Pro-Am  is THE PREMIER  Photography  and  Models  group  added  to  MeetUp and offers coaching for models and photographers.

Britt has been running it  as an educational resource, full time, for more than 5 years and still WELCOMES Amateur and Pro Photographers, all kinds of Models, Actors, Hair Stylists, Make Up Artists & Body Painters.

We also have  a FB page

PHOTOGRAPHERS and MODELS:  Classes / Workshops /  Clinics / Select small group shoots and shoot adventures.  Come.  Create. Learn. Improve.  We share your DEDICATION TO FINAL RESULTS all level of experience welcome.

MUAS I am happy to plan shoots to suit MUA's, hair stylists, and models AND can be as extraordinary and fantastic as you are! 

ASSISTANCE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS and MODELS :  Expert teaching  - can help with all elements of shooting, pre and post production, as needed. We share wardrobe, props, equipment and studios, as well as organized advice, and open networking, or critique and coaching for models and photographers.

Some members may be brand new to working with lighting or models, but can work closely with instructor  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 I assist with this goal at every step. They can be posted up to 10 mg. Please not behind the scenes images of models without arrangement, and no touching the models!

INSTRUCTION FROM A UNIQUELY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL ... TEACHER & PHOTOGRAPHER & FEMALE. 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 education in all elements involved at each event.

REPUTATION: The most active and educational, most caring, with more 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's events, support and expertise in classes, shoots, and workshops ... 

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.

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

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 after 14 days.

Pro-Am models are granted and retain the RIGHT to approve or veto any of the images we shoot. Models can ALWAYS dress ANY style (provided they are not in this seasons designer wear without approval).

MINORS: Minors should pay the shoot fee first time out please and always bring a custodial parent.

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.

We're 916 Pro-Am Members

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:30 PM

    Shoot in STUDIO and more! (2 adult and one child to model)

    5 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, May 31, 2015 5:30 PM

    ''PEERS SHOOTING at the Pier'' in wonderful Oceanside

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Monday, June 1, 2015 6:30 PM

    Some ''members '' are NOT members - forgot your dues!!? Here is a reminder

    5 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:45 PM

    PHOTOGRAPHERS: Planning, Booking, Shooting, Posing and Directing models

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 3:00 PM

    Models RSVP Portfolio in Carlsbad house: 4 beds 2 baths terrace and garden

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 4:00 PM

    PHOGOS RSVP Portfolio in Carlsbad house with 4 beds 2 baths terrace and gardens

    4 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, June 7, 2015 3:15 PM

    THREE in one LIGHTING POSING DIRECTING Models - class in studio

    2 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:00 PM

    Lily Cade in studio

    2 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 5:45 PM


    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 5:00 PM

    STUDIO ''Ruches, Ruffles & Red'' Portfolio/Skills development Studio Light

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, June 14, 2015 5:45 PM

    WINDANSEA beach - Portfolio development

    17 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 5:30 PM

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

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 6:00 PM

    ''LUCKY YOU'' An Eve SOLSTICE Shoot in OCEANSIDE by the beach

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:00 PM

    Portfolio theme - the Sins and the Virtues

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:30 PM

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

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015 4:45 PM

    Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum - Vista

    2 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 6:00 PM

    'THINK PINK LEMONADE' at Oceanside Pier a shoot in the shade"'

    3 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 5:30 PM

    PEERS SHOOTING at the wonderful Oceanside Pier

    3 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 6:00 PM

    PEERS SHOOTING at the wonderful Oceanside Pier

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:30 PM

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

    1 Pro-Am Members attending
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