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Photography Activities

From: Ronald T.
Sent on: Sunday, November 2, 2008 7:41 PM

Photography Activities:


��       We have an unique experience for those of you who would like to experiment with time lapse photography. From now to November 15 the meteor shower that we normally experience around this time should be even more distinct in its display.


        This is from

 Joe Rao Skywatching Columnist joe Rao Skywatching Columnist
��� Fri Oct 31, 2:02 pm ET


The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the "Halloween fireballs," show up between mid-October and mid-November, but Nov. 5 to 12 will likely be the best time to look for them this year, taking into account both their peak of activity and the effect of increasingly bright moonlight on viewing conditions.

After the Moon sets ��� around 11 p.m. local time on Nov. 5, later on subsequent nights ��� some 10 to 15 meteors may appear per hour. They are often yellowish-orange and, as meteors go, appear to move rather slowly. Their name comes from the way they seem to radiate from the constellation Taurus, the Bull, which sits low in the east a couple of hours after sundown and is almost directly overhead by around 1:30 a.m.


Please e-mail the group with your desires to have a meetup, in the desert region, or in one of the high mountains for viewing as a group.


��       For a fresh new way to look at Wedding Photography, here is a great article written by Mary McGrath, on Roberto Falck and the way he views his subjects.

        Roberto Falck:
         Liquid Elegance

��       Registration has started for the Portfolio Reviews - 2009 Conference

Every other Spring an international set of photographers and reviewers gather in Portland Oregon for a week-long celebration of photography. Our mission: an increased understanding of the world through photography.

Photographers at the mid-career level register for one-on-one meetings with the reviewers of their choice. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes and we limit the number of participants to assure that everyone receives 4 or 5 reviews per day. It's a great way to network. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to exhibit, publish and sell their work after attending the Portfolio Reviews.

Participants of the Portfolio Reviews are eligible to stay at the Benson Hotel at a special Photolucida rate. If you choose to stay at the hotel during the Portfolio Reviews, please inform the Benson that you are a Photolucida participant when registering for rooms at the hotel.

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