• Join Alan at our monthly Meetup where he will present techniques for street portraiture, his methods for approaching people and his workflow.


    Approaching a 6’6″ tall guy with biceps as big as most people’s thighs wearing a doo-rag and carrying a sledgehammer isn’t for everyone. But for Alan Shapiro it’s just another day.

    For Alan, every single day is another day to meet someone new. Someone with a life as different but as interesting as his own. It’s another day to notice someone
    and make them feel noticed. Respected and (perhaps even) special.

    It’s another day…another chance…another moment to see how incredible our differences make us, but more importantly, to see how much more incredible our similarities are.

    Come  join Alan for a few moments on (date) and meet some people you might not have noticed on a different day.

    And hopefully after his talk, you’ll want to run out and try his techniques for yourself.

    Here are some of the people that Alan has met and photographed.

    “Jeepers, Creepers, where did you get those peepers.”

    Alan Shapiro, our presenter:

    Alan grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways.

    Along the way, he had the pleasure of collaborating with thousands of talented photographers, directors and image makers. He became envious of their art and craft. At first, he saw it as a means of reducing his stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world’s largest Advertising Agency Network, he needed a distraction. A friend gave him a camera. Alan bought another, and another. His new hobby and daily “creative exercise regimen” quickly turned into a joy-filled and all consuming passion.

    Alan loves talking to all sorts of people and seems to have a knack for getting them to open up and share themselves despite the intrusion and intimidation that a serious-looking camera often represents. He is incredibly patient and am often rewarded with moments of magic.

    One thing led to another and now his clients include GM, Cadillac, Apple, Lockheed Martin, Scholastic, OnStar and the City of New York

    Here are some examples of Allan’s  creations:

    And last but not least, a little Winter Melon humor:  (Looks like a cucumber to me.)

    You can view more of his work at AlanShapiroPhotography.com

    Register on our Meetup page:  Go to www.meetup.com and search for Adventures-in-Photography.  When you find us just look at the calendar for July 27, 2017.