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Orlando Meet and Greet
Posts: 322
Orlando, Florida, US


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Thursday March, 19th 2009, 7-9PM

This event is a causal meeting of photographers and models in the Orlando area to get together and discuss photography in a constructive atmosphere.  The meetings cover critiques of each others work, peer tutorials on photographic tips and tricks and general photography discussions.

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This event takes place on every 3rd Thursday of each month (generally) from 7-9pm. (people tend to arrive early and leave late though, check this thread to see if anyone will.)

The date for the next event is Thursday, March, 19th.

http://www.walker1812.com/borders/opec-location-banner.jpg

Well for our 10th OPEC we seem to have stopped our wandering caravan and found a new home... the first night there in November seemed to go over well and playing Wii Mario Kart on an 12' wide screen was a great way to end the night, lol.

The new location is in the new Orlando Photography Studio, a studio consisting of a couple of local photographers who share the space. The studio is in the back of the Altamonte Commerce Center in Altamonte Springs (see map below)... Feel free to contact people on the thread who say they are going to see if they want to go in together on some food.

311 Altamonte Commerce Blvd
Suite 1606
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Basically at the intersection of Central Prkwy and I-4 where that big useless and solitary high rise is in Altamonte by the mall
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Same time 7-9pm but of course we usually arrive early and stay later... maybe more Wii or a movie on the big screen.

You won't have a problem finding the studio... we will either have someone outside or do a cheesy balloon thing.. All are welcome to attend.

Pass the word so that everyone knows the location.

http://www.walker1812.com/borders/opec-what-is-banner.jpg

All that said...

This, folks is NOT a social event.

The critique setup is classic art school. You get up and present your works one at a time. There will be a moderator, whose job it will be to make sure everyone stays on track and to keep others from talking out of turn. The presenter will show a piece and everyone will have a chance to ask questions about it, and then present their thought-out critique of the individual images (NOT the photographer or model's work in general). Honesty is best here, but we need to keep this constructive. "That sucks," is NOT acceptable. Point out what you like about it, you don't like, etc.

The format for the event will start off with a general critique of about 5 photographs of historical or artistic importance by renowned photographers.  Then will move on to a presentation of approximately 4-5 photographers or models.  The critique will adjust for models due to the fact that there we are commenting on the model and NOT the quality photograph. We are still working on a good format for model critiques.

Critiques need to be constructive and tactful.  A lot of emphasis is placed on the negative usage of the word critique.  In that art world it is a learning tool and saying positive things about a photograph is an equal part of it as pointing out areas of improvement.  If an area needs improvement try to point out possible ways of implementing it as well.

For further detail on the type of critique that will be expected, please follow this link to How to Judge Art: Five Qualities you can Critique whether you’re an Artist or not

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This is an open event and anyone is welcome to attend, though it's nice to announce your intentions on here instead of showing up without warning (which is still acceptable but surprising to us) The people who get to present and be critiqued are usually people who announce their desire to on here, but if you ask to be, please show up or we may not let you play with us anymore.  Also, if you are unwilling to have your own work critiqued but like to show up to throw in your two cents, you may be asked to put up or shut up.

If you STILL have questions regarding this group, please contact Jesse (aka Walker1812)

For those wishing to attend, please post your interest in the thread.





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Feb 21 08 09:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


Course now you put the new thread up... after I say something which will make you poke me with a sharp stick...
Feb 21 08 10:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
EricaDean
Posts: 13,628
Altamonte Springs, Florida, US


Look at the time, man. It was posted 10 minutes before you said something. I'm good.
Feb 21 08 10:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dark Angel Photography
Posts: 9,584
Orlando, Florida, US


...WoW, that was cool...no pretty lights, but I clicked on the link and I was like...   "BOOM"..."BAM"..."ZING"...transported magically right here to the "NEW" Official Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique thread...(OOPEC)...

   ...Whoa...too cool man...

   peace by transporter beam systems...
Feb 21 08 10:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mark Reese Photography
Posts: 21,622
Brandon, Florida, US


Walker1812 Photography wrote:
Course now you put the new thread up... after I say something which will make you poke me with a sharp stick...

Yes Jesse, a 'wheelchair friendly' place might help encourage those of us in wheelchairs to attend. wink

Feb 21 08 10:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dark Angel Photography
Posts: 9,584
Orlando, Florida, US


...hey, uh, you kinda missed me.???...   I did'nt even get to represent...

   hrumph...

   death by misrepresentation...   LoL...
Feb 21 08 10:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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EyeCanShoot
Posts: 1,084
Orlando, Florida, US


Dark Angel Photography wrote:
...hey, uh, you kinda missed me.???...   I did'nt even get to represent...

   hrumph...

   death by misrepresentation...   LoL...

Sup brotha smile

Feb 21 08 10:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
George Lue
Posts: 8,233
Orlando, Florida, US


Dark Angel Photography wrote:
...WoW, that was cool...no pretty lights, but I clicked on the link and I was like...   "BOOM"..."BAM"..."ZING"...transported magically right here to the "NEW" Official Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique thread...(OOPEC)...

   ...Whoa...too cool man...

   peace by transporter beam systems...

Are you serious?

We're the friggin Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique? (OPEC)?

http://www.evworld.com/images/opec.jpg

We have the awesomest acronyms EVER.

Feb 21 08 10:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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EricaDean
Posts: 13,628
Altamonte Springs, Florida, US


Dark Angel Photography wrote:
...hey, uh, you kinda missed me.???...   I did'nt even get to represent...

   hrumph...

   death by misrepresentation...   LoL...

The only people I take for granted as being there are me, Marliese, Jesse and James (IZONU), and the last only b/c we're talking with him about using his space. Lol.

Everyone else I wait for a request to be added to the list.

Feb 21 08 10:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marliese Leitner
Posts: 5,879
Winter Park, Florida, US


George Lue wrote:

Are you serious?

We're the friggin Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique? (OPEC)?

http://www.evworld.com/images/opec.jpg

We have the awesomest acronyms EVER.

*nod*

Feb 21 08 11:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Grimm Visions
Posts: 170
Orlando, Florida, US


I checked my calendar, I'm good, put me down.
Feb 21 08 11:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


George Lue wrote:

Are you serious?

We're the friggin Orlando Photographic Eat & Critique? (OPEC)?

http://www.evworld.com/images/opec.jpg

We have the awesomest acronyms EVER.

I agree.  I can think of more later for other things.  In fact I think I shall smile

Feb 21 08 11:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


Grimm Visions wrote:
I checked my calendar, I'm good, put me down.

yay

Feb 21 08 11:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


Mark Reese Photography wrote:

Yes Jesse, a 'wheelchair friendly' place might help encourage those of us in wheelchairs to attend. wink

Sigh, picky picky

Feb 21 08 11:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


Lot of new ideas coming for improving the eat & critique to make it even better.  Thanks for all the feedback so far and hope to hear more.

This is also a very wordy BUMP
Feb 22 08 12:46 am  Link  Quote 
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H E R B L I S H
Posts: 15,022
Orlando, Florida, US


Walker1812 Photography wrote:
Lot of new ideas coming for improving the eat & critique to make it even better.  Thanks for all the feedback so far and hope to hear more.

This is also a very wordy BUMP

bump you!

Feb 22 08 12:49 am  Link  Quote 
Event Planner
Orlando Meet and Greet
Posts: 322
Orlando, Florida, US


herblish wrote:
bump you!

Welcome back from the other side of the looking glass... did you get my stroopwaffles??

- Jesse (I really need to remember what account I am on and not get distracted by the thought of Dutch cookies)

Feb 22 08 01:15 am  Link  Quote 
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H E R B L I S H
Posts: 15,022
Orlando, Florida, US


Orlando Meet and Greet wrote:

Welcome back from the other side of the looking glass... did you get my stroopwaffles??

- Jesse (I really need to remember what account I am on and not get distracted by the thought of Dutch cookies)

I actually ate alot of Argentine Steak and Dutch Sloffens!!

Feb 22 08 01:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dark Angel Photography
Posts: 9,584
Orlando, Florida, US


...BUMP on a Hot Tin Roof...
Feb 22 08 01:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


herblish wrote:

I actually ate alot of Argentine Steak and Dutch Sloffens!!

You forgot my cookies didn't you?  You are so not my new best friend....  You can have your elton john records back, I never want to see you again *throws self on debbie gibson fan club pillow and cries*

Feb 22 08 01:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


Dark Angel Photography wrote:
...BUMP on a Hot Tin Roof...

Thanks for the technical assistance tonight, it was of great help, even with the images being distorted a little bit and the color off, it would have been much much worse without it.

Feb 22 08 01:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Grimm Visions
Posts: 170
Orlando, Florida, US


Walker1812 Photography wrote:
*throws self on debbie gibson fan club pillow and cries*

This may be the scariest mental image ever.  I am proud to say that I hated Debbie Gibson in her prime, when all the little girls around me squealed over her.

Feb 22 08 01:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Walker1812 Photography
Posts: 17,093
Orlando, Florida, US


Grimm Visions wrote:

This may be the scariest mental image ever.  I am proud to say that I hated Debbie Gibson in her prime, when all the little girls around me squealed over her.

And here you thought you were the only one who could create horrific fantasy images smile lol.

I can make it worse. *picture me pressing the Debbie Gibson fan club pillow up to the Backstreet Boys one and pretending they are making out*  Debbie is such a tramp.

Feb 22 08 01:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Grimm Visions
Posts: 170
Orlando, Florida, US


Walker1812 Photography wrote:

And here you thought you were the only one who could create horrific fantasy images smile lol.

I can make it worse. *picture me pressing the Debbie Gibson fan club pillow up to the Backstreet Boys one and pretending they are making out*  Debbie is such a tramp.

Here is a frightening one for you, one of the backstreet boys actually had a crush on me when we were 11 or 12, before he was a backstreet boy. Would probably have dated, except he had been dating a friend.  That's actually completely true.  But here's the funny part,  I had no clue he became a backstreet boy until I was 22, because I never liked them and had no clue what their names were.   I almost made out with a backstreet boy,  AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Feb 22 08 02:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
photoduvall
Posts: 308
Longwood, Florida, US


Erica would you put me down on the list for Thursday March 20th.
Feb 22 08 05:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carl Roberts
Posts: 32,952
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


Morning kids
It was a distinct pleasure to see each and every one of you that wandered out last night
I believe a good time was had by all
Helpful information was exchanged

Jesse, you did a fantastic job leading the entire thing
Marcus, very helpful with the technical part, that was very nice of you

Erica, loved how you kept things in line when they got too long winded

The only down side at all is seeing all those pictures reminded me of just how much I suck artistically

I am looking forward to the next one
Please put me on the list
Feb 22 08 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
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EricaDean
Posts: 13,628
Altamonte Springs, Florida, US


Carl Roberts wrote:
Morning kids
It was a distinct pleasure to see each and every one of you that wandered out last night
I believe a good time was had by all
Helpful information was exchanged

Jesse, you did a fantastic job leading the entire thing
Marcus, very helpful with the technical part, that was very nice of you

Erica, loved how you kept things in line when they got too long winded

The only down side at all is seeing all those pictures reminded me of just how much I suck artistically

I am looking forward to the next one
Please put me on the list

It's a growing experience for all.

I'm sadly disappointed that Jesse didn't explain the basic terms to me in a very mocking voice. I was looking forward to that. 'Cause I really don't know 'em.

Feb 22 08 07:13 am  Link  Quote 
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Carl Roberts
Posts: 32,952
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


EricaDean wrote:
I'm sadly disappointed that Jesse didn't explain the basic terms to me in a very mocking voice. I was looking forward to that. 'Cause I really don't know 'em.

In a French accent
That would have been awesome

Feb 22 08 07:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
IZONUFOTO
Posts: 587
Frederick, Maryland, US


I had the strangest dream last night.....I was in a room surounded by ....oh $HIT ....that was real??????
Feb 22 08 07:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Carl Roberts
Posts: 32,952
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


IZONUFOTO wrote:
I had the strangest dream last night.....I was in a room surounded by ....oh $HIT ....that was real??????

Were you attacked by a bear?
http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pho … b4b907.jpg

Feb 22 08 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Mark Reese Photography
Posts: 21,622
Brandon, Florida, US


Carl Roberts wrote:

Were you attacked by a bear?
http://modelmayhm-3.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pho … b4b907.jpg

Pink blood?

Feb 22 08 07:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
EricaDean
Posts: 13,628
Altamonte Springs, Florida, US


That cinnamon roll was freaking awesome last night.
Feb 22 08 07:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
IZONUFOTO
Posts: 587
Frederick, Maryland, US


strict dress code for all future OPEC meetings....Beret and Chin hair

I'd add a pic  but ....Im lazy
Feb 22 08 07:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carl Roberts
Posts: 32,952
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


I had the French Onion Soup and a salad
12 dollars later....

Those Cinnamon Buns were killing me
The cookies too
Feb 22 08 07:49 am  Link  Quote 
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EricaDean
Posts: 13,628
Altamonte Springs, Florida, US


IZONUFOTO wrote:
strict dress code for all future OPEC meetings....Beret and Chin hair

I'd add a pic  but ....Im lazy

Uh... chin hair? I think Marliese and I would look a bit... odd.

Feb 22 08 07:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Reese Photography
Posts: 21,622
Brandon, Florida, US


EricaDean wrote:

Uh... chin hair? I think Marliese and I would look a bit... odd.

Oh, I don't know.. I think  you'd both look cute as bearded ladies. tongue

Feb 22 08 07:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
IZONUFOTO
Posts: 587
Frederick, Maryland, US


we'll just do a little dab on with a sharpie....it'll look great..trust me ..I'm an artist
Feb 22 08 08:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carl Roberts
Posts: 32,952
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


IZONUFOTO wrote:
we'll just do a little dab on with a sharpie....it'll look great..trust me ..I'm an artist

I never trust anyone who says "Trust me"
Especially not that guy who said he was a proctologist

Lesson learned if you get my drift

Feb 22 08 08:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
IZONUFOTO
Posts: 587
Frederick, Maryland, US


I never said I was a proctologist....I said...I needed to practice if I wanted to become one....besides..if it was so bad...why did you call me the next day
Feb 22 08 08:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sospix
Posts: 21,300
Orlando, Florida, US


What time does this thing start tonight  .  .  .  wink

SOS
Feb 22 08 08:20 am  Link  Quote 
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