Fairy Fantacy

 

Fairy Fantasy Meetup

This is a Meetup I have wanted to do for years! It is not often that you have a chance to get work with models that have such great costuming and experience. If you have ever been to the Texas Renaissance Festival then you have an idea of what we will have there to work with. We will have fairies, a princess, and other woodland creatures. Your imagination is the only thing holding you back! If you are a Photoshop fan, as I am, this will be a fantastic opportunity! I plan on setting up a green screen as well at the park so that we can shoot the models and use them for compositing in other (or existing) photos as well. How great would it be to shrink down a fairy and put her on the petals of your favorite flower picture, sitting on a mushroom, or on a lily pad? If the park will let us, and I can find one, I want to have a horse there as well that we can put into the pictures.

As with the first Meetup, I will have a table and chairs for makeup as well as two 5 gal drink containers with water and tea. I will get there early again to get a pavilion if possible. The trails are walking trails and parking is only allowed in the parking lot. If you plan on bringing a lot of gear or a cooler with you the I would suggest also bringing a wagon to haul it around with you. Make sure that you have good walking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, perhaps a folding chair, and you might want to bring bottled water to carry with you.

As the models confirm I will post pictures of them on the Meetup site in a gallery. Hopefully in their costumes so that you will be able to envision what pictures you might want to create with them. There is a cost to this Meetup but it all goes to the models. Their makeup, costuming, time and experience are worth it. You will walk away with some fantastic images I am sure! Payment will be collected via PayPal. Please RSVP early so that we can get a good head count.

 

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  • Brad

    awesome

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think this meetup was Wonderful! So Glad everyone turned who did!
    Sorry again I was so late and got silly lost >.<
    Looking forward to the next one!!

    May 1, 2013

  • Ammar S.

    hey canonians, I have a Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L II for sale. Call me on my cell if you're interested. (8)[masked]

    April 29, 2013

  • Farraha

    Sorry another question lol since my mud fall sat.Lol My camera will not be ready for Friday and I have been asked to be one of the photographers @a fashion show downtown that will be on tv.on a small networking channel. So I'm in need of a camera rental place and has to be local for I don't have time to send off for one.as its this Friday.
    Does anyone know of a local camera rental?

    April 23, 2013

    • Christiana

      Sorry you fell by the way. I did eventually take pictures in that tree but it was crawling with spiders! Hope you are ok!

      April 23, 2013

    • Farraha

      Aww thank you. I was fine but if I don't laugh about it then I would have been even more embaressed lol o well worst has happend lol

      April 23, 2013

  • Steven

    It was Schelle Davis that did Cheyenne's makeup.

    April 23, 2013

    • Farraha

      thanks, wasn't sure, there were couple people doing different things so I wanted to make sure. and thank you

      April 23, 2013

  • Steven

    I think if was Schelle Davis. I don't believe her mother did it but not sure about that. I will shoot her a message on FB and clarify. Great pix by the way.

    April 23, 2013

  • Farraha

    Hey who did Cheyenne makeup sat? So I can put on pictures.

    April 22, 2013

  • Cyril

    It's awesome.... we all had a chance to shoot a lot and the models are great!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Jessica

    Thanks for a wonderful day and a chance to meet some awesome people!

    3 · April 21, 2013

  • Courtney C.

    I had such a blast Sat! Thank you everyone involved! :)

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • DouglasB

    Some models seemed a little young or inexperienced for having so many photographers working at once with them but they performed like champs.

    3 · April 20, 2013

    • Christie Shambley G.

      Well I wasn't the young one! Lol! But not much experience at shoots with more than one photographer for sure! Definitely enjoyed it though!

      2 · April 20, 2013

    • DouglasB

      Lol ofcourse I ment you Christie! Were there other younger models running around? ;-) Multiple photog shoots can be very taxing for models and photogs alike but this one went quite well I think.

      2 · April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this was a great shoot. thank you to the models and the organizers and all that heloped in one way or another to make sure this was a sucess. I will request if all the models could send me an email at [masked] with your name and custom so that i can send you copies of the pics and more information about me. Thank you

    2 · April 20, 2013

    • Christie Shambley G.

      Hello Marcelo, my name is Christie Garza and my email is [masked] if you had any shots you'd like to share. Thank You!

      April 20, 2013

  • Farraha

    OMG!! I had a great time today got some killer shots, fell in wet mud lol more killer shots getting wet in the river and loved every bit of it.thank you to everyone involved,MUHA, horses,models,coordinators,photographers,everyone thank you,

    2 · April 20, 2013

  • Mark H.

    I had a lot of fun and got some great shots. Thank you to all that put forth all the effort to make this a success

    3 · April 20, 2013

  • Crystal

    Nice meeting everyone today. This was a great shoot. The first time that there's been more models than I've gotten to shoot!

    2 · April 20, 2013

  • Rainey

    Had a wonderful time today!!! It was great seeing old friends and making new ones!! Loved working with everyone :) Can't wait to see all the photos!!

    2 · April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks! got some great shots.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Steven

    Ok, I am going to attempt to answer all the questions posted recently. First, if you have not paid...I CAN NOT TAKE MONEY AT THE PARK! You must pay through here through this Meetup group through Paypal. If you can not...please contact me so that we can make other arrangements.
    Doug, I would like it if you could bring your tables and chairs. As for where we will meet...come into the park and GO STRAIGHT! I know it looks like a dirt road but it is a main road. You will pass the dog arena on the left and playground/restrooms on the right. At the end of the road (before it turns to the right) is where we will meet. We can park along the side of the road. We can not park where we will block the turn around, road, or after the NO Parking signs. You can also park in the lot by the restrooms and walk down if you would like.

    April 19, 2013

    • DouglasB

      Steven - Got 4 tables, 2 chairs and the Duracell 600 powerpak in case we need it for lights. It powers my JPLs so it should work for others.

      April 19, 2013

    • Cyril

      Thanks DouglasB..... I have to use my laptop to find it...

      April 20, 2013

  • Ron V.

    Sorry. Kids' schedule changes...

    April 20, 2013

  • Steven

    Sure!

    April 19, 2013

  • Mark H.

    I have a 16 color continuous light setup ( softbox) with a remote control.( you can choose the colors on the rmote and bright and soften the light) I have used it at night and Indoors, but not sure if it would be of use tomorrow. Should I bring it?

    April 19, 2013

  • Steven

    Models will be there at 8am. Some are showing up camera ready and some will start their makeup as soon as the MUA's get set up. Photographers can show as early as 9am.

    This meetup is not a class. However, if you are new to the group, you will find that we have all levels of photographers there. Please feel free to ask questions. This is a chance for you to be creative, experiment with your equipment and the lighting. We help each other all the time with holding reflectors, thinking of poses, camera settings, exposures, and angles.

    Keep your final product in mind. This is a chance to have some great material to start compositing with. Remember, I will have a green screen set up there too. We want to run all the models through in front of the green screen before going out to shoot.

    April 19, 2013

    • Farraha

      Steven can we show up same time is MUA and do before shots of the models? That way we can have a before and after photo. This also benefits the Muas

      April 19, 2013

  • Steven

    Don't forget, charge your batteries, clear your cards, pack a lunch and snacks, tripod (for the lower light areas in the woods), ect.

    We will begin shooting as soon as we can in the morning and there is no end time. The park closes at dusk. We usually go until the models and photographers have had enough or run out of room on their cards.

    Please feel free to call me with any further questions. I am looking forward to tomorrow like you just can't believe! I know we will be creating some fantastic images tomorrow. Steven[masked]

    2 · April 19, 2013

  • DouglasB

    Park is fairly large. Where are we meeting?

    April 18, 2013

    • Bob

      Great question

      April 19, 2013

  • Farraha

    will be paying tomorrow.

    April 18, 2013

  • Ammar S.

    Is this going to be educational? or everyone for them selves?
    When is the shooting expected to begin and end? Are we going to gather and then the models will start with the makeup and hair styling? or are they going to come ready?

    Thanks!

    April 18, 2013

  • Crystal

    Just curious if any of the models were in need of a fairy crown or anything? I found a couple of cool DIY headbands or wreaths that looked simple enough to make with a couple supplies and a hot glue gun. If any are needed, I'm willing to try to make a couple if I know what color(s).

    April 15, 2013

  • Mark H.

    I work for a weather company and forecast is not looking too hot... just thought I would pass it on.

    April 11, 2013

    • Mark H.

      Everything looks good as far as rain. Gonna be a bit chilly, and maybe a little muddy as it will rain Thursday, but all in all, shpuld be okay. Ill update if anything changes

      April 15, 2013

    • Steven

      Thanks for the update Mark.

      April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great op for my port update

    April 15, 2013

  • J. P.

    I hope you all a great time. Wish I could be there.

    April 13, 2013

  • Steven

    Understood Doug,
    I am going to have a green screen set up so we can run each of the models by it when they are ready and you can park close to where we will be shooting. Go ahead and come. I don't want you to miss this. You do such great work. We will make sure you can get in lots of shooting. I look forward to seeing you there.

    April 7, 2013

    • DouglasB

      OK, also let me know if we need tables and chairs for the makeup. I've 4 each. This sounds like a major shoot.

      April 9, 2013

    • Steven

      It has turned out that way. I think we will have a great time though and come away with some fantastic creations! I will let you know if we need more tables and chairs. Thanks again for the offer.

      April 9, 2013

  • Steven

    I have received confirmation that besides the two horses we already have coming....we will have a third. It is a draft horse that is all black! (and a lot of models)

    April 8, 2013

  • Farraha

    Hey everyone I'm looking for a backup MUA and HS for this friday@10am do you know of a good person?

    April 8, 2013

    • Steven

      Schelle Davis. Call me and I will give you here number. Steven[masked]

      April 8, 2013

  • DouglasB

    Steve you know my mobility issues. Would love to attend but how far is it to the first shoot area? If I can get one good fairy shot I'll be happy.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Niece is in town and she doesn't want to tag along.

    April 1, 2013

  • Steven

    Ok....Since this is a county park we can not have anyone bring money the day of and pay there at the park. So...I have set up a link to a paypal account so that everyone can pay ahead of time. I believe this will make it easier on everyone in the long run anyway.
    This is shaping up to be a fantastic shoot. I am really excited about this. I made a bench today to put under the green screen for the models to sit on, stand on, lay on, whatever. I also made a swing. If we can find a place to hang it we can use it also. We will have some bundles of fake flowers we can use as well along with fairy wands! I am looking forward to seeing everyone there!

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Mark H.

      Just fot my education, paying there makes it a commercial shoot, I assume? Ran into this at a state park once and it was confusing... just wondering... where is the link to the PayPal?

      March 31, 2013

    • Steven

      The link should be right here in on the meetup. When I set it up it asked for a link to the PayPal account which I put in.

      March 31, 2013

  • Ron V.

    If my wife decides to join me, do we have to pay another $30 for her? She would just be watching, not shooting.

    March 25, 2013

    • Steven

      No she doe not. The charge is only for those shooting.

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Steven

    I confirmed this weekend that we will have some horses at the shoot. We have to keep them in on the equestrian trails but they are big beautiful horses. They should go great with the theme. Besides fairies I want to have a princess or two also. I think they will go especially well with the horses! Tell your photographer friends about this one! It is shaping up to be a great one. I will be posting more model pictures soon.

    2 · March 25, 2013

  • Steven

    New model pix have been posted to this Meetup. More to come as I get them. Should have news soon on the horse(s) for the shoot as well. After our last shoot a the park we learned a few things. Some suggestions for this on: if you have a wagon then bring it to haul your gear around and maybe a small ice chest with snacks, drinks and your lunch.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am available to do Hair and makeup for this, though I would like to know in advance who would like me to do so, so that I can space out time properly!
    My email is muav89@gmail if anyone has any questions

    March 21, 2013

  • Sir Kenneth Heru M.

    Sounds awesome.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    March 10, 2013

  • Farraha

    Will we each get to do our own posing or is one
    Person in charge of it? If I can make it this
    Would be my first meetup.

    March 8, 2013

    • Steven

      The posing will be all you and the model(s). Please feel free to call me with any questions.

      1 · March 10, 2013

    • Steven

      [masked]

      March 10, 2013

  • David V.

    Sounds great I will sign up Wednesday

    March 8, 2013

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