Photo Explorers Meetups are thematic. A series of different events connecting one topic allow group members to build relationships while engaging in a particular type of photography.
Our members have a variety of interests including fashion, portrait, travel and product photography. The intent of the group is to create a variety events to allow members to get experience in different kinds of photography and to build new skills.
In the few months since I took over the group, we have had a portrait photoshoot followed by a Google+ Hangout to show and discuss our work. We had a guided registration for Chance Fashion Shows. Six of our members are now registered Chance photographers and will have many opportunities to photograph upcoming fashion shows and events.
Coming soon we will have classes and workshops to help members build their skills they need for each field of photography. We will also have panel discussions and guest speakers, beginning with a panel of fashion designers who will tell us what they want from photographers.
Professional photographers are reliable. No shows harm the health of the group. For this reason, you must change your RSVP or notify me that you will not be able to attend as soon as possible. A No Show at a professional photoshoot will result in a six month restriction from participating in that kind of event. Habitual No Shows will be warned and then removed from the group.
I am looking forward to seeing the members of the Photo Explorers become the best of the best and having a wonderful time doing it! See you at a Meetup soon!