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Announcement! Campfire Collaborative Space.
Hi All! This is just an announcement, not a scheduled event. I've just met up with the people who run an affordable collaborative space in Hong Kong. It's called Campfire Collaborative Space. https://campfire.work/ They have graciously invited us to hold some of our photography events there at no charge. Amazing! Free? In Hong Kong? Unbelievable! What kind of events? Well, we can hold photography shoots in their fairly large studio equipped with Profoto lighting system. The interior work space is huge with a high ceiling! And very clean! I was given a personal tour by their staff and I like the place very much. I usually look at the small details and how they set up the place. Very thoughtful, indeed. Lots of desks and spaces to work from, fast internet, coffee, meeting and presentation rooms, a sound-proof conversation room, foosball table, couches to laze in, a 3D printer, etc. I plan to hold free some Photoshop/Adobe Lightroom classes there to try it out. I'll also be giving free lessons on fashion photography at their photo studio. I hope to do this more as they have been very generous to especially offer it to our JPG Meetup Group for a very low fee. More like pocket change kind of cheap. I'm sure you'll be wondering why I'm talking about this place. I don't make money out of it. Neither do I get paid for it. I just think it's the right time to let our JPG members have a place to hold indoor events now. We've always done outdoor events and very few indoor events. I'll tell you all more about it after I try the place for myself. I'm now planning a fashion shoot workshop, free of course, to our JPG members. We'll do it at the Campfire Space for the first time. I'll announce it soon when I find a cheap model and MUA (make up artist). Campfire has two locations. One in Wong Chuk Hang and the other in Kennedy Town. Both are next to the MTR Stations, just 1 minute from the MTR Exit. 1. 5/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong 2. 4/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town Hong Kong If there's anyone looking for a place to run their startup biz from, this would be ideal. The rent is reasonably priced for creatives. Ask any questions below, guys! Cheers! Ron

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    Have you ever wished you could find a friend to talk to about photography or to get a review of your work to help you improve your technique? If your answer is 'yes', you've come to the right place.

    Here, we have many members who are experienced photographers and are able to advise you on how to take better photos. Knowledge is freely shared among members. We have several professionals who really know their stuff and it would be good to meet them and ask questions. When I say professionals, I mean people who are full time photographers who shoot commercially, not people who pretend to be 'pro' because they carry expensive gear.

    As fashion photography is my day job, I tend to have more fashion shoot events for this group. Haha! I know, some of you love it and some of you are afraid of it. Compared to the other photo meetup groups that trends towards fashion photography, we have even more! If you're into fashion photography, this is the right place for you. We hire models, makeup artists, find locations, prepare concepts and themes for club members to try their hand at fashion photography. Some of our members are models so that makes it easy to find a model, male or female. When we set up a fashion shoot event, we split the cost among the attendees, which can range between HK$300 - 400 each. The money pays for model hire, MUA, studio, dresses, props, etc. No, we don't profit from it and, sometimes we lose some money instead. Most times, we do a fashion shoot right in the city streets or some public park, like the two videos show here. Or sometimes we go into the boonies for the special concept shoots.

    https://youtu.be/6TYYXkIRook

    During a fashion shoot, you'll learn how it's all set up. You'll learn how to use off-camera flash, set up your lights, camera settings, which light modifiers to use, etc. You'll also learn about shooting in a studio. Watch this video where we have a fashion photography workshop for beginners.

    https://youtu.be/zPw8uVXb0tU

    But we still cover landscape, street, product photographers with many photography trips and outings so you can get full use of your camera. You'll also get the chance to discover places in Hong Kong which most locals have not even seen yet. The trips are always fun and you'll make new friends who enjoys photography as much as you do.

    We also have fun photo competitions, where you can pit your skills against other members. We have a local magazine that will pay you for your photos if they choose to use them.

    All skill levels are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out as a beginner or are already a seasoned pro, you will find a welcoming community.

    We have a wide range of ages, nationalities and skill levels. Working with so many different creative people is fulfilling and it gives us that energy to give back to one another.

    We welcome everyone who loves photography, no matter who you are! You can join us on Facebook after you've joined us here.

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