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Moe was nice enough to offer up Harbor City School as a location for us to hold a strobist meet.

Please respond here if you plan on attending.

Use this thread to discuss the event and any ideas you may have.

I will post a Model call on model Mayhem tonight to see if any of them (women or Men) are interested.

P.S. Eat it Rich, this is happening. :>)
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manley.josh 10 years ago
i'm in fo-sho!
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Would there be a possibility of going to the Graffiti Graveyard as well?
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Karl W. 10 years ago
aww... the one sunday I can't make it. do'h
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
im a possibility, i may have a previous photography engagement, but i dont know if it will extend into the sunday...ill get back to you...
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Ok,
We need 3 for sure responses in order to make this work.

Brian, I would think anything is open.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
I am thinking of ordering a 540ez flash from KEH this week. anyone had expreriences with buying from there? I will also then purchase a set of "poverty wizards" to make that flash work.

Shawn: when you ordered from Gadget Infinity, how long did it take to ship. I want to make sure i have my V2s's by the 27th
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I got them within 2 weeks.
If you want them sooner, you might want to order from MPEX.com
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
i'll be there
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maxcaven 10 years ago
if you can't find a model, you could always find a local band. I know a lot of them would love some free promo work.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Of course Ill be there.
Manley josh, make sure you look up about the 540ez flash first. It may be a little limited for what you want to do with it. And besides, if you are going with off camera flash, I would suggest looking for something cheaper but just as good.
Good place to look for the 540 info is here: www.flickr.com/search/groups/?w=71917374@N00&q=540ez
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Would they be willing to do one on one stuff?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Or we could just put shawn in a dress :)
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Nobody wants to see that.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Well, that makes it more of a challenge! Make shawn in a dress look good :)
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You are freaking me out.
LOL
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Ummm, I have had too much to drink tonight, but Shawn in a dress freaking me out too.

Wow, that was really hard to type all of these words.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
LOL, i was kidding. But for real, we could do like others and just take turns being models, that is if we cant find someone else.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Im interested. What would it entail, as I have very little knowledge of off camera lighting?
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
The point of this meet up is to use the equipment that we have and share it with the members.

We will try differnet settings, light positions, light power, using reflectors, umbrellas, etc.. to try and yield good results and understanding off camera flash and lighting properly.

I am a noob about lighting too. So, lets all be noobies and learn together.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Sounds like a blast, Ill take it off : )
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aReasontoHope Posted 10 years ago. Edited by aReasontoHope (admin) 10 years ago
Shana, you just made my day.
And I mean, (well I'm hoping) that I look better in a dress then Shawn.
(No offense Shawn ;) )
So if you really REALLY have no one to shoot, I'll be a model because I'm grounded and that's pretty much the only way I'd be able to get out of the house.

But just to warn you Karl was POLITE ENOUGH to let me know I CAN take bad looking photos.

Thanks again Karl.

Haha.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Well that was super nice of Karl.
And we could have a dress show down, Allison vs. Shawn. And the winner goes up agains N8, who i guess will be naked, or at least nearly. This is going to be an interesting meet up lol.

ANYWAY, how many people have V2s's? I would like to play with pocket wizards of anyone coming has some. I am thinking of selling my first born for a set.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
In my defense she started that conversation.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
Justin: i realize that i can't use it as a slave to my 580ex but all i can afford at this time is a cheap slave to use with the V2s's. I have a $1000 car repair to cover for now...there goes my 70-200mm f/2.8 fund :(
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Uh, what did I sign up for?

I have a V2 set up.
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I will be bringing the following :

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
fallfaceforward Posted 10 years ago. Edited by fallfaceforward (member) 10 years ago
back in my thinner days i used to be a model- so if you're not looking for that "model" body type i could always fill in. or i have a friend who if she's not working maybe would be interested. she's the petite, black haired girl i have pictures of on my site.

just let me know.
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manley.josh Posted 10 years ago. Edited by manley.josh (admin) 10 years ago
I will bring:
1 - Canon 580ex flash
1 - V2s transmitter 2 recievers
1- DIY snoot with gel slot (this is fun)

**i also did some Calvin Klien underware ads modeling but i'm past that stage in my life...so don't ask. :-)
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
josh- you did not!
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Fallfaceforward, Hush! You look fine, and would make a good model. I think it would be better that we take turns anyway. What better way to learn to direct a model than to be directed yourself?
Ill even bring my bunny suit for those that want to photo it. ;)


Manly.Josh "i realize that i can't use it as a slave to my 580ex but all i can afford at this time is a cheap slave to use with the V2s's."
I know, but I was saying since you are not getting the benefit of having a slave canon flash, you could go with something cheaper that will do pretty much the same thing, like vivitar or one of the cheap nikons. Unless you just want a canon flash.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
Justin: i think i might be buying a sb-24 from shawn. I appreciate the looking out though.
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
SHARK- i never said i looked bad, just that i don't have a super stick skinny body type anymore.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Ohhhhhhh, yeah, Ill take WORK off.

I have the V2 and the Sony HVL F56 Flash
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I am going to skip the model mayhem post. We have enough volunteers here already. Keep it in the group!

This should be a lot of fun.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
@josh: LOL, shawn, Mr always has what you need. I think he should just open up a store.
Fallfaceforward: stick skinny? Who likes that? Curves baby!
N8, you disappoint me
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I'm in, but I have a question:

How much stuff do you want me to bring?

Seriously, how much stuff? Zero? Just the SB800's? What?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
You have some fancy stuff hbr, it may be cool to see what its like if you spend the money and get the good stuff, vs trying to make the cheap stuff work lol
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Brian,
I am thinking the SB-800's will be great. I don't think you need to haul any studio stuff. Hmm, maybe a backdrop would be nice.
How about softboxes, or will they not mount to a strobe?

Your lighting knowledge will be helpful for sure and I am glad you are in.
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Oh, If you want to haul your studio stuff that is fine.
Personally, I want to focus on lighting with minimal equipment to learn to use what i have, but that is just my preference.
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Stick thin models are gross anyways.
But um, I'm not bringing my camera, so really, if you have no need for me, tell me now.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
strobist is all about making the cheap stuff work!
"Less Gear. More Brain. Better Light!"
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
yeah, tell that to all those who have pocket wizards ;)
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Al,
You are more than welcome to come and jump in front of the camera. The more help the better. Thanks for offering.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
The softboxes are designed for much larger lights so even if you could get them mounted (which might not be all that hard,) the amount of light you would get out of them after all that diffusing would be minimal.

I tell you what -- I will bring a few larger lights and modifiers to play with after messing with the speedlights. Plus I will bring my portable power source for those lights for the graffiti graveyard, if anyone is interested.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
oh yeah, what is this graffiti graveyard?!?!?!
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I am interested in the Graffiti Graveyard.

It is a spot under the freeway that gets heavily tagged. Some bums may have been killed there as well.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
AH, sounds like a great place to bring my treasured camera! ;) lol.
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I think those bums were from Texas.........


P.S. anyone who wants to jump in front of the camera is more than welcome to and it would be appreciated.
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
justin
one of my few uploaded graffiti graveyard pics. i'd have more, but for some reason i haven't been able to upload to flickr recently. it's actually extremely frustrating, urgh...

anyways...
graffiti graveyard_2
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Hmm... maybe I will bring my camera.
But just for graffiti graveyard.
That place is so peaceful.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Wow, looks cool randeezee. Makes my personal project of graffiti pretty easy lol
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I am planning on being there (plus bumping this up to the top.)
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Thanks for the Bump Brian. i think this will be really fun and a great learning experience.
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
yup i definitely can't make it, but im sure you guys are going to have alot of fun without me
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Don't forget about the climb you have to make to get into the graveyard. Wanna keep all that gear safe and dry!
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
true. you do have to climb up a 3-4 foot "wall" to get in, if you haven't been there before.

definitely planning on attending though, as i know nothing about the topic at hand. nothing.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Bump! This is this Sunday! I hope I can make it, I will be driving back that morning.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Bush league. Cant make it.
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This is going to be good.

I want to try some stuff like this out as well, maybe on Michigan street or a back alley. strobist.blogspot.com/2008/04/on-assignment-controlling-d...
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
boo, i now have to work that morning.
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
i got somebody to cover my shift at work so i'll be there

woohoo
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lcarlson 10 years ago
Oh damn. I do believe I am in on this one!!!
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
I know I work that day, but I think I work at 3:30.
How long will this last?
When you're all done maybe I can serve you at Starbucks...
just up the road from HCIS :D
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manley.josh Posted 10 years ago. Edited by manley.josh (admin) 10 years ago
updated list of what i will be bringing:

1 - Canon 580ex flash
1 - Nikon SB-24 flash
1 - DIY Snoot w/ gel slot
1 - Cactus Transmitter (possibly with a DIY range booster)
2 - Cactus receivers
2 - Shoot through umbrellas w/7ft stands
1 - Award winning personality ; )
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Bumpity Bump ba bumb bump bump it
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Al, you work at starbucks? Sweeeeet.

Are you coming to the meet up to be in front of the camera?
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Drew C Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Drew C (moderator) 10 years ago
ill be comin'... bunch'o strobist gear being brought by me...

and of course, i'll finally meet some of you. the some of you that dont shop at first photo...
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JulesAmeel PRO 10 years ago
ok i might be able to come now, but no garentes
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I am driving back from Niswa that morning. I should be there on time but just in case I am a bit late here is my number 341-6114 I plan to leave at 7:30 am and it's a 2 1/2 hour drive and I know the are talking some snow in that area? Call me if it's 10:0 and I'm not there. Moe
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Yeah I do work at Starbucks...and I wouldn't mind being in front of the camera for once. It's refreshing sometimes.
But it turns out I don't work Sunday... so I can't wait on you all :(
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Someone should tape it, like all the other stobist meetupers do.
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You can bring us a bunch of free coffee though!
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
So for those of us that may be late too the meeting due to travel, exactly how long do you think you will be at the school? I shouldnt be more than a hour late, so I assume you will still be there. Or do i need to walk around down town looking for lights flashing?
Buttonhead 10 years ago
If someone can pick me up, I would be happy to wear the bunny costume.
Buttonhead 10 years ago
*Wink*
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Not sure how long it will go for. Harbor City School is on Michigan Street, just down the avenue from Starbucks.
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Reminder, This is today.
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
sadly i'm at work, but i can't wait to see pictures.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Big Thanks to Moe for setting up the venue, Allison for being so patient in front of the camera, Brian for showing us how to dial in a 3 light setup and showing creativity in the graffiti graveyard and everyone else that showed up and contributed.
It was definitely a success.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
agreed...muchos gracias Moe, Allison, Brian and i guess even shawn for setting it all up.
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