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Welcome to our monthly e-newsletter, a recap of all things URBANYEG. Previous and future events, blogs, and our INSIDER tips! Get access to subscriber-only contests, community partner deals and more. 
UrbanYEG Insider Tips
Photo by Jeffery Kelly featuring Karen Vuong.
"Whether your subject is a person or a building, look past your focal point and see what’s contained within the scene. There may be something that’s contained within the frame that you would rather not include, or you may want to simply change the composition to create a stronger image." Professional photographer and Community Engagement Manager for UrbanYEG, Jeffrey Kelly shares his five photography tips for beginners. 
5 Photography Tips for Beginners
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Inspire. Serve. Change 

We bring creatives in Edmonton together and cultivate a space for self-development. Giving back to the community is what we’re all about.
 
Check out our website to learn more about our team, upcoming events, and community initiatives. 
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UrbanYEG Instameets
We bring together the online community to a physical one by hosting InstaMeets, a photography meetup that is open to anyone. Its purpose is to facilitate a place to make some new friends, put a face to an Instagram handle, and share photography tips and tricks.
A stunning portrait from our latest Instameet on June 22. This Instameet at the Oliver Exchange building focused on portrait photography. We had two amazing portrait photographers, Kate Jensen & Alexandra Marcu, who gave tips and a short demo on how they shoot portraits! Photo by Jason, featuring Lauren

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On May, we partnered with Full House Lottery to host a portrait photography night in three different multi-million dollar homes! Over the past 26 years, Full House Lottery has raised over $82 million for the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the University Hospital Foundation. Photo by Kane Villaluna, featuring 07visions

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On March, the URBANYEG community had the privilege to get an exclusive tour of the Alberta Legislature Building. We had the building to ourselves and explored five floors of the Legislature, snapping photographs of the elegant building and taking portraits with the stunning architecture as a backdrop. Photo by Kristin Breitkreutz

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Upcoming Events
Come. Sit. Meditate.
 
Learn how to establish your own meditation practice with the UrbanYEG Meditation Series with Shadyapeyeg founders, Shay, and April on July 17 and July 31, at the Kinsmen Clubhouse. Join us for this recurring series of mindfulness meditations. We will sit together, provide meditation instruction, and discuss life. Suitable for beginners and zen masters alike.

Proceeds of the event will go towards  Momentum Walk-In Counselling. So far our collaboration has raised over $1000 towards supporting Momentum Walk-In Counselling. 
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Stay tuned as we continue to dream, create, inspire, share, serve and change.

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