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19.09.2010 11:00 to 14:00
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Meeting Point: Starbucks Freiestrasse

As discussed, we're going to warm up with some street photography around Basel. We will meet up at Starbucks and, share some tips and tricks and then head out for some snap shots.

Followed up with discussion group one week later, on Monday the 27th @ Lällekönung 8PM.

What can you do until then?

You can start preparing your self already. As I mentioned there are few good books by Bryan Peterson that are ideal for beginners.

If you are interested in improving your composition, I'd recommend Learning to See Creatively.


If you are interested in learning more about the technical part of photography; aperture, shutter speed and iso, I highly recommend Understanding Exposure.


Look forward to see you all again.
RSVP'd Yes: 10 (10 members and No guests)
  • Begga
  • BaselLife
  • Butters - Thanks Begga :)
  • jlramp - I'd love to join you - haven't been to any of the meetings/events yet, but keen to meet other photographers and up my skills. Do i have to be a "member" already? janet
  • Halaseh
  • ErnieH - could use notes Begga!! - you will be blown away by my Kodak digital!!! Dont be jealous=)
  • PTaz - Thanks Begga, but i dont think you could do notes for such a high level camera as a "Canon", I know you have to make do with a poor 'Nikkon' LOL
  • JG2008
  • MoeCat
  • Slaphead - Long time since I've popped up to Basel to see you lot ;)
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  • Jonnp - Hope to make it, look forward to meeting new people as well!!
  • ravib
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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

Hi Janet

No you do not need to be a member, we welcome all camera enthusiasts. just come along to starbucks, we will probably be downstairs and the ones with cameras on the tables.

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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

In case you didn't know it, that day is also the SlowUp day in Basel-Dreiland but it seems not to be really in the City so you should be okay.

FYI:
http://www.basel-dreiland.ch/?Home
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Thanks so much for organizing Begga
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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

In addition to the books that Begga is suggesting, the author also has a number quite informative, if slightly offbeat, videos on youtube.

You can find them here

By the way I can really recommend "Understanding Exposure" to anybody who is finding themselves struggling with Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO, and how you can use these settings creatively.
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Hello,

I am in Schaffhausen, and have never done "photography" before. Yes, I took pictures, on vacation, etc, and do so now somewhat. But never had a good camera for photography =) I still do not. I only have some digital small camera, good for vacation etc...

I have always been interested in photography, and since I have just moved to Switzerland, and am trying to get to know people, I figure taking this up, may be a good time to do so!

So are you open to complete newbies? Not sure if I will make it the 19th, since I am not sure I will have a camera by then...

I am actually moving into a flat this week, and have to dish out some Money for furniture - yay....

Looking forward to hopefully joining sometime if I am welcome

And any suggestions on a decent camera and accessories for a beginner would be great. (I will definitely look into getting the books mentioned at the top of the thread)

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I am in Schaffhausen, and have never done "photography" before. Yes, I took pictures, on vacation, etc, and do so now somewhat. But never had a good camera for photography =) I still do not. I only have some digital small camera, good for vacation etc...


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Hi Ernie

You are very welcome to come over and join us, bring whatever camera you have, as i was told its not about the camera its about the composition.

I would even recommend that you come to one of the meetings, there you will meet people with "canon" and "nikkon" and others so you can see what the different cameras are like before spending a lot of money on a DLSR etc.

Hope to see you on the 19th if you can make it.

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Hi Ernie

You are very welcome to come over and join us, bring whatever camera you have, as i was told its not about the camera its about the composition.

I would even recommend that you come to one of the meetings, there you will meet people with "canon" and "nikkon" and others so you can see what the different cameras are like before spending a lot of money on a DLSR etc.

Hope to see you on the 19th if you can make it.

Phil
Hello Phil,

Well I think I will probably make it - just may have to keep my little digital camera hidden so I do not get laughed at =) Thanks for the response!! =)

Ernie
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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

BUMP. Only 5 days left for this event
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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

Sorry 1 more question

I have never been to Basel and will arrive by train - how do I get to the Starbucks from the train station please?

Thank You!
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I have never been to Basel and will arrive by train - how do I get to the Starbucks from the train station please?
From the SBB, catch the 8 or 11 tram (they both leave from the same tram stop towards the right hand side as you leave the station) and go 3 stops to Barfüsserplatz (for the right direction, 8 goes towards "Kleinhüningen" and 11 towards "St Louis Grenze".)

When you get off the tram you will see a street (Streitgasse) leading off to the right from the front of the square (opposite the end of the tram stop - it goes past a Coop Pronto that you should be able to see from the tram stop).

Go to the end of this street and turn right onto the main shopping street (Freiestrasse). Starbucks is about 50m up, on your left. The main seating area is downstairs.




P.S. Don't use Papa Joes or Des Arts from this map as a landmark. They aren't where they are shown on the map.
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Thank you a ton!!! very helpful
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Where are you leading poor Ernie mirfield?

I had this Starbucks in mind.
Take tram 8, 11 or 2 from SBB to Bankverein and it is one minuet walk from there.
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Where are you leading poor Ernie mirfield?

I had this Starbucks in mind.
Take tram 8, 11 or 2 from SBB to Bankverein and it is one minuet walk from there.
Same place, I just thought my way there were less choices of street, so less to go wrong. (Sorry, I'm used to creating instructions for idiots)

Though this afternoon I did notice that you can actually see Starbucks from the BV tramstop, so it might have been easier your way.

It'll get him there
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oh oh - I am going to end up in some Starbucks somewhere and just hope I find some people with cameras there... hahah!
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oh oh - I am going to end up in some Starbucks somewhere and just hope I find some people with cameras there... hahah!
Trust Begga's Directions, you know what they say about men and directions LOL. If you get off at Bankverein head down the side of the Credit Suisse bank and you cannot miss starbucks on the right hand side.

If you are unsure i am coming past the SBB anyway so PM if you want to meet there.

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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

I've got some PMs from people who are new in this hobby and don't know much about their camera or photography in general.

So I've put together few notes for beginners to keep in mind.
It would be good to know approximately how many people think they will be needing them so I can have enough but not too many (let's spare the rainforests ). It would be good if you could mention it with your RSVP and also type of camera. I can help the Nikon users out and I'm sure some of the loosers.... oh I mean the Canon gentlemen can help the Canon users out

Bare in mind though, that this is not a free photography class. There will be no professional teachers. We are all hobbiest who want to share our hobby with other hobbiest and learn from each other and have some good time.
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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

I would like to come but I may have a lunch booked that day. If not and I am free I shall come otherwise next time. BTW is film acceptable? I dont understand all those buttons on digital cameras and like the simple life.
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Re: Basel Photo Club - Street Photography

I changed my rsvp to reflect what you asked for =) I know you will all be jealous of my fantastic camera =)

Though I will probably lower myself to get a decent nikon or canon next month!
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Film is fine too of course.
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I can truly say; I'm waiting with great excitement!
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