What we're about

Photography Exchange is a group for anyone who wants to shoot more, learn photographic techniques to advance their art form, and to travel on photographic adventures, locally, in the US and internationally to amazing locations.

Legal Disclaimer and Release of Liability Statement

Photography Exchange and its Affiliates are not responsible for your safety. Outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. By choosing to participate in an Event sponsored by Photography Exchange or its Affiliates, you understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to dangers and hazards, including but not limited to falls, falling rocks, fractures, concussions, dangerous weather, overexertion, overheating, injury from your lack of fitness or conditioning, unpredictable ocean and river currents, hypothermia, hostile or aggressive wildlife, drowning, death, equipment failure, defective and/or negligent design and/or manufacture of equipment, negligent operation and/or use of equipment, carelessness and/or negligent instruction and/or supervision. As a consequence of these risks, you acknowledge that you may suffer property damage and/or serious bodily injury or death. You further acknowledge that these risks may be exacerbated by the unavailability of hospital facilities, qualified medical care or timely emergency evacuation. Photography Exchange and its Affiliates assume no responsibility for providing medical care during the Event or for any financial costs incurred by you in connection with any medical care and/or evacuation that you require.

By participating in any Event, you take responsibility for your own safety and well-being and agree to release Photography Exchange and its Affiliates from ANY responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity. You represent that you are qualified, in good health, in proper physical condition. You represent that you are appropriately trained and/or certified to participate in this Trip and or Event and any specific activities offered during the Event that you choose to take part in.

Photography Exchange Events may involve travel within, from and to the United States, and within, to and from places abroad. Photography Exchange makes no warranty, either express or implied, regarding the suitability, safety, insurance or other aspects of any third party supplier of transportation, tours, services, products or facilities. By participating in any Trip and or Event, you agree to release Photography Exchange from any liability or responsibility for harm to person or property, or property loss, incurred as a result of or in connection with any travel related to the Event, including but not limited to harm to person or property, or property loss, resulting from or occurring in connection with the negligent acts or omissions of Photography Exchange or its Affiliates.

YOU HAVE VOLUNTARILY ELECTED TO PARTICIPATE AND FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSSES AND DAMAGES TO PERSON OR PROPERTY THAT YOU MAY INCUR AS A RESULT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION.

You understand that Photography Exchange and its Affiliates may, from time to time, take photographic, digital or video images of Trip participants for advertising and marketing purposes. You hereby agree to allow Photography Exchange and its Affiliates to use those images for that purpose without expectation of privacy or remuneration.

You hereby release, waive and covenant not to sue, and further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Photography Exchange, its Affiliates, sponsors, advertisers, venues, tour operator(s) and property owners upon which the Event takes place, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees and volunteers (individually and collectively, the “Released Parties”), with respect to any liability, claim(s), demand(s), cause(s) of action, damage(s), loss or expense (including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees) of any kind or nature (“Liability”) which may arise out of, result from, or relate to your participation in the Event, including claims for Liability caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties. You further agree that if, despite this Agreement, you, or anyone on your behalf makes a claim for Liability against any of the Released Parties, you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any such Liability which may be incurred as the result of such claim.

You hereby warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have read this Agreement carefully, understand its terms and conditions, agree to pay any costs and fees associated with the Event, acknowledge that you have agreed to this Agreement freely and voluntarily, without any inducement, assurance or guarantee, and intend for your participation to serve as confirmation of your complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement represents the complete understanding between the parties regarding these issues and no oral representations, statements or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2024!

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Let's get out and photograph the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024!! Yes, this is advance planning :)

The last total solar eclipse for North America was in 2017, and the one previous to that was 38 year before then. So, this is somewhat rare, and it will happen right here in our back yard.

I photographed the 2017 event, and must say, it was truly an amazing experience. The image on this event is one I made in 2017. This is a bucket list item and everyone must experience it at least once in a lifetime.

We will finalize the exact location later, but it we will be somewhere in Texas, and in a place where we will be in the path of total solar eclipse, giving us 4 minutes and 28 seconds of totality.

When photographing the eclipse, things happen fast, and it takes solid photo technique to get it right. So, I will run a series of training workshops, to make sure everyone has the right equipment, knows the process steps intimately, and will execute the actual image capture in a well-managed way. We will all be out together in the field making our images, and I will be on hand for support.

Finally, I want as many people as possible to truly experience this event. So, there is no cost for this event, at all, i.e. no cost for organizing the event, the planning, training workshops and the in-field support, and post-processing/editing (you will need to pay for your own travel, accommodation, equipment, food etc.). We will just be a huge group of friends, family and photographers, making awesome images.

See you there!

A Note On Safety

Please note, the Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking or camping alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking, climbing, camping and other activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. You further agree that you assume the risk of negligence by the organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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