Elbert/Colo Spgs/Ellicott/Falcon/Black Forest
To everyone who has contacted me lately: I have been out of town and very busy lately. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Also note: I really appreciate it if you friend request me that you also send me a message or tag or comment or something. Thanks,
We are actually more of a team pursuing my hobby. My wife is the one who is primarily in my port. She is enjoys modeling and I enjoy shooting. I will say that she is very good with a camera herself. Feel free to contact me if you would like her to model for you.
I started about 6 years ago, primarily shooting parts for my job. I wanted them to look professional and I didnt stop until I accomplished that. I am mostly self taught, I read books, study other peoples photography and play with the camera, and computer until I get something I like.
I like to play with photoshop and come up with creative images, sometimes overdone and sometimes needing more. The more pictures I shoot the less time I spend in Photoshop or Lightroom. They either dont need as much or I don't have the time because I am taking so many more photos these days. If you are a model I will definitely give 100% time and effort to your pictures.
Photography is a hobby for me. So it is rare that I have money to pay models to shoot. I do have something to offer other than TFP/CD. I have some locations and props that most don't.
I have access to:
A nice boat, and jet skis, I go to the lake about every other weekend in the summer.
I have access to a secluded Ranch with great views of the mountains, a small western cabin, corrals, and old barn, a new barn, a windmill, tall grass, cows, horses (to ride), I have a lot of animals. Goats, puppies, kittens, dogs.
I am near a forest, have a hottub.
Lastly I have an unfinished basement that I have set up a makeshift studio in. I do have studio lights as well. However, I prefer mostly to shoot outdoors.
I have found that I enjoy all different types and styles of photograpy. I am very interested to know what the model wants to shoot and try to accommodate that. I enjoy it all, my hope is to expand my port beyond my wife, and add something to your port that you dont have, and something to mine that I dont have.
I will shoot casual, glamour, real life, fashion? (never really have and I dont have makeup or hairstlyist, well actually Jessica is good with makeup and I know a hairstylist) I have done weddings and events.
I will do clothed, swim, lingerie, partial nude, full nude, and one I really enjoy is artistic nude. I will say I enjoy doing nudes but not because I am a pervert or the typical guy. I have always thought that women are Gods work of art, and are beautiful. I love to try and capture that beauty. I will say that I really spend more time on that type of shoot, adjusting lights and trying different things.
So the bottom line is I want to collaborate with you, to continue my skills, improve your porfolio, And to ultimately have fun. I am a laid back easy going person, and so is Jessica. I am so laid back that it may hurt me a little with posing models. I am working on that.
Most of the locations are a little ways out. We do have a very plush 5th wheel type trailer and invite you to stay in it if you like.
Shoot with a Nikon D-80, and use Mac OS X, with Creative Suite CS3, and Lightroom. We would prefer to do TFCD, but contact us anyway.
Thanks for taking your time to stop by.
Shawn and Jessica