Past Meetup

May Monthly Meeting

This Meetup is past

27 people went

Location image of event venue


Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. The theme or challenge for your photo submissions, as discussed at the April meeting, is architectural photography.

Here are some links for more architectural photography tips:

• 7 Tips for Better Architectural Photography ( (Light Stalking)

• 9 Architectural Photography Tips ( (Digital Photography School)

• 16 tips for shooting abstract architecture photography ( (Digital Camera World)

The next topic presentation for this meeting will be controlling your shutter speed. Learn how to capture fast action or shoot in low light conditions. So bring your questions and your expertise to share with the group!


Here's the rundown on how the monthly meeting goes.

1. "Pick Three" slideshow:

Please share up to 3 photos in advance of the meeting via our Flickr group. The photos are combined into a slide show. Then as the photos are presented you'll have an opportunity to introduce yourself and talk a little about your photos.

2. Technique Presentation and Discussion:

Each month, we present a short (10-15 min) presentation on photography topic or technique. After the presentation, we will take some time to engage the group about the topic and techniques and answer any questions. You can share your knowledge and experience too.

3. General Discussion:

Of course, there is always time for your questions and general discussion. This is your chance to get answers from a large diverse group of photographers.

Then, continue the discussion at The Free House Pub ( at Elmwood and Parmenter Streets.

When to submit your pictures

The week before the monthly meeting, we will remind you to submit your photos.

Where to submit your photos

To submit your photos post them to our Flickr group and make sure to tag them "May2014Meeting" or they might get missed. For help posting to Flickr and to the group, see this thread from the discussion board (

What to take pictures of

The subject of your pictures is, of course, up to you. The monthly technique discussions are meant to be somewhat of a homework assignment for you to practice over the following month, so submit these pictures if you were able to participate. Otherwise anything goes (but please keep it PG-13). If you have a picture you just love, send that. If you have a picture that didn't turn out right and you want help, submit that too. In the end, what is really important is that you just go out and shoot, and show us what you did.

When to take your pictures

The goal of this "show and tell" is to encourage you to get out and take pictures. So we would prefer if the pictures were taken since the last meeting. If you are new to the group, then by all means pick a few from your portfolio you are especially proud of, but we really want you to go out and shoot something new.