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JodiJacobson
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Posted Sat Jan 7, 2012 8:49PM
Short of refreshing the minilypse page every 5 minutes...is there a way to find out about an upcoming lypse anouncement? Any way to set up an email alert?
BanksPhotos
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 2:53PM
I feel the same way. Whenever I run across an announced Lypse there is already a ten person waiting list. With my luck, under the new program, there will be a Lypse announced in the Twin Cities and I will find out after the event. When I could have been a part of the planning, organizing and an equipment supplier.

Rather than waiting for contributors to announce the next proposed Lypse, maybe HQ could post a list of locations where they would be willing to support a Lypse. I am sure I could organize a Mini in Rochester but I don't know of any other iStockers in the area for help. However, I would be very willing to offer assistance and equipment at a Lypse in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, even Chicago, Fargo, St. Louis or Omaha. For instance, if iStock announced they were considering a TwinCitiesLypse and were looking for organizing members. I would be willing to haul my gear an hour away and spend a few days assisting with an event. I am sure there would be others willing to support as well. In doing this iStock would have a base, the location, the equipment, the models, etc. If you have a handful of area organizing members planing for the size of the event could begin. Quite possibly, an event goes from Mini to Mega due to the undiscovered support available.

iStock might be surprised at the results if a Lypse were proposed in this manner. In reading the information it appears iStock is asking us to propose the next Lypse venue(s). This is great, however, unless I know other iStockers in the area or had held an event in the past I am very unlikely to announce the 2012 DoctorLypse. If iStock said they would like to support an event in Rochester, Minn. I could step up with equipment, venues, etc.

Only iStock knows where all contributors are located. There may be others in Rochester, but I don't know they exist. There are iStockers in Baldwin, Wisc. And Decorah, Iowa who would probably gladly assist. There must be a few iStockers in the Cities too, however, I don't know any of these people and could not put together an event without HQ or someone overseeing the initial contacts. iStock is looking to bring the Lypse to us, but many of us don't have the contacts to proceed.

Yes, Jodi, this still relates to your post. Under the current plan I see the potential for a Lypse to be filled up with friends and acquaintances before the event gets announced to the community. With, only popular and familiar locations getting attention. Alternatively, HQ has a map, if there is an active member in Buttermilk Falls, Montana and some others within few hundred miles, HQ could contact those members in an attempt to get ButterLypse off the ground. Once the initial organizing team is in place it would be announced to the community. With planing like this I could see 2012 being the year of the WorldWideLypse and it would open up the, “new cool areas that are exciting and uncharted.”

I would rather see ten organizers hold an event with 100 attendees, than one organizer with ten attendees and a waiting list of 90.

(Edited on 2012-01-08 14:56:46 by BanksPhotos)
KathyDewar
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 2:59PM
I think many Lypse events already have a group of attendees before they ever post in the forums.
meadowmouse
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 3:14PM
Excuse my ignorance, but are there ever Lypses with that many people? From the two that I've been to I would think that when you get that many people it would be hard to get lots of original shots.  
BanksPhotos
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 3:32PM
Excuse my ignorance, I have never been to a Lypse I am not necessarily suggesting a Lypse with 100 attendees, however, getting original shots should be entirely up to the photographer. I guess if a Lypse is one studio set-up at one time with one subject then yes 100 would be excessive. I was thinking there would be more than one shoot going on at a given time. If I show up with my studio lights it would just open an opportunity for a concurrent secondary subject. I guess the point I am trying to make, and supported by Kathy's comment, a Lypse could be planned and filled and hour away from me and I would not even know about it when I may have a lot to add to the event.
EMPPhotography
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 5:53PM
Lypses have only so many locations and models, each photographer only has so much time to get the shots.  There are dupilicates because more than one photographer comes up with the same theme or cool idea.  Kathy is right sometimes photographers who work well together like to plan future lypses together.  I personally think anything is better than the Yellow Bucket.  
RyersonClark
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 6:11PM
I have been to a few, and a few more booked.  I have not had any trouble getting in most times.  Get on a waiting list, they usually go through most of that as people drop out when the money is due.
sjlocke
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 6:16PM
" I would be willing to haul my gear an hour away and spend a few days assisting with an event. I am sure there would be others willing to support as well."

Why the heck would you want to do that?

Calm down people. It's just a shooting weekend. If you want to hang out with your friends, just go visit them. This stuff is starting to get a little out of hand. Better when IS officially hosted.
inhauscreative
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 6:42PM

True, if you want a minilypse, just invite some photogs that you want to shoot with, grab some models, locations and pull the grear and make some images, it isn't hard to do.


Lottery isn't fun but it's that fair way to allow member to be a part of the Official Lypses, one thing you will find out by going to  the lypses, the main shooting happens before, around and after the lypses, alot of member hook up and go shoot, I glad they started the social tickets, it allows to see your friends and then you can shoot without the constrains of the lypses.....
JodiJacobson
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 9:57PM
some of the forums say subscribe so you get an email every time there is a post Mini lypses doesnt have a subscribe feature
JodiJacobson
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 10:15PM
a dr lypse in rochester would be great. after spending 6 months at Mayo twice, i know every inch of that place.  sign me up for that one! :
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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 12:50AM

Posted By BanksPhotos:
I feel the same way. Whenever I run across an announced Lypse there is already a ten person waiting list. With my luck, under the new program, there will be a Lypse announced in the Twin Cities and I will find out after the event. When I could have been a part of the planning, organizing and an equipment supplier.


The way that the new program works for notifications, is not especially different than the old - except that we're encouraging hosts to post earlier… so if you keep an eye on the forum regularly, you'll have a better chance of knowing from the very point of the idea originating.


Posted By BanksPhotos:
Rather than waiting for contributors to announce the next proposed Lypse, maybe HQ could post a list of locations where they would be willing to support a Lypse.


The quickest way to find out about a Minilypse is to keep your eye on this forum regularly. Folks who are interested in hosting are going to post in here as soon as they're ready to talk about it.


Posted By BanksPhotos:
I am sure I could organize a Mini in Rochester but I don't know of any other iStockers in the area for help. However, I would be very willing to offer assistance and equipment at a Lypse in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, even Chicago, Fargo, St. Louis or Omaha.


Precisely! It's tough to know who'd be interested and the best way to find out is to post a forum thread. As others have said, best way is to host one Post your interest in potentially hosting in this Minilypse forum… maybe call your thread Photo/ June 2012 / Rochesterlypse / Rochester NY (or near) (you can always edit it later on)

Other interested photographers will let you know if they're keen.


Posted By BanksPhotos:
If you have a handful of area organizing members planing for the size of the event could begin. Quite possibly, an event goes from Mini to Mega due to the undiscovered support available. iStock might be surprised at the results if a Lypse were proposed in this manner.


We're very aware of the vast resource of awesome that lies in every one of you This is the point of the Minilypse program! When it comes to Minilypses, we all have the potential.

In regards to the strategy you propose, we do this already with the iStockalypse by working with locals and get wonderful support from our special staff. The idea is to extend this to the Minilypse program and have the support networks grow - at all levels, but Minilypse for sure.


Posted By BanksPhotos:
In reading the information it appears iStock is asking us to propose the next Lypse venue(s).


To clarify, we're making it easier for you to host your own Minilypse. That's all.


Posted By BanksPhotos:
Only iStock knows where all contributors are located. There may be others in Rochester, but I don't know they exist. There are iStockers in Baldwin, Wisc. And Decorah, Iowa who would probably gladly assist. There must be a few iStockers in the Cities too, however, I don't know any of these people and could not put together an event without HQ or someone overseeing the initial contacts. iStock is looking to bring the Lypse to us, but many of us don't have the contacts to proceed.


The forums will help you with all the iStocker contacts you need. If you need additional assistance, as the post indicates you can reach us at lypse@istockphoto.com for further support.


Posted By BanksPhotos:
Under the current plan I see the potential for a Lypse to be filled up with friends and acquaintances before the event gets announced to the community. With, only popular and familiar locations getting attention. Alternatively, HQ has a map, if there is an active member in Buttermilk Falls, Montana and some others within few hundred miles, HQ could contact those members in an attempt to get ButterLypse off the ground. Once the initial organizing team is in place it would be announced to the community. With planing like this I could see 2012 being the year of the WorldWideLypse and it would open up the, “new cool areas that are exciting and uncharted.”


I'm not sure how you interpreted this, but it's just wrong: Announcements will be made as soon as they are ideas - before the teams are in place, before it's anything….

(Edited on 2012-01-09 00:52:42 by echodelta)
JenniferPhotographyImaging
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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:26AM

BanksPhotos: I am in Wisconsin....very near Mpls/St. Paul. I think we have chatted via site mail a few times. I have been to several Lypses and love them, but also have to agree with Sean. Getting a few people together with equipment and bringing a few models is a win/win situation for a few photographers nad you'll have a lot more time to shoot what you want. I have access to some great areas in Mpls.....but no time to organize an event since I work full time (in addition to IS)


Let's just plan a meet and greet! We are only an hour away from each other. I know of a few others in Mpls but haven't met them.
BanksPhotos
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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:25AM

Jenifer: thank you for your offer, we should get together soon. I knew you were close to Baldwin, I just couldn't remember where.


Others: My original post was simply a few suggestions, from someone on the outside. I like iStock's plan to foster more Minilypse activity this year. Whether I am involved in one or not, I wish you all the best with this improved program. Thank you.
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