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Recent environmental portrait shoot in Schenectady.
This is a time lapse I made of an entire shoot. I am going to start doing this for everything I shoot. This is a 3- hour shoot lapsed into 2 minutes.
Effective November 15, 2010:
If you do not know me I will not work with you unless you agree to bring an escort with you. Bring ANYBODY, it does not matter whom, just do not go alone to meet a stranger. There is too much possibility here for things to go terribly wrong for a young lady going to a shoot by herself. I just lost a friend to a violent crime and I will no longer support the blatant means for it to so easily happen again.
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I am not interested in social networking, or any form of dating on this site. I am here to make work. If you want to social network, find me on Facebook or something, but if you want to date, don't bother.
I am 33 years old, and married with two daughters. I am formally trained in lighting and retouch. I love working in silver, although I have gone almost totally digital at this point. I have a quiet, slow moving style that is very light- dependent, so I spend almost as much time directing my lighting assistant as I do my subject. Respect is a big deal for me, and before I start shooting I discuss where the line is with my subject, and do not cross it. Toe it, maybe, but not cross it.
I ask $90 for a studio session. This includes up to 3 wardrobe changes, and at least 30 minutes of shooting per wardrobe change, but I will keep shooting until I get at least one great image per wardrobe. I will do basic editing on 3 images of your choice per wardrobe, which you will choose before you leave. That day I will post these images to a private passworded gallery on my website where they will live for at least a year. I can also do full retouch on hair, skin, eyes, teeth, and figure for $25 per image, however this will take another 2 days. You can download these images or order prints through my website at very (I feel) reasonable prices. I can take payment by cash or check, all payment is due before you leave the studio. Hair and make up styling is not included. I can do basic comp cards for an additional $25, and print them at industry standards for $100 for 50 cards. I cannot do zed cards.
My requirements for TF:
TF is is not preferred. If I contact you to shoot then it is assumed I am offering TF. If I feel that you can benefit my art or fashion portfolio then I will offer TF. I will let you know this up front and not try to spring a charge on you last minute
For a TF shoot I believe that trade is trade, and we will both be putting in equal effort, and expecting equal results. See above for how I operate, (3 wardrobe changes, etc...) however in a TF shoot I will also make an edit from our work. I will email you those you choose plus the ones I choose, (usually around 15 additional, unless they are exceptional in which case I will have more) fully retouched and shiny- like, within about two weeks, depending on my workflow. (Paid work always goes to the top of the queue.) I will of course share anything else I use in the future (if for some reason I go back through and decide on a second edit or something) so that you always have access to what I am using. The email will contain 750 px long @ 72 dpi jpgs with my footer watermark for use on the web. You can purchase non watermarked prints, and full res jpgs through my website.
NEVER EVER will I give you access to the entire shoot. That's like airing my dirty underwear in public and it will not happen.
Group Exhibit- Juried Photography Exhibit, One Day12/12/12, Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy NY, 2013
Group Exhibit- Best of 2011, Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy NY, 2012
Group Exhibit- It Gets Better: The LGBT Community at Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2011
Group Exhibit- Juried Photography Exhibit, Coming of Age, Kirkland Art Center, Juror: Dr. Anthony Banon, Clinton, NY, 2011
Group Exhibit- Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Juror: Charles Demerais, Glens Falls NY, 2010
Group Exhibit- Photo Regional Salon, Fulton St Gallery, Troy NY, 2010
Group Exhibit- Best of 2009, Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy NY, 2010
Group Exhibit- Line Study, Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY 2007
Solo Exhibit- The Chloe Grace Project, East Greenbush Community Gallery, 2007
Solo Exhibit- Imagine No Religion, Wikoff Gallery, Schenectady, NY, 2006
366301- Dana Marie
1427505- Corey Eliza
1521011- Rachel Bitesize
1546209- Megan Kay
1619947- Katlyn Case*
1633487- Jessica Jackson
1849715- Sarah McCormick*****
1885064- Jennifer Rose
2003545- Ashley Tedesco
1927950- Alexandria Haynes***
1868940- Lirpa G
2504568- Alysha Lee
2736574- Kay Lynne**
Non- MM Models:
Lisa Strasswimmer & Family**