This last Saturday, we had a blast putting on what we called “Models Vs. Photographers” at 500px HQ. The idea was pretty simple: amateur photographers, amateur models, amateur make-up artists, and amateur stylists all coming together to practice, learn, network, add to their portfolios, and have a good time.

You can check out some behind the scenes shots in this post from yesterday, and see all the photos people are uploading from the event by searching for “500pxmvp” on 500px or clicking here.

Below we’ve curated 21 of our favorite portraits from the event — from close-ups, to intense black and white shots, to touching mother-daughter moments, to psychedelic portraits shot with the help of a projector:

See many more photographs captured of and during the event by clicking here, and be sure to leave some feedback for everybody in the comments!