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Chicago April 22nd POTN Meet

 
drparker
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Mar 04, 2007 17:16 |  #1

Join us Sunday, April 22nd for a get together in Downtown Chicago with a pre-meeting the night before.

Saturday evening Pre-meet, get together. We'll meet at Phil's hotel, The W Hotel Mapexternal link at some point we'll head out for some night time shooting of the skyline etc..

Sunday 5:00am Catch a sunrise over the lake.

Sunday 9:00am meet at Millennium Park at Cloud Gateexternal link (the Bean), Directions, parking info and mapsexternal link

Go to this poll and vote for what parts of the get together you'll attend.


As we Iron out more details I'll add them to this first post.


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Mar 04, 2007 17:23 |  #2

So a meet time how does 9:00 sound or earlier ?
Meet by the "Bean"(Cloud Gate sculpture) in Millennium Park or Navy Pier?


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Mar 04, 2007 17:25 |  #3

Does anybody want to meet earlier for sunrise shots at The Planetarium. I figure dawn will be about 5 with sunrise at 5:30 to 6:00. After this we could get coffee then meet everyone else at 9:00.


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Phil ­ Light
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Mar 04, 2007 17:48 |  #4

drparker wrote in post #2814654external link
Does anybody want to meet earlier for sunrise shots at The Planetarium. I figure dawn will be about 5 with sunrise at 5:30 to 6:00. After this we could get coffee then meet everyone else at 9:00.

If the weather looks like it will cooperate, and if I manage to get a hotel, I'd be up for early shooting.


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Mar 04, 2007 20:51 |  #5

9:00 at the bean seems doable for Becky and me.

Navy Pier can be fun, too. They have a guy that takes pictures of people as they get on the big Ferris Wheel. It would be great if we all posed with our Canons aimed at him! Great oppurtunities for shots from up in the big wheel, too.

Drew, assuming you don't get any big objections to meeting at the bean, how about adding a mapquest link and parking suggestions to post #1.


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Mar 04, 2007 23:22 as a reply to Curtis N's post |  #6

Is this date set or still up for revision?
If it is set, I will book my room 2morrow so I can shoot Saturday night also (im not that far but it would be a great deal easier this way).
I think this will realy benifit me, since I am so new I can probably learn a great deal in the time we spend shooting. I will be off work all next week, so if anybody want to give me some tips before hand I would greatly appreciate it.


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Mar 05, 2007 07:14 |  #7

I should be able to make it too. The deciding factor will be whether or not my camera and all my other new equipment has been delivered. I am ordering a 400D/XTi, and the whole kaboodle just before April 1. What a great chance to try out new equipment. You folks are soooo good to me!


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Mar 05, 2007 11:11 |  #8

Im in and im up for a early shoot if the weather will cooperate with us.


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Mar 05, 2007 11:11 |  #9

Sounds like fun, I'm going to try and make it.


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Phil ­ Light
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Mar 05, 2007 12:17 |  #10

Anyone have a suggestion about a good area to get a hotel? If we use this for socializing Saturday evening, would it be better downtown, or in the 'burbs?


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Mar 05, 2007 12:37 |  #11

Trying to work out the details, since my son's B-day is the 23rd.


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Mar 05, 2007 13:12 |  #12

PhotoFranz wrote in post #2818010external link
The deciding factor will be whether or not my camera and all my other new equipment has been delivered.

Bogus! Don't let equipment (or lack thereof) stop you. Bring a single use 35mm job from Wal*Mart if (or maybe six of them) you have to.

When I see shots posted from other POTN gatherings around the world, what really grabs me is the different creative ways people can shoot the same thing.

Sure, there will be some gear talk, and maybe even some lens swapping. But it's more about having fun shooting together. This is not some sort of exclusive club where people are required to own certain equipment. We are not Nikonians!


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Mar 05, 2007 13:46 |  #13

Curtis N wrote in post #2819512external link
Bogus! Don't let equipment (or lack thereof) stop you. Bring a single use 35mm job from Wal*Mart if (or maybe six of them) you have to.

When I see shots posted from other POTN gatherings around the world, what really grabs me is the different creative ways people can shoot the same thing.

Sure, there will be some gear talk, and maybe even some lens swapping. But it's more about having fun shooting together. This is not some sort of exclusive club where people are required to own certain equipment. We are not Nikonians!


Well said!


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Mar 05, 2007 14:29 |  #14

Franko515 wrote in post #2816692external link
Is this date set or still up for revision?
If it is set, I will book my room 2morrow so I can shoot Saturday night also (im not that far but it would be a great deal easier this way).
I think this will realy benifit me, since I am so new I can probably learn a great deal in the time we spend shooting. I will be off work all next week, so if anybody want to give me some tips before hand I would greatly appreciate it.

Im not sure if this date is set in stone, cause I wanna book my room also. If the organizer of this could chime in to let us know that would be great ;) I am also a travel agent and maybe be able to get a slight discount on rooms if enough people are game.


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Mar 05, 2007 23:24 as a reply to Franko515's post |  #15

I'd say it's firm, there are at least six of us who will make it. With 3 for the night before and 4 for sunrise so far.

Hotel ???? Scratching chin in thought. Downtown would be convenient but also more expensive. If we just want to get together and socialize then the burbs would be fine. If we plan to try some night shots, skyline etc.. then downtown would make it a lot easier for you guys.

I suggest looking at Courtyard and the like to see if they have any weekend specials.


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