Nature Photography

Shoot the Stars! (Cancelled)

Shoot the Stars! (Cancelled)

Date: March 26, 2017
Time: 8:30pm
Place: Santa Monica Pier

I've had this image of the Milky Way over the Santa Monica Pier in my head for a while and the darkest skies of the month are happening this weekend. My handy dandy PhotoPills app (thanks, Senthil!) tells me that the stars will literally align (with the pier) roughly between 9pm and midnight. So if anyone wants to join me in trying to make this shot happen or create other night images, come meet me at the base of the Santa Monica Pier at 8:30pm this Sunday evening (Mar 26). 

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Phone It In Photowalk: Venice Beach

Phone It In Photowalk: Venice Beach

Date: April 1, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Venice Beach, CA


Whether you shoot for team iPhone or team Android, using your smartphone camera is a great way to sharpen your creative vision. So let's ditch the DSLR's and leave the mirrorless bodies behind. Today, it's all about shooting with our phones and practicing Seeing.  

Our route will be a repeat of last year's Worldwide Photowalk Day (check out the event photo gallery). Even if you attended that event, it will feel completely different when you're shooting only with your phone.  We start by walking the Venice canals and then make our way back to the beach and down the boardwalk past muscle beach and all the shops, arts & crafts stands, basketball courts, skatepark and public art walls. 

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