TFP (time for prints, trade for prints, or sometimes test for prints)
is a trade agreement between a photographer and a model, whereby the
photographer agrees to shoot the model and the model agrees to pose for
the photographer, without either one paying the other.
This is the most common method used by both photographers and models alike to build their portfolios when they are first starting out, and to keep their portfolios fresh and up to date with new material after they are established and throughout the rest of their careers.
It's a fact that some of my favorite images that I have created have been through TFP arrangements. And, as a
photographer, I am always on the
lookout for someone or something new and different to photograph.
When my scheduling permits, I am happy to shoot TFP, whether it's to help start or build your portfolio or just to create an image that we both can appreciate and enjoy.
New models with creative ideas and those who like to experiment with new ways to create beautiful images are always welcome.
TFP shoots are frequently shot here in my Dothan studio where you will have full use of the dressing room and makeup area to help you achieve just the look you want. I also have hundreds of dresses, formal gowns, and shoes that you are free to use during the session.
Location shoots are possible in Dothan, Enterprise, Daleville, Ozark and from time to time Troy and Panama City but are subject to my schedule and will incur a travel charge.
If you're interested in shooting TFP I encourage you to reach out and contact me.
I enjoy shooting most everything.
In particular I really enjoy the work of Peter Coulson who I consider to be my most inspirational mentor. I am always on the lookout for a model that might be interested in emulating some of his beautiful shots.
Peter is a mild mannered soft spoken man from Australia who produces some of the most beautiful portraits I've seen. Prior to Covid Peter was fortunate enough to have had a long standing career as a world famous fashion photographer. During the Covid lockdowns Peter soared to popularity with his series of Youtube videos featuring himself and his muse Bec.
If you've never heard of Peter you should check out this video. Like Peter I've been fortunate to have worked with a couple of inspirational muses. I find that this sort of collaborative effort between the photographer and the model produces the type of work that I am the most satisfied with and proud of.