Forums > Critique > Models who "only accept paid work" let me judge...

Model

Ruqya

Posts: 65

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

newbie..but i will try!

Sep 13 13 05:25 pm Link

Model

Jupiter Red

Posts: 521

New York, New York, US

I doubt I'd ever become a "pay only model"
But I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Sep 13 13 05:29 pm Link

Model

Ashley R Ann

Posts: 90

Covington, Georgia, US

Lee K wrote:

Honestly, you need to try and replace your entire portfolio.  You should be paying photographers.  Really really good ones though obviously.

Sorry baby girl.

Dang, BRUTAL honesty lol thanks for the feedback.

Sep 13 13 06:03 pm Link

Model

Tiffiney C

Posts: 570

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm interested

Tiff
www.TiffineyC.com

Sep 14 13 04:12 pm Link

Model

Beth Chambers

Posts: 465

London, England, United Kingdom

Me please smile

Sep 15 13 02:29 am Link

Photographer

Square Jaw Photography

Posts: 378

Fresno, California, US

I really like this thread idea! Too many models out there think a pretty face qualifies for premium rates. However, I think they know who they are and are smart enough to steer clear from playing hmm

But I've also seen some photogs that can be said the same of them!

Sep 15 13 04:38 am Link

Model

CarlyPeacock

Posts: 1441

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

me please

Sep 15 13 05:20 am Link

Model

Ifa Brand

Posts: 128

London, England, United Kingdom

Am I worth the Bling Bling?
Let's see.
:p

Sep 15 13 05:34 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Tamasha Sayidana wrote:
I'd like to know! I haven't done any paid shoots, but I would like to in the future...

Crackin.

Sep 15 13 08:58 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Ruqya wrote:
newbie..but i will try!

No mention of paid work in your profile.

If there was, you'd be disappointed with my answer.

Sep 15 13 08:59 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Shahzaade wrote:
I doubt I'd ever become a "pay only model"
But I'd like to hear your thoughts.

I'd totally work with you -- but you have the right attitude.  You shouldn't expect to be a "pay only model."

Sep 15 13 09:00 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Tiffiney C wrote:
I'm interested

Tiff

Your web site has a lot of good stuff on it, more so than your profile here.

I definitely think you deserve to be paid often.  I wouldn't pay you (I don't ever pay models), but I would work with you and the results would make the universe collapse.  So basically I don't think you should be paid with no exceptions.  I think you should still be working with top shelf photographers if the opportunity arises.

Basically I think you're doing an excellent job with the look you have.

Sep 15 13 09:04 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Beth Chambers wrote:
Me please smile

You're a great "MM model" -- but if you expect to be paid or to make a career out of this in any form, I'd say you're hitting the good crack.

Sep 15 13 09:06 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Square Jaw Photography wrote:
I really like this thread idea! Too many models out there think a pretty face qualifies for premium rates. However, I think they know who they are and are smart enough to steer clear from playing hmm

I too expected all of the pseudo [online] celebrity traveling models to stay away from this thread.  Or they just aren't visiting the forums, which I can understand, as I rarely check here either.

Sep 15 13 09:08 am Link

Model

Jupiter Red

Posts: 521

New York, New York, US

Lee K wrote:

I'd totally work with you -- but you have the right attitude.  You shouldn't expect to be a "pay only model."

Thank you!
But out of curiosity, if I ever did develop that kind of attitude
Would I be crackin'?
Or..?

Sep 15 13 09:31 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

CarlyPeacock wrote:
me please

I'd have the same response for you that I had for Beth.  smile

Sep 15 13 02:57 pm Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Ifa Brand  wrote:
Am I worth the Bling Bling?
Let's see.

Lots of really good stuff in your portfolio, and you are great for the style you're going for.  I don't think a career is a good plan, but getting paid is totally reasonable for what you're doing.  Far from crackin.

Sep 15 13 02:58 pm Link

Model

_M_M

Posts: 9

Dumont d'Urville - permanent station of France, Sector claimed by France, Antarctica

Me too! tongue

Sep 15 13 03:20 pm Link

Model

Olivia Ashton

Posts: 227

Mount Dora, Florida, US

I still do TF... but want to know if you would work with me?

Sep 15 13 03:33 pm Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Olivia Ashton wrote:
I still do TF... but want to know if you would work with me?

Absolutely.  But I don't work with anyone under 18 through this site.

For what it's worth, you are probably the most deserving to get paid out of anyone yet.  smile

Sep 15 13 03:42 pm Link

Model

Olivia Ashton

Posts: 227

Mount Dora, Florida, US

Wow... thank you!  big_smile  Will you be my "friend"?  *sends a friend request".   

PS.  I love your work which is why I wanted to know.

Sep 15 13 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Mischi - wrote:
Me too! tongue

You're definitely in the top .005% of MM models in my opinion.  Now don't get cocky, because with how many models there are on here, that does include quite a bit -- but you are definitely someone I'd feel lucky to have an opportunity to work with.

Honestly, I'd never pay you, but I might buy you a bagel or something.   Don't even think for a SECOND I'd be covering the cream cheese.

You totally deserve to be paid 95% of the time.  Even if 100%, and you turned down non paid opportunities with exceptional photographers, I still would say you're not crackin.

Sep 15 13 03:45 pm Link

Model

Dara Hanson

Posts: 7

San Diego, California, US

Ooh ive never gotten a critique before. please. id love to know what you think. Ive done paid shoots but dont go around asking for paid only jobs.

Sep 16 13 12:27 am Link

Model

Butch D

Posts: 111

Nashville, Tennessee, US

I guess it's time to play a game.

Sep 16 13 12:57 am Link

Model

CarlyPeacock

Posts: 1441

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lee K wrote:

I'd have the same response for you that I had for Beth.  smile

Maybe you have a thing against redheads? wink ;p

Sep 16 13 02:11 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

CarlyPeacock wrote:

Maybe you have a thing against redheads? wink ;p

Total coincidence, I promise.

Sep 16 13 07:59 am Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6817

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

ok

Sep 16 13 08:03 am Link

Model

MissGoldenarrow

Posts: 8

Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Not that I'm doing any paid work, only TF, but still would like your opinion.

Sep 16 13 01:05 pm Link

Model

E_R_E_K_A

Posts: 2537

Kihei, Hawaii, US

hienvy

Sep 16 13 01:50 pm Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Butch D wrote:
I guess it's time to play a game.

Fully crackin.

Sep 17 13 01:39 pm Link

Model

B R E N N A N

Posts: 4150

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

I'll play. bunny

Sep 17 13 01:54 pm Link

Model

Butch D

Posts: 111

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Lee K wrote:

Fully crackin.

No,I never touch the stuff. Actually,I model,and,shoot for fun. Also,to try an express an idea,or,emotion. I like to work,and,try both sides of lens. Looking through both sides of the glass. You have a better understanding. That's my thoughts on it.

Sep 17 13 02:59 pm Link

Model

-kat-

Posts: 119

Miami, Florida, US

Okay, give it to me straight.

Sep 17 13 05:39 pm Link

Model

Dara Hanson

Posts: 7

San Diego, California, US

AwwwWWww dont miss meEEee!

Sep 17 13 11:33 pm Link

Model

_BlossomFairy_

Posts: 155

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

me smile

Sep 18 13 03:09 pm Link

Model

Miss Memphis

Posts: 20

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

im interested.

Sep 19 13 06:56 am Link

Model

Lizzy Takahashi

Posts: 54

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

I only tell people that when I don't want to work with them. Works out well.

Sep 19 13 08:35 pm Link

Model

Ashli Rossetti

Posts: 4

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

For me this is a hobby now (Hence the 'paid assignments only') as after graduating I landed some incredible jobs in the Fashion industry as a stylist where I have worked with some amazing photographers, with an ad featured in Vogue (from a blue chip company).

You said you were open to criticism as well... I think you need to rethink your retouching, your portraits look as if they were once great but fell victim to the over retouched look of Model Mayhem, maybe if you paid some agency standard models you would not have to cheapen your work with this look. With that being said I do not think that you are in a position to be so judgmental.

Feel free to criticize my portfolio, as I am sure you will

Sep 19 13 10:28 pm Link

Model

Nova_

Posts: 81

New York, New York, US

How about me?

Sep 20 13 12:18 am Link

Photographer

Lee K

Posts: 2411

Palatine, Illinois, US

Ashli Rossetti wrote:
For me this is a hobby now (Hence the 'paid assignments only') as after graduating I landed some incredible jobs in the Fashion industry as a stylist where I have worked with some amazing photographers, with an ad featured in Vogue (from a blue chip company).

You said you were open to criticism as well... I think you need to rethink your retouching, your portraits look as if they were once great but fell victim to the over retouched look of Model Mayhem, maybe if you paid some agency standard models you would not have to cheapen your work with this look. With that being said I do not think that you are in a position to be so judgmental.

Feel free to criticize my portfolio, as I am sure you will

This is a nice little psychological burrito of passive aggressiveness and insecurity.

Cute.  Thanks for the laughs.

Sep 20 13 07:15 am Link