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Off camera flash photography

San Francisco, CA

Off camera flash photography

Are you a dedicated reader of the strobist? Have you devoured Joe McNally's latest book, "The Hot Shoe Diaries"?

This meetup is focused on both education and practicing small flash lighting both in the studio and on location.

If you've been looking for ways to learn more and practice taking your camera's flash off the hot shoe  for more sophisticated and controlled lighting you've found the right group. 

Here you will find organized events offering  instruction both in the classroom and on location with lots of shooting opportunities. Just check out the photo albums from previous events. All paid events include models, instruction, rental fees, some shared equipment and lots of fun shooting time for you. There will also be social gatherings and announcements of photography-related topics and events, that may be of interest to this group.

Your feedback, ideas, comments and opinions are always welcome  - just keep things clean and civil.  If you'd like to host a "play date", email me and I'll post it to the calendar. You can also use the message board to sell and buy equipment or post other photography related information.

1062 members · Public

Tinkering Toms - Photography Group

San Francisco, CA

Tinkering Toms - Photography Group

OBJECTIVE: The goal of Tinkering Toms is to get creative juices flowing around photography, imaging and other art forms. Monthly we meet to share our work and open a dialogue with a variety of people from a variety of perspectives.

CREATIVE ASSIGNMENTS: After each meet-up a new creative assignment will be posted. You’ll have one month to explore, consider, play and create a piece of art or Photography that fulfills the basic premise of the assignment. We’ll then gather to share and explain our work and help germinate our ideas.

BIG PICTURE: Whatever your passion is, use the guidelines of the various assignments as fodder to explore and turn things around in your head a little. Don’t be afraid to spin ideas upside down from traditional perspectives. Remember, there is no right or wrong, we are just a group of people getting together to foster our creative spirits.

ADVICE ON THE ASSIGNMENTS: Don’t let convention lock you in a way of doing things. Explore and feel free to do something you may not have done before if it feels right to you. Don't necessarily run with the first thing you think of... spend a few days just knowing you're supposed to come up with something that intrigues you and possibly others. Have some fun! Also, you can bounce ideas off of people outside of the group, but try not to discuss anything with other members until you’re ready to present!

PRESENTATION: There is no set way you can share your photos: as prints or digitally on a tablet or laptop.  Just make sure your images are viewable and large enough for what ever detail you wish to show.  


459 members · Public