Please be sure to read this invitation in its entirety before submitting this RSVP.
It's that time again!
We will meet at the entrance of the Safari Park at 8:15a.m. get in line at 8:30 a.m. and enter the Park at 9:00 a.m. sharp to be the first group in the exhibit. Please be punctual, if you are late we cannot guarantee that you will enter the exhibit with the PPS group.
We will make straight for the Butterfly Exhibit. We will have one hour photograph the butterflies in the exhibit in order to be fair to the many who will be waiting outside. We will meet outside the exhibit at 10:15AM and continue our shoot in the Park.
Admission to the Park now costs $56.00 for non-members and is free for members. Parking is $15 per vehicle for members. Diamond members and up park free. Annual memberships for unlimited admission to the Park and the Zoo begins at $112.00. I suggest if you're going to attend more than one of our photo shoots at these venues that you buy a membership. There will be at least ten photo shoots at these venues this year.
As for lenses long macros 100mm+, medium zooms to 200mm or even long zooms to 400mm will work well. Remember you will be dealing with some low light, lots of fellow visitors and sometimes your minimum or maximum focusing distance will be limited. Monopods or handheld shooting at high ISO or with low power flash are required, DO NOT bring a tripod into the butterfly exhibit.
While we wait in line the organizers present can discuss camera settings with those that need help.
Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and other San Diego outdoor gear. During our last photo shoots at the Park, we walked an average of about six to seven miles, so comfortable shoes are a good idea. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can email Chuck or Walter on their members profiles.
Important announcement: If there are any members who have a pass and can get a non-member in for free, please indicate so in your RSVP, so that those needing a pass can contact you. Through the generosity of several members this has been very useful on numerous occasions.
Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s).You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.