What we're about
WHO WE ARE
This group is for passionate photographers from amateurs to semi-pros who want to learn from each other, and pursue the art of photography within an active and creative community.
Some of us have spent a lifetime honing our skills. Some have found our creative spark ignited in the last year. Wherever you are on the spectrum there is only one pre-requisite to joining us - Passion!
WHAT WE DO
At P4P, we teach each other how to see, how to tell a story with a single image, how to find beauty in the mundane, how to tap into the creative source that transforms a "picture" into art.
We are constantly looking for new ways to challenge ourselves and each other. One week it might be an excursion into a dark zone near Calgary to shoot the Milky Way. Another week, we might attend a sporting event to develop our skills with live action. We also have weekly assignments and monthly contests to encourage members to get out on their own to explore a specific theme.
Have an idea for a meetup? Let us know!
As of the fall of 2016, we have added two new features:
1) The juried monthly contest: Members post photos consistent with the chosen theme, and a jury of three P4P members chooses the top photograph, and awards the prize to the winner. The jury includes the winner from the past month, and two volunteers from the organizing committee.
2) The monthly critique and peer-review: We all have those photos that almost work -- and we're not sure why they fall short. With this meetup, we tap into the wealth of knowledge of P4P members to get feedback and new ideas.
Membership fees of $20 per year are coming, to cover the various costs associated with maintaining the group. An example of these costs are the 6 monthly dues paid to Meet-up to belong to their organization. Details will be posted here by the end of November, 2016.
Additional fees are sometimes charged for special meetups such as in-studio workshops or excursions with a professonal photographer. These fees go directly to the studio or photographer.