Eddie Barksdale 3:14am, 12 June 2009
Hey, I'd really like to participate in Strobist Bootcamp II, but I'm lacking actual off-camera gear. I have a shoot coming up this Saturday, is there anyone willing to let me borrow just so much as one cheap strobe? I really just need the bare basics: strobe, stand, umbrella, mount, sync cord, adapter. Hell, I could probably be ok with just a TLL flash cord. I don't have the money to afford this myself, but want to learn and be able to enhance what skills I have. Can anyone help me out?
Eddie Barksdale 9 years ago
Eddie Barksdale 9 years ago
So, looks like the answer is no. Oh well, so much for that suggestion of finding help.
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OregonVelo 9 years ago
Eddie,

People are more likely to lend you gear if they know you or are one of our group meets. People that don't have flash or off camera flash are always welcome to come and learn at our group meets.
Eddie Barksdale 9 years ago
@Greenwoodimages: Already though about it, but I'm pretty much broke. That, and you're forgetting 7 bucks for the stand, 6 for an umbrella, 3 for the adapter, and how to trigger it.

@OregonVelo: I was going off a suggestion said by someone in the Strobist forum. I do understand that people probably are willing to lend out $500+ worth of gear, but at the same time I try to hold greater hope for the kindness and generosity of Strobists.
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OregonVelo 9 years ago
Eddie,
What time and where are you shooting? You may get some luck having someone assist you and share their gear. There are plently of people that like to shoot and hang out here. You will find lots of photos here that are not only from out meetups but from people that have gotten together and shot.
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Eddie Barksdale 9 years ago
I'm shooting in two places in Oregon City: my home and Canemah Park. I'm shooting starting about 8 AM Saturday, and will probably carry on until noon. I'm perfectly fine with someone accompanying me if they wish, I would just really like one strobe to use for Canemah.
Saechao Photography Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Saechao Photography (member) 9 years ago
I've got things going on saturday morning, otherwise I lend and assist you, because I need to sponge off all the knowledge I could from anyone. may be next time.
Eddie Barksdale 9 years ago
@sonnys503: I'd love to shoot with anyone and share the brain, as long as you're willing to share your equipment ;)

So, I guess I'm just going to use what I have and deal with that. Oh well, wasn't really holding out too much hope for what this group could offer to begin with.
Eddie Barksdale 9 years ago
P.S. Why do you guys delete your older posts?
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metakephoto PRO 9 years ago
I just deleted my comment about what is strobist bootcamp II...and don't worry, this is the first time that i can remember that i've deleted a posting...and there was really no reason that I did it, I just thought what I said was irrevelant to the post..

so did you ever get someone to help you out or let you borrow equipment?
pdxsharkey 9 years ago
Did you think about renting it from Pro Photo Supply?
Eddie Barksdale 9 years ago
@metakephoto: Nope, just did the shot with what I had.

@pdxsharkey: I addressed that earlier; the expense piled up quickly and I really have no budget for any photography equipment.
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