Smugmug DGrin Glacier Shootout and Cycling Photography

The October meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm.


19:00-19:30: Sign-in and mingling period
19:30-20:15: Smugmug DGrin Glacier Shootout
20:15-21:00: Cycling Photography and Welch Creek Road
21:00-21:30: Monthly Assignment: COLOR

Smugmug DGrin Glacier Shootout

Every year, Smugmug’s online user group DGrin hosts a shootout. This year it was in Glacier National Park in Montana, with over 40 attendees. The shootout is a chance to spend time with enthusiastic and talented Smugmug users and pros in a collaborative, fun and beautiful environment. Come listen to Doug Quist and Chris Pedersen report on the daily events, the training from Smugmug’s resident pro (Andy Williams), resident artist (Marc Muench), and pro Dave Porter. Also see some of Chris and Doug’s pictures and those of other shootout attendees. Chris promises that this presentation will feature lots of pretty pictures and no graphs or technology! Sign-ups for next year’s shootout will happen soon, so this is your chance to find out if it’s something for you.

Cycling Photography and Welch Creek Road

I’ve been participating in a local cycling series called Low-Key Hillclimbs. Each week during Fall, we ride a notable Bay Area climb, such as Page Mill Road, Mt. Hamilton, Mt. Diablo, or Old La Honda Road. On November 3, I am coordinating the Low-Key ride up Welch Creek — said to be one of the toughest climbs in the Bay Area — in Sunol. Welch Creek ascends 2265 feet over 4.1 miles, with an average gradient of 10.7%.

The November Monthly Assignment will be CYCLING and what better way to capture the assignment than during a bike race! We’ll go over dramatic photographs from cycling’s storied — and sometimes sullied — history and discuss logistics for photographing the ride.

SmugMug Monthly Assignment: COLOR

Get colorful with this month’s assignment: COLOR

The winner of the monthly assignment will get a free 1-year Pro account subscription on SmugMug for having the best photo of the group!

Only new photographs taken from the previous meeting date to the next meeting date will be accepted.

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