John Franklin

Photographer Male San Antonio, Texas, US My MM URL:
Mayhem # 690314

About Me

My Background
I have training and experience in photography, videography, motion pictures, and advertising design.  I worked in the Eastman Kodak Photo Illustrations Division, Marketing Education Center, and the Motion Picture and AudioVisual Markets Division. I was a photographer for UPI. I am a member of the  Professional Photographers of America. I have over 25 years experience as a wedding photographer. I teach photography courses and have written a variety of articles on photography and currently am writing another book on photography.

I am an image consultant specializing in public relations and advertising.  I have +46 years photography experience that includes industrial, travel, photojournalism, glamour, portfolio/actor head shots, and fashion photography. Past clients included pageants, modeling agencies, theater and dance groups.  I have done commercial product illustrations and fashion advertising.  I have been a motion picture and television producer/director with my work seen on national television. I am "semi-retired," meaning I now shoot more for my satisfaction than a need for money, but still do selected paying jobs.

I enjoy shooting images to help promising professionals get started so I will discuss a TF shoot or even propose one if I think the model has potential to progress. I enjoy helping models and actors move toward success.  I am at a point in life where I can give away my talent to help young people just starting out.  I am paying it forward.  I have always given my TF  models very discounted wedding shoots as a thank you for helping me with my creative projects.

On all shoots I require a preshoot meeting to discuss the shoot. I encourage the subject to bring someone with them to meetings and the shoot.

Personal Projects
I shoot images for my own creative projects.  I am working on another set of images for a new display and  a new book of images.  Toward that end, I am interested in working with couples, dancers, yoga practitioners, actors & models, and people with "character" looks.  On these personal projects I will offer prints or a CD in exchange for modelling and I usually pay very well.



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