COBA meeting on 10/8 - Canon 5d Mark II

From: jcdill
Sent on: Thursday, October 2, 2008 9:12 AM
Come to the COBA meeting on 10/8 and learn about the camera everyone is 
talking about - the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

> Everyone:
>
> The October meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user
> group will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, in Cordura Hall 100
> at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm.
>
>
> == Agenda ==
>
> 19:00-19:30: Sign-in and mingling period
> 19:30-20:00: Photokina Wrapup
> 20:00-20:30: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
> 20:30-21:15: Political Photography
> 21:15-21:30: Monthly Assignment: CHOICE
>
>
> == Photokina Wrapup ==
>
> Photokina 2008 is happening right now in Cologne, Germany. We'll have
> a recap of the most exciting news from the event in our annual
> biennial conference recap.
>
>
> == Canon EOS 5D Mark II ==
>
> We're hoping to have Jim Rose from Canon USA on-hand to demonstrate
> the new offerings from Canon, including the exciting EOS 5D Mark II
> with its 1080p video capabilities. Last month, we spoke about the
> convergence of still photography and videography. The 5D Mark II,
> along with the recently-released Nikon D90, are ushering a the era of
> convergence faster than we may have anticipated.
>
> If you haven't seen it already, check out the Reverie video by noted
> photographer Vincent Laforet:
>
> 	http://blog.vince...­
>
> Shot using the 5D Mark II, the video demonstrates what use to cost ten
> of thousands of dollars is now possible with a $2700 camera!
>
>
> == Political Photography ==
>
> Mona T. Brooks will be on hand to talk about political photography her
> recent trip to Denver, Colorado, where she was a photographer at the
> Democratic National Convention. Mona will discuss the following
> topics:
>
> 1. How I got started and what I've done the passed 5 years
>     a. school
>     b. experience
>     c. publications and clients
>
> 2. My Passion
>     a.  A school assignment got me interested in photographing women
> in politics
>     b. How I got to be Obama's fundraiser photographer in the Bay Area
>
> 3. Networking
>     a. My business relies on word-of-mouth
>     b. A stranger helped me a job as a Democratic National Convention
> (DNC) photographer
>
> 4. Documenting "A week in a life of a DNCC CEO"
>     a. The access I got was a documentary photographer's dream
>
> 5. What's next
>     a. How I plan to market myself
>     b. Keep doing what I love
>
> Mona T. Brooks quit corporate America in 2003 and started a new career
> in photograpy.  She graduated from the Academy of Art University in
> December 2006 with a BFA in Documentary Photography.  She's been in 29
> issues of San Francisco Magazine since November 2005 and been
> published internationally in Le Monde, Europa, Augenzeuge, and UK's
> Intersection Magazine.  Her clients range from Obama for America to
> Nokia and Microsoft. You can currently see her images on MUNI buses
> for ads of Park Merced Apartments.  Her website is http://www.monabr...­
> and she can be found 24/7 on Facebook.
>
>
> == Monthly Assignment: CHOICE ==
>
> We all have a choice coming up this November, so the October, 2008,
> monthly assignment will be CHOICE. You can choose Red, Blue, Canon or
> Nikon, but please choose to bring a new photo for this month's
> contest!
>
> The winner will get a free Pro Account on SmugMug for a year!
>
>
> == Location ==
>
> Cordura Hall 100
> 210 Panama Street
> Stanford, CA 94309
> http://tinyurl.co...­
>
> Cordura Hall is on the corner of Campus Drive and Panama Street. Park
> in the lot across the street. Cordura 100 is next to the courtyard
> between Ventura Hall and Cordura Hall.
>
> == More Information ==
>
> For more information about COBA, please visit: http://coba.tow.c...­
>
>   

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