One of the things I have loved about my journey in photography has been the community that I have been able to grow and surround myself with. It has been the single greatest asset in my own growth creatively and technically. Lately, I have given a lot of thought to that community and the people within it. Some of those people are students who have grown into friends and who keep asking me to teach more classes. Truthfully, I feel a bit intimidated about the idea of teaching. Mostly because I want so greatly to be able to reach my students and be assured that they are learning something. There are a lot of classes available to photographers now and I don't want my classes to be like so many of those I would describe as 'empty'. At the same time that all of those thoughts have been banging about in my head, so has the notion that the online existence of the photography industry just isn't right for me any longer. I want real interactions/discussions/relationship building. I want to move my online community to my real life. So...to that end...I have decided to host a photography meet up. One where local Calgary and area photographers can meet and shoot and talk shop and get to know each other(yes, I know that was a run on sentence...I did it intentionally so I think that means it's cool grammatically speaking). I want this meet up to be open to anyone who might be interested in growing their own community. Don't be intimidated...grab your camera and come! If it proves popular, I'll host more.
So, I propose a walk through Fish Creek Park for starters. And, then, perhaps we can move on and have drinks afterwards. This is a democracy, so we will vote on 'bar or coffee shop'. But, if you have ever wanted to ask me a question or just to meet other people who also have a passion for photographing their way through life, then this is meant for you.
when: Tuesday, April 8th @ 5:30pm
Where: Fish Creek Park(contact me via this website to receive full details)
What to bring: your smiling face and your camera...and, your walking shoes. We will be walking. Dress for the weather. And, oh...leave your kids at home. I think it would be more fun if it was just us adults.
RSVP: through the contact page on this website. I'll send you further details. Make sure to vote 'bar' or 'coffee shop'
Who is this for: I will assume a basic understanding of photographing in manual, but...don't let that intimidate you if you feel like you should come. I haven't taught a beginner class in awhile, but if enough beginners show an interest...well...I will :)
And, because a post isn't a post without a picture...something I took in Norway
And, be sure to share this with any of your friends out there who might be interested in coming out to play! If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask either in the comments section here or on Facebook. See you on the 8th!