This group will initially be primarily oriented toward portrait / model photography, including discussions of release forms etc. The shoots are going to be free or very nearly so. Think in terms of TFCD (trade for cd) shoots with the models. Hopefully we can make this a win/win for the photographers and the models.
Among the things that I would like to see done in this group that will seperate it from some of the other meetup groups :
FREE meetups! There are so many meetups out there that charge for this and charge for that. And often times, providing little to no truly useful information in return. That's not what we're about. We're all about the sharing of information, knowledge, and experience. So no, we're not going to be posting meetups asking for $39.99 to come over to our house and we'll show you how to turn your camera or speedlight on. Will never happen!
Putting a hardware spin on things every now and again - like building you own beauty dish, how to control your camera from your iPad...
I (jimkski) am a complete newb to photography and won't be shy about reaching out to others who know more and tend to take excellent shots. If you have something to offer - knowledge, location, model, ideas please make it known.