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Model
Carson B
Posts: 141
Oxnard, California, US


Still looking for a sponsor smile
Any photographers looking to sponsor a model please take a look at my port smile
Aug 21 13 12:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


Carson B wrote:
Still looking for a sponsor smile
Any photographers looking to sponsor a model please take a look at my port smile

Hey Carson... I listed you on page one... hope to seeya Oct 13th... borat

Aug 21 13 01:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Leah Hilton
Posts: 2
Nashua, New Hampshire, US


Hey I just heard about this awesome opportunity and would LOVE to have someone sponsor me! smile I can even sing to you! hehe

http://youtube.com/modelleahhilton

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8062629056_da0b16d68f_z.jpg

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Leah*Hilton

leah_hilton1@yahoo.com
Aug 22 13 07:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


Hey Leah... I'll be putting your photo up on page one tonight... hope to seeya on Oct 13th... borat
Aug 22 13 02:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:

Sounds like Spanish...but I hope you don't avoid Mexico! :-)
[I could see where this conversation was going so I just had it all by myself to save everyone time! LOL]

LOL... and thankyouverymuch... borat

Aug 24 13 02:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


Select Models wrote:
Four BIG reasons why this 'Cruiseboat Photoshoot' will be the best one offered on MM in 2013.

1.  Look at the models booked so far... ALL KNOCKOUTS!... with some more fantastic models in the works.
2.  Lowest priced cruiseboat photoshoot of any cruiseshoot listed on MM.
3.  Models actually get to make some money with one day of paid one on ones.
4.  Most convenient and creative shooting itinerary of any cruiseshoot.

Now the big question is... why haven't you called Jessica yet?... wink
1-800-819-3902, Extension 85395

Just a re-quote to rattle a few cages of guys that have contacted me, but momentarily 'dropped the ball'.  Got some new models added to the 'interested in attending' list... checkout their pics on page one... borat

Aug 24 13 08:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Shalee Holleman
Posts: 549
Bandon, Oregon, US


Looking for a Sponsor....Looking to Collaborate....Take stunning creative and beautiful photo's....In some of the worlds most beautiful locations and with beautiful models and amazing photographer's....So what are we waiting for? Let's do this tongue
Aug 24 13 10:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


Shalee Holleman wrote:
Looking for a Sponsor....Looking to Collaborate....Take stunning creative and beautiful photo's....In some of the worlds most beautiful locations and with beautiful models and amazing photographer's....So what are we waiting for? Let's do this tongue

Like 588 thumbs up on Shalee... FANTASTIC model who attended a previous cruiseboat photoshoot and ROCKED IT!... comes HIGHLY recommended here... borat

Aug 25 13 11:14 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jin N Tonic
Posts: 172
Los Angeles, California, US


Still available to be sponsored for this cruise!!
Added bonus: I've been traveling all over the NW this summer and meeting with amazing designers, and will have dozens of sexy, new, one-of-a-kind, lingerie and swimwear to bring with me!! Designers are definitely interested in sharing the photos as well as publication, so lots of collaboration and exposure potential! The best part is you get to shoot me in brand new wardrobe not currently in my port ;D
Aug 26 13 01:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Shalee Holleman
Posts: 549
Bandon, Oregon, US


Select Models wrote:

Like 588 thumbs up on Shalee... FANTASTIC model who attended a previous cruiseboat photoshoot and ROCKED IT!... comes HIGHLY recommended here... borat

Thank you Gary! Miss you and hope to spend another great time with everyone! Keep tuned everybody and come check out my port been posting more pics!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130825/20/521accff55fd9_m.jpg

Aug 26 13 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


Shalee Holleman wrote:

Thank you Gary! Miss you and hope to spend another great time with everyone! Keep tuned everybody and come check out my port been posting more pics!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130825/20/521accff55fd9_m.jpg

Waycool shot by the Artmeister at a Wednesday Select Models 'Weekday Beach Minishoot' in Laguna... you rocked that one Shalerz... borat

Aug 27 13 06:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Toothpick Productions
Posts: 73
San Jose, California, US


To any of the photographers that went last time...  Just wanted to pick your brains and get some tips on what to pack (technically).

- For the 'on location' shoots on the beaches, did anyone actually drag along small strobes (like alien bees)/stand/battery pack??   Or just only use of off-camera flash with speed lights??   Or no strobes at all and only carry possibly a reflector??

Just trying to get ahead of myself and avoid like packing an alien bee in my suitcase if it won't even be realistically used.  :-)

I thought i remembered reading (from the last cruise) that there were 'issues' being allowed to wander around and shoot on the boat using tripods/lighting??

Any tips are always appreciated!!!!  Thanks!!!

-Toothpick Ted
Aug 27 13 09:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Stone Imaging
Posts: 940
Seattle, Washington, US


Toothpick Productions wrote:
To any of the photographers that went last time...  Just wanted to pick your brains and get some tips on what to pack (technically).

- For the 'on location' shoots on the beaches, did anyone actually drag along small strobes (like alien bees)/stand/battery pack??   Or just only use of off-camera flash with speed lights??   Or no strobes at all and only carry possibly a reflector??

Just trying to get ahead of myself and avoid like packing an alien bee in my suitcase if it won't even be realistically used.  :-)

I thought i remembered reading (from the last cruise) that there were 'issues' being allowed to wander around and shoot on the boat using tripods/lighting??

Any tips are always appreciated!!!!  Thanks!!!

-Toothpick Ted

All three/four....studio strobes, on and off camera speed lights, and reflectors on the beaches.  On ship shoots included studio strobes, on and off camera speed lights, and available light.  Gary/Select got some great available light shots during indoor evening shoots.

I personally packed speed lights with shoot throughs.  I got the soft ligtht I was after, but all things considered, they were a pain.  For studio lights you need to stake out the shoot location early, and set up early.  The downside to this is that your backgrounds will all look the same for the different models...meaning you will lose out on other areas offering good photo ops.

If you bring speed lights with AA's, bring a charger that charges a dozen at a time.  And...at most there are two wall plugs per room, and you aren't allowed to use a power strip for mulitple chargers.

Just a reminder...   If you use speed lights on the beach to knock out eye shadows, you will either need high speed snych, or the proper neutral density filter.

Aug 27 13 10:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


David Stone Imaging wrote:

All three/four....studio strobes, on and off camera speed lights, and reflectors on the beaches.  On ship shoots included studio strobes, on and off camera speed lights, and available light.  Gary/Select got some great available light shots during indoor evening shoots.

I personally packed speed lights with shoot throughs.  I got the soft ligtht I was after, but all things considered, they were a pain.  For studio lights you need to stake out the shoot location early, and set up early.  The downside to this is that your backgrounds will all look the same for the different models...meaning you will lose out on other areas offering good photo ops.

If you bring speed lights with AA's, bring a charger that charges a dozen at a time.  And...at most there are two wall plugs per room, and you aren't allowed to use a power strip for mulitple chargers.

Just a reminder...   If you use speed lights on the beach to knock out eye shadows, you will either need high speed snych, or the proper neutral density filter.

Good advise from DSI here... and yeah... tripod mounted speedlights ROCK for cruiseboat shoot... shot this one with a Vivitar 285 mounted on $10 aluminum tripod (pocket wizard activated)... both bought at http://www.bargaincamerashows.com for around $50 total. 

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130624/12/51c89c192d8f8.jpg

And yeah... anytime you can shoot available light and eliminate strobe setups, you'll be better off with a much easier configuration... wink

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110303/13/4d700ea88f2ba.jpg

Charlie Kristine... Emerald Bay, Nuevo Mazatlan, Mexico

Aug 27 13 11:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


David, can you explain a neutral density filter to the uninitiated who care? :-). Not all of us know what that is and how it works.

An appropriate link would be good too.
Aug 28 13 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Stone Imaging
Posts: 940
Seattle, Washington, US


FFantastique wrote:
David, can you explain a neutral density filter to the uninitiated who care? :-). Not all of us know what that is and how it works.

An appropriate link would be good too.

The link below explains a ND or neutral density filter pretty well.  It cuts down on the intensity of the light, allowing a photographer to change aperature or shutter speed.  A ND filter generally doesn't affect colors.

In a sunny beach setting, for instance, it will allow a photographer to use a larger aperature opening, thus decreasing depth of field.

Also...if you don't have high speed sync for your speed light, a ND filter can reduce the need for a high speed shutter exposure, and still be able to knock out the dark eye shadows you get with daytime sunshine.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_density_filter

Aug 28 13 04:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Stone Imaging
Posts: 940
Seattle, Washington, US


Toothpick Productions wrote:
To any of the photographers that went last time...  Just wanted to pick your brains and get some tips on what to pack (technically).

- For the 'on location' shoots on the beaches, did anyone actually drag along small strobes (like alien bees)/stand/battery pack??   Or just only use of off-camera flash with speed lights??   Or no strobes at all and only carry possibly a reflector??

Just trying to get ahead of myself and avoid like packing an alien bee in my suitcase if it won't even be realistically used.  :-)

I thought i remembered reading (from the last cruise) that there were 'issues' being allowed to wander around and shoot on the boat using tripods/lighting??

Any tips are always appreciated!!!!  Thanks!!!

-Toothpick Ted

Continuing....

Speed lights are the most versatile lights you can bring and the easiest to set up.  I would recommend at least one....and with HSS if possible.  The real question is if you should bring a modifier (s)?  I brought a couple of shoot throughs, and over this past year realize I would have done as well to just use something like the Fong thing.  One photographer brought light benders, and they were compact and worked well for him.

I don't remember any issues with cruise personnel and wandering around with tripods and lights, except a few were uninformed about the group.  If you do get stopped for taking photographs, you don't want to claim to be a professional photographer.  If you have high-end equipment, claim to be a serious amateur.

Aug 28 13 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Toothpick Productions
Posts: 73
San Jose, California, US


Awesome!!!   Thanks to Everyone that has shared some of the tips and tricks for shooting on the trip!!!   Definitely beneficial to know!!! 

Do most of the photographers back a separate case/bag for your gear?  Or just try to combine it into your regular suitcase of stuff??  I just want to make sure whether i'm trying to pack it up "incognito" or just pack it and go.   :-)

Thanks!!!

-Toothpick Ted
Aug 28 13 09:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Stone Imaging
Posts: 940
Seattle, Washington, US


Toothpick Productions wrote:
Awesome!!!   Thanks to Everyone that has shared some of the tips and tricks for shooting on the trip!!!   Definitely beneficial to know!!! 

Do most of the photographers back a separate case/bag for your gear?  Or just try to combine it into your regular suitcase of stuff??  I just want to make sure whether i'm trying to pack it up "incognito" or just pack it and go.   :-)

Thanks!!!

-Toothpick Ted

You pose some good questions, and this answer is for anyone...

Pack in a way that fits your style of organization.  I would suggest a camera bag you can take to the beach...which should also work for the cruise ship locations...to protect the gear you think you will need.  It is all up to you.  This is not a studio shoot (unless you want to bring a lot of gear), but on location.

I don't see any need for you to travel incognito?  I don't suspect you are flying anywhere with your gear (?) from San Jose, but coming from Seattle I will choose to take my essential camera gear to my seat with my cruise ticket...and wear washable clothing that will last a week in case my luggage gets lost. Last year I had a camera bag with my lenses I took on board. I checked the rest.  The speedlights and external battery packs were searched by TSA before the bags were loaded onto the plane.  I mean, batteries and coiled wire will get any bomb expert's attention...thank God.  This year all my camera gear will go on board with me to my seat.  I am now taking less as an experienced cruiser, and now have a bag designed for air travel.

Your questions do imply this is some kind of secretive, cloak and dagger thing, but important none-the-less?  Gary/Select arranges the cruise for this group...gratis (imagine that!!!) at great time expense to himself.  The cruise management and employees know of our presence, and Gary has already reserved areas on the ship for us to openly shoot in at selected times.  You will have a chance to photograph all the models that are sponsored on the cruise...if you decide to go and sponsor a model yourself.  This is all above-board, and one hell of a lot of fun.

Aug 28 13 10:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


David Stone Imaging wrote:
Gary/Select arranges the cruise for this group...gratis (imagine that!!!) at great time expense to himself.  The cruise management and employees know of our presence, and Gary has already reserved areas on the ship for us to openly shoot in at selected times.  You will have a chance to photograph all the models that are sponsored on the cruise...if you decide to go and sponsor a model yourself.  This is all above-board, and one hell of a lot of fun.

A BIG 10/4 and a heads up on this stuff.  I'm although last years cruise was MONSTER funtimes with close to 60 models and photographers, I'm actually looking forward to a smaller turnout on this cruise.  Less work for me and FAR MORE shooting time.  Would still love to see a few more great models and supershooters on board.  You can signup for this cruiseshoot up to one week before set-sail date... AND... price of the tickets just went DOWN!... borat

Aug 29 13 02:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bob-W
Posts: 218
Simi Valley, California, US


Toothpick Productions wrote:
Awesome!!!   Thanks to Everyone that has shared some of the tips and tricks for shooting on the trip!!!   Definitely beneficial to know!!! 

Do most of the photographers back a separate case/bag for your gear?  Or just try to combine it into your regular suitcase of stuff??  I just want to make sure whether i'm trying to pack it up "incognito" or just pack it and go.   :-)

Thanks!!!

-Toothpick Ted

My bag with camera gear didn't arrive in front of stateroom until after 11pm, which was longer than other people. Maybe they searched it more thoroughly. I would wheel one bag with you onto the ship with camera gear, toiletries and one change of clothes. You need to carry any wine onboard too. You can't leave it in checked bag with porter.

Aug 29 13 08:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


Be careful with your stuff!

While I didn't lose anything that I know of in the baggage transfers, I recall that I did pick up some boots on the way in,
an unidentified tripod on the way out,
and others have been known to unintentionally transport substances that canine's olfactory senses detect and alert LEOs who respond by making it expensive to possess!

[That was deliberately obfuscatory to help protect the guilty! :-)]
Aug 29 13 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lovell
Posts: 38
Whittier, California, US


I would like to attend and am totally available to attend and I have a valid passport.  If any photographer would like to sponsor me, please contact me ASAP!  Thank you very much, it will be a blast!!
Aug 30 13 02:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:
Be careful with your stuff!

While I didn't lose anything that I know of in the baggage transfers, I recall that I did pick up some boots on the way in,
an unidentified tripod on the way out,
and others have been known to unintentionally transport substances that canine's olfactory senses detect and alert LEOs who respond by making it expensive to possess!

[That was deliberately obfuscatory to help protect the guilty! :-)]

Hey hey now... those boots and tripod were left abandoned at the first groupshoot on the miniature golf course... and the tripod was unfortunately broken from excessive wind damage... hmm  That's why you don't bring big lighting kits on cruiseboat photoshoots... wink

Aug 30 13 05:41 am  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


Some are organic but let's pretend you plan your shoots.
So let me ask a somewhat potentially irrelevant question:

Hair stylist asked: "Good morning! Do you have any idea on how you are going to want the girl's hair for the shoot? Just wondering if I need to bring all if my hot roller sets, flat irons, etc"--what should I say? 😉

Is there a list on MM that shows a menu of hair styles that I can then just relist to a smaller subset and suggest model, MUA and hair go see as reference?

Visuals are often more better [sic] than trying to verbally describe what's in me noggin.
It's closer to telepathy. :-)
Aug 30 13 05:47 am  Link  Quote 
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Yani S
Posts: 934
Los Angeles, California, US


My experience with equipment is this. I brought lights Alien bees and strobe lights. I didnt use them! Maybe a little on the strobe but mostly natural light. Dont forget were your going to be there is sooo much natural light its amazing! I hooked up with a photographer and we both had reflectors so I tolled him I would hold it up for him and he can take his photos and he did the same with for me! This worked out the best! Shoot with a group of 2-3 on the beach using reflectors and you will get the Pro looking photos! Thats just my two cents! Plus you dont have to lug around stands and heavy equipment just camera body lens and reflector! It makes a huge difference!
Aug 30 13 11:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


Yani S wrote:
My experience with equipment is this. I brought lights Alien bees and strobe lights. I didnt use them! Maybe a little on the strobe but mostly natural light. Dont forget were your going to be there is sooo much natural light its amazing! I hooked up with a photographer and we both had reflectors so I tolled him I would hold it up for him and he can take his photos and he did the same with for me! This worked out the best! Shoot with a group of 2-3 on the beach using reflectors and you will get the Pro looking photos! Thats just my two cents! [/b]Plus you dont have to lug around stands and heavy equipment just camera body lens and reflector! It makes a huge difference![b]

It does... PLUS... those big softboxes and power supplies attract waaaaaaaay too much attention... wink

Aug 30 13 06:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Taylor Aulbach
Posts: 28
Hot Springs, Arkansas, US


Hello everyone! Still trying to find a sponsor for this trip wink
Aug 30 13 07:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


Taylor Aulbach wrote:
Hello everyone! Still trying to find a sponsor for this trip wink

And Taylor comes HIGHLY recommended here... worked with her twice before... borat

Sep 02 13 12:04 am  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


Carson B wrote:
Still looking for a sponsor smile

Ditto.
Any model or group of models looking to sponsor a tog please take a look at my port smile

Sep 02 13 01:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:

Ditto.
Any model or group of models looking to sponsor a tog please take a look at my port smile

JT my friend... we all wuvya... but 'you know the drill' compadre.  This sponsorship program is pretty much 'workin in reverse' amigo.  Butcha gotta give a guy some credit for tryin... right?... wink... lol

Sep 02 13 08:36 am  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


Select Models wrote:

JT my friend... we all wuvya... but 'you know the drill' compadre.  This sponsorship program is pretty much 'workin in reverse' amigo.  Butcha gotta give a guy some credit for tryin... right?... wink... lol

Just because they have beauty and brains doesn't mean they don't also have corresponding staff of dinero! I'm about paradigmatic shifts LOL.

Bon voyage.

Sep 02 13 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
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FFantastique
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pQW2LeCWTg
This sub 4-min video is enticing. ;-)
I was privileged to work with this model in Mexico. Actually, I think it was on the high seas somewhere, latitude and longitude unknown.
However, I was very pleased with the work. If she ain't sponsored, someone should.
Sep 02 13 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:
If she ain't sponsored, someone should.

Yeah... someone should... like YOU amigo... borat

Sep 03 13 01:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lovell
Posts: 38
Whittier, California, US


I'd love to be a part of this event, still looking or a sponsor!
Sep 05 13 12:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
C.C. Holdings
Posts: 594
New York, New York, US


WOOOOO can't wait
Sep 05 13 07:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FFantastique
Posts: 784
Orlando, Florida, US


C.C. Holdings  wrote:
WOOOOO can't wait

You'll just have to! :-)
The ship not likely to leave early...but it might leave late--on account of a model!

Sep 05 13 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Select Models
Posts: 35,885
Upland, California, US


FFantastique wrote:
You'll just have to! :-)
The ship not likely to leave early...but it might leave late--on account of a model!

That 'hold up the ship model' isn't scheduled to attend on Oct 13th... BUT... she could be another one of those 'last minute girls'... and there's half a dozen of them 'in the works'.  Things are gonna get very interesting on this thread in the next 2 weeks... stay tuned... borat

Sep 05 13 09:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
C.C. Holdings
Posts: 594
New York, New York, US


FFantastique wrote:
You'll just have to! :-)
The ship not likely to leave early...but it might leave late--on account of a model!

smile

edit: looks like we've quit the long winded linguistics game

Sep 05 13 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Gina Madonna
Posts: 28
Los Angeles, California, US


Gettinnngggg Close..... Am Excited!!!! big_smile
Sep 06 13 12:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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