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True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Welcome! This group is for all queer women. If you self-identify as a queer woman, this group is for you :) 🏳️‍🌈 

As the Admin and Organizer of this group, one of my primary objectives is to create well-defined boundaries so that the members of this community feel safe. With this in mind, you are welcome to become a member of True Colors if you are a lesbian, bi female, or an MTF trans lesbian. 

Established mid-October of 2020, this social club offers adult (18+ years of age) women, of all colors, single & partnered, an opportunity to create new and meaningful friendships and participate in common interest activities in the Monterey Bay Area.

Activities, adventures, and events will include but are not limited to hiking, biking, walking, running, kayaking, ropes courses, ziplining, backpacking, camping, frisbee in the park, book clubs, photography, coffee and tea, breaking bread, pub nights, farmer's market meetups, dancing, escape rooms, board and dice games, cards, tours, concerts, movies, parties, BBQs, trips, travel, whitewater rafting/tubing, skiing/snowboarding. The sky is the limit!

On average we offer about five meetups each month, usually one meetup per weekend, and then an occasional meetup on a weeknight. Often our weekend meetups are short local hikes or coffee & pastry get-togethers although occasionally we turn it up a notch and run a bigger, less local meetup such as whale watching, kayaking, or an e-bike ride. Our weeknight events have been brewery meetups so far, while we do have a full moon hike coming up in July and we'll add monthly Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca when they get up and running again. 

We primarily hold our meetups in the greater Monterey Bay (Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Santa Cruz). We've talked about putting together trips to Guerneville and the Mendocino area this coming summer or fall. 

Everyone will be given a warm welcome. An ethos/culture of mutual respect, courtesy, warmth, dignity, 'positivity', and inclusivity for all members is expected. We endeavor to create an environment where members can feel confident, comfortable, and happy being their true selves. Our group vibe is warm, friendly, welcoming, inclusive, casual, and social. 

Feel free to suggest any ideas you have for events; your ideas are always welcome ;) After coming to a few events, you will likely also have the opportunity to become an Event Organizer and host events, if you wish. 

This Club is non-commercial/non-profit. Membership is free.

Please add a profile photo before applying to join our group. 

Note: Unless otherwise stated, True Color events are for queer adult women only. Just to be super clear, no pets, kids, or allies are invited to attend unless specified for a one-off event. If specified, the event will clearly state "+ dogs" or "allies welcome" in the event title or near the top of the post. 

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PhotoArts Marin

San Rafael, CA

PhotoArts Marin

For well over fifteen years I have dreamed of creating a top quality photography program in Northern California and this is the first “baby step” in that process.  PhotoArts Marin will serve as the resource. to connect qualified  photography teachers and students.  As many photographers saw their business decline, they decided to teach to help pay the bills.  Being a good photographer doesn't suggest that that person is a good teacher. A passable photographer who is personable and friendly doesn't mean that that they know enough about the craft and or art to teach it.  Over the past two years, I have talked with far too many frustrated students who have been “taught” or found  misinformation on the web that is working against / preventing their success.  PhotoArts Marin will only offer a quality educational experience from a friendly, supportive, experienced, qualified educator.  

It is my goal to have a wide range of offerings from a wide range of photographers, artists and teachers. This MeetUp group will help begin to make those connections.  Teachers will be screened and their classes or workshops reviewed before they are posted. The reviews which students will post re: the classes and workshops will help prospective students make informed choices.  These classes will include Craft, Art, iPhonography, Photoshop, Lightroom, Presentation, Landscape or whatever the teacher can present in a professional and worthwhile format.  

This is PhotoArts Marin's commitment to you:

From the most basic to the most advanced classes or field workshops, students will be led by someone who is fully qualified to provide a relevant high-quality educational experience. You will be taught how to create not just imitate.

However, if a person takes anything beyond a basic class or goes on a field workshop trip, it is their personal responsibility to understand how to use their camera and its manual setting.  Participants should not depend on the teacher to cover those basic issues because it is not fair to the teacher or the other attendees to depend on them to do that.  Of course you can take an hour to get an image using exposure compensation etc. Or the Auto machine gun approach and take 20,000 photos in a week and then spend months praying to find a good one. Personally I would rather go in for a twenty-four hour long root canal. This experience will only be successful if you know your camera and an understanding of the basics of good photography.

Check out twitter for links to upcoming classes and legitimate information on the web

https://twitter.com/1GlenG

365 members · Public

#MonitorSF

San Francisco, CA

#MonitorSF

We're a San Francisco based group that discusses web service centric monitoring.



Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our gatherings are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code, both in online group forums, and during meetups.

Be nice, be considerate, be respectful.Our community must provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. 

A gathering shall be considered a 'safe space' where no-one is disadvantaged or discouraged from contributing, so long as they respect others’ ability to contribute. All members must be respectful and considerate of the contributions of others. 

Discriminatory or harassing language and imagery are not appropriate for any part of our gatherings, including talks, workshops, and other online forums.

Unacceptable behaviors include harassing, abusive, discriminatory, or derogatory conduct. Harassment includes: offensive comments; inappropriate use of sexual images; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Sanctions

People violating these rules will be asked to leave the meetup and/or any future meetups, at the discretion of the organisers and those raising a concern.

Need help?

If you need help, or would like to report an incident, please send a direct message to our co-organizer Anastasia.

630 members · Public

Let The Good Times Roll

Vista, CA

Let The Good Times Roll

We're all about good vibes and great times with better people. This all started in our dimly lit garages and parking lots after hours with warm whiskeys and static tunes. A few friends and family, good laughs, and beers. 

We like to change things up and keep it fresh. Never put baby in a corner. Theres far to much to explore. Wether we get down on a wine & paint night, get together to ride & dirt bike, or plan someones little monster a birthday, were just tryin to get back to the good old days of bare foot, babes and barbeques and bring community back to the neighborhood. Locals for locals. No instagram required.

We used to know each other, let our children run wild in the streets long as the sun was out and called our friends family. We shared when we had too much, asked when we needed a hand, and supported our neighborhoods.

We didn't keep up with the times we just lived and let live and let the good times roll. We've been missing the vibes lately and we think you might be missing it too. In studios, workshops and our friends garage, were all doin what we do. Creating, collaborating and cultivating OUR tomorrow. Lets get back to the drawing board. Together this time. Worlds' been rough and times are tough and there's never been a better time for a 'block party'. We're building an army of those who were raised wild, lost in the right direction.

What we DO & EVENTS:

Monthly Meditations

Circle Jam Bonfire Sessions

Drum Circle & Flow Arts

Dirt Bikes, Desert and Off Road Runs

Camping & Hiking and Road Trips

Coffee & Brunch Mornings

Wine & Paint Nights

Brew B Qs & Beer Tastings

Holiday Get Togethers

Weekend BBQs

DIY Workshops 

Wellness & Holisitic Living

Dog Days & Nature Adventures

Neighborhood Block Parties

Creativity & Collaboration (art, music, photography etc)


Must be 18 or older or have a gardian with you.

100 members · Public

Learn To Photograph Models Group

Carlsbad, CA

Learn To Photograph Models Group

Welcome all would be photographers! This group is for you, if you want a flexible, organized program of classes, online and in person to learn to shoot people, direct them brilliantly. Also we can work with you re editing and retouch of your images, and how best to book models, or  book jobs as a photographer ... 

Message BRITT and ask about the SEPTEMBER COURSE ASAP to make the changes you want to experience ... details below 


Run by an experienced, qualified, skilled teacher, photographer (and ex international model) Britt will arrange a program of classes for you that address all the areas you'll need to know as a beginner to take you way up to th next levels.

Britt has been teaching what you need to know, for many years in San Diego, and living it even longer! 

Join to attend classes in the form of ZOOM conference calls and in person with models of all kinds to improve your skills and understanding, whatever your experience so far has been. We learn on line, then follow up with shoots, for you to practice put your skills to the test before learning even more, and follow your shoot up online.  Fantastic experiences, growth, skills and great images can all be achieved with Britt 

Classes and learning with proven results, countless testimonials are available (and you may question those photographers) 


Classes and shoot topics that we will cover include:

Directing - model posing insights in general, and techniques in particular.

Posing skills:

Understanding different genres, wardrobe and body types, for individuals 

Posing couples 

Posing families - and any number of people.

Shoots: outside and covid safe.

Shoot etiquette, (inc. basic legalities) 

Selecting models.

Finding you style. 

EDITING / RETOUCHING: Post processing using PhotoShop and LightRoom ... available on ZOOM with screen sharing both ways.


If you want to know more, just message!

Your course will last for 3 months, and can EVEN be extended up to 6months, for those that need more time or have to miss classes. 

During that time you'll be able to fully participate in an exciting education, across the board to teach you photography setting you off to a flying start. Britt is really talented at teaching all this stuff in a way that is fun and seems easy, because, it make sense. 


WHAT IS INVOLVED?

You will ZOOM 4 times per week (2 mornings on two weekends and 2 evenings mid week).

Your shooting will take place 1-3 times per week (average twice per week). Depending on the genres you want to do and the models availability.

You may pay upfront for a substantial discount on he course before February 2021 using www.PAYPAL.com  

Send questions to britt@expressionunlimitedphotography.com

Don't hesitate to contact BRiTT, the course is amazing, flexible, tailored to YOU by a professional teacher.

You won't regret it.


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INFO

Shoots: with support, in a workshop format are $75 to $99 with lighting provided and last about 2 hours. 

Classes: in person before and after the models leave, are $50 each

Classes on zoom are $60 and cover - a LOT more than you think.

Model fees may be additional if you select a model that charges more, when offers a selection. 

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General Budget:

$240 a week for 4 personal zoom classes ( etiquette, posing, booking, shooting skills, editing, retouch, marketing, etc)

Average $275 a week shooting fees (varies)

$250 for in person classes, on lighting and posing, shooting skills etc

You'll be doing some homework or fun stuff on your own as you work you way through the course, and also spend around 12-15 hours a week with Britt, either solo personal time or with ONE other matched photographer attending, partnering, or joining the Zoom calls.

Average is $765 per week. $3,060 a month although some would incur over $10k doing it by individual sessions.

Great deal is tp cover the payment upfront $9,180 for the entire 3 month intensive. You will be treated with creativeexpertise and kid gloves.

Those who wants to invest in a unique education to become a kick- (you know what) photographer, and also wish to cut the costs, can apply for a grant to receive this 3 month intensive with $600 off per month.

Thats $1800 off your total! (if enrolled before new year sessions commence on February 16th 2020).

This grant can also be applied at any time to travelingphotographers, who are out of the area part of the time.

TOTAL (over 13 weeks) is then 7,380 ... quite a saving 

PLUS I am jumping in to offer an extra $380 off the cost which CAN be applied to your investment if enrolled before Dec 31st 2020 (for the February course).

Wow!

I'll be hosting all these events online and in person on alternate days, so once you are in, you will never have more than one other student with you.. perhaps just one visitor who might be dropping by. And I'll be inviting some other photographers, experts and teachers as guests, along with myself occasionally - so don't miss out!

Message BRITT and ask about the FEBRUARY COURSE ASAP to make the changes you want to experience in 2021.


Blessings 


Britt

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