Forums > Photography Talk > Things you shouldn't say to a model

Model

Alexis_

Posts: 9

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

I saw the previous thread about "things to never say to a photographer" and thought it would be fun and interesting to see both sides. smile

Jan 09 13 12:33 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15702

Orlando, Florida, US

"Suck it in, fatty"

Jan 09 13 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

Caveman Creations

Posts: 580

Fort Worth, Texas, US

This ought to be good. big_smile

How about.......

"Is that supposed to look like that?" hmm

Jan 09 13 12:37 pm Link

Photographer

Douglas Photo 78

Posts: 180

Tallahassee, Florida, US

"lift your left leg about 6 inches........... OK, now lift the other leg too"

Jan 09 13 12:39 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6574

Elkton, Maryland, US

Alexis_ wrote:
Things you shouldn't say to a model

You looked much better in the pictures.  smile

Jan 09 13 12:40 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6574

Elkton, Maryland, US

Jan 09 13 12:41 pm Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

"So, THAT'S what you brought to wear?!"

(I've actually been guilty of this one a few times sad )

Jan 09 13 12:41 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

"you look 10 years older than what's in your portfolio"   oooops

Jan 09 13 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

Douglas Photo 78

Posts: 180

Tallahassee, Florida, US

Connor Photography wrote:

You looked much better in the pictures.  smile

Ouch!

Jan 09 13 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6574

Elkton, Maryland, US

Douglas Photo 78 wrote:
"lift your left leg about 6 inches........... OK, now lift the other leg too"

That is way too complicated.  There are far more direct approaches.  big_smile

Jan 09 13 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

PhotographybyT

Posts: 7692

Monterey, California, US

The bulge in my pant pocket is just my light meter. big_smile

Jan 09 13 12:46 pm Link

Photographer

Ezhini

Posts: 1601

Wichita, Kansas, US

"Where is the model?"

Jan 09 13 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

Beautifully Soft Focus

Posts: 529

Peoria, Illinois, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
"Suck it in, fatty"

rotfl smile smile smile  I needed a good belly laugh

Y'all be easy,

Alvin

Jan 09 13 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

Ezhini

Posts: 1601

Wichita, Kansas, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
"Suck it in, fatty"

I say this almost in every shoot when shooting women.
But, I dont add the fatty part!

I say, "Suck it in, stick 'em out!"

Jan 09 13 12:48 pm Link

Model

Scarlett Renee

Posts: 220

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Have you ever thought about implants?

-.-

Jan 09 13 12:50 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 6574

Elkton, Maryland, US

PhotographybyT wrote:
The bulge in my pant pocket is just my light meter. big_smile

I hope you didn't need to unzip to make your point.  I guess you did big_smile big_smile big_smile

Jan 09 13 12:52 pm Link

Photographer

JBerman Photography

Posts: 1113

New York, New York, US

"it's a good thing that I have photoshop"

Jan 09 13 12:53 pm Link

Photographer

Cardillo Photography

Posts: 1360

Palm Coast, Florida, US

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
"you look 10 years older than what's in your portfolio"   oooops

I have wished I said that a couple of times......LOL

Jan 09 13 12:54 pm Link

Photographer

Caveman Creations

Posts: 580

Fort Worth, Texas, US

"OH, are you pregnant?"

Jan 09 13 12:55 pm Link

Photographer

Srefis Limited

Posts: 960

Asheville, North Carolina, US

"Don't shoot with that photographer, he sucks."

Jan 09 13 12:55 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Ignore the plastic tarp, Quikrete and shovels. I thought you were bringing an escort.

Jan 09 13 12:56 pm Link

Photographer

Natural Means

Posts: 596

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Ezhini wrote:
"Where is the model?"

I said this once (or something similar).

There is no rescue from that situation that I know of.

Jan 09 13 12:58 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

What are you doing with your hair?

Jan 09 13 01:00 pm Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15702

Orlando, Florida, US

Ezhini wrote:

I say this almost in every shoot when shooting women.
But, I dont add the fatty part!

I say, "Suck it in, stick 'em out!"

I actually do say this when I'm shooting thin models.  It's a pretty good way to lighten the mood.  I get reactions from surprise to laughing.  And even very thin models can look paunchy if they aren't aware of what their body is doing.

I haven't been punched yet.


Yet.

Jan 09 13 01:00 pm Link

Photographer

Lumatic

Posts: 13750

Brooklyn, New York, US

"Say cheese."

Jan 09 13 01:01 pm Link

Artist/Painter

sdgillis

Posts: 2444

Portland, Oregon, US

sadly I have probably said many many many wrong things. sometimes just for a reaction. sometimes out of nervousness, sometimes cause I was being terrible. poke or thought i was being funny

lucky enough to have worked with many very good sports and humored individuals. big_smile

Jan 09 13 01:04 pm Link

Model

Leone P

Posts: 515

Batley, England, United Kingdom

Connor Photography wrote:
You looked much better in the pictures.  smile

I always worry about that when meeting photographers for the first time haha! Hoping i live up to my portfolio.

Leone P. x

Jan 09 13 01:06 pm Link

Photographer

imagesbysg

Posts: 4

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Funny.. Lines. I have come close to saying the suck it in one..once..

How about this one?

'Don't look at the camera..look away. It works better'

Jan 09 13 01:07 pm Link

Photographer

Nicholas Fischer

Posts: 41

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

"Oh boy, that's definitely not your good side"

"How am I gonna photoshop that !?!"

"Ah, I see you brought your mom. Do you think she'll wanna do some lingerie shots?"

"Oh my god! Are you a scarecrow or is this how you actually pose ?"

"I've changed my mind, I think I'll just do headshots this time"

Jan 09 13 01:09 pm Link

Model

Brightonn

Posts: 234

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

I've been asked to alter my base-powder close to 18 times on a trade shoot - though the beauty images did turn out pretty good.  I almost thought about quiting once as there was also no air condition.

Jan 09 13 01:13 pm Link

Photographer

Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54149

Buena Park, California, US

Can I put my finger in there?

Jan 09 13 01:15 pm Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

"So how are things going in the amateur modeling world?"

I got asked this by one particular photographer often, who always made the point to tell me he was a "professional" and I was "amateur", even when he was paying me for his portfolio development and I was modeling professionally full-time.

"I usually work with really gorgeous models... I mean, really, REALLY gorgeous, beautiful, tall women...  I mean, have you seen Taylor?? Like, W-O-W, now that's what I call a model.... so yeah, um, let's get back to our shoot..."

big_smile big_smile big_smile smile

Often these things are said off-the-cuff...  total ignorance to the fact their comments are insulting... but I find it somewhat humourous and forgiving...  I know they're not really intending to be unkind, they're just not thinking!

Jan 09 13 01:19 pm Link

Photographer

sammyspade

Posts: 98

Portland, Oregon, US

I just spent the last of my money on this new lens. This is going to have to be TFP. 

Can you arch your back more?  more?  more?  This shot's not going to work unless you can get that pained look off your face.

How are your hand-stands?

Let's see if you can balance on top of...

Jan 09 13 01:22 pm Link

Photographer

mac13photography

Posts: 28

New York, New York, US

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
"you look 10 years older than what's in your portfolio"   oooops

you probably shouldn't say this exactly; but as someone who works with actors everyday there is nothing more frustrating then casting someone based off their headshot and it is far off from the real thing.

Jan 09 13 01:25 pm Link

Photographer

Pantelis Palios Fashion

Posts: 30

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

"Things you shouldn't say to a model"

Anything; as anything can be taken as inappropriate!

Jan 09 13 01:26 pm Link

Photographer

Lumatic

Posts: 13750

Brooklyn, New York, US

model emily  wrote:
"So how are things going in the amateur modeling world?"

I got asked this by one particular photographer often, who always made the point to tell me he was a "professional" and I was "amateur", even when he was paying me for his portfolio development and I was modeling professionally full-time.

"I usually work with really gorgeous models... I mean, really, REALLY gorgeous, beautiful, tall women... so yeah, um, let's get back to our shoot..."

I... what?

Wow, talk about a case of Rectal-Cranium Inversion...  lol

Jan 09 13 01:27 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38534

Portland, Oregon, US

That was a great pose, can you try it again without farting?

Jan 09 13 01:28 pm Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

sammyspade wrote:
Can you arch your back more?  more?  more?  This shot's not going to work unless you can get that pained look off your face.

hehe. smile

Jan 09 13 01:28 pm Link

Photographer

Hero Foto

Posts: 878

Phoenix, Arizona, US

"Can I set you on fire?"

Jan 09 13 01:29 pm Link

Photographer

A Preppy Photography

Posts: 329

San Jose, California, US

What I wanted to say :

"You're a Model?"


I keep my trap shut more than I should.

Jan 09 13 01:33 pm Link