What we're about

The Adventures In Photography Meetup Group would like to share its passion for photography with other like-minded photo enthusiasts. Our Meetup Group will be hosting photography related events such as field trips, workshop programs, speaker events, and other activities intended to help photographers of all levels come together and enjoy the many rewards that photography has to offer. Photographers of all skill levels who are looking to improve their skills, find new creative outlets for shooting, or just to connect with a friendly group of people to socialize and talk shop are all welcome to join.

Our intention is to concentrate on three areas of photographic interest. These areas are:

1. Field Trips: While we do intend to offer field trips to the usual destinations that offer a rich variety of photo ops, we have no intention of stopping there. We will seek out unusual and extraordinary destinations that will offer a wide variety of photographic adventures. We intend to offer same day field trips, weekend field trips and somewhat longer photo adventures designed to accommodate wide and varied interests.

2. Workshops: We intend to periodically offer a variety of presentations by an assorted cast of experts, in the field of photography, who have something unique and unusual to share with us. Generally, these presentations will be scheduled on a weekday night and will run for about two hours.

3. Extended Workshops: We also intend to periodically offer half day and/or full day workshops presented by an assorted cast of experts, in the field of photography, who have something unique and unusual to share with us. In general, these workshops will present subject matter that cannot be presented easily in an abbreviated two hour session. In many instances these workshop will utilize well known speakers sponsored by well known companies in the photographic community.

We are limited only by our imagination and your willingness to support our efforts.

Everything connected with this Meetup Group will be conceived, planned and managed by photographers for photographers.

Upcoming events (5)

How to use a Photo Light Box for Creative Flower Photography

Online event

$20.00

How to use Photo Light Box for Creative Flower Photography Flowers are popular subjects for macro photographers, especially when the photographer is new and just learning about color and shape, light and shadow. I was no different when I was a beginner. As an avid gardener, my first passion gave rise to my second: flower photography. As I practiced, my photography skills improved and I learned how to enhance images in post processing. But I found I was still limited by factors I couldn't really control, such as weather. Just try and get a tack-sharp focus on a windy day. There's not much you can do to fix lighting issues on a dreary, rainy day. and it can be hard to get the right angle on a flower whose stem is still attached to its roots. To overcome this, I would bring my flowers indoors and with the use of a light box, I could create arrangements that helped me convert my pretty garden snapshots to beautiful fine art. Choosing and Arranging Your Flowers Choosing the right kind of flowers and arranging them properly is very important when photographing flowers to highlight their translucency. Look for flowers with petals that allow light to shine through in order to make the most of back light. In my experience, the best kinds of flowers for this are calla lilies, tulips, daffodils, peonies, magnolias, poppies, irises, dogwood, cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, and alstroemeria, among others. Consider other kinds of subject matter that allows for translucency, as well. Vegetables, insects, glassware, cellophane, leaves, and the like can make for some really interesting images. Photography Composition I suggest starting with photographing single flower, then small arrangements (2 or 3), and slowly graduate to arranging 15 to 20 or as many as you can fit on the photo light box. Equipment If you want to get the most out of your photo light box photography, it’s important to have a DSLR that shoots in RAW format. It’s not that it’s impossible to capture good photos using point and shoot or smart phones, especially if the images are only going to be published on social media. The on-line presentation will include the following topics: Photo Light Box Camera and Lenses Other Equipment Lights Budget-Friendly Tips Camera Settings Post-Processing in Photoshop For Outdoor Flower Photography

9/11 Memorial Lights - The best Locations In One Night by Luxury Motor Coach

Friday, September 11,[masked]/11 Memorial Lights - The best Locations In One Night by Luxury Motor Coach PHOTOGRAPH THE 9/11 MEMORIAL LIGHTS FROM THE BEST POSSIBLE GROUND LOCATIONS AND GET THERE IN OUR OWN LUXURY MOTOR COACH!! (There are at least 4 exceptional vantage points in the DUMBO area on the Brooklyn side of the East river. We'll get a chance to explore most, if not all, of them.) We will, of course explore and photograph at “Ground Zero”. What makes this Photo Adventure unique is how we're going to travel to, from, and around the photo locations that we've selected for our photo shoot. We'll all meet at a specified location in northern New Jersey late in the afternoon on Sept. 11th. Our chartered 56 passenger luxury coach will then whisk us off to New York City and be our base. Our first drop off point will be at DUMBO (the Brooklyn side of the East river directly opposite the Freedom Tower and it's Memorial Lights.) We will have time to shoot from several different locations. When we're ready to move on, our Luxury Motor Coach will pick up us and take us within walking distance of Ground Zero where we'll encounter a plethora of new photo ops. Please note: How close we will be able to get to Ground Zero may be somewhat limited by site restrictions and regulations. This is a great way to maximize the number of locations we can visit without any hassle or stress. The best part is that you can always go back the coach if you’re tired or need to warm up. We’ll also be able to leave our extra gear on the coach so you don’t have to schlep a heavy backpack just in case and there will be a restroom on board…how convenient is that. I am quite sure that this Photo Adventure will be both a very emotional experience for us all and a very productive one photographically. At the end of our photo shoot we'll board our luxury motor coast for the trip back to our departure point and our cars. Once we board our bus, everyone will get a gourmet box dinner to eat on the way home. This gourmet box dinner has received rave reviews (5 stars) from past motor coach tour participants. Of course, we'll have bottled water on board. PAYMENT DETAILS: THE COST OF THIS PHOTO ADVENTURE IS $195.00 PER PERSON IF BOOKED AND PAID FOR BY MAY 31ST 2020. STARTING ON JUNE 1ST, 2020, THE PRICE WILL BE $250.00 PER PERSON IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SIMPLY WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME (MARTIN JOFFE) VIA MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS - [masked]. YOU CAN ALSO CALL ME AT[masked] SINCE WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THIS PHOTO ADVENTURE WILL SELL OUT, WE URGE YOU TO SIGN UP WHILE THERE'S STILL SPACE. MARTIN JOFFE, MALCOLM KAHN PADMA INGUVA and AL ROJAS- YOUR AIP ORGANIZERS.

Night Photography and Light Painting

Unique Photo

$20.00

Creating “Stellar” Night Images. Night photography is amazing -- being able to freeze time via star trials and capturing the planets, stars, clouds, milky way, etc. Topics that will be covered include: Gear, Red flashlights, lights for light painting, taking a High ISO test shot, focusing at night (a few different techniques depending upon the circumstances), Exposures under 30 seconds, Long exposures (1-60 minutes), plus star trails and cloud stacks. The program will also include Star Stacking in camera using Live Composite as compared to the more tedious and labor intensive star stacking in Photoshop and other software. We enjoy photography, all aspects, and are excited to share what we know with you to inspire you. "Creativity is contagious, we yearn to pass it on". As photographers, we all need to know about our equipment, our cameras, our aperture, our post-processing, etc -- and logic will certainly take you from point A to point B, but imagination will take you everywhere. We hope to see you at an upcoming photo op, photo class, photo tour, photo workshop, etc.! Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman (PPA), HonNEC, is very passionate about photography and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature, but finds many subjects equally intriguing. From birds and flowers to babies and UrBex/HDR, she appreciates the world around her and embraces the challenge of interpreting what her eyes see and her heart feel via her photographs. Lisa says that photography allows her to pay attention to the details, to be mindful, to slow down and appreciate all of the beauty, details and nuances of everyday life.

Night Photography and Light Painting

Unique Photo

$20.00

Creating “Stellar” Night Images. Night photography is amazing -- being able to freeze time via star trials and capturing the planets, stars, clouds, milky way, etc. Topics that will be covered include: Gear, Red flashlights, lights for light painting, taking a High ISO test shot, focusing at night (a few different techniques depending upon the circumstances), Exposures under 30 seconds, Long exposures (1-60 minutes), plus star trails and cloud stacks. The program will also include Star Stacking in camera using Live Composite as compared to the more tedious and labor intensive star stacking in Photoshop and other software. We enjoy photography, all aspects, and are excited to share what we know with you to inspire you. "Creativity is contagious, we yearn to pass it on". As photographers, we all need to know about our equipment, our cameras, our aperture, our post-processing, etc -- and logic will certainly take you from point A to point B, but imagination will take you everywhere. We hope to see you at an upcoming photo op, photo class, photo tour, photo workshop, etc.! Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman (PPA), HonNEC, is very passionate about photography and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature, but finds many subjects equally intriguing. From birds and flowers to babies and UrBex/HDR, she appreciates the world around her and embraces the challenge of interpreting what her eyes see and her heart feel via her photographs. Lisa says that photography allows her to pay attention to the details, to be mindful, to slow down and appreciate all of the beauty, details and nuances of everyday life.

Past events (124)

FULL DAY WORKSHOP ON FINE ART FRAMING

301 Wichita Trail

$495.00

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