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Photographer

SDN Photo

Posts: 118

BOISE, Idaho, US

http://i50.tinypic.com/2rrqbzb.jpg

Sep 23 12 04:56 pm Link

Photographer

John P Myers

Posts: 15

Brighton, Colorado, US

Amelia in gown in Hallway
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120923/13/505f76bd94d91.jpg

Sep 23 12 04:58 pm Link

Photographer

John P Myers

Posts: 15

Brighton, Colorado, US

Gina in cabin
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120923/13/505f753b99c1f.jpg

Sep 23 12 05:02 pm Link

Photographer

John P Myers

Posts: 15

Brighton, Colorado, US

Michelley in the El Morocco
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120923/13/505f753f76a6a.jpg

Sep 23 12 05:07 pm Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

SDN Photo wrote:
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Nice light!

Sep 23 12 05:24 pm Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

John P Myers wrote:
Amelia in gown in Hallway
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120923/13/505f76bd94d91.jpg

Fantastic perspective!

Sep 23 12 05:25 pm Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

Sep 23 12 05:26 pm Link

Photographer

FFantastique

Posts: 807

Orlando, Florida, US

-Ira wrote:
Quit checking the forum and edit some photos :-)

Wondered when someone would say that! LOL
2 batch conversions running concurrently in background as I write this! :-)
Tired of watching the beach ball and sluggish response time so surfacing to do some environmental scanning. LOL.

Sep 23 12 05:43 pm Link

Photographer

John P Myers

Posts: 15

Brighton, Colorado, US

-Ira wrote:

Fantastic perspective!

Thanks, would like to take credit, but Amelia the one responsible for seeing the potential.

Sep 23 12 05:47 pm Link

Model

Bumble

Posts: 61

San Francisco, California, US

Ok so I will BEE the one to admit it: this trip SUCKED! Models amazing! Photographers, a few were great, but most GWC! LIE!! BULL SHIT! SCREWE JOB x10! Thanks for what?   hmm not organized, no model releases, Back stabbing, tiny rooms with tiny ...... Pisses me off! I wasted my time! A few people I trusted I should not have. The few other I did not know, well some turned out to be "real" thank you "real" people for the great times. To the ones who are are shady more then "S. L. I. M," yep old dudes, that is Emenem, He is a real artist.
I thought most were greedy! GWC sponsering girls just to spend time with them, puke! I was so sick of hearing ' O"oh ....OH..,I just made $1500 on one's (GWC get a cheeper sponsor) So tired of sitting in a tiny room that cost way too much, sick off shooting on a fake ass golf corse, just flat out sick of all the happy, I had so mush fun... when lets face it, unless you were given a credit card to stay drunk, we ALL lost $ on this Giligan's Islans amateur trip! THANKS for shooting way to many hours in the heat of the day, for cheep amateur set up's, for group shoots, for "sponsors", "roommates" and all the drama and crap I still feel was the worst screw job ever! SOOO IMHO WTF WAS THIS FOR? BULLSHIT! YEP Def. amateur!  BUMBLE.
FYI I am telling it as I see, felt, and am feeling it. IDK what feedback I get. so save it, for a beautiful glam shot.

Sep 23 12 05:59 pm Link

Model

Tina Marie Desaro

Posts: 612

Los Angeles, California, US

Bumble wrote:
Ok so I will BEE the one to admit it: this trip SUCKED! Models amazing! Photographers, a few were great, but most GWC! LIE!! BULL SHIT! SCREWE JOB x10! Thanks for what?   hmm not organized, no model releases, Back stabbing, tiny rooms with tiny ...... Pisses me off! I wasted my time! A few people I trusted I should not have. The few other I did not know, well some turned out to be "real" thank you "real" people for the great times. To the ones who are are shady more then "S. L. I. M," yep old dudes, that is Emenem, He is a real artist.
I thought most were greedy! GWC sponsering girls just to spend time with them, puke! I was so sick of hearing ' O"oh ....OH..,I just made $1500 on one's (GWC get a cheeper sponsor) So tired of sitting in a tiny room that cost way too much, sick off shooting on a fake ass golf corse, just flat out sick of all the happy, I had so mush fun... when lets face it, unless you were given a credit card to stay drunk, we ALL lost $ on this Giligan's Islans amateur trip! THANKS for shooting way to many hours in the heat of the day, for cheep amateur set up's, for group shoots, for "sponsors", "roommates" and all the drama and crap I still feel was the worst screw job ever! SOOO IMHO WTF WAS THIS FOR? BULLSHIT! YEP Def. amateur!  BUMBLE.
FYI I am telling it as I see, felt, and am feeling it. IDK what feedback I get. so save it, for a beautiful glam shot.

This is so funny but maybe a little true. You needed to go about the cruise the smart way like I did, barely shoot and make most of situation, I am very happy with my results from cruise experience and came back 5 lbs lighter cuz I spent my time working out on cruise, eating healthy and seeing the entertaining sites both on ship and off ship smile.

Sep 23 12 06:09 pm Link

Model

Mellissa Ballard

Posts: 81

Indio, California, US

FFantastique wrote:
Wondered when someone would say that! LOL
2 batch conversions running concurrently in background as I write this! :-)
Tired of watching the beach ball and sluggish response time so surfacing to do some environmental scanning. LOL.

lol! tell him ira!  btw mr. ira can you send me some of the pics i took with you? smile xtcmelb@msn.com

Sep 23 12 06:20 pm Link

Photographer

C.C. Holdings

Posts: 594

New York, New York, US

^ models are getting perturbed guys! better deliver those photos, or else face the wrath

Sep 23 12 06:24 pm Link

Model

southern sweetness

Posts: 136

Atlanta, Georgia, US

i thought it was a great exp but i have also been very dissapointed in the fact that i have not gotten images from the photogs i shot with other than matthew and jt and i know i getting images from craig .......matthew was a great roomie and very professional all around with me and maria ......

Sep 23 12 06:30 pm Link

Photographer

FFantastique

Posts: 807

Orlando, Florida, US

C.C. Holdings  wrote:
^ models are getting perturbed guys! better deliver those photos, or else face the wrath

Yes Sir! :-)

Sep 23 12 06:32 pm Link

Model

Mellissa Ballard

Posts: 81

Indio, California, US

C.C. Holdings  wrote:
^ llamas are getting perturbed guys! better deliver those photos, or else face the wrath

send images to XTCMELB@MSN.COM smile

Sep 23 12 06:38 pm Link

Model

ShelleyLynne

Posts: 132

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

SDN Photo wrote:
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Seldon!! I love it! I am not on the forum much so let me know when you work your magic!!
THANK YOU!!!
xoxo

Sep 23 12 07:29 pm Link

Model

ShelleyLynne

Posts: 132

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bumble.......YOU GO GIRL!!!!
hugs love and respect!!

Sep 23 12 07:33 pm Link

Photographer

FFantastique

Posts: 807

Orlando, Florida, US

Bumble wrote:
Ok so I will BEE

Stinging! Yikes.

Sep 23 12 07:35 pm Link

Photographer

Matthew Helton

Posts: 51

Berkeley Lake, Georgia, US

FFantastique wrote:

Stinging! Yikes.

But mostly incoherent.

Sep 23 12 07:52 pm Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8018230891_a58207271d_z.jpg
Mellissa by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

Sep 23 12 08:11 pm Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

Bumble wrote:
Ok so I will BEE the one to admit it: this trip SUCKED! Models amazing! Photographers, a few were great, but most GWC! LIE!! BULL SHIT! SCREWE JOB x10! Thanks for what?   hmm not organized, no model releases, Back stabbing, tiny rooms with tiny ...... Pisses me off! I wasted my time! A few people I trusted I should not have. The few other I did not know, well some turned out to be "real" thank you "real" people for the great times. To the ones who are are shady more then "S. L. I. M," yep old dudes, that is Emenem, He is a real artist.
I thought most were greedy! GWC sponsering girls just to spend time with them, puke! I was so sick of hearing ' O"oh ....OH..,I just made $1500 on one's (GWC get a cheeper sponsor) So tired of sitting in a tiny room that cost way too much, sick off shooting on a fake ass golf corse, just flat out sick of all the happy, I had so mush fun... when lets face it, unless you were given a credit card to stay drunk, we ALL lost $ on this Giligan's Islans amateur trip! THANKS for shooting way to many hours in the heat of the day, for cheep amateur set up's, for group shoots, for "sponsors", "roommates" and all the drama and crap I still feel was the worst screw job ever! SOOO IMHO WTF WAS THIS FOR? BULLSHIT! YEP Def. amateur!  BUMBLE.
FYI I am telling it as I see, felt, and am feeling it. IDK what feedback I get. so save it, for a beautiful glam shot.

Bwahahaha!  I love the candor.

I've been waiting to give my review of the trip till I finish my edits.  BTW - I do have one for you Bee.  Sorry for the wait...unfortunately I take a lot of time to make my sh1tty photos look less sh1tty.

Sep 23 12 08:15 pm Link

Model

Mellissa Ballard

Posts: 81

Indio, California, US

-Ira wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8018230891_a58207271d_z.jpg
Mellissa by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

thank you!

Sep 23 12 08:28 pm Link

Model

Mellissa Ballard

Posts: 81

Indio, California, US

-Ira wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8018230891_a58207271d_z.jpg
Mellissa by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

thank you!

Sep 23 12 08:43 pm Link

Sep 23 12 09:08 pm Link

Photographer

FFantastique

Posts: 807

Orlando, Florida, US

Mellissa Ballard wrote:
http://www.examiner.com/article/alexand … -las-vegas

++ Positive feedback :-)
Roger's a credible character whom I admire and respect in so many ways: service to country, photographic prowess (his pubs are awesome), business acumen, leadership, service, etc. I also appreciate his assistance o'dark 30 Sunday morning of disembarkation when, not withstanding his physical and photographic stature kindly offered to hold reflector for little ole me with probably the tiniest camera on this expedition! :-)

Sep 23 12 09:38 pm Link

Photographer

Mike Fulton

Posts: 72

Oakland, California, US

F-stop Jonny wrote:
I never ever post un-edited shots. But, . . . I don’t think there’s really anything I can do to make this better.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/250314_423746091017214_1757331076_n.jpg

Yes, I see the strand of hair across Marla's left eye, after much thought decided I liked the shot it as is.

I like it... get really tired of all the over-retouched images that have erased any suggestion of skin texture and reduced every last bit of skin to the same exact tone. Sometimes I wonder if I'm looking at picture of real people, or looking at cartoons.

Sep 23 12 09:53 pm Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/8018527350_1972fa6b90_z.jpg
Nacho by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

Sep 23 12 10:03 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Albert

Posts: 444

Los Angeles, California, US

-Ira wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/8018527350_1972fa6b90_z.jpg
Nacho by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

Dude, Ira, that cat KNOWS...

Sep 23 12 10:36 pm Link

Photographer

FFantastique

Posts: 807

Orlando, Florida, US

This may get me into trouble somewhere somehow but I can't resist the urge to post this any longer. This is for a limited time only as I only have a limited number of MM image slots.

I used to have a news background before shifting to other types of photography so this is right down my alley, so to speak.

I would caption this, "So you want to do WHAT on this ship?!" :-))
This is in the context of shooting in a public place (Carnival Splendor mini golf course) with some flowing-dressed and bikini-clad models, flashes and tripods--which is deemed crosses the line into "commercial."

[img]image removed after a few minutes upon request.[/img]

Sep 23 12 11:23 pm Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/8018694766_29beb0ef82_z.jpg
Gina by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

Sep 23 12 11:26 pm Link

Photographer

Paul Albert

Posts: 444

Los Angeles, California, US

Bumble wrote:
Ok so I will BEE the one to admit it: this trip SUCKED! Models amazing! Photographers, a few were great, but most GWC! LIE!! BULL SHIT! SCREWE JOB x10! Thanks for what?   hmm not organized, no model releases, Back stabbing, tiny rooms with tiny ...... Pisses me off! I wasted my time! A few people I trusted I should not have. The few other I did not know, well some turned out to be "real" thank you "real" people for the great times. To the ones who are are shady more then "S. L. I. M," yep old dudes, that is Emenem, He is a real artist.
I thought most were greedy! GWC sponsering girls just to spend time with them, puke! I was so sick of hearing ' O"oh ....OH..,I just made $1500 on one's (GWC get a cheeper sponsor) So tired of sitting in a tiny room that cost way too much, sick off shooting on a fake ass golf corse, just flat out sick of all the happy, I had so mush fun... when lets face it, unless you were given a credit card to stay drunk, we ALL lost $ on this Giligan's Islans amateur trip! THANKS for shooting way to many hours in the heat of the day, for cheep amateur set up's, for group shoots, for "sponsors", "roommates" and all the drama and crap I still feel was the worst screw job ever! SOOO IMHO WTF WAS THIS FOR? BULLSHIT! YEP Def. amateur!  BUMBLE.
FYI I am telling it as I see, felt, and am feeling it. IDK what feedback I get. so save it, for a beautiful glam shot.

Bumble, I am so sorry that you are among the folks whose expectations were left lacking.

It is very difficult to respond to your post in an open forum, without unintentionally hurting feelings, or fomenting deeper animosity and disdain for one or another person, but I feel compeled to say something.

I support your thoughts, I know you were not alone in those feelings.  I also support those who say they had a great time, because I believe them too, I am among those.

One of my favorite things to do is meet new people.  There was an abundance of that for me.  I am glad we met, and I look forward to the next time our paths cross.  Hopefully we will be laughing about the trip, and recovery from your pain will be full and complete...

Sep 23 12 11:51 pm Link

Photographer

David Stone Imaging

Posts: 1015

Seattle, Washington, US

(Deleted my response to Bumble)

Paul said it much better than I did...and his posted first. 

Bumble, I too am sorry the cruise didn't work for you.  Parts of it didn't work for me either...but enough did that I would do it again.  I look forward to crossing paths with many of the folks I met this time, and I will be disappointed if some choose not to make the voyage next time.

My skill level was also challenged, and I believe I am a better photographer now than before there cruise experience.  I also believe I have some nice images to share with the models I was able to photograph.

Sep 24 12 12:02 am Link

Photographer

John P Myers

Posts: 15

Brighton, Colorado, US

-Ira wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/8018694766_29beb0ef82_z.jpg
Gina by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

Great shot of Gina, Ira

Sep 24 12 12:27 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36199

Upland, California, US

It's 'The Wild & Crazy Table Pic'... OK... who wins the best 'wild & crazy face' award?... lol

(photo remove per request of someone inside the image)

Sep 24 12 02:39 am Link

Model

You may call me Celine

Posts: 166

Los Angeles, California, US

Select Models wrote:
It's 'The Wild & Crazy Table Pic'... OK... who wins the best 'wild & crazy face' award?... lol

picture removed by request

Damn!  I missed ALL of the fun, didn't I?  :-(

Sep 24 12 06:36 am Link

Photographer

FFantastique

Posts: 807

Orlando, Florida, US

You may call me Celine wrote:
Damn!  I missed ALL of the fun, didn't I?  :-(

Pray thee, whose fault might that be in this case? :-)

Sep 24 12 06:40 am Link

Model

emelle

Posts: 105

San Francisco, California, US

John P Myers wrote:
Amelia in gown in Hallway
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120923/13/505f76bd94d91.jpg

Wow so elegant

Sep 24 12 08:33 am Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

Select Models wrote:
It's 'The Wild & Crazy Table Pic'... OK... who wins the best 'wild & crazy face' award?... lol

Chanel, hands down.

Sep 24 12 08:33 am Link

Model

emelle

Posts: 105

San Francisco, California, US

-Ira wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/8018694766_29beb0ef82_z.jpg
Gina by Ira Monko 1974, on Flickr

Great shot

Sep 24 12 08:37 am Link