Photo Weekend in NYC

18 August 2018

I was so excited to be invited to a photography gallery opening in NYC by MeRa Koh.  She is the photographer I have travelled with to Thailand and Utah.  I was already planning on being in Maryland during that time so it was a no brainer.

I left Quinn with Grams and Pam and hopped on the train to NYC.


Her exhibit called "A Different Life" was showcased at the Sony building.  MeRa is one of Sony's premier artisans.  

A handful of the ladies that attended the winter retreat in Utah in January.  From Texas, Washington, California, Florida, and Chicago.


With our trusty leaders MeRa and Brian. 


 All of these ladies are previous students and showed up to support MeRa.  I'm  peeking out from the back right in the middle. 


MeRa is such a talented photographer and it was pretty fantastic to see her work on the walls.  If you click HERE you can see her husband, Brian, and daughter, Pascaline, "televising" the event live. 

The next morning we went back to the Sony building for a workshop.  The view was pretty amazing. 


And the inside of the Sony building was pretty nice too.


Friday night we went out for Italian food in Brooklyn and then down to the water to shoot the NYC skyline.   There were about 15 of us with our big cameras on tripods.   In this image you can see the Statue of Liberty on the far left of the image. 



We were shooting these images with a 30 second shutter speed which made the water really flat and reflective.  Here's a similar shot below from my iphone.  Not so great. 


On Saturday MeRa did a mini-class that was open to the public.  It was geared towards professional photographers who shoot families and kids.  MeRa is a master of using light so I am always learning from her when shooting side by side.   Here we are on the streets of NYC shooting one of the volunteer models. 


I love getting together with my photography group.  I'm always learning and making new friends.  And I'm happy to say that I'm already signed up for another weekend retreat!
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