self-portraitThat's me there on the left. I generally try to stay on the other side of the camera, though. I started shooting way back when I was in elementary school. I used to shoot B&W film and, with a friend, we developed and printed some of it. My father was an influence on me and he always seemed to have his camera ready for every family event. I grew up looking at dad's slides and prints. I feel very comfortable with a camera in my hands. It's like an extension of my body and personality.

As I stated on he home page, I've shot almost everything imaginable over the years. I have about 5,000 shots of local birds. Do a Google search for "birds of western pennsylvania" and you'll find, right near the top of the search results, photos that I've taken of birds. Take a look at Al Reid's Photo Gallery for a sampling of my photography.

Over the last decade or so I began shooting portraits of my daughter and found that I really loved shooting studio portraits. Several years ago I began shooting portraits for family and friends and that led me to build my studio.

I really enjoy meeting and working with the local modeling community. It's a chance to be creative, try new things and have a bit of fun along the way. I'd love to share that fun with you while creating a beautiful set of photos for your portfolio.

Contact Information:

If your interested in working together please get in contact with me. Email: info@photographic-adventures.net
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I look forward to hearing from you.

My Studio

I have a well equipped studio available that I love to shoot in. It's 16x22 with high a vaulted ceiling. It provides space for just about anything that we might like to shoot. I have an ample supply of backdrops, lights, modifiers and accessories.

The studio is located in an addition to my home. This allows me to schedule on short notice and have all of my equipment readily available.

I have noticed that several models have stated in their profiles that they will not shoot in a home studio for safety reasons. While I appreciate the need for safety, it is my belief that shooting in my home provides more safety and security than going to a potentially abandoned building in a sparely populated commercial or industrial area. This is my home, where I live, and I would never do anything to jeopardize that. It is fairly easy to verify that I am in fact the owner of the property. It would be too easy to rent a space under an assumed name and, after a shoot, just disappear. Perhaps something to consider when deciding on the safety of a home studio.

For your safety, I recommend letting a friend or family member know where you are going and how long you plan to be there. Call when you arrive and again when you finish. Your safety is a important to me as it is to you.

Chaperone/Escort Policy

In general, I discourage models from bringing escorts and chaperones. We are all adults and can comport ourselves accordingly. But, if you feel that you need to be accompanied to a shoot, you must abide by this one simple policy. Chaperones/escorts will not be permitted on set during a shoot. There is a sitting room just outside the door where they can sit comfortably and quietly wait. If you plan to bring an escort to a shoot, it's best to state that early on in our planning and booking phases. Last minute surprises are not welcome.

I want you to feel safe and comfortable, but the distractions that come with chaperones on set are not conducive to a successful session. I hope you understand.