In Los Angeles, Steve is the organizer of the Westside Travel Photography Meetup Group and the Los Angeles Photo Meetup Group that meet monthly at the Artlife Gallery in El Segundo, CA, or in shoots all over Los Angeles. Meetups usually focus on a new travel camera in which the group is interested, a destination at which members wish to shoot, and a photo technique that you may want to know more about.
Photo shoots often involve models who wish to build their portfolios with photos taken by the photographers in the group. The meetings are also advertised through arts groups and some members are invited to sell their prints through the gallery.
Cruises & Cameras also organizes and supports small photo groups that sign up for a particular ship and destination. Groups typically book from 10-12 cabins through Cruises & Cameras Travel Services, and once this is done the staff will handle all the travel arrangements; plan a series of free seminars and photo shoots; and give the group their own photo gallery to display their work during and after the trip.
Please use the Contact Form in this blog, or in the Cruises & Cameras website, to indicate your interest in planning or participating in one of these group tours. All participants in these tours needn't be photographers, there will also be non-photographic activities planned to take advantage of the historic, cultural, artistic, and culinary aspects of the destinations.