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skid row and the mission district

  • Jan 16, 2011 · 9:00 AM

I will be shooting in the grimmer parts of L.A., those who would like to join me are welcome. dress down and no bright colours for clothing. use smaller cameras if you have one. point and shoots are also ok short lenses and prefocus advisable. or a good but small zoom. this one will not be for the timid . I will most likely be shooting B&W film along with digital. We will have a brief orientation on camera settings, if you are shooting film,, e mail me for sugestions on which to use . If not,, for this I prefer Tri -X 400 for 35mm. and also Plus -X 125 . Do not use chromogenic (C41 process) B&W film leave your camera bag at home unless very small . wear good walking shoes We will initially meet near " The Wall" at the corner of Traction and Hewitt at 9AM. Use 305 S. Hewitt for GPS reference. From there we will move to the areas of the shoot. I chose this as a staging area because of the ample free and safe parking . If it rains,, we will reschedule. I will still be shooting but wont expect you to shoot in the rain. After this I will be headed to ChinaTown,, for a late afternoon and evening shoot. See you Sunday

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  • Carolyn

    Some great pix..however heart breaking..def. thought provoking! See you at the next gig.

    January 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone- I had a great experience. Met good people and felt like I was amongst some good photographers. You guys got some great shots! Looking forward to the next meetup. Thanks Chris.

    January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had such a great time!, I', so glad I got to see that world...I can't wait for the next one

    January 18, 2011

  • Clara

    Liked the idea/event - very raw material. I would be up for doing this one again. Only recommendation: maybe start right off the bat within that area.

    January 17, 2011

  • HelloAllan

    It was a great experience. I would go back there for photography, but not in the near future. Maybe on summer season.

    January 17, 2011

  • rick n.

    The photo shoot was excellent had a great time with everyone and that everyone was helpful and kept it safe.

    January 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All - I can't officially rate this meet up because I was under the Waiting List. But I give it a 5-star. Great leader/organizer and group made this an experience I would've never done on my own. Also, those pics posted are AWESOME!

    January 17, 2011

  • Pat T.

    A fantastic group of photographers.

    January 17, 2011

  • Chris S.

    To all... I had a great experience. The day was quite enlightening and it was a pleasure meeting everyone and sharing in the moment. My pics are up. Enjoy...

    January 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yeah no doubt ... It's best just to be friendly and ask politely if you want a shot of someone.. I usually go downtown by myself it's a little less intrusive.. I always thought.. But as long as we are positive should be no prob... See ya

    January 15, 2011

  • Chris F.

    I usually carry a pack of cigarettes, sometimes handing out a cig works as well as money and can difuse a bad situation. If you hand out money you will become very "popular" very quickly. If you pay for a shot make sure you do it on the down low.

    January 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also I will add if want to get up close and personal a pocket full of loose change and maybe some 1$'s for those special moments...

    January 15, 2011

  • Chris F.

    Oh and if any problems finding the staging area or the actual meet up if you are late, I can be reached at[masked]

    January 15, 2011

  • Chris F.

    Michael,, corner of Traction and Hewitt.,,, check the details on the group page. 9AM,,
    its right off Alameda. Try to look homeless, confused and drug addicted also works well.
    Seriously though,, leave the Rolex and other "Bling" at home, dress down.

    January 15, 2011

  • Chris F.

    Not sure how stealthy the group is going to be on skid row, should be interesting

    January 11, 2011

  • Chris F.

    I re-opened the waiting list and will most likely allow all on it to
    attend,,

    January 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Chris - It says 'there will no longer be a waiting list." I'm hoping those over the 19+ can still go. Please let us know :)

    January 11, 2011

  • Janice C.

    I would like to attend.

    January 11, 2011

  • mary s.

    I hope to be able to join you all some day for the skid row and mission district.

    January 8, 2011

  • Chris F.

    I have reopened this event,

    January 7, 2011

  • Chris F.

    Hi Lucero.,

    Just RSVP for a meet up, we have photographers of all levels . And an amazing amount of info sharing .
    If you have anything you that you think is a good idea just share it . it might become a future event.

    January 7, 2011

  • Chris F.

    I'll post the start location this weekend, It will most likely be the Traction and Hewitt location because of the easy parking. we can move out and relocate from there , also many in the group have already been there and know how to get there . Use 305 S. Hewitt for GPS reference

    January 6, 2011

  • HelloAllan

    and also anyone from carson, torrance, san pedro area want to share a ride?

    January 6, 2011

  • HelloAllan

    Im not familiar with DTLA, so where is the meetup point at on google maps?

    January 6, 2011

  • Ray

    Also, weekends would be great for me too.

    December 26, 2010

  • Ray

    When will this happen? If the time's right, I'm definitely in!

    December 26, 2010

  • rick S.

    weekends only for me

    December 26, 2010

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