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Model

Nicole L Grant

Posts: 77

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I answered a casting about test shooting for a magazine and got a response back saying it would be $350. Anything I have tested for in the past I haven't had to pay for. Is this pretty standard and I've just been getting lucky?

Jan 30 13 10:03 am Link

Photographer

Mortonovich

Posts: 5679

San Diego, California, US

No reputable magazine charges for a "test". This sounds like a load
of shit thrown out by some bullshit "publication". Probably more like
a glorified blog, I'd guess.

Jan 30 13 11:54 am Link

Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2190

New York, New York, US

Publications are hurting perhaps this is their new business llama.

/kidding

No, you shouldn't have to pay to test with them.  What's the magazine?

Jan 30 13 12:00 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

NO

Jan 30 13 12:03 pm Link

Model

Jordan Bunniie

Posts: 1701

Los Angeles, California, US

Somethings not right here.

Jan 30 13 12:04 pm Link

Photographer

Kev Lawson

Posts: 9248

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Nicole L Grant wrote:
I answered a casting about test shooting for a magazine and got a response back saying it would be $350. Anything I have tested for in the past I haven't had to pay for. Is this pretty standard and I've just been getting lucky?

was this casting on MM? If so, please Contact a Moderator or you can Flag the casting using the link on the casting page, on the dropdown select Asking for Pay.

Jan 30 13 12:08 pm Link

Model

Nicole L Grant

Posts: 77

Atlanta, Georgia, US

ChiMo wrote:
No reputable magazine charges for a "test". This sounds like a load
of shit thrown out by some bullshit "publication". Probably more like
a glorified blog, I'd guess.

It's not the publication charging that I know of, the photographer is submitting to the mag so I am assuming the charge is from him.

Jan 30 13 12:09 pm Link

Photographer

Mortonovich

Posts: 5679

San Diego, California, US

ChiMo wrote:
No reputable magazine charges for a "test". This sounds like a load
of shit thrown out by some bullshit "publication". Probably more like
a glorified blog, I'd guess.

Nicole L Grant wrote:
It's not the publication charging that I know of, the photographer is submitting to the mag so I am assuming the charge is from him.

Still very whacky. Sounds like he is preying on the desire of a model desperate to be  "published". That's not how it works. Tell him to pound sand.

Jan 30 13 12:16 pm Link

Model

Nicole L Grant

Posts: 77

Atlanta, Georgia, US

UltimateAppeal wrote:
was this casting on MM? If so, please Contact a Moderator or you can Flag the casting using the link on the casting page, on the dropdown select Asking for Pay.

No it was off of MM

Jan 30 13 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

Ali Choudhry Photo

Posts: 178

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Sounds like a scam.

Jan 30 13 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Dallas, Texas, US

Nope!

Jan 30 13 09:06 pm Link

Photographer

Ras Media

Posts: 7

New York, New York, US

Don't throw your money away. And if you do turn it into a gift. Treat your favorite MUA to new brushes or makeup.

Jan 31 13 07:32 pm Link