Forums > Events > Drew & Karl Desert event Oct 27th Victorville, CA

Photographer

Karl Yamashita

Posts: 3292

Wildomar, California, US

Ok, this is our last event in the desert for this year. The location is actually in Lucerne Valley 35 minutes from Victorville/Bear Valley. I used Victorville because most know where the city is as opposed to Lucerne Valley.

For some reason eveyone seems to enjoy the desert shoots overall than other locations. Don't miss out on this event, register now!

Drew and Karl group shoot and workshop

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Behind the scene videos of our previous events:
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Our first group shoot and first video - 18+

For new photographers who want to attend our workshop
• Learn to use lighting like the pros.
• We're here to share our tips to beginning photographers.
• Ever wonder how Drew and I light our models without the background being blown out on a sunny day? Speed lights not cutting it huh?  We will give you hands on experience in using affordable and portable mono strobe lights and equipment. Try Before You Buy.
• You'll be so impressed with your images after the event that you'll be ready to order the same lighting equipment we use.
• I'll show you different light modifiers and their uses. Octobox, beauty dish and grids will be covered. I'll discuss the difference between the silver BD and white BD. Why i use the BD over an Octobox at the beach or desert.
• Circular Polarizer(CP)and Neutral Density(ND) filters will be discussed and how it will improve your images when shooting outdoors or at the beach. I recommend Hoya brand.
• Once you attend our workshop, you'll be able to build up your port with beautiful models quickly.
• Students can take the remainder of day to shoot models.

Preperations for workshop:
• To make use of the workshop, Cyber Syncs are recommended. If you are in the market to purchase wireless transmitter I recommend purchasing the Cybersyns from Paul C. Buff. You may rent Cyber Syncs from us at $10 with photo ID. Limited availability, don't assume we'll have enough Cyber Syncs. Also Pocket Wizard III's are also a good purchase.
• Students must have prior knowledge on how to adjust their camera in manual mode. You'll need to know how to adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
• I recommend you purchase a CP, ND or both. Purchase the appropriate diameter for your lens.
• Make sure D-lighting or similar camera feature is turned off!
• If you have a 101 questions, please let us finish the workshop first then you may ask your questions after. Some photographers learn quicker than others so we can finish with them right away so they can jump right into shooting for the rest of the day. It typically takes 30-40 minutes to teach the workshop depending on the amount of students and answering basic questions.

[/b]Don't care about the workshop?[/b]
• For photographers who don't care about the workshop, they can shoot the available models for the group shoot portion.
• Shoot beautiful models all day long.
• Please be courteous, if you're going to set up your lighting equipment at a awesome location, to either share or move locations every 1/2 hour.

Hire models after the event for 1 on 1 shoots at 1/2 hour increments
Message the models and see if you can hire the model you want after the group event for 1 on 1 sessions. You must be RSVP on meetup.com for the event to book the models.

The 6 sessions are:
2:00pm-2:30pm
2:40pm-3:10pm
3:20pm-3:50pm
4:00pm-4:30pm
4:40pm-5:10pm
5:20pm-5:50pm


**************** Registration Information ****************
When is this taking place and how can i reserve a spot?
We use meetup.com for registration, Paypal payments and email notifications.
Date: Saturday October 27th, 2012
Time: We will be meeting at a parking lot in Apple Valley at 9am then carpool to actual location at 9:30am. The main event is from 10am to 1:30pm. 1:30pm-2:00pm is lunch. From 2:00pm-5:50pm you are allowed to hire models for 1 on 1 sessions at 1/2 hour increments.
Photographer fee:
• Group shoot - $80 fee. $40 deposit, pay balance at location.
• Workshop - $120 fee. $40 deposit, pay balance at location.
• Photographer Limit: None!
• Deposit is non-refundable! No exceptions! If you can't make it to the event, your deposit will got towards the next event.
• Deposit payment by Paypal. Don't have Paypal? Get one or miss out!
• Be sure to register here and RSVP! You will be emailed through meetup.com the address and information several days before the event.

• Model releases are not included. Cost of model release will depend on what the model charges.
• Lunch and drinks will be provided.

NO ESCORTS, HUSBAND, BOYFRIENDS, OF SOME SORT FOR BOTH MODELS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS!
But if you absolutely need to bring someone, they will have to pay the $80 fee.

Add event to your calendar
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Information here subject to change.

Sep 27 12 08:31 pm Link

Photographer

Karl Yamashita

Posts: 3292

Wildomar, California, US

Images of location
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Behind the scene of our recent desert shoot:
One of our attendees getting arrested... nah, j/k. This is a very cool sheriff who has stopped by to see what was happening. I've met the Sheriff more than a year ago. Him and his partner watched me and another photographer shoot for 30 minutes then they went on their way. I run into him and a CHP officer several times afterwards. They always come check out our shoots when we are there and have always been cool with us. 
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Poor Debbie getting taken away, lol. This was a recent event and we ran into a new Sheriff who was also very cool.
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Sep 27 12 08:32 pm Link

Photographer

Karl Yamashita

Posts: 3292

Wildomar, California, US

Models will be added as we hire them.

Jamie
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120320/22/4f6962fbb39bf.jpg

Blanca
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Mercedes
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Claudia
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Sep 27 12 08:32 pm Link

Photographer

Clinton Lum

Posts: 261

Los Angeles, California, US

Oh yeah, Blanca is back in the States.

Sep 27 12 10:34 pm Link

Photographer

Karl Yamashita

Posts: 3292

Wildomar, California, US

Clinton Lum wrote:
Oh yeah, Blanca is back in the States.

Yeah and she'll be staying with me for about 3 weeks which means Juan will be lurking around my neighborhood, lol.

Guys book Blanca while she is here in LA and OC. She only comes out once a year.

Sep 28 12 06:02 pm Link

Photographer

Drew Santos

Posts: 2504

Irvine, California, US

More llamas to be added soon. smile

Oct 01 12 06:26 pm Link

Photographer

Mr Chow

Posts: 174

Los Angeles, California, US

October heatwave in the desert!!!

Oct 03 12 01:04 am Link

Photographer

Bright Candle Photo

Posts: 1247

Los Angeles, California, US

Ahh love the open space of the desert!

Oct 04 12 01:17 am Link

Photographer

Drew Santos

Posts: 2504

Irvine, California, US

Karl is lagging on posting models.

Oct 06 12 12:27 pm Link

Photographer

Clinton Lum

Posts: 261

Los Angeles, California, US

Come on Karl.  Let's see the rest of the models that are gonna attend. smile

Oct 06 12 07:19 pm Link

Photographer

Bright Candle Photo

Posts: 1247

Los Angeles, California, US

Few more models added!

Oct 08 12 06:36 pm Link

Model

Xo Megan Xo

Posts: 12

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I would LOVE to be considered for this event smile

Oct 08 12 09:51 pm Link

Photographer

Drew Santos

Posts: 2504

Irvine, California, US

We should have a cooler weather at the desert this month, i hope smile

Oct 10 12 04:37 pm Link

Model

MiissJamieMichelle

Posts: 40

Los Angeles, California, US

Hopefully it doesn't rain

Oct 11 12 11:31 pm Link

Model

Blanca Brooke

Posts: 3

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Hello guys, Im attending and I want to have booked all 1 on 1 please smile))))

Oct 15 12 01:11 pm Link

Model

Mercedes Hazel-Eyes

Posts: 19

Riverside, California, US

hey everyone!
My name is Mercedes Hazel- Eyes & I will be attending this shoot! smile
I want to get as many 1 on 1's booked as possible not just for me but also so I can meet and greet with new photographers since im seeing alot of new faces, as I im sure others will want to get to know me I hope. Cant wait for this shoot, it'll be my first desert shoot so im really excited!!
Cant wait to see everyone there and im looking forward to seeing everyone there! smile

Mercedes Hazel Eyes

Oct 17 12 06:30 pm Link

Photographer

SPV Photo

Posts: 789

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I can attest to Mercedes being an awesome model. big_smile

Oct 17 12 08:51 pm Link

Model

Mizz Ro

Posts: 2309

Corona, California, US

Nice to see you guys posting events on MM again smile

Oct 18 12 05:04 pm Link

Photographer

GiL Gonzales Foto

Posts: 150

Los Angeles, California, US

See you guys Saturday. Hopefully we get some good weather.

Oct 22 12 03:52 pm Link

Photographer

SNAPSHOT LA

Posts: 7010

Los Angeles, California, US

GiL Gonzales wrote:
See you guys Saturday. Hopefully we get some good weather.

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/ … 92356:4:US

Oct 23 12 09:27 am Link

Photographer

SPV Photo

Posts: 789

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Will there be anymore models added? Great lineup so far.

Oct 23 12 01:56 pm Link

Photographer

SNAPSHOT LA

Posts: 7010

Los Angeles, California, US

SPV Photo wrote:
Will there be anymore models added? Great lineup so far.

Karl will be modeling in a thong but only for the 1 on 1 sessions. big_smile

Oct 23 12 02:15 pm Link

Photographer

Jonathan Ocab

Posts: 580

Riverside, California, US

Three days away. Sign up if you haven't, yet: http://www.meetup.com/Drew-and-Karl-pho … /84483572/

Oct 24 12 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

Clinton Lum

Posts: 261

Los Angeles, California, US

I can't wait.  Remember to charge your batteries and bring extras.  There is no electricity on location.

Oct 24 12 02:38 pm Link

Photographer

GiL Gonzales Foto

Posts: 150

Los Angeles, California, US

Clinton Lum wrote:
I can't wait.  Remember to charge your batteries and bring extras.  There is no electricity on location.

Don't forget about sandbags.

Oct 24 12 03:15 pm Link

Photographer

SPV Photo

Posts: 789

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

GiL Gonzales wrote:

Don't forget about sandbags.

Is it usually pretty windy there? Didn't think about that.

Oct 24 12 03:59 pm Link

Photographer

GiL Gonzales Foto

Posts: 150

Los Angeles, California, US

SPV Photo wrote:

Is it usually pretty windy there? Didn't think about that.

Yea it can get windy out there. I'm bringing my dish and octabox just in case.

Oct 24 12 05:09 pm Link

Model

MiissJamieMichelle

Posts: 40

Los Angeles, California, US

Email me for rates and to book me for 1on1s  see you all there
Jamiemichelle@live.com

Oct 24 12 10:47 pm Link

Photographer

SPV Photo

Posts: 789

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Did the model count go down? hmm

Oct 24 12 11:15 pm Link

Photographer

Jonathan Ocab

Posts: 580

Riverside, California, US

SPV Photo wrote:
Did the model count go down? hmm

It looks like there's a disconnect between what's on here and what's on meetup.com:

http://www.meetup.com/Drew-and-Karl-pho … /84483572/

Oct 25 12 09:18 am Link

Model

CheyChey25

Posts: 1

Menifee, California, US

I will also be attending:) if you would like to shoot with me you can send me a message via MM#2704730 or FB www.facebook.com/cheyannemodel. Thanks everyone and excited to attend!

Oct 26 12 09:08 am Link

Photographer

Karl Yamashita

Posts: 3292

Wildomar, California, US

Oct 26 12 09:16 pm Link

Photographer

Karl Yamashita

Posts: 3292

Wildomar, California, US

Time Correction!
For those who are attending our event Saturday the 27th. The email i sent out Thursday night through Meetup.com, I put the incorrect time to meet at the Home Depot parking lot. The correct time we are suppose to meet is at 9am. We will be leaving the parking lot at 9:30am to the abandoned houses. I'm sorry for the time mix up. I resent the email which has a link to a map directions to the abandoned houses in case you don't make it on time to Home Depot.

Oct 26 12 10:25 pm Link

Photographer

Wayne Cutler

Posts: 634

Los Angeles, California, US

Mercedes Hazel-Eyes wrote:
hey everyone!
My name is Mercedes Hazel- Eyes & I will be attending this shoot! smile
I want to get as many 1 on 1's booked as possible not just for me but also so I can meet and greet with new photographers since im seeing alot of new faces, as I im sure others will want to get to know me I hope. Cant wait for this shoot, it'll be my first desert shoot so im really excited!!
Cant wait to see everyone there and im looking forward to seeing everyone there! smile

Mercedes Hazel Eyes

Oct 27 12 03:39 am Link

Photographer

Apple Valley Studios

Posts: 290

Apple Valley, California, US

The temperature is currently 48 degrees.   the high will be 77 degrees and it's clear all day!  No wind at the moment...9 mph around 1:00 p.m.  Sunset is 6:00 p.m.

Oct 27 12 08:47 am Link

Photographer

Chanel Rene

Posts: 6767

Huntington Beach, California, US

Was it cold?

Oct 29 12 04:09 pm Link

Photographer

Jonathan Ocab

Posts: 580

Riverside, California, US

http://www.jocabphoto.com/img/s2/v72/p1227811798-3.jpg

Oct 29 12 06:18 pm Link

Photographer

Bright Candle Photo

Posts: 1247

Los Angeles, California, US

Great shot of Jamie!

Oct 29 12 10:47 pm Link

Photographer

Clinton Lum

Posts: 261

Los Angeles, California, US

Blanca

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8190342102_f7acbe3299_c.jpg

Nov 15 12 10:20 pm Link

Photographer

Clinton Lum

Posts: 261

Los Angeles, California, US

Cheyanne

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Nov 15 12 11:30 pm Link