Austin Photography meetup

Austin Photography Meetup – #OhSnapATX2

The date is June 9th 2018, and and I pull into Austin, TX with a good photography friend of mine. We stop and grab a bite to eat before heading to the capital building in downtown Austin. The clouds start to gather as it starts to sprinkle outside. Nothing major, but I still walked cautiously up to the capital building before taking out my camera.

Austin and surrounding area creatives collab

Little did I know the rest would be a blast! The ATX insta-meet was hosted by local photographers led by Portraits_by_G. They killed the meetup and I know everyone had a great time.

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Gathering at the Capitol Building | Portraits_by_G saying a few words

Starting at the Capitol building

The meetup was more of a photo walk that happened to start at the Capitol building. I wasted no time getting started right after we arrived. I met a local model named Tyler and she did an amazing job. She had beautiful long hair that just danced in the wind during our shoot. I also got to work with a few other models before moving to the next location.

Across the street from the Paramount Theater on Congress

 

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Making the best of a location. Across from the Paramount

The Paramount Theater on Congress St.

The next location was a few blocks down the street on Congress. The Paramount theater was pretty busy so we casually walked across the street and still made the best of the location. This is where I met Gabby, and she did an awesome job posing for me in front of the colorful buildings and textures around the area.

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Rooftop fun at sunset

Parking lot debauchery (no not really)

The last location (technically second to last) was a 7-story parking lot off of Congress. We all packed into 2 large elevators and headed for the top floor. The sun was already setting so we all rushed to get our shots in of the beautiful sunset. Again, I jumped at the opportunity to work with Gabby while she danced in the wind. Within 20 mins a security officer came out and asked us to vacate the premises. It happens, and we wanted to be respectful of the location and property.

Photography Meetup Austin Parking Lot

Getting to the rooftop of the parking lot for sunset

Ending the photography meetup at the park

Across the street from the parking lot was a small park that we used to finish our shoot. The sun was pretty much gone by this point so we said our final goodbyes to the new friends we made and trekked back to the capitol building parking area.

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Saying goodbye to the Capitol Building on our way back to Dallas

Photography Meetup: The importance of collaborations

This meetup was more than just a small group get together. It allowed people from all over the Austin area to come out and showcase their creative sides. We drove for 3.5 hours just for this shoot from the Dallas area, and we went to support local artists. There were many models, photographers, and close friends to support the group but we wanted to represent Dallas in the process.

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Local Photographer with Model

Get out of your comfort zone

The biggest takeaway I can give you from this experience is getting out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and meet new people. All experience levels were onsite, but everyone had smiles on their faces. If you get a chance, take a quick look at Instagram and search with the hashtag #ohsnapatx2 to see all the great photos from the meetup. Until next time, best of luck and happy shooting!

My final images from the meetup

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Tyler at the Capital Building | Sony a7ii | Sony 55mm f1.8

Austin Photography Meetup

Tyler Street Style Walk | Sony a7ii | Sony 55mm f1.8

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Portrait of Tyler | Sony a7ii | Sony 85mm f1.4 GM

Austin Photography Meetup

Portrait of Tyler | Sony a7ii | Sony 85mm f1.4 GM

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Alura on Congress | Sony a7ii | Sony 55mm f1.8

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Portrait of Alura on Congress | Sony a7ii | Sony 55mm f1.8

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

Austin Photography Meetup

 

 

 

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About the Author:

My name is Jason, and I am a Sr. Creative Professional located in north Dallas, TX. I collaborate with creatives from all over the DFW and surrounding areas. This blog is dedicated to capturing some of these great model test shoots and collaborations, and I hope it helps you find inspiration for your own work.
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