Past Meetup

Balboa Park 'Slow Down and Shoot' Challenge

This Meetup is past

12 people went

Location image of event venue


Did you receive (or invest in) a new piece of equipment for Christmas?? Here's your chance to take it out for a practice run! Or, if you have equipment or accessories you don't use often, but would love to become more familiar with, this event is for you!

We will meet at the fountain at 7:45 for a brief explanation of what we will be doing, then we'll move through Balboa Park at a slow pace to allow everyone time to experiment with new or rarely used equipment. The photo ops in Balboa Park are unlimited, so bring whatever is new or not-so-new that you would like to practice with. Not only is this a great opportunity to practice with new cameras and lenses, but also with the accessories you don't think about until you need to use them - filters, ring flash, tripods, remote shutter release, etc.

Note: If you are late, our first stop will be Spanish Village, head over there to find the group!

In addition to learning new toys, this event is also a chance for you to slow down and think before shooting. During our walk, you are challenged to find the following five items (examples in the event photos above):

#1 - A repeating pattern.

#2 - Creative use of shadows.

#3 - An accidental face.

#4 - Hidden numbers or letters.

#5 - A reflection.

The equipment list is open - bring whatever you would like to spend more time experimenting with!

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