NRF Gathering 2015 -- Postponed

Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
edited July 2015 in General Discussions
Hello fellow NRF members,

Although their has been talk of having two meeting this year, I'm here to inform you that one has been finalized.

Date: Wednesday, September 30 - October 4th 2015 (Sunday)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Accommodation: TBA

More details will follow in relation to activities we shall conduct while in this amazing area. For now please set those dates aside...we would love to have has many as possible to attend.

Lastly, I look forward in your input, in regards to things and areas that each of you would like to visit. I have my own list, but I have a feeling some may be on your as well....so please feel free to give me your feedback.
Post edited by Golf007sd on
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,943Member
    Nice location with lots to see and photograph. Here is a couple of starter items.

    The coast line should be on the list to photograph, both late in the day and early in the morning.

    Of course, there is a certain bridge (Golden Gate Bridge) that is a beautiful subject to photograph. My mother's
    Dad worked for United States Steel company that designed and made the steel for that bridge. He was the lead designer for that bridge and got to make several trips during construction. It's sad but the family has no pictures during the construction of the bridge. There were some pictures of major steel pieces made at the USS company in Ambridge, PA. There is your history lesson for today.

    Ali, do we know when the other site will be announced? I have marked my calendar but not sure if I can attend at the SF outing. I look forward to seeing the itinerary has it develops.
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    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    This is a maybe...but the photo ops in the Bay Area are unlimited...from morning to night...
    2010-04-16 Frisco
    Msmoto, mod
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    @Photobug: Wil let you know on the possible east cost gathering as that information comes to me. Please stay tuned.

    @msmoto: The opportunity for street and architectural photography, in SF, is vast. Hope you can join us.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Yup, first visit was in 1965.....last in 2009, when I shot this one with my D200:
    2010Frisco (2)

    Msmoto, mod
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    @PitchBlack: If you attend I will address the matter for us.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,943Member
    We need to hire a model.
    @Golf007sd said: "If you attend I will address the matter for us."
    Really....now that could change my mind in attending the SF gathering.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    We will talk about all the get togethers here to avoid confusion. I have closed the other thread.
    Msmoto, mod
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,351Member
    PitchBlack seems to know models from South Beach Florida. He could maybe hook one of those up or at least provide some phone numbers if people wanted to go to South Florida. We could try, and I am sure we would fail, to recreate some of the great photos he has posted on NR. There would also be the everglades to shoot.
  • henryvshenryvs Posts: 27Member
    Thank you @Golf007sd. Great to know the dates and a very exciting location! I last visited San Francisco in the late 90s. So many spectacular spots for us to capture around there. I had such a good time with everyone last year. I'm actually heading to LA area in late May to see family. Here's hoping I can make it to California twice in 2015! :)
    Toronto photographer (shooting with Nikon of course) who loves documentary, music, event and street photography.
    www.culturesnap.ca
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,223Member
    SF is a lovely city. I'm sure not much has changed since 2008, so I'll have to pass. Those who go will surely have a great time.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Some things are moving forward for me....so, I may be there as well. if all goes well. Will possibly have an Airstream trailer under tow....
    Msmoto, mod
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    I live in the SF Bay Area, so if anyone wants suggestions on places to stay, eat, shoot, LMK. Either PM or post here. It would be good to have a paid professional model to work into the schedule of events. I think they would need hazard pay to get in the 50° water though...
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Looking forward in seeing you again buddy. Will be in touch.
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  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    one suggestion for me is whale watching in monteray bay
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    One possible thought along the Getogether idea is The Black Hills of South Dakota. I may be out that way and if anyone wanted to join up, we could shoot the Badlands, Rushmore, Sturgis, and many other venues in the area.

    More will be revealed on my travel plans in the next week or so.
    Msmoto, mod
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,943Member
    I really like that idea of the Badlands, Black Hills, Mt Rushmore. Sylvan Lake is beautiful and lots of wildlife in Custer State Park.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • SymphoticSymphotic Posts: 690Member
    one suggestion for me is whale watching in monteray bay
    Lighthouse hunting on the California coast is great as well.
    Jack Roberts
    "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought"--Albert Szent-Gyorgy
  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    good idea symphotic - last year east coast this year west coast lighthouses :)
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    I need a head count of how many people are planning to attend this event. Thanks you
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,943Member
    I need a head count of how many people are planning to attend this event. Thanks you
    Hi friend. Hope you are enjoying the summer. I assume these are the specifics:
    Date: Wednesday, September 30 - October 4th 2015 (Sunday)
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Accommodation: TBA -
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • HockeyManHockeyMan Posts: 68Member
    I live in the SF bay area. I would love to meet and hang out with you fine folks. Plus I'd learn a ton just seeing the way you shoot.

    Mako (HockeyMan)
    D800, 14-24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4G, 85mm f/1.4G, 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II, TC17E II, D300, DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G. Coolpix E5400, some AI lenses from my father.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    I will be doing more traveling around the USA, and if anyone wants my schedule, i will be possibly be shooting the Cumbres & Toltec once again, the Xfniity Series NASCAR race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI, the VSCDA same venue, and some of Illinois Route 66. Finally, The World of Outlaws in Charlotte, NC...great venue to get up close with the drivers.

    If any of the NRF folks want to get together, for a day of shooting, or whatever, let me know by PM and we can possibly work out a Mini get together.

    My schedule unfortunately does not allow me to be in San Francisco,
    Msmoto, mod
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    Count me in for most, if not all of the days.
  • nukuEX2nukuEX2 Posts: 178Member
    edited July 2015
    Any gatherings in Los Angeles area?! :p
    Post edited by nukuEX2 on
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  • Benji2505Benji2505 Posts: 517Member
    I am not going to make it because I have guests at my house during that time. Maybe I see you in NYC or BOS some time Ali.
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