Outdoor Portraiture

Outdoor Portraiture

Last year, Dave Schneider led a very successful meetup involving doing outdoor portraiture. I would like to do it again. We have to do it this month so that we still have light until 8:30!

So here's the deal. We will meet at the Dodge Turner House. I actually know where this is!! We will get started promptly at 6:30. If you come a little late, just join in.

I am working on getting 3-4 experienced models to work with from Model Mayhem and personal connections. If any of you know someone, have a cooperative child or spouse (male or female is fine) please bring them. The more models the better. We will just setup a rotation system so that we don't just work with one model.

Topics will include:

  • Using natural light effectively
  • Using reflectors
  • Fill flash. I would like to save off camera flash for a completely different meetup
  • Posing
  • Getting expressions
  • Depth of Field
  • Etiquette of working with models
  • And lots of other related stuff

Be sure to RSVP. Check out the photos from the last time to get a feel for how this will look. PLEASE let me know if you can bring a willing model that doesn't mind a LOT of photos being taken of them.

http://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/photos/9788592/

Mark ChamberlinĀ 
Organizer
SmarterPics/Sponsor

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  • Mark C.

    Dianna - Hopefully you have figured this out by now. But there is a button in the top right corner of the event screen that says RSVP. Make sure you are signed in to Meetup. Hope to see you!

    1 · August 20

    • Dianna S.

      Done. Lookin forward to it. Thanks!

      August 20

  • Mark C.

    Dianna - I just noticed that we are posting on the event from 2013!! Go to the CURRENT/UPCOMING events and RSVP. - Mark

    August 20

  • Dianna S.

    How do I RSVP for this Wednesday night?

    August 16

  • Ron J.

    'Just have to say this was one of the best Meetups ever! What an amazing resource the group is for photographers of any skill-level - 'cant believe how much it's grown in the last several months. Thanks Mark for all the work and professionalism you put into this! 'Hope to take another one of your classes soon.

    2 · August 29, 2013

  • Arie K.

    Leandro: You can sure use any I took of Luiza. Conversely, can we post photos of Luiza, elsewhere. I'm new at this and don't know the ettiquette/legal ramifications; particularly with child models. Thank Luiza for me, she was a delight to work with.

    August 25, 2013

    • Leandro M.

      Hi Arie. My only concern on posting Luiza's pics elsewhere would be if it been posted on sites where you give way the copyrights such as Instagram places where they can do whatever they wanna with the pics. Do you agree with me? Txs for your understand. Keep in touch. Txs again

      August 25, 2013

    • Arie K.

      I post occasional photos on JPG and more often on Flickr, both do not take over copyright; I keep that. That doesn't guarantee someone won't steal it for use in a web site, etc. That has happened even to me. So any objections to those two places?

      August 25, 2013

  • Leandro M.

    Question: how can I invite someone to be part of the group? Txs

    August 25, 2013

  • Leandro M.

    Hello everyone. Thanks for the good experience last wed. Question to all the photographers, may I post the pics of my daughter Luiza on my Facebook page (given the credits to the photographer) ? Please let me know.

    August 25, 2013

    • adam c.

      I would be fine

      1 · August 25, 2013

  • gigi

    I would be honored. Thank you Leandro.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Mark C.

    I personally don't see any issues with that.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Rebecca K.

    I had such a great time last night, thank you all so very much.

    5 · August 22, 2013

    • Leandro M.

      Thank you for posed In front our eyes and lets us to capture the moment.

      August 22, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Renee - Your sons are welcomed! We have 30 photographers RSVPed so the more models the better! Kids especially will be fun to work with just so long as they don't mind a LOT of photos being taken of them and you don't mind, as a parent, allowing their images to be posted. Photographer's kids are usually either extremely comfortable or totally psychotic about being photographed. LOL

    August 20, 2013

    • Renee S.

      hahaha! that's funny! They are now used to me stalking them, but I had to learn to let go of posing them to create the perfect photo!

      August 20, 2013

    • Mark C.

      What happened to your sons?

      August 22, 2013

  • Mark C.

    I have it. Call me. [masked]

    August 22, 2013

  • Neil M.

    Another great event! Thanks to all the models and to Mark & Dave.
    Did anyone happen to find a Slik tripod near the sign by the parking lot?

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Roxanne

    It was my first time attending and had tons of fun! I hadn't touched a slr camera in over a decade, but learned a lot thanks to everyone's help.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Ryan L.

    My first time attending! I also invited a model to join us tonight. Shelby Pickler (http://www.modelmayhem.com/2845058).

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • adam c.

    Mark do we need to bring release forms for the models

    August 20, 2013

  • Renee S.

    Although it looks like we aren't in need of more models, I am bringing my sons, 9 and 12. I hope it's not a problem? :)

    August 20, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Wow, Gigi. You have your own troupe! The plan is for EVERYONE to meet at 6:30 at the Turner Dodge House parking lot. Thanks for bringing them. It will be a lot of fun for everyone.

    August 19, 2013

  • gigi

    Good News...My 36 yr old son Caleb, my 6 yr old grandson Xavior, and my son's half-sister, Rebecca 17yrs are wanting to be models for our shoot this Wednesday. Where should we have them meet us?

    August 19, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Let me try to answer several questions being presented here. This will hopefully be an annual event for us. We may do some more later in the year in the studio. That is still negotiable.
    it is absolutely free as all of our meet ups are. Of course you can always attend classes at SmarterPics if you want to learn more.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Michael E.

    Now I am REALLY looking forward to this meet up.

    August 16, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    Will you be repeating a meetup for outdoor photog w/models soon (I am hoping)? I am out of town and will miss this and am really bummed cuz it's EXACTLY what I need and why I joined! Extremely sorry to miss!

    August 16, 2013

  • Ron M.

    Looking forward to it.

    Ron

    August 16, 2013

  • Gerry F.

    oh that sounds great I am sorry I will be out of town

    August 16, 2013

  • scott b.

    U

    August 15, 2013

  • Renee S.

    HI! I'm new to the group. I just want to learn as much as I can!

    August 11, 2013

  • Lesley

    Hi, is there any cost involved to attending these meetings?

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Alma D R.

    I'll be there

    July 22, 2013

  • Michael E.

    I plan to attend this meeting.

    July 18, 2013

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