The San Francisco Photography Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

Let's meet our old friends at the Crossroads Cafe for a nibble and sip after work!
We'll talk about our Photographic New Adventures while looking at each other's work.

As this venue is a bit loud, don't expect a "talk" or "speech" or "shoot"; but rather to chat, mingle, review one another work and discuss our photo opportunities.

Please Note:
This is a Public Meetup - Images brought and shared should be of a public nature!

IE: publishable on a Billboard in the US.  Nothing beyond an R Rating should be presented at our group meetings, please.  If you would like to share stronger images, please vet your viewer and do so outside of the SF Photography Meetup Group.
Thanks.

Our Meetup is NOT intended to be a place for Marketing or Business Promotion, but rather a gathering of like minds to discuss the Art and Technology of photography. Folks are welcome to leave literature or fliers regarding upcoming events or services offered on the sign-up table and answer questions only. Presentations or other sales/marketing should be set up at least one week in advance though the meeting host. This will encourage continued comradery and discourage aggressive marketing at future meetups, ensuring a collaborative environment for all. Thanks.

Please bring your book(s), your portfolio, pictures or new toy/gadget to share with the group.

Bring an image that inspires you...
An image that you really want to make...
Maybe you don't know how, or need someone to go with you to hold a reflector or light.
If you want to know how someone made their awesome photo now's your chance to find out.

Don't have a book yet? Bring a Print!
Come be inspired to build a portfolio, see what others have done and learn how you can build your own!

Don't have a Print?
Bring and image (magazine or book, printed off the web?) that inspires you - one that you'd want to make!

digitalShe's directions to Crossroads Cafe, here:
Cafe in a bookstore at the End of Delancy Street, note, there is generally parking - though now you're gonna pay for it all evening.
Delancy is crossed by Brannan and just off the Embarcadero.

From S Bay: Exit 280 at 6th St, follow 6th two blocks and turn right on Brannan St. Keep driving, it's a long ways... Delancy is the last street on the Right from the Embarcadero.

From E Bay: Exit @ 5th St and turn LEFT onto 5th. Follow for two bocks and turn Left at Brannan St, follow to Delancy Street and turn Right.

Muni: Take the N-Juda or the T/K link.
Exit @ The Embarcadero & Brannan St‎ Station, walk south toward the AT&T Park and look for a Cafe called "Towns End" in neon... Crossroads is the little grassy gated area directly across from this cafe... look for the small bookstore at the end of the block in the cul-de-sac, that's the cafe!

BTW - Be sure to say "Hey, Thanks!" to the staff that let us hang out!
Plan to grab a bite here! Crossroads has light snacks, dinners and deserts along with assorted beverages.  A nice place to relax and mull over this photo stuff with other chill folks...

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  • Jeff H.

    When I was talking to Gordon at the last meetup he said you could use Photoshop to adjust images so that bridges and buildings do not appear to angle-in or get narrower as you look to the top. Can anyone explain how to do this in Photoshop?

    April 28, 2013

    • Gordon O.

      Did you wind up with some some blank triangles after cropping? Select them with the magic wand tool. Enlarge your selection by two pixels then fill the selection with content aware fill, Shift <F5>.

      1 · April 29, 2013

    • Jeff H.

      Thanks Sanford and Gordon for the response. This will help me a lot.

      April 29, 2013

  • Rob C

    It was great to meet everyone last night! Many people had questions about the HDR software that I use. I explained that I use and really like Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. I also use their sharpener for printing. The entire library of Nik plugins are now on super sale and you can try them for free for 15 days.
    http://bit.ly/YsXS6t

    2 · April 4, 2013

    • Sandra G.

      Thanks Rob -- I'm definitely getting it and when I can't figure it all out I'm going to ask you to help me!! Loved meeting all you great photographers -- so glad i joined! Very inspiring images you showed us!

      April 4, 2013

  • Paula-Jo (PJ) H.

    Wow, it sounds like this meetup reeeeeally meets. So awesome---10pm? I could have gone. Thanks for the headsup Ricardo! And everyone, can't wait to meet you. I've just learned about Vivian's work from another source and hadn't checked into it further, until now. Thanks for a rich day, Patty and Raj, and, and, and....

    April 4, 2013

  • Patty

    I have to thank Raj for telling me about a wonderful Street Photographer. Vivian Maier...Her negatives were found after she passed away.....awesome work... thank you Raj...

    April 4, 2013

  • Ricardo G.

    I hear ya PJ. I got stuck on the bus at 5th/Market because of all the closures. The driver let me off and hoofed all the way to the meeting. Didn't get there until 830 but stayed until 1015. ;-)

    April 4, 2013

  • Jeff H.

    This was a great meeting. I was nice to see all the beautiful photographs, and actually see the image manipulations that were possible. I learned a lot. Thanks for your help Gordon and Rob. I know what I learned will help me immensely and save me a lot of time. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Annie A.

    Thank you for the additional link to the software Rob. iAds notes and this makes the follow up much easier. I am grateful for your generous spirit and for the opportunity to "travel" with you via your art.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Paula-Jo (PJ) H.

    Obama got in the way---It was an hour and a half just down Jones from California; routed down Mission from there for another hour. I just chilled with my MP3s, practicing for my rehearsal this evening. Yep, I'll try again next time. Can't wait to be with other enthusiasts!

    April 4, 2013

  • Annie A.

    Interesting, informative, inspiring and fun. I'll be back.

    April 3, 2013

  • Sam

    Thank you everyone! Very inspiring!

    April 3, 2013

  • Catherine K.

    visiting from south Africa hope you don't mind if I crash

    April 3, 2013

  • Annie A.

    My best images are in storage since I stared being a vagabond again in November. Currently interested in new hiking areas with wildflowers. Any ideas?

    April 3, 2013

  • Patty

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again. I am going to bring my Widelux camera so you can check it out.

    April 2, 2013

  • Evonne W.

    Bummer, have a shoot that evening. Hope to make the next one.

    April 1, 2013

  • Sandra G.

    Looking forward to making new friends with other photographers and sharing inspirations and info. My favorite subjects to shoot are: Italy, landscapes and flowers. Cheers.

    April 1, 2013

  • Michael H.

    Is it acceptable to bring images on my iPad rather than have a printed image?

    March 29, 2013

  • AmyL

    I'll try to make it!!!

    March 24, 2013

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