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True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Welcome! This group is for all queer women. If you self-identify as a queer woman, this group is for you :) 🏳️‍🌈 

As the Admin and Organizer of this group, one of my primary objectives is to create well-defined boundaries so that the members of this community feel safe. With this in mind, you are welcome to become a member of True Colors if you are a lesbian, bi female, or an MTF trans lesbian. 

Established mid-October of 2020, this social club offers adult (18+ years of age) women, of all colors, single & partnered, an opportunity to create new and meaningful friendships and participate in common interest activities in the Monterey Bay Area.

Activities, adventures, and events will include but are not limited to hiking, biking, walking, running, kayaking, ropes courses, ziplining, backpacking, camping, frisbee in the park, book clubs, photography, coffee and tea, breaking bread, pub nights, farmer's market meetups, dancing, escape rooms, board and dice games, cards, tours, concerts, movies, parties, BBQs, trips, travel, whitewater rafting/tubing, skiing/snowboarding. The sky is the limit!

On average we offer about five meetups each month, usually one meetup per weekend, and then an occasional meetup on a weeknight. Often our weekend meetups are short local hikes or coffee & pastry get-togethers although occasionally we turn it up a notch and run a bigger, less local meetup such as whale watching, kayaking, or an e-bike ride. Our weeknight events have been brewery meetups so far, while we do have a full moon hike coming up in July and we'll add monthly Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca when they get up and running again. 

We primarily hold our meetups in the greater Monterey Bay (Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Santa Cruz). We've talked about putting together trips to Guerneville and the Mendocino area this coming summer or fall. 

Everyone will be given a warm welcome. An ethos/culture of mutual respect, courtesy, warmth, dignity, 'positivity', and inclusivity for all members is expected. We endeavor to create an environment where members can feel confident, comfortable, and happy being their true selves. Our group vibe is warm, friendly, welcoming, inclusive, casual, and social. 

Feel free to suggest any ideas you have for events; your ideas are always welcome ;) After coming to a few events, you will likely also have the opportunity to become an Event Organizer and host events, if you wish. 

This Club is non-commercial/non-profit. Membership is free.

Please add a profile photo before applying to join our group. 

Note: Unless otherwise stated, True Color events are for queer adult women only. Just to be super clear, no pets, kids, or allies are invited to attend unless specified for a one-off event. If specified, the event will clearly state "+ dogs" or "allies welcome" in the event title or near the top of the post. 

140 members · Private

San Diego Photo Artists

San Diego, CA

San Diego Photo Artists

San Diego Photo Artists

The purpose of SD Photo Artists is to attract, train,
and support individuals with all levels of skills
from beginner through advanced that have a keen interest
in advancing their photography for any reason,
including having their works merit the term "fine art".

Whether the goal is to win contests, sell art,
or just enjoy accomplishments in the quiet of home,
the aspiring photographer who wants to know
what photo art is and be able to recognize it,
learn how to create it, and learn what it takes to show it,
is welcome in and would benefit from this meetup.

SD Photo Artist Goals

1. Learn how to properly use your camera
    to get the results you want (get out of auto-mode)

2. Learn what a good photograph is and why

    This includes:
        Viewing & discussing the works of great photographers
        Learning how experts decide what a good photograph is
            (composition, balance, etc)

3. Gently experience what others think about your photographs
        This learning by peer review is structured to be a positive experience,
         constructive, and purposely pain-free (it's not a competition)

MEETING TOPICS

-- How to master your camera so you can take good photos
-- Composition, Creativity, & Personal Style
-- Some Post-Processing (importing, cropping, processing techniques)
-- Some Advanced Topics including mounting, gallery presentation, websites (WordPress), etc

FIELD TRIPS
Periodically, we will schedule a field trip
This may involve extra cost, but we still strive for the lowest cost possible

COST
This meetup is currently free to everyone to join.
Many events are free, some are charged per event.


263 members · Public

Los Angeles Professional Photography Group PPLAC.org

Culver City, CA

Los Angeles Professional Photography Group PPLAC.org

Simply put...we at PPLAC like photography! Come and network with other photographers, join in on workshops and outings, recharge your creative batteries and pick the brains of world class instructors. We thrive on sharing our creative ideas and expertise with other photographers of all levels. Founded in 1952, PPLAC (Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County) is a local affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the statewide Professional Photographers of California (PPC). PPLAC provides the educational tools, networking, information, advice, and resources to assist you in accelerating the growth of your professional photography skills and business.


2201 members · Public

#MonitorSF

San Francisco, CA

#MonitorSF

We're a San Francisco based group that discusses web service centric monitoring.



Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our gatherings are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code, both in online group forums, and during meetups.

Be nice, be considerate, be respectful.Our community must provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. 

A gathering shall be considered a 'safe space' where no-one is disadvantaged or discouraged from contributing, so long as they respect others’ ability to contribute. All members must be respectful and considerate of the contributions of others. 

Discriminatory or harassing language and imagery are not appropriate for any part of our gatherings, including talks, workshops, and other online forums.

Unacceptable behaviors include harassing, abusive, discriminatory, or derogatory conduct. Harassment includes: offensive comments; inappropriate use of sexual images; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Sanctions

People violating these rules will be asked to leave the meetup and/or any future meetups, at the discretion of the organisers and those raising a concern.

Need help?

If you need help, or would like to report an incident, please send a direct message to our co-organizer Anastasia.

632 members · Public