What we're about
For San Diego area Creatives since 2009 Over 3,000 successful events and excellent track record for professionalism, respect, image quality, safety, efficiency, and teaching that supports YOUR creativity Pro-Am is supportive, honest, useful and personally orientated to assist YOU the members.
Pro-Am is an educational resource, run by a teacher (BRITT) and works for all levels of experience: Amateur to Pro Photographers.
Membership to Pro-Am is just $25 annually to all photographers ( free to pro models) Membership dues are due 4 days after approval - so you have time to really look around the group rules and past images, themes, locations etc.
Check out all of our image albums. All kinds of artists have enjoyed and benefited by Pro-Am and moved on to greater things! Click 'CREATED' to see galleries in order they occurred https://www.meetup.com/Pro-Am-Photography-and-Models/photos/
Pro-Am supports and improves your skills for all elements involved -before during and after the shoot - including PhotoShop and Lightroom clases upon request.
PHOTOGRAPHERS can improve expertise with lighting, model interaction, direction and poses, camera settings, composition, as well as post-production.
BRITT will arrange classes, shoot events and workshops ON REQUEST also. Just send a message!
PRICING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: $25 ONLY is the Pro-Am annual subscription
50% discount on shoot fee if you bring a new member who signs up within 7 days of any event!
PRICING FOR MODELS: Free two week trial. Long enough o get your images posted here. Shoots are ALL FREE to members and web edits too - no fees to shoot or get web images prepired.
Some pro model coaching is included FREE on shoots. Images made for you between 1 -14 days and posted for models approval. We delete whatever you don't like, if you say NOT MY FAVE on the image!!
Some prints and most larger edits are also FREE from most photographers.
$25 annual donation is welcome from models and appropriate after 14 days trial if you wish to contribute.
MINORS: Minors under the age of 18 years should generally pay the shoot fee first time out, and always bring a custodial parent to be on hand to oversee them and to sign their model release.
DISCOUNTS: Prior to 24 hours of the shoot there is a price reduction always in effect, as the published shoot or class fee... Members only, with cameras please. On the 'day-of' cost of participation in the event may go up $5 - $10.
CREDITS: All images we facilitate should be credited to the photographer and PRO-AM, with a link, if posted elsewhere please. Remember to note make up and hair professionals on a image whenever applicable
If you have any concerns do not hesitate to let me know ... Complaints are taken seriously and may get members banned.
WHO IS THE TEACHER ?
PROFESSIONAL TEACHER from London, England, who is experienced as a PHOTOGRAPHER and as a MODEL: The group leader / primary instructor BRITT is a very capable talented teacher with many years of useful experience on both sides of the lens, UNIQUELY QUALIFIED. With her expertise and insight, she is able to create the scenarios needed for far better model and photographer participation and images.
Ours is usually Non Commercial shooting. Promotional and publishing is allowed. Image sales to a third party are not, unless model agrees in writing on your own release.
Britt shares props, equipment and studio, wardrobe, as well as organized advice, and critique. Pro coaching for models and photographers 1-1 and at events is available - time permitting.
PHOTOGRAPHERS can also host their own events and charge for organizing - please send message to arrange.
CANCELLATIONS: Our group is dedicated, busy, and professional. It can take immeasurable hours of work to get an event to go ahead - and it will always be in response to members who say they want it ... Once you RSVP you confirm a shoot, and we cannot provide a refund without a minimum 24 hours notice and prefer at least 48 hours notice if you want to change your plans please. Your fee can be applied to another event. Event info including meeting locations etc can be clarified in advance of any event. No shows will not be refunded.
Pro-Am events offer FOUR different formats:
Classes: Instruction on a specific subject - which includes audio or video presentations, personal demonstration, lecture or discussions with Q&A. Personal upon request, or group.
Workshops: Hands-on sessions on specific theme where we provide model, lighting and help setting up your camera and with lighting and composing your shots as needed. Attendees participate actively in photo shoot.
Group Photo Shoots: Photographers shoot independently. All levels of photographers, from beginners to those very experienced attend these events. Lighting can be provided for additional fee - published fee is for this who do not want or need lighting, and pay in advance.
Personal 1-1 time with a Pro Model: Professional models are hired and hosted in studio setting where you can shoot your individual ideas with assistance from BRITT in all important areas of posing, styling, lighting and model communication. Pro Models hired are very experienced and shoot Fashion, Lingerie and Art Nude.
We have RULES for Pro-Am, please make sure to look them over:
We have fun side FB pages where you can post your works and ideas or network ... one is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProAmPhotography/
Pro-Am MUA and Hairstylists receive FREE membership, Request a shoot theme to suit your book and Britt can arrange it. Models can be as extraordinary and fantastic as your make up and hair stylist vision. Bring your fave face - or we will find models for you.
Pro-Am MODELS are granted and retain the RIGHT to approve or veeto the images we shoot. Models can ALWAYS attend a shoot dressed in ANY style they want and may have three looks, or more.
NOTE: 'This Season' designer wear cannot usually be shot non-commercial as a MeetUp, since as we work TFCD.
Pro-Am Photographers MUST please share their 5-10 fave images, edited within 2 weeks THANK YOU.
They can be posted in or album for the models and group - up to 10 mg. Please do not RSVP or attend if you are unable to post images for the model(s). Post processing assistance and classes are azalea upon demand, Kindly do NOT take behind the scenes images of models or anyone on the shoot without prior agreement.