Forums > Model Colloquy > OMG!, Types and styles of shoots

Model

Stormee

Posts: 2463

San Antonio, Texas, US

Oct 02 12 09:22 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
What type and/or style of shoot would you stay far away from and why?

Anything that required a 600mm lens.

Reason: self-explanatory.

Oct 02 12 09:27 am Link

Model

Dekilah

Posts: 4890

Detroit, Michigan, US

There are no real styles/genres of shoots that I completely shut off. There are however a few concepts that I will not shoot (as of right now):

- ball gags, I don't like the way they feel or the way they make my face look, plus I generally stay away from anything with an overtly submissive role

- romantic or sexual shoots with other models (as in couples shots mainly)

- shoots with insertion or masturbation, even implied masturbation, just a personal limit thing

- Playboy style glamour (with the sexy/come-hither face), because I suck at it ^_~, I do like softer or sensual glamour though

- tickle fetish, even though it is fully clothed (or has been when I have been approached for it), I do not like to be touched like that

Those are the main things I get asked to shoot that I am not interested in, but I try to stay open minded too.

Oct 02 12 09:34 am Link

Photographer

S K E L E T O N K E Y

Posts: 2110

Louth, England, United Kingdom

Hard core glamour leaning into adult work. It's just something I've never been into or would work at as either a model or photographer.

Oct 02 12 09:35 am Link

Photographer

Lars R Peterson

Posts: 1073

Seattle, Washington, US

Weddings.

Because there are typically brides there.

Oct 02 12 09:40 am Link

Model

Jordan Bunniie

Posts: 1693

Los Angeles, California, US

Lars R Peterson wrote:
Weddings.

Because there are typically brides there.

lol

Oct 02 12 09:50 am Link

Photographer

SME

Posts: 21029

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Lars R Peterson wrote:
Weddings.

I just came in here to say that.  Hahaha.  No weddings!

Oct 02 12 09:55 am Link

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Model

Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

fetish and bondage and things like that, playboy style glamour, spread nudes, sexual couple shots, (implied) masturbation, fat bodyscapes (you know, close ups of rolls or cellulite), religious imagery (I'm catholic, it's just not my thing), and anything that requires me to smoke or even hold a cigarette, or that requires wasting food

Oct 02 12 10:13 am Link

Model

S3R4PH1M

Posts: 527

Modesto, California, US

I will not dress up as a french maid space alien, no matter how much Bek Ruskin offers to pay me!

Oct 02 12 10:32 am Link

Model

Isis22

Posts: 2567

Muncie, Indiana, US

A belt over my breasts, I find it tacky. Porn.

Oct 02 12 10:37 am Link

Photographer

IMAGINERIES

Posts: 692

New York, New York, US

Nothing boring, bad taste, vulgar etc... unless it as a reason to be.
Or a wedding, unless it involves all of the above!

Oct 02 12 05:57 pm Link

Photographer

Shot By Adam

Posts: 5938

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
What type and/or style of shoot would you stay far away from and why?

* Please don't upload other members images in here nor say for example, "I would NEVER shoot/pose anything that #407561239567421002118 Joe Blow has in his port!".   Thanks.

Photos to be avoided would include:

ANYTHING with Caution Tape

Oct 03 12 09:23 am Link

Model

DivaEroticus

Posts: 14706

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

S3R4PH1M  wrote:
I will not dress up as a french maid space alien, no matter how much Bek Ruskin offers to pay me!

What if she offers you bacon...?  Hmmm?

Oct 03 12 10:09 am Link

Photographer

Mr C Photographics

Posts: 7

Overland Park, Kansas, US

Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
What type and/or style of shoot would you stay far away from and why?

* Please don't upload other members images in here nor say for example, "I would NEVER shoot/pose anything that #407561239567421002118 Joe Blow has in his port!".   Thanks.

Anything involving cars, motorcycles or RR tracks..........

Reason..... Yawnnnnnn......

Oct 03 12 10:16 am Link

Photographer

Bravoscape

Posts: 259

Frederick, Maryland, US

Not a fan of doing fetish shoots. Was asked yesterday and I will give my reason here. I personally haven't seen any that scream "art" when I look at them. There may be some, but I haven't seen them

Any shoot where a model sends me a photo and says "I want to do THIS shot". As in copying someone elses work.

Oct 03 12 10:17 am Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12826

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Lars R Peterson wrote:
Weddings.

Because there are typically brides there.

Runaway bride?

Oct 03 12 10:20 am Link

Model

S3R4PH1M

Posts: 527

Modesto, California, US

DivaEroticus wrote:

What if she offers you bacon...?  Hmmm?

If Bek wears a bacon bra I'll put on the apron

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/CBNO/Rift/Bikini.jpg

Oct 03 12 12:03 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15704

Orlando, Florida, US

Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
What type and/or style of shoot would you stay far away from and why?

* Please don't upload other members images in here nor say for example, "I would NEVER shoot/pose anything that #407561239567421002118 Joe Blow has in his port!".   Thanks.

You just outed Joe Blow, MM#407561239567421002118.  CAM'd.

Oct 03 12 02:07 pm Link

Photographer

I M N Photography

Posts: 2339

New York, New York, US

Drew Smith Photography wrote:

Anything that required a 600mm lens.

Reason: self-explanatory.

I have to stand and applaud for this one.
Somehow the "+1" is not enough.

Oct 03 12 05:36 pm Link

Photographer

T Brown

Posts: 2460

Traverse City, Michigan, US

There aren't many types of styles I would ever totally discount if there's potential to create, learn, or make money.

Its more about who I wouldn't work with rather than what I wouldn't do.

Oct 03 12 05:38 pm Link

Photographer

I M N Photography

Posts: 2339

New York, New York, US

Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
What type and/or style of shoot would you stay far away from and why?

* Please don't upload other members images in here nor say for example, "I would NEVER shoot/pose anything that #407561239567421002118 Joe Blow has in his port!".   Thanks.

Caution Tape
Angel Wings
Railroad tracks
Implieds covered with an acousitc guitar (Electric guitars are ok).

Oct 03 12 05:39 pm Link

Photographer

Chris Gentle

Posts: 73

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Cosplay, I don't do Cosplay!

Oct 03 12 05:55 pm Link

Photographer

cubicmicron photography

Posts: 381

Smyrna, Georgia, US

I would never photograph a model wearing nothing but heels and panties leaning over a sink doing make-up in a bath with a deer head on the back wall; a hat on one side of the antlers,  a squirrel on the other antler eating a nut with a small bulldog sitting in a puddle of pee in the front staring down the barrel of the lens with a guilty look on his face.

Reason… unrealistic… you never see a squirrel on a deer antler in real life.

Oct 03 12 06:02 pm Link

Photographer

BlueMoonPics

Posts: 4428

New York, New York, US

Anything with me in it.

Oct 03 12 06:08 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6578

Elkton, Maryland, US

Pinup and pregnancy - too many ugly ones around and I don't want to add more to the junk pile big_smile

Oct 03 12 07:02 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

S3R4PH1M  wrote:
I will not dress up as a french maid space alien, no matter how much Bek Ruskin offers to pay me!

whatever he offers, i'll pay double. french maid space aliens are my thing, especially when they have washboard abs. YUMMERS!!! tongue

Oct 03 12 07:20 pm Link

Model

S3R4PH1M

Posts: 527

Modesto, California, US

Caustic Disco wrote:

whatever he offers, i'll pay double. french maid space aliens are my thing, especially when they have washboard abs. YUMMERS!!! tongue

Hmmm.... maybe I should be more willing to expand my horizons... this french-maid space alien fetish could be lucrative.... indeed

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q315/Bigoldealmaster/auctioneer.gif

Oct 03 12 09:39 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
What type and/or style of shoot would you stay far away from and why?

* Please don't upload other members images in here nor say for example, "I would NEVER shoot/pose anything that #407561239567421002118 Joe Blow has in his port!".   Thanks.

No interest in porn, unless I get paid a lot.

Not much interested in glamour, generally, I don't think I'm good at it. 

Various specialty things; "alt," bondage, and stuff that's specialized enough I don't know about it.

Mostly, I shoot portraits, reasonably artistic nudes, and some stuff that kinda approximates fashion.

Oct 03 12 09:47 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Shot By Adam wrote:
Photos to be avoided would include:

ANYTHING with Caution Tape

I thought that, but I wound up shooting nudes with caution (technically "crime scene") tape, and liking it.  (18+)
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6206/6039 … 240c_o.jpg

Oct 03 12 09:51 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

S3R4PH1M  wrote:
I will not dress up as a french maid space alien, no matter how much Bek Ruskin offers to pay me!

Caustic Disco wrote:
whatever he offers, i'll pay double. french maid space aliens are my thing, especially when they have washboard abs. YUMMERS!!! tongue

Bek is DEFINITELY a "she."  big_smile

Oct 03 12 09:52 pm Link

Model

Jen B

Posts: 3179

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

Chris Gentle wrote:
Cosplay, I don't do Cosplay!

I'm with this one. However I did do some vintage but, that is as close as I'd get to cosplay.
Jen

Oct 03 12 11:26 pm Link

Photographer

Virtual Studio

Posts: 5800

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Anything that required a 600mm lens.

Reason: self-explanatory.

I've been on the boardwalk in Miami and seen shot crews there doing what looked like high fashion.

Photographer was a long way off with a tripod and big ass lens (like really HUGE) talking to the crew (model, styling, guy holding a sunblocker / parasol, couple of guys with reflectors) using a walkie talkie he was so far away. I can see that; he wanted full body with LOTS of long lens compression to change the models face / body shape.

Seen this a few times now. So it's not unusual or illadvised to use super long lenses for fashion work.

Oct 04 12 02:24 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Virtual Studio wrote:
I've been on the boardwalk in Miami and seen shot crews there doing what looked like high fashion.

Photographer was a long way off with a tripod and big ass lens (like really HUGE) talking to the crew (model, styling, guy holding a sunblocker / parasol, couple of guys with reflectors) using a walkie talkie he was so far away. I can see that; he wanted full body with LOTS of long lens compression to change the models face / body shape.

Seen this a few times now. So it's not unusual or illadvised to use super long lenses for fashion work.

Hmm, you may have missed the joke.

Go talk to MnPhoto above.

Oct 04 12 04:00 am Link

Photographer

Dan OMell

Posts: 1335

Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

I would avoid the firepower type of shooting.
Another profession / mentality.

Oct 04 12 04:45 am Link

Photographer

All Yours Photography

Posts: 2338

Toledo, Ohio, US

Art of the nude wrote:

I thought that, but I wound up shooting nudes with caution (technically "crime scene") tape, and liking it.  (18+)
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6206/6039 … 240c_o.jpg

Using it for its intended purpose rather than wrapping the model in it doesn't count.

Oct 04 12 04:57 am Link

Photographer

Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Anything that required a 600mm lens.

Reason: self-explanatory.

MnPhoto wrote:
I have to stand and applaud for this one.
Somehow the "+1" is not enough.

The 600mm lens DREW SMITH AWAY FROM the model.

Oct 04 12 04:59 am Link

Photographer

Nick Peluffo

Posts: 120

Brooklyn, New York, US

MnPhoto wrote:

I have to stand and applaud for this one.
Somehow the "+1" is not enough.

+1 :}

Oct 04 12 05:10 am Link

Photographer

Nick Peluffo

Posts: 120

Brooklyn, New York, US

Swords, unless someone's actually getting hurt.
Elf ears, devil horns, angel or butterfly wings or tails, unless they are at least on fire for real.

What can I say, I have my limits, and these are pretty much it.

Oh, did I forget to mention that for $20 and hour I might be willling to consider a "Elvin sprite by a dreamy lake holding a sword with one hand and lovingly preening her wing with the other" theme?

Oct 04 12 05:20 am Link

Model

DivaEroticus

Posts: 14706

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Art of the nude wrote:
Bek is DEFINITELY a "she."  big_smile

This made me lol...

Oct 04 12 06:29 am Link

Model

S3R4PH1M

Posts: 527

Modesto, California, US

Art of the nude wrote:

S3R4PH1M  wrote:
I will not dress up as a french maid space alien, no matter how much Bek Ruskin offers to pay me!

Bek is DEFINITELY a "she."  big_smile

Bek is ALL woman. ;-)

now that we've cleared that up, I'll wait for all the counter-bids to roll in. Cha-ching! lol

Oct 04 12 09:43 am Link