Jun 30, 2014Field Trip India


Hey guys, we're ready to take this to the next level; because when life gives you an opportunity like this, you jump. This November, Field Trip will be heading to India for an intimate submersion of hands-on cultural interaction and photojournalism. This will NOT be a detached tourist excursion, nor will it be an exercise in white-savior-ism for us to feel good about ourselves and get a super-gratifying profile photo. We know we can accomplish much more than that.  
 
By actually partnering with people who have dedicated their lives to working in these areas, people who are well-traveled and know the ins and outs of their context, we believe we can create wholly unique learning experience without being abrasive or exploitative. Not only that, but we believe we can use our craft to be a positive force. We have the power to break down stereotypes, and to reframe the way westerners encounter places like India.  
 
This is still the Field Trip you know and love. It will still be our intention to learn through play. We will be holding your hand and guiding you, and you will be holding your camera. Between decisive moment street photography, pre-scouted shoots, foodie bliss, and maybe even a surprise festival, we're going to get you into direct contact with India while helping you continue to grow and improve your craft.  
 
At the same time, we'll be partnering with people on the ground to make sure our presence is anything but intrusive. Caroline and Jayden Lee will be connecting us with their recent project, Elephant Landing - a humanitarian home goods brand that supports women in rural India with education and employment. They also work with an orphanage in a remote village that may or may not entail a short ride in a propeller airplane in order to visit. Are you ready for serious adventure? We'll keep that part optional, but we think you're ready. What was the first Field Trip in preparation for, if not for this?  
 
Throughout all of this, our intention will be to listen more than to talk; to learn about existing needs rather than assuming we already know.  
 
If you're anything like us, you got into this whole photography thing because you believe it can be a powerful tool. Because you believe it can do a lot more than just make things look nice. Do you still believe that? Do you want to get out there and employ your craft to its fullest potential? Let's see what you and your camera can do.  
 
Visit photofieldtrip.com to sign up!

+ How do I apply for Field Trip India, the coolest trip of all time? 
There is no application! If you're interested in coming to India with us all you need to do is go to www.photofieldtrip.com/india-sign-up and make a payment (either full or half - the second half which will be due by August 31st, you will get an email with a link to pay) 
 
+ Where do i fly in to and out of? 
Jaipur! You are responsible for booking your own ticket. We will connect you with other attendees if you would like to fly together. 
 
+ Where can I get info about visa and shot/vaccinations? 
https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/consular-fees?id=1 
make sure you are up to date on your regular vaccinations, and also get Hep A + Typhoid taken care of. talk to your doctor about what is recommended for you, and you can also check this link to see additional precautions on India. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india 
 
+ When should I fly in? 
Our activities start on Tuesday the 28th of October in the early evening, so plan to be in Jaipur by then! 
 
+ How will the volunteering at the orphanage section of the trip work out? 
We are offering an optional addition to the trip, where you can extend and volunteer at an orphanage in India. There will be a fee that has yet to be determined, but will cover your costs for the travel of getting there, lodging, and food for that portion of the trip. We'll leave Jaipur on the night of the 1st or morning of the 2nd + head to Rajahmundry to do 2 full days of humanitarian/volunteer work. 
 
+ What are the dates for the volunteering portion? 
November 2-5th, ending the 5th around evening time. 
 
+ What kinds of things will we be doing during the volunteering portion?? 
It will be a mix of learning about the needs of rural Indians, and, actual helping  
 
 
+ What is the cost for the volunteering portion? 
That has yet to be determined, but will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $800 (travel, lodging, and food). This will be an amazing opportunity for a select portion of attendees. 
 
+ Where is the volunteering portion located? will that affect my fly out city? 
The volunteering portion is in Rajahmundry, and since there is only one flight to + from Raj each day, we will handle organizing the flights to + from Jaipur. Your best bet is to book your round trip ticket to/from Jaipur. 
 
+ What are we going to be doing in India? 
Field Trip India is definitely going to be a little more free-flowing mostly because nothing is guaranteed while coordinating and planning in India. That's not to say that we won't make sure amazing things will be happening! We have plans to include - festivals, camels, street photo sessions, block dyeing, henna, photo excursions to tourist locations, shopping, eating, and more. These are all things on the menu, which will get finalized as the trip nears. We want to ensure that this is a photo fun Field trip! You will be learning of course, but this isn’t a heavy curriculum based event like what you might normally be used to. You’ll be going on amazing activities with you camera and will have the opportunity to learn from one another in a small group. 
 
+ How many people are going on the trip? 
We are planning for 15-20. Our accommodations will only hold 20 people, and for this trip to happen we need at least 15. 
 
+ What teachers will be attending? 
There’s no teachers at all! There will be professional photographers that will guide you, but this isn’t a classroom or teacher based event. 
 
+ What hotel will we be staying in? 
We’ll be renting out an entire villa in Jaipur. 
 
+ What cities will we be visiting? 
Jaipur, Pushkar for the first portion of Field Trip 
 
+ Is my sign up payment refundable? 
No 
 
+ How is safety and travel going to work will we just be finding our own travel buddies via the group?  
Everyone will receive detailed safety info prior to departure, and, safety will be of utmost priority as excursions are being planned. There will be clothing regulations, food + water precautions, and buddy-system'ing. while India is an incredible place with many trustworthy people, we will also go above + beyond to create a safe environment for our team. 
During your time there, there will be a buddy system. The only time we see you ever being alone is from the airplane to your taxi/shuttle. Anything after Field Trip India, you will be responsible for. You will get a list of people that are going to be a part of this trip, so if you are planning on traveling further, you should reach out to others. You’ll have this list far enough out to plan! 

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Jun 29, 2014I know what you did last summer...but what are you doing this summer?


The YEAH! family is always looking for strange new ways to have fun, and sometimes that means working around the clock to hack away at corporate red tape that keeps us from making our weird dreams a reality. As always, we've got something crazy in the pipeline, and this time we need your help! We're looking for a BUSINESS STUDENT to work with us in LA as a PAID summer intern in development and planning. As for details, all we'll say for now is that you'll be signing an NDA… Contact us if you're up for it: whitney@smilebooth.com
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Jun 23, 2014KJ + Elizabeth

KJ + Elizabeth had personalities made out of sunshine. From the perfect blue skies during the day to the synchronized swimming under the moonlight, their light-hearted and fun-filled wedding at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs was the perfect way to celebrate love and the beginning of summer!  
 




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Jun 20, 2014marchelle and iain

not one dull moment with marchelle and iain. not a single one. the parker, the ace, kilts, hot red lips , bagpipes, an owl, a hawk, flight of the concords, dance lessons, smilebooth, great toasts, delivery of hundreds of roses as thank you's, oh and a lot of love. thats how they do it.
































oh! and a HUGE thank you to jennifer and michelle for shooting with us.  
wedding venue: the parker palm springs 
wedding planner: mint julep social events 
stationary: milkfed press 
florist: flore designs 
music: pony vs tiger 
printed materials: lucky penny designs
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Jun 06, 2014melanie + kelcey // YEAH! weddings

back when michael and I started the flashdance it was our dream to always work together. we wanted to show world just how magical our creative team is, so we decided to put together a completely FREE wedding with our new collective YEAH! weddings and invited all of our favorite friendors to be a part of this epic los angeles day. we were honored to photograph melanie + kelcey -- they were the perfect couple for the first of many YEAH! weddings to come... we don't have room to do a ton of these styles of weddings, but we do have time for 13 in 2013. it's a win for us, and it's a win for you.  
 
here are some of our favorite photos from the wedding:















































check out the video from Shark Pig
 
 
 
See more photos at YEAH! weddings, Max Wanger, The Flashdance, as well as full write ups on 100 Layer Cake (Part 1 & 2) and Green Wedding Shoes (Part 1, 2, 3
 
BIG THANKS to all of our sponsors who made this dream a possibility! 
 
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