Purely portraits Meetup is exactly what it says - a group devoted solely to Photographic Portraiture. It is Organized by professional portrait photographer, Ian Murray, who has also founded and organized for six years, one of the largest and most successful photography Meetup groups in New England ( http://www.meetup.com/Photoworks ).
To provide a home and resource for photographers who are serious about portraiture.
The group will have access to the Photography Studios of Ian Murray Photography in Pembroke MA which are spacious and fully equipped with Profoto Lighting
The group will be a closed group limited in size to just 20 members. The only requirement for membership is a passion for portrait photograhy. It is open to all levels.
Members will need to apply for membership and there will be a substantial annual fee ( $250 ) to discourage those that are not serious.) members must pay the membership fee immediately upon approval. Meetup.com insists on providing members with a fourteen day free trial period during which your membership fee will be refunded if you wish to end your membership. Anyone who has not paid their membership fee within forty-eight hours of being approved will automatically be removed from membership. Please do not join if you are unwilling to pay the fee immediately upon approval. You cannot wait until the end of your trial to pay your membership dues.
Membership dues cover the cost of studio usage, workshop provision, hire of models and more.
There are no additional fees for the twelve workshops or studio use.
The aim is for Purely Portraits to become a major resource for a dedicated group of portrait photographers. Members will benefit from classes and workshops on posing, lighting and the business aspects of being a portrait photographer. They will also have access to fully equipped studios ( on a scheduled basis - for a set number of hours per year). Regular group meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month with a mix of hands-on shooting and workshop style training sessions.