Thursday, February 23, 2006

just a tease

Hey guys (don't take that literally, I'm lookin' out for all you ladies too)

There are several things cookin' on the burner right now, but they're not yet ready for Prime Time Posting. In the mean time, I wanted to give you all an idea of what this coming Saturday will look like.

We are going to try something a little bit different and sort of split the day into two parts. We'll try this approach for three or four weeks and see how it goes. If you're anything like me, I think you'll like it! So here's how it breaks down: First, we'll meet at 11 AM (location TBD), but we're not just gonna stroll around and take pictures right away. Instead, we'll spend an hour or so talking shop. Each week we'll focus on one specific technique/principle/workflow/idea and really try to understand the ins and outs of photography. Additionally, this is a great time to get feedback about your pictures and learn from other's experiences.

Sometime between noon and one o'clock we'll grab lunch --heck, we could take it back to the third grade and we could all pack lunches!! After that, we'll venture out and have an opportunity to practice what we just talked about. This will give us more of a focus and will help solidify our skills.

Basically, the idea is that we can do more than just take pictures together. We'll have an opportunity to learn and practice and hopefully bridge the gap between head knowledge and experience.

Now, I realize that you all have a life (no comment =) and probably won't be able to make it every Saturday, but that's fine. Maybe you can only make it to the first part; maybe you can join us for the whole thing --whatever works for you. Different people are looking to get different things out of the group; all I'm trying to do is provide an opportunity for us to get the most out of it.

So that's the idea. Details will follow shortly, but now at least you've got a tentative view of the next few weeks. AAAhhhhhhhhh..... SNAP! =)


At 10:46 AM, Blogger Rod L said...

I think that this is an excellent format. It gives sort of a combined "class room" experience, plus application. Question: Will this entail meeting near our proposed subject area for the day?

Also: I made a new entry on the Blogger Site for Rod L, but I'm not sure how to pull the profile from your questionnaire in, as well as tie it to this site. I'd also like to replace the current profile listed for me on this site. Do you need to do this, or am I missing something?

At 1:03 PM, Blogger StephenElliot said...

Glad you like the idea --I do too, in case you couldn't tell. =)

Until I figure out a better way, you guys can just add comments to your profile page, and I'll make the changes myself. For example, Stuart just pasted the outline and answered the questions as a comment. I then took his answers and plugged them into the main section. Does that answer your question??

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Rod L said...

Gotcha. Thanks for the example. I'll try to update later today...


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