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11/13/2007 11:51:30 AM · #1
I would like to organize a group of DPC photographers that are involved in portrait photography and would like to work with other members of similar interests. The goals are pretty simple right now:
1. Build a list of dpc members that are fairly serious about their portrait photography.
2. Support posting of thumbnails to your latest work.
3. Encourage and support portrait photography in challenge entries.

Please let me know if you are interested and we\'ll get started!

Posting Guidelines
1. Upload your images(s) to your dpc portfolio.
2. Update the image detail to include your goals as well as the techniques used.
3. Post a thumbnail(s) to the image her so we can have a look.
Note: If you post more than one image, the collection should make sense as a series

Member (posts/images) level
21.gif AC (2/0)
21.gif albc28 (3/6) advanced amateur
21_F.gif annpatt (2/2) amateur
21.gif bassbone (1/0)
21_F.gif bennettjamie (2/8)
21.gif Bernard_Marx (30/6) amateur
31_F.gif CalamitysMaster00 (4/4) pro
21_F.gif chesire (5/19) pro
21.gif cujee (2/4)
21_F.gif dassilem (2/5) novice
21.gif Delta_6 (1/0) pro
31.gif dssagent88 (1/3)
21.gif dwterry (2/8) pro
21.gif ErikV (1/0) amateur
31_F.gif escapetooz (7/31)
21.gif Eyesup (5/7) novice
[user]fotomann_forever[/user] (5/5) pro
21.gif gaurawa (1/0) amateur
31.gif gi_joe05 (1/8) pro
21_F.gif gwe21 (6/5)
21.gif hopper (6/4) advanced amateur
21_F.gif idnic (5/4) pro
21.gif JaimeVinas (3/4)
21.gif Jason_Cross (3/2)
21.gif Jedusi (15/7) amateur
31_F.gif jenesis (1/0) advanced amateur
21_F.gif kashi (9/10) novice
31.gif latentflip (4/4)
21_F.gif loseme (1/0) amateur
21_F.gif lovethelight (2/9)
21_F.gif magenmarie (1/0)advanced amateur
21.gif magno (1/1)
31_F.gif malina (5/8) advanced amateur
21_F.gif margiemu (2/3) amateur
21.gif Medoomi (1/0)
21.gif Mephisto (5/8)
21_F.gif mia67 (3/2)
21_F.gif njsabs2323 (12/14) semi-pro
21.gif nusbaum (2/7)
21_N.gif rex (6/3) advanced amateur
21.gif Patents4u (1/3)
21.gif robs (4/8)
21_F.gif Rooster (1/0) advanced amateur
31.gif smurfguy (10/9) amateur
31_F.gif Sonifo (3/4)
21.gif surfdabbler (12/8) amateur
21_F.gif TCGuru (1/5) semi-pro
21.gif timfythetoo (35/29) advanced amateur
31.gif twilson944 (2/3) amateur
21_F.gif ursula (1/0)
21.gif Venom (1/3)

Message edited by author 2007-12-25 21:36:05.
11/13/2007 12:14:37 PM · #2
I will definitely post them when I have them. It may be random postings though...hope that is ok? :)

~Magen
11/13/2007 12:39:23 PM · #3
same here. I work mostly with portrait photography. But they will be random (very random during winter as I only shoot in natural light...so far).
11/13/2007 12:44:51 PM · #4
There is no time line for submission, but I'm thinking that even if you are not submitting you enjoy looking at and possible commenting on work from other portrait photographers.
11/13/2007 12:54:03 PM · #5
I'm in!

I have a degree in portrait photography, and own my own studio with my girlfriend (who has left dpc for good).
11/13/2007 01:04:02 PM · #6
I'd like to join as well.

My husband and I bought a studio just a little over a month ago. Though I end up doing a lot more editing and managing than shooting, it's teaching me a lot.
11/13/2007 01:06:44 PM · #7
Originally posted by chesire:

I'd like to join as well.

My husband and I bought a studio just a little over a month ago. Though I end up doing a lot more editing and managing than shooting, it's teaching me a lot.


i think owning your own studio is one of the best things I could do. isn't the lifestyle fun. we open just over 3 months ago now, and it's been a whirlwind of extreme fun and tears ever since!

I love it, we need to be friends
11/13/2007 01:07:05 PM · #8
I like to do portraits and candids. So count me in, but I dont always have access to an event. I dont have a studio, but when I go to events I take tons of headshots. :)
11/13/2007 01:07:16 PM · #9
Many of us have just dabbled in portraits, but are interested in improving, and really could use both practice and feedback. Any thought about having a separate group to accomodate those with less experience?
11/13/2007 01:08:26 PM · #10
I will probably go ahead and post here as well. My wife and I are just in the beginning steps of going semi pro. Our focus will be senior and family type portraits.
11/13/2007 01:10:23 PM · #11
Tim
You may want to carefully select the photos you want your potential clients to view...
422209.jpg
Originally posted by timfythetoo:

I will probably go ahead and post here as well. My wife and I are just in the beginning steps of going semi pro. Our focus will be senior and family type portraits.
11/13/2007 01:12:37 PM · #12
Originally posted by Nusbaum:

1. Build a list of dpc members that are fairly serious about their portrait photography.


This list should most likely be marked in such a way to show experience level. I feel like I'm fairly competent at portraiture and I make some money from time to time, but I don't have the equipment, time, or talent that someone else could offer. So when I give advice, I like for the advice-ee to know where the opinion/help is coming from.

My latest attempt for friend's of a friend

Message edited by author 2007-11-13 13:13:33.
11/13/2007 01:13:09 PM · #13
607044.jpg
And I will add the first image. I realize that this is still on the front page but its some of the most recent portrait work I have done. We are in the process of shopping for studio backdrops as this piece of black velvet is really only good for head shots. Lighting is ala Strobist. A 420ex on a light stand bounced off a silver umbrella and fired by the 580ex on camera. 21.gif dwterry's portfolio is a great one to search through for info on lighting. He is usually very detailed in his details. I tend to ask him alot of questions through PM's.
11/13/2007 01:14:14 PM · #14
Originally posted by bassbone:

Tim
You may want to carefully select the photos you want your potential clients to view...
422209.jpg

We need to get that puppy printed up as a 16x20 and hung right in the middle of our studio. I so love that shot.
11/13/2007 01:14:35 PM · #15
Oh I would love to join. I am going to try to get some holiday photos of my family this weekend!
11/13/2007 01:24:53 PM · #16
Originally posted by hopper:

Originally posted by Nusbaum:

1. Build a list of dpc members that are fairly serious about their portrait photography.


This list should most likely be marked in such a way to show experience level. I feel like I'm fairly competent at portraiture and I make some money from time to time, but I don't have the equipment, time, or talent that someone else could offer. So when I give advice, I like for the advice-ee to know where the opinion/help is coming from.

My latest attempt for friend's of a friend

I agree, the list should include experience level. If people want to edit their "I'm in" responses I'll find a way to include experience level in the list.
11/13/2007 01:31:26 PM · #17
I'm in ... Advanced Amateur
11/13/2007 01:35:39 PM · #18
Could we also maybe talk about the lighting we use in the photos? (just a thought)
11/13/2007 01:38:10 PM · #19
Originally posted by hopper:

I'm in ... Advanced Amateur

That may be right where I am as well.
11/13/2007 01:38:46 PM · #20
Originally posted by loseme:

Could we also maybe talk about the lighting we use in the photos? (just a thought)

Very good point... I'll add some guidelines to the initial post that outline how we'll post images for the group.
11/13/2007 01:48:11 PM · #21
I'd like to join as well. I have a small portrait business and I mostly shoot children and headshot/zed cards for models. It seems like all I submit on this site is portraits.
11/13/2007 02:06:17 PM · #22
I would like to join to learn. I would be in the Amateur category.

11/13/2007 02:10:04 PM · #23
Oh I fall in amateur category.
11/13/2007 02:10:38 PM · #24
Put me in the amateur category as well. Thanks.
11/13/2007 02:11:21 PM · #25
category suggestion:

novice
amateur
advanced amateur
semi-pro
pro
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