Here is a tutorial by David Kingham, who created one of the most spectacular meteor photos I've ever seen.
Bring: Folding Chair, Snacks/water, Cable or remote release, extra batteries if you have them (for those who stay till the wee hours), flashlight, warm clothes if it gets chilly, intervalometer if you have one, camera manual if you're unfamiliar with settings. fast lens (wide aperture).
This will be a great opportunity to practice our night shooting and possibly get some great shots of a (several or many) meteors.
The Perseids meteor shower is a prolific meteor shower that should produce 50 to 100 (or possibly even more) meteors per hour in and around its peak on August 12, 2013.
As the meteoroids from the Comet Swift-Tuttle (109P/Swift-Tuttle) approach Earth, they become meteors when they enter Earth’s atmosphere. Commonly, meteors are also called shooting stars or falling stars, but they are “stars” in name only.
When entering Earth’s atmosphere, the meteors from Perseids will be traveling at extremely high rates of speed while on their parallel trajectory with Earth.
Although most are only the size of a grain of sand, when they hit the Earth the impact will cause them to disintegrate, which will produce a visible stream (or train) across the sky that we can see with the naked eye.