pdxblazer503 3:36am, 18 February 2009

Hello everyone,

I apologize that the school head told me his student got hurt in the Kung Fu practice, and he and his students will not be able to make it for the event, so the event will be indefinitely postponed, I am very sorry to let everyone know, and apologize for the inconvenience.


As I promised, talked to Kung Fu master here in Portland, tentatively this is what I will organize.

When: 3/7/2009 Saturday afternoon 3:-6ish
Where: Near Pearl, I will email photographers individually
Subject: Kung Fu, Chinese Martial Art strobe shot, be creative

I am not sure how many people could be hosted, but looks like we can have 2-3 groups meaning 10-15 photographers in the Martial Art School.

Any idea, feedback, please feel free to add here.

Photography Requirements: All participants photographing models are required to submit at least 1 touched up/print ready image per model that they photograph and upload it to www.pdxstrobist.com. And there will be NO model releases signed between photographers/models during this shoot. This meetup/photoshoot is for educational purposes and having fun. This size of group allows more communication and sharing of ideas.

Rosborough Photography (if the 14th)
Mr. Meeker(if the 14th)
Shutter Craze (if the 14th)
Photography the Verb
Ballyhoo Photography
Ben Lundberg
Doug S photo
A Drifting Difference
Sign me up! I'd love to be a part of it.
OregonVelo 10 years ago
Sign me up too.
ShutterCraze (NUEL) Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ShutterCraze (NUEL) (admin) 10 years ago
I won't be able to join but one idea I had was to have some type of small platform so models can jump off of for mid-air action shots, or give the illusion of mid-air action. Just an idea but then again we are shooting kung fu masters and they can defy gravity.
metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
put me on the list..
DaveWeav 10 years ago
Please put me on the list
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
ShutterCraze: I wish you could join us, the mid air Kung Fu Chop is in the plan :-) thank you for the ideas
GeoFX 10 years ago
Please sign me up. I would like to see Chris got chop in the mid-air or how they break our light stand in half. ^_^
gabby flower [deleted] 10 years ago
This sounds like fun, i'd like to join the list.
metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
hey datangpdx, any chance you can change it to sunday march 8th?
the 7th is on my wifes birthday......you guys keep picking dates on my families birthdays....

i just figured i'd ask...then possibly shuttercraze could attend too?
pdxblazer503 9 years ago
I'll talk to the Kung Fu master, actually I prefer Mar 08 as well, and suggested to him, he mentioned quite a few of his Kung Fu students who would perform and stage as model will not be available on Sunday. I definitely do not want ShutterCraze and Jeff miss the event. how about we move it one week earlier or later?
If it's moved one week later I'm in.
gabby flower [deleted] 9 years ago
FFPHOTOG.com 9 years ago
Count me in! I was just telling a friend how I wanted to add MA action images to my portfolio.
greenwoodimages 9 years ago
me to please! This sounds super fun! We should get a trampoline!
greenwoodimages 9 years ago
Do you want to get out to find a location other than the Dojo? There is a parking garage in the pearl area and maybe some other funky areas too.
thinkable straw [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by thinkable straw (member) 9 years ago
Kung foo?

Count me in,I can do the week after methinks
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
FYI, it looks like the group is maybe planning this Kung Fu meetup with the idea of doing another meetup with Hilleri Elizabeth's Dance Team. I know, lets find a big ass space and we can have the Dance Team girls put some brazilian jujitsu whoop ass on the Kung Fu masters...problem solved! Save the Cheerleader.
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
Oh, I could to the 14th.
wandering flame [deleted] 9 years ago
I'd like to come. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you guys in action! : ) Any Saturday is fine with me.
Tom.Lechner PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Tom.Lechner (member) 9 years ago
Please sign me up! Any weekend day after March 1 works for me.
perfect room [deleted] 9 years ago
Can I squeak into an 11th hour position?
Ben Lundberg 9 years ago
crap i think i have a shoot to do this day already... sign me up though and i'll let you know asap if i need to remove my name...

metakephoto PRO 9 years ago
So either weekend is fine with me now...i talked with my wife and she doesnt mind if I step out for a couple hours on her birthday on the 7th.

Though i'd still prefer a Sunday over Saturday on both weekends.
| whiteSpace | PRO 9 years ago
Please add me too.
pdxblazer503 9 years ago
What exactly the 11th hour position is ?
perfect room [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by perfect room (member) 9 years ago
11th hour = last minute

I didn't see the event until late, so I'm hoping I can attend.
pdxblazer503 9 years ago
I'll talk to the master see if I can accommodate everyone, but we do take the bribe :-) LOL
seanmophoto 9 years ago
if theres room, I'd love to come
A Drifting Difference 9 years ago
If there's room, I'd love to join too.
afraid caption [deleted] 9 years ago
If it changes to a Sunday I'd like to come take behind the scenes photo's.
Doug S photo 9 years ago
I'd like to come too if some other people need to cancel
Whoowl 9 years ago
If it is Sunday the 8th then please put me in the list as well. I did Aikido once, and it was lots of fun. Those shots are here: www.budodojo.com/MessoresSeminarApril2007.htm
metakephoto PRO 9 years ago
it looks like the date is gonna be on a saturday, sunday isnt a good day for the teacher/students...
D200_Guy 9 years ago
Put me on the list too please. I'll be coming up with Ben Lundberg and it will be my first time coming to a PDX meetup. Thanks
I'm thinking that it might be fun to set up both flat white and flat black backgrounds. I'd imagine that inside the building we might not have very many interesting back drops. But I could be wrong. I have a background stand and white paper roll. Anyone have a black background they could bring?

Are we going to be able to use some outdoor space as well? I'm trying to plan my shots and am wondering what our options are. I'm excited to get some awesome shots! In case you can't tell. :)
can u put me on reserve?
thanks: Black Panther
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
My plan to attend a luau on march 7th has been canceled. I can attend this meetup if it is either the 7th or 14th if there is still room.

@YouLookNiceTodayPhotography- I have a 3x6 foot (black on one side white on the other) backdrop and stand. Not sure if that is big enough for your shots but you are welcome to use it. My shots will be using this backdrop.
GeoFX 9 years ago
This kungfu shot reminds me of this.


Shane, hope you don't mind I link this. ^_^
wandering flame [deleted] 9 years ago
If you have the stand to accommodate it, I have a fresh 9ft black paper roll if someone can give me a hand getting it to the shoot from NW 20th and NW Johnson (not too far if we are shooting in the Pearl.)
GeoFX Posted 9 years ago. Edited by GeoFX (member) 9 years ago
I will bring 10x20 black and white muslin backdrop with stand with me. It should be enough for action shot. ^_^
Alleh Lindquist 9 years ago
Any room left for me?
pdxblazer503 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I think time is bit hard to shuffle to Mar 14, I apologize for the inconvenience, and I really wish you can make it especially Jeff and ShutterCraze. I will email everyone couple of days before the event about address. time is around 2:30 to 6ish.
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
I had a "failure to communicate" with my girlfriend and it turns out that my free pass to this meetup is canceled and I am going to a luau on march 7th. Can't wait to see the fun action shots!
seanmophoto 9 years ago
so is it on the 7th or 14th? little confused
FFPHOTOG.com 9 years ago
Has the date been confirmed yet?
thinkable straw [deleted] 9 years ago
Yeah, I need to know because I can't make it if it's on the 7th or 8th.
metakephoto PRO 9 years ago
i believe its still on the 7th, but i'll let datangpdx confirm that.
nikonpdx 9 years ago
if there's room I'd like to get in on this, or get put on a waiting list.
FFPHOTOG.com 9 years ago
Please scratch me off the list if it's still scheduled for the 7th. I forgot I had prior arrangements.
Well crap in a bag. I was looking forward to this and had some wicked awesome shots planned. Any idea if it will be rescheduled?
iamlord 9 years ago
Can I play too?
metakephoto PRO 9 years ago
It's been cancelled
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