Photostock 2011 - It's Baaaack...

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  1. bill schwab

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    Photostock 2011
    June 23 - 26
    Harbor Springs/CrossVillage, Michigan


    Hello!

    After last year's hiatus, it is time to get back on-track with Photostock. Having mentioned this in person to several of you I've been lucky enough to see, I've finally chosen the dates and it is time to get them out there with hopes people can set aside the time to get together in the north country once again. The plan for this year is to take a step back and make it more like it was originally, a laid back, take it as it comes gathering of people that do what it is we all do. I've missed it and I want to have some fun.

    There will still be a few scheduled events and such, but in no way as ambitious as the last couple. There will be a print exchange, a couple spotlighted presentations and maybe even a surprise guest or two, but basically I hope for it to be like the more the relaxing time we original 14 experienced way back in the summer of 2006. Shooting, good friends and fun stories around the fire.

    There will be no cost to attend this year, but I would still like people to register if they are planning to come. It is always good to have an idea of how many might attend. I will also be offering the choice of a paid registration for those that might like to help out a bit financially while receiving an original print as thanks... More about that and more later...

    There will soon be a website set-up at the following link. You can check back and register once it becomes operational.

    www.photostock2011.com

    Thanks! I hope to see you this summer!!

    Bill Schwab
     
  2. Jeff Bannow

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    Great news. I'm putting it on my calendar.
     
  3. Christopher Walrath

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    If only...
     
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    Well... If you don't mind I would put it on my calendar.
     
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    Excellent Charlie... Jeff! Hope to see you there.
     
  6. Thomas Bertilsson

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    It's on my calendar as a strong possibility. I'll ask my better half to chime in too, as she is also a photographer.

    Good on you, Bill, for reinstating the event, and the idea to go back to the original format is great. The less arrangements, the less for you to worry about, and the more time you can have to hang out and do some shooting too, and not just be busy worrying about everybody else. I know that in 2008 I came mostly to hang out with you and everybody else that was there. Demos and events are great, but certainly not necessary among creative minds and peers. Conversation and exchange is more than enough.

    Thank you!

    - Thomas
     
  7. Gim

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    Its on my calendar also. Looking forward to it.

    Best,
    Jim
     
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    Great you're having it this year. I'm looking forward to coming.
     
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    Great! I was just wondering if you were going to do it. I'm looking forward to it as well.
     
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    YES!

    Thanks, Bill. I look forward to seeing everyone. Is Birchwood still the place? (nice folks, really accomodating...)

    Cheers,
     
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    I have been waiting with bated breath for this announcement. Now I can unbate my breath. Seriously, this is great news.

    Funny, I was just playing my guitar a few minutes ago and thinking about disturbing the peace with Steve at the Birchwood a couple of years ago...
     
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    i would LOVE to do this ...
    but i have to figure out
    if my inlaws are visiting
    from overseas and if not ..
    figure out a way to get
    there ... " sans-kids " :wink:
     
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    Fantastic news, I'll be there.

    Mike
     
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    I'm thinking I'll actually be able to make this one - will need to get a little closer to the event but looking good. Will be excited so some old friends and meet some new ones. Thanks for hosting this yet again, Bill.
     
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    Damn....I'm gone that weekend again.....):
     
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    I should be able to make it, it sounds like a blast!
    I'm excited to make some new photo-friends.
     
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    It's on my calendar! Not sure I can do it, but I'm going to try. I had such a great time at the last one.
     
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    Yesss! I will most probably be there for a long weekend.
     
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    Uncanny, I was just thinking about this over the last few days and here we are!!!! On my calendar already!!
     
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    I don't know, 870 miles to get there and about 15 hours driving. I will have to see what my wife has planned for my vacation and then beg and plead, I might even do a little crying for effect but she is not generally swayed.
     
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    Now all I need is for there to be a way to warp space/time so that Michigan is only a couple of hours away from Delaware and that my wife will only miss me for a couple of hours while I'm there the whole time. :wink:
     
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    Birchwood Inn

    Yes! Thanks for mentioning this, Tom. I gave them the news the other day and they were really excited that we'll be back.

    www.birchwoodinn.com

    Mention the event when you book. We'll pretty much have the run of the place and be able to use the basement meeting room for slide shows and presentations as well as the courtyard and sun room. Oh yeah... the pool too. Think Summer!!

    Thanks to everyone for such a welcoming response!

    Bill
     
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    Where is PE when we need him?