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There's a natural fit between a photography and a travel photography meetup group. Travel photography is a part of almost every photographer's favorite activities, and travel photographers want to be involved in shooting activities when they're not on the road. Hence an expanded set of activities for both groups.
Tony Maestro has given up the management of The Los Angeles Photography Group and I've been invited to step in as the new coordinator; which would be in addition to my managing the Westside Travel Photography Meetup Group that is FREE and meets monthly at the Artlife Photo Gallery in El Segundo Plaza.
The focus (pun intended) of the Westside Travel Meetup Group has been: Finding the best photo gear to use when traveling; Identifying the best photo opportunities at selected destinations; and Learning about the best ways of getting there. If we merge the activities of the groups together, I'd propose to add local photo shoots with a travel theme, and adding activities related to models and stylists, to the agenda. Thus in addition to this week's activities relating to shooting in Japan, be could also schedule an evening street shoot in the one of the Little Tokyo's in Los Angeles, and we could schedule a shoot involving models, Japanese gardens and Japanese cuisine.
We invite you to come to the Westside Travel Photography Meetup scheduled for 10 am this Saturday at the Artlife Gallery. The topics of this meeting are "Shooting in Japan" and "Why You Shouldn't Use a Smartphone As Your ONLY Camera". Please upload some photos related to these topics to the gallery on our website, and also bring your best photos on an SD card so that we can display them for the group. Or, do things the old fashioned way by passing enlargements around.
Also, we will set time aside to discuss merging the groups' activities. If you have any further ideas about how the groups can work together (or remain separate) please post them below. To learn something about me, please go to my profile.