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Modeling Information (WHAT TO BRING, ETC.)

Please try to arrive on time for your session (normal start time is 9:00 or 9:30) to allow time for mandatory paperwork (Model Release) and payment processing. Be sure to bring a driver's license or official government issued ID. 


My studio is located in Athens, AL. (physical address provided upon booking).

This 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).


Recommended items for every FuriousFotog photo shoot:

  • A selection of jeans with plain, well-fitting tee shirts and tank tops/a-shirts (for general clothed and shirtless stock). Note: brands cannot be shown in the final product, so smaller logos are preferred.
  • A button up shirt (any solid color).
  • Footwear will not be photographed, so wear something comfortable.  If shooting in outdoor water, bring shoes (flip-flops, etc.) for wading.
  • It is better to have too many options than not enough.


Optional items to bring (if owned/available):

  • Full suit or business casual clothes like khakis (for businessman stock)
  • Zip-up hoodie (for fighter/bad boy stock)*
  • Leather jacket (for bad boy stock)*
  • Caps/hats and other accessories.
  • Sports wear (plain shorts, etc)
  • Themed looks from work or daily life, such as cowboy hats, firefighter equipment, or construction wear.
  • Logos or specific rank/firehouse/department information will not be present in final shots that are posted online or used on book covers.


Themed sets:

While shooting, we will be getting images of you in a variety of themed wardrobe/props for specific book genres (e.g. sports like football and baseball, doctor, military, SWAT, etc.).


Additional clothing tips:

  • Solid colors are best. Try to avoid patterns and extremely bright colors as they do not photograph well.
  • Clothes should fit well and be free of wrinkles. Tighter fits are preferred but not required.
  • Clothing with various textures and layers (vests, jackets) can add interest. Worn or distressed clothing can also add some distinction to the shoot.
  • To make your eye color pop, consider the following: Blue eyes may be enhanced by a blue, green, brown or gray shirts. Green eyes with earthy tones or subtle grays. Brown and hazel eyes tend to have a wider range of colors that enhance them.


Number of looks:

There is no set limit to the number of looks in the photography session; the only limit is time.


Where photos will be taken:

General shoots occur in studio on a black backdrop, interiors (only if relaxed lifestyle, bedroom, or shower/wet shots are taken), and on location for country and urban backdrops.

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Preparation:

Arrive with clean skin lightly moisturized. It is strongly suggested that you do not experiment with new skincare products or facials close to the day of your shoot. Please do not use bronzer or apply tanning color as it tends to appear blotchy and unnatural in photos and will require additional time and cost to correct.


If you are planning to tan before our shoot date and are prone to skin redness after tanning, please ensure enough days have passed from the tanning session to avoid having reddish skin tones during the shoot. For a physique-oriented shoot, we may apply some oil/gel for added sheen and muscularity.


Please note that hair and makeup services are not provided as part of the shoot, so please arrive camera-ready and bring any hair or makeup product if any touch-ups or adjustments are necessary.


The Photo Shoot:

It is recommended you arrive on time before the shoot the time, though no earlier than 10 min as I may be finishing up with another client or preparing for our shoot. Arriving later will shorten your booked shoot time; payment due applies to the entire scheduled duration. Paperwork and payment will be completed before the commencement of the shoot. Credit card or check is accepted on site, or prepayment via PayPal.


My goal for any shoot is to capture the model in the best manner possible while providing a variety of looks and styles which will give them a great selection of images to choose from -- consistent with my style. I strive to keep a relaxed, yet professional environment free of stress or other uncomfortable factors.


After The Shoot:

Please refer the Rates or your signed Model Release for full details, as it may vary depending on the photography package purchased. Images may be licensed for romance book cover use, with the model paid appropriate fees for use of the image in this capacity (either as a rate for their time ["Day Rate"] or per image ["Talent Fee"], as agreed upon and signed in their Model Release). 


Cancellations & Rescheduling:

Shoots that are canceled on the part of the Photographer will include an automatic refund of the retainer if rescheduling is not possible. Other cancellations are subject to the most current terms and conditions. 

The Model Release Form

The Model Release form is a required document that must be signed before commencement of any photo shoot.


OPTION 1 

The standard release used for most photo shoots, paid or TFP. 

  • It grants consent for Model Images to be shared online by the Photographer, at their professional discretion.
  • It allows Model Images to be offered for potential licensing for use on book covers with compensation per image as a prearranged "Talent Fee". 
  • It allows the Photographer to use the Images for their own projects and advertising without additional royalties or payments to the Model (e.g. business cards, calendars, etc.).


OPTION 2

Used for specific photo shoots where the Photographer shall pay the Model for their time at a prearranged "Day Rate" for the sole purpose of shooting Images.

  • It grants consent for Model Images to be shared online by the Photographer, at their professional discretion.
  • It allows Model Images to be offered for potential licensing for use on book covers without further compensation, since the Model has already been paid for their time via the prearranged day rate. 
  • It allows the Photographer to use the Images for their own projects and advertising without additional royalties or payments to the Model (e.g. business cards, calendars, etc.).


DON'T BE "THAT MODEL" AND GREEDY. OPTIONS 1 & 2 CANNOT BE COMBINED!

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