It’s funny to me sometimes, when I realize how much I have taken living in California for granted. I’ve got the Ocean, the mountains and snow, the city, the desert and so much more all within driving distance of me, yet there’s still so much I haven’t seen. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m kind of a homebody. So lately I’ve been trying to reach out more and explore new places.
Recently a photography Shoot & Meet group I’m in gave me one such opportunity. Earlier this month the group hosted a Shoot & Meet event at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. I’ve always seen photos and wanted to visit, but this was my first real opportunity to go and so I took the fourty- five minute drive up there. I will say it is a beautiful building.
We started off our shoot and meet event with a bit of chatting, introducing ourselves to new people and exchanging hugs with friends we made from the last event. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces.
Once most of the group had arrived we filled out our name badges, were given a few brief instructions and then were free to explore and photograph to our hearts content.
The light was fantastic every direction we turned at this venue and the view from the balcony was just amazing!
One of the things I love so much about the shoot and meet is that it’s a great place, not only to network with other photographers, but also it’s a great opportunity to try something new without the pressure of a paid session.
Towards the end of the afternoon our group had taken over the roof! I had a chance to see what some of the other photographers took and there are some incredible shots. Our group has an insane amount of talent.
Below are a few personal favorites that I took that afternoon.
All and all the event was an incredible experience! We had photographers at various experience levels and everyone walked away with something amazing.
To see more of my photos from this event watch the slideshow below: