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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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ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure

Chino Hills, CA

ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure

ENERGIZED!

Fun, Travel and Adventure

Meet with friends who are active and like Outdoor Adventures, Social Activities, Dining Out and Travel.

Have fun at adventures like hiking, urban exploration, rock climbing, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, auto racing, surfing, racquetball, kayaking, tennis, volleyball, fitness, skiing, travel, golfing, nature photography, sporting events, yoga, walking, museums, motorcycle riding, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, running, camping, bowling, skydiving, etc.

We also participate in fun social activities, picnics, dancing and dining adventures.




ENERGIZED!  Fun, Travel and Adventure

Safety Code of Conduct.


By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Helmets will be worn on all bike riding activities (no exceptions).

Children and pets are only allowed when the organizer approves or states that in a Meetup write up. All guests (no exceptions) are your responsibility and are subject to the agreement of this Safety Code of Conduct.

You understand that the activities are not "guided" in the sense that a "leader" might be responsible for the safety and welfare of the participants.

As a member you ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which you or a guest(s) of yours will be participating, whether or not those risks are described in the Meetup writep and whether they are inherent or otherwise.

Travel may be part of an activity. You assume all responsibility for any accident whether you are driving or whether you are traveling with another member.

Horseplay and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated and may be cause for your removal from the group.

You are responsible for your own safety and making sure you are appropriately equipped and have the physical ability to participate in our events.

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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. 

;-)


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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Off camera flash photography

San Francisco, CA

Off camera flash photography

Are you a dedicated reader of the strobist? Have you devoured Joe McNally's latest book, "The Hot Shoe Diaries"?

This meetup is focused on both education and practicing small flash lighting both in the studio and on location.

If you've been looking for ways to learn more and practice taking your camera's flash off the hot shoe  for more sophisticated and controlled lighting you've found the right group. 

Here you will find organized events offering  instruction both in the classroom and on location with lots of shooting opportunities. Just check out the photo albums from previous events. All paid events include models, instruction, rental fees, some shared equipment and lots of fun shooting time for you. There will also be social gatherings and announcements of photography-related topics and events, that may be of interest to this group.

Your feedback, ideas, comments and opinions are always welcome  - just keep things clean and civil.  If you'd like to host a "play date", email me and I'll post it to the calendar. You can also use the message board to sell and buy equipment or post other photography related information.

1062 members · Public