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Got Camera. Will Shoot…for drinks

We are lucky to have creative folks in the NoHo Arts District who do some amazing events. Meet the folks at Drink and Click™ – a social photography group that gets together with local photographers to socialize, talk, teach and learn. So they walk as a group taking pictures and making pit stops at pubs.

Drink and Click™ was founded by Juan Gonzalez in Austin, Texas and they currently have 14 cities and continue to expand multiple chapters around the world, including Tokyo, Berlin, Vancouver, just to name a few. They have a strong social media presence and they interact with other chapters by shooting a monthly theme for prizes. They have a large group of prize sponsors including Adobe Cloud, Macphun, Think Tank Photo and Fujifilm to name a few. This event is open to all skill levels – everyone is welcome. Shoot from your DSLR or camera phone and submit your pictures to their Google+ or Facebook page for prizes!!

This month Drink and Click™ heading to NoHo Art District in search of GRAFFITI. Yes, that is this month’s theme and lucky for them, there are plenty of great bars in NoHo for them to stop at.

“We are meeting at one of my favorite bars, The Federal, which also has a delectable selection of food if you want to get there a little early and try it,” says Ana Lopez, chapter director.

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7PM
Walk begins at 7:30PM

WHERE: The Federal Bar NoHo
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(a block from the North Hollywood METRO red and orange lines!)

THEME: graffiti

Why did you choose the NoHo Arts District for this month’s Drink and Click event?

I chose the NoHo Arts District for its richness in culture and abundance of night life. I love the numerous pubs in the area with outdoor sitting for my members to share photography tips and tricks while enjoying a nice, cold brew. There’s plenty to capture in the Arts District, whether it’s neon signs or people walking the streets from venue to venue on warm summer nights.

What’s the route you will take?

What are the prizes this round?

Our prizes include gear or memberships any photo lover would be thrilled about. This month’s prizes are as followed:

1st Place +Adobe Creative Cloud Account
2nd Place +ViewBug Account
3rd Place +Rocky Nook Ebook

So the photographers submit their images to google+ and facebook. Is that all they have to do?

To be eligible for this month’s Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following:

We love our sponsors. This month we have Adobe Cloud, ViewBug and Rocky Nook. Members must follow (Like) their accounts on their favorite platform, whether it be Google+ or Facebook.

All photos submitted must be taken the night of the photowalk.

Can anyone join the fun?

Anyone can join the fun! Most of our members are over 21 since we are a hybrid between a pub crawl and a photo walk group. That being said, our members are not obligated to drink alcohol. They can indulge in non alcoholic drinks, but they must be over 21 if they are to enter the pubs.

As far as skill level goes, we welcome all. We look forward to giving new photographers helpful tips or learning new techniques from professional photographers. No need for a DSLR, a camera phone will do. As long as they are having fun clicking it’s all that matters!

Is there anything you’d like to highlight about the L.A. chapter?

This group was quite successful in the past, but the former chapter lead moved to Texas and this will be our first meeting as a freshly formed chapter. There are several chapters formed in the US and around the world. We have chapters in Texas, Chicago, New York, Mexico, Tokyo, Germany, and Japan to name some. I believe we have plenty of talented photographers in LA that can bring the heat and win some of these monthly challenges.

Sometimes we host events with camera makers who let our members test out their cameras. Check out this link to the latest event we had with Olympus and Panasonic.

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lisa BIANCONI

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