MY SOCIAL NETWORKS & ADDITIONAL IMAGE LINKS
[note: this section is currently being revised, again -- WOW, I sound like such a long-winded PR*$K]
Hi and many thanks for stopping by my MM profile and reviewing my portfolio. As one gains experience and education as a photographer, there is that cross-over from 'building' a portfolio to 'having' a portfolio - defining a style, a look, a feel and a content of the photographer. It is possible that I'm nearing or crossing-over that line?? (Q1. Hmmm, how long does it actually take to cross that 'line'?). Which leads to the next stage in my development as a photographer - high quality image products that have reached the point of being considered for publication.
So, what does this actually mean? Well for starters, this means the days of paying non-traveling models for shoots is coming to an end. I do understand that for many, modeling is a primary source of income, but income runs both ways. I am open to TFP/TFCD with limited travels funds, especially if it is in the best interest of both parties. HOWEVER, please note -- I can be easily persuaded to toss the previous statements out-the-door and flip-flop on payment. Always open to discuss options - as each contact is unique and merits situational review Please contact me with your idea/concept and let's work out a plan that is mutually beneficial.
Signed model releases are required for all my shoots, this simply lets everyone involved know how the images can and cannot be used AND is readily available upon publication / publisher request. A model release form must be signed prior to the start of the shoot, please bring proof of age documentation with you, i.e., a valid state drivers license or some other valid Government issued photo I.D (passport or military identification). You may bring an assistant with you to the session, but no significant others (boyfriends/girlfriends), relatives, directors, photographers, etc. seems I don't take direction very well. By the way, I maintain the copyright of all images, unless prior discussion(s) and agreement(s) about copyright transfer are settled.
For those of you who ask "Do I get a copy of all the images from the shoot?" The short answer is yes, but will some limitations. A CD/DVD or web delivery will be made available to you of all images from the shoot. These images will have been adjusted to 400x600 pixels/72dpi and will be water-marked. These photos are to serve as proofs for you to select other images you may wish to purchase at additional cost to you. Please note, These "proofs" are for your eyes only, no rights or permissions are given and full ownership, usage rights and copyrights remains with me.
These "proof" images shall NOT to be made available for public viewing via posting to your website, online contests, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, or any other social or public networking media. Failure to comply with this conditions ("Yes Sir, Mr. Law-Dog" , hahaha) and I will likely draft and send an email reminding you about posting these sorts of images. Anyway, these "proofs" are un-edited/un-retouched and will serve no purpose to yourself or me if they are released for public viewing. They are simply a media transfer so you can make an informed decision about additional images you may wish to obtain (read: purchase) from me. If you are going to put a product out for the world to view you owe it to yourself for that product to be the best.
I am a weekend or holiday photographer residing in San Diego. I got serious about photography (science/technical/craft/art) 10 years ago - I am part of a photography team, as my wife (Nelly Putnam) is a very experienced and published artist / photographer and a post-production genius. We mostly shoot together.
Over the past 25 years, I have traveled and lived at various locations across the world. My travels included North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa (sorry South America!). I have always been interested in photography and photographs, and started like most everyone, the observational / candid photographer, in other words photography was just simply put a 'point-n-click' guy with a heavy and expensive gear bag.
It turned out that a few years ago I decided to get serious about photography - mostly self-challenge as well as peer pressure. As a trained scientist, my getting serious consisted of the technicality of camera, lighting and composition. Of course i ignored (and still do sometimes) the art of photography - figured I could photoshop the 'art' into my work. Wow, was I wrong, need to learn the technical (really learn the settings), but once the shooting starts, have to be the artist....i have a ways to go.(BLAH BLAH BLAH)
If you are interested in setting up a photography collaboration, please send me a MM message, email me at email@example.com or call at 619-356-1199.
Nikon D4s, D800, several professional Nikon lenses, Profoto B1 TTL-N, Elinchrom and SB-700 & SB-900 speed lights and of course, post-production expertise, using the combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop with several commercial plug-ins.