• Lightroom Workshop
    *** This is just a placeholder post - need your input *** As I spend more time with fellow photographers, it's becoming more and more that everyone has questions around Adobe Lightroom. I guess it's one of the age-old questions ... how to get your images out off the camera, off the card and onto the computer. And, once there, what do I do, where do I start? If you've asked yourself any of these questions, I might be able to help! There's no date set. No venue set either ... (yet). This is just a bookmark "meet up" to gauge interest to the general population in our meetup group. If you're interested (or even not), I would appreciate your feedback. If there's enough interested, I can look into a venue and date (likely midweek after normal work hours) for like 3-4 hours or so. If you can also let me know what you'd like covered, I can better know how to tailor it to your needs. Thanks! Darrell

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  • Lands End Sunset Shoot on Wednesday September 12th
    Join us on our next Lands End Sunset meetup on September 12th at 6:15! (I'll arrive at 6:00PM). We'll be leaving the Lands End Lookout Center at 6:45PM sharp which is located at: 680 Point Lobos Ave San Francisco, CA 94121 United States There are four locations we'll be shooting from, the last 3 requiring hiking shoes and a headlamp as the terrain is treacherous. For more information on Lands End and directions click here. (http://www.landscapephotographysf.com/project/photography-at-lands-end-san-francisco/) This is a beautiful and rugged landscape for sunset which has a variety of locations to shoot from. Distant views of the Golden Gate with a long telephoto to wide-angle landscape compositions of the coastline with the sunset in the distance are some of the options at Lands End. Things to bring: • Camera • Lens • Tripod • Hiking Boots Sunset is right around 7:30PM. Call me at[masked] and I'll update you on where we are if you can't find us! Graham

    Land's End Lookout and Visitor Centr, 680 Point Lobos Ave. at 48th Ave.

    680 Point Lobos · San Francisco, CA

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  • 3-Day Photo Junket @Mono Lake & Bodie Ghost Town
    Back by popular demand ... we’re heading back up to shoot the moonscapes of Mono Lake! Here's what we'll be shooting: * Sunrises and sunsets around the lake (awesome Tufa structures) * Night photography * Bodie sunset! As a bonus, we’ll head over to Bodie Ghost Town for some sunset and night photography. This is a rare and limited occurrence - well worth it all by itself! Included in cost is photography coaching to ‘get the shot’ as appropriate, a campsite nearby in Lee Vining (all you have to bring is your tent and sleeping gear) as well as Bodie entry fee. Since I feel strongly about supporting good causes, I am donating $25/participant to the Mono Lake Foundation to assist in their conservation efforts of the lake’s fragile ecology. For those who want to share/critique photos, bring your laptop, I'll bring mine and we can hold a session at the campsite in the picnic area. For those who don't care to camp, consider making reservations on your own - might I suggest the Lake View Lodge, Yosemite Gateway Motel or El Mono Motel - whichever suits your needs/standards. Give yourself a day off on Friday and make it a 3-day weekend in the fresh crisp Eastern Sierra air. We need aThis will be a blast! Who's in? * Last thing .... since parking is very limited at campsite. They say no more than 4 cars parked in front of campsite, otherwise you’ll have to park outside of campsite area (short walk). So, carpooling will be heavily recommended. Please use the comments section to offer up your car. Please be mindful of driver generosity and help with splitting petrol and any other associated costs - much appreciated. ** There will be shower and bathroom facilties on-site, all you need is your own towel and toiletries. Kinda camping, kinda glamping! I'll send payment info. once you've confirmed.

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    Mono Lake

    P.O. Box 29 · Lee Vining, CA

    $125.00
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  • 4th of July Fireworks!
    Come shoot the 4th of July SF fireworks away from the crowds and from a different vantage point. This is a secluded and small space so I’m limiting this to 10 shooters. Sorry, but no guest shooters b/c of the limited shooting space. The location will be in Oakland. Zoom lens of at least 200mm should be good enough reach. Please, only affirm your spot if you are truly serious about coming. Specific location will be given to those confirmed a couple days before the 4th. If this fills up, please put yourself on the waitlist as you never know who will drop out as the date draws closer. More later ...

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  • Yosemite Valley!
    Wanna' try and catch the last of the elusive Lunar Rainbow in Yosemite Valley this year? Time's running long as we head into the dry part of the year. We'll also have plenty of time to shoot other places like Vernal Falls and perhaps Mirror Lake (for those who don't mind hiking up the hill to the falls and lake), Bridal Veil Falls, Tunnel and Valley views. Why on a Monday? Because there's (very) limited accommodations in the valley and we've got to have a full (or near full) moon. The cost is only $70/person to cover the cost of the tents. If I get 6 committed and paid for photographers, I can go ahead and book a couple of tent cabins at the old Curry Village. Depending on what's still available, each tent cabin has 4 beds - must be ok with sharing the tent (it's a good size). Park entry is on your own, so I highly encourage carpooling. More details later ... but who's in?

    Yosemite Nat'l Park

    577 PO · Yosemite National Park, ca

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  • Shoot the Pier!
    • What we'll do After a late year hiatus, who's ready to get your camera back out? Let's shoot at the Pacifica Pier at sunset. Then, during Blue Hour, we can capture the beautiful colors that bounce across the ocean and the pier. For those who would like a little more instruction on how to control your camera, this is the one to attend! • What to bring Camera, tripod, ND and/or Graduated ND Filters (if you have them). Don't forget a warm jacket (layers are best) and perhaps a headlamp. • Important to know Learn to shoot in Manual exposure mode (get out of the 'P' mode), please know how to get your camera into this mode and know which dials are used to set both shutter and aperture - this will speed things up considerably.

    Pacifica pier

    2100 Beach Blvd, · Pacifica, 94044, CA

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  • Death Valley National Park April 6th - 9th
    This is the perfect time of year for Death Valley. Beautiful sunrises, sunsets, it's not too hot and the crowds haven't yet hit the park. If you've always wanted to check out some of the best places to shoot in Death Valley and you're in for a spontaneous national park adventure, this weekend is it! The last time Landscape Photography SF did a Death Valley trek (click here (https://www.meetup.com/Landscape-Photography-SF/events/162207502/)) it was an organized event with a Mercedes Sprinter. This time you'll find your way to Death Valley. I'll be in Death Valley shooting and testing new camera equipment from April 6th to April 9th. I'll show you some of the best places to shoot during sunset. HOW TO GET THERE You can either fly into Las Vegas and rent a car, or drive from SF. Las Vegas rental cars must be among the cheapest in the world. Somewhere around $22 to $45 a day. $45 a day gets you a 500HP Dodge Challenger, my favorite rental :) After you rent a car at Las Vegas airport it's a beautiful 2hr drive. Make sure to stop and take photos along the way. Driving from SF takes all day, but the drive is beautiful. Alternatively you can also organize in the discussions area on this event to organize together. WHERE TO STAY Stovepipe Wells campground, Furnace Creek Campground or Texas Springs Campground. My favorite is Stovepipe Wells. All are first-come-first-serve, but I'm here now and it's nearly empty, so you won't have a problem getting a campground. Campsites are $20 a night and can have two tents on it. WHAT TO EAT Lucky for us the Stovepipe Saloon is right across the street from the campground, and they have a full menu and bar. HOW TO FIND ME Stovepipe Saloon between 11AM - 1PM. Alternatively, I'm at campsite #1 in Stovepipe Wells campground. I know this is a bit last minute, so we'll have to do another more organized national park trek in a couple months :) Graham

    Death Valley National Park

    National Park · Death Valley, CA

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  • Something special ... to shoot!
    • What we'll do For those who can make it down to the Carmel area on this day, there's something in store for you that will be worth your while! I cannot divulge the exact location as I don't want to flood the area with too many of us as it's a pretty small space where there's a high likelihood of getting into each of our frames as we make images. That said, we'll meet at local parking lot in Carmel. From there, we will drive to the location itself. Who's game? ** Lastly, if you're one of the confirmed attendees and discover you cannot make it, please come back to this meetup page and remove yourself from the "going' list so someone who is waiting to attend. Much appreciated. *** Please no guests for this meetup. • What to bring Camera (of course) and a wide angle lens, tripod, Grad NDs if you have. Also, I recommend wearing layers as well as long sleeved shirt and long pants (I wouldn't recommend shorts).

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  • 2-Day Landscape Photography Workshop with Joseph Roybal ($150) - SOLD OUT
    • What we'll do Friday March 16th: This event has been sold out. If any availability opens we will update here. Hey guys, I wanted to share with you a very limited capacity (7 RSVPs only) landscape workshop event happening next week by professional landscape and workshop instructor Joseph Roybal. Click here to see his work: https://www.josephroybal.com/artist-favorites His technique and artistic approach set him apart from the rest, and I highly recommend going if you're interested in getting to the next level. Normally you can only learn from Joseph Roybal on a workshop in Iceland, Patagonia or Colorado, but he'll be in town for a few days. It's not free ($150) but it's one of the finest deals you're likely to get in 2018 if you're really motivated to discover how professional landscape photographers like Joseph Roybal capture the images similar to what you see on his site. Click here to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2-day-outdoor-landscape-photography-workshop-with-joseph-roybal-tickets-43407373623?aff=efbeventtix If you have any questions about it send me an email: [masked] Graham • What to bring Your camera, lenses, and tripod, packed in a bag that allows you to easily carry them around • Important to know 1. Food is not included, but we'll be stopping for quick bites along the way. You can pack lunch/snacks/dinner, or bring money to buy food along the way, or both. 2. Dress for the weather, which in the Bay means layer up and bring a raincoat.

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  • Shoot the Pier!
    • What we'll do After a late year hiatus, who's ready to get your camera back out? Let's shoot at the Pacifica Pier at sunset. Then, during Blue Hour, we can capture the beautiful colors that bounce across the ocean and the pier. For those who would like a little more instruction on how to control your camera, this is the one to attend! • What to bring Camera, tripod, ND and/or Graduated ND Filters (if you have them). Don't forget a warm jacket (layers are best) and perhaps a headlamp. • Important to know Learn to shoot in Manual exposure mode (get out of the 'P' mode), please know how to get your camera into this mode and know which dials are used to set both shutter and aperture - this will speed things up considerably.

    Pacifica pier

    2100 Beach Blvd, · Pacifica, 94044, CA

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