Photography Education: Photo Clubs & Meetup


posted on 2nd of august, 2014

Although I've taken photos all my life, I can see that the key turning point, once I decided to focus on photography as a creative medium (in addition to writing) was making the effort to seek out advanced instruction from working photographers and photographic artists.

Participating in local photography clubs or groups is also very instructive, and something I recommend to newer photographers as a way to improve their skills (and long-time photographers interested in passing on what they know).

How do you find such groups? For me, Meetup.com turned out to be an excellent tool for finding clubs or groups in my area that regularly go out and do shoots as a group.

It works like this: You go to the website, put in the keyword "photography," your city and state,...

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Posted by Clippingpatharea on November 21, 2014
Wow! this picture is look so nice.thanks for sharing.
Posted by Wxh6763 on August 31, 2014
Thanks for sharing with us all !
Posted by Ginntinn on August 15, 2014
Troncey, I was right on the border at 25 miles of getting all the listings for the city center. So, I set my meetup city actually a bit south of me, so I would get the listings more out in the area where I actually want to travel. I don't know if this might help you :O I am near Boston, so while most things are in the city, I've found a lot of thriving groups in southern MA and northern RI. If there isn't anything, you could also try starting a group!



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That First Sale...


posted on 15th of august, 2014

When I was 17, in my first semester of college, I got my first check for something I had written, a whole $17 (coincidentally). It was an amazing feeling, something I've never forgotten, even though I've worked as a writer for some 20 years since. Selling my first photo (last week) , felt very much the same. There's a sense of validation, a quiet thrill, to know you've created something that doesn't just get admiring comments, but that another person thinks is worth paying for.

I sold my second photo this week (cropped below). I have a tiny portfolio, and figure I've got a couple years of work ahead of me to get it to a decent size, as I must fit this around other things, namely my FT writing/editing career and my PT sojourn in graduate school (for at least the next year or two)!

But for me, just...

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Posted by Msuzieb934 on August 18, 2014
Congratulations Ginntinn! Time flies when you have fun!
Posted by Joe1971 on August 16, 2014
Congratulations!



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New England photographer and writer, with experience in film/slide, digital, and print photography. Recent creative focus on black & white series, selective color, digital art


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