Yuma Gila Photography Male Photographer


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Jun 04, 2009

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I am a total stranger to you so I want you to know who I am and what to expect from one of my shoots. You and I both want the same thing from this venture. We want to improve our skills as model and photographer and we want to further our career and find more work. The better and more diverse our portfolios the more we will be noticed.

I have been a creative craftsman, designer, writer, magazine owner, alligator biologist, chef, teacher, and photographer for the past forty years. My goal is make interesting photographs that will make you stand out from a million other models. To do this I need your input and creative ideas. A quick check on Flickr.com showed 471,375 girls in bikinis, do we need more of the same? Let’s put our heads together do something precarious.

I want you to feel comfortable with the shoot because displeasure shows. If you are uncomfortable then we need to try something else. All you have to do is let me know and I will not question your judgment. I will treat you with respect and like a lady and a professional model. I try never to touch the models and my wife is always with me on a shoot if possible. I have no problem if you feel the need to bring your friend, but please not your boyfriend or children.

What you will get from the shoot?
I shoot a lot of pictures during the session and I will delete 70% of them during the first run through my computer due to bad light, eyes closed, wrong speed, or those that are almost good but not good enough. The others I will adjust the light, color, exposure, crop and sometimes a little Photoshop to make the picture better. You will receive a CD with the final results to do with whatever you wish. You can add them to your portfolio or sell them to the market if you so desire. I ask that I be given credit for the photos and I will give you credit for being the model since each of us are trying have our work recognized. You will sign the standard model release and I will give you a copyright release from me.
If you stick it out for 3-4 sessions and make enough changes and poses to make a nice collection, I will print for you (free) an 80-120 page hardback book with 200 or more of the best of our work together, a $400 value.
What I expect from the model.
Communication If you are not going to make it to an appointment, please call. I will be on time and waiting. If you fail to let me know of changes in plans or miss a shoot without communicating you will have to find a new photographer. I know your time is important to you and my time is very important to me.
Do your homework. Look at pictures and get an idea of what you may want to try. Be creative and take an opportunity to express yourself. When you are older you will look back and say I wish I had taken the risk to create a unique look. Let me know your ideas before the shoot and I will do what I can to find the right props and locations.
I want to take the girl next door, the Burger King girl, the girl behind the counter and turn her into art.

Mark Twain once wrote, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

I hope that we develop a good team and make some good art.
Stay beautiful,

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I have published 24 books in the past 24 months, some with models listed below.
Erin (2 books)
Kacy (2 books)
Daid Cowboy
Mike KK
Chris KK
The Barber Shop
Jennifer Wedding Book

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