I've had several requests for help learning how to shoot better, and operate cameras, so we'll take a photographic hike today and learn about camera operations and photography techniques.
We'll look at composition, camera settings, and have several discussions on technique. If you don't have a camera, but want to learn how to take better photos w/ your iPhone or Android then please join in. What I'll share will be applicable for everyone.
If you've been wanting to improve what you do w/ your camera (or cell phone), then this is the hike for you. I can guarantee you will learn from the time we spend together.
As a short bio, I've been shooting since I was 16 yrs old, and have taken many photography classes in college over the years. I've shot weddings, concerts, and special events for companies. If you go to my profile pg and look at the photos you'll get an idea of what I do.
We'll do about a 5 mile hike that will give us the opportunity of shooting landscape, wildlife, and portraiture, while taking in some really great views and scenery. If you already shoot and do it in the city, then this is your chance to get out into nature and see what you can bring back (in photo that is).
Here are some examples from one of our hikes - not exactly portfolio quality, but they'll give you some ideas to consider.
Portrait - consider what depth of field you might use (to blur the background). Here I used an exposure that emphases the beard.
Landscape - How can you create a foreground to add interest to your shot?
Framing - what produces the most pleasing landscape?
Please Note: I realise not all these topics may apply to cell phone cameras, but most of what I'll cover will.
If you have topics you'd like me to cover, bring your ideas and questions w/ you.
This event is posted on several other Meetup sites making it a good oportunity to meet new people.
Hwy 101 to Novato off at San Marin Dr.
Head West on San Marin approx 2 miles and turn Right on San Andreas Dr.
Follow San Andreas to the top and park in the residential area. We'll jump on the trail there.
GPS [masked], [masked]
What to bring:
~Camera or Cell Phone (Manuals can be helpful)
~Vino - we can't have an outing w/out it!
~Lunch and food to share - dried fruit/nuts, chips & dip, use your imagination.
~Layered clothing, hat, and sunscreen.
~Snacks for along the way.
~At least a liter of water - Fill 1/2 water & 1/2 ice.
~$15 Admin fee
Your sense of humour is an absolute must!