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D&K Desert group/workshop shoot in Victorville, CA September 25th

D&K group shoot and workshop. This will be our 3rd anniversary! Come join us and shoot beautiful glamour models at some abandoned houses in the desert. If the desert heat doesn't get to you, the hot half naked gorgeous models will! Check out our previous Desert event links below.

Here are links to our previous events, some with behind the scene videos!

D&K group shoot Beverly Hills, CA August 13th
D&K groupshoot and workshop Topanga Canyon, CA July 30th
D&K Desert event June 25th Victorville, CA
D&K Mansion event June 18 Beverly Hills, CA
Drew & Karl Mansion event May 15 Beverly Hills, CA - video!
Drew and Karl HUGE Mansion Shoot April 23 Riverside, CA
Drew & Karl Bank Vault shoot Los Angeles CA March 20th
Drew & Karl Playboy models - Encino, CA Feb 27th
Drew & Karl group shoot in Tustin Ranch, CA December 4th & 5th - Video!
Drew & Karl Glamour shoot Sat Nov 20th, Norco, CA
Drew and Karl WNR shoot, Sun Oct 24 - Menifee, CA Here is a video!
Desert workshop/group shoot 9/25 Victorville, CAHere is a video!
Drew & Karl Mansion event Aug 15 Beverly Hills, CA Here is the video!
Drew & Karl Back 2 Back event July 17th Monrovia, CA Check out the video!
Drew & Karl, Summer Start Off, Monrovia, CA June 19
Drew and Karl WNR shoot, Sun May 23 - Menifee, CA
Drew and Karl workshop/group shoot 4/25 Vista, CA
Drew and Karl group shoot, Sunday March 28, Riverside, CA
Drew and Karl TeaseUm shoot, Feb 27, Riverside, CA
Drew and Karl group shoot, Jan 30, Riverside, CA
Wooden Nickle Ranch, Sun Dec 6th - Menifee, CA
Desert workshop/group shoot Oct-24 Victorville, CA
Desert workshop/group shoot 9/27 Victorville, CA - Check out our very first video!

For new photographers who want to attend our workshop
• Learn to use lighting like the pros.
• We're here to share our tips to beginning photographers.
• Ever wonder how Drew and I light our models without the background being blown out on a sunny day? Speed lights not cutting it huh? sad We will give you hands on experience in using affordable and portable mono strobe lights and equipment. Try Before You Buy. smile
• You'll be so impressed with your images after the event that you'll be ready to order the same lighting equipment we use.
• I'll show you different light modifiers and their uses. Octobox, beauty dish and grids will be covered. I'll discuss the difference between the silver BD and white BD. Why i use the BD over an Octobox at the beach or desert.
• Circular Polarizer(CP)and Neutral Density(ND) filters will be discussed and how it will improve your images when shooting outdoors or at the beach. I recommend Hoya brand. CP, ND4
• Once you attend our workshop, you'll be able to build up your port with beautiful models quickly.
• Students can take the remainder of day to shoot models.

Preperations for workshop:
• To make use of the workshop, Pocket Wizards or Cyber Syncs are recommended. You can rent the PW's from Calumet or Samy's if needed. If you are in the market to purchase wireless transmitter i recommend purchasing the Cybersyns from Paul C. Buff. If the Pocket Wizards or Cyber Syncs are unavailable to rent, you may rent Pocket Wizards from Drew and I. Limited availability, don't assume we'll have enough PW's.
• Students must have prior knowledge on how to adjust their camera in manual mode. You'll need to know how to adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
• I recommend you purchase a CP, ND or both that i listed above. Purchase the appropriate diameter for your lens.
• Make sure D-lighting or similar camera feature is turned off!
• If you have a 101 questions, please let us finish the workshop first then you may ask your questions after. Some photographers learn quicker than others so we can finish with them right away so they can jump right into shooting for the rest of the day. It typically takes 30-40 minutes to teach the workshop depending on the amount of students and answering basic questions.

Don't care about the workshop?
• For photographers who don't care about the workshop, they can shoot the available models for the group shoot portion. (Please note that the workshop will be using Channel 1 on the Pocket Wizards. On the CyberSyncs we'll reserve Channel 9 also, if needed)
• Shoot beautiful models all day long.
• Please be courteous, if you're going to set up your lighting equipment at a awesome location, to either share or move locations every 1/2 hour.

Hire models after the event for 1 on 1 shoots at 1/2 hour increments
Message the models and see if you can hire the model you want after the group event for 1 on 1 sessions.

The 6 sessions are:

**************** Registration Information ****************
When is this taking place and how can i reserve a spot?
Date: Sunday Septemnber 25th
Time: 10:00am to (TBD). The main event is from 10am to 2pm. 2pm-2:30pm is lunch. From 2:30pm- (TBD) you are allowed to hire models for 1 on 1 sessions at 1/2 hour increments.
Location: Victorville/Lucerne Valley, CA
We'll email the address and information to you several days before the event.
Meeting place: at a Home Depot off 15 freeway and Bear Valley rd at 9am. We will send out email information a couple of days before event.
Photographer fee:

Workshop - $120 fee with $60 deposit.
(For photographers who want to learn lighting using strobes. Group shoot included.)

Group shoot - $80 fee with $40 deposit for new photographers.
(For photographers not interested in the workshop portion.)

Photographer Limit: None!
Deposit is non-refundable! No exceptions! If you can't make it to the event, your deposit will got towards the next event.

• Remainder balance to be paid at meeting location.
• Deposit payment by Paypal. Don't have Paypal? Get one or miss out!
• Contact Drew Santos with your full name, phone number, and email address for payment instructions. Please be sure you message Drew on MM even though you paid the deposit through Paypal. That way he can keep track of attendies.
(Drew is currently on Vacation. He will accept your Paypal deposit when he gets back)
For non MM members reading this, Drew's email is [masked]. Be sure to tell him you do not have an MM account.
• Model releases are not included. Cost of model release will depend on what the model charges.
• Lunch and drinks will be provided.

But if you absolutely need to bring someone, they will have to pay the $80 fee.

Information here subject to change. Keep checking this post for updates...

Images of location

Behind the scene of our recent desert shoot: 

One of our attendees getting arrested... nah, j/k. This is a very cool sheriff who has stopped by to see what was happening. I've met him before months ago. Him and his partner watched me and another photographer shoot for 30 minutes then they went on their way.


Will be adding more soon. You can click on the models image to take you to their model mayhem profile.









Gracie - not on MM



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  • Karl

    Thanks everyone for coming out. It was nice meeting all the new photographers. We'll be sure to do this again next year September 2012!

    September 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Better than I could have imagined! Everyone was fantastic and the structure was perfect. Drew, thanks for the ride and the great business advice. Karl, your lighting instruction was just what I was looking for to bring my shots to a more professional level. Al, you saw I didn't have the equipment to fully participate so you went out of your way by letting me use your transmitter and light, Thank you Al. Norm, your hospitality saved me from total sunstroke and dehydration. Thank you all. Hope to see you all again real soon.

    September 26, 2011

  • Al R.

    This shoot was not like a party at the Playboy Mansion but it had the same feel, 9 gorgeous models, a 2 to 1 photographer to model ratio, the photographers were helpful with lighting and equipment and shooting advice, the models were friendly and accommodating, food and refreshments were plentiful, overall it was quite a photo experience for me. One of the photographers attending took a special weekend flight from Alaska just to attend.

    September 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful models, good food and drink, and a great crew.

    September 25, 2011

  • Edwin V.

    I'm gonna hate missing this group shoot.

    September 22, 2011

  • Karl

    I emailed the addres/information tonight to all photographers that RSVP and paid.

    September 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Slots are filling up for me as well :D soo exciting!
    Fb me or email me at [masked] to book your 1 on 1s
    MM #[masked]

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    September 20, 2011

  • Karl

    Less than 5 days away! Photographers book your 1 on 1's with the models. Models post your MM# and or Facebook link so photographers can see your portfolio and book you! Remember, we have photographers that register with Drew directly and not through meetup. So the number of members that RSVP is not the actual number of attendies.

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Help!! I need to book 1on1s. I still have all my slots open. I shoot up to full - implied Msg me at [masked] for my rates & your first pick at times! xoxo

    September 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey All.. I will be attending the 25th shoot. Please email me at [masked] to book 1:1s.

    September 18, 2011

  • Clinton L.

    Nice model lineup. :)

    September 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be participating but might be going up for my own photoshoot at the lakebed. So, if anyone needs a ride, let me know.

    September 6, 2011

  • Karl

    Hey Stephen, post in our Facebook group also to see if anyone can carpool.

    September 6, 2011

  • TorLin

    i live in Santa Ana area. I believe i have been at this location before. I was there with another group.

    September 4, 2011

  • TorLin

    Hi, anyone available to carpool ?

    September 4, 2011

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