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LukeOlsen PRO 8:17pm, 13 June 2008
Please make sure to tag your shots with the skateboarders name
(click on the link below to see who's who)
www.flickr.com/photos/metakephoto/sets/72157605820944704/...

PDX Strobist Gallery for uploads is Dept. of Skate

We are invited to shoot inside the Department of Skateboarding during closing hours on Wednesday June 25th from 7pm to 10pm. We will pretty much have the run of the place with some rules which will be explained when we start.

They will be contacting a few local skaters to serve as models but if you know anyone who can skate they can RSVP also.

We will be organzing this into groups so please RSVP.

Date: Wednesday June 25th 2008
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Department of Skateboarding
15 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212
www.departmentofskateboarding.com
Cost: Free (but you need to sign up and follow the requirements listed below)

Photography Requirements: All participants photographing models are required to submit at least 1 image per model that they photograph. And there will be NO model releases signed between photographers/models during this shoot. This meetup/photoshoot is for educational purposes and having fun.

Also note that we may be enforcing the model upload rule for previous photoshoots. So if you have not done so please upload images to PDXStrobist.com.


*Uploading Images Instructions:
www.flickr.com/groups/pdxstrobist/discuss/72157604138935217/

Note the "DOS" tag at the end of the pdxstrobist0608. This will separate it from the Sauvie Island event.

***Also make sure to label all your equipment (especially light stands, pocket wizards umbrellas and flashes)***

The Department of Skateboarding will not be liable for any equipment accident.

Photographers (Max 30):
PhotoInference (pw)
MeTakePhoto (pw)
coupeowner (ebay)
Jason Marlow (pw)
Oregon Velo (pw/canon)
DaveWeav (cls)
barosborough (pw)
datangpdx (?)
greenwoodimages (?)
Mr.Meeker (cls)
Mark Chamberlin (?)
Doug S photo (?)
GeoFX (pw)
Ben McLeod (cls)
Whoowl (maybe late) (cls)
drwhimsy (canon)
Tom.Lechner (skyports)
Dennis Goetz (cls)
tim goodspeed (canon)
Deziner999 (cls)

*Tagging Info: Please tag all your photos from Dept of Skate: pdxstrobist0608DOS
pdxstrobist0608

Please make sure to tag your shots with the skateboarders name
(click on the link below to see who's who)
www.flickr.com/photos/metakephoto/sets/72157605820944704/...
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
count me in, i've been waiting for this one to be confirmed
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coupeowner 10 years ago
I'm in.
Jason Marlow 10 years ago
i'm in. that would be awesome
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
I am in.
DaveWeav 10 years ago
Please add me
Rosborough Photography 10 years ago
Please count me in
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
count me in please
greenwoodimages 10 years ago
Yes sir, I'd like one!
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
Count me in!
Sounds like a fun shoot. I would love to join you all.
Doug S photo 10 years ago
Sounds awesome, count me in... not too late, is it?
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@Doug S photo: nope it's not too late to come...
GeoFX 10 years ago
As always... I don't want to miss the fun. Please count me in.
Ben McLeod PRO 10 years ago
Coolio! I'll be there.
Whoowl 10 years ago
I might show up late, I have a meeting earlier in the evening.
Tom.Lechner PRO 10 years ago
I would love to come to this. Sign me up!
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LukeOlsen PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by LukeOlsen (admin) 10 years ago
Cool. Please note that other skaters you may know are welcome to attend. It's a big place so there is plenty of room. Just tell them to expect to be photographed.
DennisGoetz 10 years ago
Please count me in for this.
tim goodspeed 10 years ago
I can make it. I invited a skater as well. Not sure yet if he will be there.
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
I've done this 2 weeks ago in Tigard Skating park, one thing that
come up to my mind is that the sport is kind of extreme sport, you
may take a little risk when you want to push the envelop to get the
best strobe shot. the kids also need to be aware that he/she need
to exercise caution in performing the acrobatic show. coz no one
want to leave being hurt.
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LukeOlsen PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by LukeOlsen (admin) 10 years ago
A few things:

Could anyone email me if you're bringing a skater?

And... if they are under 18 the parent will need to sign the waiver in person or have it notorized (see this). The parent would NOT need to stay after the sign-in.

I need to decide about groups. Could you email me what triggering mechanism you use? Depending on turn-out we may not need to be so strict on groups.

@datangpdx: You're right about that. There will be some ground rules which will be laid out at 7pm.
GeoFX 10 years ago
@PhotoInference... I am using PW.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
i'll be using PW, but i'm sure you already know that :)
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| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
Please add me to the list. I'm Nikon CLS.
drwhimsy 10 years ago
please add me (you might want to check the pdx group post too)
Tom.Lechner PRO 10 years ago
Either skyports (I have 2 receivers and 1 transmitter) or Nikon CLS.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
PW and/or what ever the canon system is called. :)
Rosborough Photography 10 years ago
pw for me.
DennisGoetz 10 years ago
Nikon CLS for me
drwhimsy 10 years ago
I'm using Canon wireless.

Not sure why I'm not making the list.

I have complied with photo upload requirements for the two previous shoots I have attended. I packed my gear up this morning and brought it to work.

Please add me.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Hmmm... Don't know why either. You're on the list.
Ben McLeod PRO 10 years ago
I use the Nikon CLS.
tim goodspeed 10 years ago
Canon wireless.
drwhimsy 10 years ago
Follow up question Luke:
Is it time for me to break down and get reading glasses?
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
No drwhimsy... maybe time for me. I put you on the list after seeing your post. I should've said "You're on the list now". You're eyes are fine... mine are not. :)
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
so does anyone have any ideas that they are hoping to accomplish tonight...any particular shot that your aiming for? lighting concept? etc....
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
I want to have a shot of someone catching some air where there's not real "key" light, just kickers, so you only see their outline.


BTW, i'm also CLS.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
I have a shot.....Mr Meekers standing there crying right after his flash fell off his brand new light stand at the skatepark (by the way this did happen last week, minus the crying)

oh yeah, and it would be cross lit from behind with a hard key light snooted right on meekers face (and possibly some fake press-on tears for added drama)
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
LOL

I'd be so mad if that really did happen again.
Jason Marlow 10 years ago
i have no idea of a concept. i will be shooting with PW's
GeoFX 10 years ago
No idea what to expect and hopefully will come up with something. One step at a time. LOL!
drwhimsy 10 years ago
One thing I'd like to try, if the ambient light is low enough is a stroboscopic shot - with 580EX (multiple flashes during a single exposure) to try and capture skating tricks.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
@drwhimsy: That was something I've been meaning to find out... and if we have control over it. Cool idea.
DaveWeav Posted 10 years ago. Edited by DaveWeav (member) 10 years ago
This is what I had in mind: Skater caught in mid air with the following light setup.

Meter for the ambient light with a slow shutter (1/10th or somewhere around there). Then add a backlight about 45 deg to the left and my front flash to camera right then I will trigger with a rear sync.
Tom.Lechner PRO 10 years ago
I'd like to make a perpetual motion panorama, with a "sequence clone" of a skater roving in a circle around the camera, flash basically near the camera, with shadows on the ground going away from camera. Haven't really tried to see how quick my D300 can drive my flashes yet... Would probably have to be done with a few runs. For that to work, I'd probably need 1 or 2 human light stands..
Ben McLeod PRO 10 years ago
I may be a little late. Closer to 7:30ish.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
Life has gotten in the way... I won't be able to make it.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
Please make sure to tag your shots with the skateboarders name
(Click on the link below to see who's who)
www.flickr.com/photos/metakephoto/sets/72157605820944704/...
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
And even more important please make sure to tag your photos:
pdxstrobist0608DOS

were hoping to send a link to DOS and if your pictures dont have the "pdxstrobist0608DOS" tag, they wont show up.
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
A big thank you to Luke and Jeff for organizing this event, very challenging, lot of things to learn. of course lot of fun as well
Doug S photo 10 years ago
This was my first strobist meet up and I had a blast! Thanks to everybody who made it happen, and I can't wait for the next one.
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
Thanks alot for setting this up for all of us :)

Very challenging and alot of fun!
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