Here are the details on our Photography Meetup Group - Eyes Wide Open
Very simply, this is how we operate:
- The group will primarily be socially oriented.
- We will have a monthly photography theme.
- We'll have a monthly location shoot on the theme.
- There will be a re-occurring monthly meeting where we share what we shot.
We want this group to have a social focus. Our meetings will enable people to get together to shoot, share photos, discuss techniques and motivations for our shots,... all face to face. The mail list functions to keep the group connected between meetings, make suggestions, or announce photography related events, exhibits or speakers. Also, members are free to use it to self-organize location shoots/field trips outside the monthly 'club' shoot.
We thought having a monthly theme/topic would be a great way of seeing how members interpret and capture that theme in a photo. Some examples could be contrasts, shadows, night, man made objects,...etc. Members can take them on their own and/or join the location shoot. Each member can bring some of their prints to share at the monthly meeting.
Each month, we'll pick a location in the Richmond area to meet and shoot on that month's theme. This will allow for more social interaction and allow for people to demonstrate equipment and techniques. We'll look for one of the members to lead that location shoot. Ideally, this rotates among members by using volunteers.
At these meetings, members can share and discuss the photos they took for that month's theme and
agree upon the theme and location for the following month. We don't see having a formal agenda and should be a relaxed and casual event. You can bring prints or laptops to display your work.
Hopefully, this plan allows us to accommodate various interests, formats, and schedules. All levels of experience welcome (this group is all about sharing and learning from others). If you have any questions or suggestions please contact one of the organizers listed on the left.
Thanks for visiting and keep your eyes open!