Today, Monday 7/28 at 12 noon Pacific time 7pm GMT/UTC, we had the first PFRE photographer of the month live Google hangout. The video for the complete discussion is now on YouTube.
This was a beta test of the idea that Bill Baughman had that I talked about on 7/24. The idea was to talk about what jurors consider when judging PFRE POM and to hear more details from Ling Ge that won the POM this month. We had the following participants:
Despite some glitches getting started and Bill Baughman not being able to connect with the Hangout, it worked out fairly well for a first time. There were about 10 or 11 viewers during the live discussion. We should be able to make this smoother next time and I'll let everyone know when the discussion will be so more know about it. The participants expressed a desire to have more hangout participants. I'm sure that will happen with more advance warning. There was only about 24 or 48 hours advance warning for this hangout.
And yes, I hope to have a Video Contest hangout although the logistics for when to have it will be more difficult since participants are in Brisbane, London, Hawaii and Santa Fe. We will give it a go.