STATEN ISLAND, New York, US
Art Silva Photography wrote:
I guess I wasn't clear. It is photographers who say that paid work is a priority and that they will backburner trade shoot photos until they finish with paid ones even if the paid ones were done after the trade.
Jan 06 13 01:05 pm Link
London, England, United Kingdom
Dan K Photography wrote:
That's much worse.
Jan 06 13 01:27 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Not for me.. I'd say this happens about 60% of the time with TP shoots, actually. And when a paying company asks me "can you be here at 8am on Tuesday" as a model I don't have the option to say "how about Wednesday?" Either you can be there, or they find another model who can.
Jan 06 13 02:41 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Really? because as a model I have NO CONTROL over WHEN I get booked. Companies call/txt me all of the time to come in last minute. I prefer them to book me 2-3 weeks out at least, but it's not up to me. If I can't make it, they find another girl, and I lose out on that money. so when you say "In the very unlikely event that the paying client was unable to shoot on a different day" you're wrong.. they are shooting on the day they that have planned, and either I can make it and get paid, or not. Furthermore, I might not be called back for future shoots with that company if every time they try to book me I'm unavailable. There's always another model younger and prettier than you waiting to take your place.
Jan 06 13 02:48 pm Link
Seattle, Washington, US
This is bolded in my profile.
"-->Agency castings and paid work get my priority
If we have a TF shoot scheduled and an agency/paid opportunity arises, I may (with as much advance notice as possible) ask to reschedule. If you want a guaranteed shoot for a specific day I suggest you book me via my agency."
I do the best I can when a schedule conflict arises, but when push comes to shove my agency gets priority. It's not a shock, I always mention it as a possibility.
The shortest cancelation I've had still gave the photographer 5 days notice. Although sometimes my booker will text me "can you make it tomorrow?"
Jan 07 13 01:25 am Link
Malmö, Skåne, Sweden
If booked for a paid assignment that isn't a fantastic concept but more for the finances and on the other hand a fantastic collaboration that I have been dying to create then my mind would be on the collaboration - not that I would down prioritize any of the assignments but I definitely prefer the collaborations that have creativity written all over them than the paid assignments that lack creativity but that are only gap fillers during finances.
"TF* is not free work, it's an investment!"
Not my words. Something my other half said that really stuck..
Jan 08 13 04:08 am Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
You I have a lot of respect for.... This is the way I wish everyone was. I have no issue with someone asking about rescheduling due to a paid job but I certainly appreciate the mentality that an obligation made is one worth keeping simply because it was made.
Jan 08 13 04:11 pm Link
Rochester, New York, US
The Trousseau wrote:
This. I have declined or asked for other dates for paid photo sessions that conflict with previously agreed to TF sessions. The model's time and commitment are just as valuable as mine.
Jan 08 13 05:43 pm Link
Dallas, Texas, US
It means what it looks and sounds like. Usually anyone that books a TF will do so when they don't have a paid gig they are looking to shoot. It also depends on how good we are in that model's eye. If we are a better shoot and will offer more to her then she would probably schedule the paid one after us or before or definitely at a different time. She would probably take the best of all worlds...! :-)
Jan 08 13 09:43 pm Link