Pro-Am was set up not just as a group but as a community. We are supportive, honest and we give each other feedback and look out for each other.  More female models and photographers male and  female are always welcome to join the group. Everyone involved in the modeling world is welcome. 

We cater to newbies and professionals also as an educational resource, we WELCOME Amateur and Pro Photographers, all kinds of Models, Actors, Hair Stylists, Make Up Artists & Body Painters.  All levels of experience welcome.

We have rules for Pro-Am, please make sure to look them over

Pro-Am  has been  running successfully  since 2009 and is really THE PREMIER  Photography and Models  group added to MeetUp - as we offer professional coaching for models and photographers.

We also have a FB page you can post your works and ideas to... https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProAmPhotography/


Classes & Workshops for PHOTOGRAPHERS & MODELS: Select small group shoots in studios, homes, and on location workshops and shoot adventures.  Come.  Create. Learn. Improve.  We share your DEDICATION TO FINAL RESULTS. Expert teaching  - can help with all elements of shooting, pre and post production, as needed. We share props, equipment and studios, wardrobe, as well as organized advice, and open networking, or critique also coaching for models and photographers 1-1 and at events.

Pro-Am MODELS are granted and retain the RIGHT to approve or veto any of the images we shoot. Models can ALWAYS dress in ANY style (provided they are not in This Seasons Designer wear). 


Some members may be brand new to working with lighting or models, but can work closely with instructor  (often Britt) so you WILL get results! Professional photographers also come for the ease, fun and pleasure of a shoot with Britt and Pro-Am.

It is requested everyone shooting aims to post your best images here within 2 weeks and we can assist with this goal at every step. They can be posted up to 10 mg. Please no behind the scenes images of models or anyone without arrangement, and No Touching The Models!

INSTRUCTION FROM A UNIQUELY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL TEACHER & PHOTOGRAPHER & FEMALE. x MODEL:  The group leader / primary instructor is a very capable qualified professional teacher with many years of useful experience on both sides of the lens. As a woman, along with her expertise, she is able to support and create the scenarios needed for better model and photographer participation and images.

MOST 'MEET-UPS' DO NOT PROVIDE… A fusion of both portfolio-building and photography techniques along with assistance and education in all elements involved, at almost every event.

REPUTATION: The most active and educational, most caring, longstanding with more graduates AND results than any other ... Weekly for more than FIVE years now, Pro-Am has proved itself the number one for safety and professional model support and response to photographers needs.  

Check out all of our albums too. All kinds of artists have enjoyed and benefited by Pro-Am


MORE INFO / FAQ's:

PORTFOLIO BUILDING, PERSONABLE TEACHING: It's just as important to us as it is to you that we get a stellar final product - and that you walk away with informed accessible education and images / Art as well.

MINORS: Minors should pay the shoot fee first time out, as well as membership  and always bring a custodial parent.

MUAS: Request a shoot to suit your book. Models can be as extraordinary and fantastic as your make up and hair stylist vision! 

ACCESS TO UNLIMITED SUPPORT: You'll be able to improve on expertise with lighting, model interaction, direction and posing, camera settings, composition, and  technical support, using LightRoom or PhotoShop for post-production, and more. For models stylists and photographers, at and before or after the shoot you can ALL have help with etiquette and communication, and more

SAFETY: My main concern is that all events will be safe short term and long term. and effective as well as fun

DISCOUNTS: Prior to 24 hours of the shoot there is a price reduction always in effect. Members only with cameras please.

CANCELLATIONS: Our group is dedicated, busy, and professional. It can take immeasurable hours of work to get an event to go ahead and it will always be in response to for members who say they want it ... Once you confirm a shoot, we cannot provide a refund without 24 hours notice.

CREDITS: All images we facilitate should be credited to the photographer and PRO-AM with a link ,if posted elsewhere.

SALES: NON COMMERCIAL model releases are used for portfolio an self promotion Sales to any 3rd party require further models involvement and agreement.

PRICING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: $23 annual subscription price, due within 4 days. Shoots fees apply. 50% discount on shoot fee if you bring a new member - sign up at least 4 days before the shoot.

PRICING FOR MODELS: Free two week trial. Shoots are FREE. Coaching is included FREE. Web images, some prints and most  edits FREE. $23 annually requested donation is welcome after 14 days trial.

We're 933 Pro-Am Members

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 6:00 PM

    Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum - Vista

    2 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 4:45 PM

    WORKING WITH MODELS Communication / Direction / Posing CLASS

    2 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:15 PM

    PEERS SHOOTING at the wonderful Oceanside Pier

    3 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 6:00 PM

    Lifeguard Tower 28 CARLSBAD (by Island st) near Ponto beach

    5 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 6:00 PM

    Romance Portfolio development and AMBIENT lighting class

    6 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:30 PM

    PHOTOGS: How to see much better results: Communicate better with models!

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 5:30 PM

    Oceanside Pier ''Shoot in the Shade"'

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, August 23, 2015 5:30 PM

    BEACH!

    2 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:00 PM

    Hourglass model wanted for Paid Plaster Moulding (of torso)

    3 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 4:15 PM

    Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum - Vista

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, September 6, 2015 4:00 PM

    ''DOWN TOWN'' shoot - meeting up outside Karl Strauss (near The W hotel).

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:30 PM

    Oceanside Pier ''Shoot in the Shade"'

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 4:30 PM

    Portfolio shooting Beauty, Fashion and more

    5 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015 5:45 PM

    WINDANSEA beach - Portfolio development

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 5:30 PM

    PHOTOGS: How to see much better results: Communicate better with models!

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, October 4, 2015 5:30 PM

    PEERS SHOOTING at the wonderful Oceanside Pier

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Monday, October 5, 2015 6:00 PM

    BIRTHDAY PARTY - BRITT

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 4:15 PM

    Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum - Vista

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 5:30 PM

    Oceanside Pier ''Shoot in the Shade"'

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015 5:30 PM

    PEERS SHOOTING at the wonderful Oceanside Pier

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
 
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Britt, Christine Johnston
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