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About Me

Photographers: I'm now running regular educational sessions covering topics in photographic lighting through

Models: If you're looking to establish or expand your portfolio, I offer very reasonable rates for a set of strong studio or location photos.

I've been shooting seriously for about 10 years, mainly shooting people in portraits, events or performance. I'm available for paid shoots (eg. model portfolios, actor headshots, musician publicity shots, corporate portraits) or occasionally I'll do TFP shoots with models I want to work with.

(yes, that's me)

I am an active member of the Melbourne Camera Club where I am currently the co-ordinator of their Photographic Lighting special interest group. I have taught some sessions of their "Introduction to Photography" course on "Light and Lighting" and "Digital Photography" and other occasional sessions on basic lighting principles and techniques.

My photos have been used on websites for the Rosstown Hotel, singer/songwriter Deborah Conway, 'blues' duo Matt Walker & Ashley Davies and in the artwork of albums by Stephen Cummings, The Dunaways and The Prozac Blues Band.

My primary interest is portrait photography. I enjoy the process of working with a 'model' to get an image that we both think is damn cool (what's the point otherwise?). I'm known for my love of playing with different lighting effects and tricks.

I aim to keep retouching to a minimum as I try to get a shot to look good by using lighting, camera tricks or makeup. I do not like my images to look "Photoshopped" and I'm not a fan of excessive fake tan or makeup.

When working with models, I try to keep the shoot relaxed and fun and I'm usually paranoid about whether my model is comfortable. This is my hobby so I don't want either of us to be stressed about something as frivolous as taking some photos.

I also dabble in gig, event and children photography.

I'm always looking for shoots so if you would like to do a shoot with me (I'm in Melbourne, Australia), just send me a MM message or email. I can shoot on-location, in my fully equipped home studio or I also have occasional access to a larger studio space. For TFP/TFCD, my normal policy is to give models a DVDROM of all of their shots for their personal use.

I am often available at relatively short notice so if you have a sudden urge to do a shoot, feel free to get in touch.

See my website (listed above) for examples of my work.

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"David is the lighting man. With extensive studio experience, his handmade lighting rigs are some of the most innovative and well thought out around, solving problems and creatively filling neiches unaddressed by the market. He is professional, reliable, no nonsense and easy to work with, highly recommended." Read less

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"My first photographer in Australia, very glad to meet and work with. So many photos I am happy with and feel comfortable to work. Doesn't take a long time to see complete work and enjoy photos. I recommend David as a one of the best photographers I ever worked. Cheers Tatiana X" Read less

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"David is always great to work with!!! I had many great shoots with him, he's extremely professional, I felt comfortable and we created some impressive images!" Read less

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Credit Notes

Models I've shot:

Amy Le #848586 (3x)
Anais Love #2712466
Anita Clements #1268375
Anna-Maria #2654217
Anne Duffy #23637 (5+)
Anusuya #2186758
Ariana #2890876
Ariel17 #1124596
Ave Maria #1267339 (2x)
Ayla Maya #2419560 (2x)
Ayla Tarrant #2384828 (2x)
Blossoming Pea #1329632
Brenda Ray #1852033
Brennan #1062651
Brooklyn Hubbard #2360547
Candace Nirvana #5503 (3x)
Candace Li #1625686 (3x)
Charlie Delroy #1386757 (6+)
Cheyanne #2356121 (3x)
Chika #1673248
Danni #3034301
Dollybeck #201881
Dragonqueen32 #3185330
Elly-Sherree #762394 (3x)
Em M #254427
Emily Ray #2390951
Georgiee Girl #2323559
Holly Evans #2920145 (2x)
Jacqui Oceane #1204012 (3x)
Jem #713507
JennieKellett #512891 (4x)
Jennifer_B #1240144 (2x)
Jessi xx #1462129 (4x)
Joanna #883369
Jordana King #2025879 (3x)
Julianna_P #1723592 (2x)
Julia Rachma #2460371 (4x)
Kamila #2490663
KARINS  #188826
Kate Baggs #1344018
Keira Grant #799498 (3x)
Kelly Kooper #26633
Kelly Webster #707177
Kim Flowers #1655731
Kylie Belle #1070992 (3x)
Kylie Vogue #1912294 (3x)
Lady Lou #666719
Lauren Brown #486935
Lilly Rae #2584729 (3x)
Livstar #1797167 (3x)
Lucyjane #2430496
Manal I #2412663
Marketa #1917400
MariyaM #1034785
Matilda Cross #832203 (2x)
Melinda May Jordan #2726528
Meluxine #796671 (2x)
meowinthenight #1083402
nattestid #1509895
Olga Chelsea #2416466 (3x)
Paige Lee #874906
Pensta #1457440 (2x)
Rei Jade #3334203 (2x)
Romahni Rose #2724879 (6x)
Ruthey #160866 (5x)
Sam Frew #1145620
SamanthaMay #2327917 (2x)
Sarah Rijs #813507 (2x)
Scarlett Thompson #1690962
Shakira May #1601005
Shin Kou Sabre #1545632
Soph Starfish #72225 (3x)
Sophia1 #1246051
Suki Luo #1994290
Surhey #623044 (3x)
SvetlanaK #2661270 (4x)
Sylph Sia #2693709
Taliah Mac #740424
Toylike #1038282 (2x)
Viv_G #2561700 (3x)
Wen Lively #1587633 (2x)
Xtreme DSB #1273985
Yvonne Coleman #1634113 (3x)
Zalia Fender #2756020 (10x)
Zoe Hui #1448066

Travelling models who have stayed with me:
Brennan #1062651
Jem #713507
Theresa Manchester #371054
Candace Nirvana #5503
Keira Grant #799498
Flora #3055887
Sienna Hayes #2601467