Friday, March 28, 2008

Our last Pictage PUG meeting! So...ccccoldddd...!

Our last Pictage PUG (stands for Pictage User Group, but Matthew (my son) likes to imagine that it's actually a meeting about the breed of dog) was fantastic! We had some great discussions and learned lots from eachother. We talked about Pictage of course, but since a few of us were fresh off the WPPI convention we had lots of info to share. Business methods, sales stragegies and techniques, shooting ideas...all kinds of geeky photographer stuff! It was great!

The only thing was there was no heat in the entire second floor for some reason, and it was freeezin! I'm getting cold just thinking about it. Everyone had their coats on and done up, scarves and hats on but we pressed on! I ordered a diet coke, which came with ice, and quickly realized that a cold drink would simply not do. It was coffee after that (sweet, warm coffee) which I held tightly to keep my fingers warm. I think I ended up having 6 or so. Don't worry, I switched to decaf after the first few.

Here are some shots we took. I'm not sure who took which picture as the camera was making it's way around the room at one point.

In attendance were:
Matt Green of Matt Green Wedding Photojournalist
Adrian and Viktoria Van Leeuwen of Luminous Light Photography
Irina and Mihkel Fortey of Irina Photography
Libor Josef Hemerka of Studio Images
Michael of Michael Anderson Photography
My good friend Krista, of Krista Jefferson Photography
Kayla Soomer of Soomer Photography and Design

and Bryan Caporicci of Bryan Caporicci Photography


Okay, first off, Bryan is usually aware of the camera. Second, he almost always makes some kind of a face. See if you can spot his 'looks'.

The smiley look. Doesn't Mihkel look pleased with Bryan in the background?

And then the stare broke, and laughter ensued!

I really don't know how Bryan does it. This isn't even a picture of him, he just knew I was taking a picture and bam! the eyebrow raise!

Here is the intrepid Mike. Nice stare!

From accross the table Libor is shooting me shooting him.

Discussion discussion discussion....

I'm not sure if you can tell. But a second before this picture, Bryan noticed me and creeped in the smile. I'm going to get a candid someday!

This is what happens when I tell him the meeting is almost over.

I don't know who was taking these, but it looks like an experiment.
No flash.

And some flash.

I'm pretty sure I didn't take this one.

More talkin'

I grabbed this one, beacuse Bryan was actually trying to sneak a picture of me at this moment. Look at his right hand....finger on the trigger shooting from the hip! I love it!

And one final parting shot of Libor. Looking good my friend!

Till we meet again!

1 comment:

IrinaPhotography said...

Chris! This post is awesome. Some good laugh for me on the whole freezing fact. I love the PUGs regardless :-)
The flash, no flash images are mine. Just had to test your camera!