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Monthly Show and Tell Photo and Critique Workshop (FREE!)
By popular demand we're back in Burlington and the meetups will take place on the FOURTH Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm! Show and Tell Workshop Theme: (optional) Love Interpretation of the theme is completely up to you. PLEASE READ RULE AND FILE PROCEDURE CHANGES BELOW. You're welcome to arrive late. Early birds may arrive as early as 6pm. Now taking place at Burlington's Generator Makerspace off of Pine Street. This Meetup is free and open to all VT Photography Meetup Members! (You do not need to be a Generator member though you may be tempted to become one.) Free parking at Champlain College Miller Center (after 4pm). Enter through Lakeside Ave and go to the south end of the lot. Handicap entrance is on Sears Ln. How our Show and Tell Workshops work: Feel free to just watch and learn, or if you're more adventurous, we'll display up to 5 of your photos on the TV for you to "show and tell" us about them. For example, you could choose to share the story behind the photo, tell us how you edited it, or ask for edit advice...whatever you want to share or not share is up to you! Rules: 1) Don't be mean. Anyone sharing may also optionally opt-in to receive "no hurt feelings" constructive critique and/or optional edit suggestions from our Pros. 2) Don't debate or argue. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and feelings! Especially since appreciation of a work of art is so subjective and personal. One person might love an image or idea and another might hate it. One might have an idea to improve it and another might disagree. That's fine, as there is never a single right answer. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So even if you disagree, with someone else, please simply let it pass, instead of debating it. Debating it will not change anyone's mind and it just wastes everyone's time and could hurt feelings. 3) Artistic Nudity and Nude Model Policy Photography containing adult exposed breasts/genitals may be shared but please warn Steve so it can be announced prior to its display. We must give minors and anyone offended by nudity time to temporarily exit the room. 4) Laser Pointers welcome Please also feel free to bring a laser pointer (if you have one) as you'll find it useful for your presentation and for offering critique or edit suggestions. 5) Please follow the following sharing guidelines: How to Show and Tell your photos: SIGNIFICANT PROCEDURE CHANGE! PLEASE CAREFULLY READ BELOW! If you'd like to show your photos, please bring UP TO 5 photos (saved as JPG files) on a SD Card, MicroSD Card, USB hard drive, or Thumbdrive/USB flash drive/USB Flash key. More information on readying your photos/videos for the projector is available at: http://www.meetup.com/VTPhoto/pages/Ready_files_for_the_projector/ YOU MUST create a folder named, "SHOWTELL" or delete all other files from your drive/card as it causes too many delays and wastes too much time. ONLY THE FIRST 5 PHOTOS ON THE DRIVE/CARD OR IN A FOLDER NAMED "SHOWTELL" WILL BE GIVEN ADEQUATE TIME. Sorry, there just isn't enough time to look through other folders on your drive or to search for the correct photos. If you bring more than 5 photos we may skip the others entirely or some may be scrolled through very very quickly and your presentation may be abruptly cut off after 3 minutes. We are not responsible for showing anything you don't want shared. It is 100% your responsibility to ensure you haven't left any files you don't want shared on the drive. Alternative way to share photos: If you cannot load your files to a SD Card, MicroSD Card, or USB device please upload your files to the Meetup group 48 hours in advance of the meetup and message Steve Mermelstein (https://www.facebook.com/usrbingeek) via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/usrbingeek) so he knows to download and get the files ready for the projector. If for some reason you have trouble with the group upload, please feel free to send your pics to Steve (https://www.facebook.com/usrbingeek) via Facebook Messenger (https://www.facebook.com/usrbingeek).

Generator

40 Sears Ln · Burlington, VT

What we're about

Public Group

Participants only need an interest in photography and a desire to improve their skills or help others.

Join similarly creative and passionate individuals who love Vermont and seek opportunities to show off this beautiful state. Our members range from novices to professional photographers, each bringing different perspectives, experience, and knowledge.

Together, we gain photography experience, enjoy Vermont's uniqueness, and best of all, make new friends!

We meet at least once a month to talk and share stories, photograph unique locations, catch dramatic sunsets or sunrises, mountain views, architecture, or events in cities and towns close to Burlington and throughout Northern and Central Vermont.

During and after each event, you're welcome to (optionally) post your photos to social media and photo sharing sites.

Most events wrap up over food or drink and discussions recounting the day, sharing photos, (optional) constructive critique, and exchanging photography tips and knowledge.

Membership is FREE and the majority of our events will be FREE to our members and their guests.

All members can also receive discounts from our sponsors (http://www.meetup.com/VTPhoto/sponsors/), who also occasionally supply FREE giveaways at some of our events. We might occasionally offer some optional workshops and classes which are fee-based due to their higher costs or complexity but we strive to keep their cost low and affordable. Since Meetup.com charges us to host our group, we occasionally might do a fundraiser or ask for donations (https://squareup.com/store/vpm) to offset the cost. We greatly appreciate and thank you for any support you may offer.

We encourage anyone with an interest in photography to join and will welcome you regardless of your skill level or equipment.

Since, everyone starts with an inexpensive camera, or one that was already at their disposal, any type of camera is welcomed with open arms and without judgement...even camera-phones and pocket-cams!

Our group's organizer and leader:

The group is lead by Vermont Photo Tours (http://www.vtphototours.com/) founder and Instructor, Steve Mermelstein (http://stevemermelstein.com/) and is a marriage of Steve’s passion for photography with his love for Vermont. Steve’s award-winning photography has appeared in magazines, newspapers, calendars, ads, and web sites. In 2013 and 2014, Samsung USA named Steve one of the Top 50 US Photographers and contracted him as a Samsung Imagelogger.

About RSVPs:

When you RSVP "Yes" to an event please follow through with your commitment to attend. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP to "No" at least 48 hours prior to the event. "No Shows" hurt the trustworthiness of the group and can disrupt our plans. If it's a limited attendance event, it could also prevent other Members that can attend from RSVPing "Yes" or not correctly move members on the waitlist to attending! We understand if emergencies and last minute situations happen, but please be diligent of your RSVP status. Thank you!

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