Pre-LGM Photowalk


Pre-LGM Photowalk

Time to take some photos!

It’s that time of year again! The weather is turning mild, the days are smelling fresh, and a bunch of photography nerds are all going to get together in a new country to roam around and (possibly) annoy locals by taking a ton of photographs! It’s the Pre-Libre Graphics Meeting photowalk of 2016!

Come join us the day before LGM kicks off to have a stroll through a lovely park and get a chance to shoot some photos between making new friends and having a pint.

Thanks to the wonderful work by the local LGM organizing team, we are able to invite everyone out to the photowalk on Thursday, April 14th the day before LGM kicks off.

![Furtherfield Logo](upload://aFTC0lz6NuvAWMv7XDCASp9dpT6.png)

They were able to get us in touch with the kind folks at Furtherfield Gallery & Commons in Finsbury Park. They’ve graciously offered us the use of their facilities at the Furtherfield Commons as a base to start from. So we will meet at the Commons building at 10:00 on Thursday morning.

Pre-LGM Photowalk
10:00 (AM), Thursday, April 14th
Furtherfield Commons
Finsbury Gate - Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NQ

An overview of the photowalk venue relative to the LGM venue at the University of Westminster, Harrow:

If you would like to join us but may not make it to the Commons by 10:00, email me and let me know. I’ll try my best to make arrangements to meet up so you can join us a little later. I can’t imagine we’d be very far away (likely somewhere relatively near by in the park).

We’ll plan on meandering through the park with frequent stops to shoot images that strike our fancy. I will personally be bringing along my off-camera lighting equipment and a model (Mairi) to pose for us during the day. In case anyone wanted to play/learn a little about that type of photography.

There is no set time for finishing up. I figured we would play it by ear through lunch and to possibly all finish up at a nice pub together. (Taking advantage of the golden hour light at the end of the day hopefully).

In the spirit of saying “Thank you!” and sharing, I have also offered the Furtherfield folks our services for headshots and architectural/environmental shots of the Commons and Gallery spaces. For sure I will be taking these images for them but if anyone else wanted to pitch in and try, help, or assist the effort would be very welcome!

![Dot in the Leipzig Market, 2014](upload://u22qXutJY3dRd85gD9LM4O6BRLA.jpeg)
Dot in the Leipzig Market from the 2014 Pre-LGM photowalk.

Speaking of which, if you plan on attending and would like to explore some particular aspect of photography please feel free to let me know. I’ll do my best to match folks up based on interest. I sincerely hope this will be a fun opportunity to learn some neat new things, make some new friends, and to maybe grab some great images at the same time!

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

We are waiting to see the Photos…

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Absolutely on their way as soon as I start sorting through 64GB of images when I get back! :slight_smile: I’ll poke the others to share as well. Maybe a Flickr group would make sense?

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I’m waiting for the Flickr group! (I suppose I could start one…)

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Make sure you tell us back here when it’s done…

Not sure I’m following many from here on Flickr… should do something about that… :slight_smile:

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Ok, so just some quick thoughts around this…

There is a Libre Graphics Meeting Flickr group already where folks have been pushing some of their images:

You can see images from last year there as well. I think it would be nice if we did post images on Flickr to include them in that group for sure. We’ve got many ridiculously talented photographers in the community, so this is a great chance to make sure folks see it!

There is also already a PIXLS.US Flickr group as well. I think I set it up ages ago just in case we all wanted a place to share images:
If anyone wanted to moderate that group let me know (+ your Flickr username), and I’ll make it happen.

Feel free to push any of your images from the photowalk to that group. Maybe we could use a common tag to help finding things, like “LGM2016” and/or “LGM-Photowalk”?

This way I can start a blog post about the photowalk and hanging out - and if you license your images for re-use that would be awesome too! :slight_smile:

Done - tagged preLGM_Photowalk2016

So I’ve started another thread for us to share our images and results from the trip + photowalk. Come join us there and share some images! :smiley: