Forums > Critique > How much should you be paid? I'll tell you.

Model

Sara Snow

Posts: 22

Los Angeles, California, US

How much for me?

Nov 15 12 05:56 pm Link

Photographer

Alicia Hansen Photo

Posts: 1964

Durango, Colorado, US

Brianmyersphotography wrote:
So i dont get it then,  I just graduated from college and trying to get into the photography world. so if the photographer is the one who should be getting paid then why are there so many models out there who wont shoot unless you pay them? if i am going to drive somewhere to photograph the model, set up and everything, then should i be the one getting paid. not them?

Not necessarilly, no. hmm

Your mistake is assuming that "the photographer is the one who should be getting paid." Why do you think this?

Being a photographer doesn't automatically mean you put more effort into a shoot than the model. Modeling is a job like any other.
A quality model deserves to be compensated for her time just as much as you deserve to be compensated for yours.

/Hijack.

Nov 15 12 06:12 pm Link

Model

Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

Penny for your thoughts tongue

Nov 15 12 08:24 pm Link

Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

Oh man. I don't normally join forum things but I'm curious!

And I totally think TFP is valuable. Collaborations can be worth much more than money, especially if you love what you do.
Until you need to pay the bills.....

Nov 15 12 08:49 pm Link

Model

Heather Smythe

Posts: 367

Sacramento, California, US

? smile

Nov 16 12 06:59 am Link

Photographer

David Sheldrick

Posts: 719

London, England, United Kingdom

ineterested smile

Nov 16 12 07:09 am Link

Model

IrynaS

Posts: 18

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'd like to know tongue

Nov 19 12 10:01 am Link

Model

Jean Pierre Betancur

Posts: 38

Los Angeles, California, US

I would love to know

Nov 19 12 11:21 am Link

Photographer

Imageography

Posts: 6768

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

I currently am not charging. Should I be ?

Nov 19 12 11:32 am Link

Model

Karen Vi

Posts: 1

San Antonio, Texas, US

I'd like to know. How much should I be paid?

Nov 19 12 11:49 am Link

Model

PENELOPE MACHINE

Posts: 7

New York, New York, US

What should I be paid? Curious if it lines up with my rates!

Nov 19 12 01:42 pm Link

Photographer

Maura Housley

Posts: 540

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Would love to know if I am charging what you think is right : )

Nov 19 12 06:58 pm Link

Model

Christopher Meadows

Posts: 147

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Please do tell

Nov 19 12 08:57 pm Link

Makeup Artist

MUA Alexandra Angelone

Posts: 28

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I'm curious if you're willing!

-Alexandra

Nov 19 12 10:16 pm Link

Model

Samantha Liana

Posts: 2638

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ooh what about mee??

Nov 19 12 10:23 pm Link

Model

Leila Aly

Posts: 139

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Curious.

Nov 20 12 07:17 am Link

Model

Jade Aurora

Posts: 42

Detroit, Michigan, US

What about me?

Nov 20 12 07:26 am Link

Model

KatieMariexo

Posts: 259

New York, New York, US

I'm curious

Nov 20 12 07:30 am Link

Model

BackInTime

Posts: 84

Norco, California, US

Great thread, love to hear your thoughts.

Nov 20 12 07:37 am Link

Model

Melodye Joy

Posts: 545

Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

CMW Media wrote:
So this thread is inspired by all of the profiles I've come across lately that say "Paid Assignments Only"

I'll give you my honest opinion about how much and if you should be paid.

*Some people I will even suggest pay others to help them, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're bad, just that you need to work with a higher level of photographers or models, and that you may need to pay them to accomplish it.

*Also, in my opinion, no one but celebrities and supermodels should ever limit themselves to only paid assignments. EVERYONE else should be at least open to hearing trade offers from their peers. Even the perfect portfolio needs updated!

Ya know, I am struggling with the paid/non-paid/tf idea...what to do or what not to do...hmmm...

I really would love some feedback?

Nov 20 12 11:10 am Link

Model

Gianna Virginia

Posts: 178

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

I guess Im the only one here that thinks this thread is highly superficial and self-defeating. Why would any of you allow your worth, be it monetary or otherwise be sized up by someone you dont even know???

Nov 20 12 12:35 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Kristiana Zaula

Posts: 15

London, England, United Kingdom

Hi!! Curious. wink

Nov 20 12 04:44 pm Link

Photographer

bleeblu

Posts: 18

Madison, Alabama, US

I'm quite curious myself.

Nov 20 12 10:00 pm Link

Photographer

Brett Fish

Posts: 426

Seattle, Washington, US

It better be at least minimum wage or I'm telling.  wink

Nov 21 12 03:28 pm Link

Photographer

Noree Anne Celine

Posts: 26

Tours, Centre, France

Would love to know your thoughts

Nov 22 12 12:27 am Link

Photographer

nasicomy

Posts: 7

Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania

please, let me know how much do you think I should be paid.
thank you smile

Nov 22 12 12:47 am Link

Model

emelle

Posts: 105

San Francisco, California, US

sounds like fun so why not

Nov 22 12 01:22 am Link

Model

Meeza Gee

Posts: 1

Richmond, Virginia, US

I would like a professional opinion.
I have been thinking lately if I should charge some sort of rate as a model, but would not know a realistic number based on my portfolio. Also if you have any suggestions as to how you should introduce your rate (I have been doing mostly TF work up until this point) I would appreciate that as well.

Thanks!

Nov 22 12 01:31 am Link

Model

Avalon Fell

Posts: 75

Rowland Heights, California, US

I usually to tfp but what do you think? smile

Nov 22 12 02:09 am Link

Model

Rejina

Posts: 57

Seattle, Washington, US

I'm interested in knowing what you think I'm worth.

Also, you said nobody should limit themselves to paid assignments only. You're right. Even though my profile says paid only, I do indeed participate in unpaid trade shoots with certain photographers. The reason I put paid only is because if I didn't I get flooded with TF offers and don't get paid as much. Basically, I do paid work for local photographers and businesses, and trade work for bigger names and more established businesses.

Nov 22 12 01:26 pm Link

Model

Everly Wright

Posts: 11

Bremen, Georgia, US

I'm definitely curious (:

Nov 23 12 01:01 am Link

Photographer

jmysharpe

Posts: 1

Folsom, California, US

CMW Media wrote:
So this thread is inspired by all of the profiles I've come across lately that say "Paid Assignments Only"

I'll give you my honest opinion about how much and if you should be paid.

*Some people I will even suggest pay others to help them, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're bad, just that you need to work with a higher level of photographers or models, and that you may need to pay them to accomplish it.

*Also, in my opinion, no one but celebrities and supermodels should ever limit themselves to only paid assignments. EVERYONE else should be at least open to hearing trade offers from their peers. Even the perfect portfolio needs updated!

Please quote me.. I am 22 and was a model now on the other side of the lens.

Nov 23 12 01:08 am Link

Model

Ashlee Keyz

Posts: 14

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

you have time for more curious person?

Nov 23 12 01:49 pm Link

Photographer

johnnyolsen

Posts: 1

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California, US

i shot angie everhart on a trade so...smile

Nov 23 12 01:56 pm Link

Model

Abby Hawkins

Posts: 2004

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Sounds like fun!

Nov 23 12 01:57 pm Link

Model

Anujin Enkhbat

Posts: 6

Lexington, Kentucky, US

I'd really appreciate an honest/professional opinion as well (:

Nov 23 12 02:09 pm Link

Model

Thyce

Posts: 4

Wieringen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

I'm curious about your opinion smile

Nov 23 12 02:11 pm Link

Model

Alivia Autumn

Posts: 610

Seattle, Washington, US

Hi

Nov 23 12 06:24 pm Link

Photographer

APS-Chicago

Posts: 982

Chicago, Illinois, US

What are my rates?

Nov 23 12 07:45 pm Link

Model

Regina Arizona

Posts: 24

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

please?

Nov 23 12 08:11 pm Link