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Hello to all Tucson area Photographers!

Welcome to the Tucson Photography Meetup Group organized by Roger DiFiore, Photography Instructor for the University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education.

Whether you're just getting started in photography, a seasoned veteran, or a professional, you'll find something for you in our group. Digital or film, point-n-shoot to medium format, we want you!

Our meetups blend networking and schmoozing with hands-on workshops. Members present Seminars and Tutorials on timely topics, many demonstrating features of your camera you have yet to explore, Portfolio presentations, Critique sessions, camera Mentoring, "Show and Tell" for gadgets and accessories you will find useful, and our very popular monthly photography Challenge. Join us!

We also host FREE photography workshops, classes, photowalks & more!

Private Photography & Editing Lessons are available! (click to learn more) (http://ImpliedPhoto.com/Lessons)

If you love photography and want to meet others who do as well, join the group!

Our Sponsors...

PRIVATE Photography & Editing Lessons with Roger D
http://ImpliedPhoto.com/Lessons

Upcoming events (5+)

TPMG: Mentoring Hour

Location visible to members

-= Private Lessons Available [details...]=- (http://ImpliedPhoto.com/Lessons) (An organizer is here setting up around 9:00am. Any/all members are welcome to come at 9:00'ish to help us setup. It is VERY much appreciated) * Tables have Brand names on the end, find your brand and have a seat. There may be more than one table with your brand, PLEASE try and even out the number of students at each table. * As you enter there are name tags on a table, please wear a tag thank you. Mentors! As you pick tables please keep some distance from other tables to help reduce crosstalk noise, thank you. During this hour members get to meet with more experienced users and pick their brains! Thus we have "mentors" and "students", when you RSVP please answer the question if you are coming as a mentor or student. Sometimes it's almost one-on-one, other times small groups broken into camera brands. It all depends on the turn out as our mentors are volunteers, and a huge "thank you" to them. Anyone can offer to come as a mentor (puh-lease DO!) if they feel they have enough experience with their brand. Bring your camera and manual, and get some hands-on help. The mentoring concentrates mainly on understanding the camera functions, and less on photographic art and technique. You are welcome to come during this time and just hang out, show off your gear to others, chat, etc. BUT please keep enough distance between yourselves and the mentor/student groups so as not to disturb them.. pretty please and thank you :) We have a dedicated table for members to bring and display prints. Feel free to come during this hour to layout your work and browse others. This table stays up til the end of the main meetup which follows this mentoring hour. See you there! * Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement (you agree to by RSVP'ing / Attending, link below) https://goo.gl/bFtpCU

TPMG: Main Meetup followed by Social & Lunch

Miller- Golf Links Library Meeting Room

-= Private Lessons Available=- http://ImpliedPhoto.com/Lessons ::INTRO:: IMPORTANT! IMAGE SUBMISSIONS (challenge & portfolio) ARE TO BE IN .JPG FORMAT AND EMAILED TO: [masked] BY 6AM THE MORNING OF THE MEETING. FILES NEED TO BE RENAMED PER BELOW INSTRUCTIONS More Info Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) ** Donations: Each month we pass the hat for a suggested donation of $5.00 per person which goes towards any usage fees, meetup site yearly dues, equipment & consumables and helps make other events possible. ** This Months Challenge: Alphabet shots- capturing items, places, or anything that's in the shape of letter ** This Months Seminar/Tutorial: How To Learn Photography From novice to advanced this promises to be a greatly needed seminar! Unless you attend a true outright photography school or course to walk you through a logical set of steps that build on each other you're just in for chaos! Imagine taking a history class before learning how to read! Most are trying to learn photography on their own via the web, random workshops/classes, you (they) have no idea what they should focus on first, second, etc. There's a ton of free and good information out there, good luck finding it organized in structured learning order! As a professional instructor that creates curriculum for universities such as the UofA, other instructors, along with group and private classes I must be very aware to create structured learning steps. I'm going to share that with you! Also included which "buzz word" topics to avoid. You should leave with a syllabus of sorts to help guide down the path of efficiently learning photography. ::AGENDA:: * New members are offered to introduce themselves and share little history on their connection to photography. * Gadget show and tell: Anyone, bring photography related gadgets to [briefly] explain and/or pass around. This is pot luck and we do 1-3 items. * Mention note worthy group news or changes. * Members are invited to share recent photography achievements (published, won award, etc). * Members are offered to share upcoming photography related opportunities * Monthly Challenge: (see above for topic) The Challenge has two divisions: No/Light and Heavy post processing. Members may submit ONE image to each division, it is up to the member to decide which division an image belongs. Guide Lines Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) * Critique session: challenge entries are eligible for members critique IF THE SUBMITTER IS THERE AND *WOULD LIKE* SO. This is VERY POPULAR! IMPORTANT: Files must be renamed as follows: yourname_challenge_light.jpg or yourname_challenge_heavy.jpg (see above for email address and deadline). Images are to be taken within the time period the topic is announced (since the previous meeting/30 days). More Info Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) * Portfolio: Send up to 10 of your images to share with us on the big screen. IMPORTANT: Files must be renamed as follows: yourname_portfolio1-10.jpg (see above for email address and deadline). More Info Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) --- 15 minute break --- * Seminar/Tutorial: (see above for this months topic and host) Each month we have from 20 minutes to an hour seminar, tutorial, demonstration hosted by members and/or outsides companies. We'd love to have you host one, got and idea? Email it to an organizer or mention it at the meetup. * Put tables/chairs back (all help much appreciated). * Social and Lunch: You're welcome to join us at Mulligan's Sports Grill, challenge winners 25% off, all others 10%. 9403 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730 See you there! * Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement (you agree to by RSVP'ing / Attending, link below) https://goo.gl/bFtpCU

TPMG: Mentoring Hour

Location visible to members

-= Private Lessons Available [details...]=- (http://ImpliedPhoto.com/Lessons) (An organizer is here setting up around 9:00am. Any/all members are welcome to come at 9:00'ish to help us setup. It is VERY much appreciated) * Tables have Brand names on the end, find your brand and have a seat. There may be more than one table with your brand, PLEASE try and even out the number of students at each table. * As you enter there are name tags on a table, please wear a tag thank you. Mentors! As you pick tables please keep some distance from other tables to help reduce crosstalk noise, thank you. During this hour members get to meet with more experienced users and pick their brains! Thus we have "mentors" and "students", when you RSVP please answer the question if you are coming as a mentor or student. Sometimes it's almost one-on-one, other times small groups broken into camera brands. It all depends on the turn out as our mentors are volunteers, and a huge "thank you" to them. Anyone can offer to come as a mentor (puh-lease DO!) if they feel they have enough experience with their brand. Bring your camera and manual, and get some hands-on help. The mentoring concentrates mainly on understanding the camera functions, and less on photographic art and technique. You are welcome to come during this time and just hang out, show off your gear to others, chat, etc. BUT please keep enough distance between yourselves and the mentor/student groups so as not to disturb them.. pretty please and thank you :) We have a dedicated table for members to bring and display prints. Feel free to come during this hour to layout your work and browse others. This table stays up til the end of the main meetup which follows this mentoring hour. See you there! * Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement (you agree to by RSVP'ing / Attending, link below) https://goo.gl/bFtpCU

TPMG: Main Meetup followed by Social & Lunch

Miller- Golf Links Library Meeting Room

-= Private Lessons Available=- http://ImpliedPhoto.com/Lessons ::INTRO:: IMPORTANT! IMAGE SUBMISSIONS (challenge & portfolio) ARE TO BE IN .JPG FORMAT AND EMAILED TO: [masked] BY 6AM THE MORNING OF THE MEETING. FILES NEED TO BE RENAMED PER BELOW INSTRUCTIONS More Info Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) ** Donations: Each month we pass the hat for a suggested donation of $5.00 per person which goes towards any usage fees, meetup site yearly dues, equipment & consumables and helps make other events possible. ** This Months Challenge: TBA ** This Months Seminar/Tutorial: TBA ::AGENDA:: * New members are offered to introduce themselves and share little history on their connection to photography. * Gadget show and tell: Anyone, bring photography related gadgets to [briefly] explain and/or pass around. This is pot luck and we do 1-3 items. * Mention note worthy group news or changes. * Members are invited to share recent photography achievements (published, won award, etc). * Members are offered to share upcoming photography related opportunities * Monthly Challenge: (see above for topic) The Challenge has two divisions: No/Light and Heavy post processing. Members may submit ONE image to each division, it is up to the member to decide which division an image belongs. Guide Lines Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) * Critique session: challenge entries are eligible for members critique IF THE SUBMITTER IS THERE AND *WOULD LIKE* SO. This is VERY POPULAR! IMPORTANT: Files must be renamed as follows: yourname_challenge_light.jpg or yourname_challenge_heavy.jpg (see above for email address and deadline). Images are to be taken within the time period the topic is announced (since the previous meeting/30 days). More Info Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) * Portfolio: Send up to 10 of your images to share with us on the big screen. IMPORTANT: Files must be renamed as follows: yourname_portfolio1-10.jpg (see above for email address and deadline). More Info Here (http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Photography-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/9368693) --- 15 minute break --- * Seminar/Tutorial: (see above for this months topic and host) Each month we have from 20 minutes to an hour seminar, tutorial, demonstration hosted by members and/or outsides companies. We'd love to have you host one, got and idea? Email it to an organizer or mention it at the meetup. * Put tables/chairs back (all help much appreciated). * Social and Lunch: You're welcome to join us at Mulligan's Sports Grill, challenge winners 25% off, all others 10%. 9403 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730 See you there! * Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement (you agree to by RSVP'ing / Attending, link below) https://goo.gl/bFtpCU

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TPMG: Main Meetup followed by Social & Lunch

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