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photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby Bobby Deal » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:20 am

today in Las Vegas the photoMENTORIS Las Vegas Based Meetup group Hosted a 4 hour Pin up Girl Workshop sponsored by Rockin Bettie Vintage and Pinup Boutique located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

I arrived at my studio at 9:00 AM to breakdown the gear in the studio load load 8 strobes, c-stands, assorted soft boxes, a pile of pocket wizards, power cords, 3 California Sunbounce Reflectirs and assorted sundry items and off to Rockin Bettie's Boutique.

Once there I commenced to setting up the lighting and dressing out 4 indoor sets. In addition we had east and west facing frontages in front and back of the store to work outdoors in ambient light. The back of the location has a small roll up door which later in the afternoon would provide some truly beautiful ambient light in the store.

As I was working on the sets our makeup artist and hair stylist / model Kristina Cupcake and the model team arrived and begun to get made over and select their wardrobes for the day.

Our Model Team

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Left to right - Christina Brooklyn, Kristina Kupcake, Ashley Rapuano, Darby Fox, Dessie Danger.

A bit before 2:00 PM the photographers rolled in and we gathered for a brief rundown of the sets and procedures for the day and discussed the lighting before getting started. It was a truly long day but I did mange to get a photo of each model processed to share with the community. Over the next few days I will share more.

With just 8 photographers including myself ready to work with our team of 5 Pro Models we were to have a long and productive day. I believe each model worked in at least 4-5 wardrobe changes each

1. Darby Fox- lighting a basic 2 light set. Key light (5' Octabox) feathered from camera left fill on axis 48" soft box.

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2. Kristina Kupcake - light a simple single light set 48" soft box feathered camera right

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3. Ashley Rapuano - ambient light on the front east facing exposure of the building

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4. Christina Brooklyn - photographed on the 2 light set

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5. Dessie Danger - a doorway about mid way into the store, ambient light streaming into the space via the roll up door on the west side of the building.

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Re: photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby TomCofer » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Great shots Bobby. Looks like you had a busy and productive day.
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Re: photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby Bobby Deal » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:21 pm

Thanks Tom, it truly was a great day on location with a lot of fun and information shared. We even had a couple of truly fresh newbies at this event. I can not wait to be able to start offering workshops in various locations around the country again so more of the photoMENTORIS community can participate.

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Re: photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby WesternGuy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:09 am

Nice shots Bobby. Although, I can appreciate the work that must have gone into these, I just wish I understood all the technical stuff around the lighting - someday. :)

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Re: photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby Bobby Deal » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:55 am

WesternGuy wrote:Nice shots Bobby. Although, I can appreciate the work that must have gone into these, I just wish I understood all the technical stuff around the lighting - someday. :)

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Helping other understand that technical stuff is the whole point behind the exsistance of this community. If there is anything specific you would like explained more clearly just ask I will do my best to expound on it in a manner that is easy to under stand.

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Re: photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby Olivia » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:27 am

Didn't really had time to look into all my pictures yet but here's a first one....
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Postby Olivia » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:28 am

not sure why my picture got a bit darker than it is on my computer.... :oops: :oops:

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Re: photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby Bobby Deal » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:08 pm

It looks fine on my end Olivia

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Re: photoMENTORIS and Rockin Bettie Shootout in Las Vegas

Postby Olivia » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:04 pm

Bobby Deal wrote:It looks fine on my end Olivia


yeah? good then... ;)
i'll post some more tonight i think, when i'll be done with work... ;)


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