Mike B (akamikeb)

Mike B (akamikeb)

is creating Glamour Photography and Tutorial Videos

88

patrons

Who?
I’m a Bay Area based photographer specializing in glamour, fashion and nude photography. My background is pretty simple - Twenty years ago I was a typical teenager growing up in Las Vegas, land of the implied nude. For me, a pocketed film camera was just as important to have on my person 24/7 as the keys to my getaway Volkswagen were. In these years I amassed an impressive collection of prints ranging from random parking lot fender benders to flirty pictures of girlfriends, the latter I’m assuming had the greater influence on my current work.

Why?
It’s no secret that photography is an expensive hobby, and regardless of clout or experience it’s still sometimes a struggle to lock down a shoot for various logistic and financial reasons. For example, the average private on-location photoshoot budget with a part-time model and no makeup artist or assistant can still cost upwards of a few hundred dollars. I used to personally fund these projects, but recent restrictions in income have hampered my ability to lock down talent and locations. This Patreon will help offset or fully fund future shoots and in return..
 

What you get..
In exchange for your support, I will be providing you exclusive photos, full resolution copies of images, behind-the-scenes videos and photos, full editing breakdown, the list goes on and on.. I have no issues sharing my decades of experience and secrets with you and I absolutely believe I can help you become a better photographer or even compositing/processing photoshop [email protected] ;)

The images are released in a rolling monthly window and then later will be posted to my Gumroad channel for purchase. If you're looking for a specific older set that doesn't seem to be available, feel free to message me directly and we'll work something out!
Tiers
Full Photo Sets
$10 or more per month
 Thank you for the support! At this tier you will get:
  • Access to the member feed which will include BTS photos, schedules, and more!
  • High res images of entire curated set which will be delivered directly
  • 50% Discount code to my Gumroad store for access to past month's sets
Exclusive BTS and Sexy Videos
$30 or more per month

 

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage, timelapses, and commentary explaining the technical and personal approaches to the shoot
    • BTS footage shot with gopros to give you a full understanding of the setup and execution of the set
    • Set walkthroughs and wardrobe discussions

 

  • Gain access to the full Lightroom processing video for nearly every series where you can see the final selection and the development process.


  •  Full length sexy music videos shot on location
For The Wardrobe Collector
$100 or more per month
I hand pick the wardrobe used in nearly every shoot and then never use them again so this is your chance to collect complete wardrobe sets from the scene of your choice (even past scenes, if available) each month. This is a VERY limited tier and is first come, first serve!
Sponsor A Shoot!
$300 or more per month
Patrons who select this tier will work with me directly to develop a theme, style and select a model* for an upcoming shoot. *Subject to model availability and approval
Includes Discord rewards
Exclusive Shoot
$1,000 or more per month
Same as above except the final images and video from the scene will be available exclusively to that Patron. There will be lots of prep for this so please be ready to make yourself available to discuss and outline the details for your shoot! 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
77% complete
Once we reach this point, there is very little I won't be able to achieve locally. There's even enough budget to fly in talent!
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Who?
I’m a Bay Area based photographer specializing in glamour, fashion and nude photography. My background is pretty simple - Twenty years ago I was a typical teenager growing up in Las Vegas, land of the implied nude. For me, a pocketed film camera was just as important to have on my person 24/7 as the keys to my getaway Volkswagen were. In these years I amassed an impressive collection of prints ranging from random parking lot fender benders to flirty pictures of girlfriends, the latter I’m assuming had the greater influence on my current work.

Why?
It’s no secret that photography is an expensive hobby, and regardless of clout or experience it’s still sometimes a struggle to lock down a shoot for various logistic and financial reasons. For example, the average private on-location photoshoot budget with a part-time model and no makeup artist or assistant can still cost upwards of a few hundred dollars. I used to personally fund these projects, but recent restrictions in income have hampered my ability to lock down talent and locations. This Patreon will help offset or fully fund future shoots and in return..
 

What you get..
In exchange for your support, I will be providing you exclusive photos, full resolution copies of images, behind-the-scenes videos and photos, full editing breakdown, the list goes on and on.. I have no issues sharing my decades of experience and secrets with you and I absolutely believe I can help you become a better photographer or even compositing/processing photoshop [email protected] ;)

The images are released in a rolling monthly window and then later will be posted to my Gumroad channel for purchase. If you're looking for a specific older set that doesn't seem to be available, feel free to message me directly and we'll work something out!

Recent posts by Mike B (akamikeb)

Tiers
Full Photo Sets
$10 or more per month
 Thank you for the support! At this tier you will get:
  • Access to the member feed which will include BTS photos, schedules, and more!
  • High res images of entire curated set which will be delivered directly
  • 50% Discount code to my Gumroad store for access to past month's sets
Exclusive BTS and Sexy Videos
$30 or more per month

 

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage, timelapses, and commentary explaining the technical and personal approaches to the shoot
    • BTS footage shot with gopros to give you a full understanding of the setup and execution of the set
    • Set walkthroughs and wardrobe discussions

 

  • Gain access to the full Lightroom processing video for nearly every series where you can see the final selection and the development process.


  •  Full length sexy music videos shot on location
For The Wardrobe Collector
$100 or more per month
I hand pick the wardrobe used in nearly every shoot and then never use them again so this is your chance to collect complete wardrobe sets from the scene of your choice (even past scenes, if available) each month. This is a VERY limited tier and is first come, first serve!
Sponsor A Shoot!
$300 or more per month
Patrons who select this tier will work with me directly to develop a theme, style and select a model* for an upcoming shoot. *Subject to model availability and approval
Includes Discord rewards
Exclusive Shoot
$1,000 or more per month
Same as above except the final images and video from the scene will be available exclusively to that Patron. There will be lots of prep for this so please be ready to make yourself available to discuss and outline the details for your shoot! 
Includes Discord rewards