Hi, I'm David H. Currently residing in the New River Valley.
Thanks for visiting my MM profile! After years of editing/taking photos as a hobby, I've decided to take it in a more professional direction which is hopefully exhibited in my work that's displayed here. My primary directive in joining Model Mayhem was to network with as many people in the field as possible meanwhile having an platform to display the results.
I'm will consider TF work as long as the concept or model is one I'm particularly interested in adding to my portfolio. I always welcome the opportunity to branch out and to collaborate on fresh ideas. Otherwise my fee is negotiable and depends on several factors: the length of the shoot, the theme/concept, the expenses involved (particularly travel), and the time used for post-shoot editing.
I look forward to hearing from and meeting many like-minded and creative individuals and develop my talent in an effort to create lasting, beautiful, artful images.
That said, read this before we work together (Revised 2/15/14):
1. Yes, I support models being escorted to a shoot (if they so desire) by ONE (1) person of their choosing with a few basic concessions: a. OK it with me first b. No surprises, or no shoot c. as long as he/she does not intrude or distract from the shoot. If they abide by that rule and are willing to helpfully assist in some way, by holding/carrying a reflector or equipment, etc. I'm glad to have them along.
2. Please make sure your BF/Husband/Family are 100% on-board with your modeling ambitions. I cannot shoot with models who need third-party approval.
3. I work quickly and typically have final edits back to the model within an agreed upon time period after the shoot (depending on backlog) via various forms of media. (Most often a CD with two files, one with the high quality files and another with smaller website/social media friendly files.) I also on occasion utilize Dropbox, or you can give me a USB Flash drive or an SD card that I'll return to you. (At this time I do not offer print services.)
4. All photographs are under copyright to Bit By Bit Photography. After the shoot is finished, and the photos are selected and edited, I reserve the right to post anything that I feel best represents my work UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED TO. DO NOT request that I remove a photo from my portfolio unless it in some way poses a risk to you (Ex. Losing a job, etc.). I go through every effort to choose photos that I feel best represents the model and my work.
5a. It takes a lot of work to set up a shoot. I have no tolerance for people who don't respect my time or can't follow basic protocol. If you want to be taken seriously as a model, take me seriously as a photographer. When you commit to a shoot, please show up and show up on time. If you have a problem and can't make it, please let me know before the day of the shoot. Not promptly responding to messages, emails or texts will result in automatic cancellation of a shoot.
5b. The Model Mayhem messaging system allows users to see whether or not their messages have been read by the recipient. If I've seen that you've read my message without any sort of acknowledgement, I'll take that as you having less than adequate respect of my time and talents, and you'll be moved to the bottom of my priority list.