I'm an intermediate-level photographer rapidly advancing to professional status. I'm told my work is quite good for my price range. I'm a mild-mannered geneticist by day, friendly neighborhood photographer by night (and weekends...).
I started out with nature and insect macro photography, and slowly worked my way into doing portraiture. (People seem to pay a lot more than wild animals will).
I've managed to capitalize on the rise of social networking sites, so most of my experience with people photography is through creating higher-quality profile pictures.
I still have a lot to learn, but I've already learned much, and am learning more with each shoot. I've yet to work with a professional-level model, but if you're just getting into the scene and need some higher-quality shots to add to your new portfolio at a price less than a third of most photographers, mantispid Photography is for you.
My current rate is $75 for a 1-hour shoot, and that includes 5 processed photos of the model's choice. Any additional photos are $7.50 each. This includes all post-processing work. If I have to travel far there will be an actual-cost fuel surcharge. All photos will be delivered in electronic format.
I'm not currently doing TF* work at this time (except when I travel) as I have a large backlog of TF photos currently being processed. Paid work will always have priority over TF jobs, so if you need photos done, please contact me!