Monday, February 20, 2012

Doing my best to capture Austin's weirdness

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
I discovered an awesome PhotoWalk yesterday thanks to Photographers Adventure Group and Trover. The concept of Trover was brand new to me - it's a phone app that helps you share life's hidden gems, through photography, with others, and it is evidently very popular in other places in the world and is becoming a hit around here. So, the walk encouraged me to use my iphone as a camera way more than I would normally use it. That didn't stop me from taking close to 300 images with my camera - but it did open my eyes to the social networking capabilities of iphone photography and one of my fellow walkers also showed me some outrageous editing capabilites it has as well.



We were instructed to upload our photos as we took them, giving a bit of a description and posting them to the Trover site. This was a technological challenge for me, but I love a good challenge and, at the end of the day I actually won a pretty cool prize for one of the best photos! Here's my prizewinner:

Meanwhile, I met some great folks who were more than willing to share photography techniques, ideas on where to shoot as well as where to eat and we just had a fun day shooting.

And I discovered a new section of Austin that I hadn't previously known about - East Austin, which is artsy and colorful and jam-packed with good restaurants and cool murals. 
So, I had fun, learned a lot, made new friends and had a great day of shooting. If you'd like to see more, friend me on Facebook.

Meetups are great ways to find people who enjoy similar interests to yourself. I am feeling very fortunate to have found a great group like the ones at Photographers Adventure Group and I look forward to more meetups with them in the future.

Happy shooting, friends!

2 comments:

  1. Chris
    I am so pleased you enjoyed yourself at Trover's Discover East Austin Photowalk. It was great to have you on the walk. I would love to get out and shoot with you again. Us New Yorkers need to stick together. I'll find you on Facebook and reach out to schedule an outing soon.
    Theda

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  2. Enjoyed all the pictures and post.
    Welcome to Austin!
    W'MM

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