It’s been awhile since I’ve written about the photo group I’m trying to start in my town, so I figure it’s time for an update.
It’s taken 7 months, but it’s finally starting to come together. We have our monthly meeting tonight, and by my calculations of members I’ve spoken with or emailed, there should be at least 4 there. To me this is huge, and I’m really excited about it. I’ve moved the meeting location from a small coffee shop to conference room at a local library which should make it tons easier to have more people in the future.
Last month we had our first group photo outing, which was fun. 3 members showed up and we walked portions of Pets(Petrifying Springs park) snapping away. Hopefully tonight we will plan the next one.
Another portion of the group that I’m happy to see starting to take off is our members photo gallery. One of the benefits of being an official member, is getting an account to upload and display pictures at one of our websites. I’m a little nervous as we grow because the server that houses the photo gallery is starting to get maxed out on space. The good news is I have another server I’m prepping to take its place. Just need to save up for a couple more large hard drives!
Which segways me into another area of our group, which is merchandise. We have an official PhotoKenosha online store thanks to the wonderful service of Cafepress! I just got a couple of shirts and a coffee mug and they look great.
It’s been a lot of working getting it to this point and I don’t think it will ever get easier, but I am having fun and have already met quite a few other local photography enthusiasts, which makes it all worth it.