I am an independent photographer in southeast Missouri with many years of experience. I have a studio and equipment, as well as the desire and ability to produce great photographs.
As a way to help aspiring models, I will do portfolio shoots for a small fee. The shoot can be done in my studio, but I am willing to travel within reason for the shoot or further with compensation. My studio is on a picturesque farm with many settings available for outside shots.
TFP is possible for models who I feel will make a positive contribution to my portfolio and my art. Unless we agree on something else, I will provide ten finished images as my part of the TFP agreement.
My photography has opened an exciting world for me. Hopefully, it can do the same for you.
***If you want me to pay you to do a nude shoot and your portfolio does not have any current nude photos in it, please be prepared to show or send me some recent ones. Sorry, but I've had too many models misrepresent their appearance, whether on purpose or by mistake. That does not apply for models who are paying me or shooting with me TFP.***
Feel free to email me at DaveScottPhoto@hotmail.com.
IDEAS I'D LOVE TO SHOOT:
*Artistic - I love the art of the human body.
*Available Light - I want to experiment more with the sunlight streaming through a window, with candlelight, and shooting beside a fire.
*Bodypainting/Body Art - I would love to do some bodypainting photos. Also, I have some ideas for shots of a model with confectioners' sprinkles or jewels stuck to her body.
*Breast Cancer Awareness - This cause is dear to me. My mother and wife have both had lumpectomies. Thankfully, both were benign. However, an old friend of mine lost her battle with cancer a few months ago and it has really had an impact on me. I have pink hand wraps, pink boxing gloves, a pink speed back, and a pink heavy bag. I have several ideas for the shoot, with varying levels of intensity. Of course, your comfort level would dictate which shots we would try for.
*Construction - I have some construction-type helmets, gloves, safety vests, a flashing light, signs, etc. that I think would make a really cool shoot, especially if we could do it at night.
*Couples - Ive done some couples shoots in the past and love the way they turned out. I have lots of ideas!
*Fantasy - I have a fairy costume that's never been used. Five of the photos in my port were taken at a spooky, old, abandoned building that I have permission to shoot in. I've thought of doing something vampire themed there. I have some ideas for a sexy vampire/couple shoot I'd like to try.
*Fight Like a Girl - I would like to do a shoot for breast cancer awareness. I have some pink handwraps and boxing gloves. If you have a sports bra and shorts, preferably pink, we can get some great shots and maybe help win this fight.
*Fur - I have a beautiful coffee brown mink stole that we could use to make some incredible implied or nude shots with. I also have some other kinds of furs and skins we could use to do some great work with. ** I just bought several rabbit skins that were dyed to look like young bobcat skins (with spots). I think we could make a very sexy native/wild girl costume using them if you're interested.
*Light Painting - I want to experiment more with sparklers and try some work with flashlights or lightsticks.
*Lingerie - Got any sexy lingerie you'd like your photo taken in?
*Military - I have some military gear and clothing. I'd love to redo my sexy Marine Corps pinup with a thong I bought that has the Marine Corps emplem on it.
*Native American - I have some very beautiful Native American garb and would really like to do a shoot with the Native American theme. I would absolutely love it if a Native American and/or someone with some authentic outfits would help me do the shoot. ** I just bought several rabbit skins that were dyed to look like young bobcat skins (with spots). I think we could make a very sexy native/wild girl costume using them if you're interested.
*Naughty Girl and Santa - I have a Santa Claus costume and I had this idea to do a shoot where a girl tries to convince Santa to take her off the "Naughty" list and put her on the "Nice" list. I think the theme could produce some really nice, naughty pictures. Anyone game?
*Outdoors - I live on a farm out in a rural area where there are LOTS of great shooting sites.
*Pinup - I'd love to try some more pinup shots. I've been thinking of doing one with the model bursting out of a giftwrapped box full of packing peanuts.
*Sports - I have lots of sports equipment, as well as some sexy St. Louis Cardinals and Rams clothing.
*Tattoos - I don't have any tattoos myself but am impressed with some of the artwork. If you have good tattoos, I'd love to get some pix to put on my website.
*Water - I have some great water sites - waterfalls, creeks, secluded "swimmin' holes", etc. I have some snorkling gear I'd like to use with a model in varying levels of dress in a bikini.
*Your Ideas - Feel free to discuss your ideas with me. I'm pretty easy going and, who knows, you may get your dream shoot!
Some samples of my work: