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Coffee talk is between 6:00 - 6:30 am at the Starbucks on 100 S Union Street in Alexandria. Yes, I know... It's early. We will introduce ourselves and go over some basics. We will start walking together and photographing at 6:30 to the waterfront marina/dock area in the event you are running a little late. This is a great place for getting the early sunrise shots over the water. I have included a few of these in this event. The marina is beautiful. We will practice using various depths of field. Flower pots in the foreground with stunning views in the background and vice versa. There are many unique marina details such as knots and buoys for shallow depth of field practice to create stunning images. We walk toward Mirror Mirror on the waterfront, practice some street photography against the colorfully painted brick walls on the way toward more cobblestone streets and painted doors. Wales Alley, beautifully detailed architecture along the way... There will be plenty of opportunities to capture brick architecture, painted doors, and historic homes that inspire any photographer. What to bring: Camera, batteries, memory cards Camera manual Bottled water Wear comfortable shoes Bandana or cotton towel for humidity Small travel-sized wipes are always handy We will meet at Starbucks near the water at 100 S Union Street in Alexandria, VA. This location is right across the street from the Torpedo Factory. Questions: What lens should I bring? The images included with this post were shot with 35mm. For details from the sidewalk, you may want more zoom. Anything you have is going to allow you some beautiful shots. Why do I charge? Answer: This meetup is not for everyone. It is for people who value what they are signing up for. I try to ensure that the location is appropriate by researching and scouting ahead.