June 3rd, 2011
|11:49 am - Photo Booth!|
Here you go:
Feel free to rebroadcast the link above. (I'm sure about to!)
That should be at least one photo of everyone who gave permission to post, and HOPEFULLY no one who said no. ;>
If I inadvertently posted your photo, or you want it taken down now that you've seen it, please let me know and I'll do so post haste.
Thank you everyone who participated, whether you're in this set or not. Thank you everyone who thought it was worth coming by a second time! I'd also like to thank the people who helped: fullygoldy and inteligentrix helped with driving; juliebata provided much assistance and patience; billzilla helped with set up; and Shayla and Jamie H. were the on-site and very helpful volunteers. Yeah! I currently plan to do this again next year, so if you have any suggestions to make, please feel free.
GROUP IDs: I didn't keep as good track of group photos this year as last year. When I knew the people in the photo, I listed them left to right. When I didn't know the people in the photo, I listed them alphabetically. So, if you're in a group photo, and can provide proper ID, please do so! I'd particularly like individual IDs for the Japanese Robot Maids.
STILL TO COME: I have to finish up spring quarter from school but about a week from now, I'll be able to start sending the sets of photos to people who gave permission to post. After that is sending the sets of photos to everyone else. It'll take longer to get them than last year, largely because of school. So, please be patient, but also don't be shy about asking where in the process I am.
(And if you're subscribed to my journal, AND the DW and LJ wiscon communities, you're about to see a version of this post a couple times. ;>)
Thanks! It's lots of fun!
Momentarily alarmed by how a few people, notably including yourselves, have their heads cut off in the thumbnails. But not in the full photos, which look very nice.
Glad you clicked through to the big pictures!
Although there's entirely too much chopping off of body parts by the photographer after all. Someday I'll learn!
Fantastic! Thank you!
Did any of the pair shots with me (E. J.) and Amal come out? I remember you telling Amal, "Okay, now look bored like you get this EVERY DAY!" and thinking, "that's going to be an awesome picture."
I think I had one of those in the running, as it were, until I was making the final select. They did turn out, though, and there will be at least one of those in the set I mail to you. Thanks for asking!
|Date:||June 4th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)|| |
That's a cool project! I've enjoyed looking at your photos, and at Kyle's from Worldcon in Montreal, and Geof Stone's smaller collection from Minicon. And very much enjoyed doing it myself at a few Minn-StF pool parties over the years (including the year I hauled out the 4x5 monorail camera and limited myself to two sheets per subject).
I wouldn't be surprised if the space wasn't available -- but you need more space between the subjects and the background, both so that you can light the background independently, and to throw it out of focus. (And you need two more lights to do the lighting part of that, which may make it unfeasible anyway).
For a same-background-all-weekend choice that shade of gray is quite good; works decently for most everybody.
A number of people I know in there, not surprisingly. And only two cases where I clicked on a thumbnail thinking I probably knew the person, and was wrong. (I looked at a number beyond the ones I thought I might know, of course!)
I do it over a few hours on Sunday night.
I do have a little more room to position the lights, but a relatively low ceiling. I rented a two-light set-up, which this year had a 250 watt and 125 watt (well, I think -- I do know that one light was half the power of the other) light. Next year I'd like to have the brighter light further away, and the smaller light just as a fill. Thanks for the comments, though, they're appreciated!
I didn't like the gray last year, but have come to like it.
Kyle's shots from Worldcon a couple years ago are what gave me the oomph to do this.
|Date:||June 4th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)|| |
And for something partly inspired by Kyle, it would have been just wrong not to have anybody jumping in their picture :-) .
I do like many of the less-formal poses beyond that, too; I know you were working somewhat on that, and I think it worked well.
I actually tried to get a jumping group shot, but it just wouldn't shoot! I don't know what the problem was. Also, I have kind of slow reflexes.
Well, more practice! ;>