DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Out and About >> New GTG (or whatever) in Europe? Italy... maybe?
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 32, (reverse)
AuthorThread
12/17/2007 06:13:49 AM · #1
Hi!
Is there any European DPCers' meeting in programm for the next future?
Obviously Italy should be great for me, at least ;)
But I'm not so lazy and Europe is not so large...
Thanks in advance
12/17/2007 08:38:05 AM · #2
Where in Italy?

I'll probably be going back in January for a week or so. I'll be near Torino.
12/17/2007 09:02:30 AM · #3
I would love a European GTG, located in Amsterdam but willing and able to drive basically anywhere in Europe. I was personally thinking about heading to Romania/Czech Republic/Croatia/Hungary for a phototrip but if there's a GTG I'll cancel that.
12/17/2007 09:16:50 AM · #4
ANY DPCer can initiate a GTG anywhere they fancy - it's just a case of creating a thread asking if anyone is interested in attending a GTG in XYZ location. If there is interest, you can either go ahead and just set a date or, what I usually do is to put forward two or three dates, ask everyone to post which ones they can and set a deadline date and go with whichever is most popular. Then you can go on to discuss where to meet and what to do during the day!

If you fancy a GTG, be proactive and have a go at organising one yourself!

I promise it's not that hard. I organised the first several London GTGs here on DPC before handing reins to someone else and it was great fun. I currently organise similar ones for another photo website.


12/17/2007 01:00:25 PM · #5
I would do one in Amsterdam, but at this moment and the next couple of months I do not have time for it.


12/17/2007 01:05:46 PM · #6
Originally posted by Azrifel:

I would do one in Amsterdam, but at this moment and the next couple of months I do not have time for it.


How about after the wedding?
12/17/2007 01:07:54 PM · #7
Sure no problem. :)


12/17/2007 01:10:30 PM · #8
Excellent! Seriously, I'm not entirely sure I can make the Canadian GTG this summer, and I'd love to have another one somewhere in Europe. Amsterdam sounds like a wonderful place to have one.
12/17/2007 01:36:15 PM · #9
If it's Amsterdam I could help you out Azrifel, maybe with driving/hosting/whatever? Dont really know what would be needed, just let me know :)
12/17/2007 02:26:06 PM · #10
The Carnival in Venice would be a great opportunity (Jan. 25 to Feb. 05 - 2008)...

I'll be there from Jan. 30 to Feb. 06 and would love to meet fellow DPC'ers :)
12/17/2007 02:34:33 PM · #11
Originally posted by Azrifel:

I would do one in Amsterdam, but at this moment and the next couple of months I do not have time for it.


I'd do that...



Message edited by author 2007-12-17 19:23:37.
12/19/2007 01:43:32 PM · #12
wow! it's great as some arguments can start the fire! :D
I'd like to partecipate to a european meeting but organise it...

Spring would be better season I think, April or May.
Being italian I said Italy but Amsterdam would sound good too.

Carnival would be nice but it should be organised before and the crowd is an hell. Not talking about prices!
And even the subject could be too specific.
12/27/2007 07:40:02 AM · #13
??? too far... in time? ... or as place?
12/27/2007 07:41:18 AM · #14
I'd love to come when it's in A'dam. Outside Holland is not possible for me.
01/09/2008 01:02:50 PM · #15
Yeah, im really disappointed about the europe g2g being moved to Canada. Ill be back in Europe as of May. Would definitely hit up amsterdam or italy. Would it be possible to organize any workshops?
01/15/2008 06:52:47 AM · #16
to phil's (tapeworm_jimmy) post: ME TOO!!!!!
01/15/2008 07:19:04 AM · #17
amsterdam sounds good :) I fancy a weekend in Amsterdam with my newly/old husband/boyfriend (yep, just got married :p) ....but let me know in advance the dates...since we need some time organization, in order to make it.
I am also spending some time in Geneva, Switzerland (during some weekends), so if anyone around...
...and of course, there is Belgium, Bruxelles and environments that are great too ;)
01/15/2008 02:41:38 PM · #18
Originally posted by anotherday:

amsterdam sounds good :) I fancy a weekend in Amsterdam with my newly/old husband/boyfriend (yep, just got married :p) ....but let me know in advance the dates...since we need some time organization, in order to make it.
I am also spending some time in Geneva, Switzerland (during some weekends), so if anyone around...
...and of course, there is Belgium, Bruxelles and environments that are great too ;)


Wow! Congratulations. :))) I did a Nikah (Islamitic) on Jan 3th. The real marriage date is impossible to tell at this moment.

GTG: At this moment I don't know yet. First I have to plan a trip to Moscow in March or end of February. Next a trip to Rome in April. Maybe somewhere in May or June. In Moscow I am not available for GTG's. :)

Workshops will be difficult for me. I have nothing to teach anyone. :))) So we need volunteers for that. People who actually have something to teach. For now if something will be done in Amsterdam it is a simple meeting where we walk around with or without a guide, maybe visit some spots, eat, drink a beer, have a good time during one or two days.


01/15/2008 02:51:04 PM · #19
yes, that sounds good. amsterdam is beautiful!
01/16/2008 07:08:39 AM · #20
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Originally posted by anotherday:

amsterdam sounds good :) I fancy a weekend in Amsterdam with my newly/old husband/boyfriend (yep, just got married :p) ....but let me know in advance the dates...since we need some time organization, in order to make it.
I am also spending some time in Geneva, Switzerland (during some weekends), so if anyone around...
...and of course, there is Belgium, Bruxelles and environments that are great too ;)


Wow! Congratulations. :))) I did a Nikah (Islamitic) on Jan 3th. The real marriage date is impossible to tell at this moment.

GTG: At this moment I don't know yet. First I have to plan a trip to Moscow in March or end of February. Next a trip to Rome in April. Maybe somewhere in May or June. In Moscow I am not available for GTG's. :)

Workshops will be difficult for me. I have nothing to teach anyone. :))) So we need volunteers for that. People who actually have something to teach. For now if something will be done in Amsterdam it is a simple meeting where we walk around with or without a guide, maybe visit some spots, eat, drink a beer, have a good time during one or two days.


Thanks! Congrats to you too! ;-)
You see, that's why we decided to do it fast (decision made in begining of december, wedding on 5th of january ...parents arriving with lastminute tickets ... it was fun), but then again, we only did the civil mariage, we're not much into fancy church weddings (not for our own wedding, anyway :).
Good luck with all the organization!

ps: What is Nikah? (I thought she's orthodox ... coming from Russia)

As far as the meeting in Amsterdam, may-june sounds great, the weather will be (hopefuly) better. A GTG will do just fine, it's fun to spend some time together ... take funny pics ...and just enjoy! ... and maybe some locals can give us a tour of the coffee shops :-O

Message edited by author 2008-01-16 07:08:59.
01/16/2008 03:01:09 PM · #21
Originally posted by anotherday:

Thanks! Congrats to you too! ;-)
You see, that's why we decided to do it fast (decision made in begining of december, wedding on 5th of january ...parents arriving with lastminute tickets ... it was fun), but then again, we only did the civil mariage, we're not much into fancy church weddings (not for our own wedding, anyway :).
Good luck with all the organization!

ps: What is Nikah? (I thought she's orthodox ... coming from Russia)


Nikah is a contract that is part of an Islamic marriage. It is described at Wikipedia and here at Soundvision.

In Bashkortostan many people are muslim and so are here parents and most of her family. Everyone lives in peace with each other. In my fiancee's family there is a mix of mild muslim, dedicated muslim and orthodox Christian. Her parent's are strong believers and said that they would very much appreciate it if we did this. Altough it took me a bit by surprise, they only told me that a mullah would come to kind of bless our relation. :) No problem. Basically I am muslim now too. There was a small dinner at her parents and the mullah came to do the ceremony (writing a contract, doing prayers and eat with us). If I get it right Allah considers us married now. The whole family was very happy (and I met most of them because of two birthdays that we celebrated).

The civil marriage will be in Holland (80% sure), but it has to be planned very well because they are very picky here about the right papers, stamps, translations, approvals from all kind of organisations etc. And a lot of work to get visas for the family. I will explain more at the GTG. :)

01/16/2008 03:01:37 PM · #22
Originally posted by anotherday:

As far as the meeting in Amsterdam, may-june sounds great, the weather will be (hopefuly) better. A GTG will do just fine, it's fun to spend some time together ... take funny pics ...and just enjoy! ... and maybe some locals can give us a tour of the coffee shops :-O


Sounds good. :)
01/17/2008 06:47:47 AM · #23
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Originally posted by anotherday:

Thanks! Congrats to you too! ;-)
You see, that's why we decided to do it fast (decision made in begining of december, wedding on 5th of january ...parents arriving with lastminute tickets ... it was fun), but then again, we only did the civil mariage, we're not much into fancy church weddings (not for our own wedding, anyway :).
Good luck with all the organization!

ps: What is Nikah? (I thought she's orthodox ... coming from Russia)


Nikah is a contract that is part of an Islamic marriage. It is described at Wikipedia and here at Soundvision.

In Bashkortostan many people are muslim and so are here parents and most of her family. Everyone lives in peace with each other. In my fiancee's family there is a mix of mild muslim, dedicated muslim and orthodox Christian. Her parent's are strong believers and said that they would very much appreciate it if we did this. Altough it took me a bit by surprise, they only told me that a mullah would come to kind of bless our relation. :) No problem. Basically I am muslim now too. There was a small dinner at her parents and the mullah came to do the ceremony (writing a contract, doing prayers and eat with us). If I get it right Allah considers us married now. The whole family was very happy (and I met most of them because of two birthdays that we celebrated).

The civil marriage will be in Holland (80% sure), but it has to be planned very well because they are very picky here about the right papers, stamps, translations, approvals from all kind of organisations etc. And a lot of work to get visas for the family. I will explain more at the GTG. :)


Well, congrats then! You're a maried man now! ;) Sent you a PM.
01/17/2008 06:48:42 AM · #24
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Originally posted by anotherday:

As far as the meeting in Amsterdam, may-june sounds great, the weather will be (hopefuly) better. A GTG will do just fine, it's fun to spend some time together ... take funny pics ...and just enjoy! ... and maybe some locals can give us a tour of the coffee shops :-O


Sounds good. :)


cool! so you'll be the guide if I understand well ... :)))))
01/19/2008 09:03:59 AM · #25
what about asking lowonenergy for a workshop? I love his photos, and he's Dutch too. I'm sure he can show us lots of interesting things! or laurent's (TOY) photos are great too, perhaps he'd like to come too?
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 04/09/2020 05:12:31 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 04/09/2020 05:12:31 PM EDT.