Sunday, October 23, 2011

Border Symmetry Photo Shoot / Afton State Park

Three or four weeks ago I was invited to join via Facebook "Border Symmetry". Here are the "Group Details" by one of the co-leaders Serena Lexington.

This is a networking group of all levels for Models, Photogs, MUAs, Stylists, and Designers. We are based out of the Twin Cities a
rea serving Eastern MN and Western WI-but everyone is welcome to participate. Meeting new people, being creative, connecting, brainstorming, and networking is our focus. Our goal is to create fun, educational, and laid back events that everyone can enjoy:-)

Currently we are working on...

  • Monthly Meet and Greet Meetings: Everyone is encouraged to attend. It's a great opportunity to get together with this group and meet others that are serious about growing in the model/photog industry! This meeting will usually be held on the 1st Thursday night of every month but always watch for the event invite! It may change on occasion:-)
  • Monthly Model Workshops: Fun educational outings put together FOR models BY models!! Our focus is helping you with posing, fashion, safety, networking, health and beauty!! We're a wild group that loves to have fun-SO BE READY!
  • Group Shoots: 1st group shoot is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd! We hope to plan group shoots of all sizes on a quarterly basis. Don't miss out!!(All group shoots will be TF work)
  • The Crew List: Updated as new members join so don't forget to check it often when you're looking to do a shoot! Please only have your name added to the list if we can count on you for work!

We hope you enjoy the site! Thanks for joining us:-)

Yesterday, 10-22-11, was the first group photo shoot at the Afton State Park. The weather cooperated, although it could have been just a little warmer for the models.

The first shoot had a "Halloween" theme to it. I'm not sure how many attended...I guess I could find out. Well, here is the list put together by Serena.

Adam R. Martini
Al Pike
Alex Nikitsin
Barry Moore
Cedric Dean
Charles W. Ryan II
Chris Sofe
David Fliger
Doug Juenemann
John Magnus
Kelly Bentz
Kelsey Perreault
Nachi Mehta
Tom Frisch
Erin Thigpen
Manish Raichur

Alexandra Sutton
Amber TheEyes
Bibi Nguyen
Brandi Nova Shaw
Chrissy Cradick
Jeremy Gosse
Sara Gilbert
Serena Lexington
Kimberly Robertson

Aaron Rigby-FX MUA
Amanda Cherry-Stylist
Chrissy Cradcik-MUA

And Family:-)

Nachi Mehta who I met at the first "Meet & Greet" asked to shoot with me, so it was us two in our group. We got to photograph four of the models during the day.

I brought a couple different lighting set-ups for the day. Some of the shots were taken using a SB-900 speedlight inside a 28" x 28" Westcott Apollo Softbox. Triggered with Pocket Wizard II. I really like this softbox to use on location shoots.

A few of the other shots were taken with an Elinchrom RX Ranger with an Elinchrom 53" Octabox. Triggered using the Skyport system.

Here are the four models:
BiBi Nguyen....
Amber The Eyes....
Sara Gilbert....
Kimberly Robertson....

I'll have some more images later, but I need to finish editing my images from the INsalon Event and Ultimate Style Runway show held at the St. Paul River Centre last Sunday, 10-06-11.

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