Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
American clergyman & social reformer (1813-1887)
If you can't be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. But be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.
Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
American clergyman & civil rights leader (1929-1968)
To the students of Barratt Junior High School; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
October 26, 1967.
Regarding Beauty, Fashion, and Glamour Photography
I am currently shooting a limited number of beauty, fashion, and glamour photo-sessions. However, please feel free to contact me if you are genuinely interested in working together.
I’m an experienced commercial photographer, writer, and educator. I’ve worked as a photographer for decades; shooting for advertising agencies, magazines, and catalogs. I have extensive experience in multi-media production, as well as print work. I hold a combined seventy Model Mayhem Picture of the Day
and 18+ Picture of the Day
wins, along with numerous awards on other fashion and glamour photography sites.
I served as a Moderator at Model Mayhem for several years, running various contests including the Picture of the Day, 18+ Picture of the Day,
and Picture of the Day – Original Edition.
I’ve also mentored several well-known fashion and glamour photographers and models, helping them to get their start.
Oh and a small contribution to this site -- mine was the first portfolio on Model Mayhem to feature an image on a profile page. Yep... like the pictures you see everywhere today! This was before images were common even on MySpace (remember MySpace?).
Formally trained as a fine-arts photographer, I do all my own shooting, lighting, and retouching. It is extremely rare that I participate in workshops. With over forty-five years of photographic experience my style and techniques are largely my own.
Today I work from a simple home studio that includes small pets. Also I ask that models who shoot TF* with me sign a standard model release. If you hope to shoot with me and these things are an issue then please let me know in advance. Thanks!
Recommended Photography Web Sites
Are you serious about photography? Then check out Faded + Blurred,
one of the best sites about photography on the web:
Faded + Blurred
Complementing Faded + Blurred
is a great photography podcast, On Taking Pictures.
You can listen to or download the show here:
On Taking Pictures
While here is another photography-related web site, with incredible interviews of top photographers like Joe McNally. The Candid Frame
is a site that you want to take your time and explore:
The Candid Frame
This portfolio is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Robert J. Yalch. You were a great teacher. Yet more than that, you were a mentor and friend. I will never forget you.
All images in and related to this portfolio © 2014 T. R. Willmitch, all rights reserved.
All photographs and artwork by T. R. Willmitch are protected by copyright law. No image may be used, edited, reproduced, transferred, published or distributed in any form or by any means whatsoever without prior written permission from the artist.