I was honored to be asked to speak to a great group of people at the Charlotte Photography Meetup Group last night for their June meeting. Let me tell you that this group, 900+ strong, has a fantastic network for budding photographers and semi-pros alike. Let me tell you a little about them.
The group was founded on the principle of sharing photography and technique. Today the group has a growing library that members have access to, photo trips, opportunities for learning seminars, monthly photo contests centered around a theme and just plain fun. Dues are more than reasonable and help pay for meeting space, etc. See more about them here.
I would strongly recommend that you check this group out and consider joining even if you don't live in Charlotte. You can still be active with some of the out of town events and the calendar on the web site is well formatted and easy to use.
Great group of great people!
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