Thank you for taking time to stop by and check out my profile and portfolio.
Here are a few shots to get you started before you check out my portfolio. I welcome any comments and/or critiques.
I'm not quite a new photographer to the Birmingham area anymore. I travel throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. If you are in those states then let's talk about shooting. This is my hobby. I do it for fun and occasionally I have an opportunity to do it for pay.
Currently I am doing photography part time and free lance. If you have a specific shoot in mind let me know. I am open enough to attempt anything at least once.
Chances are that I would probably like to shoot with you, but I'm not going to tell you that I’m going to make you big and famous. That is most likely something you will need to accomplish on your own with help(and luck) from a few friends along the way. I am more than happy and content to be a stepping stone on your way to fame. In fact, I have worked with many models on Model Mayhem who have gone on to better modeling careers than I could ever provide them.
I will shoot TF with those that I feel like will benefit my portfolio. When I shoot TF the model can expect 10 - 15 edited pics after the shoot. It typically takes a week to two weeks to sort through and edit the pics. I will not provide unedited pics. If you feel very strongly that you do want the unedited pics then I will negotiate a price for you to purchase them. Even then you will not get every pic I take from the shoot.
I am a very laid back individual. Most clients/models feel very at ease with me taking their pictures. If you trust the person taking your portraits then you are much more apt to feel comfortable “letting go” during a photo shoot.
I consider every new shoot to be a learning experience and look for models interested in sharing ideas and trying new things. I try to keep my shoots casual. Please feel free to contact any of the models I have opportunities to work with.
What I want to say when I take a photograph, for the most part, doesn’t really matter. It is always the viewer that gives a particular meaning to an image. Since, hopefully, the images I capture will have many viewers then it is completely possible to have many different meanings to the same image.
I do not currently have a studio. This will come in the future. In the mean time I am able to utilize some of the great scenery we have in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
My advice to models: Be confident! Even if you don’t feel confident..fake it!! Nobody will know the difference.
Ok, here’s my take on PhotoShop. I think it is a tremendous and powerful tool. There are a lot of photographers and artists who turn out some pretty incredible work using PhotoShop. Personally, I don’t do a lot of editing of my photos. I will crop occasionally, and change color(convert to black and white, etc…) PhotoShop, as powerful as it is, just isn’t my thing. It takes time to work on photos. Time is a valuable asset. I don’t always have the extra time to devote to editing photos that it would take to do it right. Bottom line…PhotoShop is great…just not my thing.