Daytona Beach, Florida, US
David J Martin wrote:
David, you didn't know that all males are inept perverts that just want to see titties?
Dec 25 12 07:12 am Link
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Wow, that's very... Judgemental.
Dec 25 12 07:17 am Link
I've talked to several female photographers who say that a male would never get away with acting like they do.
Dec 25 12 05:43 pm Link
New York, New York, US
Dec 25 12 05:49 pm Link
Rollo David Snook wrote:
Because everyone knows that "real industry" people NEVER act inappropriately toward models, right?
Dec 26 12 07:47 am Link
I know of several females who shoot great art nudes. Not that I want you to shoot with them instead of me.
Dec 26 12 08:34 am Link
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Oh my head...please tell me someone hasn't said stuff like that to you.
Dec 26 12 08:54 am Link
Syracuse, New York, US
The only thing I know for me anyways.. is me being a female I can get away with more because they dont have that "this photographer is a perv feeling" and they dont always feel the need to bring an llama herder.
If I were to say I got ya creamin' like the above comment it would be more funny and not make them feel a bit weird. lol Its totally something I would say in that predicament just because Im a bit goofy! ha ha
Dec 26 12 09:03 am Link
St Thomas, Virgin Islands, US
Everyone can say that it doesnt matter, and it really doesnt if you are shooting commercial shots but for intimate shoots it makes a difference.
Jan 05 13 12:30 am Link
Dunwoody, Georgia, US
Shaune Saunders wrote:
I don't know if that's necessarily true. I know a lot of women who love to look at female nudes, and not for purposes of arousal. Just last night I had dinner with a friend of mine who is a model. She was showing me photos she liked on this site and others, all of which featured female models and most of which were nudes. Many times she'd say something like, "This is really hot," or "So sexy."
Jan 05 13 12:53 am Link
Lawndale, California, US
Huh? Lol! I just learned that I'm female. This is very interesting.
Jan 05 13 01:34 am Link
Saint Louis, Missouri, US
Actually, I have noticed working with many models and listening to conversations while we work, that the comfort levels really can go either way depending on the demeanor of the photographer. I have been given names of photographers that "were seriously unprofessional and tried to go further than photography" all the way to "you would love working with that guy". I actually have one model that I work with that has made it clear that she will not do nudes with male photogs except me, but doesnt have a problem with females. It also goes the same way with male models-many wont get naked for a male photographer but have no problems with a female photographer. I was recently asked if my female partner could do this guys photos instead of me cuz he was uncomfortable nude around men. ...all in the outlook I guess.
Jan 05 13 07:24 pm Link
Sylvania, Ohio, US
doesn't matter, as long as they know what they're doing and don't act like an asshole.
Jan 05 13 07:27 pm Link
Turlock, California, US
When it comes to professional models being photographed, then I would agree that gender is irrelevant. When it comes to clients, there can be a major difference. Part of photographing nonmodels or clients is knowing that they are likely stepping out of their comfort zone and need to be able to be comfortable on set.
Someone mentioned Christa Meola. She does state a lot about how to put your client at ease. One thing she said I feel is very relevant: "Not everyone who calls is your client". Some nonmodels will be comfortable with a specific gender of photographer for their very personal reasons. If that's the case realize that for them it is an issue and let them go with someone they can be comfortable shooting with. There's plenty of other people in the world to photograph.
Jan 05 13 11:47 pm Link
Saint Louis, Missouri, US
I wondered the same ... as I am just starting out. My first instinct was to think that a female photographer would capture what women would like to see of me, from me, etc ... as in thru "her eyes", and consequently her lens.
But Idk. Many of the comments make sense.
Being in St Louis seems to have it's limits for me and the fact I am new to this industry is not helping me find answers either.
Anyone's advise, especially other men models, middle aged and otherwise, would be greatly appreciated! And female photographers who agree or do not agree ... and are willing to share with me/us why.
Jan 19 13 04:50 pm Link
Seattle, Washington, US
I agree with Axioma. Professionally it doesn't and shouldn't matter. If I be absolutely honest it does.
Jan 19 13 05:26 pm Link
Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia
I cannot believe nobody wants to be the last man photographer in the world anymore... 3
Jan 21 13 11:49 am Link
Boca Raton, Florida, US
Lynn Elizabeth wrote:
Couldn't have said it better myself - I don't have a gender preference but I am a professional and I do expect the photographers I work with to conduct themselves in a professional manner as well, there's just no excuse to act any other way.
Jan 21 13 05:15 pm Link