My fellow photographers,
First and foremost I want to thank John MacLean very much for his enlightening and informative presentation about his personal experience dealing with copyright infringement. Let us all learn well from his hard fought knowledge! Thanks, John.
I also want to thank all of you that attended. To John, Ed, Walt and Onnie, who sent in photographes a HUGE thank you! And a special thanks to Leo, Onnie, John, Dave, Adam, Vickie, Dave and those whose names escape me at the moment for helping with set up and breakdown. Even if you put one chair back in place it's a real help to the organizer and the staff at BobaLoca that is greatly appreciated, as well as reminding me to thank our guest speaker upon the completion of their presentation!
I pledge to keep improving my skills as an organizer to make these gatherings worth attending. Thank you to those that took the time to write down thier ideas on the paper provided for sharing their ideas. I also invite you all to email me with ideas for topics and speakers. To that end, for those that attended, your honest, constructive feedback is greatly appreciated.
I'll be sending a highlight summary once notes have been organized.
We're a group of people who love photography, love sharing and enjoy getting together. Come to a Photography Meetup to share your photos and experiences, talk about gear, swap tips and techniques, share your images and stories -- and have fun! We are located near LAX in Manhattan Beach. Perhaps we can reveal our photography and editing / Adobe Photoshop tricks, critique each others' photos and share in each others' style and experiences. We teach a lot of stuff - generally equivalent to programs offered by high end photography schools and programs - all for the low price of free! We are a community group - and we mean it!
We have been together now for a long time and have become one of the premiere groups in Southern California. We are "community oriented" - which means that no one participates to make money. We want to share with our community and give back. One of our great sources of pride are all those amazing photographers who first came to us as novices.
Come on out - hang out - no pressure. And for goodness sake... shoot!