About MeI have had the opportunity and pleasure of working with a few models recently and quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I am not very proficient at using advanced editing software, but hoping to change that gradually. I have been picking up some extra equipment lately, including reflectors, backdrops, another Nikon digital SLR and various props.
It's a bit slow going and gets expensive but, I have been learning and have managed to pick up some extra equipment, software and knowledge.
I am hoping to post some new photos in my profile soon, but don't wish to do so until I have been able to edit the photos and get model release forms signed.
As for photography, I shoot because I want to, not because I have to. I enjoy photography, but I have another job and source of income and thus, I think it takes off any pressure to HAVE to produce photos. I can relax, take my time, be creative and do what I want with images. I don't have to produce just what will sell.
I have a diploma in photography, but have never pursued it as a career. I used the learning for personal use only for my hobby and interest in photography. Still, there seems to be lots to know and lots I can still learn.
I took mostly scenic and landscape photographs as I travelled about as a record of places I had been and things seen. I took some nature photos, wild animals, also occassionally aircraft and other items of interest.
I started taking photos of people more and more as a favour for friends, and also discovered I enjoy the black and white medium a lot.
I've become interested in doing more people photos, and would like to have persons to model for me to get more experience.
I have quite a few ideas I would like to try and am also interested in body painting.
I have researched it and also purchased certain items used for same.
I am willing to pay some models for their time or do photos for free so to speak in exchange for a model posing for free, so TFP or TFCD . You model and I provide you with some photos you like on some type of storage device preferably or possibly on paper.
I prefer natural light to artificial light, even when shooting photos inside. I also like photos by firelight, candle light and moonlight. However, I do like the potential the lights of a city hold to set the theme of a photo.
I would be happy to talk over ideas you may have so we can decide upon photos we could create.
I look forward to talking with models,make-up artists, photographers, etc.