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Bay Area Strobist Meetup Summary - August 22 at Indian Rock Park

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:51 PM
Hello Bay Area Strobists-

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Sat Aug 22 shoot at Indian Rock Park. We had 10-12 photographers attend, and three models showed up for portfolio shots. Antonio, Terry and Karen did most of the shooting, and the models were very helpful and patient during down time. DigitalShe and Robin were very generous with their time and helped anyone who asked for advice on setup or lighting issues.

Although it was titled 'Shooting in the Sun', the sun disappeared after 5:00 pm, but the remaining light was very nice. The rock formations made for a beautifully semi-chromatic background, and there were plenty of natural 'rock stages' to shoot into.

The last of the group left at 6:30, just as it was getting chilly. A lot of folks had great suggestions, a few of which follow:

For shooting:
Bring blanket for the models, so they can feel comfortable between setups.
Have a mirror and some hair and makeup tools on hand.
Designate a stylist for each shoot - someone to adjust clothing draping, collars, bangs, etc.

For meetings:
Meet occasionally for photo-sharing at a restaurant - print out your favorite shots and bring them along to talk about.

Location suggestions-
Albany Bulb on Buchanan St (Albany)

Jack London Square (Oakland)

We will schedule a shooting meetup for Sat September 5th 4:00 pm at the Albany Bulb, and a talk-about-photos meetup Sat Sept 12 6:00 pm.

If anyone has other ideas or suggestions, feel free to email me at [address removed].

Hope to see you all at the next meetup!


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