I am a skilled photographer with years of experience who wishes to be selective in the jobs taken, but retrains a broad range of interest.
I have new studio space in Mechanicsburg, PA (near Harrisburg) but I am from the Reading, PA area. I am looking to grow my portfolio and take on some local-area for-pay work, too. I prefer less travel these days, but for the right job I will go wherever.
I try to take whimsical types of portraits and leave the other boring head shots to the other guys. Big bold bright expressions are great, and a funny pose or prop adds to things, I think.
I am a Nikon shooter and have been since my start in film days and now into the digital realm. I have two D300s and other Nikon bodies for backup. My favorite lens for people (both in studio and outside) is the 17-55mm f/2.8, but I have a ton of other lenses to dial in the right exposure for the right situation.
I run all of my images first through DxO Optics Pro (to correct any lens distortion) and then I hit photoshop to remove moles, pimples, whatever.
I prefer Alien Bees for studio lighting as they have been rock solid for me both in-house and on the road. A few months ago I added their ring-flash and I love it for product/catalog shots. I also have some SB-800s and diffusers for fill flash outdoors. I have five bees in the stable right now and multiple soft boxes and other equipment to make you look your best.
For most shoots I highly recommend that all models bring multiple outfits and bring a friend, too. I have a female assistant that I always have for nude/semi-nude shoots. I am open to TFCD inquiries for models in the area or are willing to travel to my studio space to grow my portfolio and to get you valuable exposure.
I am starting a new project of just redheads. Depending on the model's experience I offer TFCD and pay opportunities. Details will follow at www.redheadriot.com
If you or someone you know is interested in working with me, feel free to get in contact now. Please mention that you saw my information on model mayhem and email me at: