Forums > Events > 3/23/2013 - Fresno/Clovis, CA - Spring Fever 4

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

This event is only open to MM members. You must have an active MM account in order to attend. It does not require a formal invitation. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP via a PM to me in advance

Date:

March 23, 2013

Time:

9:00-10:00 - Registration

10:00-7:30 - Shooting

You do not have to be there for the whole time. Come and go as you must. Naturally, the longer you are there, the more time you'll have to create.

There are two additional optional events.

9:00-9:45 - I will be offering an ad hoc how to get the best shots out of this location tour. It is for everyone that wants tips - we'll talk about lighting, focal lengths, color balance, locations, and whatever else you want to talk about.

7:30 to whenever - We'll be gathering at Me-N-Eds for pizza, drink and networking. You pay for you.

Me-N-Ed's is located here"

5374 West Spruce Avenue
Fresno, CA  93722

Cost:

You have to get there and you should get home on your own. How you do that is up to you.

No cash should change hands before, during or after the event. The only exception is that models are allowed to SELL a FULL Release. Models must sign a promotional release.

This is TRADE. Photographers owe every model they shoot ONE image per look.

There will be a standard spring fever release available at sign in. This release will allow you to use images only for self promotion.

I am not providing anything. Bring snacks so you can shoot through "meals". Bring fluids so you have something to drink. I will have water for those that forget.

Location:

There really is no physical address for an open field beside a river.

This is the closest real address you can use:

6115 Bluff Avenue
Fresno, CA.

Here are simple directions.

From the intersection of Herndon and Milburn, head North.
(From CA-99 that is a Left - From CA-41 that is a Right)

Turn Left on Alluvial.

Go straight through two 4-way stops signs.

Alluvial will vear Right twice. About midway through the second vear turn Left

There is a forced Right.

Followed by an immediate Left.

Park someplace legal. Do not block driveways or fire hydrants and be respectful of property owners. Than follow the concrete path to the fence. Last year, someone blocked the fire entrance and was ticketed.

Find the gap in the fence and hike down.

Congratulations, you're at Spring Fever 3. Look for a collection of portable shade makers by one of the RR trestles. That is "base". Go there to sign in, get your gear/wardrobe situated and get busy.

I'll be wearing a hideous tie dye t-shirt that I am pretty sure nobody else has IF you need me.

RSVP:

Please tell me that you're coming. I will start four follow up replys so everyone knows who is coming. I will keep it updated until midnight the night before. If something comes up - PLEASE - tell me so I can remove you from the list.

You DO NOT want to miss this.

Useful Information:

This is NOT a commercial shoot. This is a bunch of talented people that just happen to be at the same place at the same time because they are passionate about being involved in the creation of great images. If you're asked what is going on by somebody - Do not say anything that implies professional or commercial. We're just playing. ;-)

To that point, this is not my event, it is yours. Spring Fever 4 will be what the community puts into it. It needs your help.

This is nature. There are things that could hurt you, bite or kill you. Be careful.

Despite the forecast, bring something to keep your stuff dry with. Maybe bring a change of clothes and towels just in case you get wet. Even the models should bring sturdy shoes to get around in and than change into shoot shoes when they get to a spot. It may be cool. Bring a light jacket, sweatshirt etc.

Please treat everyone with respect. Especially, those that live nearby. It is not uncommon for the neighborhood kids to wander through. If you're shooting anything "controversial" - nudes in particular - but including implied, sheers, lingerie, etc. Be careful you are doing so at your own risk. If there are complaints, our friends may not be nice.

Remember, there will be minor models working. Some very talented. The minor models will have parents in attendance. We don't want to scare them off either.

Please take out of Spring Fever 4 what you brought in. That may seem obvious, but last year we had lots wardrobe left behind and two trips worth of "trash" hauled up.

We're all there for the sole purpose of creating. Help each other whenever possible.

Use this time to play. This is the ideal time to try new things and experiment on both sides of the camera. Models should shoot with photographers with styles other than what they are used to just as photographers should shoot models with looks that wouldn't normally shoot. That is how your grow!

My personal goal is to shoot every model there.

I've been asked about props. You can bring anything LEGAL to the event. The standard I'd use is appropriate for a large group event. I wouldn't bring anything overly valuable, fragile, or that I'd cry to much if it was ruined somehow.

I do group shoots often as I happen to love what they offer. I am a shy person. I do not normally walk up to people and introduce myself, etc. If you are like me, PLEASE come out of your shell and act not shy. Open mouths get fed. If you hide, you won't shoot/be shot. You MUST be active.

If you're a model, do not let photographers stand around - ask them to shoot you. If you're a photographer, do not let a model stand around - ask them to shoot with you. SHOOT.

With trade shoots, time is money. You are there to SHOOT. Networking is nice, but you can't post networking on your portfolio's. If you really like working together - set up other shoots for later. Me N Eds after the shoot = networking time.

Photographers:

Please respect our models. Do not ask them to shoot anything outside of their comfort levels or do anything that would make them uncomfortable.

You owe every model you shoot ONE edited image of every LOOK you shoot. It is going to be great to have ONE place to go for images.

It is your responsibility to keep track of who you shoot with. Do not be offended if a model is also keeping track of who shoots her.

If a photographer is working with a model, please don't interrupt them. I have no personal issue with people overshooting. You're welcome to shoot with me as long as you don't shoot in front of me (block my shot) or direct my model. Not all photographers are this understanding. If you want to overshoot - ask first.

(as the host, I may walk around and overshoot one or two images - usually for background - Deborah Conners (a great friend of mine) is really good at busting me in action).

If you need help ask - if you're asked for help - please help. We are there to grow.

It may be a little late for this, but if you've been thinking about new gear or renting/borrowing gear. This is THE TIME.

Bring all the gear you might want to use. You are responsible for keeping track of it. You can't use it if you didn't bring it. Portable lighting - flash and plenty of batteries would be good. Reflectors are good. Natural light is good.

Models:

You DO NOT have to do anything you don't want to do. If you feel pushed find me. Two complaints and someone is going home.

You should come shoot ready - hair and makeup done. You can change here. There will be a collection of changing booths (private) for you. We'll have ropes you can hang stuff up in under the portable shade.

I hope to have hair and makeup available. I will list them below. If you want to use them, set up times and themes in advance.

Please keep track of your wardrobe and personal belonging. You are responsible. Models often share wardrobe, please treat other people stuff with respect and return it.

I've been asked a lot about wardrobe. The short answer is bring everything. The practical answer is bring everything that you might want to shoot in this location. Bring items that are versatile and have broad use. Your wardrobe should span your comfort level. IE Formal, casual, creative, swimwear, lingerie, etc. EXPERIMENT.

Make sure whatever you bring fits you very well and that you're comfortable wearing it. The grass is GREEN the sky is BLUE - some of your wardrobe should compliment those colors. Try for things that contrast - warm color on you against cool colored backgrounds and viceversa.

I encourage you to think about ways to dress that will get you noticed. I don't mean sexy, although you can do that too, but rather that takes advantage of where you are. Watch my great friend, Kandi, for an example. Put together looks that the photographers are going to want to capture.

Bring something like a robe that you can cover up with quickly if needed. It may be chilly so good warm ups or even a coat might be a good idea. Pace yourself so you stay comfortable.

I want models to leave with MANY different images. You control the wardrobe - Work with as many photographers as you can. Budget your time. Try not to be "hogged". 15 minutes is more than enough time to get great shots. Move along. Change your look very often - every 30-60 minutes.

We have the full range of models. Some are very experienced to very new. As in very first shoot new. Please support and help each other.

Jan 17 13 11:26 am Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Models:

The following Models have sent me an RSVP:

Britni - (We are waiting for her MM to approve)

Amanda Alarcon
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120203/22/4f2cce185c64b_m.jpg

Anissa Flores
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110504/20/4dc212e878b86_m.jpg

April Yoshida
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110412/15/4da4d4287e855_m.jpg

Miss Cyber Girl AKA Jessica.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120701/23/4ff13f658be4c_m.jpg

Fudgie Kay AKA Kayci
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110522/12/4dd9680634353_m.jpg

Devin Riane
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130118/10/50f996e03ec71_m.jpg

Rene Bugatti
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120410/13/4f849759de880_m.jpg

Moe McNeal
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100419/13/4bccbf6f8b35f_m.jpg

Creative Kayla
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110208/08/4d51762e25576_m.jpg

Taylor Jocelyn
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120625/17/4fe901761e1df_m.jpg

Rosie M Castaneda
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121208/11/50c3915e38500_m.jpg

AngryPrincess
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120115/18/4f138dcbe3fc7_m.jpg

Kandi Queen
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120710/18/4ffcd87624c14_m.jpg

Bow Beauty
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120522/14/4fbc04c32be01_m.jpg

Jason Hild
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130121/01/50fd0589acfe8_m.jpg

Stacie Lyn (Stacie is also bringing Dani - We're waiting for Dani's MM Profile to go through)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101125/21/4cef4aabb5284_m.jpg

April Mudd
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120523/21/4fbdbd24193ac_m.jpg

Dawn Dee
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121102/20/509490016363b_m.jpg

Lizett
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111227/22/4efabbea8ff44_m.jpg

Leo White
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120317/03/4f646ac957244_m.jpg

MissFortune
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090829/13/4a998fbc2895d_m.jpg

Jose The Tech
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130227/15/512e959976447_m.jpg

Alyssa Marie Papaleo
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120409/14/4f835b567f28a_m.jpg

Lovely Mien AKA Lee
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100809/23/4c60f209a1d50_m.jpg

Kalia36
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111215/16/4eea8a5dc287e_m.jpg

Amber Lindy
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090319/01/49c1fcddca027_m.jpg

Christy Card
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130305/17/5136a2bc0943b_m.jpg

Jan 17 13 11:27 am Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Photographers:

The following Photographers have sent me an RSVP:

Myfotographer AKA Ed Stevenson
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/081115/03/491e836a449e4_m.jpg

Sprinkles Photography AKA Tori
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080526/20/483b58b882c87_m.jpg

Deborah Conners AKA dcgibs
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101121/23/4cea1ae7e520e_m.jpg

Carraways Photography
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110515/22/4dd0ba4c08dbb_m.jpg

Melisa McInnis Photography
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120601/16/4fc9510d14eba_m.jpg

DreherPhoto AKA Daniel
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120406/10/4f7f2f0c443c2_m.jpg

Captured by KE AKA Kate
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130117/21/50f8d8208a28b_m.jpg

SMT Photography AKA Julio
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120615/16/4fdbc5dfd7fda_m.jpg

Darrell Graves
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/071124/10/474844104766e_m.jpg

Donovan Conway
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121103/08/509539c72bad3_m.jpg

Cindy Carvajal
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121124/23/50b1c716670f1_m.jpg

RenaltoJr
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090905/15/4aa2e4f678004_m.jpg

McKee Photos AKA Marty and Val
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110616/17/4dfaa5b1b1cad_m.jpg

Lasher Photography AKA Sal
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110723/05/4e2ac21c83378_m.jpg

Simian Photography
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110427/12/4db86d9199caa_m.jpg

PhotosbyAndy
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120606/12/4fcfb0789e3c2_m.jpg

PhotographybyHMG AKA Heather
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120123/02/4f1d312d35cde_m.jpg

Mister 6T4 Creations
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100129/10/4b63302119424_m.jpg

Robb Robinson
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121104/10/5096b0de82bd4_m.jpg

Bad Wolf Photo
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120805/12/501eca2bbef14_m.jpg

Suspended Animation AKA Sean
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110330/00/4d92dd629a180_m.jpg

Steve Dhuynk
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090918/17/4ab427ec726e0_m.jpg

Provoking Pixels - AKA Gary
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130211/13/51195f1594460_m.jpg

Raisin City Photography AKA
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111109/09/4ebab4b63de41_m.jpg

FlawlessVixen AKA Jeffrey
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120423/03/4f952f07e8e70_m.jpg

Georgine Sullivan
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120812/12/502802a5667fa_m.jpg

113 Photography - AKA Coach Cantu
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100601/12/4c055c564358e_m.jpg

Sonny Kavoian
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111024/23/4ea65227c756c_m.jpg

Victor Huerta Pro
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120320/01/4f6845f686005_m.jpg

Creative Captures CA AKA David
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100426/21/4bd663f9b93f7_m.jpg

Alyssa Papaleo
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130220/14/51254c2735a50_m.jpg

David J Orozco
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/08/5051ffa947c23_m.jpg

Wjrparks AKA William
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130212/00/511a01e10fb0f_m.jpg

Mark Palmer
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100107/21/4b46c6a5c6470_m.jpg

KDubPhotography AKA Wes
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101115/16/4ce1d0e5ab502_m.jpg

This Magic Moment
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100807/21/4c5e2e66ea893_m.jpg

Captured by Tim
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121017/23/507f9c3ec6cc4_m.jpg

Diana Walla Photography
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120106/00/4f06b7769d229_m.jpg

Marcotte Photography - Tentative
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101216/09/4d0a49f5f03ac_m.jpg


Airspeed AKA Todd - Tentative
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100426/15/4bd61447b7cdf_m.jpg

Jan 17 13 11:27 am Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Makeup/Hair:

The following Makeup Artists have sent me an RSVP:

The following Hair Artists have sent me an RSVP:

Jan 17 13 11:28 am Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Other:

The following Artists have sent me an RSVP:

Painter/Artist

Christian Dustin
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110921/14/4e7a55e26c5ce_m.jpg

Retoucher

Etchgraphics
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121114/23/50a4a0a99965c_m.jpg

Jan 17 13 11:28 am Link

Photographer

Melisa L McInnis Photog

Posts: 2

Hanford, California, US

Jan 17 13 11:36 am Link

Model

April Yoshida

Posts: 5

Fresno, California, US

I'll be there ED definately have to shoot with you this year

Jan 17 13 11:39 am Link

Photographer

Melisa L McInnis Photog

Posts: 2

Hanford, California, US

its McInnis.. smile

Jan 17 13 12:32 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Melisa L McInnis Photog wrote:
its McInnis.. smile

That it is.

Jan 17 13 04:53 pm Link

Model

Devin Riane

Posts: 6

Austin, Texas, US

Just so everyone knows, I'm a red head right now here is a more recent photo smile
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- … 7378_n.jpg

Jan 17 13 06:17 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Devin Riane wrote:
Just so everyone knows, I'm a red head right now here is a more recent photo smile
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- … 7378_n.jpg

And as lovely as ever. Let me know when you get a more recent (red head) photo on MM and I'll swap you out.

Jan 17 13 08:50 pm Link

Photographer

Darrell Graves

Posts: 128

Clovis, California, US

Ed ~
Please put me down as attending. I missed the last two years but truly enjoyed the first one and would like to participate again this year.

Thank you!

~DG

Jan 17 13 09:29 pm Link

Photographer

Donovan Conway

Posts: 2

Fresno, California, US

I'm going to try and make it this year. I hear lots of good things about last year. It sounds like fun.

Jan 18 13 01:09 am Link

Photographer

Cindy Carvajal

Posts: 1

Fresno, California, US

I'll be there

Jan 18 13 01:39 am Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

It looks like I will be in the area during the weekend of March 23rd.
I would love to attend.
Please consider this my RSVP.
Thanks

Jan 18 13 02:08 am Link

Photographer

McKeePhotos

Posts: 17

Visalia, California, US

Val and I would enjoying being a part of it again this year. Please sign us up.

Jan 18 13 08:43 am Link

Model

Devin Riane

Posts: 6

Austin, Texas, US

myfotographer wrote:

And as lovely as ever. Let me know when you get a more recent (red head) photo on MM and I'll swap you out.

Aw thank you Ed smile There are a couple up now, any from the WW2 pinup or Masquerade shots will work smile Thank you very much!

Jan 18 13 10:44 am Link

Model

AngryPrincess

Posts: 48

Fresno, California, US

I'll be there Ed, per the usual smile I wouldn't miss it for the world!

Jan 18 13 11:50 am Link

Model

Kandi Queen

Posts: 608

Long Beach, California, US

I will be there! Hope for no rain this year!

Jan 18 13 01:14 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Kandi Queen wrote:
I will be there! Hope for no rain this year!

I am very excited to have you attend. I miss you.

Jan 18 13 02:33 pm Link

Photographer

Kens Photos

Posts: 222

Visalia, California, US

Once again I will miss this someday the Calif 500 NASCAR race and this will be on seperate weekends...

Jan 18 13 08:28 pm Link

Photographer

PhotosbyAndy

Posts: 1

Bakersfield, California, US

brian this andy (photobyandy) Sounds like a great shoot count me in!! thank you andy

Jan 18 13 08:29 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Kens Photos wrote:
Once again I will miss this someday the Calif 500 NASCAR race and this will be on seperate weekends...

Sorry Ken the schedule wasn't intentional.

Since I don't get to shoot the cars, I shoot ladies. ;-)

Jan 19 13 12:04 pm Link

Photographer

Mister 6T4 Creations

Posts: 4

Fresno, California, US

I am going to attempt to come this year!!  See all you folks out there!!

Jan 20 13 11:27 am Link

Photographer

Robb Smooth

Posts: 1

Los Angeles, California, US

Hi Ed, i'd like to join as a photographer.

www.robbsmooth.500px.com
www.fb.com/smoothphotography

Jan 20 13 10:02 pm Link

Photographer

SmtPhotography

Posts: 218

Bakersfield, California, US

Hi my name is Julio, Hope to see everyone one their

Jan 21 13 12:31 am Link

Model

Kandi Queen

Posts: 608

Long Beach, California, US

myfotographer wrote:

I am very excited to have you attend. I miss you.

I sooooooo miss my ED, will your daughters be coming as well?

Jan 22 13 08:21 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Kandi Queen wrote:
I sooooooo miss my ED, will your daughters be coming as well?

Yes, It is a secret, but Britni will be making her llamaing debut.

Jan 22 13 09:43 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

I have updated the participant list. If I've missed you. Please remind me. ;-)

Jan 25 13 09:07 pm Link

Photographer

Bad Wolf Photo

Posts: 1

Merced, California, US

I can't wait! Heard so many good things about this event!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/BadWolfPhoto

Jan 26 13 02:22 am Link

Photographer

Suspended Animation

Posts: 7

Clovis, California, US

I'm down, count me in!

Jan 26 13 08:08 pm Link

Photographer

steve dhuynh

Posts: 7

Highland, California, US

Could you put me down . Thank you

Jan 27 13 07:32 am Link

Photographer

Airspeed Photo

Posts: 324

Bakersfield, California, US

I might go...

airspeedphoto.tumblr.com

Jan 27 13 10:32 pm Link

Photographer

steve dhuynh

Posts: 7

Highland, California, US

Hi ! I want to know if i am already down for the shoot or do i have to contact you . thank you .

Jan 28 13 05:52 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

steve dhuynh wrote:
Hi ! I want to know if i am already down for the shoot or do i have to contact you . thank you .

You are fine. I am traveling and can't update the list every night. You'll have fun.

Jan 28 13 05:59 pm Link

Photographer

robb albrecht

Posts: 498

Baywood-Los Osos, California, US

Looks like a good time.

Jan 30 13 05:13 am Link

Photographer

PhotographybyHMG

Posts: 226

Hollister, California, US

Looking forward to this!

Feb 05 13 01:00 pm Link

Photographer

myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

I have updated the attendee list. If you aren't listed, but should be. Please PM me.

Feb 15 13 10:39 pm Link

Model

Leo White

Posts: 98

Fresno, California, US

I cant wait. I was so bummed when I missed last year. Ive already sent my RSVP smile

Feb 16 13 04:56 am Link

Photographer

FlawlessVixen

Posts: 22

Fresno, California, US

Count me in. See you there

-JPierre

Feb 17 13 08:56 pm Link