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Andrea_Chapelo
05-13-2008, 03:52 PM
Okay, I have the extreme pleasure of spending the day studying lighting with Don Chick while I was in New Hampshire. I was also joined by a few more chicklets:D Heather, Stacey, Patty and Carolle. He spent the entire day with us (and let me just say, we were more than he bargained for;) ) In our defense we had warned him we would be a handul. I learned so much from my day with him. Thank you Don for sharing all of your knowledge.
Here are a couple of pullbacks of my 2 roomies from the week.
The lovely Stacey
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r83/chapelophotography/don4.jpg

My sexy husband Heather(you had to be there.lol)
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r83/chapelophotography/don2.jpg

Andrea_Chapelo
05-13-2008, 03:54 PM
The DON!
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r83/chapelophotography/don3.jpg

And look what happens when you give Don the camera!

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r83/chapelophotography/don1.jpg

Heather_L._Smith
05-13-2008, 04:05 PM
My sexy husband Heather(you had to be there.lol)


Yeah... and that's the look I give you when you've been out late. :D


No, really... it was a great day. We had a lot of fun... oh, and we learned a few things, too!

Andrea_Chapelo
05-13-2008, 04:10 PM
Yeah... and that's the look I give you when you've been out late. :D

!

Hey Heather...and that is my "come hither" look...otherwise known as the "come Heather" look......(I am trying to see if we can get Don to blush at him computer like we can in the studio:D )

Heather_L._Smith
05-13-2008, 04:15 PM
ROTFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Don??? Where are you, Don???? Come out and play!

Don_Chick
05-13-2008, 04:30 PM
Hey Heather...and that is my "come hither" look...otherwise known as the "come Heather" look......(I am trying to see if we can get Don to blush at him computer like we can in the studio:D )

You got me blushing!!!! Yikes...

I have to post other images of you guys!

P.S. I know you have portraiture but you should also invest in the chins plug-in. That one image of me really needs it!!!

Heather_L._Smith
05-13-2008, 06:06 PM
Okay, here are two images Don did for me.... I never knew I actually had cheekbones before this image! Oh, man, I've got to get that chins plug-in! Why do you think I was wearing a turtleneck?!? Haha!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/heathersmith75/Heather1.jpg


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/heathersmith75/Heather2.jpg

Andrea_Chapelo
05-13-2008, 06:26 PM
Looking good Heather!!!!

StaceyDamon
05-13-2008, 06:57 PM
Ohhh, I will work on mine tonight...I have some great ones of the "husband/wife" team fooling around!!

Andrea_Chapelo
05-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Ohhh, I will work on mine tonight...I have some great ones of the "husband/wife" team fooling around!!

Stacey, We want to see the one Don did of you too!

Cassandra_Sullivan
05-13-2008, 08:33 PM
wow those are awesome!!

Heather_L._Smith
05-13-2008, 08:57 PM
wow those are awesome!!

Awww, shucks. Thanks, Cassandra. Oh... wait... OH! You mean what DON did? Oh, yeah, well it's easy when you have girls that look like us. Oh, and a big camera.

mwaaahahahahahahahaha (to steal a line from Suzy).

Andrea_Chapelo
05-13-2008, 09:11 PM
wow those are awesome!!

You must mean my awesome pullbacks:D

Yes Don is amazing. My mouth fell open when I saw mine...I think I said the same thing to him that I had said to Keith last October...if you can make me look like that you should do this for a living:)

KristiSanger
05-14-2008, 04:15 AM
Sounds like you guys had a blast. Can't wait until I can come out and play.

Kristi

Jeff_Dachowski
05-14-2008, 11:15 AM
What I want to know is how come nobody told me about it??
Jeff

Andrea_Chapelo
05-14-2008, 12:27 PM
What I want to know is how come nobody told me about it??
Jeff

Gosh Jeff, we wanted to invite you. But the owner of the studio we used was very specific...He didn't want you to come.

StaceyDamon
05-14-2008, 12:28 PM
OOPS...the next time we take over the Dachowski's studio and kidnap Carolle for the day we should fill Jeff in....

Heather_L._Smith
05-14-2008, 12:33 PM
Sorry, Jeff, we'd already maxxed out our "guy" quota.

D._Craig_Flory
05-14-2008, 12:43 PM
Sorry, Jeff, we'd already maxxed out our "guy" quota.

Hi Heather;

I loved your comment ... especially considering that this thread is right above the "Chicks Who Click" threads. ;)

Don_Chick
05-14-2008, 01:11 PM
I'm one of them thar "Chick who Clicks" :D
Just depends on where you put the "s" :eek:

dawnbergeron
05-14-2008, 06:14 PM
Andrea - sounds like a great learning experience:) Love the images and you gals are so gorgeous! Andrea - love your avatar - I'd love to have something like that with my daughter - very cool:)

Andrea_Chapelo
05-14-2008, 07:24 PM
Andrea - sounds like a great learning experience:) Love the images and you gals are so gorgeous! Andrea - love your avatar - I'd love to have something like that with my daughter - very cool:)

Thanks Dawn, I did learn a ton! My avatar is from Mother's day. I wanted a snapshot of me and the kids.

Heather_L._Smith
05-14-2008, 07:48 PM
hehehehehe

But Don...You must admit..Those beautiful women made your job easy.

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You're sweet, Ted.... but haven't you heard the trifecta of most difficult subjects? Your own children, a group of photographers, and beautiful women. Just ask Don, we were a spirited bunch... he was lucky we sat still long enough to capture the frames he did!

Andrea_Chapelo
05-14-2008, 08:47 PM
Just ask Don, we were a spirited bunch... he was lucky we sat still long enough to capture the frames he did!

Well, I was very well behaved and quite reserved.;)

StaceyDamon
05-15-2008, 02:14 AM
Andrea is sooo quiet and shy, Don really had a hard time bringing her out of her shell!!!:rolleyes:
Here are a few pullbacks...

StaceyDamon
05-15-2008, 02:17 AM
a couple more...the fun begins!!!!

StaceyDamon
05-15-2008, 02:23 AM
Husband and Wife...
http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/2629/2151123170017302327S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2151123170017302327jsfChQ)

We're WHAT???
http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/42625/2774690500017302327S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2774690500017302327XaNove)

StaceyDamon
05-15-2008, 02:25 AM
Serious???
http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/39590/2909187400017302327S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2909187400017302327eREGrF)

NOT SOOO MUCH!!!!
http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/31320/2678142680017302327S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2678142680017302327SGCgeW)

We had a lot of fun, as you can see and we REALLY did learn a whole lot...thanks Don!!!
He has all the nice images of me...he will have to post 'em.

Heather_L._Smith
05-15-2008, 02:40 AM
http://ourppa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6950&stc=1&d=1210817809

I can't repeat what Don said to us to get this reaction...

Heather_L._Smith
05-15-2008, 02:42 AM
http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/2629/2151123170017302327S425x425Q85.jpg


See, Jeff... I TOLD you I had a lot of teeth!!! Hahahaha!

Great images, Stace!

Darren_Osgood
05-15-2008, 02:59 AM
Some guys have all the luck. I'm thinking this was a very tuff and intense instructional seminar :rolleyes:

Nice images of the ladies.

Darren

StaceyDamon
05-15-2008, 03:41 AM
Heath...BEST smile in the world!!!

Mark_Levesque
05-15-2008, 04:34 AM
No fair. You guys had WAY too much fun. :D

Suzy_Roberts
05-15-2008, 05:33 AM
awwwwww!!! ya'll are adorable!!! i miss all of you!! (well except for andrea! ;) ) BWHAHAHHAA!!! j/k!!! i think i might miss Don the most tho??? yep deft miss Don the most!! :) Heather and Andrea, I still say that I make a better uhhh was it boyfriend?? or girlfriend?? blast...can't remember! :)

Andrea_Chapelo
05-15-2008, 10:05 AM
awwwwww!!! ya'll are adorable!!! i miss all of you!! (well except for andrea! ;) ) BWHAHAHHAA!!! j/k!!! i think i might miss Don the most tho??? yep deft miss Don the most!! :) Heather and Andrea, I still say that I make a better uhhh was it boyfriend?? or girlfriend?? blast...can't remember! :)

You make the better boyfriend Suzy...you all kept making me the girlfriend. And Suzy I don't miss you either...:p I think you and Mike need to come to Cincinnati sometime!

Stacey, thanks for posting these. They are GREAT! I miss you guys!

D._Craig_Flory
05-15-2008, 01:38 PM
I'd like to protest. Our class with Mark Levesque didn't have nearly as many laughs as yours with Don !:( :p

Heather_L._Smith
05-15-2008, 01:47 PM
It's because Andrea, Stacey, and I weren't there. We bring the party with us!

Mark_Levesque
05-15-2008, 02:09 PM
Yes. I am not nearly as entertaining. :)

Andrea_Chapelo
05-15-2008, 02:12 PM
It's because Andrea, Stacey, and I weren't there. We bring the party with us!

I really have to say that we all had so much fun together. And Carolle was just as bad as the rest of us.;) I love you ladies! Liz Vance would have loved it there...we had a tendency to break out in song quite a bit:D

Heather_L._Smith
05-15-2008, 02:19 PM
"Now Iiiiiiiiiii've.... had the time of myyyyyyy liiiiiiiiiiiiife... and I owe it all to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu." :D

Um... yeah.... those of us who now "know" Carolle can safely conclude that she's as crazy as the rest of us.

Andrea_Chapelo
05-15-2008, 02:22 PM
"Now Iiiiiiiiiii've.... had the time of myyyyyyy liiiiiiiiiiiiife... and I owe it all to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu." :D

Um... yeah.... those of us who now "know" Carolle can safely conclude that she's as crazy as the rest of us.


Did you sing that with a Bend and Snap???:D

Don_Chick
05-15-2008, 03:02 PM
awwwwww!!! ya'll are adorable!!! i miss all of you!! (well except for andrea! ;) ) BWHAHAHHAA!!! j/k!!! i think i might miss Don the most tho??? yep deft miss Don the most!! :) Heather and Andrea, I still say that I make a better uhhh was it boyfriend?? or girlfriend?? blast...can't remember! :)

And I've missed you toooooo!!!! ;)

D._Craig_Flory
05-16-2008, 01:40 PM
Since Don is a babe magnet, does this mean that all the ladies will show up no matter what state he is teaching in ? If so, I hope we can somehow bring him into Pa. very soon. (with the proviso that his harem comes too) ;)

Don_Chick
05-16-2008, 01:59 PM
Since Don is a babe magnet, does this mean that all the ladies will show up no matter what state he is teaching in ? If so, I hope we can somehow bring him into Pa. very soon. (with the proviso that his harem comes too) ;)

No, no DC... a "Chick" magnet!!! I am trying to get to PA. There are conversations to that end!!!

Andrea_Chapelo
05-16-2008, 02:06 PM
(with the proviso that his harem comes too) ;)

And we are not his harem....we are his chicklets;)

D._Craig_Flory
05-16-2008, 02:20 PM
And we are not his harem....we are his chicklets;)

Hi Andrea;

You should post a warning before posting something like that. I almost spewed Pepsi all over my keyboard ! :D

Heather_L._Smith
05-16-2008, 02:22 PM
Thank you for that clarification, Andrea. It's a critical distinction.

We can do a wicked chicken dance, too.

("wicked"... a new word in my vocabulary now that I've spent some time with my New England buddies)

Don_Chick
05-16-2008, 02:45 PM
Not to leave Stacey out, she was an important part of the day too!!

http://www.chickphotography.net/Image/DonChick_SD_0022.jpg

I hope this is the one she gave me permission to post... Those beautiful women are so sensitive about having their image displayed!!!

StaceyDamon
05-16-2008, 02:47 PM
D. Craig, we are known as, now write this down..."The Don Chick-Chicklets"
and we do mean THE DON!!! We aaaah wicked, ahyuh!!!

StaceyDamon
05-16-2008, 02:49 PM
Thank you The Don, I do like it and approve, LOL!!!

Andrea_Chapelo
05-16-2008, 02:51 PM
Stacey.... you look gorgeous!

D._Craig_Flory
05-16-2008, 02:54 PM
D. Craig, we are known as, now write this down..."The Don Chick-Chicklets"
and we do mean THE DON!!! We aaaah wicked, ahyuh!!!

Hi Stacey;

Ok, now I understand his power since he is THE DON ... as in Capo di Tutti Capi. So his power is like in "The Godfather" huh ? ;)

Heather_L._Smith
05-16-2008, 03:15 PM
Yeah, Stacey!! We finally have one of your images up now, too!!!! Woohoo!!! Love it!

Andrea_Chapelo
05-16-2008, 03:20 PM
What about our other sexy chicklet Carolle?

Heather_L._Smith
05-16-2008, 03:22 PM
Apparently we were the "squeeky wheels"

I know we've got some amazing stuff of Carolle... let's see it!!

Don_Chick
06-03-2008, 05:34 PM
I JUST got these files from another one of the "Light Chicks" who attended the day long seminar. Thank you Patty!!!

Thank you too Heather for being willing to model!

http://www.chickphotography.net/Image/Teaching/IMG_7827.jpg

Don_Chick
06-03-2008, 05:37 PM
Here I am photographing the lovely Andrea C., she's so purrrrty!!:D

http://www.chickphotography.net/image/teaching/IMG_7811.jpg

Don_Chick
06-03-2008, 06:36 PM
I had to include one of Stacey... She's mesmerized by the photographer!!! :eek: :D


http://www.chickphotography.net/image/teaching/IMG_7822.jpg

Noelle_Zaleski
06-18-2008, 10:26 AM
Wow, it looks like you had fun!! I had the pleasure of having Don coach me at Light Pro Last year, AWESOME! I must find those pics I have of Don.

Erin_L._Clark
06-18-2008, 11:08 AM
Love seeing the lighting set up. Great article in PPA mag. I only got my June copy the other day. Very easy to understand with the photo examples. I have so much to learn about lighting!!

Linda_Gregory
06-19-2008, 02:20 AM
Good Grief! I missed this thread! Thanks to whomever who brought it back up!

Looks like some serious learning went down with the laughs!

I also heard there was some cement type bonding between you ladies. That ALWAYS helps the learning process and dang, you ALL look great!