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Back to the roots....
Back to the roots... Henri Cartier-Bresson said once in an interview: „Concentrate, think, watch, look and, ah, like this, you are ready. But you never know the culminative point of something. So you’re shooting. You say: Yes. Yes. Maybe. Yes. But you shouldn’t overshoot. It’s like overeating, overdrinking. You have to eat, you have to drink. But over is too much. Because by the time you press, you arm the shutter once more, and maybe the picture was in between.“ What are we going to do? Based on the thoughts above we are going to do the following: Everyone is going to switch off the display and is limited to 24 shots without reviewing any of the shots before the end of the meetup. The challenge of this is to think BEFORE pressing the shutter. You may think: hey, we are not anymore in the analogue era! Yes you are absolutely right, we aren’t anymore but in my point of view it is not only challenging but also just feels good to think again what we shoot, which angle might be the right etc. before clicking a hundred times. Ready for the challenge and having fun? What do you need to bring? Your camera your favourite lens, a smile and money for a drink after the meetup How long will it go? Approx. 2-3 hours Picture:

Tinguely fountain in front of the theatre Basel

Elisabethenstrasse 16 · Basel


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    BPM the Basel Photography Meetup group is aimed at everyone who loves photography. People of all nationalities and languages are welcome, whether living in Basel or just passing through.

    BPM shall be a place where knowledge and passion for photography will be shared, where we will explore new places and where we are having a good time together.

    Everybody is welcome wheter you are a complete beginner, an advanced amateur or a pro.

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