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Tired of those 2 a.m. self-portraits?

Does the cat hide under the bed when it sees your camera?

You may be in need of some new subject material. And there is no better place to find it than a Strobist meetup. After the success of the Florida meetup last month, (nearly 50,000 views) lots of people are planning local events in cities and countries all around the world.

Now, you can easily search for a local meetup, or put the word out about one yearself.

(More, including video of the Seattle meetup, after the jump.)

There is now a drop-down menu on the sidebar to search upcoming seminars and meetups. The "Search Meetups" choice opens a new window and searches for the world "meetup," (which is not, in fact, an actual word) in the Strobist Flickr discussion threads. The results are returned as most recently updated first.

So if you are looking to meet some locals who do not think you are weird for scrounging black straws from restaurants, click here to search for a meetup in your area.

A quick check include meetups in the works for New York, North Carolina, Arizona, Georgia, London, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, California and Missouri.

And not to be outdone by the Florida folks, the Seattle contingent just had a meetup of their own, posting a video as little challenge for the next city:



I see several folks from the Seattle seminar -- Jeremy, Ted, Brittney in a bathtub -- looks like you guys had lotsa fun. (Why can't you do this stuff when I am in town??) The Flickr thread on it is here.

If you would like to make your event searchable from the main site, create a thread in the Strobist discussion groups (check for duplicates first) with the word "meetup" embedded in the copy. And please edit the thread headline to reflect the most up-to-date info -- confirmed date, location, etc.

(Nuked Assistant photo by Antti Lehtinen.)


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