View Full Version : LFers in Mpls/St. Paul area
Steve J Murray
Are there any Large Format enthusiasts on this forum who live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? I'm up for getting together sometime, perhaps for a "shoot." I have 30 plus years of experience and could give some pointers to new users. At any rate, it would be fun just to find out who else is out there in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis here. When do you think you might be here?
Another suburban Twin Citian here. An amateur who balances his interest in photography with a full time job, a wife and kids in grade school. In other words make it a quick meeting between work and soccer practice ( just kidding).
I'm in Lilydale. As a recent emigrant to the Mpls area, most of the area's photographic resources are as yet untapped, but I've been looking forward to going to a couple of the living history places in a few weeks' time after they thaw/open. I'm tentatively planning to hit the Kelley Farm on the 4th of June.
If we schedule some outings, I suspect that some of the Chicago contingent of the Midwest LF Asylum might be interested in motoring up as well, if we can tempt them with online photos of the location.
Steve J Murray
Hey, so far this is great!
Paul, I'm in St. Paul all the time. I live by West 7th and Randolph.
Dave, I too have scant time to shoot with a job and kids and home repairs etc.
Sidney, I'm right across the river! I do most of my shooting in Crosby Farm Park across the river from Snelling State Park and Lilydale. Those two areas end up in my shots half the time. That's the best place that's close because I usually only get an hour or two at a time for photography. Where's the Kelly Farm?
Lets wait for a few more responses and then I'll email you guys.
Kelley Farm (http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/ohkf/) is NW of the cities.
Ahh, Crosby Park, so that is how one gets down to the other side of the river. I can see people walking on the northern bank from my apartment, but I'd not yet figured out how to get down there. It is kind of embarassing that you say you photograph a lot in Lilydale, as I haven't really seen anything worth trying that close to home.
I am on the other side of St Paul on the St Croix River where I do most of my shooting. Funny to hear where you guys are talking about, I took my first riverine images in Hidden Falls Park several years ago. It lead to the kind of stuff I am doing today.
I'm in Princeton - the extreme NW Corner of Twin Cities Metro. I mainly shoot 35mm but picked up a 4x5 kit about a year ago and have been slowing learning. I'd love to get together for a shoot and to learn for a master...
I live in Brooklyn Park. Although I have never done any LF work, I would love to get into that aspect of the hobby. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to tag along on a get together and learn more about it.
Used to live in the Twin Cities - boy do I miss it. You guys need to head to Interstate State Park near Taylors Falls and take some shots of the potholes!
Nothing remotely as cool as that here in Dallas.
Steve J Murray
Welcome brook, Steve, and Jeff. I sent you guys an email. I'm preparing a list of everybody with their emails and can distribute this when everybody is accounted for.
Jack, too bad you're not here! Thanks for the tip on Interstate State Park. I think I've been there before, and it is beautiful.
Jack, I have some bad news foryou. Someone this spring used a hydrolic jack to push the top stone off of the Devils Chair, smashing it to pieces. Lots of folks are upset about this and a fairly sizeable reward has been offered to find the perpetrater. Jerks.
Any Twin Cities using LF for portraits? I'm very interested in pursuing this but would love to shorten the learning curve by working with someone who's already been there.
Contact me via email or give me a call!
I'm new to this board but live in Woodbury MN. Moved to MN from England back in 1994. I've been into small, medium, and large format photography since I lived in England. Got a used Wista and couple of lenses to start with from Robert White. Now have Canham 45 DLC and Mamiya 6 gear. Would like to know if anyone else is in my neck of the woods? I occasionally get out to 'Quarry Park' near St. Cloud where there is an interesting old quartz mine and some old mining hardware laying around. Taylors Falls, and Stillwater are other places I have taken shots of. I also get out to South Dakota to see the mother in law who lives in Belle Fourche. Get into the black hills and devils tower area when I can.
I realize that this is an ancient thread, but to add myself to the roll call in case something ever comes up again, I am south of the Cities in Rochester.
I made it out to Elk River / Dalbo MN area to take photos of old barns this morning. Felt good to get out and do this. Tons of photo opportunities are out there. It was a shame I could not spend the evening hours doing this. I might venture out again in the next few weeks if anyone in MN area is interested?
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