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Unique Creative Designer Wear Shoot - using Fabrics, Flowers, Newspaper etc

  • Mar 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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ChicagoWFP in collaboration with "Harrington College of Design" presents “Creative Designer Wear - Fashion Shoot”

Photographers - Limited spots for Photographers. 

No fee for others (MUA, Fashion Designer , Hair Stylists)... Drop me an email... No spot left for Models...

Concept - Thanks to Bambi Cantrell for this cool idea... I came across this concept in one of the Bambi Cantrell's workshop. She used fabrics/screen cloths to design her own dress for the photo shoot... 

We are planning to do something like that. We will have fashion designer design the dress on the spot using Fabrics, Screen Cloths, Flower, New Paper to create a Unique look. Each Model will be wearing a uniquely designed Fashion Wear. 

Please check out the below link for one of the dress that Bambi Cantrell designed (from her blog)...

http://72.32.185.205/~bambicaab/blog/?p=7

Where - Thanks to Harrington College for sponsoring space for this event. We will be using their campus for this shoot and it has 4 levels. 1st level with few classroom space, 2n level with a Beautiful Art Gallery, 3rd level with some beautiful space & a Cafeteria. We have lot of space and nice spots for the shoot. 

***NO SPOT LEFT FOR MODELS ***

We are still looking for Fashion Designers, Makeup artists and Hair Stylists.

Please contact me at [masked] if you are interested in joining the shoot. 


Models - Claudine,Mara,Belyana,Carlisa,Mia,Claudia,Kaira,Deisi,Harleen, Nikki, Anju,Melissa, Nastasia,Neha, Kim

Designers -  Khalilah, Aaron, Emily, Yvette

MUA & Hair Stylists - Aretha,Tracey,Alicia,Oluwaseyi,Brittany,Maggie

Designer,MUA,Model, Hair Stylists Schedule & Group -

Photographers Grouping



Photographers - This is a very creative attempt and I am sure this will be a great opportunity to have unique pictures for your portfolio! we have lot of space available.So it would be more effective if you can try to carry light weight lighting equipments to make use of different locations with in the campus... We can either form smaller teams as we do always or shoot individually if you prefer to do so.(But You will have limited access to models when compared to the teams. Teams will take priority!)... Its going to be unique event with lot of fun!!!! 

Schedule -
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Preparation - Makeup, Hair & Dress Design
12.00 pm - 4.00 pm - Actual Shoot

More about Harrington College - Harrington college is now offering Professional Photography Program in addition to Interior and Graphics Design. To learn more about Harrington http://www.harrington.edu/About-Harrington

Accessibility - Harrington is located directly off of the CTA Washington/Wells brown, pink, purple and orange lines and is a short walk from Union and Ogilvie Metra stations. You may also park at the Poetry Garage directly across from the school at 201 W. Madison. Parking can be validated at the first floor reception desk for a cost of $6, to be paid at the garage's kiosk.

Thank you & Looking forward to meet you all!!!

Sample Pictures -


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  • james

    Ok got it more to come soon thanks (when is the next one )

    April 17, 2014

  • james

    SOO how do I use dropbox do i need an account to post pic

    April 17, 2014

  • james

    Did know we had to upload them but here is mine, more to come

    1 · April 17, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Photographers, Have you all uploaded the pictures. I am still waiting to see pictures from some of the photographers. Appreciate if you can upload to second album and leave a comment here. Thank you all!

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Thanks to everyone uploaded pictures till now. Love all the pictures. Great work folks!!!

      1 · April 17, 2014

  • Daniel R.

    Does anyone know the name of the model who was wearing the dress made of plastic paper/bags?

    April 10, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Daniel, Sorry for my delayed response. One of them is Sirlene and other one is Belyana. Please send a picture or refer the picture number if this doesnt help

      April 17, 2014

  • Melissa H.

    3 · April 8, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Photographers, I dont see EVEN A SINGLE PICTURE from few of the photographers attended the shoot. Everyone has put so much effort to make it happen. Its lot of work involved and everyone is waiting to see their work in the pictures.

    SO PLEASE UPLOAD THE PICTURES AS AND WHEN YOU EDIT THE PICTURES.

    I totally understand everyone is busy with their own schedule. But spend some time to edit and upload atleast 5 Good edited pictures of EACH MODEL attended the shoot.

    We will be monitoring for photographers not uploading pictures and they will be banned from the group after couple of warnings. Sorry to say this. But we have to make it strict!

    2 · March 22, 2014

    • Melissa H.

      I'll be posting a Dropbox link today :)

      2 · April 8, 2014

    • Mara

      U rock!

      April 8, 2014

  • Mara

    If any photographers I shot with, still need to send their pics, dropbox would be great! For me at least :)
    Have a great Sunday! There's sunnnnnn :)

    2 · April 6, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    PS: Is there someplace we are supposed to upload our images to for the models to access? Thanks!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    Happy Saturday! Just uploaded 5 more images to the "Behind the Scenes" album. Hope you enjoy!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    Just uploaded a new creation to the "Behind The Scenes" album as this one is full. Hope you like it!

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Jescelia SweetestTaboo N.

    I want to apologize for not uploading anymore photos yet. My computer is on the fritz and freezes when I open lightroom. I hope than I can figure out the issue sooner than later.

    April 2, 2014

  • Justin V.

    Just added 20 images to the behind the scenes album: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Wedding-and-Fashion-Photography/photos/20678012/

    Thanks everyone for a great meetup. It was great to meet you all.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Daniel R.

    Does anyone know the name of the model with the floral dress? I want to credit her.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • John B.

    Ganesh, it would be helpful to all the photographers if we can get the names of the HS, MUA, and Designers of the dresses. Might I recommend that anyone that has done any work on the models to please state your (Name) what you need credit for, as in if you did the Hair, Makeup, or Designed the dress. Also what the dress was made from would help. In the future what I think would help is to have the models with small dry eraser boards that they can put all their info on so that the photographer can take a photo with them holding it. This will solve so many issues of people not getting proper credit for their work. Info that needs to be shown is: Full name, Email address, Name of person who did; Hair, Makeup, Jewelry and Outfits

    9 · March 23, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Brittany was the only hair stylist on that day!.

      March 23, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Designers - Please correct me if i am wrong ...
      Aaron did for Anju,Claudine,Mara, Neha
      Emily did for Belyana, Melissa and Mara’s second designer wear
      Khalilah did for Carlisa,Harleen,Mia,
      Yevette did for Sirlene,Kaira,Nastasia.

      1 · March 23, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    What's up everyone!

    Happy Sunday! Just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone involved in this meet up. I'm really enjoying viewing everyone's images and the reason that the images have been so good is because of everyone needed to put it all together.

    The models, the MUA, the designers, the location, the photographers - it truly takes a team of people, each sharing his/her gifts and talents, to make this happen and I am truly appreciative to everyone for being so generous and sharing so much of themselves with me. Often during the shoot I felt like I was just hitting the shutter as everything was already done and that is a testament to everyone's talents and skill. So again, I just wanted to say "thank you" and it would be a great honor and privilege to work with all of you again!

    8 · March 23, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Hi All, Please find attached the Model Release form and please let me know if you have difficulty downloading it. You should log on to meetup group to download the form.

    http://files.meetup.com/4388402/Designer%20Shoot%202014%20-%20Model%20Release%20Form.pdf

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Ganesh

    I love all the pictures uploaded till now. Great work!!!! Thanks to all the photographers who have uploaded the pictures.

    Appreciate everyone can upload some close ups for the makeup artists to use the pictures for their portfolio .

    Waiting to see pictures from others!!! Please upload the pictures as and when you edit. Thank you all

    4 · March 19, 2014

    • Aretha R.

      Thank you Ganesh for posting this. We would like to see our work shown in more photos as these shoots should be to benefit all participants' portfolios.

      2 · March 19, 2014

    • Jescelia SweetestTaboo N.

      I'm working on it. I'm actually
      teaching myself Lightroom so
      please be patient with me. Thank You.

      1 · March 19, 2014

  • Khalilah H.

    I had a great time with you all. Everyone was easy to work with. I would be honored to share my creations with you in part two and future projects.

    5 · March 19, 2014

  • Daniel R.

    Great showing everyone!

    3 · March 17, 2014

  • Photoart

    Thanks to all the participants. I had a really good time. Some amazing outfits. Look forward to the next time.

    4 · March 17, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Team - Please use this below album for BEHIND THE SCENE' Pictures. I have created a separate album for it!!!. So NO LIMIT!!! You can upload the pictures here. http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Wedding-and-Fashion-Photography/photos/20678012/

    Please send a note to the team (thru comment section) when you upload pictures in above album as it doesnt automatically notify us.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Photographers - Hope most of you know that photographers need to upload high resolution pictures in meetup group. If you are new , please go thru the 'Photographer section' in about us -
    **********************************
    PHOTOGRAPHERS -
    1. UPLOAD PICTURES WITHOUT FAIL - Photographers should upload the pictures to meetup with in couple of weeks without fail.
    2. HIGH RESOLUTION PICTURE - Meetup can take up to 10MB in size for EACH PHOTO. So please make sure to upload the pictures at high resolution. I usually set the size/pixel (to 8 Mega Pixel) in Lightroom Export setting to make sure it doesn’t cross 10 MB size. You can do batch upload in Meetup by clicking the "+" (add photos) icon in the album.
    3. MINIMUM 5 - 10 EDITED GOOD PICTURES OF EACH MODEL - We are making it mandate for each photographers to upload minimum of 5 - 10 pictures of EACH MODEL you shoot. All of them have to be edited to your best before you upload.

    1 · March 16, 2014

    • Ganesh

      4. BRANDING & LOGO - The Logo has to be small (less than 5% of the Total Image size).I have been receiving complaints that people put out Logo so big, it even blocks portion the image.
      5. CLOSE-UPS for Makeup artists - Please try to do some close up shots for Makeup artists to use it on their portfolio.

      We will be monitoring the same going forward. If we notice any photographer fail to upload continuously, they will be terminated from the group.
      ************************­**************

      2 · March 16, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    PS: Is there a possibility for a "Part 2?" (hint, hint...)

    1 · March 16, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Even I wanted to do Part 2 and thinking of having it !!! I didnt get chance to shoot most of the beautiful models in fabulous outfits as I was busy organizing most of the time...Hopefully we will do part 2 soon!!!...

      2 · March 16, 2014

  • david s.

    unfortunatly i I will not make it out to the shoot today. I am sick as a dog and do not have the energy to participate. I will see you all soon!

    2 · March 15, 2014

  • DH2 P.

    Wonderful event. Great location and fabulous dresses. Many thanks to Kara and Ganesh for putting this event together. Many thanks to unsung heroes of designers and MUA too.

    I camped on the second floor so I only got the chance to photoshoot a few models. Models came in droves and its either many or none. Nevertheless, enjoyed the event. Hope there is a "Part 2" coming.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    Ganesh, THANK YOU for putting this meet up together my friend, it was WONDERFUL! Some many great dresses and beautiful models and so little time. It was so much fun I could have shot for 8 hours. Thank you for a great meet up!

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • david s.

    Hey guys post some pictures. I want to see the work! :)

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • J-DuB

    Unfortunately wasn't able to make it because of the parade as well as also the Calumet Photo fiasco... Still seemingly cannot get MY equipment that I sent in for repair.

    March 16, 2014

  • Raju

    Big Hitt !!!!!!

    2 · March 15, 2014

  • Jescelia SweetestTaboo N.

    Thanks for this absolutely
    wonderful and creative
    meetup! Hopefully I'll
    be more prepared at the
    next one. I was struggling
    a bit with my lighting.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Manoj

    Thanks Ganesh for the great event thank you for all the artists and Models. Great meet up group.

    4 · March 15, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Thanks everyone for making it a huge success and all your hard work. I really loved all the designer wears, great makeup and hair ... I can't wait to see the pictures... Great event and loved everyone's work... Thanks again and looking forward to work with everyone again!!!!

    Thanks again to Harrington college for letting use your campus for this great event!!!!

    I hope everyone enjoyed the shoot!!!!

    3 · March 15, 2014

    • zainab z.

      When is the next meet up I want to be there

      2 · March 15, 2014

  • Pooria K.

    !!Thank you everyone!!,
    This was great meetup.
    Thank you Ganesh you did awesome job my friend. Thanks to all designers i love your work. Special thanks to makeup artists and hair stylist we cant have photo shoot without you. More special thanks to beautiful talented models you all are awesome and for sure thanks to Harrington college and Kara Taussig. Kara i love you behind the scene photos.

    3 · March 15, 2014

  • Jescelia SweetestTaboo N.

    I am on my way. Running late.

    March 15, 2014

  • david s.

    Hello everyone,

    March 15, 2014

  • david s.

    Hello everyone,

    March 15, 2014

  • Leatheia Brady R.

    Is it to late to pay for todays Harrington shot?

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    4 · March 15, 2014

  • Jescelia SweetestTaboo N.

    I'm so excited and nervous
    at the same time. I can't wait
    for tomorrow!

    3 · March 14, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Not Sure if everyone read my email .

    Photographers are allowed to join us by 11.30 AM to setup your lighting and stuffs. Please, NOT BEFORE THAT!... The shoot will start by noon and we should have half of the models ready by noon and most of the models should be ready by 1:00 pm as per the plan... We will be forming team of 2 photographers in some case 3 based on the preference and other factor and we will be rotating the models every 15 - 30 mins. We will be assigning the models initially and you can work with other teams to rotate the models.

    Everyone needs to get an entry pass and I already provided the name list to the college. You will be provided with the pass at Harrington's front desk. Also Please NOTE down my new mobile number -[masked] if you need to reach out to me. (I wont be using my old mobile number ANYMORE. So if you have it stored, please update it with this one).

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Thanks everyone for joining the shoot! I am super excited. Designers have already designed most of the dresses and we are working in collaboration with Models, MUAs & Hair Stylists to get good results at the shoot!!!.We have facebook group chats going on between the teams to make it successful!.So everyone is working so hard to make this happen!. Thanks everyone for the collaborative effort!.

      Harrington College is also providing snacks(chips and dip, fruit, etc.) and water to keep up our energy through out the day!!! Thank you Kara for your effort in helping us setting up this event!!!

      2 · March 14, 2014

  • Jescelia SweetestTaboo N.

    I RSVP's but it appears I
    did it on the wrong page.
    Please let me know if this
    is a problem and how it
    can be corrected.

    March 14, 2014

    • Ganesh

      I will add you to this event. Thank you

      1 · March 14, 2014

  • John B.

    Any photographers planning on being out in Chicago early for the Green Chicago River Dye? They are starting at 9:30am.

    3 · March 13, 2014

  • Jescelia SweetestTaboo N.

    I'm interested in this shoot but I'm a beginner and I only have my camera and no extra equipment. I have a Nikon D3200. Is this meet-up suitable for me? I'm just making sure before I RSVP.

    March 13, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Jescelia, thanks for your interest in joining the shoot. Its for talents of all level. There are plenty of available lights thru windows and if you have on camera flash, you can use that to bounce off the wall..

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • david s.

      I would say that you could shoot this with natural light only, but your going to have to balance your location to shoot in relationship to the photogs that bring Lights, like me :) You have to determine if you can achieve your goal without any extra lights. You can bring some reflectors to help SHAPE the light on your models and do great work. I would say go to calumet, but they are closed...Sad Story.

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Melissa H.

    there is a model i worked with from a previous meet up interested in the shoot, but i see there are no spots left for models --- would it be possible for her to come at 10 (fully ready) for me to work with from 10-11 while the other models are getting ready? she'd be gone before we start at noon. it's okay if not, just wanted to ask. thanks!

    2 · March 13, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Melissa, We have no spot left for models as we already have 15+ models. Also the photographers are allowed to join us by 11.30 AM to setup their lighting. I will be sending out a communication to everyone on that. ONLY Models, MUAs , Stylists will start by 10 :00 AM.

      March 13, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Appreciate if you can ask her to join the group so that I can cosider her for future events.! Thanks for referring!.

      March 13, 2014

  • Pooria K.

    Hi Ganesh
    Are we supposed to give you list of the models that we want to work with ?

    March 11, 2014

    • Ganesh

      No Pooria. I just responded to the comment.

      March 11, 2014

    • Pooria K.

      Thanks

      2 · March 11, 2014

  • Ganesh

    Not Sure if everyone read the email -
    Photographers - I will be forming smaller groups based on the trigger that you will be using to make it easier to coordinate between yourself on the lighting that you need to bring. Its going to be either 2 member team if you prefer to work as team or just by yourself. So please send me your preference whether you want to work as team or just by yourself. Also please let me know if you have partner preference too. Please send me an email before Tuesday at [masked]. As i mentioned in the event detail, Teams will take priority on models to encourage forming team!

    March 10, 2014

    • Ganesh

      the models will be assigned the day of shoot to the first set of groups based when they are ready and there is no assignment of models upfront. Then they will be rotated.

      2 · March 11, 2014

    • Mara

      David, no worries :) Ganesh, thnx for the info :) See u guys soon!

      2 · March 11, 2014

  • Samuel B.

    Hi Ganesh,

    I apologize for the delay, I am open to work in teams as long as the teams are not too large. Since I am not familiar with all of the models I would like to work with Deisi, Valerie, Claudine, Neha and Harleen. Again, I don't know all of the models attending.

    And if possible it would be great to be in a team with David Sheppard, John or Melissa.

    Let me know if this helps or if you need more information. Also, I have an event that night at 6:00pm so I may have to cut out a little early or right at 4:00pm. Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday!

    -Sam

    2 · March 10, 2014

  • Theresa T.

    I didn't know there was a charge for me to join the shoot!

    March 4, 2014

    • Ganesh

      No fee for Fashion Designer, Theresa. I will add you to the shoot!

      March 4, 2014

  • Khadijat B.

    I'm interested in this shoot

    2 · March 4, 2014

    • Ganesh

      Hi Khadijat, No spot for left for models. Sorry... I have enough models for this shoot.

      March 4, 2014

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