Upcoming events

    • 06 Jun 2016
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 6 sessions
    • 2500 University Ave w, St. Paul MN 55114

    This is a week long  photography Summer camp for ages 9 to 12 years old. Beginning on June 6 ending on June 10, 2016 . 

    Parents will be invited to a reception on June 26, 2016 at the Hamline Library to celebrate their child's photographic accomplishments. 

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    • 13 Jun 2016
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 5 sessions
    • 2500 University Ave w, St. Paul MN 55114

    This is a week long  photography Summer camp for ages 13 to 16 years old. Beginning on June 13 ending on June 17, 2016 . 

    Parents will be invited to a reception on June 26, 2016 at the Hamline Library to celebrate their child's photographic accomplishments. 

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    • 18 Jun 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Minnesota State Fair grounds

    The Back to the 50s Car Show is one of the premier car events in Minnesota. For the past 40+ years this car show has showcased thousands of cars. Even though the name says "50s", the show hosts cars spanning from the earliest models up to 1964 production cars. 

    THE PLAN: The Car Show runs June 17-19, hours 7am-10pm on Friday/Sat and 6am-3pm Sun. Let’s meet up at 4pm at (location TBD) before to gather up, socialize for a few minutes and discuss plan of attack. We will head in about 4:30pm, shoot for a 2 hours (we can go longer if people want?) and then meet up again after at (sit down food location TBD) to review, socialize, talk photography, etc. 

    There’s a good chance we will get separated because of the size of the event and the number of people in attendance. We can setup a buddy system and mini meetup time/locations during if need be. 

    The cost $10 to get in per day. 

    There are various shuttle buses. There is a visitors guide somewhere on the website but I haven't found it yet and will post when/if I do find it. 

    Official Back to the 50s Car Show website. Click here for directions to the fairgrounds. (Note, this link is from the State Fair website, so directions should be the same but specific parking info may be different. 

    I have always parked on a side street during the car show, so I can't be sure the lots adjacent to the grounds will all be available). Here is a link to the 

    FAQs page. 

     Visitors guide here. H

    This is an opportunity to shoot not only cars, but street (sort of), people (this event attracts all kinds), there are a few action events, etc. This is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, socialize, talk photography and talk cars not only with people in our group but with others at the event. In the past I have shared my contact info and images of cars I have shot with the car owners. I have never been asked not to shoot someone or something but be aware there may be a chance for that. Prepare for the weather as needed. Here are some helpful tips, if you have never been or never shot cars before. 1) This is sorta like a trip to Disney. You walk a lot, on pavement. Wear good walking shoes. 2) Pay attention to the forecast. Be prepared be prepared for rain all the way to scorching heat and prepare to purchase fluids or bring your own. 3) Have pen and paper handy to give out contact info. Like I said above, I have talked with some car owners and shared my images with them in the past. 4) I recommend a camera bag. Equipment, pen and paper, water bottles, gear. It helps. 5) If you are into shooting details/macro type stuff, make sure to at least take a photo of the whole car and/or the accompanying sign that says the year, make and model. Then you know exactly what the car is (especially if someone asks) and so that you can appropriately tag your work when you post it. It will help get views. 6) Don't be afraid to try crazy angles and get down and dirty. Some cars are polished to the 9s and that includes the engine compartments and undercarriages. Some car guys go crazy over seeing the under-body work, especially if its clean and done well. You will likely get weird looks and maybe even some owners asking why but when you show them that BOSS image, they get it. 7) Take the time to talk to owners about their rides. Cars are an extension of people’s families, some treat them like a child of their own and no doubt they have at least 30 fantastic stories to tell about how it came to be or why they chose that model. THEN it will help you tell your photo story better AND you will remember that car and it's story FOREVER. 8) Check out the swap meet and the little side events/activities. There's a ton of interesting things there. 9) Rat Rods are a thing. And they are awesome. Some like the clean shiny look of a 50s Bel Air, others like the dirty, rusty attitude of a 30s Ford Rat rod and put just as much effort into making them the sweetest ride on the road. Even though some look like hunks of junk, they're not. 10) Details, details, details. I am obsessed with auto details right now and you should get your nose right up to these rides to see how much work goes into the details.

    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 21 Aug 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • Red Cliff
    • 3

    Hi guys ,

    Sorry wrong copy of this event went out.  Here is the updated version with more details about the weekend. This is a fabulous opportunity.

    We need to  secure the ships with payments.  Many people signed up but few have paid. Please submit your payment Today otherwise we will lose our 3  reserved sailboats. 

    We have on reserve 3 Sailboats .  18 of us can go on tour of the Apostle Island.  What makes this tour so much fun is that it is interactive. We are not just passengers we will be the sailing crew as well.  We will be instructed and expected to help sail the ships. What better way to spend the Tall Ship weekend than being a sailor. 

    below is the weekend schedule. 

    Friday

    1. Meet in  Duluth to tour the  tall ships. we will have dinner together and then head to Red Cliff

    2. Wine reception and a surprise local  fire side presentation at Red Cliff

    Participants have a choice of sleeping on the boat (bring your own sleeping bag , pillow and toiletry item) or  making reservations on your own  at  the casino hotel, in Bayfield or in the camp ground. 

    Saturday

      1 .Breakfast will be  provided along with an          before daybreak  departure  to arrive to  Raspberry to photograph the lighthouse.

      2.   Anchor in the bay and hike to the light house where sailors have the option of taking a tour.



     2      Lunch will be provided  onboard the ship as we sail to Sand Is.

      3. At Sand Island We will then  Take  the  dingy and photograph the sea caves.


     4.  Photographers will then head to shore for other photographic opportunities.


       5.  Return to Red Cliff, clean up and head to Big Top Chautauqua.  The weekend entertainment at bigtop is as follows 

    From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy – sometimes in a single song. Her two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Fosterand 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blues Album Grammy nominations. Her latest release, Promise of a Brand New Day on Blue Corn Music, earned her a third Grammy nod in 2015. Ruthie performed at the Big Top twice before, blowing the roof off the tent with her amazingly soulful voice and blues artistry. 

    Room 2 Groove takes inspiration from Michael Franti, Citizen Cope, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh to name a few. They proclaim their mission is to make the world, and specifically Northern Wisconsin, a more vibrant place to live by playing positive music that gets people up and dancing.

    Sailors have the option of purchasing  food from the various vendors at the big top venue.

      Return to marina. 

    Sunday

    leisurely morning, pack and disembark vessels. 

    TCPG organizers will return back to  Duluth to tour the  tall ships with members once again/

    Organizers will provide a lunch time meeting place for members who want to dine together before heading home.

    Head home 

    Participants have the option of making arrangements in the casino hotel, in Bayfield or in the camp ground. They can also sleep on the boat by bringing their own sleeping bag and air mattress. 

    Legendary Waters Casino, Resort, Marina and Campground, Red Cliff Wisconsin





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