Basem & Fa | Washington DC Photographers
The past few weeks have been action packed to say the least. Transitioning down to the Washington DC area has been exciting, fast paced, and a bit scary. An opportunity popped up to take over as the organizer for one of the largest DC photography groups on Meetup.com - Creative Photography DC. After a little back and forth with the former organizer we're at the helm guiding this group to better photography and camaraderie along the way.
Our first Meetup with them was Street Photography in Georgetown where there were over 60 RSVPs and almost as many people actually coming out to learn and shoot. WOW! Firstly, everyone was excited and chatty, which makes an evening walking around the neighborhood terrific. And truth be told, when the group posted their photos it was evident that they are all highly talented with beautiful photos. My favorite detail I noticed was that people were so readily helping each other, openly asking questions, and eager to learn new techniques.
Our next face to face was an early morning Cityscape shoot in the neighborhood around the White House. With the 8am start time we had a much more intimate group and really got to know each other while we caught the early morning sun across mostly empty streets. And for me, it was a bit surreal to be walking around with the White House over my shoulder doing what we love to do!
We've redesigned the Meetups to follow a scaffolded curriculum that should be engaging to new and seasoned photographers alike. Each week we have a independent challenge that acts sort of like homework between the physical face to face events. And the Meetups are focused on different aspects of photography from technique, to technical. Shortly we're planning on adding actual workshops at our studio addressing concepts like lighting, modeling, and various levels of photoshop/lightroom.
Our group has a Facebook Page: Creative Photography DC - Meetup Group, which is open for anyone to join. If you happen to be in the DMV area, and you appreciate beautiful photography, join our Meetup - Creative Photography DC and come join us!