What we're about
This MeetUp group is organized by the "core" photographer leadership team of the RAPCO Project Studios in Reno, NV. It is an independent MeetUp group, and is not a formal business extension of the RAPCO Project Studios group in any way. The Organizer of this MeetUp group is a core photographer of the RAPCO Project Studios. The Co-Organizers are also RAPCO core photographers.
The RAPCO Project Studio space is basically "home base" for many of the activities and events of this MeetUp group, but we also undertake outdoor events. The RAPCO Project Studios organization (not this MeetUp group) is a photography "Shared Creative Studio Space" project, located in Reno/Sparks NV. Started in April, 2017 by a small group of like-minded Northern Nevada photographers. The RAPCO Project of Reno, NV, through it's individually licensed core photographers, offers photography studio rental space, special event hosting, group photo shoots, photography workshops, modeling workshops, modeling portfolio startup services, a list of available "house" models, and much, much more to interested clients and photography or modeling enthusiasts. We also have makeup artists and hair stylists "on-call" for special projects that require them. The licensed core photographers of the group also offer general photography sessions including portraiture, family sessions, glamour & boudoir sessions, weddings, couples, engagement, special events, Real Estate photography, commercial photography, etc.
You can also check us out on Facebook...
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/RAPCOStudios/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RAPCOPublic/
RAPCO CORE-MEMBER PHOTOGRAPHERS: The vision of what the RAPCO Project of Reno NV has become was initiated by a small group of like-minded photographers who are also long-term friends and colleagues. We are a cohesive team, each joined to the group by many common interests. From time to time, we may have room within the group membership for additional "core photographer members" within the RAPCO Project. If you think you fit in with our group mindset, just inquire for details! Choose excellence... choose the RAPCO Project of Reno NV!!!
GUEST (NON-CORE) PHOTORGAPHERS: Guest photographers pay a $ 30 annual membership fee for access to the RAPCO Project MeetUp group and its activities. Participation in group / open photo shoots and renting studio space & time will incur reasonable fees on a per-event / per-rental basis. We also pay our models for their participation in certain genre and themed photo shoots, and that's where a percentage of your paid fees for such group photo shoots goes. The RAPCO Project core photographers are the principles of the studio space and project, and they pay a set fee each month to operate the facilities, purchase items such as backdrops, seamless, paper, other consumables, etc.
THE RAPCO PROJECT FACILITIES: We are located in a professional building, environmentally controlled year-'round, in a great part of town, with plenty of off-street parking and easy access from US 395 & I-80, and close to the Grand Sierra Resort. And there's no need to worry about the neighborhood when visiting us after dark. It's a safe and well-traveled area of town with plenty of off-street parking and street lighting. The building is even secured after dark.
RAPCO MEETUP GROUP MEMBERSHIP NOTE: This is a MeetUp "Private" group and you must submit your request through MeetUp to join, along with a "real" profile picture and your serious answers to the key questions we ask as part of your membership consideration and acceptance. These are mandatory to be considered for membership in the group. We are interested is serious-minded individuals that can benefit from what we have to offer, and not just casual "tire-kickers" when it comes to other photographer and model members. Membership in our group is limited to only serious-minded individuals that may have a need for studio rental space from time to time as well as a strong interest in enhancing their skills, learning more about studio lighting, etc. through structured workshops, and in group modeling photo shoots of all types across a broad range of genres. If this sounds like you, then we welcome you to join us! Choose excellence... choose the RAPCO Project of Reno NV!
The RAPCO Project Core Photographer Team...
Michael R. Erwine