Dan James Photography

Photographer Male Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
Miami, Florida, US
Orlando, Florida, US
My Website: Facebook
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/danjames
Mayhem # 2814348

About Me

(Last edited 7/22/16)

Im Dan James, My Day job is managing a crew of photographers in Miami, But My Passion is still behind the camera. I am currently accepting bookings for my Ft Lauderdale studio, as well as Location shoots In and Around Miami-Dade.

Please note, A lot of my work is not on MM. If you would like to collaborate, or add something to your port with a hint of my style, Feel free to reach out. I love working with new talent and can provide an extensive list of references. I get a lot of friend requests, and accept them all. But if you want to work together, please send more then just a Friend Request.

My Rates Per Hour or shoot are very reasonable (see below), all of my clients are very satisfied with their results, I can provide references with profile links.  I really enjoy helping newer/Aspiring models Build their portfolios and have a little fun. Average shoots may last anywhere from 60 Mins to 4 Hours depending on sets, location etc. All basic Hourly rates include Digital rights to retouched photos. An average 1.5 Hour shoot will yield 20-40+ fully edited photos for your collection.

We Offer a Private 2000 Sq Foot Studio Space In South Ft Lauderdale.
Actual Studio not just a home or Guest Room Like other Photographers in Miami.

I offer Green screen, small private studio, and location shots. With udget based services and VERY LIMITED TF work depending on the shoot content and history working together.
I am seeking models to shoot fine art/artistic nudes as displayed in my portfolio on a TFCD basis. IN EXCHANGE, I will reciprocate by shooting the type of looks/sets desired by the model. I can provide trade references, and most models receive 50-80 retouched images depending on sets and length of shoot.
I only post those photos approved by the model and all others remain PRIVATE.If your ideas for a shoot are interesting, creative, and fun we can collaborate. Again TF work is extremely select and limited due to my busy schedule and Costs involved to maintain a studio space.

I welcome models of various experience levels, as long as they have an excellent work ethic.  I want models who; are on time and prepared for the photoshoot, respond to contacts in a timely manner and are willing to disclose any discrepancy(s) regarding her portfolio/profile and her actual appearance before the shoot.

The Key to a good Shoot is preparation.
• You are encouraged to bring an escort, but not required. (I can provide countless references)
• Need to sign a model release form (supplied by me)
• Id or drivers license for proof of age. (Depending on shoot)
• Signed wavier by parents, and a guardian present (If under 18)
• Makeup & Hair Kit (If desired)
• Multiple Changes of Clothes (more outfits can lead to more sets)
• Last but not least a positive and creative attitude!

MODEL ESCORTS: Escorts are no problem as long as the person is unobtrusive.  If your escort is willing to help me with things like holding a reflector, I'll take advantage of the offer, but it is not a requirement.  In my experience, husbands, boyfriends and parents do not make good escorts for female models.  Even the most experienced models very often get self conscious with them watching, but if they are your preference, I don't object. For studio shoots I provide a couch in the shooting area for escorts.

Cancellation and No Shot Policy Please give notice if you will be unable to make a scheduled shoot. It is a professional courtesy.

Nude/ implied Images: Model must be over the age of 18 with proper age documentation. Nude images will not be posted publicly and models will not be tagged on MM unless by request.

A Note on Compensation:
Basic Packages and Pricing

Headshot session: $75.00
-Includes up to 2 wardrobes
-45 Minutes studio time
30 Mins of Shoot time
-Includes at least 5 fully retouched headshots from each wardrobe

Model Special (90 Minute Studio Portfolio Building Session) $150.00
-Includes up to unlimited wardrobe changes
-90 Minutes shoot time + 30 Minute Prep/change Time
-Average Shoot yields 10-15 Retouched images varied from each wardrobe (Minimum 40 Photos guaranteed from shoot)

Custom Packages
If you are on a tight budget, or are looking for a custom package
I am more than happy to make a special session just for you.

Limited Trade Work Available
I will accept limited trade work as defined below only under the following conditions.
- Project must benefit all parties involved, Changes may be suggested to ensure this.
- Model must provide own Hair/MUA and Any Wardrobe required
- Model can expect 5 images per set, Fully edited and retouched.
- No Raw images will be released under any circumstance, and no prints or physical discs will be provided
- Model must sign a Photo Release
- Putting up with my cheezy jokes and humor (optional)

** Purpose: To Build portfolios with diverse images to showcase talent.   (I have found out that it not only takes the shoot itself but the image choosing as well as the editing, finishing, and publishing process to determine which models are really team players and therefore would make great business partners.) Test/Trade shoot will involve the trade of model's time and travel expenses for images described below.

(TF)* Shoots mean trade of the model's time and travel expenses.  it typically requires 2-3 hours of time per hour of shooting for the editing and finishing of images.  I do not pay models, as providing a free test shoot is offering a shoot at a significant discount from my regular fees.  The only time models are paid is if one of my clients is paying us to do the shoot and has it in their budget to pay for the models and their expenses.

1.)  A Trade shoot (TF- Time For) shoot from which you will receive an average of 20-30 Fully Retouched images form an average 90 minute shoot with a usage release. The vast majority of models receive more images than promised.  Please check with references!
2.) These free images will be the best images from each set, to ensure your best results. 
3.)  I am unable to help with traveling expenses due to the time spent during editing process and the money spent on studio usage, software, etc. to help each shoot be distinctive
4.) Images from test Shoots will contain a small watermark in the lower right corner that will not detract from the image content. Non watermarked images may be Negotiated based on several factors specific to the talent, and shoot.

* Only edited, finished images with a small watermark that does not detract from the image may be published online. As a model you will have full usage rights for the finalized retouched images to do with as you please, however any publication of images requires the small watermark.


If you have to cancel please be aware, I charge 50% of the total booking. Due at the time of Cancellation via Paypal.


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Violette Jax

  • Model
  • Female

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: May 2016

Ivy Lee

  • Model
  • Female
  • Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, United States

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: March 2016

Vex Voir

  • Model
  • Female
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

"Thank you so much for the professional and creative session! An safe/fun location and a plethora of interesting props, I definitely think we created some unique images. Looking forward to seeing the results. :)"

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: January 2016

Rosalie Lynn

  • Model
  • Female
  • Springfield, Missouri, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: March 2014

Irina Key

  • Model
  • Female
  • Hollywood, Florida, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: October 2015
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Credit Notes

Credits Before MM Verified Credits enabled Below

Modern Model Magazine! March 2014 Page 41

LylaLee-3770657 "Thank you again for such a great first photoshoot! I can't wait to see the outcome and can't wait to work with you again soon smile

ModelMikeM-3677841 "Thanks again Dan, my niece really enjoyed working with you. Very professional !!!"

Ericka Fetner-2968860 "These photos were taken on 9/30/2013 by the wonderfully talented Daniel J. Radatz in Springfield, MO. He was professional and attentive and these pictures turned out absolutely wonderful! I couldn't be happier with them!"

Candy Belle- 2757697 "Absolutely loved working with you! You're very respectful and a ton of fun! Here's to working together in the future! smile"

Ashley Nicole- 3506480 "Always a blast, lol get it? great guy to work with"

Gina Miyoko- 3098150 "From the first contact to post-processing, Dan was creatively involved and enthusiastic about the shoot.  Even on vacation, he was professional and adventurous, running around a lake and falling into a sinkhole just to find the exact spot from which the picture needed to be seen.  We laughed a lot while getting the job done well.  I would certainly work with him again given the opportunity and highly recommend Dan James Photography to anyone brave enough to take the road not yet traveled."

Lyrica Lusccious- 3529688 "Hey Dan! Thanks for the great time. I have tons of fun and the experience will be one to never forget! I loved working with you and your an amazing photographer! "

KHook- 3350629

Jessie Murray- 905151

Mikaela Heminger- 3212316

Rosalie Lynn- 2593601

Caitlin L.- (Not on MM) "I don't usually do this but Daniel is fun, professional and has serious skills! LOVE."

Kayla Young- (Not on MM)  "Had such an awesome time at this shoot! capture all the funny.. ridiculous moments! thank you so much!!! Dan James Photography"


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