We finally got a date and location for our Spring Meet-Greet-Shoot. So its gonna be Sunday May 6th from 4-7pm on the upstairs floor of the Avondale Brewing Company. Its a great venue for the event, and if you haven’t been to the Avondale Brewery or had a chance to sample their beer, you definitely have something to look forward to, beside our event.
Link to the location on google maps: Avondale Brewing Company
Birmingham Media Networking Group
Sunday May 6th
Avondale Brewing Company
201 41st St S
Birmingham, AL 35222
We have the upstairs room reserved, and to get to that room, you must pass through the main floor out into the courtyard behind the building and then up the back stairs. The room takes up the whole floor. I will be adding a few pics of the room in the next few days. This location is across the street from the location of our Fall event, for those that attended that.
Here are a couple photos of inside:
A shot from the door into the large upstairs room.
Looking out onto the courtyard from the stairs leading to the upstairs room.
Here is a link to more photos of the location: venue photos
Well as stated above we are gonna host our first BIG event this year in about 2.5 weeks (from this original posting). Even though our group has Birmingham in the name we have a number of members from all over the state (Fort Payne, Anniston, Tuscaloosa, etc) so please don’t think we only want local people. We had a great turnout at our last BIG event in October, I think we had finalized a number at around 55, but it sure seemed like more people (we might have missed a few people).
Besides just coming to mingle and meet and network with your fellow photographers, models, make up artists, hair stylists, actors, etc, we chose a location (on purpose) that would offer some shooting opportunities for those that wanted to do that (I suspect many will do so). The Avondale area offers a ton of various, interesting and unique shooting locations, and many within a block or two of the offices, easy walking distance.
With this Meet and Greet, shooting is completely optional. We wanted to use a venue in which shooting is possible, but we want everyone to know that they are NOT REQUIRED to shoot. Come out, mingle, talk and get to know the photographers, models, stylists, etc. in the area. The old adage about “its who you know” still applies, and just by having profiles on model sites, it doesn’t really doesn’t mean you know anybody. Making a good impression in person, that is memorable, can sure go a long way. It’s a NO-PRESSURE environment meant to encourage everyone to have fun while getting their work seen by more of the local community.
Since more of the emphasis at this event is the networking, the shoot part isn’t supervised by us, all details regarding with whom you shoot, releases, and terms of the shoot are to be handled BY YOU. Be sure that you discuss the terms with your collaborators, and that all details are understood and all parties have a copy of the release.
A couple things to add.
Please RSVP by either filling out the form linked here or by sending the same info to the email address BirminghamMediaNetworkingGroup@hotmail.com
The RSVP will allow us to plan correctly for the attendance (name tags, table space, etc.). Members you need to RSVP as well.