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Please indicate if you are interested in a forum photography club

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GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Switchback » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:28 pm

Hi all,

As discussed in the 'Learn to use your camera' thread, I'm just throwing a stone in the bush to see who would be interrested in a local "SANParks" Photography Club. (Obviously we can't use the SANParks name though...)

This is to see if there is an interrest in local get togethers every now and then, organising small trips and even workshops between the lot of us on the forum. We may get together once every two months at a location close by like WS Botanical Gardens or something.

Some of us are quite experienced, some even professional and some others still beginning to learn more about their cameras. So, between us I'm sure we can learn a lot from each other.

I've asked DB to create a poll for us on this thread, you can indicate if you are interrested in some sort of "club" or something or not. This is, for now, for people in and around GP - of course other areas can follow suit. Also, let me know what you think or any further suggestions?
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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:56 pm

count me in :)
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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Switchback » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:10 pm

I'll run this poll for about 2 - 3 weeks. If there's a significant amount of interrest, I'll try and organise a get together before the end of the year and then we can discuss how we can take this forward, but for now:

Cast your votes please, it's your democratic right! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by PARKADDICT » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:17 pm

My daughter and myself would also be interested.
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Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:24 pm

@Switchback, as you know, I'm willing to help out on the organising and 'teaching' side
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Unread post by Switchback » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:37 pm

joshilewis wrote:@Switchback, as you know, I'm willing to help out on the organising and 'teaching' side


:thumbs_up:
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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Tigs » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:03 pm

I'm in! :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by bert » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:23 pm

Bit far away to join :cry:
But started a photoclub in my own country
Its up and running for 5 yrs and can help out with pointers if needed
We started out in a living room with 5 members, found a cheap place to rent to get together once a month and we are up to 28 .

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Unread post by saraf » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:52 pm

Love to but I think I'm even further away than Bert :(
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Unread post by PAPA SMURF » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:31 pm

Hi there
I am also too far to join but have you given some thought to making a portion of the club "on line"? ie Monthy submits of photos for judgeing on line and crits coming back the same way. Talks could also be written up and questions retured for explination or that type of thing.
In this way all the forum members interested in photography could take part.
My 2c worth -- a great idea even if it is not "on line" :thumbs_up:
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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:48 pm

bert wrote:Bit far away to join :cry:
But started a photoclub in my own country
Its up and running for 5 yrs and can help out with pointers if needed
We started out in a living room with 5 members, found a cheap place to rent to get together once a month and we are up to 28 .

wow, well done!
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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Sprocky » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:04 am

PAPA SMURF wrote:Hi there
I am also too far to join but have you given some thought to making a portion of the club "on line"? ie Monthy submits of photos for judgeing on line and crits coming back the same way. Talks could also be written up and questions retured for explination or that type of thing.
In this way all the forum members interested in photography could take part.
My 2c worth -- a great idea even if it is not "on line" :thumbs_up:
Terry


This is a great idea, and a way in which all mites can be involved. The world has become small since being on the forum and we can all sit in at club "virtual" meetings. :thumbs_up:

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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Switchback » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:12 am

Thanks for all the positive feedback so far! :thumbs_up:

Bert, I may just have a chat with you some time for a few pointers on how to manage such a club. So far the organising / teaching will be between me and joshilewis, but will appreciate any advice we can get.

Haplo has already started a form of training online, and I agree that his post must be "cleaned" up from unnecessary comments (of which some are mine... :redface: ) so that only his teaching and tips remain.

I have recently joined the Nikon Photographic club where one could send in your pics and have it judged by professional judges, not just another "expert". It costs about R100 per photo though, but you get a grading for your photos and real professional tips and criticism.

It would be a great idea to have such a thread here as well. We have one on the local 4x4community forum and has grown quite a bit. I'll have a look at it and maybe start one soon. I'll have a chat with DB about the best way to go about this and also about an "online" SANParks Photography club.
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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by yoda » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:54 am

Hi,

Great idea. Pity I am so far away :cry:

I am a member of a local club here in the UK. We meet once a week. The meetings are a mixture of members evenings (tips and advice etc), talks (a slide/digital show by an external speaker), and competitions (either open or themed - prints & digital).

Like the idea of some sort of online club.

Thanks
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Re: GP Photography Club?

Unread post by Mellory » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:26 pm

I'm in would be great to get something like this off the ground, I have a great camera but know my pics are not up to scratch.


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