Shan Putnam PhotoWorks

Photographer Male San Diego, California, US
Huntington Beach, California, US
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Mayhem # 1637604

About Me

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Hi and many thanks for stopping by my MM profile and reviewing my portfolio.  As one gains experience and education as a photographer, there is that cross-over from 'building' a portfolio to 'having' a portfolio - defining a style, a look, a feel and a content of the photographer. It is possible that I'm nearing or crossing-over that line?? (Q1. Hmmm, how long does it actually take to cross that 'line'?).  Which leads to the next stage in my development as a photographer - high quality image products that have reached the point of being considered for publication.

So, what does this actually mean?  Well for starters, this means the days of paying non-traveling models for images is coming to an end. I do understand that for many, modeling is a primary source of income, but income runs both ways. I am open to TFP/TFCD with limited travels funds, especially if it is in the best interest of both parties.  HOWEVER, please note -- I can be easily persuaded to toss the previous statements out-the-door and flip-flop on payment - we'll talk.  Always open to discuss options - as each contact is unique and merits situational review smile  Please contact me with your idea/concept and let's work out a plan that is mutually beneficial.

Signed model releases are required for all my shoots, this simply lets everyone involved know how the images can and cannot be used AND is readily available upon publication / publisher request. A model release form must be signed prior to the start of the shoot, please bring proof of age with you, i.e., a valid state driver's license or some other valid Government issued photo I.D (passport or military identification).  Each completed model release is encrypted and securely stored.  You may bring an assistant with you to the session, but no significant others (boyfriends / girlfriends), relatives, directors, photographers, etc... I am not a fan of interference or on-set direction. By the way, I maintain the copyright of all images, unless prior discussion(s) and agreement(s) about copyright transfer are settled.

For those of you who ask "Do I get a copy of all the images from the shoot?"  The short answer is yes, but will some limitations.  A CD/DVD or web delivery will be made available to you of all images from the shoot.  These images will have been adjusted to 400x600 pixels/72dpi and will be water-marked.  These photos are to serve as proofs for you to select other images you may wish to purchase at additional cost to you.  Please note, These "proofs" are for your eyes only, no rights or permissions are given and full ownership, usage rights and copyrights remains with me.

These "proof" images shall NOT to be made available for public viewing via posting to your website, online contests, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, or any other social or public networking media. Failure to comply with this conditions ("Yes Sir, Mr. Law-Dog" , hahaha) and I will likely draft and send an email reminding you about posting these sorts of images. Anyway, these "proofs" are un-edited/un-retouched and will serve no purpose to yourself or me if they are released for public viewing. They are simply a media transfer so you can make an informed decision about additional images you may wish to obtain (read: purchase) from me. If you are going to put a product out for the world to view you owe it to yourself for that product to be the best.

I have recently re-located back to Bali with my wife Nelly.  I am part of a photography team, as my wife (Nelly Putnam) is a professional photographer, focused on fashion/glamour and commercial photography. Together, we have loads of experience as well as a listing of published work.

Over the past 25 years, I have traveled and lived at various locations across the world.  My travels included North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa (sorry South America!).  I have always been interested in photography and started like most everyone, the observational photographer, in other words photography was just simply a 'point-n-click' procedure with a hope of positive results. 

It turned out that a few years ago I decided to get serious about photography - mostly self-challenge as well as peer pressure.  As a highly-educated scientist, my 'getting serious' primarily consisted of the technicalities, specifications and repeatability in photography - including lighting and composition. during this first phase, i pretty muched sidelined the "art of photography" and my work reflected as such. I figured I could 'photoshop'  art   into my work.  Wow, was I wrong!!! I now focus on the art (themes, context, beauty, etc..), since the technical (really learn the settings) is solid.

If you are interested in setting up a photography collaboration, please send me a MM message and I will respond as soon as possible.

Nikon D4s, D800, several professional Nikon lenses, Profoto B1 TTL-N, Elinchrom and SB-700 & SB-900 speedlights and of course, post-production expertise, using the combination of Adobe products (with several commercial enhancement plug-ins; I have recently started to learn/use Capture One - learning curve is steep at first, but once you understand the basics - very cool.


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  • Temecula, California, United States

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