I typically think of meetup/shootouts as more about networking opportunities than as a place I’m going to pick up some new images. The event that the amazingly organized Jennifer Freeman of Black Ivy Studio put on delivered in both categories. I was able to meet a host of amazing models and photographers and walk away with some great images. One of my biggest gripes with shootouts is that when there are only one or a few models there everyone comes away with the same or similar image. The there were about equal numbers of models to photogs and although I know I missed some great shots I also got a lot all to my self.