James PhelpsPhotographer Male Baltimore, Maryland, US
My Website: Photos by PhelpsMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jamesphelps
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Photos by Phelps
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I'm a published Baltimore photographer with shooting experience from head shots to dancer flyers to website content, I'll photograph someone as long as they have a vision and desire. I don't limit who should be in front of my camera.
When I do my shoots , I make sure to use our time and get your images seen by someone who can help you to reach your goals. What's the use of good photos if they aren't helping you in your career? Now my background is doing magazine shoots.. website content and viral promotions.. Basically it means I can take the picture..edit it.. get it into a magazine and when your ready to launch your site, I'll do the webcasts and get you web traffic which makes you money.
I don't let other's cage and barrier who I work with just because they don't fit a preconceived notion of a model. So have faith and bring your charisma to the camera. I'm ready to work with you.
ALWAYS seeking or looking to work with Models who need a photographer/designer who is CREATIVE, puts them first , and is easy to get along with. I like a relaxed environment with humor and silliness, but I know at the end of the day. I give you tips and pointers during the shoot as to why I say or ask you to pose or look a certain way. I talk to you and never at you, it's about RESPECT. You and I both need to have amazing pictures/ designs to promote us both.
READ THIS!!!! UPDATED as of 3/15/2012
2 hour shoot minimum is recommended to maximize getting great images, on location that means no studio. The world is a big place let's use it Please have at least 2 outfits, variety is the spice of life.
The best 5 (2 for TFP shoots) images for every hour of shooting touched up and edited will be sent to you within 2 days of the shoot. They will be tagged with my logo as you can tell from looking at my gallery. You will get 2 versions of each image (TFP gets Hi Res web image only). A printable one meaning go to kinkos or such and you'll have at least a photo sized clear image and the other version is web ready meaning you can upload it straight to myspace or such without any image errors. Extra images are available at a fee.
VERY VERY Limited pretty much NO TFP, shoots with a 90 min max shoot time(To get a tfp shoot, we must have worked together before with TFP, the shoot will gain me more exposure to those who would need my services(calender, charity work, national exposure) or your shoot idea is VERY unique. So when your contacting me , let me know or else I'm going to assume you know this ISN'T a tf shoot and will give you my rates for the various packages I offer.
Yes I know "Money is tight, can't you work with me".Everyone should have my photos in their portfolio.Yes, I do have a payment plan... as I said, "I want everyone in my portfolio." So contact me and we can set up a rate that works with your budget because after the shoot, I am still working on your images to make them look amazing. I create my shoots and themes based on you. I'm not a cookie cutter when it comes to shoots.
I like to talk and stay in contact with a person I'm going to be shooting with either via email or on the phone before and after a shoot. I feel it helps me to learn about the model and makes the shoot more fluid and relaxed.
I usually shoot on Fridays, Weekends, or on Government holidays.
Due to some backseat drivers and just bored "friends" of models. I don't do escorts, under most situations, unless a minor. If you must, then they can't be on the set while we work. I will want to talk to them before hand for my safety. I'm looking to build a rapport with you while we shoot. If you can't trust me how can I trust you. I have plenty of references, to prove I am a safe and professional person. Sorry. My time like your time is valuable, and I need your undivided focus.
Deposit is required to hold your spot for a shoot. Cancelling of the shoot means deposit WILL not be returned. If canceling, deposit can be transferable to another agreed upon shoot date, upon approval. If you have ?tions feel free to ask.
I don't drive. Because I have a walking disability. Yep. I can get to most locations due to a cab or a being dropped off with in reasonable distances. If your looking to do a multiple location shoot, I'd hope I could ride with you from the first location to the other spots.
Please note, if we haven't worked together before , I can not get you paid work. I like to have a chemistry with anyone I work with.
A release form is presented at EVERY shoot this protects me and you.
DO NOT BRING YOUR KID/S to the SHOOT!
Your MUA is not the photographer. I shoot, they do make up.
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"Professional photographer with fantastic lighting skills, personal manner, and guidance for newer models. Provides prompt edited images and is fantastic to work with."
"So great!!!! I had a blast working with him and we made some really great shots. Will be sure to work more with him in the future."
"James is a naturally talented photographer who has honed his craft to perfection. He enjoys teaching anyone willing to listen and I was a grateful recipient of many tips he passed on. I can't wait for our next shoot!"
"My favorite photographer in Maryland"
THE OFFICIAL UGFM PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE DMV
Sites/ Examples of where my work has been using models from modelmayhem/ and hired photographer
The "b" Paper
Cherri Colada (cover, Twice)
American Breast Cancer Society
XXL Web Candy
Models 4flava -Theo Vick
http://www.bodybuilding.com -Theo Vick
Sofine Magazine (cover as well)
Flava girl Magazine
Naked Hustle (cover as well)
http://www.enfluenzmagazine.com/ (cover as well)
Fearless Curves (cover as well)
Kurves & Cakez Magazine(cover, Twice)
Go Hard Magazine
Dymez Lounge (2 time cover)
Out My Media Magazine
Nine 5 Four Magazine
Trap Door Magazine (cover as well)
Urban Ink, (partial cover as well)
Been Banned.com Magazine(the cover)
Paper Ice Magazine (Cover as well)
Vintage Boudoir Magazine
http://www.dowork.com MTV reality show star Big Black's Clothes Line, did the T shirt shoot with Kymberly Nichole