Mark Chamberlin - SmarterPics PRO 7:53pm, 22 March 2009
Thanks to all that made the shoot. It was very successful. Please send the models a few hi-res images for their efforts. They worked hard for us. (And froze their buns)

The standard PDX Strobist policy is to upload images to their galleries on . If you can't figure this out, contact them directly via Model Mayhem addresses listed below.

It was fun organizing this. Maybe I will work with Jeff in getting some others together. Stay tuned...

Mark Chamberlin

I have been wanting to do a night shoot on the East Bank Esplanade all winter. The weather is getting more cooperative. It looks like this Friday is supposed to be pretty clear.

The city view is of course well known from here. But so are a lot of industrial / urban kinds of things that could be fun to work with. All within a short walking distance.

I would like to meet at 6:30 PM at the SE Salmon St. parking lot. This is near the Hawthorne bridge. If you park on Salmon St., the parking is free. If you park in the lot, make sure you pay. It is regularly patrolled. (Don't ask how I know this.)

Here are a few test shots I grabbed during a 15 minute stop. I didn't have a tripod or modifiers with me so pretty basic but will give you some idea of possibilities:

Sunset is around 7:30 so we can catch the "golden hour."

This is a very informal get together. Not a formal meet up. Post a reply if you can make it. Models and photographers are of course both encouraged to come!


Most importantly, the weather forecast is for CLEAR!!

Jesse Jerome - Mayhem #709080
Jen O'Hanna - #1010074 (She's the red head that did the milk bath thing with Zuzzie)
Michelle Allen - MM 890205
Satheara - MM 412882 (we all know and love her)
Jes - (BlueEyed Devil) - MM 774901

Alright people, this is some really solid talent. Let's get some more photographers out there and have some fun! It looks like the ratio is going to be awesome!

The nearest cross street in case you're using GPS or Maps is SE 2nd and SE Salmon St.

Call me if there are any questions re this meetup

Mark Chamberlin
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OregonVelo 9 years ago
I am a tentative
DougBPhoto 9 years ago
ya, tentative. :-)
GMKWS 9 years ago
Sounds Good, I Will Make It
DWoltereckPhotography 9 years ago
I'll be there, now if you can send me directions from Jantzen Beach to my private email I'd be much obliged :)
wizmo PRO 9 years ago
Sounds great. I'm a maybe. It's the night before my show opens, but if I'm not to crazed, I'll come. it's just my kind of shoot.
Sarah.Lynch 9 years ago
Yes, thanks for organizing.
Doug S photo 9 years ago
put me in the tentative list too... will know for sure my availability tomorrow. Thanks Mark, sounds like fun!
please add me to the trying to make it list :)
nikonpdx Posted 9 years ago. Edited by nikonpdx (member) 9 years ago
Make that a yes for me, thanks Mark.
Randy Kashka PRO 9 years ago
Mark - count me in and thanks for putting this together. See you Friday night!
A Drifting Difference 9 years ago
I'll be there!

Thanks for organizing this.
ethereal button [deleted] 9 years ago
Hello. New to the group. Looking forward to getting to know folks. Will try to make this shoot. Thanks Mark for organizing.
Doug S photo 9 years ago
Ok, I'm in... Is there going to be any sort of theme to this shoot?
ShutterCraze (NUEL) Posted 9 years ago. Edited by ShutterCraze (NUEL) (admin) 9 years ago
This was me experimenting with one of my very first tries at off camera lighting. Nothing special here but it gives an idea of the area you guys will be in if you've never been. I wanted to capture a bridge, downtown, and the river in one shot. I got lucky with the boat zooming by. I'm picking up my new cyclocross bike at River City Bikes which is in the area around 6:30pm. I would love if someone would be interested in capturing me on my bike in this background.

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silverwolfe PRO 9 years ago
ooo I would sooo love to, but waaaaah will be outta town - again!!
one of these days I'll be home when you all go out to play ;))
OregonVelo 9 years ago
ShutterCraze - I would be willing to photogrraphy you. I will be down there closer to 7.
seanmophoto 9 years ago
might make it...
Mark Chamberlin - SmarterPics PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Mark Chamberlin - SmarterPics (member) 9 years ago
@ShutterCraze - You mean you are actually volunteering to model?? That should be interesting. LOL Of course we would be happy to grab a shot or two or twenty. Sounds like fun. But do you mind if one of the "real" models rides the bike?? (just kidding...)

Thanks for sharing the sample image.
OregonVelo 9 years ago
Thank you Mark for putting on such a fun night. Thank you to all the models that participated.
nikonpdx 9 years ago
So what's the proper strobist_date format for tagging our photos again?
Randy Kashka PRO 9 years ago
Thanks Mark for setting this up and inviting me to come along. I had a great time and learned so much about off camera flash. It's a lot harder when you actually try to do it than when you read about it. I posted a couple of photos so comments appreciated from everyone on areas to improve. Looking forward to the next one where I can tryout what I have learned. Thanks again !!!!
metakephoto PRO 9 years ago
thanks mark for setting this up....and the weather actually agreed with us for once.

@nikonutah: the proper tag is::: pdxstrobist0309
Doug S photo 9 years ago
Thanks to Mark and all the models that showed up for this, and it was good to see some photographers that are new to the group. Looking forward to the next one!
I am glad everyone had a good time. Looks like we can call this meet up a SUCCESS! I had a great time meeting some new faces, seeing some old friends, trying out some new stuff and getting some great shots. That's what it's all about.

I'd be willing to do this again. Stay tuned for further announcements.

A Drifting Difference 9 years ago
Thanks again for setting this up!
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