Mayhem # 120736
Currently taking the winter off and focusing on non-photography directions. I'll be casting again late March 2015. Thank you.
If you contact me to shoot I will assume you have read this profile and agree with my terms.
You can reach me through my website (link above) or by phone 716-822-4102 between 10am and 4 pm NY time, Monday through Friday.
My style varies, from serious portraits to random "lets see what we can create". I'm just as happy shooting a goofy costume, as a nude, as a serious professional shot. Got some weird ideas you want to try? Lets put our heads together and see what we can create.
The Money Question:
Do I pay models?
Yes, when I have a paying client who has a particular need. Otherwise, no.
Model Photography has become a hobby for me. As such, I have gone to a strict trade policy. If you are a travelling model and would like to work with me, I would love to work with you. On a trade basis. What this means is that I will not pay you, nor do I expect you to pay me. I may be able to help with travel expenses, on a case by case basis.
Trade Shoot Guidelines:
- Finished Edited versions emailed within 2-3 weeks.
- Images Mailed within 2-3 weeks.
- Model Release is Required.
- Available as time and commitments allow.
- Traditional paper prints available at a modest cost.
- No Raw/Unedited files released.
Paid Shoot Guidelines
Paying Models - A modest payment is sometimes available, IF I have a for profit project in progress or a client with a particular need. When hiring models, MUA etc. I will 1099 you at years end for tax purposes. I will therefore require you provide a tax ID. If you are unwilling to provide this information, I will not violate US Federal Tax Law and we will not work together.
Paying Me - If you do not wish to work on a trade basis, and have an idea you wish me to shoot for you, or need basic shots taken for a comp card or portfolio, my rates are affordable. Experts such as a make up artist or hair stylist are also available at additional cost. If you hire me to shoot your ideas, we operate under a work-for-hire agreement which will grant a rights assignment to you at project conclusion.
- Escorts are welcome, however you are responsible for all of their expenses, meaning I do not pay for their food, admittance, travel, lodging or time.
- No "hang arounds". Escorts are welcome to wait in the lobby, the car, or the parking lot.
Contacts, Flakes, ID.
I ask for a phone number to contact you to
1-discuss the shoot and plan accordingly and
2-to attempt to reach you should you not be at the agreed upon location as scheduled. I am happily married, and my wife often assists me with shoots. I am not looking for a 'hook up', and your contact information will only be used for legitimate business purposes. I provide you with my number for the same reason.
Regarding "no-shows", I do not give second chances and I do talk with numerous other photographers. I'm active on numerous model and photographer communities, and will check your references. If you have no intent on working together, do not soil your reputation by scheduling a shoot and blowing me off. Word will get around.
If we are doing a shoot that falls into the nude/implied/suggestive areas, I will need to see a government issued ID and will need to make a copy of that to comply with US Federal Law. I do not shoot under-18 models in any suggestive manner and require age-verification for my own legal protection should there ever be a concern.
The Internet and world in general can be harsh. Not everyone is a 'good guy'. Before I work with any model I will check references. I suggest you do the same with every photographer you work with, including me. Ask any model you check with a few basic questions:
1- Was the photographer professional?
2- Did they keep their word, and give you your images and/or payment promptly and as agreed?
3- Would you work with that photographer again?
Also, check more than 1 reference. 1 person is an opinion, several is a track record.
Just because someone is on a 'friends list' doesn't mean they recommend them.
Also, be aware there are a lot of petty jealousies and clicks. Verify that the person has in fact actually worked with your reference, and that the person you're checking with isn't just going on some bitter and grumpy nutcase's defamation. We have extensive reviews on photographers and models on WNYModelPhotography.com and we check references on all our members. No flakes, creepers or pervy old control freaks allowed. I repeat, Check references. Check them well. I list every model I have worked with below, as well as other industry references as well as other's who you can check with. Be especially leery of "daddy" types who will "protect you", while pressuring you or trying to intimidate you to compromise your limits.
Some photographers enjoy the thrill of abandoned buildings, and breaking and entering. I prefer to more relaxed shoot environment, and seek to avoid being in places I don't belong and the potential for law enforcement involvement. To that end, I will never endanger you or me by suggesting we willingly trespass on other peoples property for a shot. I am also not going to ask that you walk naked through busy downtown intersections, break into an old junk yard and lie naked in broken glass, or dangle dangerously over a railing without a safety net, just to get a shot. I prefer we both come back safe and as sound as we left. I've also written several articles that give tips and advice to models.
Safety Tips for Models
10 Tips For Models : Structuring your Profile on a Modeling Site
5 Sins of Models or How to Kill a Professional Relationship
Dealing with "Daddy"
Model & Print Releases
I explain my release at the beginning of the shoot and I require them to be completed at the conclusion of the shoot. If you are unwilling to sign a release, we will not work together. I issue you a separate release depending on what our agreed upon terms are that outlines what you may and may not do with your copies of the prints, which also usually serves as a print release should you wish to print our work together.
My Studio is where ever I am at that moment. I shoot on location, outdoors or indoors as needed. I have both standard professional studio lighting as well as portable speedlights, and work with both natural and artificial lighting. I also regularly shoot out of my studio in South Buffalo.
Lighting is AlienBee and Canon, Camera's are Canon DSLR, lenses are Canon & Tamron.
I am fully insured.
Politically Incorrect and proud of it.
*A Note on "Friend" requests: If I send a request it's to indicate I like your work and would like to see about working together somewhere in the future. In the same token, I accept most requests with the same understanding of some interest in work or working together.
For more examples of my work, please visit the following sites:
* http://bobhubbardphotography.com - Main site
* http://martialphotos.com - martial arts
* http://martialartsphotography.com - martial arts
* Bob Hubbard's Photography on FaceBook
Feel free to contact anyone listed below as a reference.
Amanda (Buffalo, NY) MM#2118741
Amy (Ontario, Canada) (No MM#)
Anatomy (Buffalo, NY) MM#765237
AW (Buffalo, NY) MM#1382483
Beth Rose (Buffalo, NY) MM#1311200
Bigtyme484 (New York / North Carolina) MM#343066
Brittany Catalino (Buffalo, NY) MM#1606983
Cat Hedlund (MM# 1771218)
Cheryll Lynn (Buffalo, NY) MM #2257609
Christina (Buffalo, NY) (No MM#)
DeeDeeZombie (Buffalo, NY) MM#264521
Dianic (Ontario, Canada) MM#1408878
Dodge Riot (Buffalo, NY) MM# 210659
Dragongrl (Buffalo, NY) MM# 2268811
EngelWoodford (Buffalo, NY) MM#1097675
Illianna (Buffalo, NY) MM# 1728946
Jenna Claire (Buffalo, NY) MM#1830277
Jennifer Ciocca (No MM#)
Jessi June (MM# 1430220)
Jessica (Buffalo, NY) (No MM#)
Jessica Katherine (Buffalo, NY) MM#221012
Jordana Leigh (Philadelphia, PA) MM#1422
JT (Chicago, Il) MM# 1224703
Katie Oh (Buffalo, NY) MM#2028353
Lady Francis (Buffalo, NY) MM#1547639
Liv (California) (No MM#)
Lorelei X (Rochester, NY) MM#360231
Marie Christina (Buffalo, NY) MM#116539
Megan (Buffalo, NY) (No MM#)
Miyu (Buffalo, NY)
Model LaToya Reid (No MM#)
Ms Christina (Columbus, OH) MM #431654
Nikki Lian (Buffalo, NY) OMP#307906 / MM#420038
Paul R Sieber (Actor) (Washington, DC)
RachelMartin (Buffalo, NY) MM#1168010
Sara Jayne (Buffalo, NY) MM#318200
Scarlet Cohen (Buffalo, NY) MM#1631491
Susan (Buffalo, NY) (No MM#)
Sweet Romance: (Buffalo, NY) MM#75734
I've worked with:
Brian Neumann MM#711894
Ray Sopczuk MM#555
Shelley Kuhn MM#522700
Dan Hudson MM#56904
Jodie McGuire MM#541712
Last Ride Productions
The Arch Angel Project
Greater Cleveland Self Defense Association, Cleveland Ohio
Buffalo Martial Arts & Fitness Expo
Horizon Martial Arts, West Seneca NY
SilverStar WebDesigns Inc
World Modern Arnis Alliance
Blay and Sons
International BlackBelt Academy
Playboy - Cyber Club - Girls of McDonalds - Susan
MartialTalk.com & MartialTalk Magazine
KenpoTalk.com Martial Arts site
FMATalk.com Martial Arts Site
http://bobhubbardphotography.com/about- … cognition/
- Asajj Ventress - 2nd Place, 2013 Erie County NY Fair
- GM Max Pallen - 1st Place, 2012 Erie County NY Fair
- Lonely Trees - 3rd Place, Honorable Mention, 2011 Erie County NY Fair
- The Bride - 3rd Place, Honorable Mention, 2011 Erie County NY Fair
- Fauna - April 2011 Spotlight on MuseCube
- Grandmaster Robert Castro - 3rd Place/Honorable Mention - 2010 Erie Country Fair (NY)
- Parrot Gun, Chickamaugua National Battlefield Park, Chattanooga TN - 3rd Place/Honorable Mention - Erie Country Fair (NY)
- Perfection - Showcase - October 2010 - modelbrigade.com
- Eternal Vision - Spotlight – October 2010 – musecube.com / Showcase – October 2010 – modelbrigade.com
- Adirondack Stream - 3rd Place/Honorable Mention - 2009 Erie Country Fair (NY)