Forums > Events > Tampa Florida Meet & Greet Saturday Feb 2 2013

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

The next in the traveling series of Tampa Bay Meet and Greets is set! We'll be gathering hundreds of photographers, models, and muas for another event Saturday, February 2, 2013 @ 3pm.

AND OF COURSE IT IS FREE!!!

ELMERS SPORTS CAFE YBOR CITY!
SMACK IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC YBOR CITY'S 7TH AVENUE ELMERS SPORTS CAFE EVOKES A SENSATION OF BARFLY MEETS FIGHT CLUB. FIRST RULE OF MEET & GREET IS THAT EVERYONE TELLS ANYONE ABOUT THE MEET & GREET AND EVERYONE HAS A GREAT TIME

ELMERS SPORTS CAFE
2003 E 7th Ave 
Ybor City, FL 33605
(813) 248-5855


MAP TO ELMERS SPORTS CAFE

PHOTOGRAPHERS SEMINAR
WHOA NELLIE! Hold the presses we are doing something different!

We have secured an agreement from the world famous photographer, lecturer and educator GW Burns to have a mini lighting workshop at this Meet & Greet!
GW Burns: http://www.modelmayhem.com/11291

Beginning at 3:30 GW will give an abbreviated version of his Lightmaster Photography Seminar. As you can see from his main page, this seminar is usually $550.00 to attend. So to have a Master Craftsman of this talent speak at our event is quite a bonus!
THE LIGHTMASTER LECTURE IS FREE TO ATTEND, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND

Our hope is that you will find this lecture an extra value which will encourage you to attend and that after hearing the short version you will also want to book one of GW's full Seminars and learn that your pop up flash is not really the only choice you have to light your subject.

Seminar attendees to date:
Chris Photography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/3386
TgcPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/524816
Journey2Darkness: http://www.modelmayhem.com/694533
Swank Photography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/704091
GreatMoments: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1873490
OwenImages: http://www.modelmayhem.com/204110
Daytona Modeling: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2645992
GlamandCheese: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1159642
OrlandoGlamour: http://www.modelmayhem.com/552
CraigMacPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/231862
GregH: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1006
ImagesByDave: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1759476
DarrylGlover: http://www.modelmayhem.com/7379
DougAdayPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/20463
GeorgeMcGarry: https://www.facebook.com/george.mcgarry1
CraigMac: https://www.facebook.com/craig.mac.581
MonicaGauthier: https://www.facebook.com/monikasulakovagauthier
UniquePortraits: http://www.modelmayhem.com/395226

MEET & GREET INFO

Photographers - Chance to mingle, meet, network, get your questions answered in person by any one of your peers, eyeball potential models for future assignments before you book them, meet new models that you never knew looked so good that you definately will book in the future.

Models - Chance to mingle, meet, network, network, network and start booking shoots. There will be a lot of photogs there. If you can't book work out of a meet & greet, or at least talk to a photog about booking in the future, you need to rethink your approach to this business. Cause seriously, there are guys there looking to shoot.

MUA's - Again...network, network, network. I actually feel that you have the hardest job of booking work of all the parties involved in a shoot. And to be given an opportunity to make personal pitches to 50, 80, 100 people... That's a no brainer.

What the heck is a meet & greet?
The meet & greet is designed as a chance to meet new people, swap stories with old friends and talk bad about the others while they go pee.
It's not a shoot out, it's not a casting call. It is a purely social event for members of Model Mayhem so you can put a face to a name of people you have been chatting with, or have seen on the site and to network with your industry peers in a casual social setting without concerns for safety or pressures to enter into contracts or perform. Purely social, purely fun.

What to bring I suggest everybody bring business cards. It is primarily a meet & greet after all. And yes I will remember your name for whatever length of time it take you to go get me a drink, but much after that...you become what's her name in the red dress. Remember...like most photographers I'm old.Tough to find you and book you like that.

Models - You might want to bring a change of cloths or 2. A lot of models like to show up in something jaw dropping and then change into a swimsuit for pictures at sunset, then into casual cloths for drinks afterwards. Others prefer to just come and mingle and wear what they wear. Either way works, but if you have thought ahead you have options if you run into "The" photographer that you have always wanted to shoot with and who wants to shoot you right there.

Photographers - Bring your camera. Yeah you're not going to shoot. Yeah you are only there to mingle. But throw it in the trunk at the very least. Who knows what may happen. What not to bring? 87 studio lights. This place is small. If you can't shoot with only a flash on the camera you are probably not going to be able to shoot in the venue. You might be able to shoot on the beach or around the building with some flash units on stands, but truthfully for this event, go light and then set up a formal shoot for another time.

Everybody - If you have a printed portfolio they go over real well at these meets. Folks love to look at ports. Granted they may be somewhat unweildy, but they are real good conversation starters.

How to actThis event is designed for you to meet people you have never met before. I understand that this is a toughie for a lot of folks. But if you come in, get a drink, stand against the wall and don't mingle...you have totally missed the boat. You MUST be outgoing. It's challenging for you, it's interesting to do, it's in your best interest, and once you start doing it, it will pay off. How do I do that? You ask... Well as difficult as it sounds, you take your cards and you walk up to that group of people standing there, wait for a lull in the conversation and say...Hi my name is Gertrude (Truthfully you should use your own name here...unless you like Gertrude..then have at it) I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello! Then hand everybody a card.
You then chat with that group for a bit AND THEN MOVE ON! Getting bogged down with only one person or only one group is sometimes as bad as superglueing yourself to a spot on the wall and not moving. Now once you have worked the entire room, then you can go back and spend more time with your new besties...but till then...mix, mingle, network, move on. If you have trouble, come see me and I'll introduce you around.

If you want to shoot, set it up before, after, or shoot just outside around the building

Pm me now to get on the list, OR, you could post in the thread proclaiming your fervent desire to attend.

AS OF 1-01-13
Current attendees that you want to contact to set up a  shoot include:

Models:

Amanda Congleton (not on MM)
AmandaLewis: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1504366
AndreaBennett: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.bennett.334
AndreaCzausz: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaSAngies
Andrea Oliver http://www.modelmayhem.com/2618086
BrandonJa: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2723124
CarrieGeartz: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2623655
DiaPagano: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2912304
EricaLynn: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2867585
Erin Liberty: http://www.modelmayhem.com/321109
Gattina Rosa http://www.modelmayhem.com/2499349
Hamilton929: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2835827
HopeQueen: https://www.facebook.com/HopeKempire
Ida Castleberry: https://www.facebook.com/icastleberry
Jessica Nite http://www.modelmayhem.com/2870458
JoJo: http://www.modelmayhem.com/93472
Katelyn Virginia http://www.modelmayhem.com/2535965
KatalinaLeonAnn: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1861264
KerryAnn http://www.modelmayhem.com/16503
Kristen Roady: https://www.facebook.com/kristen.roady
KyVictoria-Morales: https://www.facebook.com/ky.vintagemorales
LadyPelvic: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1695169
LeahWhitee: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1432263
Lindsy Hall http://www.modelmayhem.com/715137
LuckyLady35: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2829180
OlesiaAlexaTikhonova: https://www.facebook.com/olesia.tikhonova
Orias: http://www.modelmayhem.com/42795
ShaeDior: https://www.facebook.com/shae.williams.9619
ShariWilliams: https://www.facebook.com/shari.williams.3975
SheilaGilbert: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.gilbert.71
SydneyScreams: http://www.modelmayhem.com/700928
Tanya Jester: https://www.facebook.com/tanya.jester
Thinmint Cali http://www.modelmayhem.com/2750055
TiffanyZivolich: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2258221


Photographers:

All Pro Models: https://www.facebook.com/ken.howard.7503
AllurePhotographyFL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/673952
AnnetteBatista: http://www.modelmayhem.com/685682
AusbertoDoelGonzalez: https://www.facebook.com/doel.gonzalez.photographer
Ben Tzeel: https://www.facebook.com/yabotsilentt33
bgcFoto: http://www.modelmayhem.com/7950
BrianSupple: https://www.facebook.com/brian.supple.12
BroadWayPhotography: www.modelmayhem.com/bwayphotography
Carl Roberts: http://www.modelmayhem.com/190797
ChaloGarcia: https://www.facebook.com/photosbychalo
Chris Photography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/3386
Chris Rifkin: http://www.modelmayhem.com/223024
CraigMacPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/231862
DanialGallant: https://www.facebook.com/akaitoradaniel
DarrylGlover: http://www.modelmayhem.com/7379
Daytona Modeling: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2645992
Desi'sPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/47246
DKP Photography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1621550
DougAdayPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/20463
DreTography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2615343
Earle Kimel: https://www.facebook.com/eekimel
EdwinR Photography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/47246
EekimelPhoto: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1306811
Frank Lewis: http://www.modelmayhem.com/80557
GeorgeMcGarry: https://www.facebook.com/george.mcgarry1
GlamandCheese: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1159642
GregH: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1006
GWBurns: http://www.modelmayhem.com/11291
GreatMoments: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1873490
HDP: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1031740
Herblish: http://www.modelmayhem.com/193267
HowieSpacePhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/639735
IceCold Images: http://www.modelmayhem.com/14311
ImagesByDave: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1759476
JadeV: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2544709
JakeTheDawg: http://www.modelmayhem.com/359555
Jmorganimages: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2612736
JoeyK: http://www.modelmayhem.com/3910
Joe Tomasone: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2971
Journey2Darkness: http://www.modelmayhem.com/694533
Keith a/k/a Wolfie: http://www.modelmayhem.com/547
KentD: http://www.modelmayhem.com/201643
KeWoPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/517732
Koryo Photography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2144186
LarryGiorgio: https://www.facebook.com/larry.giorgio
LuisSerranoPhoto: http://www.modelmayhem.com/11959
MarkReesePhoto: http://www.modelmayhem.com/127239
Mary Kent:https://www.facebook.com/salsagrapher
MegSchutz: http://www.modelmayhem.com/562780
Mike Biggs: https://www.facebook.com/mike.biggz
MonicaGauthier: https://www.facebook.com/monikasulakovagauthier
NaturalBornChaos: http://www.modelmayhem.com/822808
NickCCasale http://www.modelmayhem.com/2397196
NStilesPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/210925
OrlandoGlamour: http://www.modelmayhem.com/552
OwenImages: http://www.modelmayhem.com/204110
PedroCPerez: https://www.facebook.com/pedro.c.perez2
PhillipMGrierson: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1317471
PhotoKotur: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2532764
Professor Oni: http://www.modelmayhem.com/365260
SeanHfoto: http://www.modelmayhem.com/70690 (pouring one out for our homie)
sosdesign: http://www.modelmayhem.com/359555
Swank Photography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/704091
TampaFoto: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1071212
tgcphotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/524816
Trevor Bing: https://www.facebook.com/trevor.bing.391
UniquePortraits: http://www.modelmayhem.com/395226
VisionsByNoe: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2607903
Walker1812Photo: http://www.modelmayhem.com/81151

MUAs/Stylists:

Dec 29 12 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24641

Tampa, Florida, US

FIRST!!!
http://www.modernmuscleforum.com/images/smilies/munchstretchcouch2.gif

Dec 29 12 01:08 pm Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Saved

Dec 29 12 01:13 pm Link

Photographer

Frank Lewis Photography

Posts: 12646

Winter Park, Florida, US

I see I'm already signed up to attend...

Dec 30 12 06:18 pm Link

Photographer

tgcphotography

Posts: 27

Orlando, Florida, US

I'm interested in attending the M&G and the GW Burns mini lighting workshop.

Dec 31 12 06:11 am Link

Photographer

OwenImages

Posts: 3826

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Carl is a wise man and has already put me on the list.  smile

Dec 31 12 05:31 pm Link

Photographer

Journey2Darkness

Posts: 2262

Brandon, Florida, US

Save me a seat for both

Dec 31 12 09:00 pm Link

Photographer

Swank Photography

Posts: 19015

Key West, Florida, US

I will see everyone there! I want to attend both!

Jan 01 13 02:15 pm Link

Model

Brandon Ja

Posts: 2

Los Angeles, California, US

will there be another meet and greet around Jan 12-20? I will be in Tampa Bay around that time

Jan 02 13 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

Koryo Photography

Posts: 883

Tampa, Florida, US

Brandon, this particular Model Mayhem-based get-together is typically once a year.

The Tampa-Orlando-Sarasota area is very active regarding photography and modeling groups, though...you might check Meetup.com, or the Orlando or Tampa Chit-Chat threads here in the MM Off-Topic forum for other related activities locally while you're here.

Jan 03 13 05:02 pm Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

We actually were having the meets quarterly
But somebody got lazy!

Jan 05 13 06:21 am Link

Photographer

Koryo Photography

Posts: 883

Tampa, Florida, US

Carl Roberts wrote:
We actually were having the meets quarterly
But somebody got lazy!

Well at least you didn't mention me by name smile

Jan 05 13 02:33 pm Link

Photographer

Image Works Photography

Posts: 2890

Orlando, Florida, US

I have been seeing GW Burns pics for some time and always got my attention. I would love to see him in action smile

Jan 06 13 11:52 pm Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

tgcphotography wrote:
I'm interested in attending the M&G and the GW Burns mini lighting workshop.

Journey2Darkness wrote:
Save me a seat for both

Swank Photography wrote:
I will see everyone there! I want to attend both!

Brandon Ja wrote:
will there be another meet and greet around Jan 12-20? I will be in Tampa Bay around that time

GreatMomentsPhotography wrote:
I have been seeing GW Burns pics for some time and always got my attention. I would love to see him in action smile

Got you on the list

Jan 08 13 11:26 am Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Jan 09 13 08:17 am Link

Photographer

LuisSerranoPhotography

Posts: 2

Poinciana, Florida, US

Interested on attending this M&G....Will be my first....Hopefully won't be to shy....

Jan 09 13 12:19 pm Link

Photographer

eekimelphoto

Posts: 869

Longboat Key, Florida, US

Count me in!

Jan 09 13 05:27 pm Link

Photographer

Frank Lewis Photography

Posts: 12646

Winter Park, Florida, US

If memory serves, the Arturo Fuente store is on East Seventh Avenue too.

By the time the M&G rolls around I'll be needing a good stogie...

Jan 09 13 06:56 pm Link

Model

LuckyLady35

Posts: 1

Leesburg, Florida, US

I will be there and ready to shine

Jan 10 13 06:47 am Link

Photographer

Glam And Cheese

Posts: 10

Daytona Beach, Florida, US

Please add me to the list for the mini-course smile

Jan 10 13 07:28 am Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

LuisSerranoPhotography wrote:
Interested on attending this M&G....Will be my first....Hopefully won't be to shy....

eekimelphoto wrote:
Count me in!

LuckyLady35 wrote:
I will be there and ready to shine

Glam And Cheese wrote:
Please add me to the list for the mini-course smile

Daytona Modeling: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2645992

Got you all on the list!

Jan 10 13 10:04 am Link

Photographer

KDPhoto

Posts: 372

Tampa, Florida, US

I'm so there. This will be great

Jan 11 13 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

kentd wrote:
I'm so there. This will be great

Got you on the list!

Jan 13 13 04:06 am Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

EricaLynn: http://www.modelmayhem.com/2867585

OrlandoGlamour: http://www.modelmayhem.com/552

Got you both on the list

Jan 15 13 09:48 am Link

Photographer

jmorganimages

Posts: 1

Brandon, Florida, US

I should be there. First time attending but i would love to meet some new muah's and models.

Jan 15 13 10:46 am Link

Photographer

Craig Mac Photography

Posts: 6

Tampa, Florida, US

If there is still room I would like to attend the G Burns seminar
Craig Mac : Model Mayhem 231862

Jan 15 13 07:17 pm Link

Photographer

Koryo Photography

Posts: 883

Tampa, Florida, US

Craig Mac Photography wrote:
If there is still room I would like to attend the G Burns seminar
Craig Mac : Model Mayhem 231862

I'm sure we can make that happen, sir smile

Jan 16 13 08:12 pm Link

Photographer

Koryo Photography

Posts: 883

Tampa, Florida, US

Getting closer, with a growing guest list smile

Jan 19 13 11:14 pm Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

jmorganimages wrote:
I should be there. First time attending but i would love to meet some new muah's and models.

Craig Mac Photography wrote:
If there is still room I would like to attend the G Burns seminar
Craig Mac : Model Mayhem 231862

Got you both on the list

Jan 20 13 07:03 am Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Jan 20 13 01:14 pm Link

Photographer

Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24641

Tampa, Florida, US

*urp*

Jan 21 13 04:34 pm Link

Photographer

G R E G

Posts: 333

Tampa, Florida, US

M&G - check
GW Burns mini seminar - check

Jan 21 13 04:52 pm Link

Photographer

Koryo Photography

Posts: 883

Tampa, Florida, US

Greg H. wrote:
M&G - check
GW Burns mini seminar - check

Great to hear it...looking forward to meeting you.

Jan 21 13 04:59 pm Link

Model

orias

Posts: 5037

Tampa, Florida, US

Looks like the lists of attendees are filling up nice smile

Jan 21 13 07:02 pm Link

Photographer

Unique Portraits

Posts: 299

Orlando, Florida, US

Got room for one more?

Jan 21 13 07:36 pm Link

Model

Hamilton929

Posts: 1

Cape Canaveral, Florida, US

Is there still time to RSVP for this event? I'd love to attend. Thanks!!
smile Hamilton

Jan 22 13 04:02 am Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Greg H. wrote:
M&G - check
GW Burns mini seminar - check

Unique Portraits wrote:
Got room for one more?

Hamilton929 wrote:
Is there still time to RSVP for this event? I'd love to attend. Thanks!!
smile Hamilton

LeahWhitee: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1432263
KeWoPhotography: http://www.modelmayhem.com/517732
ImagesByDave: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1759476

Got you all on the list

Jan 22 13 05:19 am Link

Model

Katalina Leon Ann

Posts: 1

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

I would be very interesting in RSVPing & being a part of my first meet and greet smile

Jan 22 13 10:11 am Link

Photographer

Carl Roberts

Posts: 32974

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

Katalina Leon Ann wrote:
I would be very interesting in RSVPing & being a part of my first meet and greet smile

Got you on the list!
Look forward to seeing you there!

Jan 22 13 11:09 am Link

Photographer

Visions by Noe

Posts: 7

Tampa, Florida, US

I would definitely like to be a part of this.
sign me up please smile

Jan 22 13 06:56 pm Link