D Allen MartinPhotographer Male Marshall, Missouri, US
My Website: D. Allen Martin PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/dallenmartin
Mayhem # 2434717
About MePublished in Broken Image, and in Eye on Fine Art Photography magazines, pending another publication in the coming month for an as yet un-named magazine launch, relocated from Northern California to Central Missouri at the end of 2014.
Love small town living, but it seems finding models in the sticks is a little challenging, lol!
My first love with a camera is shooting wildlife and nature, but as a creative outlet I do like to shoot artistic or conceptual imagery from time to time, and am always open to shooting promotionally for anything from local businesses to local bands. If you need shots for a good cause, let me know and I may offer reduced rates if it's something I support, or even shoot it for free if it's something I feel strongly about.
Just bought a house in Marshall and am upgrading my equipment for my new in home studio, although I much prefer shooting outdoors under natural light. In California shooting outdoors was rarely limited by bad weather, but with all the rain out here in the Midwest, I'm having to plan for a lot more indoor shoots.
If there are any models looking for a fresh set of eyes in the area feel free to hit me up and let's see what we can put together, be it a simple portfolio expansion shoot or if you have something more artistically complex in mind. If I like your look and we can agree on a concept that I like as well, I'm willing to shoot TF, otherwise my rates are very competitive.
Side note, TO NEW OR INEXPERIENCED MODELS:
I do require a signed model release before shooting, and if you pull a no show / no call, or are extremely late without calling ahead for a scheduled shoot without an extremely good reason I will not reschedule you later, nor recommend you to other photographers, so please be courteous and professional by respecting my time as you wish me to respect yours.
Unless you are PAYING ME to shoot, it is standard that the photographer owns all copyrights to the resulting images and you will be compensated for your time in one of two ways; either by being paid directly, in which case you are not entitled to copies of the images from the shoot, or on a TF (trade for/ time for) basis, in which case you will receive copies of the final versions of any images from the shoot I find worth retouching within 2 weeks of the shoot date. In the latter case, you may copy, print, and use these images AS PROVIDED (you may not edit, crop, or otherwise alter the images) for PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY, with the sole exception being that you may use the images to update or expand your modelling portfolio. Unless I am shooting for a client who is paying me, such as a promo shoot for a local business, the latter option is generally how I operate.
To FEMALE models:
I am well aware that there are a LOT of weirdos out there with cameras, whose intention is less to create professional imagery and more towards getting to see women in various states of undress, or set them up to be taken advantage of and even sexually assault them, and one manner in which I distinguish myself from those we call a "GWC" (guy with camera) is to openly invite you to please feel free to bring an escort when we meet for an interview, and to the photo shoot itself. But DO make sure that they understand they are there merely to ensure your safety, NOT to be involved in directing the shoot itself in any way. There are few things more annoying to a photographer than having an escort trying to interject their own "vision" or direct a shoot from the sidelines. It is also preferable (but not required) that your escort NOT be someone who is likely to be prudish or OVER-protective. I expect to be shooting with an adult who can make her own decisions about how much skin they are willing to show in an image, or off camera while shooting "implied nudity" shots. My intent is to create compelling, interesting, and yes sometimes even sexy images, not to get laid or get girls naked for my own viewing pleasure, so if you are not comfortable shooting something simply say so and we move on to the next idea. In the world of photography nudity is OFTEN purely artistic and is completely separate from any sexual connotations, just as it is in figure drawing or sculpture. Consider the well known statue of David, among many other famous art pieces for examples of what I mean. I consider myself a professional and hope that you will view me in the same light while shooting, and exhibit some professionalism yourself.
Thanks for reading!
I look forward to working with you! =)
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