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San Diego, CA
Yes, this meetup has been a little slow this summer. With all the vacations, travel and other distractions we haven't been too aggressive about planning events. But some great things are in the works now.
Our monthly parties (aka meetups!) are taking on a new twist. Jeanette Crutchfield will be preparing extremely creative, over the top hair and makeup on models who will pose as human mannequins during out next mixer. And the mixers will be quite different.
Each mixer will:
-have a theme -- the first one will probably be an over the top, creative Halloween look
-have guest list -- as a model mayhem San Diego member you're guaranteed a place on the guest list, but anyone who's name does not appear on the guest list will not be admitted. Ahhh, a trace of exclusivity!
-encourage more discussion, collaboration, interaction and networking
The monthly parties will probably be held quarterly, too, and rsvps will be handled through direct email. So please plan to send an email rather than to book online. But as a model mayhem san diego member you are still guaranteed an invitation.
AND -- we will be offering some special studio rental deals at each party!
NEW STUDIO EQUIPMENT
We have installed a new backdrop system so those of you who prefer not to use the cyc wall will have a variety of options from which to choose. We have lots of new toys and equipment, including more roller stands, but we're keeping them off the website to share exclusively with clients who book the studio. We're already leagues above the competition with MORE THAN 12 POWERFUL, PROFESSIONAL STROBES, a cyclorama wall, tethering TV, dressing room and even clean restrooms. All this for your exclusive use. No one else will be shooting in the studio during your shoot.
The most exciting news is that we're going to be raising our studio rental rates! When and how much are trade secrets but now is a really good time to book studio time at the absurdly low rate of $25 per hour.
NEW GENERAL MANAGER
Details and press release to follow, but as a sneak preview veteran musician and band photographer has joined our staff as general manager. He'll be leading some workshops and has already been managing day to day operations (hey, doesn't the place look tidier now?)
We're planning all kinds of creative studio photography workshops. Each workshop provides each photographer with one-on-one time shooting one or more models. You won't be competing with other photographers for the model's attention and any images you create will be exclusively your style, and exclusively yours. When you're ready to step up from group shoots to professional model shoots we will have the talent and the training to make that happen.
This is the vision of studio future. Hang on, details will follow. It's been a long, but too short, summer and now it's time to kick things into high gear.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to kicking off the dk3 studios LLC Fall campaign within the next few weeks. Happy autumnal equinox!
Dave... Sounds great! Looking forward to it. You offer a great networking venue as well as a great resource for photographers.