- Joined Oct 8, 2007
I agree with arsenal with the social aspect of it all. I mean if you are a person that likes shooting with a crowd, then this is perfect. So many people to interact with, drink and just talk photography and what not. I don't hate on it with that but I do hate how (for me) I would't be productive with so many people out. I tend to clam up when there are so many people shooting the same thing. Of course I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't think I was doing original shooting. Actually I am sort of purposely finding all these IG spots in SF just to know how things are done but at least I do it in peace and it's my own personal adventure.I went to the first 2 meetings. It was definitely cool at first but I got over the whole thing really fast. Maybe because it was really unorganized back then and we spent like 2-3 hours walking around the same block..
Maybe it's just not for me, but if you're barely getting into photography or are looking to connect you should definitely check it out. I guess I enjoy being a lone-shooter like Fong.
Still though, the Flashmob thing is apparent and notable. Can't deny their presence in this photography thing. Looking at those pics makes me realize how saturated the "industry" is if you want to call it that. Probably why this is only a hobby for me and not a career. If I did this as a job, I'd probably hate it. Got people shooting things with Go Pros, phones, point and shoots and all doing better than even me. Haha.