What we're about

Photography Devon is for everyone, from any background, with an interest in photography. All skill levels are welcome and the group is intended to be a relaxed and enjoyable environment in which to meet like minded people and practice photography.

It's an informal group which shares ideas, is non-judgmental and provides a positive atmosphere, allowing for your own unique creativity. Hopefully, all members will play a part in creating a friendly, sociable group. If you're looking for support and inspiration in your photography, then this is a good place to start.

The aim is - to get out there - explore our surroundings - exercise our creativity- capture a moment and tell a story. The Meetup will, initially, consist of events on a monthly basis, in and around Devon. It's hoped to expand the group photo opportunities throughout 2019. Landscape photography will of course feature a lot of the time but other genres will be embraced also.

Please note that the group is not for 1:1 tuition and it's not to be used for self promotion either. ALL members will be expected to be courteous and respectful at all times. Every member is responsible for their own behaviour and safety.

Ideas on how to keep moving the group forward will, of course, be most welcome. Also welcome will be anyone who wishes to host an event or who wishes to help behind the scenes.

At this time (November 2018) the group will be free to join, but this will be reviewed from time to time.

I look forward to meeting members throughout 2019.

Cheers! From Louise

Photography Devon Code of Conduct:-

The Photography Devon Meetup group (PDG) is committed to providing an attitude-free experience for everyone - regardless of background, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, disability, appearance, religion or photography experience.

We will not tolerate harassment of group members in any form. Please help to foster a safe, creative and supportive group environment. Report any concerns to me – Louise, the Coordinator.

Sexual language/inappropriate imagery is not appropriate at ANY meetup event or venue.

Members are expected to conduct themselves courteously at all times during events and to behave respectfully towards the people/places and equipment encountered during Photography Devon outings. This includes respecting the privacy of an individual.

DISCLAIMER

As a member of the Photography Devon Group, you agree and acknowledge that the group organiser or event hosts do not have a legal responsibility for the duty and care of any individual attending an event, and that any individual attending an event or meetup does so entirely at their own risk.

Meetup, PDG nor an organiser or event host will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, theft or injury to an attendee or any equipment that occurs while taking part in an event or travelling to and from an event.

Event organisers or hosts of PDG may not necessarily hold professional qualifications or have attended any formal training in relation to the planned event.

Kind regards,

Louise - group coor

Upcoming events (5)

Summer Challenge! from July until September 18th!

Needs a location

The Meetup rules won't let me post the full date range but this challenge runs from 21st July until the day before our September social. You have the whole of the summer holidays to take photos on the themes below and then upload them before our September social event where we can perhaps discuss them? TRAVEL – Had to be a theme for holidays and day trips. Take some of your best travel photography images and share them here. They may include people, landmarks, landscapes, modes of travel, or an interpretation. BEACHES - beaches or beach elements. It can be long exposures, details, waves, beach towels, seashells on the beach, people on the beach, a beach clean – just be creative. FOOD – You have done it or seen people do it – taking a photo of food in a cafe or restaurant so now do it creatively - don't just think plate! FUNNY – anything that is funny or quirky. Photos can be colour, black and white, moody or bright as long as you take some and share. Photos must be taken between now and the deadline, no digging around in your back catalogue! (but there is nothing to stop you recreating a favourite) IF YOU TAKE PART I PROMISE TO POST FURTHER CHALLENGES! (I have a list!) Photography Devon Code of Conduct:- https://www.meetup.com/photographydevon/messages/boards/thread/51942246

Photography Devon Social

Royal Seven Stars Hotel

Please Note - I will leave a message at the bar for staff to point you in my direction. Just ask for Louise's photo group. My mobile number is[masked] if you need to message or call me. Just as a way of introducing ourselves and being sociable, I thought it may be nice to meet in Totnes, Seven Stars - its easy to find and quite a good place to park. Anyone is welcome to come along and join me. It will be a great opportunity for members to meet and socialise. No need for cameras on this occasion, just bring your chatty self and if possible a smile too. Don't forget, this group is for anyone, from any background, whether beginner or an old hand. A camera is a camera, it doesn't make any difference whether it's on a phone, hung round your neck or sitting on a tripod. It's the interest in photography that brings us together and a social event will give members the opportunity to talk photography and ask questions. I'm happy to hear of any ideas for the group too. Cheers ! Photography Devon Code of Conduct:- The Photography Devon Meetup group (PDG) is committed to providing an attitude-free experience for everyone - regardless of background, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, disability, appearance, religion or photography experience. We will not tolerate harassment of group members in any form. Please help to foster a safe, creative and supportive group environment. Report any concerns to me – Louise, the Coordinator. Sexual language/inappropriate imagery is not appropriate at ANY meetup event or venue. Members are expected to conduct themselves courteously at all times during events and to behave respectfully towards the people/places and equipment encountered during Photography Devon outings. This includes respecting the privacy of an individual. DISCLAIMER As a member of the Photography Devon Group, you agree and acknowledge that the group organiser or event hosts do not have a legal responsibility for the duty and care of any individual attending an event, and that any individual attending an event or meetup does so entirely at their own risk. Meetup, PDG nor an organiser or event host will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, theft or injury to an attendee or any equipment that occurs while taking part in an event or travelling to and from an event. Event organisers or hosts of PDG may not necessarily hold professional qualifications or have attended any formal training in relation to the planned event.

Devon calendar project - now shelved, perhaps until 2020

After consultation with Louise, I am putting this project on ice for the foreseeable future. I hope to come back to it next year, and would encourage anyone who is interested to bear it in mind as you are shooting pics in Devon. Remember the idea is pics of Devon that are a bit more imaginative and bold than the traditional picture postcard shots used in existing calendars. Anyone who is keen to see the project happen and who wants to talk over the possibilities is welcome to contact me - [masked] - and we could perhaps get together for a chat in the autumn. Chris July 2019 ---- I’m posting this event to mark a key milestone in a project I’m proposing to run over the next 8 months: production of a Devon photo-calendar using photos contributed by group members. The idea is that anyone interested in having a photo included should sign up for the event. This doesn’t commit you to anything - you’re not obliged to take part in the project, or turn up for this or any other related event. It just gives me a convenient way of handling the project group. THE CONCEPT Personally, I like taking pictures for a purpose, and I think this could be a lot of fun. We would take pics through this year until October, choose the pics in November/December and submit a 2021 calendar to the publisher in Jan 2020. We would try to make the pics fit the month, and cover lots of aspects of the landscape, buildings and maybe people of Devon. I think many people still like to have a printed calendar on the kitchen wall, whatever digital gadgets they have - and there are pop-up shops in the high street every year, so there is clearly some demand. The available calendars of Devon seem to be bland picture-postcard stuff. Clearly, this photography group could do something better. And there are commercial channels available through which we could publish. I'm talking about a proper litho-printed object with a low unit cost, not one digitally printed at £20 a pop. The proceeds of the project would go to charity, and I propose that this would be the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. THE NUTS AND BOLTS There would be lots of stuff to work out. I could take care of the production process (it's what I do) and deal with the publishers. We would have to agree a way of financing the printing, but I don’t see that as a huge obstacle once we have a publishing deal. One of the trickier areas is the question of how we would choose the pics. I’d like a mechanism that combines some sort of vote from members of the group with an independent outside voice, perhaps someone from the publishers. My thinking is that the pictures should be: • appropriate to a particular month • definitely Devon although not necessarily instantly recognisable • not necessarily taken this year, but preferably so • not necessarily taken in the course of group events • landscape or square format • showing something other than highly traditional fishing-boat-bobbing postcard views There should be a limit on how many photos any one member can submit, and a low limit on how many from one member can be included in the calendar - perhaps as low as one, although we may have to allow more; it depends on what we get submitted. Obviously there will be some technical requirements - resolution being the obvious one. We will have to develop a policy on whether manipulation of the image is permitted during the production process, or is entirely a matter for the photographer. I’m looking at Flickr as a possible repository for submitted images, but am open to other suggestions. THE BOTTOM LINE My thinking is that doing a group calendar could be more fun that doing a private one - and has the potential to raise a few bob to support the chopper that one of us might need one day when we are out snapping on Dartmoor. All comments and suggestions are welcome, either publicly through this page or via messages to me.

Sunset Photography Walkabout - Budleigh Salterton

Longboat Café

** Please note this is not a guided walk *** The OPTIONAL themes for this walk are ....... SUNSET and COAST (This is to inspire and assist you.) We can meet for a tea/coffee first at the Longboat Cafe on the seafront at 5pm after which at some point we will disperse individually or in groups. If you cant make it for 5pm then come when you can and join in. The Longboat is on the seafront fairly close to the Lime Kiln car park and central for the beach, town and Otter estuary. The seafront has fishing boats that are hauled up onto the beach and colourful beach huts, the sun sets over Orcombe Point headland, the estuary is a well regarded bird reserve. Sunset is at[masked]http://app.photoephemeris.com/?ll=50.627328,-3.327673&dt=20191012161500%2B0100¢er=50.6218,-3.3280&z=13&spn=0.04,0.16 If staying for sunset expect to finish about 7pm but feel free to leave earlier. In the event of very heavy rain being forecast I will postpone this event. Please message me with any questions. I look forward to meeting members. As we are all adults (and Louise is not your mum!) I won't remind you to bring all your necessary equipment (including extra batteries) or to dress appropriately for the time of year and terrain! How to get there; there is no train station, bus route 58 from Exeter and Exmouth; Budleigh Salterton is on National Cycle route 2; or by car – please arrange car sharing, Lime Kiln car park is £1 an hour. Photography Devon Code of Conduct:- https://www.meetup.com/photographydevon/messages/boards/thread/51942246 Event Image © Copyright David Smith and licensed for reuse under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Past events (24)

Guided Workshop / Camera Tutorial - Birch Tor, Dartmoor

B3212 Warren House Inn,

£25.00

Photos (362)