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Adult Ed Classes in Naugatuck - I will be teaching two classes at the Naugatuck High School for the Adult Continuing Education program beginning the last week of February. You can request information by calling June Barakat @[masked] or visiting their web site at www.naugy.net. 'Duck' Dec 14, 2012 7:42 PM
Holiday offer from focal press to all group members - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} 'Duck' Dec 4, 2012 3:46 PM
New blog article, "Art and technology - dual sides of photography" - Art and technology - dual sides of photography Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Nov 29, 2012 4:22 PM
New blog article, "American Photo Model Shoot - Review" - American Photo Model Shoot - Review Posted by  Charles Unitas 'Duck' Nov 25, 2012 3:17 PM
Happy Thanks Giving - November is coming to a close and that means the traditional celebration of giving thanks. With everything that has occurred this past year we all have a lot to be thankful for. If you survived this past storm relatively well, be thankful for what you 'Duck' Nov 21, 2012 3:40 PM
New blog article, "When the muse stops whispering" - When the muse stops whispering Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Nov 21, 2012 3:26 PM
American Photo Model Shoot results - Yesterday was the model shoot sponsored by American Photography and hosted by Sigma Corporation. JD Liddle, Tom Brunoski and myself attended the event and it was fantastic, hectic, informative, exhausting and worth the money (sort of). I will be postin 'Duck' Nov 18, 2012 2:53 PM
American Photo Model Shoot this week end - I am signed up to attend American Photo's Model Shoot coming up this week end. I have been looking forward to this event for many months. If anyone is going, please send me a shout and 'Duck' Nov 12, 2012 12:02 PM
New poll set up - "Remote Learning". Please take a few moments to cast your opinion. - There are vast selections of learning outlets on the internet; You-Tube, blogs, eLearning, etc. The latest addition is Google Plus Hangouts, a free internet conferencing program from Google. I would like to know some of your thoughts regarding internet 'Duck' Nov 12, 2012 11:45 AM
New blog article, "A moment of embarrassment a lifetime of memories" - A moment of embarrassment a lifetime of memories Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Nov 6, 2012 3:06 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Update on... everything - Duck, Your update on Diane and her day is much appreciated. Th Sue F. Oct 30, 2012 12:36 PM
Glad - Glad your fine.i also have no electric.l was lucky as the big pine tree just missed the dog and I while we were at the entrance of the garage.it was very scary!!! Tree ended up in front of back door and garage..hope others are good Sent from my iPhon michele Oct 30, 2012 12:03 PM
Update on... everything - The storm is past us, thankfully. We fared well here in Shelton. Lost power due to some fallen trees. Our neighbors got really luck as the trees fell around their houses rather than on them. One neighbor had three large pine trees fall. One in the fron 'Duck' Oct 30, 2012 11:56 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - Thank you Duck, I believe you are going to be far worse off then here in Mass where i am at. Everyone stay safe and hunker down . I am from the sou Bette B. Oct 29, 2012 4:41 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - I have been wanting to attend the Nikon school but have not yet had the chance. Was it worth the money? I would love to know more about your impres Elaine Oct 29, 2012 12:42 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - Thanks for your good wishes.  I hope the same for you;  and that you are ok in general. Patty Schein On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Tara Sarno < patty Oct 29, 2012 11:34 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - Thanks Duck & Diane! Stay safe everyone! Deb McCallum Region Safety Manager Connecticut & Rho Debbie M. Oct 29, 2012 10:28 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - Stay safe, folks! On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM, 'Duck' Unitas (Shelton, CT) < [address removed] > wrote: Tara Sarno M. Oct 29, 2012 9:54 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - Christopher Oct 29, 2012 8:07 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - Hello ther e Guys , Melvin (MEL) M. Oct 29, 2012 7:55 AM
RE: [My-Photo-Group] Be safe these next few days - Thanks for your concern. How is Diane doing? How is your Di Charles D. Oct 29, 2012 6:40 AM
Be safe these next few days - With severe weather threatening us from the current tropical storm it is easy to downplay safety. It has been seen many times throughout the past several severe storms we have had were people have disregarded warnings. Please be careful during the next 'Duck' Oct 29, 2012 2:36 AM
Sunday workshop - Diane's father went to hospital last night. He has been diagnosed with bladder infection. Sad to say, but this will give Diane a much needed break. I told her she should go with her friend up to the casino just to clear her mind of what is going on. He 'Duck' Oct 20, 2012 10:41 AM
New blog article, "You must have a really good camera!" - You must have a really good camera! Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Oct 19, 2012 12:17 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Thank you for the well wishes - I hope that things will get better for you and Diane. I know they will be, I am actually myself at home recovering from surgery yesterday at Griffi Melvin (MEL) M. Oct 17, 2012 8:07 PM
Thank you for the well wishes - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} Thank you to all who responded with well wishes regar 'Duck' Oct 17, 2012 6:36 PM
Update on our situation - As  you may know, Diane's father has not been doing very well. His age is catching up on him. This weekend we saw a major decline in his motor skills due to arthritis and Parkinson's. Although his stubbornness keeps him in his own home we find ourselv 'Duck' Oct 16, 2012 11:24 AM
New blog article, "Roger Williams Zoo - a MPG meet up" - Roger Williams Zoo - a MPG meet up Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Oct 11, 2012 9:46 PM
New blog article, "Poi Fire Dancing - a MPG meet up" - Poi Fire Dancing - a MPG meet up Posted by  Charles Unitas 'Duck' Oct 11, 2012 2:44 AM
New blog article, "Boston's Quincy Market and Salem - a MPG meet up" - Boston's Quincy Market and Salem - a MPG meet up Posted by  Charles Unitas 'Duck' Oct 8, 2012 3:48 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Re: [My-Photo-Group] - Preview not available Cindy B. Oct 8, 2012 8:10 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Re: [My-Photo-Group] - As did mine. I apologize if you received an email from me. I did not intentionally send out a mass email yesterday. AOL pickd up on this and hopefully this has been reso John B. Oct 7, 2012 7:01 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] - my internet security freaked out when I tried to open link....beware! user 4. Oct 6, 2012 8:20 PM
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RE: [My-Photo-Group] New blog article, "Are CF cards going by the wayside?" - Rick S. Oct 1, 2012 12:45 PM
New blog article, "Are CF cards going by the wayside?" - Are CF cards going by the wayside? Posted by  Charles Unitas 'Duck' Oct 1, 2012 11:48 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] American Photo Model Shoot - I'd definately like to go. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 29, 2012, at 9:11 AM, michelle < [address removed] > wrote: Melanie P Sep 29, 2012 10:13 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] American Photo Model Shoot - It sounds like an interesting day to shoot models and learn from others.I would go even though Im far from being a professional..Since I go into NYC often, I wo michele Sep 29, 2012 9:11 AM
American Photo Model Shoot - I mentioned this event before... American Photo Magazine is doing a full day of model shooting in NYC on November 17th. They are advertising it as a great way of building a portfolio. It is also being done in conjunction with Sigma 'Duck' Sep 29, 2012 12:24 AM
New blog article, "Understanding the photography pyramid" - Understanding the photography pyramid Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Sep 27, 2012 2:15 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement - It was Sue O's undertaking. Credit where it's due! Sue F. Sep 22, 2012 9:27 PM
Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement - A new page has been added to the MPG site, " Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement ", thanks in part to Sue O and Sue 'Duck' Sep 22, 2012 1:51 PM
Fwd: Volunteer sign up for Help Portrait New Haven - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} 'Duck' Sep 20, 2012 11:27 AM
New blog article "Slow climb to building a solid reputation" - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} 'Duck' Sep 19, 2012 8:09 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Planned route for van to Boston - Hi Duck, I'll send details on th user 5. Sep 19, 2012 6:07 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Planned route for van to Boston - Still planning on coming in the van, at the Shelton stop. What time are you thinking about heading up to Salem? There are some great places to stop and eat along the way to Salem, mostly on Route 1. There's also a local landmark/favorite in Rev Tara Sarno M. Sep 19, 2012 6:03 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Planned route for van to Boston - Duck, I'll be meeting up with the van in Shelton. Deb McCallum Region Safety Manager Connecticut & Rhode Island First Student, Inc. Debbie M. Sep 19, 2012 5:57 PM
Planned route for van to Boston - Here is a preliminary itinerary for the van for the Boston trip. The van route is currently based on the location of the people who have signed up for the ride. This route may change dependent on any additional members signing on. There are still some 'Duck' Sep 19, 2012 1:04 PM
New blog article, "5 steps to finding your photographic signature" - 5 steps to finding your photographic signature Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Sep 12, 2012 4:39 PM
Boston's Quincy Market - The end of the month is quickly coming upon us. The air is starting to crisp up and soon we will be into the Fall season. It looks like we'll have plenty of shooters coming out for this event. Diane and I are really looking forward to this trip. 'Duck' Sep 11, 2012 7:18 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] My apologies - Sorry Duck, I just saw this as I was away. No need to apologize. I wish I could attend but I have a scheduled meetup th Massimo N. Sep 6, 2012 2:43 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup.com ID Tags - Great info, could make great Christmas presents! Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry From: vick kohanek <[address removed]> Sender: [address removed] Date Cindy B. Sep 5, 2012 6:39 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup.com ID Tags - p { margin: 0; } At Staples' Copy & Print Center are laminating sheets which are luggage- vicki k. Sep 5, 2012 10:13 AM
Re: [POTENTIAL JUNK EMAIL] [My-Photo-Group] My apologies - I would attend however, at this time i am no where near the advancement stage to even consider a business from photography i am a beginner. I would not be prepared for this meetup at this time. Bette B. Sep 4, 2012 8:49 PM
New blog article, "Your photographic language, part 2" - Your photographic language, part 2 Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Sep 4, 2012 8:13 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Q&A meet up with Tammy Spisto - I wish I could but my husband is working that day and I have no sitter.  :( Sorry, I'd love to come. On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 5:43 PM, Sue Cart < s Tara Sarno M. Sep 4, 2012 6:00 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] My apologies - Not a problem Duck I would love to attend as I am getting married in 24days but I have so much on my plate I just do not have the time. Sorry Rich G Sent from my iPhone O Richard G. Sep 4, 2012 5:48 PM
RE: [My-Photo-Group] Q&A meet up with Tammy Spisto - Sue C. Sep 4, 2012 5:42 PM
RE: [POTENTIAL JUNK EMAIL] [My-Photo-Group] My apologies - Bob L. Sep 4, 2012 5:28 PM
My apologies - Sorry folks. I realize that last email sounded a bit harsh. That's not how I wanted it to come across. My apologies if anyone took it the wrong way.   Duck 'Duck' Sep 4, 2012 5:26 PM
Q&A meet up with Tammy Spisto - We are getting super close to the Q&A meet up with local wedding photographer Tammy Spisto. The posting hasn't had quite the response I was expecting. I would have thought getting the chance to 'pick the brain' of a working pro would be so 'Duck' Sep 4, 2012 3:42 PM
New blog article, "BTS - Glass Buffer shoot" - BTS - Glass Buffer shoot Posted by  Charles Unitas 'Duck' Sep 2, 2012 11:30 PM
New blog article, "DIY Glass Buffer" - DIY Glass Buffer Posted by  Charles Unitas 'Duck' Sep 2, 2012 7:43 PM
New blog article, "Your photographic language, part 1" - Your photographic language, part 1 Posted by Charles Unitas 'Duck' Aug 31, 2012 10:56 PM
Q&A meet up and Boston van trip - The Q&A meet up is a week away. Please don't wait for the last minute to sign up for this. If there is not enough interest I would rather not take up Tammy's time. It's not fair to her. She is a busy person and has made the time for us. The 'Duck' Aug 30, 2012 11:50 PM
Meetup.com ID Tags - Okay, After much deliberation and the great feedback from many of you I have concluded that the ID tags will be a DIY project. The logistics of collecting money and distributing tags is cumbersome and slow, as many of you pointed out. While I a 'Duck' Aug 30, 2012 11:42 PM
Want to know what it takes to be a wedding photographer? - A neighbor and friend of mine, Tammy Spisto, and her husband are local wedding photographers. She has kindly offered to talk and answer questions about what it takes to be an event photographer. If you have ever toyed with the notion of photogr 'Duck' Aug 29, 2012 7:57 PM
New page added - Photography laws - I have added a new page to the Meetup site that may become useful for some (myself included *laughs at inside joke*). This page summarizes our rights as photographers and list some limitations and regulations we need to be aware of. I kept it s 'Duck' Aug 29, 2012 7:46 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags, the continuing saga - Christopher Aug 29, 2012 1:00 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - Buttons would be easier. Then we could pin them to a shirt, hat, or on a camera bag. They could even go on a camera strap. On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM, John Bradley < Bill Aug 29, 2012 12:19 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - Sue O was handing out Meet Up buttons at the Dog Discathon outing several months ago. Perhaps she has more available? John B. Aug 29, 2012 12:16 PM
Meetup ID tags, the continuing saga - Wow, just posted and already a good response to the tag idea. A few of you suggested other, less costly, companies that offer custom printed tags. I'll be following up on that soon. A few others suggested we do it in-house and print and laminat 'Duck' Aug 29, 2012 10:49 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - Each participant can make his or her own ID. Then wide distribution is not a problem. Sue   Sue F. Aug 29, 2012 10:23 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - I had the same experience as Elaine. Also I agree with her suggestion. I have done this for other events in the past. Printing was done on business cards then laminated. All the supplies can be purchas Debbie M. Aug 29, 2012 8:53 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - At the last minute, I was able to attend the Plainville Hot Air Festival. Almost everyone had a camera there so I did not "Meet Up" with anyone. I just took photos rather that approach many strangers with cameras. Elaine Aug 29, 2012 8:19 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - Duck, I'd be interested in having one and $20 is acceptable. Count me in. John B. Aug 29, 2012 7:52 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - Name tags in my opinion are mostly for new members who don't know any faces when they come to meetups or when the meetup mix doesn't have any familiar faces... Sue F. Aug 29, 2012 7:36 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - Duck- I've yet to make an event yet but I too would p Bob L. Aug 29, 2012 6:42 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Meetup ID tags - Duck: I'd pay $20 for that tag. Rich Coyle, SPHR Sent from my iPhone On Aug 29, 2012, at 4:53 AM, "'Duck' Unitas (Shelton, CT)" &l Rich C. Aug 29, 2012 5:55 AM
Meetup ID tags - In the past there has been a casual discussion about how members can identify each other during an event that also includes the public (street shoots, festivals, parades, etc.) Sue Fenton had suggested each member tie a red ribbon onto the camera strap 'Duck' Aug 29, 2012 4:53 AM
Meetup details changed: Poi Fire Dancing - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/my-photo­-group/events/49951522/ Thanks to Matt Weston's efforts in coordinating hi 'Duck' Aug 28, 2012 3:34 PM
Balloons, Boston and a quick 'hello' - This past weekend's balloon festival looks like it made for a great photo op. I am angry with myself for having screwed up my schedule this week end and I was forced to miss this event. I was really looking forward to catching it. Fortunately there is 'Duck' Aug 27, 2012 11:28 AM
Meetup details changed: Quincy Market/Boston van sign-up - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/my-photo­-group/events/77167622/ Van signup for the Boston trip is now open. Please 'Duck' Aug 20, 2012 1:06 AM
Dragon boat race and Asian festival on Sunday - If you didn't get a chance to go to this event on Saturday you may want to consider going on Sunday. It's a small festival, a lot smaller than last year's, but it was quite interesting. Lots of stuff to photograph. The day turned out to be really good, 'Duck' Aug 18, 2012 10:17 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - Duck, My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family. Anna W. Aug 16, 2012 10:03 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - My condolences to both of you for your loss. Sent from Anshul's Anshul G. Aug 16, 2012 9:19 PM
Saturday meet up, continued... - Those who have sent us condolences, thanks you. They are appreciated. We just received word that the services and funeral will be held on Wednesday of next week. So instead of adjusting the meet up schedule i just have to adjust my work schedul 'Duck' Aug 16, 2012 6:34 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - I am so sorry about the loss to Diane's family. Condolences and prayers to you. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 16, 2012, at 7:36 AM, "Melvin (MEL) Morales" < Eileen Aug 16, 2012 5:37 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - Duck and Diane, i think i speak for the others when i say...we are sorry for your loss. Do not feel obligated to the meetup, please take all the time you need. Ed Daly Ed D. Aug 16, 2012 3:24 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - All my best to you and Diane. My prayers are with you. John ----- John B. Aug 16, 2012 1:08 PM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - Christopher Aug 16, 2012 10:25 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - My condolences to both of you. Massimo Massimo N. Aug 16, 2012 10:02 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - My condolences to you and yours for your loss... wendy Aug 16, 2012 7:56 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - D and Diane I am Melvin (MEL) M. Aug 16, 2012 7:36 AM
Re: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - p { margin: 0; } Dear Duck, My thoughts go out to you, Diane and your family. Mark Mark B. Aug 16, 2012 7:07 AM
RE: [My-Photo-Group] Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - Sorry to hear about Diane's Lost. Charles D. Aug 16, 2012 6:40 AM
Diane and I may not be available Saturday... - Diane received word of the passing of an elder family member today. While it was expected and everyone prepared for his passing, it still sends ripples of emotion throughout her family. As of this evening his immediate family do not have any plans fina 'Duck' Aug 16, 2012 12:13 AM
Photo contest #7 has ended and the winner is... - Voting has ended for our seventh photo contest. No more votes allowed. After totaling up all the votes based on the scoring system outlined in the rules it has been decided that our winner is entry #7 with a total point score of 31. Con 'Duck' Aug 15, 2012 4:24 PM
Autumn adult education classes in Naugatuck announced - I was approached several months ago about teaching some photography classes for the Naugatuck Continuing Education program. This is a confirmation email I just received from them regarding the two photography classes I'll be teaching. Below are the cou 'Duck' Aug 13, 2012 12:17 PM
New blog article, "DIY online resources and how to use them" - DIY online resources and how to use them Posted by  Charles Unitas 'Duck' Aug 13, 2012 2:40 AM

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