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Monthly Meetup Format

Kai L.
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Pearland, TX
Post #: 1
Here's what our Monthly Meetup format will look like:

When: Meetups will be held on the first Saturday of every month.
Where: The location for each Meetup will be determined no later than two weeks before the Meetup is to commence, but will most likely be held at some venue within the city of Pearland, Texas.

Meetups will be held in two primary segments each segment lasting approximately 1.5 hours, and those segments will be broken into smaller sub-segments as outlined below:

SEGMENT 1:
Meet & Greet (15 minutes)
Each member will introduce themselves to the group, and give as much or as little about their photography as they care to. Some general topics of self-discussion are: Name, Camera Brand (Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc..), and favorite subject to shoot (eg: portraits / people, landscape, macro, micro, telescopic). If you care to share more we're all ears!

Show & Tell (30 minutes)
Each member should upload at least one NEW (please ensure that the photograph was actually taken during the month in which the challenge occurred) photograph to each of the weekly challenges and add a caption to the photo as to whether you are just uploading it for viewing, or if you would like open discussion about the photograph. If you upload a photograph for discussion, please ensure that you include detailed information as to what point(s) you would like to discuss (eg: the picture is too dark, it appears out of focus, it's too bright). I will provide a way of displaying the photos uploaded to the weekly challenges on a large-screen display, and the group can "ooh and ahh", or discuss what they feel went wrong with the photograph. Please be prepared to discuss how you were able to achieve the photograph you uploaded, especially if you've used Photoshop to alter the image in a unique way, or if you used an interesting or thoughtful way of setting the shot up. Sometimes, the HOW you got the image is more important than the image itself.
***DURING THE SHOW AND TELL, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE COMMENTS THAT COULD BE NEGATIVE IN NATURE UNLESS THE PERSON WHO UPLOADED THE IMAGE HAS STATED THAT IT'S UP FOR DISCUSSION

Classroom Learning (30 minutes)
While we won't actually be in a traditional classroom setting, I will attempt to put together learning materials (I used to be a professional training materials writer) that we can review and more importantly discuss before we go out onto our live shoot. The materials provided during the classroom learning segment of our meet will be specifically written as subject matter applicable to our live shoot segment.

Segment 2: Live Shooting (1.5 hours):
Each Meetup will have approximately 1.5 hours of "Live Shooting" time which will involve traveling from our initial Meetup location to another close-by location to take photographs, and use the opportunity to learn from one another in a live shooting format.

The live shooting segment will be specifically crafted to give each photographer an opportunity to learn, and get some great photographs. Each of the points discussed in the classroom learning session will be discussed and experienced in the live shoot.

If anyone has anything that they would like to see added to the Meetup format, please do not hesitate to call, write, or just stop by!

-Kai


A former member
Post #: 1
Hello Kai,
I like the format and look forward to our next meetup.
Thanks
John
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