Portrait Photography Afternoon - Session 2

NOTE: THIS IS THE SECOND SESSION DUE TO INTEREST

 

So who's up for a Portrait shoot event? This is a second session as some can't make the first date. If we get enough people interested then this session will go ahead. Feel free to come along!

Background: 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!

Cheers, Andy

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  • Keane C.

    Hello everybody. What an awesome day meeting everybody and playing with cameras. In admist of processing them and hope to get them finished before the end of the week. Looking forwards to see what everybody has taken.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time, thanks everyone! Looking forward to see some of the results :)

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • William M.

    Thanks guys. Enjoyed it :D

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Charlie H.

    I really enjoyed this afternoon, thank you.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Patrick

    Cheers, awesme meetup - being a landscape photographer I did learn heaps and am keen to keep shooting portraits.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Tony M.

    Thanks Andy. It was great fun & I learnt so much about the camera & where I can improve. It was my very first meetup. I'll definitely make an effort to attend more in the future.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Fraser C.

    Great meet up. Heaps of fun and learnt loads!! Thanks everyone :)

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    GAAAAAHHH!!!
    Packing my gear into the car to leave and the phone rang - currently at work, and likely to stay that way for a few hours.

    March 23, 2013

  • David

    Tentative.. but would love to come by.

    March 23, 2013

  • Tony M.

    Looking forward to my first meetup

    March 22, 2013

  • Tracilee

    Can I be a maybe I have a photography assignment due and I am a little behind schedule.

    March 22, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi all, quick update! Models are booked, event's all go and looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday! See you soon. Cheers!

    March 21, 2013

  • K P M.

    can't make it, over at the balloons instead.

    March 21, 2013

  • Rich C.

    Just wondered if people would be prepared to alter the timing for this event to earlier in the day - perhaps 10 or 11 am - as I need to be somewhere else in the afternoon?

    March 18, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Rich, thanks again for your comments. Based on the numbers that have RSVP'ed for this event, I've gone ahead and hired two models to help out. It would be good if we kept to the arranged time for this day so that we have a good number of people attending to make the hiring of the models worthwhile, and of course, make it a fun event! I'll be more than happy to help you organize a meetup for another day though so that you can make it? I'm sure there will be others keen to join up for another similar event in the future. Cheers!

      1 · March 18, 2013

    • Rich C.

      No probs. thanks for letting me know the situation.

      March 18, 2013

  • Rich C.

    that's the concrete stage on the Glenmore Street side of the Gardens

    March 18, 2013

    • Frida

      Thank you Rich, recall it now :)))

      March 18, 2013

  • Frida

    Quick question, where is the Sound Shell?

    March 18, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Frida, please see Rich's reply - it's near the main entrance glenmore st, it's the big dome stage with the lawn area. Cheers.

      1 · March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Here's a Google Maps link:
      http://goo.gl/maps/e7...­

      And a picture with the soundshell circled:
      http://hellameke.com/...­

      1 · March 18, 2013

  • Patrick

    Sweet, could use a few nice head shots for my website - look forward to meeting everyone on Sat!

    March 17, 2013

  • Rich C.

    Hey - if you are interested in composition theory and technique, do check out The Art of Photography - which is a video podcast available from iTunes (for free), and via a website. See http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/rhythm-in-visual-composition/

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi All, hope you're all having a great weekend - just a quick update - the event's a week away, looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing creative ideas! Cheers, Andy.

    March 16, 2013

  • Keane C.

    Hello all. Keen on coming along to shoot and if needed be shot at. Keen to know more about the day.

    March 7, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Keane, you're most welcome to join in the fun. We had a great session for the last one with lots of positive feedback. It's a pretty fun format - everyone takes part as the photog and as a model, and there will also be two models along to help out with posing tips etc. It's a great way to get together with like-minded creative people, collaborate and share. Hope to see you there! Cheers.

      1 · March 7, 2013

    • Keane C.

      it's looking good for mee for the 23 March, keen to meet lots of like minded people....

      March 15, 2013

  • Frida

    Would love to be able to make one of these finally. So far so schedule clear for the 23rd, but will confirm closer to the day.

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tentative! Hoping to make it, I was ill for the last session :-/

    March 14, 2013

  • Heather H.

    Darn ... can't do this date either :( Perhaps a 3rd session will work for me!

    March 3, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Heather, if we get enough interest, there may be a third session :)

      March 7, 2013

    • Rich C.

      I would be keen, if there is one! :)

      March 7, 2013

  • Andy Tan changed the location to Botanical Gardens Sound Shell

    March 7, 2013

  • Megan B.

    Gotta make it to this one this time... Fingers crossed :-)

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Amelia W.

    Situation dependent, I may come along, mainly to model rather than shoot though - I'll either be hugely pregnant and about to pop, or will have a snuggly newborn with me for people to practice on.
    But, wont be able to confirm till the day. Might see some of you there :)

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Rich C.

    Sorry, have a community barbecue in Aotea to attend

    March 1, 2013

  • Rich C.

    I quite like the concept of photographing in the style of a famous photographer. What do others think? Perhaps like Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, or Arnold Newman?

    February 22, 2013

  • Rich C.

    I'm keen on the idea of models being used.

    February 22, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Yes, I plan to get one or two assistants along to help out with the modelling and give tips too :)

      February 22, 2013

  • Rich C.

    Could I suggest somewhere geographically interesting? Possibly Civic Square, Massey Memorial?

    February 22, 2013

    • Andy T.

      Hi Rich, that's a good idea - I've based the initial meeting point at the waterfront in front of TSB arena - THis is only the meeting point - the idea is that people can walk around as far as they like really and find interesting geography and backdrops. There should be plenty of interesting textures and places to work with around the whole waterfront area and frank kitts park etc. Happy to change the meeting place to Civic Sq though if you feel that would be a better place to meet?

      February 22, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi Amelia thanks! Yes 2am was an error! not likely to get many takers that early in the morn but sure would have had some interesting photos. Thanks again for the fix. cheers!

    February 20, 2013

  • Amelia W.

    Hi Andy, I changed the time to 2pm rather than 2am, assuming 2am was an error! :)

    February 20, 2013

  • Andy Tan changed the time from 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM

    February 20, 2013

  • Andy T.

    Hi Shailie I'm unavailable in the mornings. Also note that it is my experience with portraiture that people don't tend to look their best early in the morning - sleepy eyes and all! Anyway, suggest the afternoon.

    February 19, 2013

  • Shailie­ changed the time from 2:00 PM to 9:00 AM

    February 19, 2013

  • Andy Tan changed the date and time from Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM to Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    February 19, 2013

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