A&P I found a Photography meetup group locally, doing 'intro to studio lighting' tomorrow

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  1. Section8

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    I found a group on meetup.com that is all local photographers and there is a local studio hosting the meet tomorrow night. The topic is "Intro to studio lighting"

    It's free and geared towards all walks of photographers so I'm really excited. Details were scarce on the page, but I guess I should bring at least my 18-70 and my 50mm? Should I bother bringing my 55-200 or the 10-20 for a studio session?

    I guess other than that, lots of batteries and maybe a notepad and pen for notes?
     
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    and a good attitude!
     
  3. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    omaha sucks for meetup stuff.

    i suppose i could make my own group, but i don't wanna. :o

    i'd just bring the 18-70 and a couple of batteries.
     
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    never heard of meetup.com will check it out though. Sounds like it should be fun
     
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    Lots of groups in my area, but nothing exciting coming up.
     
  6. Section8

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    Yeah, guess i'll be pretty light that way too. Think i should bother with my sb800 either? I imagine I'll be using their lighting setup, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to bring my flash.

    I had heard of it before but never signed up or looked into it until yesterday. Turns out there are 3 or 4 groups around me, most in NoVA/DC area but this one is right here in Fredericksburg :big grin:
     
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    Well, the class wasn't quite what I expected - no shooting was involved - but I did learn a little. I think the best part was getting to network with some local photographers, and to meet the owner of the studio. It's actually a rental studio and they are planning on having more advanced pay classes later in the year.

    The owner said if any of us want to come in and experiment with any of their equipment that we could come in for free as long as the studios weren't booked and we weren't 'experimenting' for 3 hours with a model :rofl:

    Their rates are $50/hour and that includes usage of all their gear, is that pretty standard?

     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    that's pretty cool for $50/hr
     
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    yeah, the guy was really nice too, and obviously open to educating amateurs. he showed us some ways to cheaply setup lighting using things from home depot or lowes to experiment or so just light on the cheap.
     
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    that's a good price. I think the big rental studio around here is 79/hr
     
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    50/hr is a pretty good rate, especially if you get to use their lighting equipment and such. There's a few places here in town that aren't even that low and they expect you to bring your own lights if you rent their space.
     
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    Oh, good to hear that's a good rate then. I'm tempted to just rent an hour of time to go down and shoot someone or something just to practice.
     

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