I would love to attend but I might not be able to make it. I'm moving to San Fran in January for school and I might be in Virginia visiting family that weekend. I don't have the exact date yet so I will let you guys know in a few weeks. I hope I will be able to attend.
DestinyRed wrote: Sent a message to Omni but I will be there again. The first time was fun but we had a distinct lack of other people. This one looks like it will be much more fun
My schedule is wide open. Almost.
10 G Michael
3 Michael Lynch
ETA btw I would be interested in all of the above posted themes Valentine, Marti Gra, Pin Up and Glamour but I don't really have a lot of outfits and for sure I dont have any retro stuff so I will do what I can. If there is an outfit that you want me to wear that would be great. Of course I will bring what I do have and we can go from there.
Please let us know if you are missing or if the information on the attending list is incorrect so we can update!! The list can be accessed by clicking on first or page 1 and scroll down the original post under the photos!!
We have a new photographer!!! Email him on facebook if you're interested in booking!! If you don't have a way to email and would like to book with him, let me know! I will pass it along... He doesn't have a MM page.
10: Paige Frazier
11: Tema_ii_am (Shatema)
12: Chelsey M Brunton
2: Chastity Hampton
3: Reba Sue
4: Lucy Charms
5: Rachel Skabla
Ok Ladies.. many of us have full or nearly full schedules, plenty of time to start thinking about what you want to shoot with each photographer.
Everyone please check this updated "ATTENDING" List!!!
I have listed who I know is BOOKED with NO openings, and left those who I wasn't sure of as blank. If you are fully BOOKED, let me know and I will update it! This will help others find those with openings easier!!!
**If you don't see your name, you are listed twice, or you are no longer attending, please let me know ASAP so I may REMOVE or Update the list! Thanks!!!****
Attending Female Models ................
*EvelynneMarie (Lauren Marie Thompson).(BOOKED)...................
Everyone, check the list above!! If you have openings, let us know! If you are fully booked and don't see BOOKED by your name on the list above, let me know! I will update it! I'm trying to get an idea of who is booked and who isn't so I can help people book accordingly!!
If you are interested in joining us for the event or are on the line....
Read the following to get a better idea of the event!!
Here is a little rundown of the event:
***Doors open at 9am.
***Shooting starts at 10am
*** Event ends at 6pm. Don't schedule any shoots after 6pm. Your 5pm shoot may run slightly over if you're behind in the day. That will be ok if it's a few mins.
*** Everyone please be advised the building does have stairs!! Bring comfortable walking shoes while coming up the stairs to where you plan to shoot at. ***
Cost to attend the event:
MUA's .................... No Charge
Models ................... $10.00
Photographers ................ $20.00
Photographer Assistant ......... $10.00
Models Assistant ......... $10.00
**Payment will be accepted by mail & paypal to confirm your attendance. They may accept payment at the door as well. Please contact us with your questions regarding this. Due to the high demand for this event, we suggest paying in advance!!!
**Everyone works on a TF basis, meaning trade for photos. NO one charges anyone for their time.**
**There is a pot luck we have! We would like everyone to bring something that they can share with others whether it be a 12pk of soda, cookies, candy, pizza, anything! We will be asking you what you'd like to bring in prior to the shoot so think about it for a few..... If you'd like to just pitch in money for a pizza, I'm sure we could do that as well. There is a coffee pot on site to use in the main studio!
***All models & photographers, if you've never been to a group shoot.... Please discuss the looks you would like to achieve with your photographers you have booked with so you have an idea of the wardrobe you'd like to bring and so forth. Also, please discuss with photographers on how the images from the session will be received. This is very important to know in advance so there are no surprises for you later on! NO NUDITY is allowed at this venue! If you are caught doing nudes, you will be banned from any future group shoots! Sorry but rules are rules....
Communication is key to getting some amazing images between both parties!
Don't forget about the Model Mayhem page if you have one! Please share your schedules there and on your profile there as well!!
As far as lighting goes, there definitely is not enough lighting to go around for all of the photographers. Of course the main studio has the regular lighting, not studio lights that will be available; but in the warehouse floors, there is only natural light. I encourage you to bring your own battery operated as I'm not sure there is electricity on the other levels.
Definitely bring easy to carry lighting since in order to get to other floors of the building, you will need to climb stairs and wear comfortable shoes! All shooting will be indoors. You are welcome to shoot outside of the building but there isn't much to shoot out there but the exterior of the building and there may be some other areas nearby if you'd like to utilize something in particular. The place is an old warehouse building with 5 floors. The only floors shooting will take place on will be the first 3-4 floors usually. I'm not 100% sure about the last floor as of now. The warehouse floors have the old style warehouse windows, some have vines on them from outside of the building, some windows are cracked... And there is also alot of odds and ends on those floors you can use for the shoot as most is storage. There is an old tv and old radio on one of the floors, lockers, old warehouse equipment, old bathroom with peeling paint... It's hard to describe really. Pictures coming soon! It's definitely been untouched, paint peeling, etc.
Below is the link to the facebook page.
You can google the address for the studio. There may be photos of the exterior on google earth. OMNI STUDIO 14 N. LOWRY AVE.
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO 45505
Its an old turn of the century warehouse.
I have photos I will be posting soon on the Model Mayhem thread and on the Facebook event page.
Once you decide you would like to attend, let us know by posting it on the page. Then, you come on both event pages (if you have access to both) and post that you are coming to the shoot.
Post links to your model mayhem or facebook page where others can see your port on both pages. It is not necessary to have a model mayhem or facebook page to participate in this event. I would post your openings/schedule as such.
Everyone for the most part is doing 1hr sessions with models. Don't forget a break time for yourself if you need one!
Share your openings on model mayhem if you have one. If you don't you could share them on facebook and let me know and I will post on MM for you as well or vice versa.
Hope this answers anyone's questions...
Hope I'm not talking to myself here.....ha ha ha I hear alot of echoes!! ha ha ha!!
****Models, the following photographers have openings that I know of as of earlier today. These are the only ones that I know of. If you are a photographer and have openings & aren't on the list, let me know! I will add you. I'm trying to connect those with openings with each other to save time!!
Please contact them directly when looking to book. Not everyone has access to Facebook or Model Mayhem. If you would like for me to email them for you, let me know! Thanks! ****
LIGHTING: Dave and the crew DO have one set of lights in the main studio. The warehouse itself does NOT have power (that I know of, from past experience), so any lights you bring need to have a power-pack. * or bring a hellofalot of ext. cords...lol
The warehouse floors:
1st floor: Once past the heated area, there are several rooms you can shoot in. These may or may not have some old office furniture in them. Past the old office area, the rest of the floor is caged off, no access. You can use the loading dock door to go out onto the loading dock. ( be sure to close it, as it gonna be frigging cold out). There is a good sized open area there at the loading dock door (inside) that can be used for a shoot if you like the chain link fence look.
2nd thru 4th floor: All have tons of junk left from past tenants that used these areas for storage. Lots of good spots for shoots/props. all have a set of bath rooms at each end of the floor. The FAR end of each floor, in the N.E. corner has 2 walls of windows. ( about 3 ft off the floor, to the ceiling). rest of walls are the same. So, plenty of natural light is available.
*** 3rd floor is ONLY accessible from the stairwell at the far end of the building, as the door has been locked, and apparently no key available. So, you must go to 2nd or 4th floor, then back to 3rd.
5th floor: off limits!!!!! I recall Dave saying that floor isn't safe to be on, and more than likely, isn't accessible in the first place.
I'll look through my stuff and see if anything shows the areas in the background, then I'll post them on flickr, then link them here> http://flic.kr/ps/rNcE6 * these have only been resized for flickr, not retouched, so NO critiquing, lol
Dave should have some, perhaps Mike Lynch or Bryan Shuman as well.
****Photographers, the following models have openings that I know of as of earlier today. These are the only ones that I know of. If you are a model and have openings & aren't on the list, let me know! I will add you. I'm trying to connect those with openings with each other to save time!! Models please let photographers know your availability! Keep posting on the event page here!!
Photographers please contact them directly when looking to book unless you are unable to. Not everyone has access to Facebook or Model Mayhem. If you would like for me to email them for you, let me know! Thanks! ****
**Cancellation policy: If you pay in advance & severe weather strikes, boyfriend breakup, illness, car trouble, hangover, "just not feeling it", whatever..... and you are unable to make it, you will be able to apply your payment to a future Omni Group Shoot. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds at this time.
>>>I highly encourage EVERYONE to pay in advance when they can! This will save time when you get to the studio when doors open @9am & you won't be in line all that long! You'll be able to start setting up and checking out the location!! There's a lot to see!! And models, you'll want that time to do touch ups on hair & makeup or do your hair & makeup at the studio as well as get dressed in your first session clothing!! 1hr seems like a while but to those who are experienced, one hour is rushing it if you haven't done your hair or makeup!!
If you have any questions, please let me or David Givens (Omni) know!
While you're at it, don't forget to "LIKE" the D. Givens & Omni Photo Facebook page. You can check out some of the work that David has shot at the studio!!! David will also announce future group shoots there as well!!!