MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/michaellbeachphotography
I have always had an interest in photography, but didn't get my first good camera until just a few years ago. I started out with taking pictures of animals, and nature scenery, but also of events around the city, such as the Santa Claus parade, and Canada Day performances. I started attending workshops to practice portraits and lighting techniques, and for the past year have been practicing with several models in Kamloops, building my own and their portfolios.
I hope to become a full time photographer, and as I believe my skill and experience has increased to a level that a model can be happy to get several shots to choose from a photo shoot, it is time to expand my network onto a website such as this, so that it is easier to find models for myself to work with, but also for the models to contact me with hopes of working with another photographer that has some skill in highlighting their best features.
I have been one of the two regular photographers at the Kamloops Burlesque performances for their monthly showcases, and have taken three of their pictures for the 2014 calendar. Other than performance photography, I have also taken portraits for fashion, glamour, and swimwear. I have started working with a couple models for their lingerie, and implied portraits, so experience is still building in these areas. Also, have discussed working on some costume portraits, and possibly artistic nudes, and bodypaint in the future.
I can be contacted through Model Mayhem, or through facebook at Michael L Beach Photography.