Forums > Model Colloquy > Models that tag like a rabid fan....

Photographer

Jez Sullivan

Posts: 124

London, England, United Kingdom

.....and then say they charge and dont do TF.

Ive had a few tags and PMs of a model and she charges, but Ive done TF with people equally as good, so Im not sure what the point is of doing this.

Its like being stalked and then told you have to pay if you want it to stop.

Ive had quite a bit of this recently and Ive decided that frankness is the best option. Also it looks so ungenuine. Im not going to be able to photograph someone and get to their essence if I actually find their character dubious am I?

Oct 19 12 03:16 pm Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Block them

Oct 19 12 03:19 pm Link

Model

MelissaAnn

Posts: 3956

Seattle, Washington, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
Block them

+1, seems like the obvious thing to do in this case.

Edit:  I would only block them if the tagging continued after you'd been honest and told them you weren't interested in a paid shoot.

Oct 19 12 03:19 pm Link

Photographer

Eridu

Posts: 623

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!

Oct 19 12 03:21 pm Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Autonomy II wrote:
Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!

Love the enthusiasm!

Oct 19 12 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

JLC Images

Posts: 11559

Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US

I just look at it like they are networking.  Just because they like my work doesn't mean they don't need money.

Oct 19 12 03:26 pm Link

Photographer

Bravoscape

Posts: 259

Frederick, Maryland, US

Autonomy II wrote:
Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!

Made me LOL. This.

Oct 19 12 05:17 pm Link

Photographer

S230

Posts: 566

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Autonomy II wrote:
Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!

+1

Oct 19 12 06:39 pm Link

Model

SweetGirlyGirl

Posts: 60

Ewa Beach, Hawaii, US

JLC Images wrote:
I just look at it like they are networking.  Just because they like my work doesn't mean they don't need money.

Networking, is why I tag.

Oct 19 12 07:50 pm Link

Model

JoJo

Posts: 25524

Clearwater, Florida, US

Jez S wrote:
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Models that tag like a rabid fan....
.....and then say they charge and dont do TF.

Ive had a few tags and PMs of a model and she charges, but Ive done TF with people equally as good, so Im not sure what the point is of doing this.

Its like being stalked and then told you have to pay if you want it to stop.

Ive had quite a bit of this recently and Ive decided that frankness is the best option. Also it looks so ungenuine. Im not going to be able to photograph someone and get to their essence if I actually find their character dubious am I?

Is this any different from the photographers that consistently SPAM models' ports with TAGs and PMs saying "Welcome to MM - Why not shoot with me - I only charge $xxx"

Both models and photographers are guilty of this but it seems that photographers feel it is "promoting their business" but want to call out models for SPAMing the photographers' ports.

SPAM is SPAM - it is evil - don't do it.

Oct 19 12 10:33 pm Link

Photographer

VisiFoto

Posts: 501

Knoxville, Tennessee, US

Damn them.




Damn them to He!!

Oct 19 12 10:47 pm Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

SweetGirlyGirl wrote:

Networking, is why I tag.

You mean you didn't really think my work was 'freakin awesome'? You just wanted paying!?

I feel so dirty now.

Oct 20 12 12:38 am Link

Photographer

Dan OMell

Posts: 1335

Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

It's not necessarily your fault, but could be potentially caused by the joking tone in your profile. "Mixed signals syndrome" or they are just not missing the boat in this way.

Oct 20 12 12:45 am Link

Photographer

David Thorpe

Posts: 688

Brandon, Florida, US

For the most part, anyone that promotes their business on this site is going to be very disappointed unless they are a female model that does nudes.  I'm not great but I'm not bad, and if I marketed here and only shot for money I would almost never shoot.  That's just the way it is.  For most of us, using this site for marketing is barking up the wrong tree.

Oct 21 12 01:47 pm Link

Model

P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MelissaAnn  wrote:

+1, seems like the obvious thing to do in this case.

Edit:  I would only block them if the tagging continued after you'd been honest and told them you weren't interested in a paid shoot.

+1

Oh look, yet another post whining about models in the model forum! What a fantastic great idea and how constructive!

Oct 21 12 08:11 pm Link

Model

P I X I E

Posts: 35327

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

JoJo wrote:

Is this any different from the photographers that consistently SPAM models' ports with TAGs and PMs saying "Welcome to MM - Why not shoot with me - I only charge $xxx"

Both models and photographers are guilty of this but it seems that photographers feel it is "promoting their business" but want to call out models for SPAMing the photographers' ports.

SPAM is SPAM - it is evil - don't do it.

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Oct 21 12 08:12 pm Link