What is LA Pinups Events? We are one of the premier Meetup groups in Southern California. We specialize in Artistic Portraiture, Pinup and Boudoir with a little Fashion and Glamour thrown in for fun. The group is hosted by Dave Doeppel, a Certified Professional Photographer and Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Who should join us? Everyone!!!!! We pride ourselves on creating top notch photoshoots for not only the seasoned pro but for the new photographer as well. At every Meetup you will get hands on instruction from an experienced photographer to make sure you get the best images for your portfolio.
After each shoot you will be invited to a free online webinar where Dave will go through an editing session and teach you tips and tricks for creating some amazing artwork.
What we are not. We are not your typical group shoot. We do not allow paparazzi shooting. We keep our photographer to model ratio to a minimum so that you will get individual time with every model.
Safe Haven. We are a Safe Haven to all models, hair and makeup artists, and fellow photographers. We do not tolerate any harassment or inappropriate behavior. We have a Zero Strike policy.
What will you end up with? Everyone that attends our shoot will get a fully signed Model Release from every participant. You will have contact information so that you will be able to connect and network. There is no additional charge for the Model Release. Oh you will also end up with some amazing images!!!!!!!! We will also provide you with an amazing list of Magazines that will accept submissions including all contact information.
How do your shoots run? We start each shoot about 10am. Photographers that would like to learn about studio lighting will get hands on instruction. At 11:00 we start shooting. We will have 4 Corset/Lingerie models on 4 sets. At 12:30 we break for Pizza. 1:00pm we will have our Theme models ready to shoot until we end at 4. We also provide water and sodas throughout the day.
TFP. Our shoots are Trade For Print for Models and Hair and Makeup. This means the photographers are required to provide images after each shoot. However, we do provide a kit fee to Hair and Makeup artists. For our models we are paying for wardrobe rentals from Wonderland.
Backdrops and Props! If you are tired of shooting at all the same locations with all the same backgrounds, we can help. We bring completely new backgrounds and props in for every shoot. We also bring in additional lighting and modifiers so we will always be creating something new.
Get Published!! Our photographers and models get published. We can help you find the right magazines to send submissions to and make sure that you are getting quality images worthy of publishing.