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Snap & Chat at Tuckahoe Plantation

  • Apr 24, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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Bring your Macro lens for this Snap & Chat shoot.   We will visit Tuckahoe Plantation, where there is always something in bloom.  Our challenge for this shoot is DOF.  If you don't have a Macro lens, a 50mm, or your favorite lens will do.   Also bring your tripods & your external flash.  We will shoot first to catch the morning light and chat after the shoot.    Tuckahoe ask for a $5.00 donation to be left in the honor box at the front gate.   Once you enter the grounds via a long driveway to the enterance and we will meet there promptly at 9:30a.m.  http://www.tuckahoeplantation.com/visit/

I'm not sure what is close by for brunch/lunch, so I'm open for suggestions or maybe you can bring your own snacks.

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  • Tina P.

    I already uploaded a few pics from Tuckahoe, but decided to also do a slideshow w/music. Enjoy!
    https://vimeo.com/93438666

    1 · April 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tina, I really enjoyed your video. Thanks so much for sharing it!

      May 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Very nice Tina.

      May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well who can complain when one gets credits in such a nice little slide show? Secret, i didnt have macro lens either! ;) George

    May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where and how do you guys store your photos?

    April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, I'm sorry. I am wondering how you store your pictures...meaning hard drives or external drives or clouds. What do you trust? I had many pictures in a cloud and they were lost somehow. I do not want to have just one place for them. I was wondering what others use. All your pictures are so professional. I am a little self conscious about posting some here. I have not made time to stop and get a good look at them. I do not have photo software on this computer yet. but I will get one or two on here within the next two days:)

      April 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amy, I store my images on an external hard drive. I would suggest you also ask this question on the RPMG Facebook page. I'm sure several folks can give you an idea how they store their images. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.c...­

      1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I believe I have Cathy's sunshades. Merle found a brown tint, metal frame sun glasses. Let me know & I will make sure that you get them.

    April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So that's where they are! Thanks for rescuing them Merle and Ava - I will get them next time I see you. (And if I never reconnect with them, it's not a problem - they're the $2.99 specials from Target. :) Had a great time at Tuckahoe! Thanks so much for putting it together!

      April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I remember you that you told me about your sunshades Cathy, so when Merle said he found them, I knew they were yours. I have them in my car. We'll meet again.

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just wanted to say what wonderful photographs everyone posted for this meetup, great job guys! Also, don't forget the open house and reception tonight at ArtWorks & Plant Zero. http://www.artworksrichmond.com/Show2014-04.htm
    I'll be at my studio tonight, Studio 5 in Plant Zero, so feel few to come and check out the show in ArtWorks and drop by the studio next door for a chat or maybe even shoot some photos. hope to see you guys again soon!

    2 · April 25, 2014

    • Deb S.

      Sorry to miss it Skibo - hopefully next month.

      April 25, 2014

    • Linda Fern S.

      Thanks for the invite to stop by your studio.....maybe next month after Artworks reception! It was nice to meet you yesterday!

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to meet everyone. Thank you for answering my questions. Hopefully, I can do lunch next time:)

    3 · April 24, 2014

    • Tina P.

      Amy - I didn't even see you after we first introduced ourselves. I hope you got something out of your first visit and hope to see you again.

      1 · April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was good to be out w others who like photography:)

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fridays are hard for me but I hope to check ArtWorks out.

    April 25, 2014

  • Linda Fern S.

    I, too, enjoyed the meetup at Tuckahoe! Perfect weather with lovely gardens and great company! Lunch afterwards was a nice way to socialize and learn some tips from Deb ..... such as focus-stacking your images for increased DOF using your macro for flower pics. Thanks Ava for organizing this event!

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Beau R.

    I just sent in a short reply yesterday because I had too much to do back at the office. This was one of the best photo shoots I have ever attended. Although the Tuckahoe Plantation was beautiful with lots of things to see there besides flowers, what made the day was getting together for lunch afterwards and discussing aspects of photography. It was really a chance to get to know others in the group. It made my day! Thanks to Ava and Deb for the shoot location and the luncheon location. I am ready to do this again.

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    5 stars. I think everyone had a good time. I know I enjoyed it.

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      George I just sent you a reply to your question. I hope it reached your e-mail. BTW Thanks for coming out today. It was nice to meet you.

      April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got them in ! So simple onece one knows the way in! Thanks again fo ra great day.

      1 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to say how much of a good time I had and enjoyed meeting everyone today to Ava and Deb plus all the others who attended the meetup today.
    Thanks for a great day.

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So glad you joined us today Elbert. It was nice to meet you, and thanks for adding to the fun!

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    You ladies & gents were great today. I just finished editing & trying to narrow down my images to post. I've seen some really great images. I learned quite a bit today from all. Thank you for sharing tips.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time today at Tuckahoe Plantation photographing the gardens. I'd like to see more weekday meetups, especially when lunch is involved! It was great to meet new people and see old friends. Great company and great shoot. Thanks Deb ans Ava for setting this up!

    3 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Skibo. It was good to see you again. I look forward to more weekday meet ups and hopefully I can take you up on your offer.

      April 24, 2014

  • Tina P.

    Good meetup, good people, good lunch! Enjoyed it all and looking forward to the next one. Thanks for organizing, Ava!

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank You for coming out today Tina, it was good to see you again. I really enjoyed today as well.

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What beautiful scenery to photograph and how wonderful to be outdoors enjoying this lovely day. Enjoyed lunch outdoors and the great company. Thanks Ava and Deb for planning and hosting this. It was so nice meeting other members.

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank You for coming out today Patricia. It was nice to meet you and I hope we were able to help in some way.

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ava and Deb, super day, thank you. Yes lets do more weekday events!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Deb S.

    So much fun to meet new people and to share photography tips and locations! Thanks for organizing this Ava!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Betsy P.

    Had a wonderful time being outdoors shooting beautiful scenery with a nice group of people. Lunch and "chat" was great, too. Thanks to Ava and Deb for organizing and hosting the event.

    2 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank You Betsy. It was good to see you today & thank you for coming out. I really enjoyed this meet-up. Great group!

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect weather and a lot of fun. Ava is great - kept me laughing!

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank You Cathy, and I'm so delighted that you enjoyed yourself.

      April 24, 2014

  • VeraLee L.

    Had a great time, weather was perfect. Lots of stuff to photograph. Excellent lunch and great company and conversation. Looking forward to next Snap & Chat. Thanks Ava.

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank You VeraLee. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself and it was nice to see you.

      April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful crowd, great lunch and great chat. Thank You all for coming out this morning. Thank You Deb Snelson for your great explanation of DOF & thank you Linda for recommending Portico Restaurant.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It pains me to do this, however, I have to cancel for today. I've been up ill all night. Looking forward to seeing the pictures and hope to make the next one.

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear this David. I hope you feel better soon.

      April 24, 2014

  • Diane M.

    Really disappointed that I'm ushering for Wicked matinee that day! Would have loved to go.

    April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Diane, sorry that you will miss this one. See you at the next S&C. Enjoy Wicked.

      April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ava please add me for lunch as well!

      April 23, 2014

  • Beau R.

    OK, yell and i will help you get up.

    April 22, 2014

  • Beau R.

    Ava, I am not sure if I should attend as much as I would like to. I cannot get on the ground or get down on my knees -I may not be able to get up. What do you think?
    Beau (Merle)

    April 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Merle, don't let that stop you. This is not a ground shoot. Some folks might wish to shoot low & Tuckahoe doesn't mind. I'm in the same boat as you with my knees. So don't laugh when you see me struggling to get up.

      April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join for lunch but I do not think I will be able to this time. Since I cannot be sure, I will decline. The menu looks great though.

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long does the shoot last? Does it continue after lunch?

    April 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amy we will probably leave Tuckahoe around 11a.m. & head to the restaurant. You may continue to shoot at Tuckahoe, or you can join the group at the restaurant. I will be making the RSVP's for the restaurant today.

      April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    All I have 11, including myself as RSVP's for lunch on Thursday. The following folks have responded with yes for lunch, Betsy, VeraLee, Cathy, Merle, Tina, Deb, Elbert, Patricia, Linda, David & Ava. I will call in the RSVP's tomorrow. Please reply back if there are any changes or if I have overlooked anyone. Also, just an FYI, there is plenty of room to get on the ground to shoot low on Thursday. You might consider bringing a mat or knee pads if this is your intent & don't forget your external flash. See you all on Thursday at 9:30a.m.

    April 21, 2014

  • Betsy P.

    fyi - my voice is weak/breathy from a medical procedure a wk. ago, but I can be heard if the person is close to me and it's not too noisy. I will enjoy listening to everyone else talk. See you Thurs. Looks like a beautiful day.

    April 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Look forward to seeing you on Thursday Betsy. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

      1 · April 21, 2014

  • VeraLee L.

    Never been to Tuckahoe, looking forward. I would like to join you for lunch also.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to go to lunch if there's still room!

    April 18, 2014

  • Betsy P.

    Count me in for lunch at Portico as well.

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boo hiss I'm actually traveling sorry I'm going to miss you guys

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Carol, but I still wish to go out for some low light shooting.

      April 18, 2014

  • Tina P.

    Just to clarify - meet promptly at 9 am? The time on the meetup says 9:30 am.

    April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Tina, I changed the time to 9:30a.m., once I found out the restaurant doesn't open until 11:30a.m.

      April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just updated the time in the above notes.

      April 17, 2014

  • Beau R.

    If there is still room I will do lunch also.

    April 17, 2014

  • Tina P.

    Please add me to the Portico list for lunch. This sounds like a fun weekday shoot! Thanks for organizing, Ava.

    April 17, 2014

  • Deb S.

    Add me to you lunch reservation count!

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to do lunch also so count me in for Portico.

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in for Portico. Hopefully, it will be nice weather so we can eat outdoors on their lovely patio.

    April 17, 2014

  • Linda Fern S.

    Count me in for lunch at Portico's!

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in for lunch. Thank you Ava.

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for all of the comments, but depending on how many wish to go for lunch, we will need to make reservations for 6 or more for lunch, so please let me know if you wish to go to Portico Restaurant for lunch. Just leave a comment here by next Tuesday, April 22nd at 12noon.

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW my schedule has been super busy. I really wanted us to go to Maymont this week, but the kids are out of school this week & Maymont is overflowing with families & kids. I called Tuckahoe to find what is blooming, so by next Thursday, we've missed the tulips, but Mary assured other flowers are blooming. I've been here once & there are cows, chickens, etc. and old barn & beautiful gardens & let's hope the grass is green. There is plenty of room to get on ground to shoot. Linda has suggested we go to Portico Restaurant for lunch, so we can chat. Lunch is at 11:30a.m., here is a link to the menu to those who wish to go: http://porticorichmond.com/lunch/

    April 17, 2014

  • Linda Fern S.

    "Portico Restaurant" is very close...on River Road (with outdoor patio) if anyone wants lunch.

    April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good to me Linda. I will post a link.

      April 17, 2014

  • Tish U.

    Sorry...a full day of appointments on the 24th! Have fun!

    April 17, 2014

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