Schedule is set – Now booking
This should be the best year ever of my free charity shoot… I’m excited get ready to schedule your spot (starting tomorrow/Friday)
If you’re interested please read through the full blog before asking questions, if not simply enjoy the pictures at the end.
Everyone should be just about this excited for this opportunity!
How to Book a time for the charity shoot?
Booking will officially start tomorrow (Friday)
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
we are taking pre-bookings for those that participated in my survey last week.
And my interns have a days head-start to invite their friends to the shoots for the days they’re in charge of.
There should be plenty of spots available up to 60 canyon spots and more than enough Studio time.
I will help with scheduling but I am not in charge of scheduling.
If you send the email it will get to the right place… maybe even doing a comment on the post will work… but no guarantee.
To double check you are official make sure your name is on the online calender.
The schedule is now set
Every day mon-friday 10am-1:30pm = Studio shoots in North Lehi
- CANYONS = Fall Colors
- Monday 3-7pm = Little Cottonwood canyon
- White pine trailhead parking lot – it’s 5.5 miles into the canyon -.5 miles before snowbird
- Here’s a link to the google map
- Tuesday 3-7pm = American Fork Canyon (At the summit parking lot area)
- Wednesday 3-7pm = Big Cottonwood Canyon (Silver lake area)
- Thursday 3-7pm = Provo Canyon (Sundance/Alpine loop area)
- Saturday 3-7pm = Provo Canyon (Sundance/Alpine loop area spot #2)
- Monday 3-7pm = Little Cottonwood canyon
Friday is a wedding and only studio shots will be available that day.
Scheduling will be done in 20 minute blocks and if you have a large group or unique need we suggest getting 2 blocks of 20 minutes
As explained later in this post the 20 minutes could end up being more.
Who is invited
Essentially everyone – this was designed for my friends and fans of JarvieDigital on facebook (And also for friends of my interns Paola, Wendy and Heidi)
Types of photo shoots we’re hoping for
Modeling, Children, family, married couples, high school senior, head shots (actors, corporate), roommate pictures, individuals, pets, musicians, dancers, sports, other creative things
Personally I am specially interested in models, seniors and other unique shoots I might want more of in my portfolio.
Types of photo shoots excluded
Wedding related shoots
(there are too many people hoping for spots to give these to wedding shoots who will be getting photography done whether or not it’s at the charity shoot, plus 20 minutes doesn’t really cut it)
I will be present at every photo-shoot and will take pictures at every shoot.
Each day is being scheduled and organized by a different one of my Interns (Paola, Wendy and Heidi)
They’ll also be in charge of answering many of the questions
There will an estimated 40-50 photo shoots in one week so there is no way I can answer all of them and still continue to go on with my life and my work.
Shooting = Liberal 2o minutes
What will happen at most shoots is you’ll show up and we’ll start taking some pictures when the time is up one of the photographers will switch to the next event and start taking pictures and there is a high likely hood one of the photographers can stay behind to keep taking some pictures.
So more than likely you get more than 20 minutes of pictures for a 20 minute block.
On several days there will be other people assisting and other Guest Photographers which increases the amount of time and therefore pictures that will be happening
Who the photographers will be
Guest photographers (Still making special invitations)
Comparison = If it weren’t free
Granted these are time limited which in my normal shoots i Never do… but I thought I’d share some comparisons for what you’ll get for free from me.
And I understand that these are not the average costs across the state.
- Family shoots are usually: $500 (often 100-300 in many other places)
- Modeling : starting at abt $500
- Senior shoots : starting at abt $400
About the Charity part
Though this is a charitable event of me being kind to my friends it is also a way for you to be giving to a charitable organization.
This year like last year it will be Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) – check my previous post about them for more info
Or go to their website FFHE.org
Viewing donations made last year and the demand that there will be this year we’d like to ask that you donate a minimum of $30 to FFHE
Full disclosure is that some of the funds will go to getting a couple of devices needed to do these shoots.
If you wonder what is an appropriate amount to donate please consider what you would have spent to get these taken if it were not a FREE shoot.
But understand this is also about us being charitable to YOU our friends, so if $30 is all you can donate we welcome you with arms wide open.
How do we get the pictures?
They’ll all be online on a system called SmugMug
They’ll be free to rt click and save and use on things like emails, computer backgrounds and specially facebook or blogs
Prints should be done through the smugmug system which will be connected to BayPhoto one of the top 2 highest rated quality labs in the country.
Since it is a free shoot and there will be so many groups we won’t be sending out a disc
Again the cost of prints will go towards the cost of putting on the event and donations to the Charitable foundation FFHE
Again we do encourage you to use the pictures for free on blogs and facebook and all your electronic systems.
But to answer your possible question: print rights are not given with this particular free photo shoot. You can ask about the possibility if it’s important to you.
When do we get the exact location (Parking spot)
I will work on connecting a map to the calender section or here on the blog post next week.
For now knowing the canyon will have to suffice
What if we have a big group?
You’ll want to set aside more time and grab possibly 2 blocks of time.
You might also have to realize you might not get all the shots you want.
How long to get the pictures back?
To answer the main question yes they will be ready for your Christmas and thanksgiving cards
But in reality it could take a couple weeks depending on the backup
Though I’m not the only one editing these pictures I will be gone out of the country the following week
Who’s editing the pictures
Any pictures taken by me or my interns will be reviewed by myself and I will edit many of them but there will be many of us doing the editing so there is no way to know for sure.
Pictures taken by guest photographers will probably need to come from them and we’ll play that by ear.
How to book a time slot?
Please re-read the beginning of the email. Go to online calender for openings
Just a couple from the first two years
FIRST YEAR (Fall) 2007 I only did about 12 shoots that first year
LAST YEAR (Studio) Over 30 shoots in one week