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Model Mayhem #:
4279542
Last Activity:
Dec 09, 2022
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Mar 03, 2018
Genres:
n/a

About Me

I've studied portrait photography techniques through the writings of Lindsay Adler, David Ziser, Bryan Peterson, and Roberto Valenzuela.  What I love about photography -- including portrait work -- is the melding of both the technical and the creative/artistic process. Good photography is hard to achieve, but when you do it well -- you can create visual magic.

I'm looking for models who share a mutual interest and would like to have photos of themselves to build their portfolios.  My wife is my lighting assistant, and I live in the Kingstowne area of Northern Virginia (on the edge of Alexandria).

See the link below for a more comprehensive sample of my images -- which also include landscape, travel, and street photography:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/page1

If you would like to reach me, please leave a message on my cell phone: (571) 242-7089.

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"It was a pleasure to work with Mark. He is very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable, and had excellent communications before, during, and after the shoot. It is clear that Mark cares deeply about making a nice working experience for everyone and creating products of excellence. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone considering working with him. Thank you again, Mark!" Read less

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"Mark was wonderful to work with. He had helpful suggestions but also was open and supportive to my input. I felt comfortable working with him and we got some great shots. He is super nice also! I will definitely love to work with him again." Read less

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"It was a delight working with Mark and Lena. Both of them were very professional. They bought a stepping stool and lighting equipment with them, and made sure I was comfortable. Highly recommend!" Read less

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"It was a pleasure working with you and your wife. You both had a lot of creative ideas. look forward to working with you both again" Read less

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"Working with Mark C. Young and his wife was, by far, one of the best experiences I have had from a photoshoot. Mark is very knowledgeable about all the necessary technical skills needed to get the best shot; including lighting, posing, and editing. I learned so much from working with him and was able to grow as a model. Mark and his wife also created a very supportive and comfortable environment for a model. Mark put a lot of thought and planning into our shoot which was very helpful. I am extremely happy with the photos that were a result of our collaboration. I could not be happier and only have positive feedback! I definitely am looking forward to my next photoshoot with Mark and his wife. I highly, highly recommend working with them!!" Read less

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"Mark and Lena are examples of true professionals! Before the shoot, Mark was very prepared and took his time to visit multiple shoot locations to make sure we had the best one. He was very communicative and made sure all details would be flawless. At the shoot, Mark and Lena arrived on time with all the nice equipment. They both went out of their ways to make sure I was comfortable and worked so hard to make sure I had the best experience. Mark is very knowledgeable with all the lighting, and could detect details that one could easily overlook. After the shoot, Mark worked on the images very quickly which I really appreciated. I love the images that Mark took and am very happy with the experience. If you have an opportunity to work with Mark and Lena, take it!" Read less

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"Mark and his Wife Lena were such a pleasure to work with! I appreciated Mark's professionalism in discussing the details and what I hoped to achieve prior to the shoot. They were both very accommodating and patient, which made the shoot a very fun and comfortable experience. It was great to shoot in such a unique location, and I'm glad to have partnered with them to capture such beautiful images. Highly recommended!" Read less

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"Had a wonderful time shooting with Mark and his wife, Lena. They are a fantastic team. Mark is meticulous about his photography, and it shows in his work. The lighting Lena provides to exterior shoots is a real game changer. Highly recommend Mark and Lena." Read less

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"It was an amazing pleasure to work with Mark and his wife Lena! Both were friendly, professional, and patient as we were going through the shoots. They also came prepared to the site with a stepping stool and lighting equipment. Mark picked a wonderful setting that was conducive to the portraits we took. He was very knowledgeable about the lighting, angles, and posture I needed to take in order to look my best." Read less

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"Mark and Lena are wonderful to work with! They are both extremely professional. Mark is such a talented photographer with a very keen eye and he is attentive to detail. He will help find the best areas to shoot in when you're at your location based upon what you are wearing and he will help pose you as well because he is quite knowledgeable with that. Lena was invaluable with helping with lighting. The photos they take together I feel like would be very difficult to get with only relying on natural sunlight. I would highly recommend this amazing photographer and I can't wait to work with him again!" Read less

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"Working with Mark and Lena was indeed a treat. They both radiated warm, positive energy so much, so I was able to get comfortable in my poses. Great communication, positive energy, I felt safe it was a safe space to pull out my talent. Appreciate them both. Will be working together in May rounding up for another "art-tastic" good time. Also we were on site for over 4 1/2 hours they even offered me a snack. They got a friend in me. For sure!" Read less

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"Working with Mark and Lena Young was such a wonderful experience. They made sure I was comfortable the entire shoot and allowed me to express my creative ideas freely. Not only is Mark very professional, but his attention to detail and talented eye make for beautiful shots! I hope to work with these amazing individuals again!" Read less

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"Mark was a pleasure to work with! Leading up to the shoot, he listen to what I wanted and incorporated my requests into our photo shoot. He was very professional and completely transparent every step of the way and worked with me to make sure I had everything in place for the photo shoot to run smoothly. The picture turn around time was also very quick. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a photographer!" Read less

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