NPC Outing - March 4th - Portraits With Studio Lights

Date:  Wednesday, March 4th
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place:  Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope

Cost:   $10 per photographer. Limited to 16 photographers, 4 per studio setup.

 If you are interested in attending as an observer/assistant, please let us know, as space is limited.

What: We will be creating 4 setups for participants to try their hand at shooting portraits with studio lights. No experience/equipment, other than your camera, is required. We currently have 3 female models and 1 male model confirmed.  As we did at the Natural Light Portrait Shoot in September, the photographers agree to provide the models with a selection of photos for their efforts (within two weeks of the photoshoot). We will have a model release signed, allowing for our use of the photos for non-commercial purposes. 

Please email Sandra at npcoutingsdirector@gmail.com if you plan to attend and reserve your spot as a photographer or as an observer/assistant.

Organization of the shoot:

March 2nd:   

·       Confirmed photographers will be provided some basic instructions prior to the outing in order to arrive at the outing ready to shoot.

·       Photographers MUST provide camera and experience details via email to Sandra and Jeannie upon confirming spot as a shooter so groups can be finalized.

March 4th:

·       12:30 p.m. Setup team will arrive and prepare the studio locations.

·       1:00 p.m. Models and Photographers will arrive, settle in, and wait for instructions.

·       1:15 p.m. Photographers will be given some basic instructions and assigned to their studio location, where they will remain for the duration of the shoot. This gives the photographers a chance to capture images of each model.

·       1:30 p.m. Everyone in place at their station and Shoot #1 begins. Each shooter has a 10 minute shoot with the model at their station and then will observe other photographers taking their turn.

·       2:20 p.m. Models rotate to next station and Shoot #2 begins. Each shooter has a 10 minute shoot with the model at their station and then will observe other photographers taking their turn.

·       3:10 p.m. Models rotate to next station and Shoot #3 begins. Each shooter has a 10 minute shoot with the model at their station and then will observe other photographers taking their turn.

·       4:00 p.m. Wrap up - Photographers have had the opportunity to shoot 3 of the 4 models and we can end the shoot here. However, if we are not running late, and someone would like to photograph the model they missed, we can see if we have time and if the model can accommodate.
Equipment Required:

·       camera, batteries, cards, etc., tripod, if desired (not necessary).

·       lens is personal choice. Popular focal lengths for indoor portraiture are usually in the 50 to 105mm range. That said, many photographers shoot wider angle for creative reasons and the same can be said for telephoto ranges. Please keep in mind, we have a space constraint in our room and a full body shot of a 5’6” model with a 200mm requires at least 40 feet from camera to model.

·       If you have a reflector to bring, please bring it and any props that you feel would add to your shoot (scarves, hats, flowers, etc).

 

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