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first weekend back

August 19, 2008
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Hello, there are a couple of things we will be doing right away, the first weekend back. Some of you are moving in early, some of you are hopefully freshman so will also be moving in, and the rest of you, tough luck!

On Friday night it is Torch Night. This is the annual candle lighting ceremony. A couple of us will take photos at this, but it’s not a big deal. The big deal is the Photobooth we are doing afterwards as part of the Danes After Dark First Weekend Bash. I think we will set up before Torch Night, during, or immediatly after. Not sure, but you should be there by 9:00. We will be tabling for new members, having our Photobooth, and giving away posters. It’s gonna be a blast!


Second, the SA is having a Student Organization Expo of sorts, that will be on State Quad on Sunday from 3-7. It’s a BBQ too, hopefully there will be free food. But anyway, we are signed up to table at this too.

Right now that is it for opening weekend, but it’s a busy time so feel free to take photos as you wish. (People moving in, parents crying)

MEETING: Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug 26th, at 8:00 in the office. We will discuss tabling and having a General Interest meeting the following week. Try and make it.

Photo Service Day Trip

July 22, 2008
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Join us for a day trip to the Berkshires. –RESCHEDULED until Spring semester– , we will leave campus at 10am (tentative time) and make the 45 minute trip to Massachusetts.

First stop:

Hancock Shaker Village, circa 1785. This village is right outside Pittsfield, and has many antique houses, barns, farms, and the likes. 20 acres of beautiful landscape and tons of cows! It’s very photogenic, with rooms being very rustic and simple, but the light in some of the buildings make dramatic settings and perfect silloutte opportunities. Ben Garver, the Photo Editor for the Berkshire Eagle newspaper, will join us for an hour or two for a hands on photo tutorial.

Second stop: Lake Onata for a picnic lunch. (bring or buy your own) Very scenic lake with public beach, fishing dock, boating, and plenty of space.

Third, and final destination: The Norman Rockwell Museum. Located in the very beautiful town of Stockbridge, the museum has an extensive gallery and large property, including outside sculptures and Rockwell’s actual studio. Norman Rockwell paintings are so fine in their details that they can almost be photographs, so we can learn alot from him.

Check back for definite dates and more details, including who’s driving and what else to prepare for. The first of many great Photo Service trips!

About this blog

July 20, 2008
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This blog will serve as the place for Members to keep tabs on whats going on. You’ll be able to read meeting recaps, in case you can’t make meetings, plans for future photo shoots, links to cool articles and photos, as well as polls so that you can vote for what kind of trips or equipment you would like. Officers will all be able to post, so this will be the place to check on the hap.

It’s summer now, the living’s sleazy, and we won’t be up to much until September. For now, we’re shooting Summer Orientation for Mark Schmidt and the Media Department, for the UAlbany website (props to Leon for this photo), and we’re doing some recruiting at the Danes After Dark social’s for incoming freshman.