True Blood Themed Halloween Model Shoot!

  • October 30, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • San Jose Library (West Valley Branch)

Hey all!

Our October meeting will be especially fun (and ghoulish)! This will be a LIVE "True Blood" themed model shoot!

I'll be demonstrating dramatic lighting techniques -- using a SINGLE STROBE (with some light modifiers). 

The model will be Bay Area's own "Strawberry Latte" — and she'll be dressed up as a "sexy vampire".

We'll also have a professional make-up artist on hand to re-create her in high-fashion, sexy, vamp-ish make-up - complete with fangs and blood.

You can look forward to good music, a talented model, and a professional make-up artist — along with plenty of photography learnin'!

We'll have limited space in the library so RSVP's for this shoot will be strictly limited to 50 photographers.


Strawberry Latte on Model Mayhem


An example of the kind of shot we'll be doing...


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  • Susan

    Outstanding meetup... Well organized and informative! Thank you Frederick for sharing your considerable knowledge and insights.

    November 6, 2011

  • May Y.

    Great event! I really enjoyed the experience of taking photos of the model! Thanks!

    November 2, 2011

  • Tony S.

    Well organized. Very good communication. Nice lighting demo. Nice to have snacks.

    November 1, 2011

  • Larry S

    It was a great idea for an event. Frederick showed a simple way to use one light plus a reflector and how easy it was to get everything set up.

    November 1, 2011

  • Ernesto P

    It was fun. Fredrick did a good job at explaining his set up and how he handles and poses models. The equipment discussion with the pricing was informative.

    It got a little crazy with all the photographers, but that was a good learning lesson as well.

    Thanks so much for hosting this.

    October 31, 2011

  • Shance O.

    The problem was with the venue. The drinks were over priced and watered down. And the bartenders didn't know what Jamison was or how to mix a White Russian. The place itself is also so large that unless it is packed it loses the vibe. It was also way to bright. Next year maybe a different location.

    But aside from that the meetup people were great. The costumes were amazing.

    October 31, 2011

  • maimai

    Great ambiance. Good information shared. Detailed. Thank you.

    October 31, 2011

  • Brad

    Love the the simplicity of the set up and gear, thanks for showing that you don't necessarily need to shell out a large amount of dough to get great results. Nice, clear and concise presentation as usual Fredrick.

    October 31, 2011

  • David B.

    Really enjoyed the hardware breakdown (and thanks for the list of it in the email!). The member shooting kinda turned into a zoo. The library venue works fine on a Sunday evening as opposed to during the week. Thanks for a great meetup.

    October 31, 2011

  • Rambabu P.

    It was organized very well !! The Frederick and Sohail were very knowledgeable and shared information with the audience very well. Ample opportunity was given to shoot the model. Lat but not least, the food was good.

    October 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member


    October 31, 2011

  • Scott H.

    I enjoyed the format, along with hands on info. (I will now be looking at a Nikon system)

    Time well spent.

    October 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really like the beginning tutorial portion of the event - Frederick's version of "what's in the bag" this case it was more like "what's in the trunk of my car" :-) That along with the list of equipment and links that was emailed out was pretty cool.

    The actual shoot was a bit of a bust to a certain extent...would have been nice to have a better lighting setup so that everyone (including Canon users) could participate it was, Fred's Nikon flash could not be utilized by Canon users. Having a secondary setup with would have been a nice to have.

    October 31, 2011

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