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Shoot-out with Models Kings Mt State Park - All Day Event

This Saturday I have several models lined up to pose at Kings Mt State Park for an all day fun filled photography event. Feel free to join us all day, or choose to come out for any part of the day.

I have tried to post a few things in Asheville with little success in sign-ups so I am hoping that by posting this event in a location that is easy to get to from Asheville that some of you may come out and join some of our members from the other PPG cities. This event is being posted in 5 of our Meetup groups.

$60 for non- members/ $30 for members

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The variety of shooting opportunities on this day will be similar to our weekend "get-aways" but rather all in one day, right here, close to home. We will begin early around 9:00am and photograph models all day long until the sun goes down. This part of the park closes at 9:00pm so that will be as late as we can stay.

We plan this to be just a casual hang-out of friends where we can have some fun creating together and "talking" shop. Many models will be provided for you to work with. If I see a lot of RSVPs I will continue to add more models to be sure we all get plenty of shooting and practice time. We will have women, men, couples, maybe a family, children, and a maternity. Some are more experienced models and others are new for you to practice posing with. All will be dressed for portfolio worthy images.

If you just wish to practice with your own equipment or possibly get some help with your equipment, this will be an excellent opportunity for that. There will not necessarily be a lot of instruction although when working with different models and a variety of photographers we often learn a lot from one another.

I've been to this locationseveral times and have wanted to plan something with models around the old dam and large brick walls for awhile now. You will not be disappointed with the location and back drops. There is a large lake area right there where we will rent a canoe and have models on the water as well. Planning for a "romance on the water" shoot with a couple, the canoe,and maybe a parasol.

I also have a couple girls lined up to do a Rock the dress session in the evening time.

I will be bringing some external lighting and props but am encouraging everyone to bring what they normally use in order to practice.

You should also bring lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers with your own lunch and/ or dinner and drinks. There are picnic tables in this area and I will bring a couple of my fold out tables, but we will all be more comfortable for the day if you bring these other items as well. There are lots of grilling areas if you wish to do that as well. This area is shaded and some parts fall into a pretty deep shade so we should be able to photograph all day long.

There is a public restroom very close and a nice children's park too, if you wish to bring the whole family out for a day with us. Please just comment the number of people who will be coming with you so we will know what to expect. No need to pay for anyone other than the person who will be photographing.

The easiest way to get to the park off of I85 and it's just a few minutes outside of Kings Mountain (the city). The park entrance, which is off of hwy 161 is approxiametly 35 miles south from the interchange of I485 and I85. Or you could possibly drive in through Shelby also. When you turn into the park, you will drive one mile in and turn right into the camp ground. There is a place there to pay $2 for entrance into the park. You will then drive down that curving little road a bit over a mile until you see the water on your left and park in the parking lot at the top of that hill. We will be meeting in the grassy area above where the canoes are at on the lake.

This will be a fun day! I hope many of you will join us. If you have questions about pricing, marketing, or just photography in general, please bring them and we will have all day if you like to "talk shop".

See you then.....

Lori Jill

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  • Lori J.

    Thank you Joy... I remembered to change it on 2 of the groups but forgot here apparently. I have tons of cool models lined up once again... :-)

    June 28, 2012

  • Joy C.

    Brian the shoot is cancelled and Lori is trying to do a rain date of July 14th or 15th. The weather is too iffy.

    June 23, 2012

  • Brian A.

    Im confused? Are we shooting tomorrow or July 15th? Please let me know. Thanks

    June 22, 2012

  • Lori J.

    If everybody was from right here in the Charlotte area I would go ahead and try to keep everything on the books, however, with people driving in from Asheville and Charleston I think it's best to try for sunnier days and I'll be sure that the models can go to the studio on that weekend if it rains again. I did not do that this time and the studio is over 40 minutes away from the location.

    June 22, 2012

  • Lori J.

    Since everybody, but one person, going tomorrow is driving over 2 hours to come in to this all day shoot that we go ahead and try for the rain date of the 14th or 15th (Sunday). I'm sad to miss out on two of our models though scheduled for tomorrow. One is in from Philly and the other from Raleigh. If you can't make that weekend, please let me know so that I may give you the refund. I know it said no refunds but since the forecast is so "iffy" I just don't know what else to do on this one.

    June 22, 2012

  • Lori J.

    Hey Brian.... Sorry I thought I responded to this earlier on my phone. I had a couple sessions today and am just now getting home to figure this out.

    June 22, 2012

  • Lori J.

    Patti, I'll write you a separate email. Ok? Yes sometimes we do have free events however like all things time can be costly and these events take a lot of time to organize. I understand cost though and it's why I try to make learning affordable for the aspiring photographer. My 3-5 day events often cost upward of $500.

    June 22, 2012

  • Brian A.

    What happens if it rains?

    June 22, 2012

  • Patti W.

    Do you have meet ups where we just go out as a group and take photographs without a fee or charge? I am a working artist with not a lot of money to dish out, but would love to have the opportunity to meet up with other photographers!

    Let me know if you will be doing any free gatherings like this around the Asheville area. I live in Marshall, so anywhere near there as well.


    Patti Waltz

    June 21, 2012

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Additional notes: Refunds will be offered if the Meetup is cancelled, however if it is rescheduled due to weather the new date will be July 14th and refunds will not be offered. You may sell your spot. Sorry no refunds offered if you simply change your mind.

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