Many thanks to those members who have stepped up to organize some outings. Fred and Nick are to be commended for their willingness to be instructors on the planned trip to NYC. Photo walks in New Haven are still in the planning stage with thanks going out to Christine and Maura--details to come. The New London Motorcycle Club has invited us to shoot events at the season kick-off "Blessing of the BIkes" at Ocean Beach St. Park, April 22. We held a photo shoot at their club house in October and had a great time. This requires signing up in advance please. A group is planning a photo walk at the Conn College Arboretum--probably in late April. The Madison Cares/Habitat for Humanity folks have requested we cover their event May 12 again this year. Participants will get an ID to identify them as "official photographers" for the event. Activities chair, Archie has been in contact with the Robin Hood Festival for special photo access for the club May 27th. More on these activities will be announced in due time.
If you have an idea for a photo shoot/photo walk/meet-up, get some of the basic info together re: date and time that are good for you. We'll get the word out to the other members.
Even when there is no designated workshop leader there are usually a few experienced shooters at these events. I hope these folks will offer help to the members who are just getting started. And beginners; don't expect to be led by the hand for everything. Do some homework especially getting familiar with your camera by studying the manual. If you've paid attention at the mini-workshops after meetings you should be getting familiar with some of the terminology and camera functions as well as what they can do for you creatively. If something is unclear, don't be afraid to ask.We want to share our knowledge but we cannot be a formal photography class.
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