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    North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Hello!

    Today some forum members and I had a little meetup...we compared some darkroom prints and photographed at a remote waterfall north of Dahlonega. It was great to hang out with other LF photographers! So we got to talking about forming a dedicated group up here in the north GA region and having regular meetups and trips, and eventually perhaps regular print sharing sessions or even group exhibitions if there was interest and ability.

    My thought was to start small with a group on Facebook. I know some here might eschew social media but it is a good venue for global chat/planning. So I would like to invite other LF members in the north GA area to join:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/nglfp

    This is a work-in-progress so we'll see how things go and evolve from there.
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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Corran,

    This sounds like a great idea. Meetups and being in touch locally is so important. While I greatly value this forum (a digital experience) , there is nothing like networking locally (an analog experience). I am a new member of the Midwest Large Format Asylum and have greatly benefited from the efforts of the group that founded this over a decade ago and their friendship.

    As you get launched, I wanted to suggest a feature I have found particularly beneficial for the Midwest group - an annual member print show. Not a competition but colleagues getting together informally to share their best work and get useful feedback.


    Best wishes on your launch


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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Thanks, I will check out your group page and see what we can incorporate! Yes I definitely want to do regular print "showings." I'm hesitant to say "critique" at the moment because I don't envision anything that formal or directed yet, but sharing thoughts and opinions I think is a valuable part of the process. But it wouldn't be a student/mentor relationship which I think of more when I see the word critique.
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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    We had a large format group in North Florida for about 15-years. It was perfect. No rules, no officers, no dues. We decided on a monthly meeting date - such as third Sunday. We met to shoot in good weather, and to show prints in weather that was too hot or cold. We communicated by email and it worked very well. Unfortunately, most everyone moved away.

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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Maybe we can invite Mr. Simmons up one weekend as a special guest once we get going. Or we can all go see him in St. Simons and do some coastal shooting.
    The mountain waters of North Georgia call out to me, I visit and leave only tripod holes behind. The Appalachian Trail is my treadmill and gym.
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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Keep me posted. I haven’t been to North Georgia in a long time. Come on down.

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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Sounds like a great idea, Maybe it'll get me off my butt to shoot more film.

    Image of Christchurch on St Simons.

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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Great! I will approve your request when I get back home this afternoon.
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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    BTW, nice photo of Christ Church! I haven't been to St. Simons in years. That church and cemetery was always a favorite!
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    Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Thank, received approval.

    We spend a couple weeks down in St Simons every year, always try to visit Christchurch and its grounds with the camera. This was with the Bender kit camera I made and an old fujinon 210mm. If I recalled fp4 processed in Gordon Hutchinson’s PMK.

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