Joshua Tree March 2005 Update

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Do you plan on attending?

  1. Yes - just myself

    27.8%
  2. Yes - myself plus 1

    38.9%
  3. Yes - more than 2 of us

    11.1%
  4. Still undecided

    22.2%
  1. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    After our scouting trip this last weekend, we now have a much better idea of the lay of the land. The terrain is just as expected - sandy and rocky with lots of Joshua trees. :LOL: We had the good fortune of having some interesting weather - cloudy and rainy so the lighting literally changed from minute to minute.

    We are in the process of making campsite reservations, planning food and some workshops. We need to know how many are officially coming and a deposit of $20 via Paypal towards the final cost per person. Deposits should to be sent to donate@thephotoforum.com. You can use the link at the bottom of any forum page. Please make sure you put a note in there so we know what itÂ’s for. If you need to make your deposit another way, please contact Chase via PM.

    If anyone is still unsure about attending, drop me or Chase a PM and let us know the likelyhood of you making it since once we reserve the spaces, we will be hard pressed to get more room considering that this trip falls during Spring Break.

    As we get closer to the date, we will be posting sample menus.

    Let us know if there is anything that you would like us to cover but here are some suggested workshops
    Night photos - timed exposures and painting with light
    Portraits - natural lighting - reflectors and diffuser use
    Portraits - studio lighting 101
    Macro
    Desert landscapes - making harsh lighting & weather work for you.
    Medium/Large format

    And of course, some sample photos of the place. Hopefully Chase and Malachite will add some of their own.

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  2. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    Beautiful place! I'm still working on my financial status, but I'm almost positive I'll be able to make it! I should know for sure closer to December!

    When are you guys planning on making the reservation, so I can get the donation in if I need to...



    Zach :D
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I said it would just be me coming, although there is still a ~possiblity~ my bf will come...a small one though.
     
  4. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just a few more Joshua Tree snaps...

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  5. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Awesome, Chase!!! How close were you to that Fox? And who is that in the middle of the rock? I CAN'T WAIT TIL JOSHUA TREE!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
     
  6. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not really sure how close I was, but was shooting with a 300mm. My wife is the one standing in the middle of the rock :)
     
  7. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Chase is a real live Steve Erwin. Getting into the mix of the wild kingdom and becoming one with the animals. That there coyote finally accepted Chase into the pack, allowing him to get that close :wink:

    And my teaser contribution:

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  8. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Malachite!!! Beautiful!!!! So, will you be giving the night shoot workshop? (that second one IS at night, right?)
     
  9. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    :shock:

    Yeah, Ill be there, someway, somehow :twisted:
     
  10. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    Ok Boys and Girls! The time has come for us to make the reservations and start planning the rest of the trip. If you haven't participated in the poll and sent your deposit, the time to do so is now. If you are still thinking about coming but aren't quite sure yet, please drop me or Chase a quick pm. It's going to be an awesome trip!!! :p
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Done, done, and DONE! :)
     
  12. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    Geez, I really hope this works out for me! Just trying to confirm that I'll have the money!


    Zach :D
     

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