I've been interested in photography for most of my adult life, I origionally started with 35mm film in my teens, but got my first digital SLR a few years ago. I am now persuing a career as professional photographer, although at the moment I'm still holding down a full time job, therefore I class myself as semi-pro. However, you will see from the standard of my photography, that I take high quality professional images.
I have mainly taken landscapes and portraits in the past, but have now diversified into other areas. Some of my recent work can be seen on here. I am constantly looking for new ideas and locations to shoot and new models to work with; and have my own home studio. I see myself as a photographer who can work with both established models and those just starting out and always enjoy helping new models develop their portfolio.
I mainly work with models on a TFP basis as I prefer to work for the mutual benefit of both our portfolios, although I do occasionally pay; I also take on paying work, such as commisions and portfolio packages. I use model release for all my shoots, but I am also an honest person and if I was to be offered a substantial amount of money for a shot I would always contact the model and negotiate a new release contract to benefit us both. Also, I know some photographers who work from home do not allow or discorage the use of chaperones, this is not something I ever have done or ever will do, if I didn't feel comfortabe with you bringing a chaperone in to my home I wouldn't be asking you to shoot in my home studio.
More of my work can be seen at www.cwphotos.webs.com and www.facebook.com/chriswatsonphotography