• I'm a South American original, but I grew up stateside and earned a bachelor's degree (graphic design) here.
• Limited TF sessions for select models. From time to time, I'll also pay models who 1) have learned how to pose and 2) also conduct themselves professionally.
• Most models enjoy shooting outdoors, and I usually select a location that's open to the public. Hey, one model even asked me to shoot her a few yards from the sporting event she was working at, so hundreds of people were nearby while I photographed her in the "illegal bikini" she had brought. But different models have different levels of comfort posing with people in the vicinity, so if you prefer not to shoot outside or if you prefer shooting in a secluded location when outdoors, please let me know well before the day of the session.
• I don't shoot images with blood & gore or with models holding guns.
• I only release images after I've taken time to edit them. And sorry, RAW files are never provided to models, but only to approved agencies/clients, in the rare case they request them after a paid shoot.
• As tags & comments may go unnoticed, if you sincerely want to work with me, please send me a message. Merci beaucoup!
• All images & profile text are ©Omar Marcos 2012 and are protected by U.S. copyright law. Those who attempt to swipe my work will likely be turned into something unnatural, along the lines of a polkadot invertebrate.
1) Photographers whose marketing plan includes belittling & slandering other photographers. That's sad. If that's you, stay out of my way.
2) Photographers who "list" someone else's images, go out and shoot a copy, remove the listing, and in effect take credit for the idea. Come on, this is supposedly a creative field - I know you can do better.
3) Models on MM who flake and don't follow through on their commitments. Time is valuable, so do what you say you will.
1) Almost any type of cookies.
U.S. IMAGE COPYRIGHT:
According to the U.S. Copyright Office, the photographer always owns the copyright to images that he or she takes. This holds true irregardless of whether the photographer pays the model, or it's a free test, or even if a model pays for the images. When a model pays a photographer, she only pays for the service of the image taking, and not for copyright ownership. (MM Models, that's why it's important to read the release forms you sign; they help define or limit the usage of the images.) Exceptions to a photographer's inherent copyright ownership include: when a photographer shoots as an employee for an organization; or when shooting under a frowned-upon work-for-hire agreement; or when a photographer purposely transfers his/her copyright. Also, other countries have different regulations.
...And I'm usually not so long-winded. Anyway, this info is provided as is, without warranties of any kind. For verification or questions, it's best to contact a qualified intellectual property lawyer and/or the U.S. Copyright Office: www.copyright.gov
. Now go make some great art.