Past Meetup

Valentine's Couples Portrait Exchange

This Meetup is past

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Technically, this is not a photo walk, although there is a nice walking trail, through the park.

This is a headshot/portrait exchange for couples only -- bring your Valentine and pair up with a few other members and take each other's portraits. Just promise to provide your subjects with digital files, so that they can have a few prints made, in time to put a new 8x10 above the fireplace, or have new shots for their Facebook profiles, in time for Feb. 14th.

We are doing this, just for fun/practice, and no one will be changing for the files.

While you can use any camera and lens combination, best portrait results generally come with a DSLR or SLR with a 75-135mm lens. This is the 35mm equivalent. For example, if you have a full-frame camera, then 75mm+ is what you'd use. However, if you have a crop sensor body, there is a multiplication factor -- a Nikon would be 1.5x so a 50mm lens times 1.5 would give the 35mm equivalent of 75mm. Canon crop sensor cameras range from about 1.3x to 1.6x. Check your manual.

For some ideas on how to shoot portraits, check this post:

The above link takes you to one of my blogs. You have to register to read all the article, but registration is FREE.

To save time, this meetup will be for getting shots of couples only. In upcoming meetups, we will schedule family and individual portrait exchanges.

Parking is available beside the Library, or at the adjacent Sports Complex.