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Added by fizzy - 1 April 2018
Paul booked myself and my friend RubyRosetta yesterday for a duo shoot while we were touring Portsmouth. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was very kind and gave us lots of breaks, kept us supplied with tea, and also allowed us to view the images as we worked in order to make suggestions. He also has a good eye for flattering images. He is such a lovely man and I very much recommend him.
Added by tanyacooney1234 - 9 Jan 2017
had a brilliant shoot with biggles yesterday he was so professional and very welcoming we created some super images together. I hope to work together again soon I was really impressed with also the pre comms. he's such a pleasure to work with thanks paul
Added by PixieeLou - 21 Nov 2016
So I was able to finally shoot with Paul again! I've known him for 4 years now and would recommend him to any model. I was feeling down with a cold where I couldn't really breathe properly yet Paul made the shoot enjoyable and really helped me with my self confidence. Would happily shoot with him again !
Added by Ronnie97 - 6 May 2016
I had my very first shoot with Paul about a week ago and another one yesterday. I cannot thank Paul enough for his amazing hard work. At first I was very nervous and was t body comfortable at all and after the first hour Paul gave me very good directions an offered loads of support! I loved both my shoots with Paul and he is such a great character, and offers amazing snacks to!! Thank you so much Paul for all your help and support will be working with you a lot! Only thing to add- more pick and mix sweets next time?:) Definatly got a friend for life!
Added by BELLASWAN - 28 Oct 2015
I had my first shoot with Paul a few days ago :) We had planned for the shoot to be on a different day but due to me it ended up being pushed rapidly! When a shoot comes suddenly it often lacks planning but this shoot was just like it should have been - natural, relaxed and well structured. For starters Paul is a gentlemen Smile He picked me up from the train station and while we drove out to his lovely house he gave me an expert tour guide spiel about the area which was really lovely and just made me feel totally at ease. As we pulled up to his house he told me there was only one(ish) rule: treat his home as though it were my own and if I were making tea for myself he would take a white - Simple and the kind of thing that lets you know straight away that the shoots going to be good. Indeed I made myself at home and after opening a bag of pick 'n' mix Paul got down to setting up lighting and we were away! We got amazing pictures straight away - i've never had a shoot where so many pictures were good and its a testament to him as a photographer! :D Paul allowed breaks whenever I wanted (although I tried not to because I didn't want to miss too much time) and throughout the shoot we talked non stop from past shoots, to music and planning for our next shoot(s). I really recommend Paul as he is a lovely man and a great photographer :D
Added by amelie_alden - 31 Aug 2015
I've known Paul for a very long time, and shot with him again yesterday. He is one of the most genuine people you'll meet in this game, a great photographer, and a very accommodating host. We got some gorgeous pics in a range of styles, and the shoot was a lot of funand one where I was entirely comfortable shooting styles that suited me best, I would absolutely recommend him if you're looking for a really relaxed, fun shoot, with a flexible brief to suit what you do best, and really nice chat in between. :)
Added by AlishaaRawrr - 18 July 2015
I had a fantastic shoot with Paul! He is super professional and respectful of my wishes. However, he is also very relaxed too, which was great! It's great to meet someone who can be so professional and so chilled out at the same time. His communication was great all through out organizing and during the shoot, and the conversation flowed very easily. I felt very welcomed and at home. We took many breaks during the shoot so I felt extremely comfortable. Paul offered me a lot of food and tea - which was great! We got a lot of time to sit and chat as well as taking a lot of pictures which I am very happy with! I recommend Paul 100% and I look forward to when we can shoot together again in the future!
Added by MsQuinn - 22 Feb 2015
Paul is an absolute pleasure to work with. From organising the shoot and all the pre-communication - which was fantastic, to doing everything he could to make me feel extremely comfortable on the day I couldn’t have asked for more. It was my first lingerie shoot and Paul was a fantastic support from beginning to end. He’s great at giving direction, but also allowed me my own input and thoughts/ choices I wanted to make. He is very respectful and great at building confidence and I’d definitely recommend him to anyone. All Paul’s work is done straight from camera. I will certainly be re-booking another shoot with him in the future ☺
Added by Kealeyanne123 - 14 Oct 2015
Well well well... What can i say about this complete an utter gentleman! I went to the beautiful Cyprus again this year, and yet again I was amazed with Paul! (mainly for putting up with all the girls) but his ability to make anyone feel so comfortable, and his amazing skills with his cameras! You will never have a dull shoot with Paul! I done my first ever art nude shoot with Paul last year and thanks to him I am very comfortable with myself, let alone in front of the camera! I can not thank Paul enough! I am very pleased with the images that I have got each time I have had a shoot with him and I would highly recommend anyone from anywhere to shoot with him if/when you can! !! Grab the opportunity and run with it !! Hope to not leave shooting too long again this time! xxxx
Added by vivalajuicey - 18 Oct 2015
My second time shooting in a Lovley island with Paul and several other models. Kind pleasant man would do anything and everything to make sure your comfortable, very professional, Lovley locations ,stunning villa could not thank Paul enough for the 2nd chance away. Pre organisation is brilliant picked up and dropped at the air port. Very genuine and a very good photographer if you haven't worked with Paul your missing out highly recommend xx
Added by Dinkiedanie - 14 May 2014
Paul was one of the first photographers that I worked with. He was my first lingerie. He couldn't have made me feel more comfortable and at home if he had tried. Fantastic to work with gives great feedback during and after shooting. His images are stunning and all straight from camera. I cannot wait to arrange another shoot with Paul and work with him again :)
Added by hannahhhemily - 20 Aug 2013
This was my first shoot that I had done in about a year I was really shy at first but with a little help from Paul I soon got in to the shoot and began to really enjoy it. Paul gave really good directions and was fun to work with. He was full of conversation which was nice as this helped to ease me being nervous. I would work with him again and I would recommend him to anyone. The photos have came out really nice and I am extremely impressed with them. Thank you Paul.
Added by AngelEyes10 - 19 May 2013
I worked with paul for the first time yesterday i had a fun and joyful experiance his pre comms were execellent and when i met him he was nothing but nice and friendly he also gives good advice too, thank you for a great shoot and ill look forward to the images and working with you again :) xx
Added by camy - 19 May 2013
I had the pleasure of shooting with Paul at Gosh Studios yesterday. He is a brilliant photographer and most important a very social and respectful person- I even got some chocolate from him!!! I really enjoyed our shoot and I would definitely work with him again. Highly recommended!! Thank you Paul Camy xxx
Added by Devilyn - 7 May 2013
I had a shoot with Paul last weekend. I would very much recommend him, he made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He is a funny guy who made me laugh. The shoot went by very quickly and I loved the outcome of the photo's. He is brilliant at giving directions and was very helpful throughout the shoot. He gave me a boost in my confidence and I hope to work with him again soon.
Added by Gemalem31 - 9 Jan 2013
Have worked with Paul 2 times now and both shoots went very well, he knows how to give you confidence in front of the camera and gives good direction! I would definitely recommend him as a photographer to work with :)
Added by AameeSnow - 9 Nov 2012
Had an impromptu shoot with Paul, and it's sparked my modelling. He's patient, kind, creative and easy to work with whilst at all times staying highly professional. He gave me all the hints and tips on how to model and thanks to him seeing something in me I now have more photographers at my door and paid shoots on their way! He's a pleasure to work with and any model is lucky to have a shoot with him. Highly recommended x
Added by Esprit - 5 Nov 2012
I was lucky enough to travel to Cyprus for a weeks shoot with Paul and another model, Megan. I thouroughly enjoyed my week away spending time with both Paul and Megan. Paul is an absolute gengleman, hes very kind, caring and very respectful. Shooting with him is laid back and fun. He produces great images of which i can add to my portfolio, so a big thank you! I would recommend any model, whether your beginner or an experienced model, Paul makes you feel at ease and relaxed when shooting. Thank you so much Paul for taking me to Cyprus, i enjoyed every second of it, was an absolute pleasure. Kimberley
Added by robynstore20 - 31 Aug 2012
I had my first shoot with Paul today and let's just say I loved every minute of it. He made me feel very comfortable straight away and he's very chatty too. He met me at the station and walked back to his studio. Overall very friendly and loving guy, book a shoot with him and you'll honestly not regret a single moment of it! Look forward to another shoot with Paul soon and to see the pictures as well. Thank you so much again xx
Added by jasminebmarie - 27 July 2012
i had my very first photo shoot with paul a few months ago, he was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. Paul gave me great guidance and i found a new confidence in myself,i would definaly recommend paul :) thank you so much xx
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United Kingdom, England, Hampshire, Portchester
Photographer
Last Login:
19 hours ago
Date Joined:
11 Sep 2008
Last Updated:
31 May 2018
Levels:
Up to nude
Experience:
Experienced
Will Accept:
Paid work or TFP/CD
Swimwear
Lingerie
Glamour
Nude
Topless

Hi. I’m Paul Thompson and live in Portchester, situated between Portsmouth and Fareham in Hampshire, now turned Sixty but still a big kid at heart. I’ve been into photography since about the age of nine and covered most aspects; portraiture, studio, darkroom, landscapes, weddings, glamour, public relations, technical etc, but really take greatest pleasure in my studio work as I love portraiture. I'm very passionate about black & white portraits and head & shoulder shots. In a previous life I think I was probably a failed artist; given the chance I body-paint my subject, although I'm possibly better with a camera than a brush. I enjoy location work and the use of natural light

I spent almost Twenty Four years in the RAF and am very well travelled, living and working overseas in various locations. My sports included Judo, Athletics, Mountaineering and Sailing.

I'm now using Nikon digital equipment as well as some film. I believe that “editing” should be in camera; but will also edit some images after a shoot; anything that I could do in a darkroom and can do on a PC being acceptable to me. I like to think I’m a photographer and not some computer “geek” playing god and trying to improve on nature. I also believe that the art of photography is to capture an accurate likeness of the subject matter. A scenes of crime / forensic photographer, war correspondent / conflict photographer all seek perfection by not altering an image, showing what is in front of them, yet in glamour, it now seems to be the "norm" to change the subject completely to suit the person capturing that image! I don't "Photoshop" an image neither do I work in "Raw", currently with digital all I do is in JPEG format and very little editing!

I like working with new models who are looking to expand their portfolio and gain modelling experience, I get to work with someone fresh and a little unsure, almost like a blank canvas to the artist. The model gains in experience, images for their portfolio and all costs are covered, unlike most I welcome chaperone's, friends / family to the shoot. It is very rare for me to only work with a model just once, most come back times over. Laughter is a universal language, have fun on a shoot and the images will speak for themselves!

TFCD / TFImages:

Unlike a lot of photographers, I believe that if the model is offering TFCD, gives 100% effort, then they are entitled to a copy of ALL the images taken on the shoot. As previously mentioned, I don't "Photoshop", so at the end of a TFCD shoot and after a basic edit, I will download all images at low definition there and then for the model to take with them or will post / email as requested. These images can be used by the model as they wish, however the intention is to select images for full editing, their choice, but they are not to be sold and the copyright remains with me.

Body paint / Body art:

Whilst I'm happy to undertake a body paint / art shoot on TFCD basis, if it is your back you want painting, ok by me but please bear in mind that it will be the paint job itself rather than your modelling skills that will be on show. Whilst a back gives me a large surface area to work on, it is not easy to use a back image to show the models full potential.

Paid shoots:

If I agree to a paid shoot, I would expect the model to work to at least topless levels, I don't do implied / swimwear / lingerie on a paid shoot, but am willing to shoot these levels on a TFCD basis (not paid)

Thank you for getting this far

Best wishes

Paul :)

Experience
"A" level in Photography. Trained and experience of video production

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