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REGISTERING FOR AN EVENT
 
  What you are viewing is a temporary webpage that we are using until our regular website is up and running again.  We are currently in the process of doing a major upgrade to our servers, software and website.  We host our own servers and recently installed new equipement.  The purpose of the upgrade is to harden our security and provide us with the infrastructure to fully use our software at remote locations.

To register for an event simply click the registration link at the bottom of each event.  When you do that, an email will be sent to the organizers.  We will reply to you and give you the opportunit to either pre-pay for the event or pay at the door.  If you wish to pre-pay, we will calculate all appropriate discounts and then send you an invoice through PayPal.  It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to register.  You can pay using your PayPal account or any credit or debit card.  If you have pre-paid credits, we will apply your pre-paid credits for you.

When our regular website is back up, payment will again be handled through the website as it has been in the past.  We expect to be back up and running by October 15th.
 
 
DISCOUNTS
 
We offer a variety of discounts you are welcome to take advantage of:
 
  Pre Paid Credits:   Pre-Paid credits are offered as an economical way to save money on events.  As an example, you can generally purchase $300 in credits for just $250.  If you have credits, you may use them to pay for events.  At this time we are not selling new credits until our regular websie is back up again.  As soon as the website is back up, we will sell credits again.  
         
  Photo Studio Club Membership:   Members of the Photo Studio Club get substantial discouns at our events.  CLICK HERE to read all about the Photo Studio Club  
         
  Advance Payment Discounts:   Non-Members get a $10 discount if they pay for an event in advance.  Conversely, non-members must pay the "door price" if they don't pay in advance.  Club members pay the same price, both in advance or at the door.  Everyone gets an additional discount, normally $10, if they pay at least three days in advance of the event.  That discount doesn't apply to "one on one" events, cruises or traveling events.  
         
  Multi-Event Discounts:   In most cases, events become less expensive if you attend more than one event in the same weekend.  The first event is full-price.  The second event is discounted $20.  The third event is $30 off.  One on one events don't qualify for multi-event discounts nor do curises or traveling shoots.  If a discount causes the price of an event to go less than zero, the price of the event is free.  In some cases, free events can be used for discounts on paid events, but only if it is noted on the event description.  
 
RELEASES
 
A model release is provided to each and every photographer, upon request, at every event.  Except for "one on one" events, you will be provided with a "non-nude" promotional release for each shoot you attend.  A promotional release allows you to use any images you take at event for self-promotion.  As an example, you can use it for your business cards, post it to Facebook or include it in either your online or hard-copy portfolio.  If you produce flyers for your business, you may use it for that.

You may not, however, license the images for use by anyone else.  You may not sell licenses or prints.  You may not use the images in a book or any other type of commercial use, other than for self-promotion.

If you would like to purchase a full commercial release from a model, that can be purchased for $25 from each model in attendance.  In other words if there is one model, the cost is $25.  If you want to purchase commercial releases from two models, then you would have to pay $25 each.

The terms of the release will be identical for the shooting limits for the event.  So, if an event is advertised as a "fashion shoot," you will receive a non-nude commercial release.  If an event is a glamour shoot, where nudity was offered, then you will receive a nude-commercial release.  We have six types of release forms which are available.

The release forms are:
 
  NON-NUDE COMMERCIAL RELEASE
LIMITED NUDE COMMERCIAL RELEASE
NUDE COMMERCIAL RELEASE

NON-NUDE PROMOTIONAL RELEASE
LIMITED NUDE PROMOTIONAL RELEASE
NUDE PROMOTIONAL RELEASE
 
If you attend a "One on One" style event, where the entire event is structured shooting with one photographer shooting a single model, you will typically receive a commercial release as part of the price.  The limits on the release will coincide with the limits for the events.

In addition, we generally offer photographers the opportunity to book a model for an individual shoot after most events.  This is an opportunity to shoot with the model "one on one" with only a thirty minute minimum.  You may book for as little as thirty minutes up to as many hours as are available.  In all cases, if you book a model for a private shoot after the event, you will receive a commercial release as a part of the booking.

It is important to note that the release will be consistent with the limits for the day, not the type of private shoot you have booked for.  That is important to note.  As an example, if you book a model for a fashion shoot after an event but she posed topless during the group, you will get a "Limited Nude Commercial Release" even though your private shoot was only fashion.

This is an interesting feature since a commercial release typically costs $25.  In most cases, a thirty minute private fashion booking costs $35.  So, for $35 you get a private shoot with the model plus the commercial release.
 
 
BOOKING MODELS
 
  With very few exceptions, models may be booked for private, individual shoots immediately after events.  The booking takes place at the shoot location.  If you need to take the models elsewhere, you must make arrangements in advance.  When you book a model, you may book them up the the limits specified in the shoot description.  In other words, if a model is listed as, for example, swimwear as the shoot limits for the day, you may not book her for lingerie, even if they shoot lingerie at other events.  There are many reasons why limits are set for specific events, and asking the model to shoot at higher limites may get you excluded from some future events.

Except for "One on One" events, models are booked for shoots right after the event.  A sign-up sheet will be passed around.  If you are a member of the Photo Studio Club, you may pre-reserve a booking slot by making the request when you register for the event.
 
 
NORMAL BOOKING RATES FOR MODELS
 
  LIMITS    1/2 HOUR   1 FULL HOUR  
           
  Fashion   $35   $65  
  Swimwear   $35   $65  
  Lingerie   $45   $75  
  Covered Topless   $50   $80  
  Covered  Nude   $55   $85  
  Topless   $60   $90  
  Limited Nude   $65   $100  
  Full Nude   $65   $100  
           
 
There is one last important item to note.  One of the services we are providing is to give you the opportunity to make contact with both local models and those that we bring in.  When we have a popular model from out of town, we will bring them in repeatedly, giving you opportunities to shoot with them again in the future.  It is totally appropriate to speak with models, at eents, to inquire about shooting them another day at another location.  Your request cannot exceed limits listed for the model as their general limits (not necessarily the limits for the event).  You must also discuss what you want, clearly with the model.  Whether or not she is willing to do a shoot outside the event is totally at her discretion, but if she agress, you are welcome to do so.  
 
 
GENERAL RULES
 
  As with all businesses, we have rules.  Fortunately, we don't have a lot, but they are intended to protect the models.  We want, above all, to create a safe shooting environment.  We take the rules seriously!  
 
1. DO NOT TOUCH THE MODELS!  The rule is as simple as that. 
     
  2.   Always show the models respect.  This goes without saying.  
       
  3.   Never go into the dressing room, wherever it is.  Turn you back if they change outside.  
       
  4.   Never ask a model to shoot beyond her limits.  This seems obvious, but often forgotten.  We post limits so you know the model's comfort level.  
       
  5.   Keep it tasteful.  I thinik that says it all.  
     
  6. Be careful as to what you say.  We've all had things come out in a way that we haven't intended.  In our environment, it is easy to be misunderstood.  A little moderation goes a long way.  
 
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