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I think it would be cool if we could get a bunch of us to meet somewhere in town and work with off camera flash.

It is tough to do on your own when you are learning and if we get together we can use everyone who shows up as models.

I know, using in-animate objects for practice is boring.

A few of us have remote triggers and could share our flashes and accessories with everyone.
At least I am willing to share my stuff.
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I'd like to do that. I know nothing about working with off camera flash, but it is one of the things that I want to learn about this year.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Count me in Shawn. I was just thinking of asking the same question.
And, how many of us have cacti v2s? We could, just for fun, make a lot of light all at once lol.
Any ideas on where to meet? We could do it outdoors too i guess. Set a date and time Shawn. The sooner, the better.
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P.S. Here is what I have to bring:
1 - Cactus V2s wireless transmitter and 3 receivers
2 - SB-24 speedlights
1 - Vivitar 285hv
2 - Shoot through Umbrellas
1 - reflective umbrella
1 - Brolly Box (Softbox Umbrella)
3 - Lightstands
2 - gold/silver reflectors
1 - DIY Gridspot

Think of locations and post them.
We could go out to Wisconsin point or maybe even Stony point.
I would like to stay away from high traffic areas like Brighton beach.

If anyone has an indoor location, that would be great!
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lcarlson 10 years ago
well, this sounds like a lot of fun to me!
I've got a 430ex and a st-e2 for canon for my off camera flash.
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Drew C 10 years ago
not a bad idea...

i've got
3 sb-28's
3 cactus...
stands/reflective umbrellas...
snoot and reflector...
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maxcaven 10 years ago
I got an sb 24 and a 25. 2 cactus receivers and a transmitter, 2 light stands and some umbrellas. Oh and a diy ring flash lol
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
ive wanted to do something liket this for a long time. i think im the only one with pw's though. i have an ab800 with soft box umbrella's a sb600 sb26 sb28 stands and what ev.

lets do this sooon!
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I'd almost like to see it in a high traffic area. Just so everyone who walks by will be like "wtf?"
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
for sure, lake walk!!!! i really want to mess with two plane lighting with some DIY flags i made down one the beach or something
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The problem with the lake walk is that people walk on the lake walk. It needs to stay cleared for the most part.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
and we have to be careful of the wind with all these umbrellas and soft boxes. Outside near the lake will prove a pain in the ass, me thinks.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
i just want to be outside!
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manley.josh 10 years ago
i would be down...i am in the process of purchasing a Canon 580Ex flash and would love to learn to use it.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Should I bring the monolights and the pure sine wave inverter?
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Karl W. 10 years ago
pure sine wave inverter?
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Karl,
That would be a power inverter.
www.invertersrus.com/puresinewaveinverters.html
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Brian,
Drink the Strobist Kool-Aid, then Bring your camera and some beer.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
lol, a joke came to mind about math teachers and the use of the pure sine wave power inverter, but i think thats enough and you can fill in the blanks lol
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Someone should post a topic in the actual strobist group once we get a date set, something like "Northern Minnesota Strobist Meet up". The metro people have them ever so often, and maybe we could snag some of them and the other people from the range and what not.

I also forgot to mention I have one pocket wizard if we need that or whatever.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
i still might buy that off you man!
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maxcaven Posted 10 years ago. Edited by maxcaven (moderator) 10 years ago
150 bia. I got part of a D300 to pay off. Jules what are you up to tomorrow? me and troy danger and this other bro are gunna get together and strobe. If your open give me a call.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
fo sho im doin nothing at the moment, should i bring the bee?
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Deffff man, if you want that is. I'll ring you up tomorrow, I think were gonna meet and my place or something then go out and shoot depending on the weather (maybe get some cool clouds to go with the subjects or whatever) , we'll play it by ear either way.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
If we need models for when we figure a date and what not, I bet there would be some bands whiling to if we offered
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Lets start thinking of Venues to hold this.

Once we figure that out and a date, I will post on ModelMayhem.com to see if we can get some willing models.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Some kind of parking garage or industrial area would be awesome, probably cold, but still awesome.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
shhhh... I may be able to get us into a pretty large warehouse... shhh!
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Karl W. 10 years ago
legally?
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We have to keep it legal. A warehouse would be perfect.
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JustinSinks Posted 10 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 10 years ago
maybe... :) I will ask. I might be limited to a certain number of people, and it would have to be on a weekend. I can also provide cell towers. Climbing them more than 10 feet would be a no no. And we would need to wait till the ice melts off from this past weekend...
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I call dibs!!
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
i get second dibs!
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duluthiscool Posted 10 years ago. Edited by duluthiscool (admin) 10 years ago
how about this... rather than a warehouse...

the chester creek tunnel beneath fourth street? although it is confined... and it is icy... it might make for some interesting shots?

regardless... what about this weekend... someone step up and name the date and time... then let's argue about the location...

my six cents? THIS WEEKEND.

oh. and to bring? i've got NOTHING. so. i will be the hired monkey. and will attempt to do what is asked...
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
How about this,
Brighton Beach Sunday Afternoon?
They have those brick fire huts and of course, some cool rock formations.

I know I said no to this location earlier, but this would be a great, quick venue. I will put a post up on Model Mayhem tomorrow after we get some for sure replies to see if any would show up for "TFCD"
Time for CD

Rich, maybe we could head up to the tunnel after that? If a lot of people show up, it might not work to be in such tight quarters.
This would be awesome for some gelled flashes though.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
is sunday afternoon dark though?
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
how dark do you want it to be?

Afternoon is anytime after 12:00 noon.

Are you saying you want it to be dark or not to be dark?
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JulesAmeel PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by JulesAmeel (moderator) 10 years ago
well lets wait and see if the warehouse is still a possibility,
lets not rush this. there needs to be some organization beyond when and where
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
i've read through this all the time and forgot that i haven't posted anything

i would love to participate. i have some poverty wizards and an old vivitar flash

however, this sunday will not work for me. just sayin..
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duluthiscool 10 years ago
how about a relatively empty two car garage? it's almost the same as a warehouse?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
If you are shooting for this weekend then warehouse wont work. I wont be here this weekend.
I asked if we could use it, and its still being kicked around. Ill let you know.
And there doesnt have to be just one meet. the more the better, right?
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I'm saying I would want it to be dark.

This sunday also isn't the best for me either.

and also I have two cactus v2s receivers in the mail I'm waiting on. : p
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Ok, lets wait then. It sounds like I have to head to the cities this weekend anyway.

P.S. why would you want it to be completely dark? Are portraits generally shot in the dark? Just asking to see what your ideas are.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
Well darkish at least. So then you can have complete control of the lighting with the strobes.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
sunsets are awesome, it's fun to mix the ambient light with strobes.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I've always have white balance problems of mixing sunsets with strobes. The sunset is warm and then the strobe is tungsten. Maybe if I used a gell on the strobe?
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
yes get gels. thats a must, the sunlight can fill in awkward shadows and provide a natural look rather than the harsh strobes
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
BUMP!!
I still want to do this... Im finding my apartment is just to limited in size for proper lighting. Which is just a sly way of saying i dont know what the fark im doing.
SOOO, lets plan something!
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A weeknight would work great for me. The next two weekends are busy for me and I am leaving for California for a week on April 5th.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
well would you want to this week? or early next week?
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Do we have a venue? Either week will work.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Let me check on the warehouse. If not there, how about outside? The open-ness of the outdoors would be good to play with lights without having to factor in stray light bouncing off walls.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
how about we make this a topic at tomorrows meeting, i alway think better with a beer in my hand.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Good idea.
Another local idea, we could push the envelope at the mall ;)
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There is no way we could have flashes and umbrellas in the mall.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
:) sure we could. Theres no law that says you cant have an umbrella in the mall! Of course I would say no stands. If there was enough of us, we could just hand hold everything.

But I will check on the warehouse in the morning. I dont think it will be a problem. Esp if I tell my boss his wife (who just got a brand new Sony dSLR) that she can come :)
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Cool. the warehouse could be great,
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Bump! So, Moe was super kind in offering the school, so we need a date! Shawn, you seem to have a busy next couple of weeks, when is good for you?
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