the help. I learned a many new things about photography, and had a lot of fun!

    2 · December 31, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Terrific turnout on a beautiful day. Happy New Year everyone!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I ducked into the facilities and lost everyone (embarrassing to admit, with the size the group was today). But I had fun anyway, and saw all the animals being unusually active. Did anyone see the polar bears playing? It was absolutely amazing.

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a terrific time--great way to spend the last day of 2013!

    December 31, 2013

  • Charlyne B.

    Awesome shoot; very cooperative animals today! Thanks, Walter, for yet another super photo experience!

    December 31, 2013

  • Stephanie H.

    Great day at the Zoo with great people! Awesome way to end the year!

    December 31, 2013

  • Judy T.

    Terrific morning at the SD Zoo. Great way to end 2013.

    December 31, 2013

  • Angela and J.

    Thank you for today, it was a GREAT way to end the year. A wonderful day at the zoo.

    December 31, 2013

  • John T.

    Outstanding shoot and beautiful day! Great group to go out with on the last shoot of the year. Thank you Walter!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Cheryl D.

    Wonderful way to end the year! Fun shoot & great people! Thank you, Walter.

    December 31, 2013

  • Drema S.

    Best zoo shoot ever! It was difficult keeping such a large group together... but that only meant we got to run into other photographers we knew all over the park! Quite a lot of fun, and really great to see everyone who came out today!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Richard G.

    wonderful morning at zoo with friends... perfect weather,good photo ops and conversation... thanks Walter for a cool experience

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Thel H.

    wonderful finale to a spectacular shooting year with PPS! great venue and great people! thanks Walter for this shoot and for the great year!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Stephan B.

    nice day at the zoo in great company

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Pamela S.

    Fun end of the year shoot

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Laurie T.

    Fun way to end the year. We had lovely weather and a fantastic group of fellow photographers. A big welcome to new members and a Happy New Year to all! May the year bring you health, prosperity, and most important of all, joy. Peace and see you next year!

    2 · December 31, 2013

  • Barbara F.

    This shoot was so much fun! It was great to catch up with PPS members I haven't seen for awhile and hang out with my photo friends. The weather was ideal. Thanks Walter for leading today. Yes, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    2 · December 31, 2013

  • Walter Otto K.

    A wonderful way to end the year. Great time with a big group of PPS friends. Happy New Year Everyone!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Karen W.

    As predicted, I did not make the shoot today. Happy New Year to all.

    December 31, 2013

  • Karen W.

    Hi all -- I might not make it tomorrow. If I'm not there on time, don't wait for me.

    December 31, 2013

  • Angela and J.

    I have a membership that allows me to bring in another person, let me know if need to use it. Also just as an FYI, I have been in bed with the flu since December 18th, I am feeling better and went out yesterday and did well, but if I feel myself lagging I may leave early. I just do NOT want to miss this.

    December 30, 2013

  • Thel H.

    I have an extra pass also.

    December 30, 2013

  • Sue S.

    I have an extra pass, too.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so sick with this strange cold. Please forgive me.

    December 30, 2013

  • Charlyne B.

    I have a membership that lets me take a guest in each time if anyone needs a pass into the zoo.

    December 28, 2013

  • Steven D.

    Laurie,
    I could use a pass if it is still available.

    Steve

    December 27, 2013

    • Laurie T.

      Steve, you will need to come in with me as we go through the turnstile. We can connect out front before the group picture.

      December 28, 2013

    • Steven D.

      Great see you there, THANKS!

      December 28, 2013

  • Stephanie H.

    My dad is getting me a season pass to the zoo so I may be able to get someone in. I will know once I have the season pass.

    1 · December 16, 2013

    • Stephanie H.

      yes i do

      1 · December 28, 2013

    • Cheryl D.

      Great! Thanks!

      December 28, 2013

  • Judy T.

    I have a pass if anyone still needs one.

    December 28, 2013

  • Judy T.

    And I, too, can bring in one person on my pass.

    December 27, 2013

  • Laurie T.

    I can bring in one guest if anyone still needs a pass.

    December 27, 2013

  • Stephanie H.

    I have 1 more guest pass if anyone needs one

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Dianne A.

    Does anyone still need a guest pass? PM me if you do.

    December 25, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Yes I do

      December 25, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Never mind Stephanie has one for me

      December 25, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    I need a pass if anyone has an extra ...

    December 24, 2013

  • Walter Otto K.

    Ok, my friends. I moved everyone from the waiting list to the GO list. We'll meet as a big group in front of the Zoo, but will break into two or three groups when we walk around inside the Zoo in order not to scare other visitors to the Zoo too much.

    1 · December 5, 2013

    • Cheryl D.

      Thanks, Walter. Nice way to end the year :)

      December 15, 2013

    • Charlyne B.

      Thank you!

      December 17, 2013

  • Bill C

    I am not sure how to PM Jim Stone but I need to find out if I can get in the zoo with his membership? I am the first to response to his offer but has not heard back from him yet. Thanks

    December 16, 2013

    • Jim S.

      I just sent you an email to your meetup profile confriming my pass availability to you. See you there!

      December 16, 2013

    • Bill C

      Thanks so much Jim.

      December 16, 2013

  • Lisa P

    So excited to finally join this group and meet all of you.

    December 5, 2013

    • Richard D. C.

      Still interested in
      ticket

      December 15, 2013

    • Lisa P

      If it is still floating around, yes please.

      December 15, 2013

  • Cheryl D.

    I've just been added to the GO list. Does anyone have a guest pass that I can use? I look forward to seeing all of you there :)

    December 15, 2013

  • Bill G.

    Sorry I can't make it this year. Will be in Las Vegas.

    December 9, 2013

    • Judy T.

      Bill, hope you'll have time to visit the Neon Museum boneyard while there. It's a fantastic place for a photographer (& anyone else for that matter).

      December 10, 2013

  • Jim S.

    I also have a membership and can get one other member in on my card. Send a PM if you're interested.

    December 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you so much, Ernie. It'll be so nice to see you again, too!

      December 6, 2013

    • Bill C

      Jim, just want to double check if I can get in on your pass. Thanks

      December 9, 2013

  • Richard D. C.

    I have an open pass, .

    December 6, 2013

    • Lisa P

      I would love to use your extra pass if it is still available? Thanks

      1 · December 6, 2013

  • Thel H.

    I have a pass that may be available but will not know until the day of the shoot

    December 6, 2013

  • Pamela S.

    I can get one member in with my pass. Please send me a PM and it will be yours

    December 5, 2013

    • Pamela S.

      that is find Wanda. You can use the pass. See you that morning.

      December 6, 2013

    • Wanda M.

      thank you so much!

      December 6, 2013

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