The aim of our group is to have fun and enjoy our art. We do this with the added bonus of building technical skills and gaining portfolio images through hands-on experience in a safe group environment.
We are an active photographic Meetup group, typically meeting monthly, and have a dedicated membership of people at all levels of photography who share a love of photographing people.
We typically work with agency-level models in our shoots to provide solid portfolio-worthy results and to make it easier for us to focus our time on technique and enjoying the shoot.
Throughout the year, we cover a wide range of people photography genres, including:
- natural light portraiture - street and editorial fashion - swimwear on the beach - dance and fitness - studio light portrait and body art form - tattoos and inked editorials - specialist subject themed shoots - plus many, many more.
We are not a large group of inactive members, but an exclusive group of active members who are committed to attending at least one group Meetup per year. New or re-joining members commit to attending at least one group Meetup within the first three months of their membership to both meet the other group members and see the types of shoots and experiences the group has to offer. For more information, please see our group's Terms and Conditions of membership here: https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Portrait-Photographers/about/
I am a former professional photographer with tertiary qualifications in photography and over 20 years of experience (including running photographic workshops and group shoots since 2015). I lead the group to ensure everyone walks away with enough knowledge and technical prowess from each event to apply these techniques to their own work. As a group, we discuss location set-ups, technical settings and lighting at all shoots, while working on composition, posing, and communication techniques with our subject.
If you enjoy being active with your photography, enjoy meeting and working with people and have a sense of fun, you'll really love this group. I encourage you to pick up your camera and join in on the fun.