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LukeOlsen PRO 11:22pm, 23 January 2008
I need to put this out there because last time there was some talk about workshops or some specialty focus. Is the general idea to have a free for all shoot like last time or something more structured? Please consult the top of this discussion thread by smashbox for some ideas that he listed out.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
For the past couple weeks i've been trying to figure out some rhyme or reason to coordinating the group events. There's just so many directions it can go, and i'm open to all ideas.

Idea #1:
Split the locations up into Channel #'s and have the models shift locations every hour. With no pre-assigned groups, so you can have the opportunity to roam around from set to set.

Seamless in Studio - Channel 1
Hallway - Channel 2
Stairwell - Channel 3
Outside (weather permitting) - Channel 4

Idea #2
Split the photographers up into 4 groups and assign each group a channel #, so group 1 will be channel #1, group#2 will be channel2, etc..Each group will work with 1 model for 1 hour and then the models will switch groups. The benefits to this scenario is that you get to work with a team of photographers throughout the day and everyone can collaborate and help each other out.

so let me know what you think??

*Also is Nikon CLS Channel 1 the same frequency as the Pocket Wizard Channel 1?
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
With Idea#2 is the idea to have the groups roam around also?

Also, doens't CLS use infrared and PW use radio?
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
I am liking idea 2, as long as both model and photographers get to be at each location at least once.
DaveWeav 10 years ago
Yes, we can split Nikon CLS up by channels 1-4 and it will have not impact on the Pocketwizards.
umbra photo 10 years ago
Jeff, Jeff, Jeff... silly photographer! CLS is IR not radio. (just effin' with ya').

I think it's a good idea to have "stations" for models to rotate through. However... speaking from experience, models rarely show up at the same time which would make this difficult. The other issue is temperature. If it's cold (which of course it will be), being in the stairwell or outside for an hour is just too long. We do have a couple of heaters (3 actually) that can be spread / spaced out in different locations but that wont help outside (duh). I think it's a good start though!
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
Idea # 2.5

(12-12:30) will be for designating for instruction, arranging groups and eating snacks...And 15 minute breaks in between locations for breaking down and setting up, also this gives time for the models to change their outfits.

*Please let me know your thoughts??

Group 1/Channel 1
Seamless - model A (12:30-2pm)
TBA Location- model C (2:15-3:15pm)
Stairwell - model D (3:30-4:30pm)
Hallway - model B (4:45-5:45pm)

Group 2/Channel 2
Hallway - model B (12:30-2pm)
Seamless - model D (2:15-3:15pm)
TBA Location - model A (3:30-4:30pm)
Stairwell - model C (4:45-5:45pm)

Group 3/Channel 3
Stairwell - model C (12:30-2pm)
Hallway - model A (2:15-3:15pm)
Seamless - model B (3:30-4:30pm)
TBA Location- model D (4:45-5:45pm)

Group 4/Channel 4
TBA Location - model D (12:30-2pm)
Stairwell - model B (2:15-3:15pm)
Hallway - model C (3:30-4:30pm)
Seamless - model (4:45-5:45pm)
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
I like this. It gives enough time (I think - depends on how many show up) for each person in the group to setup, take some shots and learn from them. And it also keeps things fluid and interesting.

When you say "Channel" you are talking pocket wizards. Right?
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
yeah pocket wizards
groovenerd 10 years ago
If there's time, it would be fun (and informative!) to have a "show-and-tell" kinda period at each meetup for people to talk about any hints and tips and to demo or plug any handy devices they've come across. It could just be a minute or two per person (so as to not take up too much time) and if anyone wanted further info, they could hit up the presenter later on.
Stereoblind 10 years ago
I'll gladly show the ExpoDisc again.

I keep trying to hide the fact that I know "nada" about flash and pick up what little I can through observation and eavesdropping.

I can't afford a wireless system so my "remote flash" is corded.

15' TTL cord but still...

I don't even know what questions to ask yet. But I learned a lot the first time. I'll learn more this time too!

So if there's someone interested in answering very basic questions and demonstrating simple effects - well I'd be the first in line. :)
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
Stereoblind: I'm sure if you ask anyone within the group, they'd be more than happy to teach you what they know. I feel just observing is a great step to learning. And as for shooting hard synced, thats great because you can shoot anytime and not trip anyones lights.

groovenerd: Last month Mr.Monroe showed his great homemade flash accessories. and in the future i'm hoping to have additional meetups, where we don't shoot and have demos, slideshows, etc...
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