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Model Mayhem #:
4279542
Last Activity:
Jun 21, 2024
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
Time for Print
Joined:
Mar 03, 2018

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/157297372@N04/page1

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

Or email me at [email protected]

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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 is such a professional and an amazing photographer. I have nothing but great things to say about him. Great attention to details and also provided me multiple poses. I felt very comfortable with Mark during the entire photoshoot. He is not only courteous but inputs tips and ideas to make the photoshoot a success. I highly recommend Mark for any photography needs." Read less

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"It was a pleasure to work as a model with Mark as photographer for a recent photoshoot in his studio. He has a great eye and aesthetic for capturing and accentuating the best features in a model’s face and pose. I enjoyed the experience of the shoot and felt at ease to work together. He had a well organized set up and offered a nice space for wardrobe and makeup. I loved the final photographs and would highly recommend him as a photographer!" Read less

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"Thank you Mark for a great and productive session. Working with you was very clear and no surprises! I agree the results were excellent. I absolutely recommend other models work with you." Read less

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"It was a pleasure to work with Mark. He made sure I felt comfortable in his space and executed my vision perfectly. He was very fast with producing the final images and gave me all of the raw files. You can tell he has a passion for photography. We helped each other grow as creatives and I am open to working with him again." Read less

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"Mark is an awesome and professional photographer, and I enjoyed every bit of our interactions, thank you for the quick turnaround time, as well as accommodating me for our first photoshoot in your studio. Will definitely be back for more!" 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 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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FunGlam Photo · Photographer

Thank you for the nice photo comments! You are very kind. Your own work is terrific.

06-03-2024
Toutportrait · Photographer

Thank you very much Mark for the superb, very detailed comments you left me for the recent portrait photos of Elodie, Alicia, Wanda and Justine! I really like your portraits and models too. Good photos and thanks again! Kind regards, Hervé

06-02-2024
Toutportrait · Photographer

Thank you very much for this magnificent comment on the portrait of the beautiful Camille! This goes straight to our hearts and encourages us enormously! Thank you very much and really all my deep gratitude dear Mark! Take care of yourself! Kind regards, Hervé

05-28-2024
Toutportrait · Photographer

I wanted to say a big thank you for your wonderful comment on Wendy's summer portrait in golden light. We are truly very flattered and honored. It’s also a real pleasure to see your magnificent work with all these wonderful models that you photograph so talentedly! I am delighted to follow what you are doing also with admiration! Greetings Sonceres! Hervé

05-23-2024
Toutportrait · Photographer

Hello Mark! Just wanted to drop by and express my gratitude for your kind and thoughtful comments on my recent photos. Your words truly mean a lot to me! Thank you for taking the time to appreciate and acknowledge the work. It's immensely motivating and inspiring. Looking forward to sharing more with you in the future! Cheers!

05-04-2024