Hi! We are excited you are creeping our page and really hope you decide to come to a bunch of our meetups. Our headquarters is in Boulder, you can join that meetup group as well at http://www.meetup.com/shootcrew. There are a few things you should know before you jump in:
First, we are here to make friends. Already, we have met so many cool people from the meetup and want to keep expanding our social world.
Second, this is not Facebook. In fact, we are trying to avoid that social networking stigma of living a virtual life. So, if you join ShootCrew, please try and show up to one meetup/event per month. So far everyone in the group comments on how relaxed and fun everyone is. We don't care if you're a professional or a student.. just come to have fun and bring your fun attitude with you.
Third, we want you all to take amazing photos. And by amazing, I don't mean being the best photographer in the world... there is no such thing. Art is subjective, but there is a certain quality and talent level that is appealing to the masses of people. You will see a lot of this "great photography" in magazines etc. The reason is simple...we know what people want when they pay money to have it. This is my focus. Helping you produce commercial grade imagery and fine art. Sure, family portraits and wedding are fun... and, actually offer your best chance at making some money.. but, keep in mind there are gazillions of emerging "photographers" every day. How will you set yourself apart and capture market share?? We will show you how.
As for me, Brandon, you can check out my portfolio site at http://www.brandonlewisphoto.com . I have been snapping pics and worked as a creative director for several years. I tend to concentrate on fashion editorial and advertising, but over the many years have covered landscape, sports, wedding, portrait etc. My main site is www.brandonlewiscreative.com
Chloe, our co-organizer, is a full time blogger and graphics/web designer and creative artist. She has a successful online business and blog where she works from home as a new mommy generating a full time income. You can read more about Chloe at her website www.hellotheredesign.com (http://hellotheredesign.com/)
Rebecca, is a full time commercial photographer. She is a talented photojournalist style shooter and makes her living shooting imagery for travel type magazines. See more of Rebecca at http://www.rebeccastumpf.com
One of the several perks of being in the group is having access to shooting and production in my home studio. It's a wonderland for the photo/art geek with full production equipment from photo/video shooting capture, edit, large format printing, to commercial mount and frame equipment. The biggest perk however is growth. In this group you should grow socially and artistically... but you gotta show up for that to happen.