Welcome to the Philadelphia Glamour Photography Group. Our membership consists of the area's finest photographers, models, makeup artists, designers, and related artists. Our members are primarily located in five states (PA,NJ,NY,DE and MD), but also around the world, and they range from full time professionals to serious amateurs and even beginners. All of them share a passion and commitment to creating art, and the results are evident in the past shoots showcased in our site. Our uniquely created monthly and/or special events are designed to foster a creative, productive, and enjoyable experience for all involved. We have several professional studios to choose from for our photo shoots, along with hosting events at various outside locations.

Many of our photographers use state of the art digital equipment (both medium and full frame), while some still use the traditional film cameras. Some bring their own lighting and gear, while others use a basic approach. Our styles and techniques may vary, but we all have a love of photography and are willing to share our knowledge with others. All levels of photographers are welcome to join, as we do our best to learn from the pros, and to help get the beginners started on the right path.

Our models vary from professional to amateur, and cover a wide variety of genres, including fashion, print, glamour, and much more. Models attending our events can gain a near priceless selection of quality images for a fraction of what it would normally cost for them to book photographers individually. Our shoots can be either TF* (trade-for) or paid, so there are many opportunities for the proactive model. Online portfolios are complimented by the profile-presence in our group, as models are able to quickly network with photographers and related artists, and to get the inside scoop on events that help to promote their modeling careers.

Related artists that appreciate the world of glamour photography are encouraged to join the group, as there are many ways of interpreting the genre of glamour (for example, see this article on glamour photography http://www.photography.com/articles/types-of-photography/glamour-photography-history/). Designers, painters, stylists, event producers, are just a few of the related artists that are welcome to join and enhance the photography experience.

Knowledge and careers are advanced through proactive networking, and some shots take the input of many views to make it happen. With exceptional sponsors helping out with some of our events, participants will have many opportunities that would not normally be found in the average photography workshop.

Note, we do not micromanage your personal images. We only copyright what we originate (event titles, certain themes components, etc.); if you click the photo, you own the photo, as that has been the legal precedence since cameras were first invented and their end result first litigated. Event planning is really just a part of what we do, so the process of the event planning is something we protect and nurture. Regarding the photos you take, if it's digital content, it's uncontrolled after you release it to the world. We will help where possible with questions about who was involved in any event we sponsor, but the ultimate gatekeeper of the photographs generated is the photographer. Be aware of the terms of service for what and where you post or distribute your images. We always encourage the crediting of others where possible, such as makeup artist names, model names, event titles, etc., so that the creative vibe is maintained.

Feel free to make this your home. Interact, communicate, and attend the events as often as you can. Share your ideas, questions, and even concerns with us. You are among friends and we all strive to excel in our craft and help others along the way. Your life will change for the better through attending events with the PGPG (as well as Tri-State, Central PA, and other groups we are involved with), as the contacts you make will likely stay with you for a long time after. Thanks for being a part of the Philadelphia Glamour Photography Group!

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Recent Meetups

  • August 25, 2013 · 9:00 AM

    Photato Salad Partie Quatre

    158 Photographers, Models, and MUA's | 5.00 5.0055 | 498 Photos

    Photato Salad is a Philadelphia Glamour Photography Group yearly event for those who can attend, and this year is the fourth installment (part 4...aka partie quatre...).... Learn more
  • May 26, 2013 · 11:00 AM

    Makeup and Shoot

    20 Photographers, Models, and MUA's | 5.00 5.006 | 101 Photos

    Makeup and Shoot A new series of events for the PGPG will highlight the skills of our area makeup artists. In the months ahead, area MUA’s will be asked to lead an event... Learn more
  • December 31, 2012 · 11:45 PM

    That ole’ blue-white “F”

    58 Photographers, Models, and MUA's | 5.00 5.002 | 1 Photo

    That ole’ blue-white “F” Since many folk do have their own Facebook fan pages for their photography, makeup artistry, hair styling, and other pursuits, here is a simple... Learn more
  • December 16, 2012 · 11:00 AM

    Pulchra Artifex III

    11 Photographers, Models, and MUA's | 5.00 5.004 | 62 Photos

    Pulchra Artifex III The December event with the PGPG will be the third installment of the Pulchra Artifex series, featuring several excellent models and a uniquely... Learn more
  • November 28, 2012 · 9:00 AM

    Makeup Artist Appreciation Day - Wed Nov 28th

    50 Photographers, Models, and MUA's | 5.00 5.003 | 49 Photos

    https://www.facebook.com/MakeupArtistAppreciationDay An event to help highlight the exceptional makeup efforts from our participating MUA's. Please feel free to post any... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Member
    Jordana Leigh Jordana Leigh joined
    April 16
    Jordana Leigh
    "hey! i'm a full-time glam/art/fetish­ model in Philly!"
  • New Member
    Richard Richard­ joined
    March 30
    Richard
    "Relatively new to Philly and looking for creative environment to grow as I expand my freelance work."
  • New Member
    Jeff Jeff­ joined
    March 30
    Jeff
    "Longtime lover of anything photographic. Made a run at 'pro'­ many years ago, but decided it was more fun as a hobby!"
  • New Member
    Victoria Victoria­ joined
    March 22
    Victoria
    "Victoria is a photographer currently based out of Philadelphia, PA. In 2004, she graduated from The University of the Arts with a BFA. Currently she enjoys working full time as a commercial photographer in the sneaker world."
  • New Member
    Elyse Elyse­ joined
    March 22
    Elyse
    "Hello! My name is Elyse and I am a free-lance makeup artist. I enjoy doing all kinds of makeup (natural, glamour, etc), and love doing artistic, colorful, full-lashed makeup as well!"
  • New Member
    Andrew Kay Andrew Kay joined
    March 22
    Andrew Kay
    "A photographer who recently has become a resident of the Philadelphia area striving to bring his dreams of becoming a renowned commercial advertising photographer to life."
  • New Photo Comment
    tholmes tholmes­ commented on a photo
    March 19

    "Love her!"

  • New Photo Comment
    tholmes tholmes­ commented on a photo
    March 19

    "Nice love the vignette effect. Model is very beautiful!"

  • New Photo Comment
    Richard Noe Richard Noe commented on a photo
    March 4

    "Lighting and dark background in B & W make this really stand out"

  • New Photo Comment
    Richard Noe Richard Noe commented on a photo
    March 4

    "Since this shoot, I have worked many others with Betzy and must say it has been a photographic pleasure and a creative journey. Many more examples of our work are under the link Betzy @ richardnoe.word­press.com Best wishes, Richard Noe"

 
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