The FuriousFotog® brand specializes in male model/couples photography and licensing for romance book covers (including those with diverse characters, genres, and storylines).
FuriousFotog does not shoot general portraiture, cosplay, weddings, events, or gym/sponsorship shoots.
I’m not a standard fitness or lifestyle photographer since I license the Images I take of clients for the romance book industry instead of just general portfolio work like most photographers out there. That means the process is a little unique and may be different than what you’ve experienced before and/or are used to and is limited to persons over the age of eighteen (18).
Book cover photography is very different from portrait/portfolio photography on the business side, therefore it is important to demonstrate professional courtesy relative to shooting with other book cover photographers after scheduling a session with Furious Fotog. Keep things in mind such as:
We can shoot whenever you feel your best, but a bonus with working with me for book covers is you can shoot these images at any time - whether cutting or bulking (in fact, photos where clients are not at their leanest generally sell better).
My home studio is located in Athens, Alabama. This small town is situated about thirty minutes north of Huntsville International Airport (code HSV), about an hour and a half north of Birmingham Airport (code BHM), and about an hour and a half south of Nashville Airport (code BNL).
On your shoot day, try to arrive on time for your session.
The normal start time for sessions is 9:00 a.m. unless booked during a specific travel session.
This allows time for mandatory paperwork (the Model Release) and sorting the wardrobe you have brought.
The Model Release section below contains important information on Furious Fotog's paperwork and a copy that you can review in advance. The form is normally signed digitally by the model before the shoot commences at the session.
To promote the shoot and attempt to get sales, the Photographer routinely schedules Images to post on their social media accounts. Feel free to share these Images on your own.
Unfortunately, due to both persistent thievery and trademark requirements, Images posted to social media must bear the FuriousFotog® watermark.
When an Image is licensed, a promotional post may be made to indicate the sale.
Because proofs are unedited and there may be a potential sale of an "unseen" Image, please do not post proofs from the review galleries online.
The Model Release Form is a required document that gives consent and protects both Model Images and the Photographer from misuse of Images.
There are two options for the Model Release Form which are summarized below. They cannot be combined. However, in both cases, the release protects your Model Images from being used for pornographic or otherwise defamatory purposes, so there's no need to worry.
This is the Standard Release used for book cover photoshoots.
This is a Special Release that is used for photoshoots where the Photographer shall pay the Model for their time at a prearranged Day Rate for the sole purpose of shooting Model Images without any further compensation. In this case, the Model is being been paid for their time only via the prearranged Day Rate (in a one-and-done deal), instead of a Talent Fee per Image. Otherwise, the terms are identical to Option 1.