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metakephoto PRO 7:36am, 2 March 2008
Please RSVP here if you plan on attending the upcoming meetup/photoshoot.

“How to use your local bar as a studio" (21+)
Date: Sunday March 16th 2008
Location: Jimmy's Sports Bar & Grill (Multnomah Village)
3017 SW Multnomah Blvd. Portland, OR 97219
#503-293-2100
Time: 10am (so come prepared to eat some food and have a drink or two)
Here's a couple quick shots of the place to give you some ideas:
flickr.com/photos/23542025@N07/sets/72157604022947787/

Important Reminder: Please make sure to label all your equipment. Stuff left behind this time, might not be as easily rescued afterwards (so please keep an eye on your gear)

YES:
metakephoto
The_Nothing
westwindsphotography
OregonVelo
Jeannie
Matt
smashbox photo
DaveWeav
mrjonathanpotter
strayz01
Stereoblind
greenwoodimages
runger83301
ballyhoo photography
coupeowner
datangpdx
kenneth barton
Juliana Tobon
coreyshelton
dibesh
marlow619
mmhappypants
deziner999
drwhimsy
DrBrian
Neruzz
poppyphotography
GeoFX
barosborough
David Lloyd

Aimee Diviney (MUA/Hair Stylist)
Cinetique_Femme (model)
melody_mgeorge (model)
Whoowl (+bringing 2 to 3 models)
nicshel (model)
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
Count me in, as long as my age isn't a problem.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@Mr.Meeker: you can shoot from outside :)
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
I'm in, and looking forward to it!
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
Count me, Jeannie and Matt in.
mrcheezy503 10 years ago
too young
umbra photo 10 years ago
I'm in.
DaveWeav 10 years ago
Please add me. Any idea what the hours are going to be and if we will continue to shoot once the bar is open?
mrjonathanpotter 10 years ago
Count me in
I will be there ...
Stereoblind 10 years ago
Put me down.

Coyote Ugly comes to mind - if they allow feet on the bar that is...
Whoowl 10 years ago
I'll be there!
greenwoodimages 10 years ago
me too please.
helpful volleyball [deleted] 10 years ago
I'll be there! This time I'll bring my flash!
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
@runger I will bring your ringlight for you
perfect room [deleted] 10 years ago
Count me in. You had me at "bar"
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
I'm hoping for the old lady, chain smoking and playing video poker shot...and lit with a beam of light (i mean strobe) from above. and possible backlit for the smoke factor.
The_Nothing 10 years ago
haha
awesome call

Was in there at Noon yesterday and there were a total of 6 people in the bar (my wife, three of our friends, and myself - and Jeff - your old lady at the video poker machines!). Bartender said its like that all the time after football season.

We're good to go for 10am
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coupeowner 10 years ago
Count me in too. I promise to even shoot some photos this time!
I will be out of town that day...:( Oh well maybe next time. Have fun everyone!!
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
Count me in this time
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kenneth barton PRO 10 years ago
I'm not 100% on this one yet, but you might as well put me down.

-ken
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kenneth barton PRO 10 years ago
Anybody a member of Model Meyhem? Let's see if somebody will volunteer to get more models for this next shoot. I'm likely to bring one if I can, but it seemed like Julia, Joe and Tara were just mobbed last time and besides, more variety the better right?

-ken
Stereoblind Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Stereoblind (member) 10 years ago
I'm on MM, @metakephoto say the word (to avoid multiple postings) and I'll put up a casting call for the 16 linking this thread and the model sign in.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@Stereoblind: the more models the merrier, so go ahead and put up the casting call. And i'm still keeping my fingers crossed that we get a little old lady that loves video poker, chain smoking and modeling.
Stereoblind 10 years ago
coreyshelton PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by coreyshelton (member) 10 years ago
I'm in. I'll have to leave at 2pm, as usual.
update: I did a not show, had other plans last minute
dibesh 10 years ago
Made it to the first but missed that last two so please count me in this time around.
Jason Marlow 10 years ago
just got home from a month long photo excursion, i'm so primed and ready to go. count me in.
perfect room [deleted] 10 years ago
anyone post a casting on Model Brigade yet?
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@ballyhoo: I dont think anyones posted on Model Brigade, so please post there if you can...thanks..and make sure to put that its 21+
jimmyhickey1 10 years ago
I consider this Age Discrimination.

:P
Oh well there's always April:(
perfect room [deleted] 10 years ago
Alrighty, there is a casting post on Model Brigade. I'll keep you posted

KBAI
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@jimmyhickey1: hey jimmy, just think of it...in only 5 years you can come to the bar shoots :) (j/k)
mmhappypants 10 years ago
Count me in too! Total newbee, but I'm really excited.
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
@metakephoto: I didn't know you had a cruel side.
perfect room [deleted] 10 years ago
The kid's got to get used to disappointment sometime in life, right? :P
Laughing Coyote Photography Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Laughing Coyote Photography (member) 10 years ago
isan't that what photography is for not the local watering hole.... (jokeing)
Auzigog 10 years ago
Sad times! I'm going to be in Portland that weekend, but I'm not 21. April it is, then.

Have fun guys. I can't wait to see the results.
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| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
I'm new to the group and would love to be there. Thanks.
rihetzler PRO 10 years ago
I can't totally commit due to work conflicts, but I'll try. Had a great time at the Feb. meet up.
drwhimsy 10 years ago
I'm also new to the group and plan to attend.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
For this weekend, what should be the protocol of getting a model to your setup shot, if they seem to always be in the middle of another shoot?
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
I would also say that since the bar is being so nice plan on ordering a drink and maybe even lunch. Most places that have lower attenance like doing things for others as long as there is a positive benefit to them.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
@metakephoto: Ahhh c'mon I want you to make that cool roster that you made for the 2nd meetup. We could get a clipboard and people can sign up under a model and wait in queue. That way (like OregonVelo says) they can eat and drink while waiting. If the photographer isn't done with their setup the model will skip to the next one in queue. We would need to limit it to one scene per photographer if it gets busy.
The_Nothing 10 years ago
Good Call
they do have great food - huge salads, tasty burgers, and 3 topping pizzas

i'm hoping for some new gear to show up, hopefully it'll be here in time
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
yeah i mentioned eating food in the initial invite "so come prepared to eat some food and have a drink or two" but thanks for bringing it up again...I'm planning on having a huge salad, a tasty burger, fries, and possible a pizza or two :)

I like PhotoInference's idea on creating a queue/sign up list when people get there. But should this be an individual photographer or group sign up list? Groups would be approx 4-6 photographers. And what would the maximum shooting time be for each photographer/group, per setup?
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
It seems that usually one person gets an idea and then others join in tweaking it to their liking. So whoever puts there name down first should have a clear direction on what they want. I suspect that at that time others would join him/her and there's your group. I would say that if someone else is waiting for the model in the queue then photographers should be limited to that scene until their next turn. Different poses at that scene would be allowed but taking the model somewhere else wouldn't be allowed until the next turn. If it's a group then they act as one and share the turn. I don't know... does this make sense? It's a little more fluid.

I still think that if a model is standing around waiting then anyone should be able to grab them.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
I think we need someone to be a model/photographer coordinator this weekend, to help keep the day running smoothly. This person will be in charge of the sign-in list and help the models know where to go, shifting photographers, etc...

Anyone Interested?
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LukeOlsen PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by LukeOlsen (admin) 10 years ago
If no one else volunteers than I'll do it (it looks like we are a bit top heavy with photographers). Are only two models confirmed?
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coupeowner 10 years ago
I dug the format of the 2nd meet. Break into groups of 4-5 photographers with a focus on different areas, then let the models rotate. Not sure we need the math required to set up a formal schedule again (although that was cool Jeff), but the one-hour rotations seemed to work well. If we staggered the groups by 1/2 hour, 1/2 of the groups would be setting up, while the other 1/2 are shooting. That way the models could handle more than one group at a time (if needed).

Would also be nice to have input from past models - Aimee? Audrey? Wendy?

Jeff, I would also be happy to help coordinate.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
how about this?
once we get to the bar, we scout the area and split the bar up into different shooting locations. Then just rotate the models between the locations and allow photographers to roam free between shoots the whole time (depending on what they want to shoot)

here's some location ideas, please fill me in on other ideas too
1.) Bar Area 1
2.) Bar Area 2
3.) Pool Table
4.) Video Poker
5.) Dartboard
Aimee J'Adore 10 years ago
Hmm I like how this is shaping up. :) I modeled for you all in January, but now I'll be coming in to MUA/Stylist -- getting my new port together. Hell you can use me as a model too, I'd love some bar shots heheh. Starts at 10 eh? I can be there till mid-afternoon or so. Let the models know they'll have help if they want it. :)
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
Well I am pretty sure the model I have (Dawn) will be coming. I also believe that Tara will be coming too. Jeannie was planning on working with both of them. If she is up to it she maybe able to help with the coordinating.

As for ideas, I was just thinking a table.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
also Whoowl has 2 to 3 models coming too.
DrBrian 10 years ago
Hey I just came across this group and the shoot/meet sounds cool. i'd like to show up, anything else I should know?

Thanks,
Brian
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@DrBrian:

If your new to Strobist, this is a great read and good start for this Sunday

Strobist 101
strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html

And on Sunday remember to bring your camera and external flash
Neruzz 10 years ago
I would also like to join. I could not attend the last one because we just had our first child, but now I can leave the baby with mom for a few hrs.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Congratulations Neruzz! Hope to see you there.
umbra photo 10 years ago
Anyone know for how long we have the bar for?
Poppy*Photography 10 years ago
Hi all, I'm a little shy about my (perceived) lack of equipment, but I'd love to come up and play on Sunday anyways. I'll be driving up from Eugene, though, so I may be running late.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@smashbox photo: they are letting us in 1 hour early before they open at 11am, but it should be pretty dead once they open. Personally if it was my business, i'd be excited to have 35+ people in my establishment on the slow hours...and we can shoot till' whenver i guess...there's no set stopping point..But these things seem to die off after about 4-5 hours...

@poppyphotography: as long as you have an external flash and some way to sync it, your good to go....cheapest route is getting a sync cord or ebay triggers.
GeoFX Posted 10 years ago. Edited by GeoFX (member) 10 years ago
Please count me in. Thanks. -- George
audreywalker 10 years ago
I have an illness in the family and I don't know at this point if I'll be able to make it.

I should know for sure tomorrow afternoon how my Sunday is shaping up to be.
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metakephoto PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by metakephoto (admin) 10 years ago
@audreywalker: k. just let us know...and thanks for keeping us informed
The_Nothing 10 years ago
they're looking forward to our arrival!
Rosborough Photography 10 years ago
If it's not too late I'd love to come. I thought I already RSVP'd but didn't. Aaron
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@barosborough: k..got you on the list...
helpful volleyball [deleted] 10 years ago
...can't make it until after 1 in the afternoon maybe....is it still possible to meet up?
audreywalker 10 years ago
yeah, sorry. looks like it's not going to happen for me tomorrow. i'll shoot for next month.

please have fun!!
Looks like I should be able to make it this time.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@runger83301: yes..still come...but things might be slowing down a bit then..but who knows, we might just be picking up by then too...you never know about these shoots :)

see everyone tomorrow, bright and early.////
afraid caption [deleted] 10 years ago
Very early for those of us still up huh metakephoto LOL, I'm off to bed, nite nite
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kenneth barton PRO 10 years ago
Just a heads up. Tara won't be able to make it until around noon, though I may come earlier with some gear and then head back to get Tara.

-ken
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
Thanks for the heads up... Also Joe will be coming a bit later.
odd. a search this morning for PDX strobist groups found me here, one day after this shoot. Damn. I'll stay on point for any future meet ups and I look forward to connecting with folks.

Cheers,

Tyson
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