OregonVelo 5:57pm, 26 August 2009
First Wednesday’s Basics and Beyond Learning Series

Session 1: Power and Distance or How I learned to love the F-Stop

Date: Wednesday Sept 2nd
Time: 6:30 to 8:30ish

Location: The Aloha, Beaverton, Hillsboro Triangle (Shane’s Place)
Please contact "OregonVelo" via flickr mail for directions House is within 5 minutes walking distance of Willow Creek Max station.

Who: Anyone interested in learning and sharing more about equipment they have and don’t have.

What you need to bring: Appetizer/finger food or drink to share. Maybe camera; but no other gear.

Cost: Free… we are toying with the concept of a tip jar for the model since they will not be getting much benefit out of the session.

Randy Kashka
Laura Jennings
Pantene Banderas
TZ Images
T. Dodge
Ross Farrier

Series Concept: This series is for beginners to pros to learn and share. Each session will go over one topic and cover the basics for the beginners to more advance for the pros. Everyone should be able to leave the evening learning at least one new thing and a little less hungry.

Evening Timeline:
6:30 Food and Social
6:45 Quickie Topic
7:00 Main Concept
8:00 Try it yourself

Future possible session
Oct 7th: Umbrellas: The Big, the Small and the Shoot Through
Nov 4th: Softboxes: The Legend of the Giant Softbox.
Dec 2nd: Reflectors and bounce cards: To Reflect or Not to Reflect
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
May I suggest a future possible session? How about a gobo-grid-dish-ringflash. Both DIY made and commercially manufactured.
OregonVelo Posted 9 years ago. Edited by OregonVelo (admin) 9 years ago
Yes suggestions are always welcome. A few of us have been chatting about this... wanting to add more learning to the group. We could go lots of routes and have years of different lessons. Here are some of the other suggestions:
Jan 6th: Plexigalss
Feb 3rd: Seamless backdrops
Mar 3rd: remote triggers
April 7th: Grids and snoots
May 5th: Colored Gels
Jun 2nd: Ring lights
Jul 7th: Makeup
I would also add things like a beauty dish, gridded softboxes, strip banks, white and black bounce cards, barndoors (although that could be under the grids and snoots one), rim lighting, clamshell lighting, booms and extenders, controlling spill by covering up the umbrella (or softbox), the list could go on and on but that is what I'm thinking now.

I think some people would also like to learn a little about self promotion and photography as an income source.
OregonVelo 9 years ago
The hope is to have an environment that everyone one feels welcomed whether they have gear or not and everyone can learn.
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 9 years ago
I'd be interested to attend. This sounds great!
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
This is a great concept and much appreciated time and effort from the Organizers. I'm bummed I won't be able to make any of these series until year 2019. I service a client on the first Wednesday night of every month, that is their contract. I do like the concept of first Wednesdays because it keeps it consistant, thus making it easier for host/attendees to plan. Curious what others might say, and I'm not saying change it on the account of my schedule.
LukeOlsen PRO 9 years ago
I say we wait until 2019. I think I'll be able to make it.
ShutterCraze (NUEL) 9 years ago
In 2019 I wonder if Canon will have designed my dream body and lens combo? Or will Steve Jobs beat Canon to the punch and incorporate the new kickass DSLR into his new iPhone?
Jayesunn Krump 9 years ago
I would like to attend.
Hardlinejoe 9 years ago
I would like to attend, as well.
Randy Kashka PRO 9 years ago
I can't wait until 2019, I'd like to go this year ;o)
can you add me to the list for next Wed?
Knoal 9 years ago
Parent fly in an hour before......
Laura Jennings 9 years ago
I'm totally looking forward to this--please add me to the list. thanks!
silverwolfe PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by silverwolfe (member) 9 years ago
ooo perfect!!!. may I please come??
I'll actually be in town ;))

edit to add: thanks for thinking up this idea ~ I learn so much from this type of setting, sharing, experimenting....
Pantene Banderas 9 years ago
Count us in. We'll bring something good.
TZ Images Posted 9 years ago. Edited by TZ Images (member) 9 years ago
Great idea again, OregonVelo. I'm coming!
noisy rabbits [deleted] 9 years ago
I have the address and will be there.

dath1974 9 years ago
I'd love to attend as well, I'll shoot you a flickr mail!
reesman9 9 years ago
Im in...
dedge555 9 years ago
Is it too late for me to join?
Placebo #4 9 years ago
Count me in if there is still room!
andrew.jeffers 9 years ago
count me in!!
OregonVelo 9 years ago
I have sent flickr mail to everyone that signed up. If you didn't get mail, please let me know.
kenneth barton PRO 9 years ago
I want to be part of this but will be on a jet leaving town. I'm going to try and get Ross Farrier to go though.

OregonVelo 9 years ago
For the quickie topic we will be talking about small strobes. I currently have 430 ex, 580 ex, 580 EX II, sb800 and vivitar 285HV. Does anyone else have anything different? I am looking for 1 of each model so people can see the differences and talk about the pros and cons of each.
Laura Jennings 9 years ago
I'll need to change my response to a 'maybe'. Leaving town next week and have a bunch of stuff I need to get done before then. I'll try to make it though!
dath1974 9 years ago
I have a couple LP120s I'll bring along.
OregonVelo 9 years ago
dath - just need to bring one. Thank you.
TZ Images 9 years ago
Vivitar 283
Hardlinejoe 9 years ago
I'm not going to make it, too many things coming up this week.
dath1974 9 years ago
No problem, I have two with me most of the time anyhow, so it's all good.
silverwolfe PRO 9 years ago
thanks for letting us invade your space!
it was interesting ;)
ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 9 years ago
Word! very cool. Thanks Shane!
metakephoto PRO 9 years ago
thanks shane, jeannie and matt for letting us come to your house last night...and thanks shane for putting together the demo
TZ Images 9 years ago
Great talk, indeed! Thanks to all, Jeannie and Shane above all.
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