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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. 

145 members · Private

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.

11037 members · Public

SoCal Wildlife and Landscape Photography Meetup

Torrance, CA

SoCal Wildlife and Landscape Photography Meetup

Photographers of all skill levels should join us as we share and learn about wildlife and landscape photography from Michael Bargeron and the group as a whole. Michael has photographed wildlife and landscape around the world for the past 25 years. He leads annual expeditions to photograph wildlife in some of the worlds most amazing places such as the Amazon River, Africa, Galapagos, Madagascar, Australia, and the Seychelles Islands. Michael loves reptiles, especially turtles and tortoises and has been the Executive Director of the California Turtle & Tortoise Society for the past 20 years or so. The goal of this group is to learn techniques and to test them in the field. Our home base is The Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve in Torrance. We will do regular meetings with presentations and slideshows to work on technical knowledge and then go into the Marsh for hands-on experience photographing wildlife. In addition, we will schedule fieldtrips to interesting places near and far to take photos we can share and discuss at later meetings. Any skill levels are welcomed, especially new shooters! It is best to bring a camera that allows manual settings for aperture, shutter, and iso, but bring what you have and get ready to have fun! Those interested in big adventure will have the opportunity to join expeditions around the world to photograph wildlife and landscapes that are breathtaking with this group. Most classroom meetings will last 1-2 hours, field meetings may last for several hours.

332 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

Little Boxes Theater: Art-Dance-Photo workshops & events: SF

San Francisco, CA

Little Boxes Theater: Art-Dance-Photo workshops & events: SF

We would like to invite you to our unique underground creative space devoted to art & movement. We're set up with a 1300sqft sprung floor for dance rehearsals, performances, we've recently hosted a film crew here with choreographed fight scenes! We have a wall of windows which shows us beautiful streaming beams of light in the afternoons, perfect for natural light photography and live nude figure drawing & painting. There are many usable vintage props, wardrobe costuming options, an operable claw foot bath tub, piano, projector, lighting equipment and what not at our studio. Feel free to heck out some images of our studio Little Boxes Theater: https://www.facebook.com/littleboxestheater

Little Boxes Theater also has in-house artists, dynamic duo A-K Arts: 

http://www.modelsociety.com/Model/A-K

As a pair, we love to explore artistic concepts; we're multifaceted individuals who enjoy the creative collaborative adventure with professionals and amateurs alike. Our favorite photo shoots are those where we are covered in dead sea mud, body paint, flour & ash while making shapes with our physical forms together in dynamic discoveries. We look forward to having you at our next Meet-up! please feel free to contact us directly with any interests & inquiries about our upcoming events, booking our studio for your dreams and our individual & combined modeling rates: Littleboxestheater@gmail.com

395 members · Public

Lesbian Touch (TLC)

Long Beach, CA

Lesbian Touch (TLC)

We are a diverse group of lesbian females who enjoy exploring new and exciting ways to live completely and fully as empowered and openly sensual females!

We aim to socialize  and connect in a deeper more meaningful way while enjoying… healthy and fun outdoor activities and parties, as a group we encourage feminine empowerment and sensuality and connect with business and marketing/networking, life coaching/mentoring. As a group we are open to discovering new and exciting passionate ways to live as enlightened passionate sensual women... and of course always having a lot of fun with the girls :-)

Join us if you like being open to discovering new and exciting ways of interacting with "open minded" females and connecting with each other emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and even sensually! 

Who Can Join…

This is a community of tolerance and acceptance among women and those who identify as women (see below).

We have a strict policy of inclusion and as a group we are non-judgmental however this group and its events are intended for those who identify as... lesbian, lesbian curious, bisexual or bi-curios women and transgender lesbian females who have transitioned with HRT and live FULL-time as females.

All members withing to attend Level 2 and 3 events, must be approved by organizers and are must attend one of our monthly orientation meetings. Approvals are to protect the privacy and integrity of this group and its ideals, and are in no way intended as a personal judgment or exclusion.

Our Event Types…

We host an event by levels which are described (below). There to help any member discern which meetings you are most comfortable attending. They are intended to keep all our members comfortable with a safe like-minded member environment.

We’ve devised 3 Levels from (1) “Every Day”, (2) “Sensual”, and (3) “Risqué”. In order to attend levels 2 and/or 3 you must attend a level 1 and level 2 event. All new members must attend a monthly orientation before attending a level (2) or (3) event.

Our Meeting levels…

• "Meet and Greet -(Monthly New Member Orientations) includes a warm welcome and introduction to the group, a chance to meet a few members together with over viewing of our policies and agreement to our group terms.

• Everyday –(level 1) Hosted in public or private establishments with friendly environments and welcoming conversations. (Ideally suited for: meet and greet events and indoor/outdoor activities (bars, clubs, beaches, hiking, group meditations/healings/yoga/life coaching/mentoring).

• Sensual - (req. level 1 attendance) May be hosted in private establishments or residences or in public places. These events event will be for those who are more comfortable being in an environment where conversations and activities will be more sensually risqué. (Ideally suited for: More flirtatious and sensual events (sexy night clubbing/dancing, bikini pool parties, lesbian erotic discussions/mentoring/coaching, Tantric group meditations/guidance).

• Risqué - (req. level 2 attendance) May be hosted in private residences, private establishments or in private places. These events will be for those who are comfortable with their sensuality and sexuality. Conversations, discussions and activities may be deeper and more openly sexual/intimate in nature. (Ideally suited for more sexually adventurous events like Tantra, sensual massage instruction/ therapy , kinky & BDSM events, revealing bikini pool parties, special “after” parties).

Meeting & Group Policies…

We strive to create a comfortable environment for all members in comfortable and safe settings where we can all be and express our true selves in an enjoyable and respectfully healthy way and we always ask that all members maintain healthy respectful boundaries with each other.

Any members experiencing pushy or unwanted advances either in person, or through Meetup messaging, should initially express their concerns directly the member in question with the group safe word “STOP. Should the unwanted advances continue, members are advised to contact group moderators to intervene.

Members who violate the above policy may warrant removal from meetings and the group at the discretion of the moderators.

No photography at events unless expressly agreed upon by all members in a taken photo.

1202 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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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

341 members · Private