Whoowl 7:25pm, 1 May 2008
UPDATE!! Invites and directions have gone out. If you don't have an invite, and really want to come please contact me, ASAP!

If anyone wants to join me, I am going to be having a mini photo get together on Friday, May 9th at a location just above the Beaverton Central Max Station.

It's a large 1900 square foot Condo that has multiple levels, 30 foot ceiling spaces, a huge shower, balcony's that overlook the westhills, and it will be completely empty! That's right, we will have full use of the space for creative use.

I am going to try and have two models present (Rochelle, and Zuzzie) so we could use a few more. I also hope to have a few newer people that we can spend time going over 101 stuff and do more hands on helping then with the large meet ups.

Since this is a private residence it will be limited to a few people, so please only confirm if you are going to make it. I will send details later.

RSVP List - So if your coming, bring something to share for food
Whoowl (Of course) - pizza
metakephoto - i'm bringing mystery food (which is definitly different and better than mystery meat
OregonVelo/Matt - pasta salad (1 with meat and 1 without)
silverwolfe - tortilla chips & salsa
Jason Marlow
deziner999 - drinks
sanblas - pizza
DaveWeav - drinks
rihetzler - vegetable platter or a 7 layer dip and chips
drwhimsy - big salad
rochellek - napkins, plates, cups, utensils, ect
PhotoInference - pizza
Auzigog - chips and cookies
DennisGoetz - couple bags of ice
westwindsphotography - lg. veggi tray with dip
datangpdx - bringing something, I guess it'll be a suprise
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OregonVelo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by OregonVelo (admin) 10 years ago
Put down OregonVelo (Shane Jeannie and Matt)...
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
i'd like to come
silverwolfe PRO 10 years ago
I'm a newbie to the group, and to 'strobing', altho have worked a little w/it.... I'd love to come if you have room. Sounds like a great hands-on opportunity to learn from ;))
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Jason Marlow 10 years ago
i would love to be a part of that
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| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
Please add me to the list. Sounds great!
seanmophoto 10 years ago
Sounds great...count me in
DaveWeav 10 years ago
I'd like to come
rihetzler PRO 10 years ago
I'd love come since I can't make the Saturday or Sunday meets.
Whoowl 10 years ago
Since it is right around dinner time what do you guys thing about doing a Potluck thing? People can bring stuff and we can just set it out and munch on it while we play around. We can do food photography too I suppose.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
great idea Whoowl...so if people can post here on what kind of food they'll be bringing we will try to get a wide variety of stuff to eat :)
i'll update a list on the top of this page.
I would like to join. I can bring cookies?
silverwolfe PRO 10 years ago
tortilla chips & salsa??
Whoowl 10 years ago
I will bring another Pizza, there is a great pizza place in Beaverton that is called "Papa's Pizza". It is pretty much the only thing I missed when I left Beaverton.
Whoowl 10 years ago
Oh yeah... and if anyone is going to use the shower for a shoot (I know I will be) make sure to bring towels. When I say the place is empty, I mean EMPTY!
silverwolfe PRO 10 years ago
so, empty means no furniture, no lights/lamps?? just architecture, spaces & views??
;))
Whoowl 10 years ago
Yup, nothing but us, so lots of room to work in at this point. Has a floor to ceiling 30' windows on the North wall too, so you have a natural huge softbox too.
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| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
Put me down for drinks.
drwhimsy Posted 10 years ago. Edited by drwhimsy (member) 10 years ago
If there's room for one more, I'm in. I'd probably bring a big salad.
rochellek 10 years ago
Im coming...Will bring napkins, plates, cups, utensils, ect.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Let me know if there's room for one more. Yes I know I'm late... oh so very late.
Auzigog 10 years ago
Is there room for one more?

If I do come, I won't be there until 8 or 8:30.

I'll definitely bring some food also, but I'm not sure what we still need? More deserts? More chips or something?
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
I will bring a pasta salad...
Whoowl 10 years ago
You guys are all welcome to come. Take a look at the food others are bring and try and find something else... Also if someone could bring a couple large bags of ice that would be awesome.

Let's cap this at 20 people so it doesn't get too crowded.
DaveWeav 10 years ago
I'll bring drink's - Suggestions anyone?
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@DaveWeav - non-alcoholic and cold, but thats just my opinion
DennisGoetz 10 years ago
I'd like to come to this and I can bring a couple bags of ice.
Auzigog 10 years ago
Put me down for chips and cookies.

I'm excited for a smaller meetup. Especially one that focuses more on the basics.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
anyone bringing any fun props?
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Don't know about props yet...but I'll bring another pizza.
Whoowl 10 years ago
Can anyone bring another couple entrees? Maybe some vegetarian dish for those don't want meat at the meet up? Pasta might be good.

Also, I don't have a problem with alcohol, so if you want "adult" drinks, please bring your own, and be responsible or you will be asked to leave.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
I will make two version of the pasta salad, one with meat and one without.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
someone should build one of these DIY Beauty Dishes before Friday and bring it to the mini-meet:
davidtejada.blogspot.com/2008/04/beauty-dish-for-sb-800.html

oh i just realized that "tyler burk" (aka tandaburk on flickr) was David Tejada's source of inspiration for building one. Now all we've gotta do is get him to come this Friday. (by the way he's a fellow pdxstrobist member)

here's tandaburks link to building a DIY Beauty Dish:
www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157604541039854/
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
The hubby is going to try and get off work early so please add me to the list if there's still space avaliable. I could also invite Aimee to come model?? I'll bring a lg. veggi tray with dip.
I'm looking forward to this, looks like a great group of people will be there! Excited!
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@westwindsphotography: yeah ask aimee to come
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
"wink" I messaged her, so we will see ;)
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
Sadly miss Aimee is not avaliable on Friday but I messaged a few models from my speed shoot so hopefully I'll still be bringing another model or 2. Fingers Crossed......
boonerodriguez 10 years ago
yikes! sounds like fun. i'll be shooting a wedding or i'd ask for an invite! enjoy yourselves!
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
I have great news, 2 of the models I contacted are going to try and make the shoot! Here is the link to their MM sites -

www.modelmayhem.com/motochickliz

www.modelmayhem.com/LucyLovette

If anyone has a theme or look they are going for please let me know so if the ladies have a clothing look that they should bring along they can.

Thanks
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
I'm going for the look of "I just stuffed myself on way too much pizza"
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kenneth barton PRO 10 years ago
There's about a 50/50 chance I can make this. If I can I will have a model. So am I too late to sign up in case I can?

-ken
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
Jeannie isn't going to be able to make it... I have removed her off of the list.
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
:( No Jeannie? Tell her she will be missed!
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
Good news I have a 3rd model coming :)
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
Am I too late for this ?
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@datangpdx: nope your not too late, I just put you on the RSVP list and sent you directions/details for tonight....see you there :)
and dont forget to bring food, cause we'll be hungry....
So I just found out that I have to stay late to work tonight. So me and my cookies will have to wait till the next meeting. Can't wait to see the results. Have fun!
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
Sure, you know you just wanted those cookies for yourself!! LOL

Sorry you can't make it! Oh and that you have to work late.
drwhimsy 10 years ago
my computer will take your cookies
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| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
Sorry but I have to back out on tonight. Our dog is battling pancreatitis and is in serious condition. I need to be with the family tonight.

I was bringing drinks so hopefully someone can pick up my slack. Thanks. Have fun.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
@deziner999: Man that sucks. I wish the best of luck to your dog.
GeoFX 10 years ago
Got an extra spot for me? Tempted to sign up last week but worry have to work extra on Friday. I just find out I don't need to work extra tonight.

- George
GeoFX Posted 10 years ago. Edited by GeoFX (member) 10 years ago
@deziner999: Best of luck to your dog!
seanmophoto 10 years ago
I never got the invite or directions....can someone email me these please
thanks
silverwolfe PRO 10 years ago
woooo hoooo I'm excited ;))

@deziner999... so sorry to hear about your dog ;(
people do well recovering from it, hopefully she/he'll do wonderfully too. *hugs* to you & your family
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
Thanks John and Rochelle for letting us ransack your brand new apartment last night (i felt everything turned out great). And thanks to all the models for coming and thank you food for feeding me.....
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
Ditto... It was a fun time. So far red seems to be the them of the night.
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
Thank you John & Rochelle, it was a really fun night.

Thank you - Thank You - THANK YOU!!!
silverwolfe PRO 10 years ago
ditto, to all the above!!
It was a wonderful evening ~ a perfect place, filled w/great people, tooo much food, all kinds of equipment & cool DIY creations, interesting models, and lots of fun ;))

most importantly ~ special thanks to everyone for being so friendly & helpful to a 'newbie' ;))
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
Tags for models -
(Dana O'Connor)
(Ashley Stuefen)
(Pedro Domion)
(Motochick Liz)
Auzigog 10 years ago
Yeah! Thanks everyone!

I had a great time.

I just went out and bought the materials to make the beauty dish that coupeowner made. And unlike most of my DIY projects, I'm actually going to make it. Tonight, in fact. I'm pretty excited.
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
Yeah I want one too but haven't been to Home Depot yet..... EXCITING! Good luck Auzigog
Whoowl 10 years ago
Model's galleries are up at pdxstrobist.org, so please don't forget to upload your shots to the models.

John
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Thanks again John and Rochelle for letting us into your home. I think the potluck idea was awesome. Also thanks to the models for participating; it was really fun.
drwhimsy 10 years ago
Thanks again to the models and everyone.

Very special thanks to John and Rochelle. Wishing you lots of fun inyour great new digs!
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
yeah the potluck idea was great, and I even scored some leftover pizza at the end of the night. And i've already had it for breakfast and dinner on Saturday, and possibly for lunch right now :)
Auzigog Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Auzigog (member) 10 years ago
What should we tag all our photos with that is specific to this shoot ("pdxstrobist0508" won't do because that will be used for the main shoot this month)? I started blogging about the beauty dish, but I don't have any way to link specifically to photos from the mini meetup.

I just need something we can all agree on that is unique. Maybe just "pdxstrobist050908".

Edit: Apparently it's not April anymore. Who would've guessed. ;)
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OregonVelo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
Use both. "pdxstrobist0508" and "pdxstrobist050908" We we discussed having the long date before there found that it was getting done less that when we put the short date. I also blog and use a slideshow, so I need a tag. I usualy just use my own tag for that.
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