The Meetup site will close on August 14th but by now we should have everything running more or less properly and hope most of you will have registered with Groups Place and joined us here. We going to take a tour, answer any questions and take on board your suggestions about ways to make the site more useful. If you've had trouble making the switch, we should be able to help you through it during the break.
Our regular fortnightly meeting at River Market is a chance to meet friends, talk photography, drool (not literally, please) over someone's new toy and share a few of your images with the Group to get some hopefully useful feedback.
An essential part of every meeting is sharing your pictures with the Group and and learning how to give and accept constructive critique from fellow members. You are encouraged to bring up to 3 images which will sometimes be in response to a current assignment or Field Trip but most often be "Open". Pictures should be in JPG format (2500 pixels on the long side is perfect) and in a single folder labelled CMPG. Please don't include other material in the folder so as to make loading them on the computer painless for Chris.
River Market is a CMPG sponsor and kindly allows us to meet at their beautiful restaurant. There is plenty of car parking and it's very close to the Night Market so transport is not too difficult to find either. We do ask that members bear in mind that the venue makes no charge for the space so ordering a drink or a meal is a polite (and expected) way of supporting them. Meeting at most other places would require a doubling of the contribution we ask you for at each meeting...
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