I'm now running regular educational sessions covering topics in photographic lighting through meetup.com
Models: If you're looking to establish or expand your portfolio, I offer very reasonable rates for a set of strong studio or location photos.
I've been shooting seriously for about 10 years, mainly shooting people in portraits, events or performance. I'm available for paid shoots (eg. model portfolios, actor headshots, musician publicity shots, corporate portraits) or occasionally I'll do TFP shoots with models I want to work with.
(yes, that's me)
I am an active member of the Melbourne Camera Club where I am currently the co-ordinator of their Photographic Lighting special interest group. I have taught some sessions of their "Introduction to Photography" course on "Light and Lighting" and "Digital Photography" and other occasional sessions on basic lighting principles and techniques.
My photos have been used on websites for the Rosstown Hotel, singer/songwriter Deborah Conway, 'blues' duo Matt Walker & Ashley Davies and in the artwork of albums by Stephen Cummings, The Dunaways and The Prozac Blues Band.
My primary interest is portrait photography. I enjoy the process of working with a 'model' to get an image that we both think is damn cool (what's the point otherwise?). I'm known for my love of playing with different lighting effects and tricks.
I aim to keep retouching to a minimum as I try to get a shot to look good by using lighting, camera tricks or makeup. I do not like my images to look "Photoshopped" and I'm not a fan of excessive fake tan or makeup.
When working with models, I try to keep the shoot relaxed and fun and I'm usually paranoid about whether my model is comfortable. This is my hobby so I don't want either of us to be stressed about something as frivolous as taking some photos.
I also dabble in gig, event and children photography.
I'm always looking for shoots so if you would like to do a shoot with me (I'm in Melbourne, Australia), just send me a MM message or email. I can shoot on-location, in my fully equipped home studio or I also have occasional access to a larger studio space. For TFP/TFCD, my normal policy is to give models a DVDROM of all of their shots for their personal use.
I am often available at relatively short notice so if you have a sudden urge to do a shoot, feel free to get in touch.
See my website (listed above) for examples of my work.
You can also see my photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gilliver
You can become a fan of my photography on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidgilliverphotography
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