Due to high demand, and limited space at our events, we are closing registration for the group. New applicants will remain in pending status and members will be approved as spots become available.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
- Jason Bauman (Organizer)
We are a group of photographers who meet monthly to develop and improve our portraiture photography knowledge and skills. Each meeting is an opportunity to work collaboratively on posing, lighting, composition, setup, exposure, as well as post processing techniques.
Monthly Portrait Workshoots
We have secured a great facility where we meet on the first Tuesday of every month to work with with subjects and models as well ancillary professionals such as makeup artists, hair stylists and fashion/wardrobe professionals. In addition, in nicer weather we can schedule outdoor shoots.
Due to the facility rules all shooting is done on a TFP (Trade/Time for Pictures) basis which is strictly enforced for our benefit and to be fair to guest subjects, models and other professionals. Models and Photographers are expected to sign a non-commercial TFP agreement. All photography is "G rated". This is not the group for those interested in shooting nudes, boudoir, lingerie, pin-up, etc. - there are plenty of those elsewhere.
Post Processing/Critique Sessions
We may hold periodic sessions to critique images and discuss organization, workflow, post processing and retouching.
Membership to this group is limited to local Long Island photographers who are interested and committed to studying the craft and learning collaboratively in person on an ongoing basis. Join us and let's learn together while having fun doing it.
While we do welcome photographers of all skill levels, you should be familiar with your camera's manual settings. We welcome any camera makes and models, however our equipment has been tested and is known to work with modern Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Other brands may or may not experience issues.
Dues ($ 20.00/year)
*Membership Dues are $20.00 per year to cover the costs of running the meetup group and investing in backdrops, props, and equipment that can be utilized during our portrait workshoots. Payments are due with in 45 days of joining the group.
We invite local photographers to participate in the discussions and come down to any of our events before making any monetary commitments during the first 45 days of their membership. Accounts remaining unpaid after 45 days will be removed from the group.
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