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-- I DO NOT ACCEPT TFCD. --
The best advice I can ever give to a model who asks me to view her work is that you are ONLY as good as the WORST image you have up to represent you. All models at one time or another shoot with a crappy photographer, that's how you get to the better ones. But, please, just because you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings doesn't mean that you need to use the unflattering images to represent you.
Most people want something for nothing. Somewhere something has gotten twisted. Suddenly, the MUA's, the models, the graphic artists, etc. are breaking away pieces of a photographer's shoot to burn their names into it. They demand all the credit. Ambitious people want to be paid when they can only boast an investment of a month or two, their portfolio weak and flimsy. Three photo shoots does NOT mean that this is your career. These lovely persons, with their dedication of a few weeks, suddenly grow an arrogance beyond comprehension. I feel the rise of choking anger, the need to fight for the little guys that have been overlooked in this cloying presumption. Beyond the trivialities, past the fact that photographer's have been reduced to the last bear on the totem pole, around the castles built on false hopes and shifting sands, lies a place where you can take back what made YOU as a PHOTOGRAPHER. It's called Copyright Law. It's a beautiful thing. It reminds us of the power that we hold in our hands as we point and press and release that shutter. No one, I repeat, NO ONE reserves any rights for any of my work, nor should they reserve the rights to yours. It is mine, and yours, alone.
This is our business, our livelihood...this is how we feed our families. Support your photographer and show your professionalism by taking the time to offer an alternative to these "Give Me Everything for Nothing" TFCDs!
I do not shoot nudes. I'm not interested in them.
I have a confidence in myself and in what I create. I know that I will work myself into a frenzy to deliver the best that I can to my models. With that said, I want my models to know that in the two hours that we shoot, I am striving to create something unique to their portfolio. In the 48 hours of post editing, I am eating, breathing, NOT sleeping, and living on the Post Editing Table for YOU. Period.