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Meetup - A night at the Fair

It's fair time again! I love this event  because  for some reason at the fair we always manage to transform into the  cool kids instead of the usual  nerds with cameras making it  a great experience.  Everyone wants to know what we are doing.  One night a year I live out my fantasy as one of the  cool kid it is like a dream come true. Until curfew and then of course  I got to go home :).

And this year I got a wide angle more fun for me I can finally get that shot of the ferris wheel that everyone and their mother have gotten already . 

 Let's  capture all those rides and do some serious low light painting!


What to bring:  1) your camera 

                       2) Tripod (A must if you want to capture the rides at night ) 

                       3) Fish eye and  wide angle lenses are a blast at the fair. 

                       4) a remote shutter release 

                       5) a flash if you want to stop action in low light 

                       6) comfortable shoes we will be walking a lot 

                       7) Your cards to pass out. People may ask you for it. 

             

Looking forward to a great shoot. 

Diane



                       


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  • Stacy

    AWW man i signed up for this group too late :(

    September 2, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Sorry for missing out. I started the fair too early, and I lost track of time & no smart phone to track you down.
    It looks like everyone had fun. There are some great photos!

    September 2, 2013

  • Wendy S.

    Super fun, great people!

    August 31, 2013

    • Ricky B.

      Very good meet up thank you all. Sorry for running off so soon, I had some unfinished work at the office :)

      1 · August 31, 2013

  • Maury

    Great fun meeting everybody and getting good shots.

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is the group now

    August 30, 2013

    • Mike E.

      Well some are here in cow barm. Others in midway

      August 30, 2013

  • Mike E.

    Where is every one?

    August 30, 2013

    • Mike E.

      In barn

      August 30, 2013

    • Mark K.

      Outside by cattle and horse barns. About to start making way to midway.

      August 30, 2013

  • Wendy S.

    Wait for me too!

    August 30, 2013

    • Mike E.

      Off to get camera. Keep me posted where you are

      August 30, 2013

    • Debra G.

      Still at the horse barn?

      August 30, 2013

  • Ricky B.

    I'm on the Bloomington express bus now, on my way!

    August 30, 2013

  • Mike E.

    Will meet you guys at midway. Gotta park and buy some stuff first. Run it back to car and grab camera.

    August 30, 2013

  • Maury

    I went on a photography trip to the fair two years ago, and I did not have a tripod. I am thinking of leaving it at home today, concentrating on people at the fair, and forgoing longer exposures.

    August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I like the way you think...but I have mine just in case

      August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am at the fine arts building....will hang for a few before heading out

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Mark K.

    Will be there but running late. Just parked now.

    August 30, 2013

  • Diane

    guys I had a family emergency I won't be there tonight. Have a good time

    August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope things turn out ok. Let me know if there is anything I can help with

      August 30, 2013

  • Jerry

    I'm out of town. Not able to make it back in time. Have fun.

    August 30, 2013

  • tina h.

    I look forward to meeting up with everyone I could put my cell phone number up there again[masked]

    August 30, 2013

  • tina h.

    Okay so I guess what I'm going to do diane is if I don't hear from you by 1 p.m.I'm going to head out and I am going to park on the fairgrounds

    August 30, 2013

  • Julianne S.

    I am seriously thinking about attending this. Can someone tell me where I can find a shutter release for my camera (canon). I have a wireless one, but cannot figure out how to use it. Was reading the one that is actually attached to the camera is better.

    August 18, 2013

    • Julianne S.

      Thank you much. Looks like I will not be able to attend this as my family is planning on going to the fair that day. I still plan to bring the camera, but won't be doing as much shooting as I would like to.

      August 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you don't have a shutter release, you can use the 2 second delay to avoid camera shake. Just thought I would pass that along.

      1 · August 30, 2013

  • michelemn

    If I don't make it by 5, I will be looking for tripods, too!

    Where exactly is the Fine Arts? I've been there many times, but if someone knows of some landmark near there, it would help.

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Ricky B.

      They also have an app for android and iPhone

      1 · August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Enter Gate 5 - Green gates on Snelling and make a right. It is just after the 4H building and before the man made Ice Skating Rink (Skate for $3)

      1 · August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan on being there at 5pm. My cell is[masked]-9315. I know we are concentrating on the Midway, but I have a few other stops I'd like to make as well. Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone!!

    August 30, 2013

  • Klaas

    I be there around 7 ish. You probably find me around a Ferris wheel or other attraction with light and movement. Want hints and tips? Just find me and I will tell you all I know.

    August 29, 2013

  • Craig M.

    I'll be here around 7:30-8:00 pm for those that miss the 5pm at the Fine Art's Building. It's next to the Magic Maze near the ticket booth. I'll have my tripod setup. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mully410/9611274446/lightbox/

    August 29, 2013

  • tina h.

    Sorry Diane I just looked at the schedule I'm supposed to be there at 5 so do you want to meet at a quarter to 4

    August 29, 2013

  • tina h.

    [masked]

    August 29, 2013

  • Ricky B.

    I'm going to aim for 5, but my job likes to throw surprises at me on Fridays once in awhile...

    August 29, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Tentative.

    August 29, 2013

  • Liz H.

    I won't be able to make it by 5 either - would someone who can make it by 5 be willing to post their cell phone number so those of us that will be arriving later can meet up with everyone else? :)

    August 29, 2013

  • Scott B.

    I may not be there right at 5, but I'll try. Then again, I will be getting to the fair in the morning & spending the day...

    August 28, 2013

  • Jerry

    I probably wont be there until later. I doubt I'll make it by 5.

    August 26, 2013

  • tina h.

    Diane I can meet you at the target in burnsville, might be easier for you.

    August 26, 2013

  • Ricky B.

    This meet up just gives me an excuse to buy more camera accessories :)

    2 · August 25, 2013

  • Maury

    I have not been active for more than a year. I am planning to get to the fair for this event. I am looking forward to it.

    August 21, 2013

  • Deb

    Have fun! I don't know my camera well enough yet to try this.

    August 4, 2013

    • Craig M.

      Plenty of time to read that manual.... :-)

      August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Come anyway.....Can't speak for everyone, but I will answer any of your questions. You will only learn if you go out and shoot.

      2 · August 18, 2013

  • Craig M.

    I probably won't be there by 5pm. If I don't see you all at the Fine Art Bld, I'll be on the midway looking for tripods at dusk.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • LindaM

    Arrgghh! I'm hosting an event that night in Otsego. I will be at the fair on Tuesday to honor our veterans. No, I am not a vet.

    August 4, 2013

  • Nancy B

    Sounds like a great time for those of you who can be there.

    August 2, 2013

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