• LF Shoot at Franklin Park - Beverly Hills
    Hey everybody! Time to dust off your Large Format gear, load your film holders and let’s go shoot! Where: Franklin Canyon Park What: Let’s shoot landscape subjects When: Saturday June 16th 9:00am More info on Franklin Canyon Park: https://www.yelp.com/biz/franklin-canyon-park-beverly-hills What does it look like there?: https://bit.ly/2IIpBsB

    Franklin Canyon

    2600 Franklin Canyon Dr · Beverly Hills, CA

  • LF Portorait
    Lets do a LF portrait! This will be a on-your-own shoot. You can photograph a friend or whoever you like. You can use BW stock or color, your choice. The only requirement is that it be shot with a view camera. You can shoot it in a studio or outdoors, your choice! I'm setting this for a couple of months out so you have time to shoot and process, etc. Some inspiration! http://tinyurl.com/LFPortraits Lens Ideas: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/portrait-lenses/

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  • LF Portorait
    Lets do a LF portrait! This will be a on-your-own shoot. You can photograph a friend or whoever you like. You can use BW stock or color, your choice. The only requirement is that it be shot with a view camera. You can shoot it in a studio or outdoors, your choice! I'm setting this for a couple of months out so you have time to shoot and process, etc. Some inspiration! http://tinyurl.com/LFPortraits Lens Ideas: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/portrait-lenses/

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  • LF Shoot
    Lets go shoot our LF cameras! I've got film to burn! Ok lets meet at the Red Car River Park! https://www.google.com/maps/place/Red+Car+River+Park/@34.11424,-118.26452,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x2e4717d3fa872072?hl=en-US Post your ideas below!

    Red Car River Park

    Glendale Blvd and Ferncroft Rd · Los Angeles, CA

  • Salton Sea Trip
    Bring your 4x5 or 8x10 out and lets shoot! We will meet early and caravan from our meeting location and will travel to several locations to explore and photograph. To save on gas and confusion we will be carpooling and not traveling alone. Maps with our estimated shooting locations will be provided at the carpool location, but we will likely do some exploring along the way. The Salton Sea is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from LA. We will stop for lunch, or you can bring your own if you like. Please bring water and sun screen. We will be out the whole day and our last stop will be for a sunset shot, so you won't get back to LA until long after dark. Lighting conditions are harsh out here except in the early morning or evening. Since LF gear takes up a lot of space, I'm thinking two people per car. Passengers will be expected to share gas costs. Cell phones don't always work out. If you have a two way radio, please bring it! *We will be meeting at: The Burbank Metro Station Parking Lot (http://g.co/maps/9euuu) This lot is accessible from Olive Ave. (You must take the little side street that goes next to and under the Olive Street bridge and into the parking lot. This is NOT the parking lot on front street. See link above for map. Please look for my RED TOYOTA PRIUS. Call my cell[masked] Items to Bring: • Camera • Tripod • Light Meter • Film/Holders • Dark Cloth • Ground glass loupe • Please bring Water Two way Radio if you have one The Salton Sea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salton_Sea) The Salton Sea is a shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault, predominantly in California's Imperial Valley. The lake occupies the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Imperial and Riverside counties in Southern California. Like Death Valley, it is below sea level. The Sea was created by a flood in 1905, in which water from the Colorado River flowed into the area. While it varies in dimensions and area with fluctuations in agricultural runoff and rainfall, the Salton Sea averages 15 mi (24 km) by 35 mi (56 km). With an average area of roughly 525 sq mi (1,360 km2), the Salton Sea is the largest lake in California. Average annual inflow is 1,360,000 acre·ft (1.68 km3), which is enough to maintain a maximum depth of 52 ft. Leonard Knight (Salvation Mountain Creator- Passes Away) (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-leonard-mountain-20140210,0,4207000.story#axzz2t332ly1t)

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    Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American amateur street photographer who was born in New York but grew up in France, and after returning to the US, worked for about forty years as a nanny in Chicago. During those years she took about 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes most often in Chicago, although she traveled and photographed worldwide. Her photographs remained unknown and mostly undeveloped and unprinted until they were discovered by a local historian, John Maloof, in 2007. Following Maier's death, her work began to receive critical acclaim. Her photographs have been exhibited in the US, England, Germany, Denmark, and Norway, and have appeared in newspapers and magazines in the US, England, Germany, Italy, France and other countries. A book of her photography titled Vivian Maier: Street Photographer was published in 2011. WiKi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier) If you have never seen her work you are in for a nice surprise. Do not miss this opportunity to see her work.

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  • Large Format Shoot
    Lets pull out the 4x5's and the 8x10's and make some awesome LF images! What do you want to shoot? Urban landscape? Architecture? Please make a comment if you have a subject or location in mind. I'll set the location when we have consensus on a place. *We will meet at the DWP building on Hope street. There are parking meters adjacent to the property.

    Los Angeles Department-Water & Power

    111 North Hope Street · Los Angeles, CA

  • Medium Format Shoot
    Price: $10.00 per photographer. Lets dust off our medium format equipment and photograph some models! Whether you shoot with a Holga, Diana, Mamiya, or Hasselblad, all medium format shooters are welcome to join in on this shoot! There is a $10 per photographer charge to cover the makeup kit expenses for the MUA (Make Up Artist). I will be providing portable strobe lighting in the form of Norman 200B units and all day battery power. Also umbrellas, grids and light stands. I will also provide PT-04 radio triggers for photographers to use during this shoot. Please note that these are cheap but reliable radio units, if you want to bring your own triggers, feel free to! Or if anyone has optical slaves, please bring them! In order to use the provided lighting, cameras must be equipped with either a “PC” sync socket or a “hot-shoe” You are also welcome to bring your own personal lighting systems as well, provided it is portable and battery powered as there will be no electricity available on location. Now a few guidelines for this shoot and about working with the models... The models and MUA will be working for trade (TFI - Time For Images) meaning they must receive some photographs from this shoot for their own personal portfolios. We all know film takes time with processing, but please respect the Models and MUA and ensure that they receive some photos within a timely manner. Modeling/Posing is very hard work and can be quite tiresome. Please allow the models to occasionally take a break as needed. Please respect the models personal barriers or “safety-zone”. Do not touch the models to pose them without their express permission. This is akin to groping and creeps the models out quite readily. If there is a wardrobe problem please ask the model to fix it, do not take it upon yourself to start pulling at the models clothes without their permission. Do not force or badger the models into posing in a manner that they feel uncomfortable with. If the model is apprehensive about certain themes or styles, drop it and do not assert “peer-pressure” just to get what you want. Please do not monopolize the models, remember that there will be other photographers wanting to shoot, please be kind and respectful of each other and if necessary take turns to ensure that everybody gets a chance to shoot! I know some of these guidelines may seem obvious, but I just want to be certain that everyone understands. If we all work hard together, we can ensure a fun shoot for everyone! Location Preview/Example Shot. Confirmed Model #1 Confirmed Model #2

    Pasadena city hall - courtyard

    100 N Garfield Ave · Pasadena, CA

  • A. Quincy Jones Architecture Exhibit & Photographs
    If you like photographing architecture you will want to see this show! Admission $10 Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living is the first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work and pays special attention to the unique collaborative nature of his practice. The exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Archibald Quincy Jones(1913–1979), who was known as Quincy, practiced architecture in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1979. A quiet modernist and dedicated architecture professor at the University of Southern California, Jones worked to bring a high standard of design to the growing middle class by reconsidering and refining postwar housing and emphasizing cost-effective, innovative, and sustainable building methods. In addition, Jones is among the first architects of this period to view developments as an opportunity to build community through shared green spaces, varied home models, and non-grid site planning. Jones is credited with over 5,000 built projects, most of which still exist today, as the clients and homeowners shared Jones’s compassion for ‘better living.’ Known by architects for designing from the inside out, Jones’s homes and buildings are celebrated for expansive interior spaces, thoughtful and efficient building layouts, and a reverence for the outdoors, which still resonates in contemporary design today. A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living is organized by guest curator Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Head of Department/Associate Curator of Architecture + Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition presents original architectural drawings, a rare Case Study House model, and vintage photographs by Julius Shulman, Ernest Braun and other notable photographers of the period. The architectural drawings include a range of sketches, architectural plans, and exquisite perspective and axonometric drawings by Jones and associate architects in Jones and Frederick E. Emmons’s office, including Kaz Nomura. New photography of many of the projects, which the Hammer commissioned from the photographer Jason Schmidt, are also included in the exhibition with a few key images enlarged to close to actual scale in order to give the visitor a sense of a physical experience of Jones’s architecture. Link (http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/230)

    The Hammer Museum

    10899 Wilshire Blvd · Los Angeles, CA

  • Xmas Meetup. Let's all meet before the year is up
    Hi. Let's meet on Saturday morning, Dec 1st at 10am, for the last meetup of the year. The next meetup after this will be in January. Please bring along any printed works you'd like to show - your inspirational heroes, or your own work. Also, camera equipment, any technical issues/questions you have. All mince pies and other xmas snacks welcome too! If you can't find us, ask for Oliver, who will be the store manager on the day Looking forward to seeing you again, and greeting newcomers. Please let me know if you can attend Heidi

    Freestyle Photographic Supplies

    5124 Sunset Boulevard · Los Angeles, CA