Drive By Shooting

August 3, 2009 at 6:25 pm (Florida, Miami, networking, photography, social event, Social Events & Networking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )


August 1st and 2nd was the Formula & Automobile Racing Association (FARA) race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As part of Shoot Miami I was awarded an all-access press pass, allowing me full admission to pit row and past most of the safety fences.

FARAUSA was established in Florida to allow amateur and beginning drivers to compete with more experienced drivers. August 2nd included not only racing for MP1 – MP4 and F01 & F02 class cars, but also a demonstration by a top-fuel dragster, racing bike, drifting competition, and even the Tour de FARA – their charity bicycle race.

After 6 hours in the sun and taking over 750 pictures I was ready to head home. The event was fun. The event was fun! FARAUSA’s next event is September 26th and 27th, and their endurance race, 24 HRS OF MIAMI, is scheduled for November 6th through 8th. If you enjoy racing, you’ll enjoy this event…just bring sunscreen and ear protection.

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Shooting Miami Through a Pint of Guiness

June 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm (Art, Art Event, Education, free, Miami, networking, photo walk, photography, social event, Social Events & Networking, South Florida) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Last night was my first venture to a Shoot Miami Meetup. Anytime you get a group of people together who are passionate about one topic, good discussions are sure to follow.  In attendance were people hailing from a wide variety of camera platforms – Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc – and photographic experience levels.

The upstairs room of John Martin’s Irish Pub in the Gables was filled with photographic portfolios from the members. Some of these photographs yielded stories of photographing gators from a few feet away, painting with light, and macro (or micro, depending on platform) shooting techniques referencing a variety of subject matters.

The gathering was informative and helpful. ZiZi, the group leader, is heading up the Photo Walk along Lincoln Road on the 18th of July – I’ll be leading the South Beach walk around the same time. They have a Fourth of July outing planned for Miami Beach, as well as a meetup for the Miami – Homestead Speedway FARA Race in early August.

I look forward to doing more with this group in the future. The seem very low-key and willing to share ideas and techniques.

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