So for those of you that haven’t heard before, I’m organising a big photo pow wow/shootout for the 25th of April. The location is a derelict RAF base just North of Cambridge. The base is huge with plenty of space for us all to work and create some really unique photos. Just to whet your appetite, here’s one I took at the location before:
Sign up form and more details after the jump…
OK so I basically want this to be a big get-together, social, learning and fun experience for all. The possibilities are there to get some truly unique and awesome portfolio shots. The shoot was originally designed to be free however the owners of the base have somewhat scuppered that one. In order to use the base for the day we’re going to have to put together some cash. I’m hoping we can get enough people to the point where it comes roughly £5-10 each. I’m hoping nobody minds this since it really will be a unique experience. To take part everybody must agree to work on a time for CD basis. Photographers must agree to provide models and makeup artists with digital copies of photographs taken.
One other quick note. The base is derelict. This means there’s broken glass around and some parts of it are completely unsafe. If you want to take part in this shoot you must do so at your own risk. The buildings (in general) are structurally sound however you will need to practice discretion and work out all the risks before shooting in an area. I’ll give a briefing of some things to be aware of before we start and as long as you’re careful it shouldn’t be a problem. Just to reiterate again though everybody taking part MUST be over the age of 18 and must be willing to take full responsibility for their own actions.
Right, on with the sign up form. I’m going to try and group people together of slightly mixed abilities. Ideally I’d love to get some people to also hold some mini-lessons for those interested. These might include things such as lighting techniques, posing styles etc. As such I’ve asked everybody to rate their ability. I know rating ability can be hard. Try to use this as a guide though:
Beginner – I have my own DSLR and still use it mainly on Auto or Aperture Priority.
Intermediate – I am fully proficient with my camera, am happy using it fully and getting along on my own.
Advance – I know everything about my camera, I shoot lots and am happy posing subjects and creating interesting photographs. I’ve also started to get to grips with the basics of lighting.
Expert: I shoot a lot. I have lots of gear and can cope in pretty much all photographic situations. I’m comfortable working with models and lighting. I carry out paid work regularly. I wouldn’t mind teaching some of my immense knowledge to newbies.
Beginner – I’m just getting into this modeling malarkey. I’ve not done much before but am very keen.
Intermediate – I’ve been modeling for a while and started to build up a portfolio.
Advanced – I’ve been modeling for ages. I’m quite successful and have shot numerous paid assignments.
Expert – I’ve been modeling for ages. I mainly shoot paid assignments for big names. I’m happy to help out some of the newer models with tips and advice.
I think everything else should be fairly straight-forward. Hit me up in the comments though if you have any more questions.
Edit: Sign up now closed!