Friday last week was very exciting for me! I was invited to speak at Exposure Saratoga, a local photography guild. And what’s more, I got to speak about urbex photography, one of my favorite topics. Needless to say, I was in heaven.
Brian Hoffman, the manager of the guild, gave the introduction and opening remarks and then we were off! I spoke on not only photographic techniques and gear, but artistic motivations, safety, and legal concerns including the controversial parts of urbex itself. I was pleased to be able to give some tips on how to keep everything legal and above board; urbex is fascinating and deserves to be approached in a way that plays by the rules.
I wasn’t the only one to have fun. With plenty of togs to talk shop with, we all had a wonderful time exchanging tips, resources and personal stories. And the free food and drink didn’t hurt either. 😉
By the way, my wonderful wife JoDee accompanied me and took some pictures for this blog post. Not only that, she was also approached by guild management and asked to present on food photography this fall; so I’m very excited for her! Stay tuned for more information about that.
If you’re ever in the Saratoga Springs area, be sure to set aside some time to check out this guild. Or consider finding your local guild and becoming a member. Classes, studio rentals, and fellow photographers to chat with are great reasons for getting involved.