Our aim is to promote portrait and studio photography and to show our work to other members through the albums on our site and to encourage a dialog about the merits of the images and the work generally. We do have a strict 'no nude' rule regarding all of our albums, there are plenty of other groups you can join if this is your thing, our aim is to enjoy the art of fashion, glamour and studio work without the need for nude shoots.
We aim to have at least one studio per month, this may be on a Saturday or a Sunday afternoon, we would like to think that most members would like to take advantage of these shoots as they are reasonably priced with plenty of opportunity to help you proceed with your hobby. We generally restrict attendance to 6-8 members per shoot this gives each member time to have several short sessions with the model and a chance to get the type of shots they want, within the rules of the group.
Each month we will open a general album for any portrait or studio images you have taken that you wish to show the group, we will also open an album for each studio we have, members are encouraged to put at least 5 images into the album if the have attended a studio, members are also encouraged to comment on each others images with helpful and constructive suggestions to help improve our work, we would like members to go a bit further than; that's a good one, or I like it, we prefer, why is it a good one and why do you like it.
If the organiser's feel that any member is not participating in either the studios or the general aim of the group they may be asked to leave the group, we don't want a membership of lookers, we want a membership of active people willing to join in the spirit of the group.