First Saigon Photography Meet

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Up until recently I wasn’t quite sure just how many people in Ho Chi Minh City were interested in not only photography, but also film photography.

So after asking around on a Facebook group or two I discovered that in fact there is quite a number of people in Saigon sharing these interests. In fact one film group has twenty-two thousand members!

I posted some of my stuff and got a good reaction so decided to see if anyone was interested in meeting up. Not for a photo walk or anything like that, just coffee and general photography chat.

I set up a public facebook event, posted it on some of these groups and hoped that at least five to ten people might be up for it.

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By the time the event rolled around it had been seen by nearly thirty thousand people, two-hundred and eighty were interested and nearly eighty had RSVP’d.

Of those, around thirty actually showed up and it was a fun afternoon of discussing what photography and photographers we liked, showing off our cameras (a good mix of film and digital) and generally a chill afternoon meeting photography heads face-to-face rather than from behind our laptops.

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I also got the chance to try the digital Ricoh GR. Wow. If a camera could tempt me back to digital it might be that one.

So now I’m looking forward to the next meet and will have to find a location which will make it a little easier to move around and meet as many people as possible.

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