Freelance accredited professional photographer primarily working in film and specialist projects. Workshop instructor in intro/intermediate/advanced lighting, high speed photography, powder/liquids, and DSLR filmmaking.
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Hi there, and thanks for stopping by - I like working with interesting and talented people, on challenging projects that require collaboration and creativity. I've built custom lighting rigs for one-off projects, modified camera and lighting gear to make it work outside normal use, even built waterproof housings to get speedlights working safely underwater - if the concept needs it, I'm happy to build it and shoot it!
What does this all mean for you, dear reader? It means that no matter what the concept, how challenging the idea, or how crazy the requirements, I can probably get the job done - often for very low cost/expense. It also means that I don't work on the "usual" gigs very often - I can shoot beauty/fashion/glamour/portraiture no problems, but it doesn't really make use of my main skills.
If you have a wacky project in mind, need a shooter to help turn that idea into reality, perhaps drop me a line and I'll do my best to help out.
I look forward to working with new and amazing talents!
Some additional notes:
- I don't do much TFP these days - I've invested a heap of money into my gear and studio, my time is always limited and therefore I have to prioritise my time towards projects that make my involvement worthwhile . If you would like me to consider a TFP project, be ready with an amazing story that will convince me I simply have to be part of the shoot, otherwise I'm happy to provide my very reasonable rates.
- If you are a model looking for paid work, perhaps while traveling through Melbourne, I'm not in a position to incur extra costs to offset your costs. Taking the time to do a shoot costs me money, much like your trip costs you. In cases like this, I might be happy to do TFP, particularly if you are international with a great portfolio and the shoot would be good for both of us.
- Commercial shoots and workshops - if I'm being paid by a client, I will be paying the models and others supporting the shoot. Rates will be discussed and agreed up front. If I have not worked with you before, you will pay me a booking confirmation deposit of an agreed amount prior to the shoot, which I will give to my client as compensation for wasting their time if you suddenly hurt your elbow or accidentally miss your alarm because you are hungover. You will get this deposit back, along with your shoot payment, at the completion of the shoot. It's unfortunate I have to take these measures - I am operating a business, but there are many models/hair/mua/etc on here who do not seem to appreciate the real cost of flaky behavior (yes I've been burned a few times, costing me thousands of dollars in one case).
- Nudes - If I approach you, it's because I believe you can add something to my portfolio or I would like your help with a workshop or special project, and therefore I am willing to pay. If you approach me, assume it will be TFP. I've paid models after TFP shoots in the past, when the shoot was more successful than expected or the model demonstrated serious dedication and passion for their art (and turned up on time with no melodrama!). If you don't have a lot of experience, being nude doesn't mean being paid (since I can get more usable shots in 1 hour from a paid experienced model than I can from an amateur in a full day)
If you would like to work out whether a shoot should be TFP or paid, check out this article - http://fstoppers.com/photographer-devel … ling-world
(I am sitting somewhere between 5-6 on the photographer scale)
I am a reputable shooter with a heap of experience, quality equipment and a great studio - I'm friendly and easy to work with, have plenty of references if you need them, and really like collaborating with amazing people. But I'm not a charity, my time is valuable, and I only ask that models/mua/hair/etc act as professionally and reliably as I do - kthxbai