Amanda~Christine 8:03am, 12 May 2009
And have lights? And a backdrop? lol

A friend would like me to shoot their Harley (it's a sweet bike. he's going to be selling it). Something similar to my other set I just posted (see example below!). I don't have all the eqiupment or knowledge to do it myself, but I'd really like to do it if someone is willing to help me out.

We're thinking Wednesday the 20th, any time between 2pm-9:30pm.

Any takers?

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mb_wen 9 years ago
Where?
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
Cripes, I am booked solid on that day until after sunset. If you are up for some nighttime stuff, count me in.
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
I'd be happy to come along and bring my lights. I have a battery pack, too, so we wouldn't be limited to being indoors if the weather is decent. Unfortunately, you'd still need someone with the 'knowledge' part. haha
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
LOL, yeah I would love to help you out, but I know nothing about shooting a bike. Good luck!
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Has that stopped us before?
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Doing a quick search to see what good harley photos look like, it seems you either need a hard core biker guy on the bike, or a nearly naked chick. I only found one photo of just a bike by itself. So, hope that helps! haha
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Is that not what we're going for? Hmmm...
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
He did say if I found someone to model I could bring them along too. He really just wants pics of his bike before he sells it.

The other bike set I did, it was the first time either Rousey or I had attempted to shoot a bike and I think they turned out pretty good. So...I have confidence!

HBR! I work that night at 9:30....how late were you thinking? I could maybe see about trading some hours and going in late.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Oh by the way... i'm in.
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
Sweet. Either of you/anyone have a backdrop?

I was just thinking Dan's garage (owner of the bike) in Duluth. There'll be plenty of room from set-up.

What time works? I'm free any of the time I posted above.
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
I was picturing on-location on a downtown street or alley, myself. Maybe even attaching the camera to the bike and taking it for a ride. I'm game for starting later.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
I got nothin... but assuming the weather cooperates, an outdoor shoot would be fun. Assuming we had the battery packs needed...
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Ha, this is Brian we are talking about here! He has all the fun stuff we dream about!
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
On-location might work, but I need to sell the idea to Dan...which means I need a starting time & location...
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mb_wen 9 years ago
So what's the plan stan?
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
Well those with time restrictions need to tell me what time they can start so I can let Dan know (not just later!)...I'm free all day until 9:30 when I go to work, and I haven't heard I need to try to trade some time off.

And a location? There was mention of an alley or downtown street...something outdoors....those with ideas have a specific place in mind?
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Start anytime after about 4 ish?
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HBRstudios Posted 9 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 9 years ago
Sorry, but I have not had time to think much about it. I am booked until 8:30 that night and won't have an opportunity to put anything together before then so why don't you guys go on without me :(

Sorry I forgot to bring it up on Sunday, Amanda!
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JustinSinks Posted 9 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 9 years ago
What kind of lighting did you use on your awesome bike last time? Do you need/want a light? I could bring my AB and SB. As long as I can be "lighting director"
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OOPS, forgot Brynn said she would come and bring her lights. Didnt mean to step on anyones toes! So unless she cant come and bring her toys Ill just see my way to the door.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
More light the better, i'd think! Forecast is supposed to be breezy but 75 tomorrow, not sure if wind plus lights even somewhat protected by an ally is a good idea. Do we have a backup plan if it's decided that it's not worth the risk/headache of dealing with that?
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
with the 20 pound battery my lightstand isnt going anywhere ;) But Id also be there to hold it up and move it around if needed.

I have an umbrella (shoot through or bounce), a softbox and a beauty dish. What would be the best to light the bike? I would think a soft light but maybe not?
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
Yeah, I can't make it.
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
We had 4 flashes my 580ex II and the Nikon ones (I know nothing about Nikon!), two with umbrellas and two strait on the background. Neither of us had a softbox. I'd like to try that.

So what alley are we thinking? Where should we meet?
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Well then Amanda, if you like, ill bring it. I wont be off work until 5 though.
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
So will 5:30 work for everyone then?

An alley sounds like a good idea, a brick building? I really don't know downtown. Any ideas? Do either of you have a backdrop? We could always shoot in Dan's garage.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
i dont have a backdrop really. Just a piece of fabric. not big enough for a bike
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
Ooooo...there's a lot of good alleys downtown. Basically any of them would do. I'd like to come, but wouldn't be able to make it till 6 or so.

Any way of posting where you guys are or a phone number in case you guys move around a bit? (Interesting....I somehow feel like the paparazzi all of a sudden)
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Jason, I can txt you if you want. PM me your phone number
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
That said, I dont think we will move around a lot.
Amanda~Christine Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Amanda~Christine (member) 9 years ago
Umm....Apparently the bike is not running. We can still have an awesome shoot. I'll PM you guys Dan's address.

All I use for back drops is sheets...
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Wow... how pathetic is it that I don't physically own any white sheets? Justin, if you could bring your bikini I think I've got an idea...
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