We are a networking group. There is no official "membership" or organization. Nor are there any dues or fees (outside of chipping in to pay for locations or food at events) We invite anyone and everyone in the local (or not so local, but happens to be in town) community to come and enjoy the day, network, and maybe shoot.
We hold large meet & greets about four times a year and have smaller social get togethers sporadically throughout the year (check the forum threads for announcements) We also have bi-monthly eat & critiques for getting together and discussing our work.
The events are NOT shoot-outs.
With the Meet and Greet, shooting is completely optional. We will always provide a venue in which shooting is possible, but we want everyone to know that they are not REQUIRED to shoot. Come out, mingle, talk and get to know the photographers, models and stylists in the area.
It's a NO-PRESSURE environment meant to encourage everyone to have fun while getting their work seen by more of the local community. As such, it would be a very good idea to bring portfolios with you, particularly if you are a photographer or MUA so that people can familiarize themselves with your work. It's also a good idea to come prepared to shoot, even if you don't expect to do so.
Since this isn't an organized shoot, all details regarding with whom you shoot, releases, and terms of the shoot are to be handled BY YOU. Be sure that you discuss the terms with your collaborators, and that all details are understood. Please be sure that all parties have a copy of the release.
For more information please read our Mission Statement
Want to talk with some of the people who will most likely be at the OMGs? Then try this thread on for size. Some say we invented twitter.... but really it's our internet water cooler.
Speaking of twitter... for you tweet freaks, find us at @OMGOrlando
Also, find us on Facebook as Orlando Meet and Greet.
Orlando Chit Chat Thread
OPEC is currently on hiatus
This OPEC event (when active)
is a causal meeting of photographers and models in the Orlando area to get together and discuss photography in a constructive atmosphere. The meetings cover critiques of each others work, peer tutorials on photographic tips and tricks and general photography discussions. Click here for more information on this other event put on by Llama Local 42.