Shoot Hat Models for MikoFabulous Chapeaux

TO ATTEND THIS MEETUP YOU MUST CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED AND RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE SPOT!

URBAN SHOOT: SATURDAY, JULY 21

AT: Yerba Buena Gardens, St. Patrick's Church, Contemporary Jewish Museum, SOMA

GARDEN SHOOT: SUNDAY, JULY 22

AT: Marina, Presidio, Palace of Fine Arts

Each shoot will be limited to FIVE photographers willing and able to assist each other, share photographs with myself and the model and patient enough to roll with whatever comes our way.

CONTACT ME (email) ASAP with your shoot preference and details, any equipment you can provide and please make a commitment because THERE WILL BE A WAIT LIST if we exceed capacity.

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WHAT ARE WE DOING? I just created my first collection of hats that I plan to sell to the public and I sent out a casting call on Model Mahem to do my first ever photo shoot. This would be my first time using professional models, as up until now I have used myself and family to model my hats on my website MikoFabulous.com. (Please note that hats in the collection we are shooting are not the ones currently on my website.)

I've met some of you before and thought I might share this fun experience with people who like shooting fashion and fashion models. I know there are MeetUps that charge people to participate in these kinds of shoots because there are few opportunities for people outside the industry. I thought this could be a great chance to shoot something unique (it's the year of the HAT!) and I would appreciate the help as I get behind the camera myself.

If you are open to it, I would appreciate you sharing your images with me to use to promote my hats and for the models to use in their books as they will be working TFP and I will be covering their expenses. Of course you have my permission to use the images for your purposes as long as you credit MikoFabulous Chapeaux :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup got off to a bad start online, with a lot of criticism from a few folks. I'm really glad I overlooked the comments; Miko turned out to be a wonderful person to work with. All photographers in attendance helped each other and I think we all had a good time and got some good experience. Alley was a great model and also fun to work with. I'd do it again.

    July 24, 2012

  • Dan S.

    Met some great folks and learned a lot. Working with the group was really a blast...couldn't ask for a better group of folks.
    Brian, great pics that you've posted so far; I look forward to seeing more from the rest of the group. BTW, that is my favorite Rush song! :)

    July 24, 2012

  • Louisa

    It was a lot of fun working with Miko, Ally, Rinkie, and crew with the MikoFabulous Chapeaux shoot. The head dress creations are very beautiful! Our models were very easy and fun to work with. Thanks for organizing this Miko! Look forward to collaborating with you again in the future.

    July 24, 2012

  • Brian J.

    A modern day warrior
    Mean, mean stride
    Today's Tom Sawyer
    Mean, mean pride

    Though his mind is not for rent
    Don't put him down as arrogant
    His reserve, a quiet defense
    Riding out the day's events
    The river

    What you say about his company
    Is what you say about society
    Catch the mist, catch the myth
    Catch the mystery, catch the drift

    The world is, the world is
    Love and life are deep
    Maybe as his skies are wide

    Today's Tom Sawyer
    He gets high on you
    And the space he invades
    He gets by on you

    No

    1 · July 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chris Struven, based on your comments, one would guess you'd like us to believe you are a successful photographer with high-value photos and making a fortune with your art. That makes me wonder why you're even looking at these meetup sites. Some of us (certainly I) am simply looking for opportunities to hone my skills and this turned out to be a LOT of fun. The people who attended were helpful and fun, so I'm really glad you weren't there.

    July 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My god, it's like something out of Tom Sawyer in here. Pay people to whitewash your fence, they complain. Make people pay to whitewash your fence, they talk about it being the best time they ever had.

    July 23, 2012

  • Brian J.

    It was absolutely fantastic. Well organized, peaceful, enjoyable. The models are great, and John and Miko do a fantastic job taking care of the details. The photographers are nice and easy to work with and around. Everybody was all smiles and creativity. I took my best portraits to date. Good work everyone!

    July 23, 2012

  • Gaurav

    TFP works differently between models and photographers. Models usually don't intend to modify the pictures beyond cropping them. In some TFP releases the photographer is prevented from using the pictures for specific commercial purposes. Here we had 3 parties, the models, the photographers and the hatter. The pictures were to be constructed and shot by the photographer. So he should have as much if not more right to them than the hatter...at least the derived art.

    July 23, 2012

  • Gaurav

    It depends on what you want to do with the pictures. Just stick them on flickr or try to create something more later.However, to Miko's credit, the terms were clear before the shoot and people had free will. Still there is no harm in complaining if you see something as egregious.

    July 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Photographers who participated in the shoot are exactly who this Meetup was geared towards, only more talented than I could imagine! I loved watching you work and learning how to photograph my hats - e.g. working with reflectors to highlight details on the hats. My photos are the best I've shot in my life! Watching everyone get inspired by my hats was touching. Thank you guys SO MUCH! In the end it was worth the blood, sweat and tears but if you want to organize a Meetup ask your doctor for a prescription painkiller in advance b/c other people can be a pain in the ... Members have no control over the RSVP list and instructions that involve reading will likely be misunderstood - the "Send Email" icon is elusive (?). Disable your smart phone to block whining on the comments board before it erodes your life. Expect to replace 1/2 your photographers and models. People who don't meet you will never appreciate how hard you worked only that you failed meet their impossibly high expectations.

    July 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Miko and rest of the photographer and model had great time sharing resources, ideas, and help each other. I want to thank Miko and others making a great learning experience.

    July 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Those who quibbled about the model release issue and didn't sign up missed a great opportunity. What a fun group of photographers showed up. We helped each other and had a great time. Alley was a wonderful model and made it easy to get great shots.Thanks, Mico. You got off to a rough start on the Meetup board, but it was well worth it to get the shots and see your wonderful hats.

    July 22, 2012

  • Michael O.

    Got some good shots I believe :). Had a fun time. Thanks everyone!

    July 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If this is in public I seriously question what they could do if you just refuse to sign and just stuck around and shot anyway. Yeah you prolly wouldn't have the models' release so you might have problems selling it, but this kind of nonsense pisses me off to no end.

    July 21, 2012

  • Michael O.

    I don't get the problem here.

    The release is arguable of course but I honestly don't care. I'm not looking to sell my stuff and if Miko absolutely wants the whole right on it - okay, if that's makes her happy and relieved. If something valuable for my portfolio comes out it's ok to have spent like two hours of shooting and some time for post. Just my 2 cents.

    July 20, 2012

  • Rick J.

    Miko, you seem to be creating a lot of problems with the way you've set this event up and the releases you're insisting photographers sign. Perhaps you should consider a different avenue to hire your free photographers next time.

    July 20, 2012

  • dan

    i was the first one to rsvp for this meetup and, if i did not have a conflict, i would have not been pleased. typically, organizers define the number of attendees when the event is posted and any additional rsvps could then be waitlisted. if the typical method had been used, you would have minimized any frustration related to attendance. also, it would also be useful to clearly define all other required details in the description when the meetup is posted.

    July 20, 2012

  • Gaurav

    Since the lawyer is family, it shouldn't be expensive to come up with a more balanced release form that keeps in mind everybody's interests.

    July 20, 2012

  • Gaurav

    I was so very enthusiastic about this but the release form has sapped all of that. Will have to give this a lot of thought. The hats would be works of art and hopefully so will the pictures. That begs for a more balanced Release.

    July 20, 2012

  • Gaurav

    I'd like to get everybody's opinion on the release form to be signed by the photographers. Instead of a joint copyright and ownership Miko is taking all ownership of the pictures including for sale as art in its own right, derived art, etc. Since the pictures are going to be put up on her website people are going to be able to view and copy as they see fit anyway. so the logic of protecting herself from people copying her designs is a total wash. This is not simple TFP.

    July 20, 2012

  • John

    I would love to go on Sunday with a friend.

    July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there still slots for photographers. I am willing and available. Have professional camera and gear. Would love to take shots. Thanks.

    July 16, 2012

  • Brian J.

    Looking forward to sharing photos

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Yosemite National Park to Yerba Buena Gardens

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Yosemite National Park

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM to Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM to Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    July 14, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    July 14, 2012

  • Gaurav

    If you have 2 models and 30 photographers some of us will willingly back out since there is not a lot of upside. Waiting 45 minutes to shoot for a couple of minutes is...

    July 14, 2012

  • Gaurav

    Miko, quantity doesn't guarantee quality. Usually models get distracted if more than one photographer is trying to shoot. side shooting usually also leads to a lot of garbage. in this case we are talking about people with speedlights so the exposure and white balance might also get messed up. You really do need to nail down dates, times and venues. That will let people decide if they can make it and give you a definite number of participants.

    1 · July 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be interested in shooting. I generally shoot with available light, but I have a Canon 580 EXii speedlight and a reflector that frequently are all I need. Justin Herman Plaza or the Palace of Fine Arts could be good venues. I've been shooting some models at Stanford and SJ State, as well.

    July 13, 2012

  • Gaurav

    The plaza would be great. Some very nice backgrounds. The muni station might provide some interesting settings too. I would be really interested in trying to mix the the Bridal getup and the train station.

    July 13, 2012

  • Louisa

    I think Justin Herman Plaza is a good place but it tends to get very packed on weekends with the artist tents and farmer's market nearby. Shooting in the Ferry Building will likely be impossible as their security guards don't allow use of tripods inside and have particular rules with shooting outside too. Parking and public transit is doable on Sundays. I suggest you cap off this meetup also as traveling with a herd of photographers will make the experience less fun for people and more difficult

    July 13, 2012

  • Roy B.

    Putting my 2 cents in, I have no problem with a trade of photography for access to models and accessories. Give and take, fair exchange. That said, how about the Sutro Baths or the gun embankments up the hill?

    1 · July 13, 2012

  • Marichu

    I can bring 2 models with me but depends on their and my availability: one blonde who is a pro model and one black who is a fashion stylist.

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in woodside and would ofer great places with forest atmosphere, but it seems like your hats are more for the city and night time.. Need to be then urbanic afternoon to evening time. I'm sure you know the city better then me and can choose a place with the spirit of "night life"

    July 12, 2012

  • aron c.

    I can't believe that only 1 person (Andreas) actually understands what is going on.

    The reason why other meetups charge is because they have people to instruct and help you and they own all the needed lighting gear.

    You are basically asking people to pay to shot your promo/advertising photos. Plus if someone uses a photo of a model they're paying in their portfolio, you want your website credited??

    July 12, 2012

  • Gaurav

    weekends and weekday evenings work for me. I don't have any strobes, just my speedlight, but am comfortable with studio lights and setups. If the time and place workout then I would be there as a photographer but would be glad to help if someone brings the equipment.

    July 12, 2012

  • Evelyn

    I am interested in participating depends on time and place.

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested pending suitable time and place

    July 12, 2012

  • Gaurav

    I would love to participate but definitely need more details on time and place to be sure I can make it. If we're doing it during the week are we talking late evening?

    July 12, 2012

  • John

    I would love to do this.. I've always wanted to learn how to shoot people... Maybe I might get some not bad shots.

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be glad to take part of the session!
    Do you have a date for it?
    I am not available at the weekends, but during the week I am available almost all the time.

    1 · July 12, 2012

  • Andreas

    Miko, I'm not sure I get all the terms & conditions right

    >> some [models] might be working TFP or discounted rates
    So who's going to pay them. Seems you're not paying them, instead the photographers pay them via TFP (at best) ?

    >> If you are open to it, I would appreciate you sharing your images with me to use
    So the photographers not only pay for the models via TFP, but also are (voluntarily) giving you their work for free ?

    1 · July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    what kind of pictures? ambient light?

    July 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested, what kind of Idea do you have in mind?

    July 11, 2012

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