Shanell

This beautiful lady is Shanell. Her natural expression is a smile. She was just a wonderful person to work with on this project.

Working in beauty photography, small movements are key to having different poses. She was perfect in working the subtilties of this project.

We are always looking for new faces to work with. DM me to arrange a photo shoot. The Most Fun You Will Have With Your Clothes On.

Shadae

I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful and talented Miss Shadae Candice recently. This was the first shoot I had since moving to Florida last September. I was excited to get back to following my passion for photography.
She brought her nephew to the shoot as her escort. We ALWAYS welcome an escort for the models comfort.
But be forewarned. I may put you to work. Lol.

We are always looking for new faces to work with. DM me to arrange a photo shoot. The Most Fun You Will Have With Your Clothes On.

Simple Elegance

These photos are from one of the last photo shoots I did in Syracuse.  We shot at the old abandoned candle factory in Liverpool.

Special Thanks to our Model from this photo shoot Alyssa Devine IG:  @lyslou_22 was absolutely Fantastic to work with. The beautiful dress she wore was from her mother.

We are always looking for new faces. DM me to arrange a photo shoot.  Our photo shoots are The Most Fun You Will Have With Your Clothes On.

 

 

How can I as a white person stop racism?

It is my firm belief that George Floyd would still be alive today if one of those cops had the stones to step up against the cop on his neck. The only way these deaths will end is for good people; at least one good person to step up and say stop.

How can I as a white person stop racism? Be the change.

1. Treat each person as an individual worthy of respect
2. Listen to and respect another point of view
3. Refuse to stand idly by when I witness acts against my moral code
4. Train myself to walk in someone else’s shoes
5. Have the strength of will to stand against my friends or colleagues if they break from what is morally right
6. Help the man or woman who has fallen to stand on their own two feet
7. Hold myself accountable when I screw up, and recognize that it will happen
8. Forgive someone when they make a mistake, and recognize that it will happen
9. Treat all mistakes as an opportunity to learn
10. Show grace to all and malice to none

#blacklivesmatter #blacklivestampa #black_lives_have_always_mattered #endhatred #bethechange

Real Estate Photos

Home for sale
Homosassa, Florida
– SOLD –
Located in the desirable
Oak Village North / Sugarmill Woods housing area

Price:  $259,900.00

FEATURES:
* 3 Bedrooms
* 2 Full bathrooms
* Den/home office
* Updated Kitchen
* 2 car Garage
* Heated Pool – Gas and solar

SAVE ON UTILITIES!  Uses well water for pool & lawn sprinklers.  City water for all other uses.

 

POOL & LANAI
Heated Pool – Gas and solar on the roof.  Also comes with a solar blanket for 3-way heating!
Fully Screened LanaiUses the smallest mesh available to keep critters out and the sunshine in!

Ask about how you’ll save money on chemicals by using the included Floatron solar water purifier!

KITCHEN
The kitchen Includes:

  • Granite counter tops
  • Upgraded appliances
  • Built-in wine fridge
  • Warming drawer
  • Breakfast nook

MASTER BED & BATH
The master wing Features

  • Large bedroom
  • Walk-in closet
  • Full bathroom includes two sinks, a large walk-in shower and soaking tub
  • A den that makes a perfect room for a baby’s room or home office

Highly survivable? Tell that to the thousands of people who have died? And explain to their families why your right to go out and party is more important than the lives of their loved ones.

You people are like drunks who get behind the wheel because you’ve done it before and no one got hurt. Previously. That last time.

This stuff is just common sense.

 

Fight abuse

So, I was catching up on my recordings of All Rise. If you get a chance, you should watch this show. The episode I watched included a plot line where one of the defense attorneys who had been abused by her husband was in this episode forced to defend an abuser.

I watched this woman spiral into depression and flashback.

I was struck by how powerful this episode was. How amazing an actress she is. I also felt shame as a man because this happens is happening on my watch. The things men do to women around the world is just wrong.

It’s not about being a hero. They don’t need us to be heroes. But they do need us to step up and say that’s not right. We should be their partners and just say enough is enough. They are our sisters, aunts, nieces and cousins.

Right now, there are men out there who know someone who is being abused. And if you just stand by and do nothing, then you are enabling the abuse.

SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING. DO SOMETHING. BE THE SOLUTION.

#reportabuse #realmen #respectforall

How to Start In Fashion Photography

There are many paths to being a Fashion photographer. As one other person recommended you can travel to one of the market cities and start by assisting another photographer. That is the traditional method and usually works best if you’re looking to start a career in professional fashion photography. In the US, that’s NY, LA and Miami.

Another is education. There are several schools that offer a formal education in photographic arts. Syracuse University springs to mind as they have a good photo curriculum. Stay away from the technical schools as they only want to separate you from your money.

Another way is to become a sponge and soak up as much education as you can. Online resources such as creativelive.com and free youtube videos are a great resource.

If you’re looking for inspiration, then focus on people out there doing what you want to do.

Online mentors such as
Matthew Jordan Smith – http://matthewjordansmith.com/
Lindsay Adler – https://www.lindsayadlerphotography.com

You can also find local people who want to market their creative fashions as well. Work with your friends and look at places like etsy.com for inexpensive clothes to photograph.

When I lived in Syracuse, I Started a fashion photography group. I had a studio and we held meetups that brought in multiple models, photographers, and MUA’s/stylists. That will probably happen again sometime this year here in Tampa when we find a studio space.

Either way you go, good luck.

EMPLOYERS SHOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN THEIR STAFF.

 
Earlier this week I commented that people who are laid off should seek training. Well the same idea goes for employers. Instead of laying people off, now is the time to invest in your staff and get them training.
Every company has people who are newer or lack some proper training. It’s also a great time to devote to OSHA standards and other industry related training.
In normal times the workload gets in the way of getting people the training they need. When things are quiet, you need to work at plugging the knowledge gaps.

Well-trained employees work faster better and more efficiently.

For managers, it’s a great time to mentor someone. Train the people below you so that they can do their jobs better and improve employee retention. It’s also a great time to train on soft skills such as customer service and self improvement. Get people’s minds in the right place and their work ethic will follow.
Also, if managers attend the classes with their staff, it builds a team oriented environment and shows that your focus is from the top down.

IF YOU’RE OUT OF WORK, DON’T JUST SIT AT HOME COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT

If you’re not taking advantage of this lull to polish or build new skills, then you’re a fool. Many people assume that when the stay at home order changes, they will get their old job back. In some cases, this will happen. But in a great many other cases it will not.
Companies will use the excuse to reduce their staff, and if you’re a less than stellar employee, they will use it to reduce their dead weight.
All this extra money floating around isn’t an excuse to party it up and buy new stuff. You should be taking online classes where possible to improve your skills. Also, use online resources to network with your boss so they don’t forget you when they start bringing people back. Ask them if there are any classes they would recommend you can take while at home.

If you’re working, pay down your debt. TIP: Don’t pay a small amount to each credit card. Pay 1 chunk to 1 card.

Save the money for bills in lean times, because when unemployment runs out, you still have to live. And whining about not having any money to your landlord while wearing $200.00 Reeboks is not going to help you. Don’t be like all these idiots walking out of Walmart with Big screen TV’s. Stay off Amazon.com. Don’t buy a new car.
Finally, if you’re still working, use your stimulus money to pay down your debt. See my article on how to pay off your credit cards.

How to cope with Covid.

Today, I ran my wife to work. Afterwords, instead of heading straight home, I jumped on 275 south. I drove south to route 60 and headed down the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Windows open and playing 70’s music. Today, was not a day to just listen to the music. It needed to be cranked up and sung to.

I’m still alive. I have my health. A place to live and a family I love.

Some of the songs on today’s play list:
Hooked on a feeling – Blue Swede
Sister Golden Hair – America
Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Shambala – Three Dog Night

MUA TFCD RELEASE

This document constitutes a binding contract between (“Makeup Artist”), and (“Photographer”), regulating the ownership and use of photographs and derivative works based thereupon (“Photos”) taken by Photographer of Makeup Artist on the date below for all lawful purposes, subject to the terms and conditions described below.

This is a non-commercial arrangement where Makeup Artist agrees that in exchange of Makeup Artist’s time, he/she shall receive processed photographs of the model in this photo shoot by Photographer in the quantity of 5 photographs at a minimum in JPEG format.

Delivery shall take place no later than 30 days after the date of this photo shoot. This delivery constitutes the whole obligation of the Photographer towards Makeup Artist. Photographer (and his/heirs, licensees or assigns) owns the copyright, moral rights and all other intellectual property rights to the Photos, with right of lawful disposition of any manner.

Photographer may use the photos for purposes related to promoting his photography business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites. Photographer will not sell or transfer publication rights to any of the Photos except with Makeup Artist’s prior consent.

Makeup Artist may use the photos for purposes related to the promotion of his/her Makeup Artist business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites.  Makeup Artist will not sell or transfer publication rights of any of the Photos without Photographer’s prior consent. Photos shall not be cropped, altered or distorted in any way when they are used to promote Makeup Artist’s Makeup Artist business.

Photographer has the moral right to be identified as the author of the Photos when copies of the Photos are presented to the public, and shall communicate this to publishers, designers, and other third parties acting on Makeup Artist’s behalf to create presentation material using the Photos. Any watermark and copyright notice that appear as part of a Photo must be left intact. Makeup Artist releases and agrees to hold Photographer (and/or his/her heirs, licensees or assigns) harmless from any claim or liability in connection with the publication or use of Photos in any manner or form, unless it can be clearly shown that the forgoing was maliciously caused, and produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting Makeup Artist to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.  Makeup Artist affirms that all poses, positions and situations enacted in the Photos covered in this release were entered into without coercion, force or threat, and were made freely by Makeup Artist with Makeup Artist’s full consent.

Makeup Artist hereby affirms that he/she is fully able to contract in his/her own name without breach of any prior agreement or applicable law, including, but not limited to, prior agreements with Makeup Artist and talent agencies.

Both Makeup Artist and Photographer affirms to have read this contract prior to its execution and agree to the contents thereof.

TFCD Model Release

This document constitutes a binding contract between (“Model”), and (“Photographer”), regulating the ownership and use of photographs and derivative works based thereupon (“Photos”) taken by Photographer of Model on the date below for all lawful purposes, subject to the terms and conditions described below.

This is a non-commercial arrangement where Model agrees that in exchange of modeling time, he/she shall receive processed photographs of Model by Photographer in the quantity of 5 photographs at a minimum in JPEG format.

Delivery shall take place no later than 30 days after the date of this photo shoot. This delivery constitutes the whole obligation of the Photographer towards Model. Photographer (and his/heirs, licensees or assigns) owns the copyright, moral rights and all other intellectual property rights to the Photos, with right of lawful disposition of any manner.

Photographer may use the photos for purposes related to promoting his photography business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites. Photographer will not sell or transfer publication rights to any of the Photos except with Model’s prior consent.

Model may use the photos for purposes related to the promotion of Model’s modeling business. This includes but is not limited to: advertising, portfolios, composite cards, exhibitions, contests, and promotional web sites.  Model will not sell or transfer publication rights of any of the Photos without Photographer’s prior consent. Photos shall not be cropped, altered or distorted in any way when they are used to promote Model’s modeling business.

Photographer has the moral right to be identified as the author of the Photos when copies of the Photos are presented to the public, and shall communicate this to publishers, designers, and other third parties acting on Model’s behalf to create presentation material using the Photos. Any watermark and copyright notice that appear as part of a Photo must be left intact. Model releases and agrees to hold Photographer (and/or his/her heirs, licensees or assigns) harmless from any claim or liability in connection with the publication or use of Photos in any manner or form, unless it can be clearly shown that the forgoing was maliciously caused, and produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting Model to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.  Model affirms that all poses, positions and situations enacted in the Photos covered in this release were entered into without coercion, force or threat, and were posed freely by Model with Model’s full consent.

Model hereby affirms that he/she is fully able to contract in his/her own name without breach of any prior agreement or applicable law, including, but not limited to, prior agreements with modeling and talent agencies.

Both Model and Photographer affirms to have read this contract prior to its execution and agree to the contents thereof.

Signature of Model’s parent or guardian, if Model is under 18 years of age)