Practising portrait: speed-shooting®

also see update below in the discussion

The new way to overcome limitations we noticed when we did the last portrait session. One 'model' and more than 10 photographers at the same time will not work well. Speed-Shooting® is the answer. With Speed-Shooting® we can have up to 20 individuals improving their portrait taking skills.

Simple, effective and a lot of fun: outdoor speed-shooting

What:

We will do an intensive portrait shooting. After this Meetup you will be the portrait specialist at friends- and family-events ;) and you also will know how to direct light-assistants and 'models' ;)


How:

After some general basics and discussions about portrait styles we will form groups of three. The photographer, the portrait-model and the light-assistant. Each group will have some basic light forming equipment available.
Each photographer has 15 minutes time to work with the model, shooting portraits but also instructing model and light-assistant.

After the 15 minutes and a five minutes break the roles will change. Photographer will become model, the model light-assistant.

After three rounds each of us Happy Shuttercounts will have been photographer, model and light-assistant.

Where:

Brussels / outdoor - but we may adopt the location depending on the  freshness of the summer ;)

Do's and Don'ts for the Speed-Shooting (TM) Meetup
General:
The Photographer:
Take wonderful pictures and give electronic copies to the model. Respect the personality rights. You must ask the model for permission if you want to publish pictures.   
The Model:
You may use the pictures on which you are depicted at your discretion but ask the photographer wether or not the photographers name shall be mentioned.

In more detail:
By participation you agree to the following principles:  
The goal of the Speed-Shooting Meetup is to improve the photography related skills. During the Speed-Shooting Meetup each participant will take the role of a model (M), photographer (P) or light-assistant (L), respectively. The following rules refers to the role(s) taken by the individual during the meetup-event. The participant acknowledges that  pictures taken during the meetup shall be royalty-free and will be made available in electronic form to a) the person depicted (M,L) and b) to a password protected area of a photo sharing site to which only participants of the Speed-Shooting Meetup-event concerned have access. Any publication of a portrait photograph requires consent between P and the person depicted.

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  • Claus S.

    Was very interesting to see how this concept will work, learning, sharing combined with all of us having serious fun ;)
    Thank you very much for being at this first Speed-Shooting, you made it a great event!

    3 · June 23, 2013

  • Patricia

    Had fun, met nice people and know that I need to learn a lot. Looking forward to the next meet up.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Daniel

    Nice concept! I discovered other points of view and learned new tricks by taking portraits, holding the reflector and being in front of the objectif ;)

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am SO SORRY I missed this. I got seriously lost on the way and I thought it was too late to show up. Sounds like it was awesome!

    June 22, 2013

  • Benedikt

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    June 22, 2013

  • Claus S.

    Just for info: if you have to cancel for any reason (I hope not) it's great to let us know but don't forget to change your RSVP also.
    Weather: the frontal system will have passed at 15:00 - but it will be windy.

    June 22, 2013

  • Benedikt

    I will come

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Benedikt

    I will take your place, I think I will be able to make it!

    June 22, 2013

  • Benedikt

    Claus, i admire your initiative but i had to do other things (work) i follow your future plans and thank you!

    June 22, 2013

  • Claus S.

    What a horrible thought to do a portrait shooting in less than 15 minutes ;)

    June 21, 2013

    • Claus S.

      Looking forward to it and to see you all there tomorrow!

      June 21, 2013

  • kersti

    Hi everyone! It just so happens that tomorrow there will be a concert in the Parc 50-naire from 17:00 on - http://www.brusselslife.be/fr/article/fete-de-la-musique. It will be great for our meetup drink after the shoot :)

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Raül R.

    Sorry but I have to cancel. I hope somebody else can still join.

    June 20, 2013

  • Jörg F.

    Dear Claus,

    I'm very sorry, but I can't participate on Saturday. I hope there are enough members on the waiting list to take my place.

    I wish you a wonderful shooting

    Jörg

    June 20, 2013

  • Claus S.

    Update: The weather forecast for Saturday is fair. Overcast at 18C. Not bad, full sun would give too hard shadows. Overcast=soft light ;)

    However, our "plan B" in case of rain - there are some covered areas around Cinquantenaire. Worst case: we go into the hangar of the Military Museum (entrance is free) or up to the triumphal arch. However, in case we have to go into the Museum: remember that you can't take backpacks inside, you have to leave it at the vestiaire. Cameras and camera-bags are usually ok.

    June 19, 2013

  • Claus S.

    increased the maximun number of participating Happy Shuttercounts, will work - expect 2 intense hours ;)
    And - please make sure you look (at least to some extend) like your profile picture on Saturday!

    June 18, 2013

  • Annie

    Something came up and unfortunately I can't attend anymore:( see you next time!

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope there's room for a complete novice =)

    June 14, 2013

    • Claus S.

      Don't worry. Each of us started as novice ;)

      June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks =)

      June 17, 2013

  • Patricia

    A question: is this also for beginners? And as I don't want to have fotos of me in the www is this agreable that nobody puts them online? :-)

    June 14, 2013

    • Claus S.

      Patricia, thank you for your remark and questions.
      There is absolutely no intention to put pictures of individuals freely in the www and you fully retain the rights on your pictures for publishing them.
      Of course, you may decide to use pictures showing you, but this is solely up to you (in this case you may also mention the photographer if she so wishes).
      However, a selection of pictures taken during this meetup-event may be shared among all attendees in the www but in a protected space to which only those will get access credentials who actually were present at this meetup). This non-public sharing of some of the pictures for review is essential and part of the learning-and-sharing.

      June 16, 2013

    • Claus S.

      PS understand your concerns and I'll come up with some simple and clear do's and don'ts for the speed-shooting meetup

      June 16, 2013

  • Emmanuel

    ankle sprained this morning...

    June 16, 2013

    • Claus S.

      get well soon - the meetup is next week!

      June 16, 2013

  • Daniel

    I'm quite curious about our new concept ! ;) But the first model who makes that "duckface" thing with me... I'll blind it with my flash forever :p

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Peter

    Brilliant idea, although I will be away that WE. Hope there will be another one.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea, I will aim to be there

    June 12, 2013

  • smaro p.

    very nice!I'll be there!

    June 12, 2013

  • Annie

    Great idea!

    June 12, 2013

  • Derek W.

    I am away that weekend

    June 12, 2013

  • Ningmeng

    Hello, I will be happy to attend this session. I can bring 2 flashes (YN565EX). See you

    June 11, 2013

  • Alexandra

    Very sorry I will be away that weekend!! Sounds like a good set-up - hope you run in again this summer so I can join. Enjoy!

    June 11, 2013

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