Model

samlouise

Posts: 30

Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

Nov 05 12 09:26 am Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36719

Columbus, Ohio, US

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

Yes.
Some might be allergic...

The one time, key word one, that I allowed this the damn dog pissed and shit all over my studio floor, and the model had the audacity to think I should be the one to clean it up, since it was "my place". Should I mention what else was going on? Ahhh...nvm.

The shoot didn't last long.

At any rate, never surprise anyone, always ask first.

Nov 05 12 09:32 am Link

Photographer

Shot By Adam

Posts: 5953

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

Unless they are part of the shoot, why, on Earth, would  you think that bringing a dog to a photo shoot is appropriate?

Nov 05 12 09:39 am Link

Model

Retiredmodel

Posts: 7884

Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom

Let slip the dogs of war....

smile

I think it a shame everyone gets so uptight about taking dogs to work anyway. I remember it was allowed until about five years ago to take dogs to work at the RGS but there are fewer and fewer places that allow it now health and safety etc. But I guess one has to be aware even the most well behaved dog could scag a dress or some expensive piece of wardrobe or knock expensive equipment over. Others may be ok about bringing one. Some may even like the idea of working with the dog as a prop. I think when I did my third shoot with my now partner (wasn't at the time) he specifically wanted to do it with my dog. I am glad I have those pictures now because he passed two weeks ago sad

So I guess ask the photographer. Every individual will vary but most I'd imagine would think it unprofessional so don't assume and only ask the kind of photographer you think will say yes.

Nov 05 12 09:46 am Link

Photographer

Matt Knowles

Posts: 3563

Ferndale, California, US

And why does there need to be a dog at the shoot?

If it behaves, it's not going to add anything to the shoot unless I'm actually shooting the dog.

If it doesn't behave, the list is endless what could happen.

So why would I want a dog on set?

Nov 05 12 09:57 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Dogs are the only escorts I allow. My sets are always animal-friendly so not only would I allow it, I would welcome them on set.

I do have one caveat. Please, no shrieking Macaws.

Nov 05 12 10:09 am Link

Photographer

C s p i n e

Posts: 3947

Portland, Oregon, US

No. I have tennis balls on the feet of my light stands, do I need to explain? Lol

Nov 05 12 10:16 am Link

Photographer

Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4344

Asheville, North Carolina, US

How do you think it will get along with my dogs and cats?

Nov 05 12 10:17 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

C s p i n e wrote:
No. I have tennis balls on the feet of my light stands, do I need to explain? Lol

Awesome.

Nov 05 12 10:20 am Link

Photographer

Digiography

Posts: 3353

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

I encourage models to bring their dogs to shoots... but then I'm a idiot when it comes to dogs, especially large smelly ones... better than large smelly escorts in my estimate.

Nov 05 12 10:22 am Link

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Photographer

Rays Fine Art

Posts: 6322

New York, New York, US

Dogs, cats, escorts, significant others, goldfish, dangling jewelry, it doesn't matter what it is, if it's not a part of the shoot, it doesn't belong at the shoot.

IMHO, as always.

Nov 05 12 10:29 am Link

Model

JessieLeigh

Posts: 2048

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Dogs, like young children, very often require attention to keep them safe and happy. Also, dogs, like some escorts, very often become a distraction.

Nov 05 12 10:36 am Link

Model

Amadea T

Posts: 3592

Columbus, Ohio, US

I have had to take my dog to a couple of shoots, simply because boarding him or leaving him for that long a time was not an option.

In both cases I asked the photographer BEFORE I even set something up with them, if there was any possiblity to bring my dog. It was no problem on either of those, as in one he was outdoors in a fenced in yard for a couple of hours. The other time we kept him in an empty horse stable.

He was happy, mommy did her shoots and got paid, no hassle.

But in general, I'd try to avoid bringing any animals to shoots (although I love to travel with my kitties).

Actually, my dog is a model too:

http://vimeo.com/41396625

Nov 05 12 11:09 am Link

Photographer

Innovative Imagery

Posts: 2815

Los Angeles, California, US

I see a potential problem of distractions, damage and delays.  Some dog friendly photographers may like to see him/her, but most will find it objectionable.

Nov 05 12 11:21 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

What size?

A handbag dog, if kept in the bag, might not be too much of an issue.

A great dane on the other hand.... big_smile



Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Nov 05 12 11:22 am Link

Model

Libertad Green

Posts: 480

Los Angeles, California, US

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

I would not allow a dog, but you should certainly ASK first.

Nov 05 12 11:28 am Link

Photographer

Looknsee Photography

Posts: 21681

Portland, Oregon, US

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

Yes, a problem.

Don't get me wrong -- I LOVE dogs, but a dog at a photo session...

...  Is distracting,
...  Has to be watched,
...  Can get overexcited in a new environment,
...  Might need walkies at the wrong moment,
...  Might want to mark the studio as "his",
...  and so forth.

No -- sorry, no dogs during a shoot for me.

Nov 05 12 11:30 am Link

Photographer

Rick Dupuis Photography

Posts: 6822

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nope. A model showed up one time with her dog in a purse. Dog ended up in a bunch of shots.

A few years ago I wanted to have my portrait done with my dogs so I hired a local studio. I showed up and walked in alone. The photographer asked where my dogs were. I said they were in the car and that I thought we should discuss things before I brought them in. I had a Lab, a beagle and a rottweiler in the car. He said, "Oh for God's sake, bring them in." So I brought them in and he said, "Off leash." I said, "Are you insane?" He said, "Trust me." So I let them off leash and the dogs ran around and sniffed everything for 5 or 6 minutes and then they settled right down. The first shot of the four of us together was the best one. I've had models show up at my house to shoot and immediately ask if my Doberman can be in some photos with them. Dogs have caused me fewer problems than some models and their 'friends' have.

Nov 05 12 12:44 pm Link

Model

Retiredmodel

Posts: 7884

Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom

Incidentally I have had about a dozen dogs on jobs and about the same cats. Not that they that were mine except the one time I was asked. They all belonged to photographers/artists/designers. I even did a runway show for a boutique with a greyhound on a lead impromptu that went down well. There was talk about arranging a whole show with different dogs for a rescue but that hasn't come off yet but could be a nice idea.

But they are paying us so they can do what they want. I was never asked if that was ok but frankly it was always nice. One greyhound and one cat in particular used to curl up with me on longer pose art jobs.

Nov 05 12 12:52 pm Link

Photographer

JAE

Posts: 2143

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

If it's outdoors I wouldn't mind.  I have my own dog and volunteer at a rescue, so I'm used to being around dogs.  I rent a studio so if we were to shoot there it would be a no to the dog coming along.

Nov 05 12 02:57 pm Link

Photographer

DANACOLE

Posts: 10164

Oslo, Oslo, Norway

I do shoot families who want thier dogs in the pictures, so that I allow and they are paying clients,
but models just wanting to bring thier dogs just because....NO...

Nov 05 12 03:10 pm Link

Photographer

GeorgeMann

Posts: 1148

Orange, California, US

I had a model bring a little "housebroken" dog to a shoot and after she left I discovered he must have been broken to go in the kitchen.
After I cleaned up one mess I decided no more pets.

Nov 05 12 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Eliza C wrote:
There was talk about arranging a whole show with different dogs for a rescue but that hasn't come off yet but could be a nice idea.

What a great idea. I hope it comes to fruition.

Nov 05 12 03:17 pm Link

Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2335

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

Dogs are awesome! smile

Nov 05 12 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

THE IMAGE EDGE

Posts: 61

Portland, Oregon, US

I had one model ask if she could bring her "ESCORT"...this was a shoot at the nude beach here in Portland........turns out the "ESCORT" was a big black GREAT DANE named RUFUS!! He loved chasing a ball, romping in the water and even decided I was OK after all!! So got a three-fer during the shoot....did her shoot, then them together, then some shots of just him!!


Here ya go:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18852993

Nov 05 12 04:00 pm Link

Photographer

afplcc

Posts: 6000

Fairfax, Virginia, US

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

I love dogs.  I'm a dog owner.  I love shooting dogs.  And no, dogs aren't allowed to any shoot I'm doing unless (a) it's outdoors and the dog helps with security (one shoot in Yosemite, the dog we were hiking with warned us of a bear).  So very wild outdoor locations, a dog is an option.  Or (b) if the dog is part of the shoot.

It's like a model bringing a young child to a shoot if the child isn't part of the shoot and there is no daycare.  The model gets distracted, you have another issue to deal with (get the dog out in regular periods, you can't improvise and go outside or the rooftop and leave the dog alone inside the studio).

Ed

Nov 05 12 04:22 pm Link

Photographer

Terrell Gates

Posts: 1042

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US

I would love it! I'd no doubt include the dog in the shoot...

Nov 05 12 04:31 pm Link

Photographer

GNapp Studios

Posts: 6209

Somerville, New Jersey, US

I only allow dogs that know how to pose.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120717/16/5005fa42b5f62.jpg

Nov 05 12 04:34 pm Link

Photographer

Looknsee Photography

Posts: 21681

Portland, Oregon, US

Oh, yeah?

http://www.looknseephoto.com/misc/tundra/tundrasleep.jpg

My own dog usually found its way into the model's space.

Nov 05 12 06:16 pm Link

Photographer

Antediluvian Design

Posts: 1137

Dunmore, Pennsylvania, US

I love dogs. No cats or reptiles.

Nov 05 12 07:32 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7950

Imperial, California, US

Dogs love me!! I'm allergic to cats, reptiles are not a problem.

Nov 05 12 07:35 pm Link

Model

Jessica Vaugn

Posts: 7320

Los Angeles, California, US

I like pets a lot- however when I go to a location to shoot and the photographers dog wont stay away from me, gets into my personal space, you know, overall acts annoying and they wont put it in another room, I'm turned off by the whole thing.

If they have a cat, I'm usually the one trying to go see it...dang evasive fluffy pretty things!!

I'm fine with animals on set if they mind their manners. They are sort of like children, in mixed company, keep them away- haha!!

As a model, if your animal doesn't require a lot of attention, you're probably fine to bring it caged after asking to know if there are any allergy issues.

Nov 05 12 07:39 pm Link

Photographer

Critical Eye Studios

Posts: 132

Washington, District of Columbia, US

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100725/14/4c4cac4c03163_m.jpg

Woof!

Just ask first. Don't just bring assuming its ok no matter how small the dog is.

Nov 05 12 07:49 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Matt Knowles wrote:
And why does there need to be a dog at the shoot?

If it behaves, it's not going to add anything to the shoot unless I'm actually shooting the dog.

If it doesn't behave, the list is endless what could happen.

So why would I want a dog on set?

If it's part of the shoot, it could be cool, although I'd want someone watching it the rest of the other time.  Otherwise, it's a classic escort, nothing to add, and likely to get bored and be a nuisance.

If you want to shoot with a dog, the logical thing to do is to base the shoot at your house, so the dog is comfortable with the surroundings, and doesn't need to be constantly monitored.

Nov 05 12 07:53 pm Link

Photographer

Chuckarelei

Posts: 9566

Seattle, Washington, US

Looknsee Photography wrote:
Oh, yeah?

http://www.looknseephoto.com/misc/tundra/tundrasleep.jpg

My own dog usually found its way into the model's space.

Oh yeah?

How about this?

http://biscuette.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/vicious_pitbull.jpg

Nov 05 12 07:55 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Rays Fine Art wrote:
Dogs, cats, escorts, significant others, goldfish, dangling jewelry, it doesn't matter what it is, if it's not a part of the shoot, it doesn't belong at the shoot.

IMHO, as always.

Even if they aren't part of the shoot, I prefer that the models bring clothing; it saves on awkward questions from the neighbors.

Other than that, I'm with you.

Nov 05 12 07:55 pm Link

Photographer

Le_Demimonde

Posts: 100

Boston, Massachusetts, US

samlouise wrote:
Do some photographers mind if dogs are bought too the shoot just one dog, well behaved and frindly ? Would you see a problem ?

You have to be kidding, right?

Nov 05 12 07:56 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Antediluvian Design wrote:
I love dogs. No cats or reptiles.

I've shot with a few cats around, always at the model's home though.

My favorite that I can show:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3231/2712972732_a40110378f_z.jpg?zz=1

Nov 05 12 08:04 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15718

Orlando, Florida, US

C s p i n e wrote:
No. I have tennis balls on the feet of my light stands, do I need to explain? Lol

Well son of a BITCH.  That's so simple and so genius.

Guess what has two thumbs and will be buying 3 cans of tennis balls this week?

No dogs at my shoots.  I don't allow anyone to piss or shit on my floors, chew on my furniture or run around and knock over stuff.  Dogs, included.

Nov 05 12 08:11 pm Link

Model

KelliOnLineGlamourNude

Posts: 2924

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

WHY?

I love dogs and have shot with all types of animals, including dogs, but why bring a dog unless he's in the shoot?

And why ask us and not the people you're working with? Although strange question.

Nov 05 12 08:23 pm Link