What we're about
This is group is a non-profit association designed to bring models, photographers and Make Up Artists (MUAs) together in a safe environment (In the Bremerton Area) so they may network with each other, and/or learn/practice their craft. Photographers and models (Male/Female) of all levels of experience are welcome. (Members must be at least 18 years of age.) This is great club for photographers and models to start building a professional portfolio. Also this is good place for models to meet photographers serious about shooting models and receive useful portfolio pics (Which will help get them paying modeling jobs in the future) and local photographers will get to meet local models and see them in action, some of whom they may wish to later employ for private shoots for $$$. (Standard modeling fees.) MUA’s will have a chance to practice their craft in a typical photo shoot like environment, build their portfolios and may network with photographers and models who may wish to employ their services at some future date. Basically a win, win, win situation for everybody.
Once per month I will host potluck “Meet and Greet,” at my home to talk photography. (Equipment, Props, Photoshop, Modeling, Make-Up and show portfolios. Photographers and Models welcome.
At least four times per year I will schedule a model shoot at my home. (Nice private backyard for living in the center of west Bremerton – Also a ½ block away from Forest-Ridge park.) There is usually a small fee ($50-$75) for photographers, most of which to be distributed to the models who attend that event. (This association is non-profit, but needs to be self-sustaining so a small amount may be used to pay the BPMA Meetup Website Fee and/or venue costs.)
Other shoots may be scheduled at various locations in and/or around Bremerton, the Dock, Parks, Beaches, Haunted House B&B, etc. Fees for these types of shoot will depend on cost of venue - if any.
Membership in this club is not automatic. Questions will be asked of both photographers and models to ensure they meet the basic standards for a photography association of this nature. (The managers of this club reserves the right to deny membership, and/or revoke membership to anyone we feel lacks the qualifications or maturity to be involved in this association.) If you find your application for membership is rejected, it is generally because you failed to answers asked of you in a manner that shows a serious desire join a club of this type.
This is our association and everybody is entitled, and expected to play an active part in contributing to the cause. Suggestions for venues, shoot themes, field trips, topics for discussion and the like are greatly appreciated and will be given due consideration. (In some cases voted upon.) The management reserves the final say in most issues for legal reasons. Shoots may include fully costumed, bikinis, lingerie, partial nudity, implied nudity or full nudity. (Only allowed if artistic) And at the discretion of the model, and his or her comfort level regarding such types of photography.
This associate is not response for the loss, damage or theft of any equipment at any event we sponsor. (You are responsible for you own equipment, and should take appropriate measures to safe guard it.) And as with any networking event, we are not responsible for the conduct of any of our members towards any other member, but will expel members acting inappropriately from the group, if such actions are brought to our attention. Basically, everybody who attends BPMA events, are adults, and are expected to act like one. Other shoots may be scheduled at various locations in and/or around Bremerton, the Dock, Parks, Beaches, Haunted House B&B, etc.