Monthly Meetup - Outdoor Portraiture

  • August 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Last October we did this with huge success! Take a look at the photo gallery for it to get an idea.

http://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/photos/16852182/

The goal is to have as many people as possible who enjoy being in front of a camera to act as models for us. They can be kids, spouses, friends, etc. I will try to get 2-3 experienced models that I know.

The shooting opportunity is to learn more about taking outdoor portraiture. As usual, I will offer a 15 minute mini-lesson on some basics. We will also talk about how to work with models and some of the dos and don'ts as well as how to coach someone you are photographing. The Turner Dodge house is a beautiful historic house with well manicured grounds.

Depending on how many models we get, we will set up shooting stations and allow groups to shoot at each station for 10-15 minutes and then rotate. That way models and photographers get a LOT of variety of experiences.

Bring any reflectors you want. We will not be working with strobes on this meetup. There should be lots of natural light.

Again, help us recruit some willing models. They will get a TON of really great, and some not so really great, photos out of the deal.

This is a completely FREE event.

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  • adam c.

    Had a great time as normal . Its fun playing with the sun in portraits

    August 21

  • Jennifer

    Also, if the photographers who have pictures of me could email them to me, I would be very grateful. I was the model in the knee length blue dress with long black hair. Particularly the photographs by the tree and by the flowers. Thank you! [masked]

    August 21

  • Jennifer

    Thank you to all of the photographers for being so kind yesterday! You are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing all of the pictures.

    August 21

  • Irving

    Wonderful turn out, I had an amazing time. The models were outstanding. Can't wait to another model shoot.

    2 · August 21

  • Mark C.

    Fantastic evening

    1 · August 21

  • Dawnna M.

    If anyone has any photos of my two little girls charlette and Elissa feel free to email them to me if you'd like at [masked]

    1 · August 20

    • Mark C.

      The girls were simply amazing. They really held it together with all the paparazzi going nuts around them. They are so self confident and assured. A couple of really great kids. THANKS for including them.

      1 · August 21

    • Dawnna M.

      Thank you. And thank you for having such a wonderful event. I had a blast and got to learn a few things. I really loved meeting everyone :) awesome pictures of my kiddos you did by the way I absolutely love them

      1 · August 21

  • Rebecca K.

    I had a lot of fun! I would love to do it again. And if anyone needs a model for just practicing taking photos I'm up for it! :)

    August 20

    • Dawnna M.

      Hey you should find me on Facebook. My kids seemed to of really really liked you.. nice to meet you by the way :)

      August 20

    • Mark C.

      You did a really fine job once again, Rebecca! Pleasure having you back.

      August 21

  • Tom M.

    Thank for awesome evening. It was fun seeing and taking pictures of models. Very impressive people, I couldnt do this kind of job. High five for all models. :) if any models want a copy of my photos they can email me a request @ [masked]

    August 20

  • Mark 'Doc' O.

    OMG, that was AWESOME! I just went through my ~800 shots and found >90 that I liked. The models all deserve great praise! Thanks again!

    2 · August 20

  • Mark C.

    OH GREAT!! Glad we are going to have some kids to work with. Losing Leandro cost us a kid! THANKS! See you soon.

    1 · August 20

    • Dawnna M.

      That's okay I make up with it with two kiddos lol.. can't wait :)

      August 20

    • Rebecca K.

      I wondered where Leandro was. I was looking for him and his daughter lol

      August 20

  • David W.

    Thank you to all our models. You did a great job!

    Time for photo editing. :)

    4 · August 20

  • StevenLake

    Thank you Mark for putting this together again. I'm sure glad I made it to this one again. Also a huge thank you to all the models.

    4 · August 20

  • Dawnna M.

    I'm bringing both my kids ages 8 and 6 both are girls.. I'll also be there to take some photos.. This is my first time attending and I can't wait.

    1 · August 20

  • Mark C.

    I need to get an idea about models. Who is bringing them? What are the genders, adult/child, etc. I have three experienced models coming. Two women and one man.

    August 13

    • Leandro M.

      Hi Mark. So sorry but we won't be able to make tonight. Hope you guys have fun.

      August 20

    • Mark C.

      Oh NO! That's too bad. You will be missed! I was just looking at the last message and realized that AUTO-CORRUPT had fun. I meant "Louiza was a HIT last year." We will probably do it again. Stay tuned. Hope to see more of you at the events.

      August 20

  • Gerry F.

    sorry still in Quebec City Canada

    August 19

  • Mark 'Doc' O.

    Looking forward to my first meeting of this group!

    August 19

  • Dawnna M.

    I'm a beginner looking for new creative things to do... I'm excited to strap on my camera and meet some new awesome people.. can't wait to attend :)

    1 · August 18

  • Jennifer

    Hello! I am new to the group (and site) and am interested in participating as a model, if I could. I was curious, do you still need volunteers? What are the conditions on the pictures? Would I give away rights to the images? That kind of thing. I'm really looking forward to the event! Thank you.

    1 · August 15

    • Mark C.

      Hey Jennifer! We would really welcome you to come work with us. The event next Wed. is a perfect opportunity for model who wants to grow. You will have full rights to the pics to do with as you please. It's the payback for your modeling efforts. In the same sense, the photographers have the right to use you as a sample of their own work. Pretty good trade. Contact me if you have any further questions.

      1 · August 16

    • Jennifer

      Sent you a message, Mark. Thanks!

      August 17

  • gigi

    My 7(almost 8) grandson Xavior, who had so much fun last year as a model, wants to do it again as well as his cousin, Rebecca, who also modeled last year.

    1 · August 15

    • Leandro M.

      I did text Rebecca to tell her about it. Hope to you guys there. ;-)

      August 16

    • Mark C.

      Rebecca said she wasn't sure about work schedule. It will be GREAT to get all the young models back. They were a HUGE hit last year.

      1 · August 16

  • Jim R.

    Sorry to miss this, sounds like fun, but I'll still be in New Orleans on Wednesday...

    August 15

  • Rebecca K.

    I'll show up if I get the time off!

    2 · August 6

  • Mark C.

    Hey Tom! We've missed you. Look forward to seeing you on the 20th.
    Contact me re. your project.

    2 · August 6

  • Tom M.

    Hi I missed everyone been out improving my photography. Would love to come to this one. I am looking for a photographer buddy to help me with a cool project im doing at The Ledge in Grand Ledge. Need some advices and tips. Thank you

    1 · August 5

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