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Re: Olympics photos /[photo-496] New Meetup: Shoot the Day

From: Sally
Sent on: Friday, August 1, 2008 10:08 PM
Dear Norma, Ronald, and other members,
Thank you for your reply, and I'm very sorry for taking this long to reply.
Yes, I heard from other people too about digital and traditional ways of taking pictures...
Anyways, today I had a chance to talk to the owner of my sons' judo dojo, and I asked him if it's OK for our photographer group to come to the judo practice and take pictures of them practicing judo, and he said yes!  Yeah!  So I asked him how many people could come and he said as many as the dojo could take!  Practically I would say 10 to 20 people...
The practice is on M, W, F from 6:30pm to 9pm (Children 6:30-8, Adults 7-9pm) and maybe Friday is more appropriate.
What do you think?  The dojo is in West LA, and he said any week was fine.  Could we have a meetup there?!  Please let me know.
Have a nice weekend,
On 7/14/08, Norma <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Sally,
That sounds wonderful that you started to get more interested in photography.
Yeah, it's mostly about the light but there's a lot more. Sounds like you'll do well.
You are getting into it when digital is taking over, unfortunately. IMO, a lot of people from now on who start photographing are going to miss a complete understanding of how great photography is supposed to be. Knowing how to develop and print pictures also helps in the understanding but sadly not as many will be learning or doing that, I guess. Don't you just hate computers? LOL  ; D  (Ok, before anyone says anything, digital has it's place.)  But if you read some of the older books and observe the quality of prints before there was Photo Shop you will appreciate it even more.
Good luck,
ps. Sign me up for when you take us to Japan. grin!

-----Original Message-----
From: Sally [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Monday, July 14,[masked]:30 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [photo-496] New Meetup: Shoot the Day

Dear Ronald and other members,

Thank you so much for the support and advice for taking photos at the Olympic trials. I'm still digesting all the input that were given...

Sorry it took me long time to report this, but unfortunately my older son didn't make it to the Olympics.. However, he's still young and there should be still more to come.. The trials were done together with Wrestling at the University of Las Vegas, and there were so many great matches, which I wished you guys were there too to capture the exciting moments! My son's in Colorado now to be trained at the Olympics Training Center and his next goal is to compete at the junior World Championships in Thailand in fall. Well, at least his fighting spirit is still on and so is my wish to learn photography, so I want to come to just to say hi and thanks!

My youger son is now in Japan to be trained at this very prestigious high school now. My dream is one day I become very rich and invite you guys to Japan to take pictures and meet the photographers there and have an international contest together!! :-)

Before the trials, I read a beginner book about photography, and as a matter of fact, I got really interested... I guess it's almost everything about much light for how long from which angle, etc....I was quite fascinated and got inquisitive reading the book, and thought about the long lost time I had been ignorant about all these things. When my sons were at grade schools they each had a chance to learn the basics of photography and actually had opportunities to go on field trips to take photos themselves, but I myself never learned at school....I wished I had had an opportunity to learn just the basic, ABC of photography early in my life, then I could have taken so many pictures traveling to many places.....Too late? Maybe, or maybe not...So I really like the spirit of this meetup to entice more people to the group activity and promote photography, I bet many people will benefit form that!

Thank you for organizing this wonderful meetup, Ronald, and look forward to meeting other members soon!



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