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D Allen Martin

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Orland, California, US
D. Allen Martin Photography

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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/dallenmartin

About me
I'm currently in my home area again for the time being (Orland California), open to shooting with you on a TF basis if you have the right look and wardrobe to benefit my portfolio. Not looking to pay you to pose at this time, however, as I do not have clients looking for random model shots, nor do I currently have any branded clients seeking shoot for their product promotions. At this time I am exclusively doing portfolio expansion shoots and there will be no money involved unless the shoot involves extraordinary conditions.

I'll be headed South again some time in February for a few weeks most likely and will again be open to TF shoots around Porterville, California.

A word on professionalism for those of you with limited modeling experience:

(AKA, a few of my pet peeves)

Please be on time for a scheduled shoot, and be prepared to shoot for at least an hour to and hour and a half from the time we take the first shot. I charge on average $150-$200 or more for a one hour photo session plus copies of the mastered images on CD to paying customers, depending on the number of good shots we get that are worth taking the time for retouching, and I'm offering you the same at no cost to you. So please respect the value of what you are getting out of a TF shoot arrangement. If you are a half hour late to the location, and then take another 15-20 minutes to get into wardrobe and makeup while I'm standing around waiting on you it does not set the mood for a good shoot with a good vibe between us, and this will likely be reflected in the images, and the number of them that you get out of the shoot, due to the fact that I'll be rushed to get the shots before the light is gone.

So PLEASE, show some professionalism by ensuring that you are at the location and ready to shoot on time, or don't bother to schedule me to meet you. The most common excuse I'm given when a model is late is that she got lost trying to find the location. Please plan your route to the shoot location when we agree to shoot together and double check your route before leaving on the day of the shoot so you don't get lost or get stuck in traffic, or encounter other delays. I am usually early to a location, so if you get there ahead of time, as long as the light is good we can start early. If we're scheduled for 2 PM I expect that you to be in front of the camera by 2:15 unless there is a stylist and /or MUA involved in the shoot, in which case we will plan accordingly for the time expected to get you ready.

Please just be aware that outdoor shoots are heavily dependent on a main light source that is constantly in motion, and some locations have narrower windows of opportunity to shoot in than others, such as orchards where the shadows change rapidly, so if you're late that light may be gone before you are ready to step in front of the lens and the shoot will be canceled. If I have to cancel a shoot because you were too late to complete it before losing the light, or did not show up, I will either refuse to reschedule with you or I will be forced to charge a re-shoot fee to be paid before scheduling with you again, unless extreme unexpected circumstances were involved that were completely beyond your control.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for your understanding of how annoying it is to stand around at a location for 45 minutes watching the conditions degrade to the point that we might have 10 minutes of light left if we're lucky by the time you arrive. (It's just not cool!)

Aside from that, let's put something together and make some killer images we can both be proud of and have fun shooting! =)

~Allen

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