Any shoots involving animals offers a unique opportunity to blend beauty with nature, but there's something truly captivating about shoots with snakes. Perhaps it's that perception of danger or an exotic wildness that is inherent in serpents, but combining a beautiful woman with a sleek, powerful snake is a match made in photographic heaven. We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with the Southern California Herpetology Association & Rescue who is allowing us to use some of their snakes, and other animals, in our first group shoot. We will teach you some techniques for working with the animals as well as offer suggestions on positioning for those once in a lifetime shots. For models, this is a great chance to try something different and show your range as a model. For photographers, it can be a new kind of challenge, directing a model while trying to adapt to an animal's unpredictable movements. It's going to be a blast so be sure to reserve your spot early!
Location: Noiresque Photography Studios, Fullerton, CA
Date: Sunday, February 19th
Time: Group Shoot from 1pm to 3pm
One on one private sessions from 3pm to about 6pm, depending on bookings
Fee: $50 per photographer for the group shoot if you book in advance. $60 at the door.
Additional fees for one on one sessions at the model's rate
To reserve your spot, you can sign up and pay for the event at http://www.meetup.com/noiresque
Attendees: Limited to 15 photographers. There will be 5 models available to shoot. See below for their MM portfolios.
No escorts, assistants, significant others, friends or lookey-loos will be permitted for photographers or models. If you intend on bringing someone, they will have to pay the full fee. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Equipment: The studio will provide some lighting equipment but we encourage photographers to bring their own. The studio has:
2 continuous softboxes
1 continuous boom w/ softbox
2 B800 Alien bee strobes with various grids and softbox attachments
I have a couple wireless triggers for use, but please bring your own if you have them. We will have at least one set up that does not require the strobes.
The Shoots: During the group shoot, you will have an opportunity to shoot all the beautiful models with different backgrounds, animals, and outfits. After the group shoots, photographers will have the opportunity to hire the models for one on one shoots in the studio in 30 min increments. Many of the models are pre-booked before the event, so if you see one you know you want to work with, schedule them early. We encourage you to book them ahead of time because the more popular the model, the faster they'll book all their slots.
One on One sessions are not included in the group shoot fee. If you see a model you would like to hire, you can contact them directly for their specific rates and release requirements.
One on One Sessions starting at:
Information is subject to change. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or for further details.
Confirmed and attending MODELS:
Cheyenne Vixen MM# 2141235
Heather Nikol MM#2211336
Victory Leigh MM#2378168
Hope to see some of you there!