Cherry Blossom Festival and picnic with photographers and Models .

  • April 6 · 10:00 AM
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http://www.vcbf.ca/

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is an annual spring festival held in Vancouver, British Columbia to celebrate the beauty of Vancouver’s cherry trees. The festival’s fundamental objectives includes public education through seasonal, cherry-themed, city-wide viewing programs, musical performances, and fine art and craft exhibitions. It enables Vancouverties and those in surrounding areas to appreciate the beauty of cherry blossoms.

http://www.vcbf.ca/maps/Map.html is think of the place where we can have photo shoot in daytime before that event. here are the most intrestion area .

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/do/explore/sightseeing/cherry_blossoms/

I appreciate if any one shoot there before and can send me some photo . Here are some more photos to see from Misa http://www.meetup.com/photoshot/photos/20805372/ 

That Garden is good for nature photo shoot also ,if you don't think just about Cherry blossom there are so many other things for photo shoot.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/VanDusen+Botanical+Garden/@49.238488,-123.128746,2a,90y,90t/data=!3m5!1e2!3m3!1s18070858!2e1!3e10!4m9!1m6!4m5!1m0!1m3!2m2!1d-123.12816!2d49.23803!3m1!1s0x0:0x88c158f58601257!6m1!1e1?hl=en

For photo shoot you have to remember to not block the road or gather more then 3 people at shooting and read the link below for more information.

http://vandusengarden.org/visit/rentals-filming/commercial-photography

Many people are asking about $10 fee, that is not for your ticket ,and is to take care of this event and answering all your e-mails and text,and organizing it,to contact the city,park,find spot, etc.. , if anything be left from it we will use for next event or eat somehting there ...




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  • Jeanie W.

    not sure where everyone went after I got my food.

    April 6

    • Jeanie W.

      Too bad we didn't meet again. We changed into yukata, and was hoping we could get some shots in that outfit.

      April 6

    • Katherine A.

      There was too many people so everyone got lost, I think it was a goid location so we should shoot there again in a less busy time :)

      1 · April 7

  • Jim H.

    Meetup was good we were lacking some models. we also had an incident with people shooting our models. it is important to know your rights as a photographer as well as the rights of other photographers and people in general. this is a must read for everyone and you can get an for this for your iPhone http://www.langleycameraclub.co...­

    1 · April 6

  • Alex S.

    It was fun,but some people were late, and even we have our phone number on the meet up page they didn't call to cancel, and we had to wait 30 minutes in the gate and I had to wait more in the entrance .I hope they change their RSVP if they can show up, and we had just few models, but we invited some beautiful people to join us also, and we had very nice shots in the ends. I had to go there 3 times to check the spot and take some shot to post for the event,but we had few last minutes cancelation ,but I think we did so so on this one ,there were some Japanese animation style (Costume play) models called Cosply models also around from the events ,and they happily joined us for photoshot, and it was fun.

    April 6

  • Alex M

    Hello people, Please respect yourself by showing up to the event you RSVPED or do not RSVP if you cant.

    2 · April 6

    • Alex S.

      Thanks Alex ,I hope they remember that.

      April 6

  • Lorna S.

    Only two models for 18 photographers, never even saw the organizer. I would like a refund of the $10 I paid.

    1 · April 6

    • Alex S.

      Hi Lorna ,Kathy with her sister and daughter and Jeanie, and Yuko were doing modeling for us ,and we were in the entrance waiting for everyone from 9:30 till 10:30 am, and I was waiting in the entrance till 11:00 am, and you could call me also, and you where there with Max if I am not wrong, I will be happy to give you your $10 back if you are not happy ,but we did all our best to have a fun time for everybody, and I don't have control over people when they just went for free walk around ,and I said lets meet at food section and cherry blossom area, that's why ,some people they gather there after walk around, if you paid online and we never met let me know . I am sorry to see that you couldn't see all of us after one hour waiting in the gate for others to join us.

      1 · April 6

    • Alex M

      I understand how u are feeling. But it didnt say or promised abt any number of mordels. its stated jsut as a picnic which means its not for any photo shoot. I myself found a model by luck. Good luck to you next time. I can just go by buying a ticket without paying $10. But its nice meeting nice people and its worth for me but might not for all. cheers!!!!

      3 · April 6

  • Martin T.

    lots of fun...

    1 · April 6

  • Ramona

    Hi lovely people, so sorry have been away in Whistler over the weekend and travelling in a group, relying on a lift back with others so unfortunately I won't be able to make it. Next time! Hope you get some beautiful photos :) or if I arrive late I might see if you are still around xox

    1 · April 6

  • Diane G.

    I am not feeling great with all these allergies, so will skip this one. Thanks and hope you all enjoy.

    April 5

    • Diane G.

      Thanks Misa. I tried Aerius and am using Claritin but the problem is still my nasal blockage...I am so allergic to some tree pollens that I could not breathe...my doc just gave me a new steroid inhaler and I am finally able to breathe...so hopefully I will be ok for the next one. Have a super day.

      April 6

    • misa

      Good! In Japan it doesn't need prescription, so I asked my friend to send me. Should be OK. :)

      April 6

  • Mrs. Bryce G.

    see everybody at the Sakura Illumination, see you in the stars : )

    April 6

  • Katherine A.

    I will be going with my sisters and my daughter :)

    1 · April 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rather optimistic aren't we. Says here there's room for only 9980 or so left to sign up !

    1 · April 5

    • Alex S.

      That is big place, many people can join us ,and that was the highest number we could get.

      April 5

  • Thanh N.

    Hi Team
    I love to join you guys tomorrow but I cant. Hope the weather is good for tomorrow and have a wonderful time. Cheers

    1 · April 5

  • Jess S.

    Is this still happening if it's raining? The weather is not looking too good :-/

    April 3

    • Alex S.

      In Vancouver we can't trust the weather till last minutes , the event update is in organizers website Jess , if you see any new info let us know also . thank you

      1 · April 3

  • Diana

    Hello :)

    1 · April 2

    • Alex S.

      Welcome Diana.

      April 2

    • Diana

      Thanks Alex :-) nice too met you

      1 · April 3

  • Jeanie W.

    I have asked on facebook regarding group rate. This is their reply: Sakura Days Japan Fair - SDJF wrote: "There is a group rate for groups of ten or more. It is $9/person, but tickets must be purchased in advance of the event (by Friday April 4) at the VanDusen Garden Admissions desk and payment for the whole group must be made in one transaction only.

    April 1

    • Jeanie W.

      Then everyone should buy their own ticket online.

      April 3

    • A former member
      A former member

      The URL for buying the tickets in advance is https://s-d-j-f.ticket...­ advance tickets are $10.50, and gate sales are $12.

      1 · April 3

  • Stephen K.

    Writing from cold snowy Ottawa where there are NO cherry blossoms to be seen. Here on family business until April 8th. Sorry I'll be missing a great opportunity. Looking forward to seeing the "fruits of your Toil" good luck everyone.

    2 · March 31

    • Sukh

      Stephen, enjoy your stay in Ottawa. Looking forward to meeting you when you return

      March 31

    • Stephen K.

      Thanks Sukh, I'm looking forward to seeing you again and hopefully shooting with you as well.

      April 1

  • Katana K.

    I might be in vegas but if not I would love to join

    1 · March 23

  • misa

    Today Alex was saying, there are no online photos from this place or about this festival to use as sample photos and no time to go for test shoot, so here are my photos of this festival last year, you can use for example. Long waiting line for food, Lolita complex cute costumed girls, Japanese calligraphy show, Origami paper art workshop, etc.

    http://www.meetup.com/photoshot...­

    1 · March 22

    • Alex S.

      Thanks Misa ,that was very nice of you.

      March 22

  • Peter H

    I like Van Dusen, have not been there since the Christmas lights, but SP is OK.
    We could do both. :-)

    1 · March 20

    • Alex S.

      I was thinking same also, if any one can join for April 30th on Stanley park it will be fun also but the weather is not that well ,lol.

      March 20

  • Alex S.

    http://www.vcbf.ca/community-ev...­
    here they have contest also,and you may be winner,you never know.

    March 20

  • Alex S.

    So what are you all thinking, Do we go to VCBF event or Stanley park by our self? and which day? The weather is sunny in Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th with some rain ,but the VCBF will start from April 3th,if we are going there is going to be April 5th and 6th 10am-5pm ,I have to post the date ,so I will go for April 5th or 6th if we going there to VanDusen Botanical Garden

    March 20

  • Alex S.

    looks like 5 models are coming with me as they said , and there is no room for me in the car.lol

    March 19

  • Alex S.

    need more info ,please post your idea, the event in that park it was just eating and fun time, but not much photo of cherry maybe but is good to have a fun ,if rain stop ,we can do it at 30th or 31th by ourselves in Stanley park also. I appreciate your suggestion and will set the event with the best idea.

    March 19

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