Welcome to R4 photography on Model Mayhem… I operate a photography/retouching business formally from Houston, Tx that is now based out of Castle Rock, Co. Photography is my passion and my art, I am a serious perfectionist and my work environment is always fun and professional.
Types of shoot's and environment: I work hard to make the models I am shooting feel relaxed and comfortable we keep it professional and fun (if the models are enjoying themselves it will show in the image). I primarily shoot in a fully equipped studio, various warehouses, luxury homes and public parks and beaches. I am a big fan of natural light (reflector) shooting there is no substitute light better than Mother Nature. I prefer no escorts on the shoot however the models comfort and safety is of the utmost importance to me so if you must have an escort no husbands, Boyfriends, Lovers, etc. (they tend at best to be a distraction to the model, this shows in the image) Bring a “friend” along and I tend to put them to work helping with lights/reflectors or even incorporate them in the shoot if willing.
I shoot most genres (no wedding) but specialize in the swimwear, glamour, boudoir(up to playboy style), sensual couple, Fantasy art and composite photography (photographing a model in studio then Photoshoping in backgrounds I have shot w/ special effects). I will not do pornographic images (defined for me as: any image that is primarily sexual in nature not artistic and sensual.)
I do many portfolio building shoots and provide high end retouching/enhancements to complement modeling portfolios. I am willing to discuss TFP shoots with retouching (Generally up to 5 high end retouching images per shoot) only with models willing to model at the shoot all of the following(based on location): Fashion, glamour, lingerie and swimsuit (I may ask for implied nude and or artistic nude shots but only if the model is comfortable so please let me know if they will be possible). All usable images are delivered electronically or by mailed CD/DVD ($5.00 cash at shoot up front cost) at full resolution and will be watermarked with my logo (know in advance that you will sign a model release for the images and you will get a release to use the images we shoot in your own promotional materials. I do not pay models to shoot unless I have a client (as in all life there are some exceptions to this rule). When I have a paying client I will seek out the talent(I give all models I have worked with previously priority consideration) I need and you will know the pay scale up front.
If you are interested in participating in a shoot tag me.. Message me.. or E-mail me at email@example.com with your ideas. I am very active but I will do my best to fit in new interesting projects. I have all the head shots/ portraits I can stand so let’s dream up some creative sets using compelling locations and many props.
I am a member of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals and I also teach Lightroom/Photoshop and various plug-in techniques for photographers via seminars and webinars on go to training.com.
I am looking forward to working with some of the great modeling talent and photographers (I do contract retouching) within the Model Mayhem community. I am looking forward to networking with everyone on this site. Follow more of my work on https://www.facebook.com/R4Photography and at WWW.r4photography.com (site is up but is in transition to a new format ...will be all new with client Gallery soon)