at Velvet Lotus Photography Studio
Talking about setting goals for ourselves and the group. Open to all levels of photographers!
To kick off 2019 the topic this month is Business Planning. Instead of having a formal meeting, let's get together for lunch. We can hang out and share our top business planning ideas for 2019!
This page is for all in the photographic/creative community. Upcoming events in the Lafayette area can be shared here. This includes events and classes with Second Level, any group meetups, any styled shoots that become open to the creative community, and classes/seminars sponsored by members of the community.
If you have an event you would like posted on this website please fill out the contact form with the details.
There are a few community groups for the creative community in the Lafayette area. Please follow the links to join any you may be interested in:
F/765 : Facebook group for photographers of all levels. Monthly meetups with different topics every month. Free to attend all meetups!
Tuesday’s Together - The Rising Tide Society: A place for Creative Entrepreneurs and Small Business CEOs to grown and thrive in the spirit of Community over Competition. Monthly meetups with different topics every month. Free to attend all meetups!
IFN Lafayette Hub- Indiana Filmmakers Network: The Indiana Filmmakers Network works to facilitate dialogue among film and video makers across the state of Indiana, as well as any and all aspects of film, theater, media, and the arts.
/////UPDATE: This is sold out; Stay tuned to our social media for future events./////
We have a great opportunity for anyone who is serious, curious, determined, perplexed (or all of the above) about the business of photography. The theme is Making the Jump: we have three of our local pros who have all 'made the jump' from a nice cushy "day job".... into the world of self-employed photography. Victoria, one of our members, just made the jump a month ago! Erika left her engineering job a couple years back, and Brian left his job at Purdue in 2012.
We'll be sharing with you our nuggets of hard-earned wisdom, gleaned from our experiences with making the jump from a day job, running our businesses, working with clients, marketing ourselves, and yes..... pricing! You'll have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions as we go, hear real stories that we would never tell online, workshop real-world pricing numbers, and meet other photographers.
If you have time, we'll be heading to dinner afterwards (optional) to continue the conversation and answer any more questions. Space is limited to 10 seats, and each seat is $50 (studio members can have a seat for free!)
Stop by the (warm) studio this coming Saturday afternoon, and try out some lighting, talk business, mingle, or just take a tour of the space! You can bring your own 'model' to shoot with. Brian Powell will be there 1-4pm, January 27th, 2018.
This Saturday, Nov. 4, we will have a trio of our classic sessions led by local pro Brian Powell! Join any session, or the whole day, for a $50 seat (sign up below):
- 10:30am-12pm --- Intro to DSLR/ shooting in manual mode.
- 12pm-1:30pm --- A short business seminar/Q+A over lunch, (BYOLunch or have it delivered)
- 1:30pm-4:30pm --- Intro to Lighting / Off-camera Flash.
NOTES: Any level of photographer is welcome; No gear required (you can learn a lot without even bringing a camera), and we'll have lighting to use as well. If you do have cameras, lenses, flashes, modifiers, etc. DO bring them so you can practice with them. Bring a notepad and something to write with. *Important* invite a friend, because we need at least 7 people attending for this day to happen!
Signup below; If you have any questions, comment or inbox us anywhere :)
We're having another open studio day on Saturday, August 12, from 10am-4pm. Tickets are $25 each and will cover the models' fees, instructors, and studio time on the most popular day of the week. See the schedule below, and sign up by Aug.9 if you want to be counted for lunch. Tell a friend!
10:00am -- open studio, BYOModel, practice with window light, get a studio tour, ask questions about renting or membership, or just hang out!
11:00am -- Intro to DSLR class (shooting in Manual mode) with Brian Powell . Learn how to control your camera and get consistent results. Bring your camera and lenses.
12pm -- Open studio, lighting gear available for practice, Models included
12:30pm -- Lunch provided by Hotbox Purdue (pizza, salad, stix).
1:30pm -- Business panel discussion and Q&A with three of the younger photographers here: Victoria Rayburn, Cody Dalton, and Lauren Koleff. You don't want to miss this insightful session!
3:00pm -- Want to try your hand at boudoir photography? Jen Carmichael will be doing a session/demo on the genre just for you. Male photogs welcome.
4:30pm -- Event ends, but you can rent our space any time ;)
We're having a shorter version of our Open House this Saturday April 29, with a mix of sessions and activities, hosted by local pro Brian Powell; This is open to non-members! Reserve your seat below ($20 each person) which admits you for any/all of the sessions.
If you want to bring a lunch for the 12p hangout, feel free. If you want to bring someone to practice shooting (maybe 1 person) for the 3p-4p slot, feel free. If you have other questions, please comment on our Facebook post or Instagram post! See you there,
On Saturday Dec. 3, from 6p until around 9p, we'll be hosting a trio of singer-songwriters from KY for an acoustic set! This event is Free (suggested donation box), and sponsored by Hotbox -- so come early if you want to some free pizza/salad/sticks. Feel free to BYOB. All-ages show :)
We will also be giving away TWO free studio rentals! ($50 value each, 2 hours each). Drop your names in! Must be present to win.
RSVP to the Facebook event if you can.
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