People always ask, ‘How long have you been a photographer?” Its not a simple answer. I can say I picked up a camera in 2004-2005. But I certainly didnt consider myself a photographer back then. I believe I finally grasped enough of the skills around 2011. So my current answer is four years.
in the 80’s I had a injury that plunked me in a wheelchair. I did my (rehab) time at Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado. They tried to teach me how to deal with all the people who would be thinking or hinting that I cant be a photographer. Truth be told, most just try to ignore me or hope I’ll go away.
I’m very lucky to work for an organization that hired me in part to take photos. So I shoot quite a bit of commercial work almost every day. If I’m not shooting, I’m planning a shot, or creating marketing material. I also have the time to photograph a lot of amazing people, and events for myself. Primarily I shoot sports, often adaptive sports such as Paralympic competitions. I also shoot editorial and commercial work for people and businesses that are often associated with the disabled community. And of course I really enjoy shooting all sports that may have fast moving objects, blunt force and cheerleaders.
I shoot Nikon. Currently I use the D4s and the D800. I own most lenses needed for any type of project. I have a studio and sufficient lighting. My addiction in life is acquiring odd gadgets that allow me to take unique photos.
Q1: Hi. I work for a non-profit organization. We just love your photos. Can we have them for free?
Answer: Probably not. You’re welcome to ask but I already donate my time and imagery to numerous organization who I believe benefit from the donation. If you do want me to consider your cause, send me plenty of details. Please be prepared for me to ask if you are being compensated for your time. If so, I’ll be curious why we cant both be appreciated commensurately.
Q2: You took my photo at a recent event. Can I have it for free?
Answer: My photos are always for sale at www.worthingtonvisuals.com. However, If you are an amateur athlete or similar, the answer is probably yes. Sometimes I have to decline because I was hired by an organization that controls the distribution. But I am happy to provide a low-res Facebook photo for free. My hope is you give me credit when and where possible.
Q3: What are your rates?
Answer: I like this question! The answer is that it depends. I have daily rates and my photos can be licensed depending on usage. The best way to get my prices as they apply to your project is to write me and explain why it’s such a cool project.
Welcome to the blog for WV. Here's you'll find a recap of the photo projects I'm working on.
I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I shoot mostly lifestyle, and sports photography. In particular I shoot, adaptive sports, events and people within the disability community. I work with athletes, models and plenty of everyday people.