Ever so often I coordinate local Photographer MeetUp events where me and local photographers get together to practice our craft and experiment with photography. The goal is to try and step outside the box of traditional photography with an attempt at creating fine art and/or simply enjoying a time photographing with other photographers. These meetups range from photographing a woman traipsing barefoot around a forest in a beautiful dress, a model with long hair underwater, a person lying in a field surrounded by poppy flowers, etc. When inspiration strikes, and a meet up is planned, it's nice to have a list of regular people who are willing to sign a model release giving me permission to sell/distribute the images resulting from the shoot, who aren't expecting anything in return, and who I can call up on a moment's notice. If you're reading this and would love to feel like you have the paparazzi chasing you around for a few hours, no matter their photography skill level, then I would love to add you to my list. Thank you!
Images taken by Jamie Deurmeier at a Photographer MeetUp, November, 2017