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The DC Metro Nature & Landscape Photography would like to share its passion for photography with other like-minded photo enthusiasts. Our Meetup Group will be hosting photography related events such as field trips, workshop programs, speaker events, and other activities intended to help photographers of all levels come together and enjoy the many rewards that photography has to offer. Photographers of all skill levels who are looking to improve their skills, find new creative outlets for shooting, or just to connect with a friendly group of people to socialize and talk shop are all welcome to join.

Our intention is to concentrate on three areas of photographic interest. These areas are:

1. Field Trips: While we do intend to offer field trips to the usual destinations that offer a rich variety of photo ops, we have no intention of stopping there. We will seek out unusual and extraordinary destinations that will offer a wide variety of photographic adventures. We intend to offer same day field trips, weekend field trips and somewhat longer photo adventures designed to accommodate wide and varied interests.

2. Workshops: We intend to periodically offer a variety of presentations by an assorted cast of experts, in the field of photography, who have something unique and unusual to share with us. Generally, these presentations will be scheduled on a weekday night and will run for about two hours.

3. Extended Workshops: We also intend to periodically offer half day and/or full day workshops presented by an assorted cast of experts, in the field of photography, who have something unique and unusual to share with us. In general, these workshops will present subject matter that cannot be presented easily in an abbreviated two hour session. In many instances these workshop will utilize well known speakers sponsored by well known companies in the photographic community.

We are limited only by our imagination and your willingness to support our efforts.

Everything connected with this Meetup Group will be conceived, planned and managed by photographers for photographers.

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Seascapes Instensive @OBX

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AIP leadership team is pleased to offer another one of a kind seascape workshop focusing on abstract and long exposure photography (limited to 6-8 people). In this workshop, Padma and Al, will be sharing techniques and their experiences in connecting with the ocean. Padma has found a deep connection with the ocean and waves, and in the process, confers with her inner self to create the abstract images she has always longed for. This workshop aims to deliver that same level of inspiration, technique and appreciation for the beauty of the ocean to help take photographers to the next level. Malcolm will be leading a star trails session on one of the nights if the weather permits.

We will kick off the retreat on Thursday evening (Nov 3rd) with an introductory session and a photoshoot at 4pm. In this workshop, we will visit fishing piers, broken pilings and lighthouses. This workshop will be totally geared towards creating fine art seascapes with various lenses and different techniques (long exposures, intentional camera movements-panning, zooming, dragging etc), and even shooting in harsh sunlight just as much as shooting in golden light. We will also have in-depth discussions regarding many challenges of photographing the ocean. This will help towards building a strong collection of images that you can be proud of.

Zoom Sessions:
2 Weeks Prior: Orientation Session
1 Week after: 2 hr Post Processing Session
3 weeks after: Final Image Review
· Participants to process 5 to 8 images and submit final images for review

Dates: Nov 03-06

Location: Outer Banks, NC

What's included: Intensive photography instruction in the field and classroom, image lectures. Image critiques, post processing training in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and other plug-ins
What’s not included: Accommodation, transportation, and meals.
We have secured a discounted room rate in Ramada Inn for participants. Car pool ride sharing is encouraged for traveling to shooting locations.

Skill Level: This is not a ‘Get to know your camera’ workshop. Basic understanding of how Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO work together to get the shutter speed you desire is important.

ND Filters: A minimum of 3, 6, and 10 Stop ND filters are needed. Due to supply chain issues, the availability is a bit scarce so if you already don’t own them, it’s important to order right away.

Fee: $1295($300 non-refundable deposit at the time of registering and remainder is due on October 15th)

Physical Difficulty: All the locations will only involve short walks. But days can be very long since we will be shooting Dawn to dusk and in between.
Guests must complete a standard liability waiver before participating in this tour.

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS: To register for this workshop you have the option of initially only paying a deposit and the remaining balance is due 21 days before the start of the workshop.
A deposit is a commitment, on your part, that you will be participating on a photography tour/workshop. These deposits are generally used well in advance of the workshop to cover various expenses. Because of this, deposits are non-refundable.

CANCELED WORKSHOPS: It is extremely rare that I have to cancel a workshop. If I am forced to cancel a workshop for any reason, your entire tuition will be refunded or transferred to another workshop. The only conditions that might lead to canceling a workshop would be; dangerous or unsafe conditions, a family emergency or under-enrollment. A forecast of “bad” weather is not enough to cancel a workshop. Inclement weather often creates spectacular photographic conditions.

Lodging: Ramada Plaza – Nags Head Oceanfront [masked])
Hotel Deadline: Oct 03, 2022
Special Group Rate for workshop attendees when you mention “Adventures in Photography”

Email Padma at pinguva@gmail for more information.

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