Hello, thanks for checking out my page!
I'm a hobby level shutterbug with over 24 years of general photography & about 13 years photographing people (mostly tooling around, I wont lie), only recently trying to expand & refine my skill with photographing people.
I started photography as a means to record my journeys throughout my 20 year Navy career. In the process I gradually got more advanced cameras, & completed the US Navy Photographer professional courses to learn the basic theory & mechanics of film photography.
My primary experience is in landscapes, I've been all over the globe & taken photos in some of the most amazing places (check out my DeviantArt gallery). I've also done some events, commercial work, weddings, motorcycle rallies, etc.
I know I'm not great
, I don't need any more photo-snobs to point it out, thanks,... However, I'll never improve, develop my style, & create better images by reading books & perving profiles, but by gaining something you can not buy, experience.
I'm not looking to make a living here, I'm in this for the creative outlet I lost when my urge to do pen & ink drawings dried up. If in the process I can create images that people enjoy, I've done what I came to do.
I'm open to ANY kind of shoot (try me, I don't surprise easily). I'm up for anything from the mundane to the freaky, whatever helps me expand my experience base, allows me to experiment, & of course sounds like fun! I have some ideas that range across that spectrum, but I prefer to work with someone before I try to match them to a concept. That & I like models with ideas, so bring it!
Just to throw it out there, I'm not just some gnarly old fart with a cheap point-n-shoot camera lookin for skin (I've heard enough horror stories, I don't want to BE one!), I'm for real & I've got more than enough on my hands at home!
If you are thinking about working with me, I encourage you to contact any of the models I have worked with here on MM about their experience.
On that note, I have failed to deliver on one shoot with the lovely and talented Fur Elise & Mr. Figgz. I had a great vision, they thought it was good enough to give it a shot, unfortunately that vision over reached my abilities with the cut down version of PhotoShop I own. Since it was a story set requiring no less than 8 frames, the cost to get a PS Wiz to help is out of reach for a simple project like mine. So! I believe you have to own your mistakes, I am claiming ownership on this one, and one day I hope to repay both of my gracious models for failing to deliver.
Do I really have to mention flakes? I hope not.
Due to my "real job", availability is typically limited to Tue, Wed, & Thur.
I know that doo-doo occurs and plans can change, I don't mind that IF people can let me know as far in advance as possible. However with the limited time I have free to do anything for the forseable future I honestly will not deal with flakes.
When possible, I like to meet before doing a shoot so we can go over what each of us is looking for, ideas, etc. Mostly so that I can get a better feel for the model/s, & more importantly they get a feel for me and decide if they want to go ahead with a shoot. It also helps everyone relax when they have an idea of what to expect when the lens cap comes off.
Escorts are OK, encouraged even, so long as they don't interfere (or I may put them to work!).