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Fire Dancing Photo Shoot

Join this special opportunity to photograph and meet the artists who appeared in the 2014 Union Square Fire 

Photographers, please come and join us -- - practice shooting extended exposure photos and capturing the amazing images fire dancing creates. 

This is a time for trade non-commercial use agreement. 

What this means is all parties may use the photos for NON-MONEY Making purposes. The artists may not sell them without the photographer's permission and the photographer's may not sell them without the artist's position. 

Please share your photos - we love to see them. Most (all?) artists would love copies of your photos, so please share them with us when you're done! Please approach the artists and ask them to model for you! they will!!! :)

Artists will gather around 7:30 and we'll set up a few different backdrops on the median by the Ferry Building. We'll go till everyone runs out of steam. 

Photographers are asked to contact GlitterGirl directly with links to the photos and she will distribute them to the cast.

For those new to fire photography -- as an artist or as a photographer -- or looking for some guidance, you can purchase our Get Lit video instruction series with nearly 40 minutes of useful information for $10. as one photographer said, "you're giving it away at that price!" Details and purchase link are here:

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  • Nancy G.

    I want to know when the next Fire dancing photo shoot is coming up. I have family that is now addicted to taking pics.
    Please let me know.
    We will be there!

    May 14, 2014

  • GPS

    A fantastic evening, so good to see so many awesome performers and performances. Here's the picture I managed to take. It would be nice if I could figure out who all I did capture, so I can add their details to each picture.

    April 29, 2014

    • GPS

      Thanks, David! Yeah, it was great meeting you as well! Thanks for the flickr link on your album!
      There is a Flickr shoot this weekend that I'm going for, maybe we can catch up there.­

      April 30, 2014

    • prodesma

      Yup, after talking w/ you I checked this out. Have been trying to confirm my weekend plans. Just RSVP'ed that I'm going. See you there! And not sure I'll drive much traffic to your flickr, my views aren't very high as I stopped shooting for about 4 years. And most of my stuff right now is drab camera & lens test stuff from my new kit. lol. Cheers.

      April 30, 2014

  • Fumi Y.

    Hi! Dancers were asking to post the photos somewhere so they can find themselves. Is there somewhere we can share?

    April 28, 2014

  • prodesma

    Meetup is about good people and a good event, right? Well this had both. I enjoyed it. Very different shooting than I'm familiar with, trying something new was interesting.

    Can people help furnish links or websites for the performers? I want to be able to refer people from my flickr. TIA. Cheers.

    April 29, 2014

    • Isa GlitterGirl I.

      If you give me the Flickr, I will pass the link on to the artists. :)

      April 29, 2014

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      April 29, 2014

  • prodesma

    Hey all. I doubt m/any remember me from when I was active in this group maybe 5 yrs ago. I used to shoot a lot, but just getting back into photography now. I think it would be cool to meet some new people, maybe to photowalk with in the future.

    Right now I don't have a tripod nor speedlite (soon!), so I'm not planning on shooting the fire dancers much- if at all. But thought I'd go shoot early and then head down to this meetup.

    Anybody wanna join me, I'll hang at Washington Sq Park in North Beach (Columbus & Union) from 5:15 to 5:45 pm, then head out and shoot on the way down to Ferry Plaza. White SF Giants sweatshirt, black backpack, Sony camera. Cheers. - David

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could make this! I'll be in a photo seminar all day tomorrow in San Jose. :(

    April 26, 2014

  • Dorian G.

    This will be my first fire shoot. Is there a fee?

    April 22, 2014

    • Terry S.

      Really? I was going to shoot for stock photography which makes me a little extra money so I can buy better gear. If I can't get a model release, I can't shoot this.

      April 22, 2014

    • Isa GlitterGirl I.

      Nooooo you can't sell them either. Both parties can use them for NON-money making purposes. So you selling our photos is not okay.

      April 23, 2014

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