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Portrait Photography Afternoon

UDPATE: APOLOGIES FOR THE LATE NOTIFICATION - Due to Homegrown happening on the waterfront tomorrow, I've had to change the venue - the venue for tomorrow's event will be at the Botanical Garden - we'll meet at 2pm at the Sound Shell. Sorry again for the inconvenience. Cheers.

Hi all! Firstly Happy New Year! Hope you're all getting into the groove of things and enjoying our sometimes fine summer.

So who's up for a Portrait shoot event? I think we all find it hard to practise our people and portraits photography skills on a regular basis as we don't have easy access to well...people...to pose for us. So in aid of this, I propose a session where the idea is that we all get together and have a big fun portrait session.

The the rules of engagement are as follows:

1) Everyone takes part as a photographer, and also as a model.

2) It'll be a flexible outdoor based shoot - we'll use the great Wellington urban playground as our backdrop.

3) People can work as pairs, or in teams or any way you choose as long as you work both sides of the camera.

4) You can use any camera or equipment you like as long as you're prepared to carry it!

5) You must be prepared to have fun, laugh, play and share!

Also if people are keen I can get along a couple of models to help out - they can assist with posing tips etc and just generally be available as models as well during the shoot.

Right, if you're keen please reply and let me know and I'll be happy to organise!

Cheers.

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  • Andy T.

    Thanks all who took part and made it a great event, and thanks all for the kind comments. Cheers!

    March 4, 2013

  • Paul T.

    Great learning experience. Thanks to Andy for giving generously of his time and expertise and to Lori and Rachel for being such great models. Thanks also to the other participants for making it an enjoyable day.

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Chandresh T.

    Apologies, Something came up last minute so couldn't attend :-(
    Appears a good time was had by all and the photos are great.
    Hope to come to next session...

    March 3, 2013

  • Virantha

    Thank you Andy - had a fun day and learnt a lot from everyone. Hope to do this again!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event and great to meet such talented people, learnt lots. Big thanks to Andy for giving up your afternoon for the benefit of the rest of us :)

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Jan

    Excellent

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Paul W.

    Great experience - would do it again! Thanks Andy for your efforts - much appreciated!

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Sarah F

    Great afternoon, thanks Andy for organizing a really great learning experience!

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Brendon D.

    Good afternoon of photographic inspiration with a fun and largely like minded bunch of people. Can't ask for much more ;)

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Kadie P.

    Excellent - will do it again!

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic afternoon, really huge thanks to Andy for organising and giving up his time and energy to help us develop (pardon the pun :) )

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Mae

    sorry can't make it see u next time

    March 2, 2013

  • Fraser C.

    Something's come up last minute, sorry.
    Will make sure I get myself to the next one!!

    March 2, 2013

  • Megan B.

    Sorry about the last minute pull out, have a family thing to tend to :-(
    Will definitely try an make the next one

    March 2, 2013

  • Mark O.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it. Hopefully next time.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alas I'm ill, so going to have to bail. Bugger :-(

    March 2, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Reminder Venue is Botanical Gardens, Soundshell 2pm today. Great see you all soon!

    March 2, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi all, late venue change!!! Thanks Liam for notifying on Homegrown! Didn't plan on that! My apologies! Travis has recommended Botanic Gardens as a venue. Can everyone make that venue easily? Please reply so I can gauge interest in that venue. Travis is right, the waterfront area will be full of people milling around, which could make it tricky. I suggest meet at the Sound Shell at the gardens at 2pm.

    March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok with me. For those who, like me, didn't know where the Soundshell is, I think I've found it on google maps - copy these coordinates exactly as shown into the search box and it'll be shown by a green arrow: -41°16'52.66",­ 174°45'59.76"

      1 · March 1, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Brendon, Ian - great see you there. Thanks Ian for the GPS location :)

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, can i come and join even if im late as i finsh work around 330pm? Cheers

    March 1, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Yes sure thing! Welcome to join us a bit later. We'll be around the waterfront area. See you Sat!

      March 1, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Ronn, venue change - it's now at the Sound shell at the Botanic Gardens due to homegrown event taking up the waterfront.

      March 1, 2013

  • March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, does it matter that Homegrown is on on the 2nd? There will be a lot of people around and they seem to have erected a big tent in the area outside. So where exactly should we aim to meet?

    March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Uh "Post" should have been "pose", lol

      March 1, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Liam, Travis - thanks for the heads up...forgot about the homegrown thing! Botanic Gardens is a good idea. I'll send out notification now to everyone. Apologies for the late change of venue. Cheers.

      March 1, 2013

  • Heather H.

    whoops .. double boked ... sorry to miss this one

    March 1, 2013

  • Dave R.

    wont have recovered by sat sorry

    March 1, 2013

  • Tracilee

    Sorry about the late notice but I will come to the next one.

    February 28, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi All! Wow, great interest in this. Ok, update on the event - models are booked and all ready to go!

    The weather forecast for Saturday afternoon is looking a bit overcast but regardless of the weather, we are going ahead with the event - there's enough cover around the area and some interesting weather should make for creative images :)

    Looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great fun event!

    Cheers, Andy

    February 26, 2013

  • Nicola H.

    New date doesn't suit :-(

    February 25, 2013

  • Paul Le R.

    Wrong event.

    February 25, 2013

  • Megan B.

    I purchased my first dslr nearly a year ago, so I'm still an eager student :-)

    February 24, 2013

  • Mark O.

    Keen to meet up and have a go.

    February 24, 2013

  • Frida

    I am really gutted that I cannot make this one guys, I have a long standing previous engagement on that afternoon.

    February 21, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Frida, there's another session planned for the 23rd of March if you're keen then? Otherwise I hope to plan more sessions like these if they turn out to be successful. Cheers

      February 22, 2013

  • Shailie

    Hey Andy, I noticed its 3 hours. Perhaps better if we do a session in the morning of the 23rd? More people may be interested. we could do 9-12?

    February 19, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hey Shailie - I've listed the event at 3 hours but it's really flexible and up to people to stay as long as they like, or if some can only make it for an hour then that's cool too. As for morning of the 23rd, I'm not available then.

      February 19, 2013

    • Shailie

      No worries. All good.

      February 20, 2013

  • Shailie

    Would it be possible to make a second date?

    February 17, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Sure, I'll suggest another session on the meetup board for the 10th of March and depending on numbers, we'll see how it goes. Cheers.

      February 19, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Shailie, just realised I can't make the 10th, have changed it to the 23rd so lets see if there's any takers then. Thanks.

      February 19, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi Sanchari,

    Yes, there'll be someone (me) too give you some tips on portraiture photography...I'll me running around mingling with all and generally just helping out. I'm also planning on getting along two models to also assist with tips and be general models - so there'll be lots of opportunities for instruction, learning and sharing! Cheers!

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there someone who's going to give us some tips on how to start taking the portraits or do we just do it our way and hope for the best? :)

    February 19, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi All! It's getting closer to the event. As we have quite a few attending, I've chosen the meeting place to be outside the TSB arena on the waterfront - it'll give us plenty of options for creative backdrops and creative portraiture and there's also some cover around should it rain. The format for the event's quite casual - everyone meet up under the sails outside TSB at 2pm with your cameras and poses ready. I'll do a quick intro on how the session works and we'll get cracking and shooting! I'm also planning on getting along a couple of assistants to help out with the event and also be models.

    Right, Any questions please ask.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    February 18, 2013

  • Andy Tan changed the location to Wellington waterfront

    February 18, 2013

  • Andy T.

    hi Joe, i'll be informally hosting this cheers

    February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Andy. How would you be recognisable - without a profile picture uploaded? cheers

      February 8, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Joe, sorry for the late reply - been mad busy lately - I'll be easy to recognize on the day :)

      February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who would be the propper event host for this?

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've never done what I'd call proper portrature photography - keen to get into this!

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join in :) it sounds like fun

    February 1, 2013

  • Dave R.

    awesome - portraits are my NY resolution!

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    as long as location works

    January 27, 2013

  • Heather H.

    as long as the date and venue works for me

    January 27, 2013

  • Andy Tan changed the date and time to Saturday, March 02, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    January 25, 2013

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