Outdoor Portrait Shoot

We will meet at the large parking lot just past the Cades Cove campground entrance on your left at 2:00pm.  We can gather near the information shelter and coordinate from there.

If you have anyone to bring that would like to be a model(s), that would be great! The promise of some free pictures is usually a pretty good incentive for most potential subjects. :-)  I have invited several work buddies to bring their families for us to practice on = 6 groups, one with 10 family members.

Our original host is not able to make it, so will not be spare flash units, etc to share, but some of us still have reflectors to share.

If the weather forecast calls for a good chance of rain in the afternoon, we will reschedule for Sunday (June 8th at 2pm)  - or if both days are bad - next weekend, Saturday (June 15th at 2pm).

Call me at[masked] by 1:00 on Saturday, to be sure we didn't call it for weather-- there's spotty phone signals there...Hope to see everyone there! -Ann

**Important** If you RSVP'd - but can't make it, please change your RSVP so we have an accurate count of photographers, and don't wait for you.

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  • Ann B.

    I set up a photobucket account for the Wankerls, if you'd like to upload some of your favorite photos for them. Please message me at [masked] for details, or if you'd prefer for them to contact you directly.

    June 10, 2014

  • Ann B.

    Enjoyed the company and despite a lot of cars - all the sites were not crowded (as we expected them to be)... Visitor Center was great. Afternoon/ early evening seem to be the best time to go!

    June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great opportunity to observe and learn. I mostly do landscapes or animals and am not really comfortable working with human models so this was a good way to try something a little different.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Juli W.

    Had a great time. Ann thanks for hosting

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Paul C.

    weather was great for this location.

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a really great time meeting new people in the group. The weather was perfect! Can't wait until the next meet up!

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking at my hourly forecast for Townsend on Saturday...the highest percentage for a chance of rain is at 2pm...but its only 7%.... I think we'll be good. Was there a reason we are doing that time? Full sun/heat of the day?? I should have asked this earlier...

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Ann B.

      Looking better, but pretty hot. Bring lots of water!

      June 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gotcha!

      June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work. :(

    June 6, 2014

    • Ann B.

      Nuts, we'll miss you. Maybe another time then or a rain date... but I'm hoping we can pull it off tomorrow.

      June 6, 2014

  • Mike C.

    Sorry I thought I would be back from upstate NY by now but not yet so going to miss this one.

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Ann B.

      Well we enjoy seeing your pictures on facebook of your trip - so enjoy yourself and we'll hook up when you get back.

      1 · June 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear Mike...

      1 · June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We practically know the place by heart..weather permitting there are several spots that would be great for photos...Sparks Lane, where there is a parking spot right after the creek crosses...there is the access road there going towards a stand of trees, sided by fences..the spot we took photos at two years ago at our Meet Up.. Many great single trees to use as backdrops. On the right side of Hyatt Lane about halfway down, there are trees on the right that are lining the road, but beyond them is a field.. So many great spots!! We need to find places other visitors won't be milling around to get in the way...

    June 6, 2014

  • Ann B.

    I'll post a Cades Cove map and summary in the MORE / FILES area on top of meetup page.... Of course we can drive around, possibly carpooling after our 2:00 start, but two spots that may be great to go to for portrait shooting may be the picnic area just before the orientation shelter and the Cable Mill area/Visitor Center. In fact, I'd like to meet up again at the Visitor Center with everyone by 4:00, traffic permitting, in case any "models" or photographers didn't get shots in - to regroup.

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, what I thought might happen, has happened. Work has come up for me Saturday and I will not be able to attend, let alone host, this meetup.

    I wasn't planning on doing much instruction, just the basics of portrait photography, and then letting everyone decide where to go. If anyone could fill my spot as host I'd appreciate it. The important job would be to update this board on Saturday morning in case of rain.

    Sorry about that. Wish I could be there.
    Have fun!
    Gary

    June 5, 2014

    • Ann B.

      Sorry Gary, maybe we can have you host a portrait meetup or seminar another time? hint hint - also may go to following weekend if rained out.

      June 5, 2014

  • Joe R.

    Sorry, but I'm not going to make it. Changed my RSVP. Hope everybody has a blast!

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to join you this time. I got roped into shooting a friend's wedding reception that evening. I'm not a wedding photographer and would much rather be in Cades Cove, trust me! LOL

    2 · June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to try to come if I possibly can. I have to work until noon that day, but I would still have plenty of time to get out there by 2:00.

    Do we have subjects? Assuming I can come (I should be able to say definitively by June 2), I can bring a couple reflectors/diffusers as well as battery-powered strobes. I'm willing to share as long as people treat them gently :-)

    2 · May 7, 2014

    • Ann B.

      Yes I know some folks for models...and it would be a good chance maybe to get our own families in portraits too. We could team up & shoot each other!

      1 · May 7, 2014

    • Ann B.

      I have a good response from 3 of the 6 co-workers I invited so far. They range from a family of ten (incl. Grandma & active toddlers) to four - parents & teenage boys to two - dad/daughter ... and separately my own family.

      1 · June 1, 2014

  • Juli W.

    Might bring a friend if he is not on vacation

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Works for me.

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Cades Cove Orientation Shelter to Cades Cove Ranger Pavilion

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Cades Cove Parsons Branch Rd to Cades Cove Orientation Shelter

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going skip this one. Didn't realize the date had been set and I have had plans for another event prior.

    May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    MiL trip plans just got changed, whoohoo...IMA gonna be there! And Grandpa too!!!!

    2 · May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to have to remove myself I'll be half way to North Dakota at that time.

    May 7, 2014

    • Ann B.

      We'll miss you but hope to hear wonderful things from your trip.

      1 · May 8, 2014

  • Mike C.

    I am scheduled to be in NY until about the 7th so, I will keep the yes I'm coming, but it will depend on what day I get back.

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in, if the date is workable.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Paul C.

    I would love to come and learn some things about portrait taking.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be back from California in 3 weeks

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope I can join But work every other weekend! I agree with Ronald April!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As all my responses have been lately, if I'm back from California I'd love to join in

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I definitely need to learn how to do more portrait photography so it's a good thing that I'm upgrading my camera to the a FF next month and I just bought a[masked] f4 L lens

    2 · January 5, 2014

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