Photos of last night's San Francisco meetup. January 25, 2006 8:00 PM   Subscribe

Photos of last night's San Francisco meetup.
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:00 PM (34 comments total)

In attendance were: DaShiv, kirkaracha, epimorph, erisfree, occhiblu, obloquy, caitlinb, grateful, ambrosia, jewzilla, cali, kcm, JZig, drdanger, tula, Triode, purplefiber, bananafish, and four guests.

Great turnout! No complaints from me about the lighting this time since kcm was kind enough to allow me to monopolize his flash the entire time, so a big thanks to him for making my photos possible. I was taking my candid portraits the whole night; for shoutouts and other candids, see kcm's and caitlinb's photos. Triode's photos should be forthcoming.

Anyone on the market for a new MeFi crush? According to caitlinb, she'd like to organize the next SF meetup sometime around Valentine's, and we hope to see you all there as well.

Thanks to everyone for a great time!

Confidential to ambrosia and purplefiber: yes, I'm a sadistic bastard for unscrupulously taking utterly unguarded candids of people eating and drinking. (See also.) Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.
posted by DaShiv at 8:04 PM on January 25, 2006

DaShiv takes the most beautiful photographs, come to New York and turn me into a MetaHottie!
posted by onalark at 8:22 PM on January 25, 2006

excellent photos, as usual. thanks.
posted by crunchland at 8:22 PM on January 25, 2006

You're a fine-looking bunch. Great photography, too. We need to get y'all out to the East Coast to take flattering portraits of us, too.
posted by Miko at 8:22 PM on January 25, 2006

Triode's photos are now online. Including the infamous (ahem) beer photo-shooting technique.
posted by DaShiv at 8:31 PM on January 25, 2006

Heh. That last Triode photo is awesome.

And that's pretty much how DaShiv looked the entire evening.
posted by occhiblu at 8:50 PM on January 25, 2006

that looks like it was a lot of fun. yay for you folks.
posted by shmegegge at 8:51 PM on January 25, 2006

I added my DaShiv technique shot after I remembered about my other memory card, too. I'm glad the flash got some use, I'm always happy to do available light. :) I *did* get my 20mm f1.8 today, a day too late.. ah, well. Good times.
posted by kcm at 9:02 PM on January 25, 2006

(as for the shoutouts, my apologies, they are in focus and the faces are not for the most part.. no depth of field shooting wide open :) )
posted by kcm at 9:06 PM on January 25, 2006

kcm, I usually get around that by giving the focus ring a small twist to put the focal plane somewhere between the shoutout and the subject's face if the two are close enough together, so that I take advantage of the DOF on both sides of the focal plane. Alternately: the 85/1.2 I was using gives beautiful backgrounds but virtually no workable DOF, so for this photo with erisfree I asked her to hold the paper closer to her chest. Although due to being a drunken boor at the time, I may have used a different word in my instructions -- I've forgotten exactly what I said...

She didn't slap me, in any case.
posted by DaShiv at 10:15 PM on January 25, 2006

great photos! that was lots of fun... let's definitely do another one soon.
posted by purplefiber at 10:40 PM on January 25, 2006

yeah, I was being pretty passive all around out of sheer lack of energy so I just shot people as it came .. and from what I hear out of her own mouth she only slaps people she "likes", IYKWIM.
posted by kcm at 10:52 PM on January 25, 2006

How fun! My former roommate grew up in the Sunset and Yancy's was (still is) the hangout for his group. I've sat at that very table many times. Cheers BayFis. Someday (not too) soon.
posted by donpedro at 11:18 PM on January 25, 2006

She was too far away to slap you! NOW I know why you brought that long lens ....
posted by caitlinb at 11:59 PM on January 25, 2006

she only slaps people she "likes", IYKWIM.

Aww, crap.
posted by DaShiv at 12:15 AM on January 26, 2006

Looks great, as usual, DaShiv.
posted by brundlefly at 12:21 AM on January 26, 2006

Woot! Several pictures of me that don't suck!

You guys are all awesome, can't wait for the next one.
posted by JZig at 12:26 AM on January 26, 2006

This was one of the best meetups I've been to.

Except, scarabic, we missed you terribly!
posted by epimorph at 1:07 AM on January 26, 2006

Come to SF - we do great photos and air guitar
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:47 AM on January 26, 2006

God, you're all so handsome. I was going to go to the London meetup on Feb 18th but I don't want to let the team down by showing up.
posted by oh pollo! at 5:03 AM on January 26, 2006

Yeah, the last London meetup was particularly sauve and dashing.
Despite us MeFites turning up.
posted by NinjaPirate at 5:14 AM on January 26, 2006

To say what has already been said, you do a great job making everyone look damn good.
posted by rxrfrx at 5:40 AM on January 26, 2006

Everybody is beautiful!

grateful--What are you doing over there? You belong over here.
posted by OmieWise at 5:58 AM on January 26, 2006

Hey guys, thanks for the shoutout. But kcm didn't label the photos & I have no idea what advice the unlabelled folks are talking about.
posted by dame at 7:28 AM on January 26, 2006

You belong over here.

Yeah. You won't be back by tomorrow evening, eh?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:50 AM on January 26, 2006

Wa-hey! It looks like it was a fab meetup! Excellent photos, too!
*waves at Cali*
posted by ooga_booga at 10:20 AM on January 26, 2006

Great turnout, and lots of fun! Thanks to caitlinb for setting the wheels in motion.
posted by ambrosia at 11:39 AM on January 26, 2006

How come West Coast meetup pictures always look to me like they were taken in such well-lit spaces?
posted by mds35 at 12:06 PM on January 26, 2006

Fancy camera equipment and the fact that many of the meet-ups have taken place in well-lit spaces (at least by bar standards) or outdoors.
posted by occhiblu at 12:40 PM on January 26, 2006

I'm hoping pictures of me from the upcoming BMD meetup will look good for the opposite reason: dim lighting and shaky camera work. We should know after this weekend.
posted by OmieWise at 1:39 PM on January 26, 2006

DaShiv, you have my permission to say "boobs" if you're ever taking my picture and need me to hold a shoutout card closer to them.
posted by matildaben at 2:37 PM on January 26, 2006

Well I wasn't there but my friend Suzanne (bottom left), who moved to SF all of 3 weeks ago, said you were nice folk and she had a good time.... except for someone who ribbed her about being a lurker/party crasher :) I paypal-ed her $6 so she can join up and avoid future ribbing.

If she fails to do so I give my hearty endorsement for future harassment. Don't be T, Suz.
posted by phearlez at 3:27 PM on January 26, 2006

You belong over here.

Business trip to SF + MefiMeetup = Rockin' good time had by all. I won't be back for the MD/DC meetup, but I'll try for the next one.
posted by grateful at 3:51 PM on January 26, 2006

Spectacular photos (as always) from what looks like a great time! I especially love the shot of the DaShiv Beer Technique (patent pending).
posted by scody at 3:55 PM on January 26, 2006

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