Arabian Horses featuring the Cal Poly's Equestrian Drill Team

*UPDATE* 7/20/2012

Event is going to be rescheduled due to the head trainer being out of town.  Sorry guys.

 

We have a mutual arrangement with the Cal Poly Pomona's Equestrian Drill Team to photograph them in action (and inaction)!

The team is comprised of talented riders and beautiful Arabian horses. Let's try to capture that essential relationship between them. As before, we will mainly be playing around with strobes. But feel free to shoot natural light too!

Due to the nature of the shoot, we must limit the number of photographers. And because the Drill Team rely on us to take great shots of them, please try to make out there if you've RSVPed "Yes".

The location is gonna be at the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center on Cal Poly Pomona campus:

http://www.csupomona.edu/~equine/

If you are interested, please vote it up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

More images:

https://plus.google.com/photos/102914904431766281142/albums/5753024518317696881?authkey=CP2l3N3_mNyP_gE

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  • Marie

    Hi..it seems that my earlier message did not get posted. I would have been unable to attend this weekend anyway because three of my photos have been accepted into a juried art exhibition at Chapman University. I also have a photo in the OC Fair in the seascapes category. I would be interested in another date.

    July 19, 2012

  • Moo

    Hi guys, I am sorry to break this to you guys so late. I just heard from the trainer of the drill team this morning that he will be out of town this weekend and need to postpone our shoot. I am trying to find another date that would work for everyone on the drill team and with us. It could be as early as next week or the week after. If you're still interested, please stay in touch and I will keep you up-to-date. Again, very sorry for the late notice!

    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Confirmed. :)

    July 2, 2012

  • Moo

    @nicole... yea im sorry, i know it's far. Hopefully you can carpool with Marie and Linus, that should cut your trip down in half. Anyways, on the off chance that you can make it, we would love to have you out there!

    July 2, 2012

  • Marie

    Hello Linus, as of today July 1st. I am sure. Did you want me to meet you at the BEST BUY parking lot at 5:00pm. I drive a 2002 Silver PT Cruiser...as time gets closer I will give you my cell number.

    July 2, 2012

  • nicole

    ooh i didnt realize it was a little over an hour for me so im a maybe right now have to see if i can make it up there. so sorry for my confusion

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be happy to pick up 3 other members in my new comfy Accord. If you are sure, I can wait from 4:45PM to 5:10PM. It will take about 40 minutes to get there. I am sure Rachot will tell us where to meet exactly. If Rachot is going just a tap earlier, we don't mind either so we all can drive around the same time. Just say when.

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    @nicole that's quite a way! im glad you can make it! maybe you can coordinate with Linus and Marie and carpool? I approached the drill team with this idea. So they're not really looking for anything in particular. I just figure in exchange for their time for us to have fun, we'd give them some usable images. So mainly, just have fun and let your creativity flow! :)

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    @marie I have read that horses are fine with flashes. Speaking to the lead trainer there about that and he mentioned that it should be ok. So please bring your gears! we'll definitely have a similar set up.

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    I personally have never done this before either. The drill team is basically gonna work with us. So whereever you want to put them, however you want to pose them, whatever gears you want to use on them should be fine. Go with your vision. We should have 4-6 riders there, so it could be up to 4-6 horses. We can split the group up onto different locatoins. We'll discuss it more onsite. :)

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    Linus... we like using strobes and the effects we can create with it. I think it will create a unique experience for them. 6-8PM is still nice and bright, you're right. So anyone wishes to shoot natural light that's cool too!

    June 26, 2012

  • nicole

    sounds great id love to come, im with linus and 99.99% sure ill be there. ill be leaving from san clemente and can have someone ride along if needed. ill only have my handy dandy camera no off camera lights for me sorry im still a newbie. id like to hear what the school is really looking for out of the photos though

    June 26, 2012

  • Marie

    I only have a 580EXII Speedlight and an umbrella. Is this allowed? Does it spook the horses?

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmm, if we shoot from 6PM to 8PM in the summertime, we can use natural light isn't it? I am not a pro, but I have shoot enough photos to have plenty of usable images for the team. However, if you guys been there before, it would be great to describe how it works. For example, close-up? long zoom? posing vs. non-posing? What time to what time, etc. So many questions to show that I am serious.
    P.S. I will be in front of Best Buy parking lot, GREY HONDA ACCORD 6Zxxxxx. I will leave around 5PM :)

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    Sure! please bring whatever you want! especially lights!

    June 26, 2012

  • Marie

    I live in Orange so Tustin Marketplace is good meeting place for me. I will chip in gas to the driver. Will monopods be allowed? I have never done this before. What type of gear are ya'll bringin.

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    Carpooling is a great idea! Thanks for offerring! Vu and I are planning to be there a little earlier so I may not be able to offer carpool, unless someone doesn't mind going a little earlier. That location is good because we can park there safely til we all return. Also, we were aiming for 6 shooters, so capping at 10 should be perfect!

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am 99.99% sure. It is very difficult to guarantee attendees. If you need 10 people, you might want to allow 12 because there is always the last minute thing, even though a deposit is paid (unless of course a large deposit). Since most of us are from OC, we might want to carpool. I can drive and pick up 3 other people. A convenient location will be Tustin Market at I-5 and Jamboree. Perhaps in front of Best Buy, Anyone?

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    it sure is happening! I have capped the attendees at 10. I dont know if we should do the deposit thing. Can I count on everyone who has replied so far to make it out there? :)

    June 26, 2012

  • Marie

    Is this event still going to be happening and will more details be posted soon?

    June 26, 2012

  • Moo

    @nicole first come first serve :) it's looking good so far though!

    1 · June 25, 2012

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