Forums > Events > Sept 30 'Deep Forest Mt. Baldy Shoot' / SoCal

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Last shoot at this exclusive location until late spring of 2013, in comfortable high 70 degree temperatures.  No sweating your buns off in 90+ degree heat at this shoot!

The deep forest of Mt. Baldy will be location for this event, with hosts Nancy & Dennis providing their great cabin facility for the free refreshments, makeup, hair and outfit changing.  We will be carpooling from the Select Models studio location at 11am on Sunday, Sept 30th, and arriving at the cabin at 11:30.  The 10 invited models will be asked to bring a variety of outfits, with forest animals & jungle warrior themes preferred.  There will be 2 reflector captains available to assist photographers with lighting effects.  There will be one MUA available for touchups, with body painters and special effects makeup artists incouraged to inquire. 

There will be 3 scheduled one on one sessions during the last 90 minutes of the shoot (3:30-5pm), with groupshoot starting at approximately 11:30 and ending at 3:30pm.  Models will be asked to arrive 'makeup and hair ready' with only touchups (by MUA Christina) at the cabin. 

Attention Photographers  I've shot at this location over a dozen times, and believe me when I tell you... this is the land of FAST lenses and HIGH ISOs, as available light at this location is very subdued with limited sunlight and deep shade everywhere.  Off camera battery powered strobe systems and reflectors are OK.

Total photographer cost is $60 with only 12 photographer openings available (making this shoot close to a 1 to 1 ratio).  I will be conducting an MM casting call for invited models, and posting invited models photos all this week.  If you're a photographer interested in attending, please message me ASAP and I'll try to hold your reservation.  Location photos will be posted within the next 48 hours, with invited models to follow.

MODELS CONFIRMED FOR ATTENDING (more added Tuesday & Wednesday)

Barbie

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Barbie1.jpg

Mercedes

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Mercedes1-1.jpg

Jin N Tonic

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120423/17/4f95f955e736f.jpg

Libertad

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120922/19/505e768f44a94.jpg

Chantelle

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100801/20/4c56351a9c7db.jpg

Brooke

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Brooke9.jpg

Jesse

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/317931_445093818843302_1165322172_n.jpg

Candace (on left)
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/548370_412552892097395_1377308727_n.jpg


HERE'S SOME LOCATION SHOTS TAKEN AT THIS SPOT OVER THE LAST 4 YEARS!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Rosana29.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Sho25.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Shauna7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Fiona11-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Didi1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/A1.jpg

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

Sep 16 12 01:20 pm Link

Model

You may call me Celine

Posts: 166

Los Angeles, California, US

Sep 16 12 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Javier_Mejia

Posts: 396

Los Angeles, California, US

Sep 16 12 03:14 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Forcasted weather will be in the high 70s and low 80s... approximately 15 degrees cooler than the valleys in SoCal... borat

Sep 17 12 03:08 am Link

Model

SABRINA BOULTON

Posts: 1106

Fountain Valley, California, US

I'm doing my mermaid body shoot this day. Maybe I can convince my body painter to do me early and meet up with you.

Sep 17 12 10:56 pm Link

Model

Melissa Storms

Posts: 36

Desert Hot Springs, California, US

Interested  wink

Sep 17 12 11:23 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Here's one
http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v52/p372793458-5.jpg

Sep 18 12 01:01 am Link

Photographer

TouchofEleganceStudios

Posts: 5180

Upland, California, US

One of my favorite locations shoots and you couldn't wait 2 more weeks   grrrrr

Oh well next time

Sep 18 12 08:00 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Step Above Photography wrote:
One of my favorite locations shoots and you couldn't wait 2 more weeks   grrrrr

Oh well next time

Last Mt. Baldy shoot until early summer of next year.  Dude you know you can make it Sept 30th... you're just F'n with us... lol

Sep 20 12 01:10 am Link

Photographer

TouchofEleganceStudios

Posts: 5180

Upland, California, US

Select Models wrote:

Last Mt. Baldy shoot until early summer of next year.  Dude you know you can make it Sept 30th... you're just F'n with us... lol

Gary, I wish. Unfortunately I have an infection 'again'. It might set me back 10 more days.  :-(

Sep 20 12 08:18 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Hi Mayhemites!

My name is Divine Curls. I am a total newbie to modeling and hoping to become a Select Model someday. I was discovered just today in the Mt. Baldy Forest. Looking to expand my portfolio. And yes, I do nudes. In fact, that's all I do! Please hire me for your next shoot.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1138992762-4.jpg

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v55/p1138992794-3.jpg

(I am underage, so my dad 'The Clarkmeister' will accompany me on all shoots.)

Sep 20 12 11:07 pm Link

Photographer

TouchofEleganceStudios

Posts: 5180

Upland, California, US

Charonda Glamour wrote:
Hi Mayhemites!

My name is Divine Curls. I am a total newbie to modeling and hoping to become a Select Model someday. I was discovered just today in the Mt. Baldy Forest. Looking to expand my portfolio. And yes, I do nudes. In fact, that's all I do! Please hire me for your next shoot.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1138992762-4.jpg

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v55/p1138992794-3.jpg

(I am underage, so my dad 'The Clarkmeister' will accompany me on all shoots.)

Yes, I can see the resemblance. Those eyes tell it.

Dang, my second infection since the surgery and I am taking strong antibiotics. Oh well. Gotta be patient. I sure hate missing this one.

Sep 21 12 09:23 am Link

Photographer

TouchofEleganceStudios

Posts: 5180

Upland, California, US

I don't get it. This shoot is so close to happening and so few responses. People this is one of my favorite locations and a fun shoot to do. If I came it would have to be with a motorized wheel chair but oh well. But for you out there this is a shoot you should not miss.

Sep 22 12 09:00 am Link

Model

You may call me Celine

Posts: 166

Los Angeles, California, US

Maybe the organizer could post a list of confirmed models...having ALL NEW models should bring in photographers...

Sep 22 12 09:32 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Comfirming models early next week... busy doin a garage sale today... come on by and buy some cool stuff for a GREAT deal... borat

Sep 22 12 09:45 am Link

Model

You may call me Celine

Posts: 166

Los Angeles, California, US

Select Models wrote:
Comfirming models early next week... busy doin a garage sale today... come on by and buy some cool stuff for a GREAT deal... borat

I will be coming by this evening...after 8:30...to bring your clothes back...

Sep 22 12 09:53 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Select Models wrote:
Comfirming models early next week... busy doin a garage sale today... come on by and buy some cool stuff for a GREAT deal... borat

What cool stuff you got? Anything photography-related?

Sep 22 12 11:47 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Step Above Photography wrote:
I don't get it. This shoot is so close to happening and so few responses. People this is one of my favorite locations and a fun shoot to do. If I came it would have to be with a motorized wheel chair but oh well. But for you out there this is a shoot you should not miss.

I'm doing my part, even if I have to resort to posting pictures of cute snakes. But seriously, folks: here's another real girl from a previous Select Models shoot in the Mt Baldy forest:

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v49/p464434364-4.jpg

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v60/p508283643-4.jpg

...and another..highly stylized with Portrait Professional

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v56/p608142947-4.jpg

Sep 22 12 11:53 am Link

Photographer

TouchofEleganceStudios

Posts: 5180

Upland, California, US

You may call me Celine wrote:
I will be coming by this evening...after 8:30...to bring your clothes back...

Oh no. I wish that Gary would stop modeling those outfits at night. They will get stretched.   smile

Sep 22 12 12:09 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Charonda Glamour wrote:

What cool stuff you got? Anything photography-related?

Yep... lots of way cool stuff dude... come on by.  The blazing deal right now is SANDISK Extreme II 4 gig compact flash cards for only $10... you know the address... borat

Sep 22 12 12:16 pm Link

Photographer

PeTe-Rock-a-Holik

Posts: 19

Los Angeles, California, US

Can I join in on the party?

Sep 23 12 12:01 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

PeTe-Rock-a-Holik wrote:
Can I join in on the party?

You sure can Pete!  I'll be announcing the attending models within the next 2-3 days... stay tuned... wink

Sep 23 12 08:15 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Step Above Photography wrote:

Oh no. I wish that Gary would stop modeling those outfits at night. They will get stretched.   smile

Nah... I'm into spandex... lol

Sep 23 12 05:09 pm Link

Model

Priscilla Solis

Posts: 2

Alhambra, California, US

I would really love to go!

Sep 23 12 07:33 pm Link

Model

Chantelle Gascoigne

Posts: 3638

Stockton, California, US

Guess who's coming!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! I'm sooooooooo excited Garebear!!!!! smile smile smile Shoot me a message if you would like to book a one on one!!! smile smile annddddd im platinum blonde again!!!!!

Sep 23 12 08:26 pm Link

Model

Carson B

Posts: 141

Oxnard, California, US

Oh how I wish I could make this shoot...I have the perfect outfits!
However that's the day before the cruise shoot im going on and lord knows ill be scrambling......sad next year! I have like three perfect outfits!

Sep 23 12 09:46 pm Link

Model

Jacqueline in LA

Posts: 86

Anaheim, California, US

How fun. the waterfall looks beautiful!

Sep 23 12 11:13 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Jason Becker

Posts: 2817

Mount Holly, North Carolina, US

its been awhile since i been at this location and yet it is great to know that there is a chance for other hair stylist to go up and work there magic and see what they can create .  gary its been a honor working with u

Sep 24 12 12:43 am Link

Hair Stylist

Jason Becker

Posts: 2817

Mount Holly, North Carolina, US

its been awhile since i been at this location and yet it is great to know that there is a chance for other hair stylist to go up and work there magic and see what they can create .  gary its been a honor working with u

Sep 24 12 12:43 am Link

Photographer

David Stone Imaging

Posts: 1015

Seattle, Washington, US

I'd be flying down for this for sure if I didn't have all these Cabo cruise images to get out.  Please put me down for next time!

Sep 24 12 01:27 am Link

Model

Chantelle Gascoigne

Posts: 3638

Stockton, California, US

This location is amazing everyone!!! And since there wont be a next time in mt. Baldy until next year, you definately should take this opportunity and run with it!!  smile smile smile And yes the waterfall is GORGEOUS!!!! big_smile

Sep 24 12 09:27 am Link

Photographer

dayplace

Posts: 44

Hacienda Heights, California, US

I'm interested!

Sep 24 12 11:34 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

The Prince & Princess of The Forest

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p75969274-4.jpg

Sep 24 12 11:41 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Lexi of Arabia visits Mt. Baldy

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v61/p479461622-4.jpg

That is her natural hair, folks.

Sep 24 12 11:43 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Select Models wrote:
Mercedes

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Mercedes1-1.jpg

Awesome.

Sep 24 12 01:41 pm Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Charonda Glamour wrote:
Lexi of Arabia visits Mt. Baldy

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v61/p479461622-4.jpg

That is her natural hair, folks.

Hey Clark... cool shot of Lexi in Mt. Baldy... borat

Sep 24 12 03:11 pm Link

Model

Jin N Tonic

Posts: 176

Los Angeles, California, US

yay!! so excited to be a part of this. can i just say that select models has the BEST events?? ;D
i'm super fun and promise killer shots in whatever genre you wanna throw at me ;D
photogs - PM and let's get some one on ones set up! can't wait to see you all there.
-jin
www.JinNTonic.com

Sep 24 12 09:53 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Select Models wrote:
Hey Clark... cool shot of Lexi in Mt. Baldy... borat

Thanks. How's about that Native American mane! Wowza!

Well, I guess I'm preaching to the choir, eh?

Sep 24 12 11:18 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

I was up in Baldy today fooling around. Here is my first attempt at a long exposure of flowing water using a neutral density filter. Exposure 8 sec. at f16, ISO 160, with a 0.9 ND filter. Using a tripod and timer release of course.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v64/p1147814976-4.jpg

I am picturing a naked forest llama laying artistically in these rocks with the water flowing around her and over her. She would have to stay perfectly still for at least 8 seconds. You can see the potential...

If any of you have not yet visited the Mt. Baldy area, check out my 'Mt. Baldy Mystic' photo gallery here (Rated G). This will inspire you come up:
http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/mystic

I have been photographing the area for ten years. Got some keepers.

Sep 25 12 12:17 am Link

Model

SABRINA BOULTON

Posts: 1106

Fountain Valley, California, US

Charonda Glamour wrote:
I was up in Baldy today fooling around. Here is my first attempt at a long exposure of flowing water using a neutral density filter. Exposure 8 sec. at f16, ISO 160, with a 0.9 ND filter. Using a tripod and timer release of course.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v64/p1147814976-4.jpg

I am picturing a naked forest model laying artistically in these rocks with the water flowing around her and over her. She would have to stay perfectly still for at least 8 seconds. You can see the potential...

If any of you have not yet visited the Mt. Baldy area, check out my 'Mt. Baldy Mystic' photo gallery here (Rated G). This will inspire you come up:
http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/mystic

I have been photographing the area for ten years. Got some keepers.

Sep 25 12 06:26 am Link