This weekend I helped to organize another meetup for the Portland Strobist Group (www.pdxstrobist.org) with a theme of “Fight Club.” It was a great event where I found them an abandoned looking building and we were able to cram 40 photographers, 2 makeup artists, and 6 models into its expanses. It is always fun working to help teach lighting to new people as well as getting to play with new ideas myself. Here are a few of my frames from the shoot.
Had a quick shoot with a couple of the girls from Speakeasy Lingerie this past weekend. Was lots of fun and was able to play with a couple of cool ideas including going for the “bad girl” look with a motor cycle. Also got to play with high-speed sync (1/8000 sec) to drop the ambient exposure at least two stops for the bike shots.
This month for PDX Strobist I setup a meetup at an condo in Beaverton, Oregon. Think we have about 30 photographers and 6 models present and everyone seemed to have a blast. I was able to step out on the roof for a few shots, and was the only one really to take up a model’s offer to shoot in the shower.
Went down and joined the local Strobist group for their July meetup. I wasn’t really heavily involved this month in organizing things which turned out letting me spend more time shooting which was a nice change. We were shooting in a warehouse and luckily were able to make use of the roof. Plenty of fun had by all, and I highly encourage aspiring photographers to join the group. Just go to their website for more information.
Got together with the guys over at PDX Strobist for another shoot and educational meet-up. I have been helping them to get organized, and setup the new website for them as well as just having a great time taking pictures at the meets. Here are a few shots that I think really came out great: