View Full Version : Montreal Strobist meet
11-10-2008, 08:17 PM
What a blast! I've never done one before but I had a great time.
Basically what happened is that a husband and wife opened their home to a group of models and photographers and let us have at it. I did not stay as long as I wanted (my dad was with me and he forgot his medications at home so we left after a few hours).
Not a professional in our group but wow, what a nice group of TALENTED people... I am basically humbled by their abilities and it makes me want to work at it even harder! :)
Anyways, a couple of my shots:
11-11-2008, 01:00 AM
These are some great shots, Jerry. Just a meet up with people that share a love of photography would thrill me. I keep thinking I'll try and start a photography club here, just to see if there is any interest. My hubby has no interest except to see what I've taken and I don't know too many people that are as obsessed with photography as I am. I could spend the whole day out shooting, just don't have that much spare time. Thanks for sharing these shots. Makes me want to try harder too.
12-28-2008, 09:19 PM
That sounds like a lot of fun. I checked in my area and didn't find one. It would be cool to do. These photos are nice, although the wrinkles in the backdrop of the last one pulls my eyes away from your model. Very nice though. What kind of lighting did you guys use...just because I am a curious person. Good thing I am not a cat huh?
12-29-2008, 02:09 AM
lol... curiosity is a good thing.
These pics are lit very basically. Key light is a single umbrella with a battery powered strobe on 1/2 power on camera right. Camera left is a similar setup at 1/4 power.
The rear is a battery powered strobe on 1/2 power with a coloured gel over the lens.
The wrinkles on the backdrop are a good catch. I should have increased distance from model to background and used a bigger aperture.
12-29-2008, 02:13 AM
I still like it even with the wrinkles. It just looks like one of those meant to be wrinkled backdrops. These are very nice. I cannot find a strobist meet by me!
12-29-2008, 02:15 AM
Sue, if you cannot find one, I bet if you make/organize one yourself, they will come.
Our last one was incredible. We had a local studio just give is access to their facilities for a full day and let us go nuts with it... lol.
I'll post a new topic and the pics from that in another thread.
12-29-2008, 02:37 AM
WOW how nice was that? I wish I could find something like that around here.
12-29-2008, 02:56 AM
You have access to a lot of fellow photographers from the school you attend, that would be a great base to start from. The next thing is to introduce them to the concept of "more brains, less money" of strobism and I bet the ball could start rolling quite fast.
Our next outing is currently in discussion, but it is not going to be a mere day or an evening... but an entire weekend at a winter resort complete with ski trails, snow mountain ice-climbing, covered bridges, old and new structures and TONS of places both indoors and outdoors to shoot our models at. Heck, besides models, a place like this gives you opportunities to shoot some of the mot beautiful scenery and landscape photography in Quebec during a time of the year that is potentially truly challenging.
On top of that, besides the regular bevy of beauties, we've been promised at least a couple of male models with "six-pack appeal" for our lady photographers! (LOL!)
I feel fortunate to be part of such an active and talented group as we are in the Montreal Strobist group. There may be an Ohio group or similar.
Have you tried asking in the general flickr strobist group?
http://flickr.com/groups/strobist/ << is the place to ask! :D
12-29-2008, 02:09 PM
Sounds like a great way to spend some time Jerry. Thanks for sharing your shots. I like them a lot.
12-29-2008, 03:06 PM
Jerry - for I'm jealous of the winter retreat, not for the model part, but the outdoor part. Can't wait to see your photos from that outing.
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