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Wilmington Sunset Workshop?

Hi everyone,

I have had a few requests to take the group to Wilmington and do some beach photography. So, depending on the the interest. I was thinking of renting a van, so we could all take a beach trip. Once we get to the beach area, I thought we'd drive to Southport shoot around town a bit and then take the ferry over to Fort Fisher. For those of you interested, we can hit the beach, go for a swim or just shoot around the breaker rocks at Fort Fisher. We will loop through Carolina Beach and then end our day with some sunset shooting on the Wilmington waterfront along the Cape Fear River. The sunset shooting can morph into night photography sessions or street photography before we pile back into the van and head home around 10 or 11 o'clock.

This will be a free form workshop with plenty of photo opportunities and there will be lots to be learned.

The cost of this workshop includes one on one instruction throughout the day, gas and van rental. It will be limited due to the passenger limit of the van.

Food will be grab it on your own or bring it with you.

We will meet somewhere around RDU and carpool from there. I will announce the meeting place as the day gets closer.

I will offer refunds if this meetup is cancelled or rescheduled.

Also, participation in any activity with the Photography Lessons Meetup Group is at your own risk.

**********************UPDATE*************************

I have had a bunch of folks say they want to come but they want to drive down separately.  Being this is a paid workshop meetup I do want to limit participation, but I also don't want to turn away folks that want the opportunity to shoot some awesome pix either.  
So, please email me if you want to work something out fee-wise, rather than charge folks less money if they are driving by themselves, I may adjust the price of the meetup to make it fair for everyone.
Plus, Marianne offered to use her mini van, so I won't need to rent a van.  If anything, I can see this thing getting reduced to 30$ a person being that the workshop still has gas costs and my time is getting factored into the equation too.
I like full disclosure as much as I like being very upfront with folks.  
Here's my calculations:

Mini-van = 50 Gas        = 45 which still needs to go to Marianne for offering her van

55 + 40 = 95

6 x 40 = 240   

240 - 95 = 145

145 / 6 = 25 

So, 25 bucks per person sounds fair to me whether you drive or not.  Please let me know if you are interested.   I will be refunding 15$ to those folks who have already signed up at the higher rate.

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  • Tracy

    For me, having a small group of laid-back photographers who just enjoy wandering around to find the shot but also enjoy learning from others is just perfect. The format is less a formal workshop and more on the job (on the site) interaction. Ask as much or as little as you want. The fun is in the journey.

    2 · July 28, 2013

  • Robert M. B.

    I would love to go...What a great place.... But, I can't... Maybe next time...

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend Claudia and I plan to drive down separately, since we are staying over. I can't RSVP yes, based on the pay pal requirement, but we do plan to attend. I will send you my phone number so that you can contact me in Wilmington, so that we'll know exactly when to met up. Thanks!

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Hi Esta ~ I change the meetup around a bit. Let me know your number and I will text you updates as we approach Wilmington.

      July 14, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Hi Esta ~ You still on for this Saturday?

      July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just wanted to verify the transportation arraignments for Saturday. group been quite recently.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Tracy

    I am still looking forward to it. Will enjoy another road trip wit you and Marianne.

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Palani M.

    Jim ... Though the plans changed from my end, you were gracious to refund me the entire amount. I appreciate it. Thanks

    Folks ... My brother's family is visiting us during the same weekend and so, I am unable to make it.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jim - sorry I didn't respond right away, been a bit under the weather. I would really love to do this, but I don't think I can spend that much time in the heat. It's possible that I could meet up later in the day, but I won't know exactly where you all are at any given time. If there was a way I could keep in touch, that might work, but I don't want to put anyone out.

    July 10, 2013

  • Marianne G.

    Hi Jim,
    Since I already got van and can drive, isn't silly to waste money on a van rental? We will just have spilt the cost of gas.
    Happy Monday,
    Marianne

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Hi everyone, I may need to change the day to the following Saturday, the 29th. Would that work for everyone?

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still good for the 27th as my last day of work is that Friday. Could use a distraction

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Great Jeff ~ Hopefully we'll see you then.

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to participate, but I have some physical limitations and wear out easily. I'd like to control my own time and my daughter lives in Wilmington, so I could participate in some activities and not others and rest at her place in between. That means I'd be driving myself. I still would like to contribute, so let me know what that contribution would be in my particular case. Sounds like a really great trip and opportunity!

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Katie ~ Still interested in participation?

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend but need to check my work schedule before I can commit.

    June 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looks like I will be able to attend. I was given my notice @ work and my last day is the 26th.

      June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to make this, but I think it might be too long a day for me. You guys mostly meet in Durham, don't you? That's pretty far from me, as I'm in Clayton. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to another activity.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW, that's my birthday weekend. :-)

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Jim N.

      U comin'? K

      June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm trying to work out care of my dogs. I can't leave them alone the whole day. I'll try to straighten that out and RSVP tomorrow. I would love to come!!

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Tracy

    Looking forward to another fun road trip!

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi what time are you leaving the Raleigh area?

    June 22, 2013

  • Marianne G.

    Bummer!!! Out of town:-(((.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Marianne. ..you were one of the photogs I had in mind when I scheduled this meetup...srry

      June 22, 2013

    • Marianne G.

      Can do another weekend???

      June 22, 2013

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