October 15, 2013

a Sunday photo-walk in San Rafael


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photo by Donald Kinney

One of the perks of being a shutter-bug is the occasional opportunity to get together with other photographers to compare notes. On Sunday I met up with several brand new friends on a "photo-walk" through downtown San Rafael--something I would probably never think of doing on my own.



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photo by Donald Kinney

And while the others sharpened their skills by asking "real" people on the street if they would be willing to pose for pictures, I gravitated towards models I felt more comfortable with, such as these beauties who were waiting patiently and motionless in storefront windows along Fourth Street.



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photo by Donald Kinney

A great time was had by all, and the motto of the day was not to take ourselves too seriously. I'm sure we all learned all sorts of things from each other's perspective. On the right is Jerry Downs who led and organized our walk, which was free. Mr. Downs is a professional photographer with an incredibly playful attitude, humor, and a down-to-earth philosophy about photography. I'm looking forward to Jerry's new book, Why You Were Born, which is due out in April. The book is all about remembering what it was like to be a kid. Jerry grew up in a large family--11 kids, so he has experience.


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2 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Chicken. Real people was the assignment.

AphotoAday said...

Yeah, SINBAD'S DAD (JOHN) I guess I'm busted.

 
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