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Portraits with Models

The Shoot:

Spend a day shooting models and using studio lighting. We (John Penner & Trina Holt) have secured two models and a convenient location (thanks to Ilene Duguay). Come and spend a Saturday with us learning more about indoor studio lighting as well as outdoor lighting for model work. Learn to work with models: how to give instructions, how to pose models, what to watch for, etc. Even if you don't want to be a fashion photographer this will be a great way to learn techniques for shooting people. 

There is a $10 fee for this workshop to cover the models' fees, payable on arrival, and you will need to sign a waiver to cover the insurance requirements for the location. We'll start at 9:00 a.m. and go until we're done, probably around 4:00 or 5:00. Participation is limited to only 12 so that everyone has a chance to work with the models. 

If you no-show or cancel at the last minute, we'll shame you publicly and hunt you down for the $10 anyways. We'll use the dogs if we must.

Location:

Capital Mental Health Association is located at 125 Skinner Street, on the northwest side of the Bay Street Bridge. It's a grey cement building with a peaked roof. There is no name on the building but there is a building number. 

If you are coming from Douglas, turn onto Bay St. and go over the Bay Street bridge. Immediately turn right at the light onto Skinner St. Tyee Rd. branches off to the right while Skinner continues to the left. The building is located in the fork of the two therefore you can park on either side, although there is a parking lot on Tyee Rd. The correct entrance to the building is from the parking lot off of Tyee Rd. If you park on Skinner St. you will go down side stairs to get to the correct entrance. Don't go to the front entrance on Skinner St. because we will be downstairs.

If you are taking the bus, catch the number 14 and pull the ringer as you are going over the bridge, get off at the next stop and walk up a bit and follow the above directions. If you are coming the opposite direction on the 14 bus from Craigflower area, ask the bus driver to let you off just before the Bay St. Bridge.

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  • John P.

    Hi everyone - I hope by now most of you have had a chance to go through your images from last week's shoot and that you had some positive results; there are certainly some great images in the Meet-up gallery! As the last part of this shoot, I would ask that each of you who has images of Angelina (she was the indoor model) send me one or two of your best so that I can forward them on to her for her portfolio.

    April 19, 2014

  • herman

    Also I hope that when I referred to something as being 2000 years old, that it was taken for illustrative purposes, not factual purposes?

    April 13, 2014

    • John P.

      As long as it wasn't me to which you referred!

      April 13, 2014

  • herman

    Well, done. A good learning experience for those who stayed. And people need to remember that what they were being shown was posing and lighting and, and, all in the same workshop. That was one hell of a mouthful to deal with.

    The control of light and posing was important information whether dealing with studio lights or natural light. It was all about point of view and how to see what is there, and how to maximize what you are trying to say. Anything else is 'snapshot' documentary.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Giuseppe B.

    Thanks to John and Trina for the great day. Good tips and great people.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Michael L

    Will one of the website administrators set up a photo album for us to upload our images to?

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • John P.

      The gallery is already there Michael; click on "Photos" in the menu bar near the top of this page, and then click on the meet-up. You should see an "Upload Photos" button in the upper, left-hand corner of the page.

      April 13, 2014

  • Dennis C.

    Very useful and enjoyable day - thanks to Trina and John for leading this and to Ilene for the excellent venue

    2 · April 13, 2014

  • John P.

    Thank-you to all who came out, and thank-you especially to Ilene for providing the great venue! I hope day was useful and everyone got something out of it.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Gordon S

    Excellent opportunity to try something new. Thanks, John and Trina, and Ilene for the location!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Nigel B.

    Well done John and Trina, and your models - a worthwhile day!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Bill B.

    Models were very good.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Marcia and Mike Nelson P.

    Thanks for hosting this, you two!!

    Mike.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was interested in learning how to engage and direct assistance but didn't care for the tech jargon

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Nigel B.

    John,
    I just got in - I'll take the spot - see you there...

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • John P.

    w00t! Looks there's one open spot...

    April 11, 2014

  • Kevin L.

    I am so, so upset that I have to say no after making it off the wait list and getting a spot:( Unfortunately I didn't think I would be fortunate enough to get a spot and had booked something at work. I'm not pleased as this was something I was really interested in. We'll, someone else will get to enjoy now:) I hope there's a next one.

    April 11, 2014

  • Val

    I've injured my foot and should keep off it, so will regretfully cancel. I'm glad, though, that someone on the wait list will be happy to have a spot. I hope it's a great success!

    April 10, 2014

    • Val

      Thanks John. I was looking forward to it!

      April 10, 2014

    • Trina H.

      thanks for unsubscribing!

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Nicola

    I'm so sorry but I've had a family issue come up that might conflict with tomorrow so I'm going to give up my spot to someone else.

    April 11, 2014

    • Trina H.

      thanks for unsubscribing!

      April 11, 2014

  • Bill F.

    I justg got the notice and cannot commit to the whole day because I am going to Vancouver in the afternoon. I hope someone will be able to fill the 12th spot.

    April 11, 2014

    • Trina H.

      thanks for unsubscribing!

      April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey just wanted to know if we need to bring our own lighting equipment if we have some

    April 10, 2014

    • John P.

      You're welcome to bring it along if you wish; I can't promise there will be time to set it up.

      April 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok Well I can bring my stuff n people are welcome to use it I was just thinking of using my umbrella and stand

      April 10, 2014

  • John P.

    Mike just brought up a great point in an e-mail! Gear! For this meet-up all you really need to bring is your camera and lenses. Ideally in the 70+mm focal length, but whatever you have will work. We'll supply all the lighting and miscellaneous stuff, so you can travel light!

    1 · April 8, 2014

  • John P.

    Nicola brought up a good point which I had not yet addressed: Part of the agreement in a shoot like this is that the models get images for their portfolio as well. They understand that this is a class, so not everyone image will be a keeper, but hopefully we'll get a few good ones. If anyone has concerns about sharing their images, please discuss ahead of time with Trina or myself.

    2 · April 7, 2014

  • Nicola

    Out of curiosity, are we able to post the photos we take to FB/flickr/etc? (Do we have a model release for the models?) That is assuming I take any I feel are good enough to share haha

    1 · April 7, 2014

    • John P.

      Trina and I will take care of a blanket release which will allow the students to use/display the images for personal/portfolio purposes and the model to do the same.

      2 · April 7, 2014

  • Marleen L.

    Well i would LovE to come as My work is primarily with models and I'm struggling to teach myself studio lighting...but alas wait listed to the point all of ya will have to not go for me to get a chance :(

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Pamela H.

    Hi John,
    Where is the link to the tutorials?

    1 · April 7, 2014

    • John P.

      If you can reply to the e-mail I sent out, I will send it to you.\

      1 · April 7, 2014

  • Cindy

    Hey again life is not fair! I would love to go but I have a job that interferes with me having a life.. Have fun everyone, enjoy the opportunity.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • John P.

    Just a friendly reminder: If your schedule changes and you're unable to make this meet-up, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so as to make room for someone else. Unlike most meet-ups, it's important for the way we've planned this one that we have the correct number of people.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It sounds like a great opportunity. Unfortunately, I'm booked for that night.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • James P.

    Looks like I'm a little late to the party - there's already a big waiting list. Sounds like it'll be a great session, though.

    1 · April 3, 2014

    • John P.

      Well... if you paid attention now and then! ;)

      1 · April 4, 2014

  • Marcia and Mike Nelson P.

    Sounds like fun. Thanks for hosting this!

    Can you get pictures of the dogs too?

    2 · April 1, 2014

    • Trina H.

      I'd have to use a very powerful telephoto lens because no one can get near them without being ripped to shreds and eaten.

      1 · April 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seems like it will be a great learning experience, thanks for setting it up!

    1 · April 1, 2014

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