412 Project Oakland Instameet

The 412project had another great meet up. This time we were starting in Oakland. I arrived a little late but I caught up shortly after they started so unfortunately I missed out on a few spots. I caught up to the group walking towards Phipps Conservatory & I immediately started shooting. 

 

 I caught this one of my friend Jesse (@JTaylor412) as we were waiting for the group to catch up so we could head to Schenly park. 

I caught this one of my friend Jesse (@JTaylor412) as we were waiting for the group to catch up so we could head to Schenly park. 

 This shot made itself, Henry ( @HankIsDope ) sat on the fountain with the cathedral peering over his shoulder, I had no choice but to snap this one. 

This shot made itself, Henry ( @HankIsDope ) sat on the fountain with the cathedral peering over his shoulder, I had no choice but to snap this one. 

We rounded everyone up and made a stop at Phipps Conservatory. While the group was shooting the scenery I turned my focus to the people there & got to know some of my fellow Pittsburghers!

 Here I asked Lily (  @LilyValour  )  to pose for a portrait & even though she was under the weather, she handled it flawlessly and the photo turned out great.

Here I asked Lily ( @LilyValour )  to pose for a portrait & even though she was under the weather, she handled it flawlessly and the photo turned out great.

 Here's my friend Sam ( @Hershmyberger ) snapping a shot of "Chicken Noodle Soup" 

Here's my friend Sam (@Hershmyberger) snapping a shot of "Chicken Noodle Soup" 

We stayed there for what seemed like 20 minutes & headed onto the trails. Immediately after arriving I knew we were in for something special. I did a shoot down there before so I knew how great it could end up being.

 "What if I go sit on that ledge where that sun pocket is" was  Lily 's way of casually suggesting I take this photo, which turned out great. 

"What if I go sit on that ledge where that sun pocket is" was Lily's way of casually suggesting I take this photo, which turned out great. 

Then the smoke bombs came out & it changed the game. 

 The Group snapping away as  Lily  does her thing with the smoke bomb. 

The Group snapping away as Lily does her thing with the smoke bomb. 

 This is definitely my best shot of the day. After the first smoke bomb I turned around and the Sun was beaming through the trees & all I could think of was Kanye West's song Ultralight Beam.

This is definitely my best shot of the day. After the first smoke bomb I turned around and the Sun was beaming through the trees & all I could think of was Kanye West's song Ultralight Beam.

  Lily  unknowingly posing for a stellar picture  

Lily unknowingly posing for a stellar picture  

 I met this guy Greg at the meet and he was pretty cool, check out his Instagram (  @Greg.Toumey )

I met this guy Greg at the meet and he was pretty cool, check out his Instagram ( @Greg.Toumey)

So yet another awesome time with the people over at the 412project.  I always love their events so much. I can't wait until the next one, until then go and check out their website at www.412project.com & stayed tuned for more from ArtLikeUs