Little Plans: Modeling and a NEW TFP

Little Plans: Modeling and a NEW TFP

Two aspects of my business revolve around modeling and TFP. If you’re not familiar, TFP is a photographer/model term used to describe a sort of “trade” agreement in which the model and photographer both agree to trade for equivalent services. It’s a trust matter. Sometimes the photographer doesn’t deliver and sometimes the model doesn’t deliver.

I want to offer a better TFP.

Because I want a better TFP, I want to know your experiences with TFP. Whether you’re a photographer, videographer, musician, model, actor/actress, or a complete newbie (or seasoned pro), I want to know your experiences and stories.

Good, bad, ugly? Let me know. It remains private. I can take it.

Interested? Click here for more info and to submit the survey.

Everything will be kept completely confidential: I’m using this to build a new type of TFP plan. One with choices and real benefits for a modern, electronic, social media world.

So, please fill out this short survey. I strongly encourage your elaboration. The devil, as they say, is in the details. I want your stories, good, bad, or indifferent.

What’s Up (May 2018)

Big Plans, Little Plans, Modeling, New TFP

Big Plans

I started working on a new plan for Techno Obscura. I’ve been working on it for months, actually. Little pieces turned into bigger and bigger efforts requiring more and more research. I’m finally getting to implementing it now.

What is it? I’m tired of being spread out. I have a website, all my stock media sites, various social media sites, a few portfolio sites, and I still don’t have time to keep them all updated while also helping my wife with her business. I’m just worn too thin to be effective anymore. What’s the fix?

First, the website is in dire need of work. I haven’t updated it in ages and its costing me business and making more trouble than its worth. To be fair, I’ve been working very hard with my wife to ensure the long-term success of WeeGonza Bazaar. Mostly photo and video work as well as a lot of art and making some awesome new products for her. After Phoenix Comic Fest, in only a couple weeks, I will begin working on my website and new content full time. I will still be working with my wife, but I’ll be taking more of an advisory role while we basically trim the fat and focus exclusively on our web “experience.”

Modeling and new TFP

If you want to see more about TFP, please visit this post: Little Plans: Modeling and a NEW TFP. If you just want to see the survey form, it’s here: TFP Survey Page.

Exciting times ahead!

Cute Vampire Girl Quick Post

Little Vampire Girl
A Little Vampire Girl at night in pink and ready for a night of devouring humans.

Just put this one up on my store. You can see it here.

She is one of my new Photoshop paintings from some set test photos from 2014 for some stock video I shot with a Halloween/Vampire theme.

We used some fake fangs – the cool ones that go on each tooth. 

The moon (showing the ISS in transition) and night sky star photos are from NASA.

Total time spent: about 6-7 hours over 2 days.

Stock-ing Stuffers

Techno Obscura Stock Circuit Board
Techno Obscura Stock Circuit Board with image file details.

I’ve posted hundreds of photos up for stock in the last couple weeks. I figured I would sift through my old files and see what I had in the vaults over the holidays. I also rediscovered some lost hard drives back in October and more in November that also had many terabytes of good, quality photo and video content. I knew I would find some, but I genuinely wasn’t prepared for the volume of stock that I found.

In all, I wound up finding over 350 images that met the criteria I was seeking. Beyond that, I narrowed it down to just under 300 after poring over some files that had serious (not feasible for fixing) issues which were not apparent on first review. Only when viewed at 100% was the issue apparent. Now, as a matter of course, I carefully examine each photo at 100% for detailed issues. Continue reading “Stock-ing Stuffers”