[b]***PLEASE READ BEFORE I MIGHT JUST ANSWER YOUR QUESTION*** [/b]
***update*** make up to 30% commission without ever leaving your home. Program information below.
I will try and break my profile up into sections to make things easier for each person.
If you have a question please reference the relevant section.
[b]Digital Artist/ Retouchers[/b]
[b]Studio Information and Specials/ Programs[/b]
I prefer to shoot more organically! Rules, guidelines, minute by minute plans drive me crazy and I will not shoot like that unless a large commercial project requires it.
For me the perfect shoot is one that is very relaxed and fun. I would rather be out in the wild walking around a river looking to see what Mother Nature has carved for me that day!
My process usually consist of figuring out a date to shoot, deciding on the content ie genre, quick discussion of wardrobe (I don’t need to see everything you plan to bring lol Just bring whatever you want that fits what we discuss and some extras if you want). The day of the shoot we will usually meet at my studio to decide what we will be taking to the shoot location. Once we have decided on what we are bringing out with us we will hit the road and have fun. If we are shooting in the studio the process really doesn’t change except for the fact we don’t leave lol
Nature is ever changing and what is one day might not be there the next day.
[b]*** I DO NOT RELEASE CDS OF UNEDITED PHOTOS***[/b]
This policy is done because of Quality Control.
TF Shoots will receive copies of EDITED pics only. I will typically edit one image per look but reserve the right to release to you only what I feel is the best representation of my work.
If you pay for a shoot, I will go over all the pics with you and decide together which pics are the best and then they will be edited and delivered to you. THERE IS NO NEGOTIATION when it comes to this policy. Limited NON Edited pics will be released on a case by case basis. You pay me for my quality not the quantity, I am not sears portrait studio and even when shooting in the studio do not act like I am. If you are looking for amazing, artistic original images then I will build a custom shoot just for you.
[b]*** I DON’T WANT YOUR MONEY, JUST YOUR FACE!!!***[/b]
- I have been blessed to the point that I am now in the position that I can use this website and other social media sites to network for the stuff I love about photography.
- Examples of the stuff I am interested in working on are in my portfolio. I am open to trade with the RIGHT model shooting outside of my preferred genres for the stuff I like.
- But that does not mean that I will just shoot ANYONE TF!!! TF means it is a trade and the honest truth is in my eyes boobies don’t equal trade lol I am not some dirty old man that does this to see nekkid body parts. I am rather young, fit, successful and my mom says I am a heck of a catch! So I have no need to use MM as a dating service!!!
But if you can’t wait to shoot with me then I can quote you very reasonable rates. Which are mostly for the post processing work.
[b]IF I CONTACT YOU OR ADD YOU!!![/b]
If I add you that means I would like to work with you. IF I write you that means I would like to work with you. Random friend request will not be accepted without some form of communications first.
[b]I FEEL THAT YOU HAVE SOMETHING WORTH MY TIME[/b]
While I would PREFER to shoot TF if you are not interested in shooting TF please DO NOT be afraid to shoot me your rates. I am open to covering travel expenses for the right models to include gas and or flight (if over 5 hours)
***Please read below to get examples if models I consider experienced. If your port is not better than mine then chances are I will not be interested in paying you***
***Experienced models in my eyes have a PROFESSIONAL set of images, Professional images are those shot and edited by professional photographers. You can get examples of what I feel are professional ports in my list Models above and Beyond********
I am a well equipped published photographer with a Style of my own. I have had work displayed in museums all over the nation and in March of 2012 you can view one of my pieces at the NC Museum of Art!
Shooting with me means you are investing in port changing unique photos.
[b]***All TF shots with nudity require non nude work in trade!!![/b] I limit nudity in my profile and cannot use it on Facebook and the majority of other social networking sites. This rule applies to both male and female models.
[b]***ALL CASTINGS REQUIRE A TEST SHOOT/ FITTING/ MEET and GREET***[/b]
This is done because in my experience all parties perform better when they are comfortable with each other.
Models will receive copies of any EDITED shots from Test shoots/ Fittings free of charge to use in their ports. This is done purely for quality control. Many models and photographers will post almost anything on their profiles and remember people remember your best and worst shots!
Escorts are allowed as long as they are professional at ALL TIMES! As long as they are not in the way! If I feel that they are being distracting I will ask them to wait in the waiting area.
I cannot always stay on top of travel announcements so please do not be afraid to shoot me your info along with expected rates in a PM. Please do not fill my page will spam, you will be blocked and chances are I will not book you because you can't read.
I only display a few choice shots of friends, to get information about campaigns I have worked with, current projects, openings, mua database or anything else dont be afraid to ask.
***Up to 30% commission for ANY leads. If you bring me any paying clients ie models, businesses who need a custom web page designed, photographers who need a studio to rent for a shoot or just about anything else that my company handles. I will pay you up to 30% commission for EACH lead or referral. The commission is good for the LIFE of the initial contract up to 6 months. (Initial contracts from new clients do not exceed 6 months)
You can essentially work from home and make a guaranteed paycheck every single month without ever leaving your home!!!
Traveling models can use my studio as a base of operations for their travels and any studio time that they book with local photographers they will receive up to 30% commission on top of what ever rates they charge the photographer. Models wishing to stay at the studio for their trip are expected to be professional at all times. There is no sex in the champagne room or on ky queen size serta at the studio:)
[b]DIGITAL ARTIST/ RETOUCHERS[/b]
I am always on the look out for new talent!!! I have thousands of images that can be used for stock with the right artist!
I have weekly commercial shoots and I am always looking for people that can deliver fast and reliable products.
I only pay through paypal!!!
Just hit me up I am always looking for new people to work with. So much work so little time lol
Are you a local photographer who needs a studio? My studio has over 1200 sqft of shooting space to include roof access over looking UNC and franklin street. Please visit www.smasshstudio.com for more information or reserve a time slot.
I also have no issues with helping other local artist out. If you would like to sit down, drink a beer and talk shop I am always down lol
[b]STUDIO INFO/ SPECIALS/ PROGRAMS[/b]
***Services I Provide***
-Portfolio review and enhancement
-Picture retouching, digital makeup, body morphing and anything photoshop
- and much more PM to get more info
I try to get in as much TF as I can, I cannot always meet every request to shoot TF. So shoot me a request and I will do my best.
If I feel my schedule is too busy for me to get you in for tf at that point in time. I may give you a quote for my services. This DOES NOT mean I will NEVER shoot you TF, chances are if you are flexible within a few weeks I will have a slot open and I will get you in.
Please do not get all emo and curse me out just because I do not drop everything in my life to run and shoot you. This is very unprofessional and very annoying. I really do hate blocking people:)
Other than that if you have any questions dont be afraid to ask:)
(Open by APPOINTMENT ONLY)
203 3/4 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(Directly above lindas bar between Mcalisters deli and east end on historic east franklin street)
Looking for references: Just check my port, most people are tagged.