Hello my name is Steve Williams, or sometimes called Photoman Williams. I love photography, I retired from the Corp rat race November of 2013, and now have a littler more time to put in time for my hobby. Like most her at this group. I am not an expert, but do try to learn something new about this art form each day This group was led by a great photographer , Vance, leading the group with great success. He needed to step down, with me having some large shoes to fit into. The goal, to bring an active group in the Inland Empire that is looking to build Portfolio's for Models and Photographers. For some, this may be a place to just have a little fun......that's OK to.
The Portfolio Builders is a group of Photographers and Models Amateur to Professionals that want to network with others to build portfolios. We will be doing shoots in and around the Inland Empire and South West Riverside County. We will be doing location shoots as asked by our models. So if your looking to shoot with some local Models and Photographers we are your group.
Now I would like to make a few things clear for this group. So please read and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time.
1) Our models are here for you and to get pictures back from you. I have seen groups where many photographers show up and only send the models 1-2 pictures for hours of modeling. This is not acceptable. The models need picture just like you do.
2) Our models are not here looking for a Date. If this is your reason for coming to a shoot then you need not show up. This is not accepted at all. If our models are not comfortable with you then you will be asked to leave and will not be asked back. We are looking to have a fun and professional group. Hope to hear from everyone soon and have some amazing shoots.
3) Once the shoot is over we expect the photographers to have images from the shoot to your model/models with in 3-5 days. On our first group shoot I had 1400+ images from the shoot and was able to have them to all the models within 5 days. If you have time to shoot you can get images to the models in a few days.
4) Location group shoots will run for 2 1/2 to 3 hours in most cases. Studio shoots will be about the same time limit but we will try to limit the number of photographers to a 3/1 ratio so we are not stepping on each other. We will try to keep the cost as low as possible for the photographers. we are looking at $10-$20 per shoot. We have seen $40-$125 in and around the areas.
About our Models...
Our models are all shapes and sizes. Just as all photographers are all shapes and sizes. So please respect all the Beautiful Ladies that come out for you to photograph. They work very hard to take time away from family, work, friends, etc.