Please see the Model Release section for important information.
On your shoot day, 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). 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).
NOTE: The FuriousFotog™ brand specializes in male model/couples photography and licensing for romance book covers (including those with diverse characters, genres, and storylines). As such, I no longer shoot general portraiture, cosplay, weddings, events, or gym/sponsorship shoots.
Recommended items for every FuriousFotog photoshoot:
Optional items to bring for themed book cover photoshoots (if owned or available):
Photographer-provided wardrobe and props for themed sets of book cover photos:
While shooting, we will be getting images of you in a variety of themed wardrobe/props for specific book genres that I will also provide (for example, sports like football and baseball, doctor, military, etc.).
Additional clothing tips:
The 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 as part of book cover photo shoots), and on location for country and urban backdrops.
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.
My goal for any shoot is to capture you in the best manner possible while providing a variety of looks consistent with my style. I strive to keep a relaxed, yet professional environment free of stress or other uncomfortable factors.
After The Shoot:
The Images of you may be licensed for romance book cover use. You will be 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).
As part of promotion, I will schedule periodic posts of you on my social media pages.
Please do not post PROOFS from the galleries online, as they are not edited and may already be under consideration for licensing by author clients.
Cancellations & Rescheduling:
Photoshoots that have to be cancelled shall be rescheduled as soon as possible, but only when both you and the Photographer's schedules mutually align to be convenient for both parties.
The Model Release Form is a required document that must be agreed upon and signed before the session.
There are two options for the Model Release Form, summarized below. You can also download a copy further down the page. 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.
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 instead of a Talent Fee per Image. Otherwise, the terms are identical to Option 1.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OPTIONS 1 & 2 ABOVE CANNOT BE COMBINED (i.e. you cannot be paid both a Talent Fee and a Day Rate). You must select one or the other.