About a year ago, I sent an e-mail to a pretty influential photographer asking her a technical question of some sort. Well, as you can imagine, an influential photographer is pretty busy and can not answer every little question sent their way…but, what I appreciated was that she had it set up to where an automatic e-mail was sent telling fellow photographers who e-mailed her where they may be able to go to get answers to their questions.
One such place was David Jay’s forum, Open Source Photo Forum. Very glad for that. I have learned so much from being a member of that forum that I honestly don’t know how I would have learned otherwise.
Well, this October 19-21 was the annual OSP gathering for the southeast area photogs which I signed up for. Boy, am I glad that I did. It was an amazing experience meeting other photographers from the area that I had no idea existed. It was great meeting new people, learning new things and being able to meet people that I had been talking to on OSP for quite some time now. Not to mention picking the brains of people much smarter and more accomplished than I.
Well, to make a long introduction short, this post is all about the cocktail party. ;) YEAH!
I am a wallflower and love to have my camera at the ready so enjoy the fruits of such below. And hopefully I won’t make too many enemies after all of this is said and done.
The party was at SoChi Gallery in downtown Macon. Small venue but nice and very chic. We had desserts laid out for us. . .
. . .and DJ Kevin Nichols endeavoring to make sure the party never stopped. He did an amazing job even though not all of us were willing to get out on the dance floor.Animated conversations were to be seen throughout the evening. Some of us did eventually start warming up to the idea of dancing.Liana was an amazing dancer and was not shy of strutting her stuff. Neither was her partner seen here, Jenny.Liana is so awesome, she even makes up her own moves.Kate rivaled her for excellent dancing skills.Heather stood on the sidelines a lot but got out there occasionally.Ashah pretending to take blackmail pictures.Danielle and her husband were the cutest couple.Oh look! A fellow wallflower like myself!Ashah may look like she was just chatting up the DJ Kevin for no reason. . .but she had an ulterior motive. . .she wanted to borrow his camera. Another fellow wallflower, Chris, looking radiant. A covert shot of Heather on the dance floor.Tracee and Karlin finding something Shaun is saying very interesting it would seem. Amber having an animated conversation with Jason and a person who shall remain anonymous simply because I do not know who was behind the wall. I am not going to even attempt to figure out what Shaun was doing here. Looks like he was trying to sell me an invisible watch. Karlin explaining to TimCo that if her heart was not already taken. . . ;)
Nathan telling it like it is.
Whatever Shaun was saying must have been quite amusing and interesting as his listeners are paying rapt attention.
Okay, I’ll admit it, he can be pretty funny at times, as Tracee seems to have found out. (side note: what an amazing smile she has!)Kip felt left out so I got this quick (and somewhat creepy) shot of him. I have a feeling he is not going to be happy with me for posting it. Nathan and Amber enjoying another animated conversation.Ahh! The Karaoke was finally busted out and TimCo had his moment belting out Billie Jean. And doing a pretty darn good job at it. Dancing resumed. . .or should I say continued, as it never really stopped. Just bust a move.This lady here with Kip was, not only a phenomenal dancer, but entirely instrumental to getting OSPS4 off the ground and running. I would like to give a round of applause to Mrs. Ginger Moseley herself! And I will leave you good people with a few images of what a Heather sandwich looks like.
Thank you and good night! :)
Coming soon: I have so much more to post: shots of “class” in session as well as the amazing models we photographed on Tuesday.