Welcome to the Chiang Mai Photographic Group. We are a mixed bunch of photographers who spend at least some of the year in this great city where the photo opportunities are endless, the food is good and the livin’ is easy. Well, easy-ish, anyway.
The Chiang Mai Photographic Group was founded in 2004 and aims to further all aspects of the picture taking abilities of its members through the sharing of skills and mutual support in an informal, inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere. All are welcome, regardless of experience - if you want to improve your skills please come along to a meeting and try it out. The CMPG is run solely for the benefit of its members and a 50 baht contribution to our funds is levied at each meeting or field trip which is used to defray general expenses and mount our annual exhibition.
We have members who have been in the photography business all their lives, beginners who are just getting to realise how much there is to learn and a whole bunch of talented people who generously share their time and knowledge. Our regular meetings are normally held every two weeks and you can find details of what's next by following the Forthcoming Events link below. Come along and share some of your pictures with us soon (See how to submit your pictures on the Event Details page).
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Wyndham & Chris
Unfortunately, Groups Place has not yet introduced the option of adding calendar entries that are not meetings, so here's a quick summary of exhibition related activities between the last Selection Meeting and the start of the show:
|November 7th||19:00 - 21:00||Selection Meeting Round 8. Your last chance to submit entries for possible inclusion on the shortlist.|
|November 11th||Online voting starts. Any member who submitted one or more pictures during the selection rounds is eligible to vote and full instructions will be available at the time.|
|November 15th||Online voting closes.|
|November 18th||Notification of your successful entries with the cost of mounting and framing.|
|November 21st||19:00 - 21:00||
Meeting at River Market - payment for mounting and framing will be collected tonight. Also, we'll be showing a video "MACRO Photography with Don Komarechka" which shows some of the techniques he uses to get such great nature and abstract images. Those who can't make the meeting can transfer money to our bank - instructions nearer the time.
Files to printer
Caption form sent to Exhibitors. We will take a quick look at how to complete the caption form at the meeting on December 6th.
|December 6th||19:00 - 21:00||Meeting at River Market - Note that this is a Thursday as the 5th is a public holiday. Exhibition Posters will be given out to exhibitors and volunteers to help with the publicity. The Exhibition Manning Rota opens and will remain online until February 10th. Main topic TBA|
|December 7th||Prints checked and deliver to framer.|
|December 10th||Caption form deadline.|
|December 19th||Party, maybe?|
|January 9th||09:30 - 12:30||Panel Renovation Day - 8 Volunteers needed. Have fun cleaning up the mess we made on last year's display panels and enjoy a free lunch|
|January 24th||21:00 - 24:00||(Not a misprint!) A couple of volunteers needed to help supervise the construction of the display and installation of the lighting at Airport Plaza.|
|January 25th||08:00 - 16:00||Volunteers needed to finish the display, hang the photographs, apply the captions and see to all the final touches.|
|January 26th||10:00||Exhibition opens for visitors. 16:00 - 18:30 Grand Opening featuring Mystery VIP. Exhibitors are expected to attend the opening - please arrive early.|
|January 27th - February 10th||See Manning Rota||Exhibition open daily. Exhibitors are required to man the show for two shifts as per the Manning Rota. Remember that times vary at the weekends|
|February 10th||19:30 - 21:00||Exhibitors collect their pictures and help dismantle the display ready for removal the next morning.|
|February 11th on||Exhibitors wonder what to do with their growing collection of prints.... Maybe time for an auction?|