Studio Dessert Shoot

We'll be shooting multiple desserts in the studio to add some great shots to your food portfolio. Each participant will be given a role to bring a prop/plate/setting or dessert/etc. Once we have our RSVP list, I'll assign roles to each person to bring their assigned item/s to make this a co-op shoot. I'll provide the studio and lighting. And may build a small set to arrange the food. Should be a great shoot. Plan on 12-2pm shoot.

I will set-up at least two shooting locations in the studio. Maybe a third if we have a popular response to this shootout.

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  • Gene T.

    Thanks for the great workshop today... lots of fun... I scored some keepers... I uploaded the photos already.

    February 8, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      looking good gene.. looks like you may have some decent stock images. the ones with lots of negative space.. art directors buy those things-up... :-)

      February 10, 2013

  • Sharon

    Randall thanks for another great shoot, and thanks to everyone else for bringing such beautiful desserts to photograph!

    February 8, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      agreed.. some beautiful things to shoot

      February 10, 2013

  • Kimberly W.

    Randall rocks. We had such a good assortment of yummy desserts and set ups. Great shots. Great meetup.

    1 · February 8, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      people made it great. had loads of fun.. thanks for making the cut Kim

      February 10, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Even though I didn't eat any of the desserts, I still felt like I was in a food coma once returning to the office! This shoot was a lot of fun.

    February 8, 2013

    • "Ali" L

      Me too!

      February 8, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      I took home whatever was left behind.. food coma

      February 10, 2013

  • Keal V.

    Amazing, great subjects and people. What a great 1st meetup experience.

    February 8, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      thanks for coming. we had fun with you too. for both shoots!

      February 10, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    Thanks for showing-up team.. and big thanks for bringing items to shoot and the help cleaning-up. Can't wait to edit images.. Be sure to put a few of your favorites in the album.. First one to post get your image as the album icon :-) Planning a new meet-up this weekend. Stay tuned. Randall

    February 8, 2013

  • suzanne k.

    ill have place mats, outdoorsy decorations, and a few desserts from Katherine's. See everyone soon!

    February 8, 2013

  • "Ali" L

    sorry I haven't said anything about what I am bringing yet. I have in my bag to bring, a ceramic bundt pan, a ceramic teapot with different teas, cute spring placemats, old red/clear glass bowl, cupcake liners, choc chips, andes mints, coarse sugar... i have a ton of things around the house, just not sure what else to bring!

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing table clothes, placemats, two tea sets, paper napkins, tea towels, pinecones and some other stuff for staging.

    1 · February 8, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Some of the props I'll be bringing are slate tile, white tile, 50's metal cake holder, 50's blue tea set, 50's utensils, also found some powdered sugar and cinnamon in the cabinet.

      February 8, 2013

  • Steve H.

    I ate the desert so I'll be bringing some props. :) Will probably swing by Whole Foods and see if anything looks good to shoot.

    February 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Any of the pastries at Whole Foods would be fun to shoot, and to sample afterwards. ;-)

      1 · February 8, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    I'm putting 1-2 strobes at each set (3). Each will have its own channel to not interfere with others.. Shooters are welcome to move lights around, use natural light or a combination. Come with an open mind.. and if you have it.. bring a macro lens.. I'm using a Nikon 60mm with macro.. this produces very good natural selective focus.. throwing the background out of focus.. helpful for these types of shots. Nikon users are welcome to use my lens to try out.. Just ask. I'm setting-up three sets... one white on white.. one textured background and maybe one with a stone surface.. so ladies.. bring your placemats, etc... anything interesting to break-up the plain.. and add texture..

    February 7, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    It's tomorrow! I started setting-up lighting and three individual sets.. so we'll have plenty of room to get everyone rotating around to different sets to shoot. Bring your triggers if you have them. We'll have to share to trigger strobes.. so keep that in mind as I only have a few. If you haven't signed-up for anything yet.. plan on bringing a dessert to shoot and/or plate settings, plates, flatware, etc.. If you're bringing chocolate anything, bring chocolate sprinkles or glaze... if you're bringing something with fruit in it.. get extra fruit to cut-up to dress-up the shot.. I'll pick-up some random things in the morning Friday so they're fresh.. we have a fridge too.. just don't come empty handed... bring something to either shoot... or shoot with.. this way, we can rotate different desserts in different settings..

    February 7, 2013

  • Keal V.

    This is my 1st meetup. What should I bring?

    February 5, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      bring a tasty dessert to shoot.. and whatever goes with it.. I'll supply the backgrounds.. others are bringing plates, etc. You can pick-up anything from a grocery store in the bakery case.. :-)

      February 7, 2013

  • Gene T.

    it's probably too late,,, as it is thurs morning now. but if a spot opens up please contact me. I'd like to join this session. thanks.

    February 7, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      Gene.. just show-up.. as usual, one or two people don't come..

      February 7, 2013

  • Ako P.

    Can I stop by and look around?!? I want to see on how big the studio is.

    Im not planning to photography just looking around the space for future shooting.

    http://www.facebook.com/aaaakoh

    February 7, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      Yes. we'll be there from 9am - 2pm. The Dessert shoot starts at noon. We'll be shooting a model from 9-12. Just knock on glass ( our blinds will be closed )

      1 · February 7, 2013

  • Kimberly W.

    I can't wait! I wish it was tomorrow :)

    January 15, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      I know.. I haven't shot in two weeks.

      February 2, 2013

  • Holly

    I've just been scheduled for neck sugery on Feb. 4th, so I have to change my rsvp to no :( I can drop off my travelites and lite links by at your first friday opening so you have enough equipment. I might stop by if I'm feeling up to it but who knows! Have fun!

    January 30, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      thanks Holly.. good luck with your procedure

      1 · February 2, 2013

  • Barbara P.

    I can bring a dessert if you still need it. I'd bring a small cheesecake -- very small!

    January 30, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    Team - I capped the meet-up at 10 people.. to keep it calm. We'll need at least one more person to bring a dessert.. and for those bringing stuff already.. don't forget the sides and dressings for the shot. Should be good.. more information soon.. gotta get through this Friday's First Friday show. (open to public) :-)

    January 29, 2013

  • suzanne k.

    i can bring a couple desserts... a small fruit tart (spring like) and somethign chocolate bundt like (more winter) from devils food bakery. Ill also bring a few plates and accessories. i have some neat wooden patters.

    January 26, 2013

    • suzanne k.

      agreed!

      January 27, 2013

    • Blue Dot S.

      great to hear.. I cut off the registration at 10.. getting crowded in our smaller studio.. with 10.. we should plan on at least two sets... three if possible.

      January 29, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    I was thinking one set-up would involve natural light by the window or door. FYI..

    January 25, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    Holly, bring your lights and links.. as we'll set-up two to three different sets for this session. It will give us options.

    1 · January 25, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    For those bringing desserts, let's post what you're bringing here before the shoot.. so we can all plan on what to bring to dress it up.. ie.. if it's a fruitcake, we'll bring holiday lights, ornaments, etc. With Summer coming-up, maybe it's sprint/summer themed desserts...

    January 25, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    Ok.. Kim.. you bring those items. Ask the bakery if they can donate some food. For everyone else... we'll need a few people to commit to coming with some dessert plus toppings.. and another one or two to help bring plates, fancy cloth napkins and whatever flatware goes with that particular dessert.. I want to set-up two to three shooting environments for this size of group.. so we only have three or so photographers at a time at each set-up. If anyone has Calumet triggers, bring them.. I'll have Pocket Wizard on one lighting set-up.. so if you have that, we'll be good. I use TT1, TT5 combination on Pocket Wizard. I'll be taking care of the table set-ups.. and try to make each one slightly different.. some placemats would be great to have.. so, I'd encourage everyone coming to bring some options for these items and we can mix and match to model the settings. For those bringing desserts, pick-up some extra whatever is it they're made of to dress the set-up.. extra blueberries

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    YUM, of course I"ll be there.

    January 15, 2013

  • Kimberly W.

    i def have some flat wear and pretty dishes that i can bring. and i want to get in touch with a bakery that i have used that might cooperate in exchange for photos. or else buying deserts is always an option too, obviously. more on that later.
    i'd love to slip in a 5-7 shoot anytime. i'll start brainstorming on concepts. when are you thinking?

    January 15, 2013

  • Blue Dot S.

    Soon.. I'd do it sooner.. but I'm traveling every week in Jan on Fridays. Things should settle in Feb/March.. and as it gets warmer, we'll do more stuff.. and some outdoor fotofriday events.. should be fun.. this shoot.. I'll plan more.. everyone that's signed-up.. think about what you'd prefer to bring.. as you may have nice flatware at home.. or a special serving dish/plate... or know a cool dessert place or chef?? Let me know.. comment here to let me know your preferences. Kim - we can slip a shoot in late afternoon for a meet-up between now and then.. just need a concept.. 5-7pm?

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Holly

    I can bring 2 travelites & 2 litelinks if you need

    January 15, 2013

  • Barbara P.

    I am ill and will not be able to attend after all. :-(

    January 14, 2013

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