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ectro 7:51pm, 3 November 2009
SharkSurfer says:
"OK, so its on.
*Primrose 6-9ish.
*Cover charge is $10 per photographer (to pay for modeling and pizza)
*Bring your own drinks.
*Bring lights if you want, but there will be enough to share
*Paper and pen to take notes if you want
*You will need to make a copy of your good photos for the models in a timely manner (tops two weeks). This is very important.

Any questions please ask via comment or private message me.
And, if for some reason you can't come up with the $10, please private message me and we can work something out.

This is going to be a lot of fun, hands on learning on both lighting AND interacting with a model.
Thanks everyone!
Justin aka SharkSurfer"




Hey so at our last meeting we talked about having a strobist session at Primrose. I have a couple dates to choose from. If they don't seem popular, I'll find another day.

Nov. 11th or 12th?

That's next Wed (Veterans Day) and Thurs.

Either of those days feasible?
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Will there be models/people to shoot or will the photographers be the models?
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JustinSinks Posted 9 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 9 years ago
Hoping to find a model or two Shawn. As soon as we pick a date, I'll toss up a cast call on MM and talk to some contacts. Anyone else is wecome to do the same.
Question one, should we have a cover charge? Models are less flakey if there is a dollar sign in front of them. I vote yes.
as for the date, either one will work for me. We should decide on date asap, let's say by Thursday at noon?
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Also, time? 6pm sound good?
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manley.josh 9 years ago
i'm down if we have some models to shoot, as much as i like to take pictures of you goons, we can only have so many B&W pictures of Shawns mug. i also vote yes to a cover charge.
brandonransom 9 years ago
I'd pay in a bit of cash. Thursday would work better for me, but I could probably swing Wednesday as well.
TwoOneoh! 9 years ago
i'm game and can bring a model, name the time and place for next week. i can do 6pm next week but i may be a few minutes late.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Are we thinkin just backdrop with some basic light setups for those who need a refresher? I'm not sure how excited the Primerose people would be for us to kind of come in and take over for 3 hours or so...
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
I might be able to attend/help out.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Yes Matt, exactly. Im actually thinking the refresher with back drop and starting with one light and moving up to maybe three. and maybe have another model one could take out and shoot else where, like the pool table or the ice cream bar (though we would need permission...) to get some "real world" hands on experience.
One thing about the Strobist meetings down in the cities is it isnt geared toward learning how to use the lights, its more about the guys that know what they are doing setting up, doing their shots, then handing you the trigger and telling you what to set your camera at to do it just like they did. Which isnt bad, but doesnt help you figure out how to determine the proper settings for yourself. That's what I want to focus on.

Oh, and if you have cybersyncs, bring your trigger! :) you can bring your own lights also, but i would like to keep the main set of lights the same.


Also, this isn't just for people that already have off camera lights. Everyone is welcome to come and play around and see what works for themselves.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
I know we did the one with Amanda up in Beaners... but I frankly didn't retain much from that. I blame the multiple flashing strobes and the beer. That and I didn't have anything to try and relate it too. I think another such meeting is a great idea.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
I have the white 10x20 if needed.
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Karl W. 9 years ago
I have a grey 10x20 if needed too, only without a stand for it
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Crystal says Thursday works best for her.

Nate and Karl, does that meen you're coming? Or just offering the backgrounds? I think we could use your background and stand for sure Nate. And maybe yours too Karl.

How much does everyone want to throw in? I was thinking 10 bucks each? To much? To little?

Btw, if anyone wants to come but doesn't have the money, please email me.

Also, drinks! Should we have a boyb? That way we all have what we want to drink, and I really don't want to have primrose get us anything. They do a lot as it is. Tell your mom thanks Jake!
Gopher0580 9 years ago
Gentelmen, (I didn't notice any women on the list of commenters)
Hello,
Larry Lyons here. I was told of this meeting by Karl and am interested in joining in and up.

What must I do to be included in the "Strobist" meeting?
And is there a firm place and time?
from the top of the page here I get a tentative date of the 11th or 12th of this month. Is "the Primrose" spoken of, the Senior Home on Maplegrove rd?

Maybe I need to talk with someone and learn more about the use of this page. For all I know I missed something.

So I ask your understanding and aid .

I thank you,
Larry
larrylyonsphotography@gmail.com
tina_p0608 9 years ago
Justin are we still meeting at your house on thursday at 4:30 to meet with Jason?
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
I shall attend. Either day is fine with me. I can bring my lighting gear if needed. $10 and byob sounds good to me.
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JustinSinks Posted 9 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 9 years ago
Howdy Larry! You can certanly come. We are voting on the date now, and choosing tomorrow at noon. Looks like Thursday is the best day so far. So please feel free to put your choice in a comment. And yes, that's the primrose we are meeting at. Any more questions just ask, we arent uber formal around here. Welcome to the group!

And miss changes her flickr name more than I can keep track, sure bring your lights if you like. I will also bring mine and would be nice to compare them.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Yes Tina as far as I know. Maybe msg Jason on fb?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
I will try and be there. But even if Im not I can loan out my drop and stand set up.
Gopher0580 9 years ago
Thanks,
please let me know the time
And if I'm not out on a tech scout for the movie I'll be there.
Thanks Again

Larry
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manley.josh 9 years ago
i'm in. with my lights, pocketwizards, umbrellas, softbox, light modifiers...


oh and a new toy that i have been waiting to try out...
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
New toy?? Hmm, what is this new toy?? And your crappy pocketwizards will do no good here sir :)
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Bump! Looks like Thursday is going to be the day! Any last min votes?
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Can I bring $10 of BYOB for payment?

Kidding, +1 for Thurs.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Ok, Thursday it is!
As for models, it looks like we will have a few. I even put up a casting call on mm and have a few girls willing to travel from the cities for just gas money! Also there should be a person from a local dance studio coming.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Does this 'dance studio' have poles? Just curious... i know the type of crowd you run with. ;)
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Ha, I said studio, not club
nlam2008 9 years ago
Hey im Nick im new to this group
i would love to join in and learn some things about lights
I was just clarifying its going to be about $10 and what time would this be at?
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Hi Nick! Yes 10 bucks, bring your own drinks. It will start at 6 and be around 3 hours. Hope to see you there!
TwoOneoh! 9 years ago
So there is gonna be about a dozen or so people strolling through Primrose each with their own booze??...haha this is gonna be great.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
updated the OP with all the info
jus728 9 years ago
I may be there i am still cameraless at the moment but i would still like to come and learn. I do have some lights if they are needed, but they are more like studio lights(big bright bulky).
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
No worries, I think we will have enough lights now. We will mostly be working with Alien Bees/ White lightnings
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
I'm out --- forgot I have conferences next week.
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manley.josh 9 years ago
it sounds like we are going to have a lot of people, so here's my thought.
we have lots of different gear, lots of different experience/comfort levels, so why not set up multiple light setups. we could have everything from 1 light setups to 4-5 light setups. this will allow us to go from one type of lighting to the next without boring the models with setup. i know we will have AB's and strobes so we can try to show people the benefits of each.

this way those who haven't invested yet will know what they get from the different setups and lights, so they know what to buy when they do invest.

here is what i'll bring:

3 Nikon strobes
2 Canon strobes
28" Westcott softbox
1 60" umbrella (reflective or shoot through)
1 43" umbrella " "
countless light stands.
2 33" shoot through umbrellas (very cheap but effective)
3 Pocketwizard FlexTT5 wireless triggers
4 Cactus receivers (very cheap but effective)
2 Cactus triggers (very cheap but effective)

as well as all of my Canon goodies.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Do we maybe want to have some explanation time before the models actually get there (with perhaps a leader of some sort) so we don't waste their time as well? Like a Lecture / Lab set up? There's a lot of information and equipment going to be there and i'd hate to have a bunch of people feel like this was pointless cause we wanted to get to the model shooting.

Just spit-balling ideas is all.
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manley.josh 9 years ago
i say yes. what time are the models planning on getting there?
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Yes, there will be two stations set up in that room. With the limited size, we cant have more or we will have to much light pollution to do any good. After a little while, I can see a few taking a model out of that room and setting up a quick shoot in the lobby or ice cream shop or pool table.
Models will be there at 6, but they wont be ready right then so we will have some time to go over a few things. Of course, if some are ready to start shooting models when they are, then they could go ahead while the rest of us go over stuff. But, the best way to learn is to just do it really.
That said, I plan (i hope) to be there at 430 to start bringing stuff up and setting up. Anyone that is bringng gear would be smart to show up early and do the same. When I say we start at 6, I mean 6.

That said, I am leaving right now to travel down south to be with my mother and sister and say goodbye to my father. I should be back by Thursday though.
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
Justin, so sorry to hear about that...
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Ouch... so sorry. We'll see you on Thurs. we'll figure the rest out (if there IS anything)! What's the worst that could happen ...
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Here is the link to the model mayhem page of one of the girls coming up:
www.modelmayhem.com/1294936
She is bringing another model with. I should have a link to her soon.
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ectro 9 years ago
Nice. Thanks for setting this up. I'm trying to get off work to be there
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
As much as I want to attend, I don't think I will be able to. You guys are more than welcome to use my drop set up, just let me know how you want to get it.

Thanks
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
Justin- are you planning on being at primrose at 4:30 still? If so, I'm going early to watch/help set up.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Yep I'll be there!
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mb_wen 9 years ago
4:30???? Damn... I was going to buzz home, i should be there by 5:30ish or so! This is going to be awesome!
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
Good- see you then
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Karl W. Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Karl W. (moderator) 9 years ago
jus728

If you want at the strobist meet you can use my canon 20d to shoot with, just bring your own cf card or else your laptop.


Also I should be there around 5:30 or a bit before.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Yeah 430 to set up And carry things in. We will still start at 6.
Gopher0580 9 years ago
Justin,
Larry Lyons Here .Is it OK if I show up earily to assist in the "schlepping" & setup of the equipment?
I live about 3/4 of a mile away.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Of course! See you there!
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I think i will be gracing you all with an appearance. No I will not model, so don't even ask! ;)
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
Matt, don't forget the ass opener.
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
errmm...wat? hahahhaha I think I'll stay home.
nlam2008 9 years ago
so just a quick question i have never been to this place i was just wondering where i should go when i get there
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I believe it is on the second floor, you should see the boardroom entrance up there when you walk in the building.
fragile existence [deleted] 9 years ago
room for one more? Leaving now...
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
Hope all is going well!
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Thanks everyone for coming!!!! I think it went very well! And the models didnt run away screaming! :)

So I will be emailing you all email addresses of Alex, Sally, and Luke. Please get your photos to them ASAP (two weeks is the limit... ahem Josh....) If you took tons and they looked awesome, maybe get their address and mail them a cd? Would be awfully sweet of you.

Since no one had them sign a release, you should probably ask them when you email the photos to them if its ok to post them photos on flickr/model mayhem/facebook/website/whatever BEFORE you do. I am sure they wouldnt have a problem, but getting the email first covers your butt.

Again, thanks everyone for coming!

Question... should we make this a regular thing we do, maybe once ever 2 or 3 months? Get together, play with gear and shoot models? I think it could be fun, esp if we can get different locations and have different themes. Thoughts?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
(two weeks is the limit... ahem Josh....)

Hahaha

Sharksurfer Question... should we make this a regular thing we do, maybe once ever 2 or 3 months?

Yes
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manley.josh 9 years ago
Take this haters...

Alex
Gopher0580 9 years ago
Thanks to everyone for making a F.N.G. aka a Newbe welcome.

I would Like to add My Thanks to The Models for Their Time and Energy It Made the Meeting what it was Very Enjoyable.
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Thanks to everyone.
Gopher0580 9 years ago
Well so much for posting a photo or two
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
Just put the flickr URL for the proper images in brackets, not the actual path to the .jpg. Then you'll be set.
Gopher0580 9 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/36238110]
Gopher0580 9 years ago
Ok , That didn't work Lets try again.

DSC01698-Web by Gopher0580


I think I got it.
Gopher0580 9 years ago
Thanks, Sjixxxy.

I was doing it all wrong. I still don't know most of the stuff on the web, or how to work it. It takes me a while to catch on.

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JustinSinks 9 years ago
I have emailed everyone the email addresses of the models. If you did not get one for some reason, please let me know ASAP!
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Ok guys, just got an email from one the models saying they only got photos from Josh Manly... First of all, you don't know how bad that makes y'all look when Josh "I'll edit them next year" manly gets them photos before you do! ;)
So everyone please make some time asap to get them their photos. If for some reason you lost my message with their original info then ask me for it. And if you didn't take any good ones at least mail them and tell them so they aren't waiting.
So get to it please!
Gopher0580 9 years ago
You better ask again cause I sent shots by E-mail to all three.
and a disk by snail mail to Sally.
Which can be proven by looking at her Model Mayhem page.

Alex got all 5 or six shots I took of her in an Email sent on the 14th of Nov. And I got no reply from her when I asked if she wanted me to burn the shots onto a disk and send it to her.

The shots I got of luk and Sally together (which were the only shots I took of him) were sent to Luk davey also on the 14th via E-mail.
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here was some kind of Internet or computer F.U. so he didn't get them.
So when I heard from him re, the problem, I re-sent the same batch again, I never heard anything further from Him so I assume he got them the second or third time I sent them.

However I will be glad to re-send to all three if that's necessary. In fact as of tonight as soon as I get off here. All three will be getting an E-mail with attached photos.
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Wow, I spaced on these. I set a reminder to get them processed and sent out. Sorry.
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Karl W. 9 years ago
On my list of to do's after break starts.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Thanks guys!!
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