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Whitson - Photography

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Photography by Dave Whitson

Mayhem #2015477
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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Photogeeko3

About me
I am an multi-award winning photographer who has been active with photography since junior high school, about 60 years. and I have been teaching photography classes on and off since 1980.  I currently teach basic photography and advanced photography classes for adult community education in the evening and tutor individuals during the day.

I'm not looking for dates since I have been happily married for over 44 years to the same woman. I have two adult children and four grandchildren. I'm not a "Guy With Camera" trying to get women naked - I am very serious about my creative photography.  I am very concerned about line, form, curves, and contours. I have an excellent understanding of light and how to control it to emphasize contours through the use of highlights and shadows.

I have photographed models since the mid 70's and like to work with new talent.  Besides providing a new model with experience and portfolio photos, I can give pointers and guidance in posing and in working with photographers.

I am not a "Professional" photographer since I do not pay my bills from my photography. In the past, I had pursued weddings, portraits, seniors, families, sports teams, etc as a part-time photographer. Now, I am in photography for the creative adventure and my passion for it. A large portion of my photography over the past three years has been in portfolio work for models and in international competitions. I work with models to build portfolios on a TF basis in all genres from portrait (head shots) & fashion to implied nudity & figure studies. BUT, I do realize that not all models are comfortable with that wide range of genres. Therefore, I tailor each shoot to the genres and poses that the model is comfortable with. The model's comfort level is extremely important to me and I will never knowingly suggest anything that takes the model out of her comfort zone.

I have been an award winning photograper in Michigan for several decades and world-wide since March of 2012.  Now that I have retired from my vocation (technical), I have more time for my avocation (photography). In early 2012, I re-entered international photographic competition with good success. I have had my work exhibited in over thirty-six countries on 6 continents with well over 500 Acceptances, including seven Honorable Mentions  (Austrailia, Montenegro, Singapore, Serbia, USA, USA, USA) and two Silver Medals (Greece, Montenegro) in international competitions. I am listed in "The 2012 Who's Who In Photography" and in "The 2013 Who's Who in Photography"  editions published by The Photographic Society of America (PSA). I am recognized by PSA as a 4-Star Exhibitor in Color Photography and a 4-Star Exhibitor in Monochrome Photography. PSA awarded me its prestigious Proficiency Distinction (PPSA) in May 2014.  I enjoy photographing landscapes and the adult female.  Whether a rolling landscape or the curves and contours of the female form, I like to capture the beauty of God's work.

If you are interested in working with me for portfolio work on a TF basis or awesome images for that someone special, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for looking at my portfolio,
Dave Whitson, APSA, PPSA

Credits
Looking to work with local models for our mutual benefit  . . .

NEWEST (Descending Order):
  (July 2014) -----------
     MM#2628203 - Shannon Wieckhorst
     MM#1059786 - JupiterJenna
     MM#2857720 - Aria Renee
     MM#2090584 - Rachel Mary Hurd
     MM#3384809 - Ejphillips
  (June 2014) ----------
     MM#3117626 - Jessica Metzgar
     MM#2857720 - Aria Renee
     MM#3184568 - Emi Nicole
     MM#1059786 - JupiterJenna
     MM#3315759 - KiraNicole
     - non-MM - Emma
     - non-MM - Kait
     - non-MM - Gen
     - non-MM - Stephanie
  (May 2014)  ----------
     MM#3184568 - Emi Nicole
     MM#3383728 - rlpartidge
     MM#2857720 - Aria Renee
     MM#3232812 - Brooke Bigford
     MM#3117626 - Jessica Metzgar
     MM#11311- Katy_T
     MM#3315759 - KiraNicole
     MM#2137171 - Alexa Robinson
     MM# 525292 - _Scarlett
     MM#2263264 - Miss JZ
     MM#3344029 - Entrenta
     MM#271996 - kijah
     MM#3373750 - marissamary8
     MM#1059786 - JupiterJenna
  (April 2014)  ----------
     MM#2857720 - Aria Renee
     MM#2903189 - PaisleyChic
     - non-MM - Journey K
     MM#3117626 - Jessica Metzgar
     MM#271996 - kijah
     MM#3304853 - Nova Fia
     MM#3333135 - Skylar Rene

PREVIOUS: 2012/2013/2014 (MM number order):
   MM#      NAME                                        MM#       NAME
# 11311    Katy_T  **                           #2719961  kijah  **
# 467480  eLLe K  ***                         #2720075  Shaelynn Lucas  **
# 523981  christelle la belle  *              #2749499  Pixie Nicole M Nelson *
# 525292  _Scarlett  ***                      #2751715  Britny Jay *
# 595807  Ashley Apple **                   #2757442  Valerie Lynn **
#1059786  JupiterJenna *****              #2757540  Star Pixie ***
#1323116  Model Mila ****                  #2767890  Lexy B *
#1378750  Josie May *                         #2769912  Cortney Roles *
#1456472  Christine Warner   *             #2772603  heather016 *
#1542633  Laura_E  *                          #2804284  Britney Simerson  X
#1771230  jacquilouwho  *****            #2814160  Jes Kaski  ***
#1980613  Kiki Wanderer **                 #2827392  Alex LaBadie *
#1987844  Holly Jameson  *****          #2842340  Trisha Kay Grace ***
#2028125  Hanging Chad   *                 #2842714  Kelly89 *
#2090584  Rachel Mary Hurd *              #2845058  Shelby Pickler  ***
#2094164  Brittany Knarr  **                #2847716  Adella  M  **
#2107557  Marisol Castilla  **              #2857720  Aria Renee  XX ***** ****
#2115179  craigs lifes good  **             #2860539  Sadie Grace  *
#2121881  Melanie Nurenberg *            #2861053  Carol Linnee ***** ***
#2125385  Heather Norment  *             #2865233  daniturner  *
#2137171  Alexa Robinson ***              #2886752  Megan Marie Powers  *
#2262196  Helena Ann Moore  *            #2875027  Nikkie A M   *
#2263264  Miss JZ  X ***                     #2891372  Sammie Accardo  *
#2281665  Staci  *                               #2895124  Sea Legs   **
#2300943  Leona Ash ***** ****         #2903149  Jacklyn Christine G  *
#2317978  Kelly Jensen  ***** ****     #2903189   PaisleyChic  *****
#2323123  Sarah Hamman **               #2916007  Kage Lyn  ****
#2326157  Isabelle Claire  ***               #2920762  morgan terrell  *
#2332156  Ashley Amanda  *                 #2938863  BarnOwl  **
#2336629  Dora23   XXX                       #2949987  Alison Rice  *
#2340546  Jacquelyn Ann  *                   #2966834 Kimm Modeling  **
#2348310  Kay Marie B  **                     #2976874  Kelsey Lynn  **
#2349601  ShyAnn Snow  **                   #2982080  Tara Lynn M  ***
#2385802  Avery Scott  ***                    #2990656  Melanie Lynn h  *
#2396556  Raquel Estrella  **                 #3044751  More Than Barbie  *
#2397019  Shelby Madison Snow  *****  #3048647  glamrkel123  ***
#2415632  Nicky Lee W **                      #3098556   Danielle M Favorite  **
#2446009  Kaci Lynn  ****                      #3104058  Emily Ropp  **
#2451409  punkerwunker  **                   #3107118  Maria Borton  **
#2465305  WinniPaige  ***                      #3114490  HollywoodDropout  *
#2467793  Theresa the city_girl  ****      #3114542  Scarlett Lily  ****
#2505212  Dela Carr  *****                    #3117626  Jessica Metzgar  ***** **
#2529127  Calypso Grimsly  **                #3138618  kelly1010  **
#2529486  Shelby Bee  *                         #3152718  Storm  ***** ***
#2534306  Eclipse Monday  **                  #3155594  Danigirl41  *
#2544639  Christine Lynn *                      #3175884  Fayth_Hulbert  *
#2556776  Kirin Holbrook  ***** **         #3184568  Emi Nicole ***** ***
#2556950  Tasha Leigh  *                         #3225671  Dilettante ****
#2617738  Leona Nwachukwu  *               #3232812  Brooke Bigford  *
#2628203  Shannon Wieckhorst *             #3240740  Elizabeth Hazze  *
#2632771  altheah ramos  *                     #3265773  Neveah Chanel  **
#2638247  ccol2  ****                             #3304853  Nova Fia  ****
#2634757  Tessa Cornwall  *                     #3315759  KiraNicole  *****
#2638919  MissAnna90  ****                   #3333135  Skylar Rene  *
#2652886  RileyJayOK *                           #3344029  Entrenta  **
#2669965  Chelsi Linn  ****                     #3373750  marissamary8  *
#2674387  Charlie Fehu  **                      #3383728  rlpartidge  *
#2678055  Ginger Olivas  ****                 #3384809  Ejphillips  * 
#2693276  Jenna Grey  *                           
#2694971  LuckyOne1589  **
#2697380  Tara Lee Brooks  *
#2698336  skatergrl23  ****
#2699587  Nicole TAnna  ****
#2713336  Ashley Booker  *
                                * = times worked together
                                X = worked together ten times

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