A few weeks ago, i was contacted by a professor who liked my photography, and we began corresponding through facebook (oddly enough). He eventually proposed the idea of a photography club at our school, and i thought that was a great idea. We had an informal meeting with about 10 people and the university photographer (who tought my introduction to photography class). Since that time we have scheduled a meeting and sent out a lot of emails about it, and our first official meeting is tomorrow night. I expect we'll have a decent crowd. My questions to you guys would be 1) Have you ever been a part of a photography club at a school or university? 2) What kinds of things were part of being involved with this club? 3) Do you guys have any advice for things to do or not to do with our club and getting started? 4) Do any of you have any websites that you would recommend for beginners that explain some basic photography techinques and stuff? I want to make a list of resources for beginners that they can access online to help explain things. I think initially we are just going to try and divide up the people and find out where everyone is coming from and at what skill level they are at. Eventually, I would like to see things like field trips and photography outings happen, a lot of sharing of work, maybe some instruction for the beginners, discussions about equipment and technique, and bi-monthly meetings perhaps. Essentially it would be much like an online community like this, except that we would have meetings in person, and be able to have a lot more hands on experience. Please share with me your own experiences or ideas if you have them. Thanks!