RichardEvansPhotographyPhotographer Male Fort Myers, Florida, US
My Website: facebookMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/CapeImages
Mayhem # 756592
Done. After years of no-shows, last minute cancellations, those that agree to one thing then demand another, I'm done. I've said I would be done when it was no longer fun. I'm there. I've NEVER charged a model to do a shoot, and have still been taken advantage of. Got a few commitments on the calendar in 2015, after which I'll pull the MM profile.
Photography, the act of creating beautiful images, combining elements of nature with occasional help from Photoshop, is my passion. However, it is not my day job. Nearly all shoots are done on weekends; some local shoots can be accomplished week nights. Most of my work is done outdoors in nature, some is done in a studio environment. I generally allow the models to choose their own look, location and bring whomever they wish to the shoot. While I do some nude work, I do not focus on it. If you want it, you will have to ask for it. I am an older gentleman, usually about three times the age of the models I photograph. Creating these images is my only agenda.
Let me make this simple. If you want to do a TF shoot, just ask, then put it on your calendar, and most importantly, show up. But, don't ask me to reserve a date if you're undecided. I treat each model as a professional, until they prove otherwise. If you ask me to reserve a date for you, I assume you are professional, serious about shooting. After reserving a date, I don't bug/stalk models, I make contact a day or two before a shoot. That's it. After a shoot, I deliver, as promised.
Owning a camera doesn't make one a photographer, much like owning a hammer doesn't make one a carpenter. The difference between a guy or gal with camera (GWC) and a photographer: artistic eye, skill, focus and professionalism. Buying a Nikon or Canon, makes you a Nikon or Canon owner, not a photographer.
The best advice I can give any beginner model is to work with as many photographers as possible as we all see you differently and have different styles. That will give your portfolio variety and show versatility. Like photography, modeling is a skill and a skill requires practice to become good at something. We can dress you up, put makeup on you and do your hair, but to make a session successful, to walk away with several great shots, you have got to be able to model. Let's work together to develop and display your modeling talent!
Friends are those I have worked with or would like to work with. If we're not moving in that direction, then there's no point in listing each other as friends. If I've added you as a friend, but for some reason we're not moving toward a shoot, I will eventually delete you.