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Photographer

Moshe Levis

Posts: 5

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California, US

As a photographer, how many times have you wished you could take those amazing artistic and creative nude shots you have seen in one's portfolio?

Those kind of artistic photographs are required for some high paying photography jobs, and not having the chance to even apply to those jobs is, lets face it, sucks!

So you decided you should call up some models, look for a private studio and rent/buy the most affordable lighting kit. Sounds great and all, but you then realized it can cost you hundreds of dollars that you may not have.

I have the perfect solution!

Ask me about it I would love to know what you think smile

Mar 05 14 09:48 pm Link

Photographer

Erick Blink

Posts: 399

Burbank, California, US

This sounds like spam.

Mar 05 14 09:51 pm Link

Photographer

ms-photo

Posts: 537

Portland, Oregon, US

You invented a photo workshop?

This kind of thing should be posted in the "events" forum, not here.

Mar 05 14 09:58 pm Link

Photographer

Leonard Gee Photography

Posts: 16718

Sacramento, California, US

1. I have not gotten any jobs because of nude images - ever. Even the jobs that required a nude.

2. It has never cost me any money to get a model and shoot images for my own use. Nude or otherwise.

3. I have a very extensive and expensive, as well as inexpensive lighting kits already.

What was your point? Yes, this would be thinly veiled spam.

Mar 05 14 10:12 pm Link

Photographer

Barely StL

Posts: 1162

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Well, I don't pay models for portfolio shoots. I have my own studio and lighting equipment. But you have managed to arouse my curiosity. In other words, I'll bite.

Mar 05 14 10:35 pm Link

Photographer

Rik Williams

Posts: 3621

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Moshe Levis wrote:
As a photographer, how many times have you wished you could take those amazing artistic and creative nude shots you have seen in one's portfolio?

Those kind of artistic photographs are required for some high paying photography jobs, and not having the chance to even apply to those jobs is, lets face it, sucks!

So you decided you should call up some models, look for a private studio and rent/buy the most affordable lighting kit. Sounds great and all, but you then realized it can cost you hundreds of dollars that you may not have.

I have the perfect solution!

Ask me about it I would love to know what you think smile

Oh wow!!!

Are you one of those highly paid photographers you mentioned above?

I'm really keen to know more, first, where do you store all those amazing, yet frugally shot images you speak of?
And can I be as good as you too someday?

Tell us more! Please!!

Mar 05 14 10:44 pm Link

Model

Danish delight

Posts: 691

Marina del Rey, California, US

GWC

Mar 05 14 10:51 pm Link

Photographer

American Glamour

Posts: 38251

Denver, Colorado, US

Erick Blink wrote:
This sounds like spam.

It does, but he is a newbie.  Let's show him the ropes and cut him a little slack.

Mar 05 14 10:57 pm Link

Photographer

Rob Photosby

Posts: 3568

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Moshe Levis wrote:
... but you then realized it can cost you hundreds of dollars ...

Actually, it costs thousands of dollars.  But what is your point?

Mar 05 14 11:05 pm Link

Photographer

Rob Photosby

Posts: 3568

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

GPS Studio Services wrote:

It does, but he is a newbie.  Let's show him the ropes and cut him a little slack.

He has been on MM since June 3rd, 2011.  Not really a newbie.

Mar 05 14 11:07 pm Link

Photographer

Fashion Figure Fantasy

Posts: 126

Lexington, Kentucky, US

newb or not after that intro I would have expected to see some amazing samples in the portfolio.

Mar 05 14 11:11 pm Link

Photographer

ms-photo

Posts: 537

Portland, Oregon, US

This guy is spamming every forum that mentions "nude" in the title now.

Mar 05 14 11:30 pm Link

Photographer

RBM Photo

Posts: 557

Bellbrook, Ohio, US

Um, exactly what high-paying photography job is it that requires creative nude photography?

Mar 05 14 11:45 pm Link

Photographer

JLC Images

Posts: 11583

Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US

Moderator Note!

Moshe Levis wrote:
I have the perfect solution!

Ask me about it I would love to know what you think smile

The forums are for discussion.  If you have a solution to share do so here.

Mar 05 14 11:56 pm Link

Photographer

Filles de Pin-up

Posts: 2316

Wichita, Kansas, US

spam

facepalm

Mar 06 14 12:12 am Link

Photographer

ms-photo

Posts: 537

Portland, Oregon, US

Also, his facebook page says he's a retoucher.  So all the images in his portfolio likely aren't even his.

Mar 06 14 12:21 am Link

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Photographer

ChadAlan

Posts: 4063

Los Angeles, California, US

Moshe Levis wrote:
As a photographer, how many times have you wished you could take those amazing artistic and creative nude shots you have seen in one's portfolio?

Those kind of artistic photographs are required for some high paying photography jobs, and not having the chance to even apply to those jobs is, lets face it, sucks!

So you decided you should call up some models, look for a private studio and rent/buy the most affordable lighting kit. Sounds great and all, but you then realized it can cost you hundreds of dollars that you may not have.

I have the perfect solution!

Ask me about it I would love to know what you think smile

I'm not looking to shoot nudes, I'm looking to create some great concepts that may or may not involve nudity.

But wait! There's more!

If you have a nice body of work, models might come looking for you. There's no need for a studio or expensive gear to create great artistic shots, and for $9.99 I'll send you a list of amazing models in your area!

Ok kidding obviously but I am curious now about the OP's proposition.

Workshop, group shoot or lots of rope and duct tape?

smile

Mar 06 14 01:10 am Link

Photographer

Another Italian Guy

Posts: 3279

Bath, England, United Kingdom

LOL at the presentation.

But spam is still spam however it's served.







Just my $0.02 etc. etc.

Mar 06 14 02:30 am Link

Photographer

Mr HOGs Poetry

Posts: 133

Weaverville, North Carolina, US

Moshe Levis wrote:
As a photographer, how many times have you wished you could take those amazing artistic and creative nude shots you have seen in one's portfolio?

What? In my portfolio? I did take them! Not much wishing involved.

Moshe Levis wrote:
Those kind of artistic photographs are required for some high paying photography jobs, and not having the chance to even apply to those jobs is, lets face it, sucks!

Are you threatening me? If I want a job I can get one, thanks. Don't tell me I have to do it with my photo's, I'm not into wage-slaving with these.

Moshe Levis wrote:
So you decided you should call up some models, look for a private studio and rent/buy the most affordable lighting kit. Sounds great and all, but you then realized it can cost you hundreds of dollars that you may not have.

No, someone gave me an old film camera, I bought some slide film, placed an ad on CL and started by shooting one of the 15 or so people who answered the ad. It's a pretty dumb way to go about things but it works for me.

Moshe Levis wrote:
I have the perfect solution!

I have my doubts.

Moshe Levis wrote:
Ask me about it I would love to know what you think smile

Okay. Hey Moshe, what's your great idea?

Mar 06 14 04:12 am Link

Photographer

T Smalls Photography

Posts: 120

San Diego, California, US

If I order in the next 30 minutes, will I get a second one for free?

Mar 06 14 06:12 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7319

New York, New York, US

T Smalls Photography wrote:
If I order in the next 30 minutes, will I get a second one for free?

+1

Mar 06 14 06:20 am Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8795

Olney, Maryland, US

Your first nude shoot was yesterday and you have no nudes in your portfolio.  I'll pass on your wonderful ideas.

Mar 06 14 06:39 am Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8795

Olney, Maryland, US

T Smalls Photography wrote:
If I order in the next 30 minutes, will I get a second one for free?

And forgive one of the four easy payments of $29.99?

Mar 06 14 06:41 am Link