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Upland, California, US

Monkey says this is BULLSHIT bitch... I want THE GRAPES!... lol

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/27/Thats-Not-Fair/

Apr 30 13 08:16 am Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

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LOL Clarkmeister... always workin it... lol... borat

Always workin it? You mean aggressive recruiting of young ladies? Hmmm. I wonder where I learned THAT?

Apr 30 13 12:43 pm Link

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Posts: 36195

Upland, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:

Always workin it? You mean aggressive recruiting of young ladies? Hmmm. I wonder where I learned THAT?

Don't know... but WOW... that guy's a great role model... lol

Apr 30 13 01:13 pm Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

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Don't know... but WOW... that guy's a great role model... lol

Indeed. He was workin it overtime on this young lady...

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v81/p1569496888-4.jpg

Apr 30 13 02:42 pm Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Can't make it to TT tonight, so I leave you with one more shot of Teri, until we meet again.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v92/p1568253006-5.jpg

Apr 30 13 04:07 pm Link

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Sensual Magic  wrote:

Indeed. He was workin it overtime on this young lady...

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v81/p1569496888-4.jpg

Yeah... she tried to bribe me with flowers... but I'm a hard sell... lol

Apr 30 13 06:58 pm Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

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Yeah... she tried to bribe me with flowers... but I'm a hard sell... lol

You're too funny. She was obviously attracted to your equipment.

May 01 13 01:38 pm Link

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Posts: 36195

Upland, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:
Can't make it to TT tonight, so I leave you with one more shot of Teri, until we meet again.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v92/p1568253006-5.jpg

Looks like a nightclub... where's this place Clarkmeister?

May 02 13 10:15 am Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

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Looks like a nightclub... where's this place Clarkmeister?

VIP Nightclub in Riverside. A lot of photo ops. I may go back.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v80/p1568253244-5.jpg

I used my 50/1.4 prime lens plus flash head, bounced off the cabana ceiling for these shots. Program mode, ISO 400, flash on TTL = 1/80 @ f5.6. Club photography is a challenge to get the exposure right. Still figuring it out. Got any tiparoonies for me?

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v75/p1568253472-5.jpg

May 02 13 12:00 pm Link

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Posts: 36195

Upland, California, US

Tiperoonies?... sure.  What kind of available lights are there?  What's the best night to showup for
lots of local 'hotties'?... wink

May 02 13 08:28 pm Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Select Models wrote:
Tiperoonies?... sure.  What kind of available lights are there?  What's the best night to showup for
lots of local 'hotties'?... wink

Forget available lights. It's dark, except for some string up lights you see in the background. I was there on a Saturday night, first time. I assume Fridays and Saturdays are always jumping.

My quest is to figure out the optimal settings for indoor flash in this situation with the lenses I have. I did not bring my zooms that night because they are too long and not very fast. The 50/1.4 prime allowed me to take pics without flash and still keep the ISO down, like this one @f2 ISO 800 (same girl):

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v80/p1568252554-5.jpg

What I really need is a fast, short zoom, say 16-100. 50mm fixed is too restricting in this crowded situation.

Anyway, nightclubbing with a camera is fun, fun, fun. There's always plenty of colorful characters around who don't mind getting their picture taken.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v94/p1568252038-5.jpg

May 02 13 09:24 pm Link

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Upland, California, US

Fast short zoom from Sony?... do they even make something close to what you need?... hmm

May 02 13 11:46 pm Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

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Fast short zoom from Sony?... do they even make something close to what you need?... hmm

Good question. But I don't think any manufacturer makes what I really want: 16-100/2.8. That's constant 2.8 throughout the range. Does Nikon make anything like that?

May 03 13 08:15 am Link

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FotoGregg

Posts: 1060

Riverside, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:
Good question. But I don't think any manufacturer makes what I really want: 16-100/2.8. That's constant 2.8 throughout the range. Does Nikon make anything like that?

popcorn  popcorn  popcorn

May 03 13 06:18 pm Link

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Sensual Magic  wrote:

Good question. But I don't think any manufacturer makes what I really want: 16-100/2.8. That's constant 2.8 throughout the range. Does Nikon make anything like that?

Good question... and NO... Nikon doesn't make anything like that... but my 24-120 F4 ED-VR is razor sharp... has a stronger telephoto range... and it comes close... wink

May 03 13 08:23 pm Link

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Sensual Magic

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Upland, California, US

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Good question... and NO... Nikon doesn't make anything like that... but my 24-120 F4 ED-VR is razor sharp... has a stronger telephoto range... and it comes close... wink

Yeah, constant f4 is not too shabby. I have something similar. I get the feeling that what I want is not physically possible. So it goes.

May 03 13 11:59 pm Link

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Thomas Tran

Posts: 362

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

I will be in the area tuesday the 7th with a couple of my friends, this seems like a good way to network.

May 04 13 10:25 am Link

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Thomas Tran wrote:
I will be in the area tuesday the 7th with a couple of my friends, this seems like a good way to network.

Hey Thomas... it surrrrrrrrrre is... should be a good group of us there this coming Tuesday... and FREE chips and guacamole for EVERYONE!... come on down... borat

May 05 13 01:08 am Link

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Shot of Alexis at the Riverside shoot!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/473093_324751634317083_1571557288_o.jpg

May 05 13 07:16 am Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Select Models wrote:
Shot of Alexis at the Riverside shoot!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/473093_324751634317083_1571557288_o.jpg

Go ahead Alexis, turn my world upside down!

May 05 13 11:24 am Link

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Good news for VIP members... there are now FIVE HUNDRED photos slots available on your MM portfolio... borat

May 06 13 12:57 am Link

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Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

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Good news for VIP members... there are now FIVE HUNDRED photos slots available on your MM portfolio... borat

WHAT! Are you kidding? Must be the competition from Facebook.

May 06 13 05:30 am Link

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Upland, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:

WHAT! Are you kidding? Must be the competition from Facebook.

Yeah they're finally starting to do some things RIGHT on this site... like dumping that 'aggrevated assault room' called shoutbox... borat... a source of moderator headaches for years... hmm

May 06 13 10:09 am Link

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Sensual Magic

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Upland, California, US

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Yeah they're finally starting to do some things RIGHT on this site... like dumping that 'aggrevated assault room' called shoutbox... borat... a source of Nigerian scammer headaches for years... hmm

...and we finally get to view your archives. I see you are adding them already.

May 06 13 01:02 pm Link

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Sensual Magic  wrote:

...and we finally get to view your archives. I see you are adding them already.

Yeah got a few added... but the MM pic loader has been crashing today... hmm

May 06 13 01:57 pm Link

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Sensual Magic

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Upland, California, US

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Yeah got a few added... but the MM pic loader has been crashing today... hmm

I can imagine! Probably overloaded.

May 06 13 02:24 pm Link

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Sensual Magic  wrote:

I can imagine! Probably overloaded.

It's back up and working again... just added a dozen more... should be up to 300 images by tonight... borat

May 06 13 05:16 pm Link

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Seneca Thompson

Posts: 55

Anaheim, California, US

Hm this looks like fun:)

May 07 13 08:49 am Link

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isthistobe

Posts: 17

Ontario, California, US

tacos sounds good for dinner

May 07 13 10:51 am Link

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Bravo Magic Images

Posts: 765

Temple City, California, US

Wow that drive will cost me about $40.00 in gas money to get a $3.00 Taco But what the hell if you annit living it then why bother count my taco eatting ass in...

May 07 13 11:02 am Link

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Sensual Magic

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Upland, California, US

Seneca Thompson wrote:
Hm this looks like fun:)

Thompsons rule!

May 07 13 11:08 am Link

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Bravo Magic Images wrote:
Wow that drive will cost me about $40.00 in gas money to get a $3.00 Taco But what the hell if you annit living it then why bother count my taco eatting ass in...

LOL... well at least you'll get some FREE chips and guacamole... and it's TWO tacos for $3... borat... hope to seeya there... wink

May 07 13 06:00 pm Link

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RIP to my long time friend Stan Glass of SAG Photography... you will be missed my friend.  Here's a link to Stan's MM tribute page:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=891123

May 10 13 02:10 am Link

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Ran into some great models and photographers at the Extreme Auto Fest who plan on coming this Tuesday.  Could be another 'three big table' night... borat... hope to seeya there... wink

May 12 13 05:49 am Link

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RIP to my long time friend Stan Glass of SAG Photography... you will be missed my friend.  Here's a link to Stan's MM tribute page:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=891123

Stan's memorial dinner party was pretty enlightening.  Talked about some of the funtimes.  Didn't realize Stan was a former USAF trooper like myself.

May 14 13 06:21 am Link

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ATTENTION ALL PHOTOGRAHERS ATTENDING TONIGHTS 'TACO TUESDAY'!

Free chips and guacamole for you tonight, and a $10 discount on attending the next Select llamas event... the May 18th 'Double Pond and Deep Forest Shoot'... details here:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=891572

May 14 13 03:11 pm Link

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Michael Bean

Posts: 926

Mira Loma, California, US

Damn Gary, Who's dropping the ball?  It's been a whole week since you posted anything here !!  See you tonight !!

May 21 13 04:17 pm Link

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Michael Bean

Posts: 926

Mira Loma, California, US

Select Models wrote:

Yeah... she tried to bribe me with flowers... but I'm a hard sell... lol

But on the down side - We haven't seen her since this picture was taken !!

May 21 13 04:22 pm Link

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Upland, California, US

Four tables filled with 'Taco Tuesday' partiers last Tuesday.  Turnouts are pickin up BIGTIME at TT.  Hope to see a lot more new faces next week... borat

May 23 13 04:28 am Link

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Upland, California, US

Once again... guess what time it will be at the May 28th 'Taco Tuesday'?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Partytime1_zps8b885c5a.jpg

Yep... another 5 or 6 tables filled with talented MM peeps munchin out on FREE chips and guacamole... and ALL MM members and their friends are invited... borat

May 25 13 10:57 am Link