Pat Abston ShutterworksPhotographer Male Eutaw, Alabama, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/SecretShutters
Mayhem # 2172371
PLEASE READ, Particularly expectations and guidelines,
Technically a semi-pro photographer, since I do get paid occasionally. It's certainly not my day job, I average 2-4 shoots a year with models from MM, most often when traveling. Not a lot of opportunities in my neck of the woods. All things considered, relatively limited experience, although I've been working several years in this this genre of photography with a list of MM models numbering in the teens now. I do spend a lot of time behind the lens outside of this type work. Here is where I attempt to capture the feminine form in all its beauty and energy. At my stage in life, it's about creating art, and establishing contacts in this business, nothing more.
Happily married for decades, so not looking for dates. Limited time and professionally employed so not looking for flakes. My portfolio is a reflection of the genres I favor, but I'm open to shooting most anything tasteful and/or challenging. I need to expand on my range of work. I'm a perfectionist at heart, so I'm never satisfied with my work. Sometimes that may manifest itself in what appears as frustration when shooting, it me, not you.
Expectations and Guidelines:
Here are some general guidelines when working with me:
-Signed model release is required. Standard language stuff.
-Photo of your photo ID for proof of age is required, your personal info hidden for your protection and mine. I'll show you the photo for my records, it's an easy way to keep docs and photos together.
-Escorts are welcome....shadows/on-set guardians are not. What do I mean? Meet, greet, standby and contact periodically during the shoot is welcome, but unless needed for setting up shots (e.g. shibari or traveling off-road for a secluded outdoor shoot, etc) your escort will not be permitted on set during shooting, unless I make a very unusual, yet to be made, exception.
-Unless otherwise noted, my shoots will require the model to provide wardrobe and MU.
-I consider hourly rates to be hours in front of the lens. A few minutes here and there for some MU or wardrobe changes is part of that time. However, a two hour shoot shouldn't include an hour to do makeup, hair or traveling to the location, as examples. In other words the $ clock starts with the first shot or wardrobe selection. Breaks for drinks, snacks and set reconfiguration is welcome, helpful and expected. If I cause a delay, my loss, not yours. This sounds a lot more anal than reality.
-Terms and shoot details will be worked out prior to finalizing the shoot. There's nothing worse than different expectations when the shoot starts. If we agree on artistic nudes, and the model is only comfortable in fully clothed lingerie shots on set, even the most cordial people will still have an underlying tension that ruins the shoot and the experience.
-Comfort is a must. I'm not talking flip flops, I'm talking shoot location, safety, agreed upon nudity (or not). There's no need in wasting time and money in an uncomfortable situation.
-I always (so far) share images with models, even when I pay. It's a courtesy and a way to help me advertise, if you are happy with the images. If I'm paying, it's a courtesy, not a requirement.
-Trade shoots, as a general guide will include at least 5 edited images per hour of shooting. Unedited images will also be available. I reserve the right to filter and remove technically poor photos. The model can remove a shot that may exceed agreed upon nudity levels. I still reserve all copyrights, unless compensated beyond the trade.
-EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE! Negotiate means discuss and agree, or agree to disagree. It does not mean both parties get exactly what they want in every case.
-I WANT US TO HAVE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE! Hopefully I can bring the skills to capture you in an artistic manner. At the end of the shoot, my goal is an enjoyable process of artistic creation and collaboration. My goal is that you want to work together again.
If you are new to this:
Arranging shoots is generally an iterative task. I try to put the questions together in as few messages as possible, so please answer the questions posed and I'll do the same. Anything else sends up Flake Flags. If I have to ask the same question more than a second time, big red flags go up, and I'm probably going to terminate the conversation shortly.
Things I want to add to my port:
Outdoor lingerie, implies and artistic nudes
Woods, water, industrial
Bodyscapes in hi key and low key
Armed red riding hood in the woods
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