HeatherJonesPhotography 6:14am, 10 August 2009
PDX Strobist Meetup/Photoshoot
THEME: Trash The Dress - bridal, formal, any
DATE: Sunday Aug 30th
TIME: 10am - 6pm
Location: Blue Lake Park in Fairview
$5.00 per car for parking so carpooling is suggested

Follow the blue line on the link below and that's where we'll be approx. meeting:

Photographer limit will be set only by the amount of models that we can get signed up. 4-5 photographers per model with 1 extra model incase of cancelations

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 pdx And there will be NO model releases signed between photographers/models during this shoot. This meetup/photoshoot is for educational purposes and having fun.

If you'd like to attend please post here and i'll add you to the RSVP list.

Please bring snack, food, water as this is a full day outing. We will setup a break time so models will have a chance to eat as well.


Heather Jones Photography
Ken Barton
Randy Kashka
Jack Satta
Climbing Herc

Nicole Fitzhugh MM#1306214
Tess Irene Killeen
Charlene Lauricella MM# 1037434
Mindee Jo MM#365331
Nadia Garver

ShutterCraze (NUEL) 10 years ago
When will the location be disclosed? Since the shoot will be all day and into the evening I would like to get a hotel room for saturday and enjoy the trip. I would attend the photo shoot if I had confirmed accommodations ahead of time.
Sarah.Lynch 10 years ago
I would like to attend.
| whiteSpace | 10 years ago
Please add me to the list, even if the date changes. I have a friend who runs the hood to coast every year. I'll call her this morning and find out about traffic.
kirk jones 10 years ago
Please add me to list
WJPpdx 10 years ago
I'm in.
Tom.Lechner 10 years ago
I'd like to come, but there's a big 2 day parkour jam in Seattle that weekend I'd like to go to. Another vote for postponement? Kind of depends on which event I can get a ride to.
Laura Jennings 10 years ago
Sign me up please---I love the beach!
| whiteSpace | 10 years ago
Hood to Coast won't be a problem. The runners will all be done by late afternoon on Saturday. Then they have a big party on the beach, clean up Sunday morning and head home. Even if we were going on Saturday, the route they run is the old road, not highway 26 or 30.
I am in, although it looks like we will need some models...
kenneth barton 10 years ago
Yes, I think I'll be able to make it.

OregonVelo 10 years ago
I am all for it.
Cinetique Femme 10 years ago
Yes, I think I'll be able to be there too.
Doug S photo 10 years ago
haven't been to a pdxstrobist shoot in a while... sign me up
DaveWeav 10 years ago
Please add me to the list. I am out of town on vacation right now so if I have a conflict I will let you know if you need to remove me when I get back.
Placebo #4 10 years ago
Im in, please add me to this list.
eboomer 10 years ago
I am in if there is room
TZ Images 10 years ago
I am in, too.
Tom.Lechner 10 years ago
I might come, but afternoonish, if it lasts that long.
We need some more models- and we can plan some car pooling too.
[ninjaphoto] 10 years ago
Agreed, Hood to Coast is pretty much bonkers. Might want to try Washington coast? Perhaps re-visit Sauvie Island?
OregonVelo 10 years ago
Or maybe Sand Lake and the area around there...
nikonpdx 10 years ago
I'd love to do a beach shoot, but on this particular day Sauvie would be a much better option.
ShutterCraze (NUEL) Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ShutterCraze (NUEL) (admin) 10 years ago
I am worried that you guys might have another one of those 17:1 photographer to model ratio the way it is going now. Is the reason for too few of models is because the location is too far? Maybe if we bring it back closer to home we might have better luck. For me going out to the coast would be fun were I would stay an extra day and bring Lori and the dog and to shoot other things too.

I think my style of model shooting lately does not include too much background area. So in that sense my framing would be the same if I were shooting on the coast or at a local beach. Sauvie had that cool grove area that I would go back too. Other than that there are many beaches on the Columbia, Sandy, Clackamette, Willamette rivers. Clackamas has that place were kids go to jump of rocks. How about a lake such as Hagg?

my 2 cents.
dath1974 10 years ago
I'd like to attend, count me in!

I'd be open to alternate locations as well if it goes that way.
well-made trail [deleted] 10 years ago
I would love to go : ) I will bring some food and beverages. I will work on bringing a model.
Doug S photo 10 years ago
@metakephoto - I don't have my heart set on the coast, one of the local river beaches would be just fine with me.
| whiteSpace | Posted 10 years ago. Edited by | whiteSpace | (admin) 10 years ago
I agree with Doug, but I'd rather go somewhere other than Sauvie again.
reesman9 10 years ago
cant make this one.. I have a big car show this weekend ...
elastic cub [deleted] 10 years ago
Could you add me to the list? :) Thanks!
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 10 years ago
I'd be interested if it's within PDX limits.
... and I have an MM# contact (or 2) that I'm sure would be down.
dannotti 10 years ago
I would like to go.
MikePerrault 10 years ago
I'm in.
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
count me in as well :-) thanks
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ʎɥdɐɹbodıd (admin) 10 years ago
I have an interested Nicole/MM#1306214
available for either day that weekend.
Awaiting reply from another.
breskom 10 years ago
I will not be able to attend due to some schedule conflict, but keep me posted on other shoots. Thanks all. Have fun!!!
Theme, Location, and Time has been updated.
ShutterCraze (NUEL) Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ShutterCraze (NUEL) (admin) 10 years ago
Wow I couldn't have asked for a closer location to my house yah! So there are not many places to break for lunch nearby. There is a Quiznos and a Taco Del Mar shop and that is about it without going too far in the car. I'm thinking if we all go somewhere it will easily be an hour or so lunch break. Maybe we can have a gopher pickup the food at a scheduled time and bring lunch back to the park so we all don't have to pack up and leave. Or maybe order pizza and have it delivered. I am assuming that the models and photographers break at the same time. If lunch will be a free for all then people are welcome to come to my place where I'm sure I can figure something out for lunch ahead of time.

Oh if there is room may I get back on the list?
Your correct in that we are hoping the models can find something fun or interesting that they don't mind getting wet in. It doesn't have to be bridal but MeTakePhoto and myself each have a bridal dress we are willing to bring and use for the shoot. If any other photographers can get their hands on wardrobe that would be great. I also have posted a casting on MM so we may have more models in the next few days.
greenwoodimages 10 years ago
me too me too!
d.mattson 10 years ago
I would like to attend
LMattson 10 years ago
I am interested in joining. Posted 10 years ago. Edited by (member) 10 years ago
I would like to attend, if possible add me to the waiting list. If possible I like to be assign to a model as well. If not, I will attend to learn. thank you. Sou
Randy Kashka 10 years ago
Can you add me to the list of photog's? I know I'm a little late but hopefully I'll get on the final attendee list.

OregonVelo 10 years ago
"MeTakePhoto and myself each have a bridal dress we are willing to bring and use for the shoot."

I knew when MeTakePhoto got married, he was wearing the dress.
LOL @ OregonVelo
lexxi88 10 years ago
Sounds great! ill see you there!!!
metakephoto 10 years ago
"who is mattson" are you two different people?
possibly brand new to flickr?
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 10 years ago
Wow great to see many new faces! I look forward to seeing new talent or volunteer to help out with them if they need it.
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 10 years ago
Maybe d.mattson gave his Canon 'L' lens its own identity (LMattson). :P
metakephoto Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@pipo: please make sure the model knows that the photographers are only required to submit 1 image for each model they photograph. Though it's still highly encouraged that the photographers submit more if they got a bunch of good shots.
MikePerrault 10 years ago
I'm stoked to come! I've always wanted to do a Trash the Dress Shoot!

What stuff gear wise do people typically bring? I've got an AB800 and a couple other hotshoe strobes I'd be happy to bring, stands, reflectors etc.
TZ Images 10 years ago
From the park rules: "Covered shelters and reservable picnic areas are available for gatherings of family and friends. Reservations are necessary for groups of 25 people or more. First-come, first-served tables for small groups are available along the lake front..." Can we reserve a shelter?
ShutterCraze (NUEL) Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ShutterCraze (NUEL) (admin) 10 years ago
@TZ- I am in charge of my company's summer picnic this year and I have inquired about the shelters at Blue Lake. They were booked solid and require a $135-$250 tab for the sheltered/covered picnic areas. They told me to keep checking in since reservations get cancelled. I'll donate to the cause if we go that route. My guess is we might end up on one of the first come first serve areas and not the paid/reserved areas. I live right next to the lake and I can scope out and stake our area early in the morning if the organizers think that is a good idea. Or we might be just all over the bank of the lake in small groups. I'll bet our leaders have a plan though.
ShutterCraze (NUEL) Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ShutterCraze (NUEL) (admin) 10 years ago
@MikePerrault- I'm glad you can join us and welcome if this will be your first meetup with the group. As far as gear wise you will see it all, there has never been a shortage of gear. And there is no standard kit individuals are required to bring. Bring what you are comfortable with depending on the location or type of shoot. Everyone here is always kind enough to lend if you need a certain tool. Just make sure you label your stuff which we encourage everyone to do because it gets confusing by the end of the day .
MikePerrault 10 years ago
ShutterCraze, good to know! This is my first time out and I'm definitely excited for it.
| whiteSpace | 10 years ago
d.mattson and LMattson are 2 people, husband and wife.
Tom.Lechner 10 years ago
You can take me off, not going to be able to make it.
TZ Images 10 years ago
@ShutterCraze- LOL, you are a real samaritan, dude! Good point about schedule/cost of reservation. I think I'll bring an Ez-popup tent for stage area / shooting tent if that helps.
Strober 10 years ago
I'd like to go, and may be able to bring a new model from the west side.
Strober 10 years ago
She'd need a dress.
WJPpdx 10 years ago
Cruise to the good will store or other thrift shop. I'm sure she can get something interesting for a few bucks. I'll bet the photogs would chip in on that.
andrew.jeffers 9 years ago
is their any possible way to stil get in on this? if so count me in!!
Anyone have anoth model or 2?? We really need a few more for the amount of photographers we have.....
Strober is your model a for sure? Let me know and I'll add to the list :)
Thank you!
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 9 years ago
Yikes... the photog/model ratio we currently have now is looking to be pretty insane. Will do my best to get a few more. C'mon folks!
Sarah.Lynch 9 years ago
you can take me off the list thanks

have fun!
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 9 years ago
Charlene Lauricella MM# 1037434
Steffanie Williams MM# 1342987
... are down for some TFP fun.
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 9 years ago
Destiny Schack MM# 1337937 is in.
pip you ROCK!
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
pip you stud you saved the day!
jack satta (fnb) 9 years ago
I'm a maybe. Thx.
Laura Jennings 9 years ago
I think I'm going to have to bail on this--its going to be a nutty weekend and Sunday would be a good day to chill. Thanks! Have fun--can't wait to see the images!
economic linen [deleted] 9 years ago
I'd love to be added to the list as well.
DaveWeav 9 years ago
I'm sorry but my schedule is not working out. Please remove me from the list. Have fun and I'll look for the photos.

elastic cub [deleted] 9 years ago
I won't be able to make it either, crazy weekend schedule- have fun everyone!
OregonVelo 9 years ago
Sadly enough... I am not going to be able to make it.
metakephoto 9 years ago
Here's a map of Blue Lake, just follow the blue line and that's approx where we will be meeting:
LukeOlsen 9 years ago
I'm going to have to miss this one... I need to finish some work things. Have fun everyone.
greenwoodimages 9 years ago
Anyone carpoolin from the lake Oswego area?
Doug S photo 9 years ago
schedule conflict... I'll have to miss this one. Hope everybody has a great time, Blue Lake is a fun place to shoot.
well-made trail [deleted] 9 years ago
Urrg... I will not be able to make it. Have fun trashing the dress ; )
WJPpdx 9 years ago
I'm out too. See y'all next time.
kenneth barton 9 years ago
Sorry that Tara and I bailed on you all so soon. That isn’t normal for us, but we both, for various reasons, had long to-do lists for the weekend and then went and spent most of Saturday at the Air Show anyway, so that by Sunday our minds were just racing with the crap we had to get done by the end of the day. I hope you all had a great time and we’ll see you all soon.


Thanks Haether for setting this all up. I see some cool shots appearing already.
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 9 years ago
Yes! Thank you Heather for setting this up as well as the other organizers. Such a fun day! And special thanks to Shuttercaze for your awesome instruction & guidance as usual.
The shoot was hella cool. I had a hella good time. Could we get some relevant tags for our hella cool pictures?
metakephoto 9 years ago
please add the following tag to your "trash the dress" pictures:
dath1974 Posted 9 years ago. Edited by dath1974 (member) 9 years ago
Thanks all, I had an awesome time and think I may have a new career as a wet/dry meat-based bipedal light stand;->

I wanted to thank the models who came and specifically the ones I worked with ( Nadia, Mindee, and Charlene). It was really great working with you all and I hope to see you at another shoot!
Charlene Lauricella 9 years ago
I just wanted to say thank you to all of the talented people I was honored to work with Sunday! You guys all rock and thank so much for letting me be a part of your project!
Laura Jennings 9 years ago
The photos look great guys! yay!
rochellek 9 years ago
You should do this event again sounds like a lot of fun :-)
Weeksy Photography 9 years ago
I know this is over but I just have a question about Strobists shoots, I dont have a external flash, Just the Flash that is on my camera but I am Interested in coming to a photoshoot, is that possible or do I need to have a Flash to do it? (I dont know if this is a stupid question or not but I wasnt sure)
dath1974 9 years ago
Weeksy, the group is really about getting more folks involved and everyone seems more than willing to work with folks new to off-camera lighting. I'm certain you'd be welcomed at a shoot, just beware that you'll come away wanting to buy a bunch of gear! ;->
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