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Iguanasan
05-24-2011, 09:59 PM
So, my local photography club held a "Trash The Dress" field trip on Monday. There were something like 10 models and 20 or so photographers (sorry I didn't actually count) and we broke up into groups and went shooting for the day. Here's a couple of shots from the day.

Rebecca and Happy
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Rebecca
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Bambi
05-25-2011, 08:40 PM
neat set. I like how the models have a sort of Alice in wonderland feel to them. it also looks like you did well with the bright light

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 01:26 PM
Thanks, Bambi. Rebecca and her photographer brought the hat which was a really neat prop. Here's a couple of more from the day out.

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AcadieLibre
05-27-2011, 01:54 PM
Looks like you had a fun time doing it. Do you all do this often? How does it work with more than one photographer? Do you all get equal time with the models? Just curious as I have seen a camera group from around here hold these types of events and was always curious on how they work.

Marko
05-27-2011, 02:06 PM
Good variety and sharpness Iggy! what fun play! It's times like these where the 480 ex would come in real handy :evil2:

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 02:09 PM
The local photography club I joined has a number of field trips throughout the year. We also do some volunteer photography for fund raisers such as the Easter Seals DropZone (last fall) and the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life (next month). This is the third or fourth year for the Trash the Dress series but the first for me.

We split up into groups of 2 or 3 photographers and one model and roamed around the city looking for locations. We had two groups merge so we had two models and 5 photographers. We mostly took turns but some photographers were a little more assertive. Since it was my first time out I kinda hung back and took a turn whenever I could. It was a challenge not to get in the other photographer's way but at the same time it was interesting to see how the others worked to get the shot they wanted.

AcadieLibre
05-27-2011, 02:40 PM
Good variety and sharpness Iggy! what fun play! It's times like these where the 480 ex would come in real handy :evil2:

Or a reflector and helper or stand.

AcadieLibre
05-27-2011, 02:57 PM
We mostly took turns but some photographers were a little more assertive. Since it was my first time out I kinda hung back and took a turn whenever I could. It was a challenge not to get in the other photographer's way but at the same time it was interesting to see how the others worked to get the shot they wanted.

Yes I can imagine but anywhere you learn is a good thing, also do you get to see the results from the other photographers so you can see the results of what they did? I am really reserved and not that aggressive so I think I would be more like you and would hang back in that situation also. Also any charity work is something that is really cool of the club to do.

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 03:13 PM
Good variety and sharpness Iggy! what fun play! It's times like these where the 480 ex would come in real handy :evil2:

Thanks! Yes, there were quite a few spots a good flash would have come in handy. I tried using my built-in as a fill flash in some cases with mediocre results.. more practice required!


Yes I can imagine but anywhere you learn is a good thing, also do you get to see the results from the other photographers so you can see the results of what they did? I am really reserved and not that aggressive so I think I would be more like you and would hang back in that situation also. Also any charity work is something that is really cool of the club to do.

Yes, the others have posted some of their results on Flickr. You can find them in the group pool if you are interested: Flickr: The Sackville Photography Club Pool (http://www.flickr.com/groups/sackvillephotoclub/pool/)

They are a very community oriented club which is nice and they are a great bunch to hang out with.

Richard
05-27-2011, 03:37 PM
very nice set iggy... really like happy with her hand on the hat... it really makes and excellent image

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 04:29 PM
Thanks, Richard. That was one of my favourites from the day.

Mad Aussie
05-27-2011, 04:45 PM
If this a Trash the Dress set ...should the dresses be covered in mud or something? :)

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 06:20 PM
If this a Trash the Dress set ...should the dresses be covered in mud or something? :)

Well, some of models ended up in the ocean and sand and such but I think they try and save the dresses for next year :laughing:

Mad Aussie
05-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Well, some of models ended up in the ocean and sand and such but I think they try and save the dresses for next year :laughing:
So .. what you are telling me is there were women in wet clothing everywhere and you didn't take a single photo? :headslap:

asnow
05-27-2011, 07:41 PM
Looks like a fun time and you got a nice set of photos. Next year don't be so timid, get in there and get your share of pictures.

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 07:59 PM
So .. what you are telling me is there were women in wet clothing everywhere and you didn't take a single photo? :headslap:

The group I was with didn't make it to the beach :sad: but some of the other shots from the group were definitely beach shots. I'm surprised they would get that wet. The water couldn't have been more than about 8C (46F). Visit the group link above for the bulk of the shots but here's one I found:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3339/5753417502_0067dfc4bc_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmgphotograph/5753417502/sizes/m/in/pool-372686@N23/)

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 08:00 PM
Looks like a fun time and you got a nice set of photos. Next year don't be so timid, get in there and get your share of pictures.

I will! I learned a lot this time around and hope to be even better by the time we get to do this again. :fingerscr:

edG
05-27-2011, 09:26 PM
cool set Iggy, nicely done

Iguanasan
05-27-2011, 09:37 PM
Thanks, Ed.

MoinMoin
05-28-2011, 01:35 AM
I like this set of photos very much - it looks like fun and very colorful. May favourites are the second and the last pitcture.

Iguanasan
05-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Thank you, MoinMoin.