The purpose of our Meetup group is to provide photo shoots, workshops and classes as a forum for creative experimentation with portrait photography. We have just opened an amazing 1000 square foot studio in Live Oak, Santa Cruz. So our groups main focus will be studio portraiture with some location portraiture also. We will strive to provide opportunities to experience a variety of portrait settings, models and types of photography including: casual portraits, fashion, glamor, movement, dance, costume, body art and more. Our group is open to photographers, models and make-up artists. Photographers wanting to attend one of our Meetups, need to own/borrow a DSLR.