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 (2)

LIGHT PAINTING OBJECTS SMALL and LARGE

Online event

$20.00

LIGHT PAINTING OBJECTS SMALL and LARGE Photography is all about capturing light and controlling the light adds an extra dimension to your photographs. In this online seminar I'll show how I use flashlights to paint objects small and large with light to give ordinary scenes and subjects a unique look. The technique is pretty easy, it just takes some practice to get the look you want. There are times when I want to the light to be smooth and even while other times I like it to be streaky. I'll show you how to use a small penlight to give nearly any object in your house a special feel. You don't need special equipment, just a sturdy tripod. I'll show you how to modify your small light with aluminum foil to concentrate the beam and give you control over the scene. For larger objects, like barns or bridges, during Blue Hour while there is still some color in the sky. It is the same technique as the indoor shoots, you just need a bigger flashlight. No matter what you are lighting, controlling the light is fun and can take your photography to the next level. Loren Fisher bio: Working as a professional photographer since 1978, Loren Fisher has photographed subjects as diverse the Olympics in Seoul, Korea, eagles in Alaska, transporting horses in a 747 from Germany, the 106 covered bridges of Vermont, in the dressing room with the Rockettes and backstage with Bruce Springsteen. Loren has published two photography books: “Pope John Paul II: An American Celebration” which documented the papal visit to New York, New Jersey and Baltimore and “Branson Backstage” which looks at the phenomenon of 35 live music theaters in Branson, Missouri. Crawling through the woods, donning waders in swamps and searching out what’s good is what keeps Loren excited. While he has traveled to 50 states and 18 countries, Loren loves to seek out the beauty that surrounds him locally. Loren can be found displaying his work at art shows year round from Florida to Vermont. He teaches workshops locally and at great destinations around the world including Iceland, Chile, France, Italy and Guatemala. Loren started working in newspapers in 1978 as a staff photographer and worked for seven newspapers in Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, plus USA Today as a photographer, photo editor and graphics editor. He was Managing Editor/Digital for two N.J. Gannett newspapers, the Home News Tribune and Courier News and oversaw the combined website. He is a past president of the New Jersey chapter of ASMP and is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University teaching photography, multimedia and video in the journalism department.

Night Photography

Online event

$20.00

Night Photography Presentations by Mike Taylor / Taylor Photography For my night photography presentations, I use slides, graphics and examples of my work to talk about why I love night photography, what got me into it, and how it differs so much from any other kind of photography. I discuss how Astrophotography is different from Landscape Astrophotography, where the Milky Way is in the sky, how it moves through the night and through the seasons, etc. I spend some time talking about the Northern Lights in the same regard – how to track them, how to know when there will be a display, how they look at Maine’s latitude compared to places like Iceland, Norway, etc. I include slides of RAW images next to processed images and explain a little bit about processing night photos. I also usually spend a few minutes talking about time lapse by playing a couple of my short time lapse clips (Milky Way, star trails, Northern Lights) and talk about the logistics and equipment involved in capturing and processing time lapse footage. If there is WiFi available, I bring up a few websites to show folks some of the articles I’ve written for science websites, discuss light pollution, bring up the websites of some other night photographers, etc. Night Photography Presentations by Mike Taylor / Taylor Photography For my night photography presentations, I use slides, graphics and examples of my work to talk about why I love night photography, what got me into it, and how it differs so much from any other kind of photography. I discuss how Astrophotography is different from Landscape Astrophotography, where the Milky Way is in the sky, how it moves through the night and through the seasons, etc. I spend some time talking about the Northern Lights in the same regard – how to track them, how to know when there will be a display, how they look at Maine’s latitude compared to places like Iceland, Norway, etc. I include slides of RAW images next to processed images and explain a little bit about processing night photos. I also usually spend a few minutes talking about time lapse by playing a couple of my short time lapse clips (Milky Way, star trails, Northern Lights) and talk about the logistics and equipment involved in capturing and processing time lapse footage. If there is WiFi available, I bring up a few websites to show folks some of the articles I’ve written for science websites, discuss light pollution, bring up the websites of some other night photographers, etc.

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Creating CreARTive Images

Online event

$20.00

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