Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
May 16, 2017
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Aug 20, 2007
Fit Modeling
Parts Modeling
Performance Artist
Promotional Modeling
Spokesperson / Host

About Me

My name is D.J. LaDez and I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years.  I also enjoy the title of “Boss” at Lumedyne, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of portable lighting equipment for professional photographers.  Between these two titles I hold many international recognitions.  Most of which are for teaching professional photographers how to light their own images better to create more dynamic photographs in any situation.

I’ve joined Models Mayhem to help me recruit models during my international travels who will participate during lighting demonstrations for their local photographers who sign up for my seminars or who attend tradeshows for photography.  I do not object to shooting images during my travels that are outside of the classroom or tradeshow and often this is my compensation for the hours of modeling in a classroom or tradeshow.

I have only recently (the last few years) allowed my photographic “artwork” to be recruited by any other means than “word of mouth” so I also do accept paying offers for modeling portfolio shots as well as weddings, portraits, commercial images and various travel or adventure photography opportunities.  As you can imagine, traveling the world every year takes much of my time, if you are flexible, perhaps we can work together.

I have been published as an educator in the photo industry in national magazines like the most recent in June of 2007, Studio Photography Magazine, where I gave them some simple examples of outdoor lighting.  (One of those models involved in that shoot, Amy, was the woman who turned me on to Models Mayhem.) I have several hundred seminars behind me so far and each one is completely different, as is real location photography.

If you are a model in West Florida, you could contact me for some different and fresh images for your portfolio.  If you are a model, anywhere, you can contact me for a travel schedule to see if I will be in your area soon.  If you are a photographer, anywhere, you can contact me about the possibility of a Photographic Lighting Seminar for your Photo Group.  Sometimes, with enough participants, Lumedyne, Inc. pays all costs so your whole group can get the seminar for FREE.  Otherwise, with just a few photographers, you can still get a great deal with some support from Lumedyne, Inc.

You can contact me at [email protected] for more information.  You may also link through this MM number.  Many of the shots shown here on MM were created at  photographic training events, just because we are not always in the best areas, we can still make great shots, anywhere…

Let me know if I can help you.  Thanks.


PS- Sorry I have not always had the ability to reply to everyone who replies to my Castings...

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Named June 2010 Photographer of the month by The Lab Apollo

Published editorials about "how to" regarding photography for Tamron Lenses and Studio Photography Magazine among others

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