Forums > Events > Jan 5th - Homegrown Hotties - Riverside, CA

Photographer

Tonic Photos

Posts: 62

Irvine, California, US

I can't believe I'm going to miss out out on this shoot because I'm sick as a dog.  sad

Jan 05 13 09:33 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36180

Upland, California, US

Cool shoot Mikey... here's 'The Rebel'!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Rebel2.jpg

Shot of Jordan Bunny too... wink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Jordan1_zps907327f0.jpg

Jan 05 13 10:24 pm Link

Photographer

bryan gateb

Posts: 217

Moreno Valley, California, US

Klover smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130106/00/50e93b5d3cdd7.jpg

Jan 06 13 12:54 am Link

Photographer

Michael Bean

Posts: 925

Mira Loma, California, US

I'd like to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended this shoot yesterday.  We climbed to new heights yesterday.  The models were unbelieveable.  The photographers were super tolerant and shooting like crazy.  I personally am listing this shoot as the BEST HOMEGROWN HOTTIES shoot in the history of HGH shoots. But I want to give most of the credit to my models.  Everyone got along, laughing and enjoying the day.  A Special thanks to Klover who spent her 21st birthday with us.  We can't produce shoots like this one without the amazing models that we work with.

Jan 06 13 08:19 am Link

Model

Katie prissy pants

Posts: 148

Upland, California, US

Thank you so much for having me Michael and thank you to all the model and photographers who made the shoot a major success!!! If anyone would like to purchase a model release or just want to send me some photos u can email them to:
Spongybookworm01@yahoo.com
Them you again!!!
Katie prissy (sweetie) pants

Jan 06 13 08:25 am Link

Photographer

michaelwphoto

Posts: 8

San Diego, California, US

Thanks to all for a great shoot! The models were all great. After I look thru my photos I may want to purchase some model releases, and i'll put up a link to a gallery for anyone interested.

Jan 06 13 09:16 am Link

Photographer

FotoGregg

Posts: 1059

Riverside, California, US

Michael Bean wrote:
I'd like to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended this shoot yesterday.  We climbed to new heights yesterday.  The models were unbelieveable.  The photographers were super tolerant and shooting like crazy.  I personally am listing this shoot as the BEST HOMEGROWN HOTTIES shoot in the history of HGH shoots. But I want to give most of the credit to my models.  Everyone got along, laughing and enjoying the day.  A Special thanks to Klover who spent her 21st birthday with us.  We can't produce shoots like this one without the amazing models that we work with.

I agree 100% and want to thank you for putting together such a fantastic event. It was a great escape from all of the doom and gloom news that we're bombarded with these days.

Jan 06 13 12:28 pm Link

Model

Asia Perez

Posts: 51

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Hey guys! Thanks again for having me, had such a blast! It was nice meeting you all and let's stay in touch!! smile If you took pictures of me during th group part, would like to see the pics. Can you email them to me please? Modelasiaperez@gmail.com See you soon wink

Jan 06 13 02:28 pm Link

Model

Remi Reeves

Posts: 28

Los Angeles, California, US

I would like to be apart of this shoot..

Jan 07 13 10:43 am Link

Photographer

SPV Photo

Posts: 789

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Remi Reeves wrote:
I would like to be apart of this shoot..

Sure! Hop in!

http://i.imgur.com/I9sAF.jpg

Jan 07 13 10:47 am Link

Photographer

Andy Durazo

Posts: 24433

Los Angeles, California, US

Drat! I gotta to get to one of these again. I'm so out of the shooting loop for quite a while now.

sad

Jan 07 13 03:07 pm Link

Photographer

Images Maker

Posts: 701

Salinas, California, US

???

Jan 07 13 04:53 pm Link

Photographer

Images Maker

Posts: 701

Salinas, California, US

Images Maker wrote:
???

One happy camper


http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv273/ImagesMaker/Happy_zpsa79add33.jpg

Jan 07 13 04:58 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Bean

Posts: 925

Mira Loma, California, US

Thanks Lester that looks great !!

Jan 07 13 06:49 pm Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

Ima totally crushin' on da Bunniie!!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/19/50eb8c68b5eaa.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/18/50eb8770be9ae.jpg

I had to shoot with Megan just to see if she was for real and not a figment of my fanatasies. Unbelievable beauty and grace.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/20/50eb9a7f9fac0.jpg

Could those eyes be any bluer. Could those teeth be any a more pearlier shade of white. Guess drinkin' that Seattle coffee with a straw is paying off. (No photoshop on either)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/19/50eb9291ab3de.jpg

There's a story behind the picture below and I want to use it to make a point. Kristy was snapping pics on her phone for her facebook or whatever and it looks like she was having a great time. (I think she was taking a pic of some girls butt, haha) Anyway, I went to take a candid unposed shot of her, or so I thought. I go to take the picture and she totally stops what she's doing and makes it a point to give me a great big smile and great picture. Never complained that I interrupted her personal time, never took exception at my pointing a big camera at her when she was obviously in the middle of something, never made me feel like I was an imposition. She totally stopped what she was doing to make sure I got a great shot. It's this type of unselfish act and over the top attitude that really makes me enjoy these events. And ALL the models are just as sweet. (shutup, ya know what I mean)

Photographers - pay these girls and pay them well! Make it a habit to tip, regardless. If you don't stay for the 1-on-1's, then at least pay them for the group shoot. You know you are going to use and "enjoy" the pics so buy the model release! Don't be cheap. What you consider "fun money" is what they use to pay their bills and buy the outfits, shoes and makeup which you are benefiting from. Pay them! Yes, I'm pissed. I've heard way too many horror stories of what these girls go through at the expense of the photographers. Don't be "that" photographer. Don't fool yourself into thinking that they are here because they are some directionless pretty girl wanting to get attention. True as that might be at some level with some girls, by and large the only reason the models are here is to make money, to make BANK. How would you like to go to work and not get paid? They take a huge risk in putting themselves out only to get nothing in return because you are a cheap individual. (I want to write something else but can't) They are not here to be adored, they are here to be paid. More than likely they are sick and/or tired of the attention they get from men. So stop flattering them and pay them. Meet them half way and you might be surprised what you get in return. If nothing else you know you'll be doing the right thing.

Hey Girls, thank you for putting up with all us rude, pushy, smelly, sweaty, demanding photographers. (like I really know what I'm doing, its more luck and technology than skill) You are all buckets full of awesomeness and I owe whatever success I can ever achieve as a photographer to you. Luv ya'll.

And if you're wondering why I wrote this it's because I heard something this weekend that made me sick. Help me right this.

By the way, what I heard had nothing to do with the Homegrown Hotties events which are awesome. This is directed more at the industry in general.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8360723870_a904996013_c.jpg

Jan 07 13 07:06 pm Link

Photographer

CarlosToledoPhotography

Posts: 41

Riverside, California, US

I had a great time thanks to all the models and photographers. Here is an image of Chrissy Marie

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/19/50eb940d583f6.jpg

Jan 07 13 07:40 pm Link

Photographer

photoguy35

Posts: 922

Goodyear, Arizona, US

A great shoot as usual Mike!

Xo Megan Starr Xo

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8362860707_3bdeb062bb_z.jpg

Jan 08 13 09:39 pm Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

Post hidden on Jan 10, 2013 07:22 am
Reason: 18+ Images

Jan 08 13 09:47 pm Link

Photographer

bryan gateb

Posts: 217

Moreno Valley, California, US

More Klover

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130108/23/50ed2049390b3.jpg

Jan 08 13 11:47 pm Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

Smoke break. Coming together at 4:20.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8364228862_c73a392f86_b.jpg

Jan 09 13 12:50 am Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

bryan gateb wrote:
More Klover

Gorgeous!

Jan 09 13 01:00 am Link

Photographer

Alex Dela Rosa

Posts: 36

Fullerton, California, US

Here's one of Klover
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130109/15/50ee040673c14_m.jpg

Jan 09 13 04:04 pm Link

Photographer

Alex Dela Rosa

Posts: 36

Fullerton, California, US

Here's one of Mercedes
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130105/23/50e9275a6eac8_m.jpg

Jan 09 13 04:07 pm Link

Photographer

bryan gateb

Posts: 217

Moreno Valley, California, US

Venus Light Magic wrote:

Gorgeous!

Thanks! smile

Jan 10 13 12:03 am Link

Photographer

bryan gateb

Posts: 217

Moreno Valley, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130110/00/50ee7577c4468.jpg

Jan 10 13 12:03 am Link

Photographer

Paul Albert

Posts: 444

Los Angeles, California, US

photoguy35 wrote:
A great shoot as usual Mike!

Xo Megan Starr Xo

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8362860707_3bdeb062bb_z.jpg

Beauty, right on Tom

Jan 10 13 12:29 am Link

Model

Calypso Moon

Posts: 848

Banning, California, US

bryan gateb wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130110/00/50ee7577c4468.jpg

Beautiful!

Jan 10 13 01:00 am Link

Photographer

Alex Dela Rosa

Posts: 36

Fullerton, California, US

Klover
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130110/09/50eefac9b2abd_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 09:35 am Link

Photographer

Alex Dela Rosa

Posts: 36

Fullerton, California, US

Mercedes, capturing life itself,unposed,lively,lifelike.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130110/09/50eefc9c0dd4b_m.jpg

Jan 10 13 09:40 am Link

Photographer

Vintagevista

Posts: 11042

Sun City, California, US

Jan 10 13 09:42 am Link

Photographer

Alex Dela Rosa

Posts: 36

Fullerton, California, US

Klover- Darkroom B&W Print.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130111/11/50f06aadaa458_m.jpg

Jan 11 13 11:42 am Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

Alex Dela Rosa wrote:
Klover- Darkroom B&W Print.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130111/11/50f06aadaa458_m.jpg

Dude you have mad skills! That's dope.

Jan 11 13 01:04 pm Link

Photographer

Alex Dela Rosa

Posts: 36

Fullerton, California, US

Venus Light Magic wrote:

Dude you have mad skills! That's dope.

Thanks VLM! smile

Jan 11 13 02:08 pm Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

Jus hadda pick em all.

This is why I shoot. This is my sanity. I'm wasted and I can't find my way home but I think it's along this path...

18+

"The spring clean for the May Queen." Makes for awesome wallpaper. C'mon, it's da Bunniie!!!

Jan 11 13 05:41 pm Link

Photographer

photoguy35

Posts: 922

Goodyear, Arizona, US

Venus Light Magic wrote:
I wanted to post a pic of the Bunniie outdoors. My mind was blown trying to pick just one. So I simply picked them all.

I wanted to capture an experience, not just a picture. This is what my minds eye sees through the viewfinder.

This is why I shoot. This is my sanity. I'm wasted and I can't find my way home but I think it's along this path...

18+

I call this "The spring clean for the May Queen." Makes for good wallpaper.

Very cool!  Was there an automated way to do that, or did you have to layer each of the images by hand?

Jan 11 13 06:00 pm Link

Model

Diana Ochoa

Posts: 128

Anaheim, California, US

bryan gateb wrote:
Klover smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130106/00/50e93b5d3cdd7.jpg

I really love this shot...

Jan 11 13 07:10 pm Link

Model

Jordan Bunniie

Posts: 1693

Los Angeles, California, US

Alex Dela Rosa wrote:
Mercedes, capturing life itself,unposed,lively,lifelike.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130110/09/50eefc9c0dd4b_m.jpg

This is so frekin cute!

Jan 11 13 08:48 pm Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

dang! one of my posts got banned from this thread for 18+ stuff. (sorry Emily, guess i didn't learn, haha) my bad.  I'll try again jus because.

Jan 11 13 11:52 pm Link

Photographer

Bella Photoshoot

Posts: 157

Chino Hills, California, US

CarlosToledoPhotography wrote:
I had a great time thanks to all the models and photographers. Here is an image of Chrissy Marie

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130107/19/50eb940d583f6.jpg

Hardly any makeup, natural hair....what a beauty!   Great capture Carlos! 

Hope to make one of your events Michael..esp given the close proximity to Chino.

Laurie M. smile

Jan 12 13 02:01 am Link

Photographer

Venus Light Magic

Posts: 83

Stockton, California, US

photoguy35 wrote:
Very cool!  Was there an automated way to do that, or did you have to layer each of the images by hand?

OMFG. I just imagined a project with 90  layers! uhuh. I use FotoFusion. It's a great piece of software.

Here are some use case samples: (18 )

The ravishing Miss Emily   (check out her blog. It rocks! I wish more llamas blogged. She tells all I want to know but forgot or don't know to ask.)

My MM profile

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While I'm here. Check out Torrid's event. If you've ever worked with Cheri or her studio, Wonderland Studios in Anaheim, then you know that the llamas will be totally decked out. Won't want to miss it if you have the bandwidth. Not trying to hijack this thread Mike. Torrid is one of the many standout llamas that make Homegrown Hotties among the best events on Mayhem. Plus she'll be attending the March 2 Hotties event. (that's a reverse plug)

Jan 12 13 06:56 pm Link