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Photographer
W A L K E R
Posts: 78
Los Angeles, California, US


What really makes the most money?
May 13 08 12:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Wynd Mulysa
Posts: 8,587
Pensacola, Florida, US


walker wrote:
What really makes the most money?

Do you really have to ask?

May 13 08 12:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kas_
Posts: 11,107
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


hmm
May 13 08 12:30 am  Link  Quote 
Model
m_O
Posts: 708
Houston, Texas, US


Wynd Mulysa wrote:

Do you really have to ask?

Seriously.

Gosh just take off your clothes already.

(kidding.)

May 13 08 12:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Magic Image Photography
Posts: 3,606
Temple City, California, US


I think nudes overpower everything else on the book. Unless your a fine ass knock out that couthing is just as hot as you.
May 13 08 12:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BrettJ
Posts: 154
Seattle, Washington, US


a naked photographer will make very little.
nude models will make more than a clothed models.
and a photographer that sells amazing photos will make the most of all...again tho...I always think the photog should remain non-nude..
May 13 08 12:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
W A L K E R
Posts: 78
Los Angeles, California, US


Wynd Mulysa wrote:

Do you really have to ask?

No there is a reason for trying to make a friend understand some about the industry.

May 13 08 12:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
W A L K E R
Posts: 78
Los Angeles, California, US


thank you all for your input.
May 13 08 12:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Abbitt Photography
Posts: 11,124
Oakland Acres, Iowa, US


Are you talking about the model or the photographer making money?

Many models charge more for nudes, so I'd say often they make more money with nudes.   

However, I don't think nudes (images), necessarily make any more, so a photographer who is paying models more for nudes may be making less money.    I make money on landscapes, not nudes.

In the end, it's really about the quality of the image and the market for such images.
May 13 08 09:53 am  Link  Quote 
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GPS Studio Services
Posts: 33,445
San Francisco, California, US


Let's put this into simple perspective;

1. For Models - A successful agency model in the mainstream will do far better than a glamour model.  A single cover or good assignment can pay more than most Internet models make in a year, but for all others, an Internet nude model will typically make more.  Put another way, if you are with Ford and are getting booked regularly, you will do great.  If you are trying to work as an independent or just off the web, you will need nudity if you want to make a good living.

2.  For Photographers - Most successful photographers shoot at least some nudes.  There is nudity in mainstream fashion, so let's talk about glamour vs non-glamour.  The most money is in mainstream advertising and editorial for the major magazines.  If you shoot spreads for Cosmo every week and pick up an ad campaign twice a month for Revlon, you are driving your Porsche.  Beyond that, it is complicated for everyone.  There is a lot of money in weddings if you are good at it.  There isn't a lot of money shooting nudes and trying to sell the images to magazines, but, if you are good at it, you can make a good living off of the web.

Nudes are just one aspect of the business.  Unless you get hired as a staff photographer by Playboy or build enough websites, you aren't going to make it as a photographer shooting nudes.  But unless you hit the top tier, you are also not going to get rich shooting for Cosmo. 

The same is true for models.

There is a time and place to do nudes and a lot of models make a great living on the web.  In the end there is no right or wrong answer.  It is just one possibility.
May 13 08 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Thomas 3
Posts: 1,301
Denver, Colorado, US


Let's see, the better model you are, the more money you will make.

The better photographer you are, the more money you will make.

If you are better at nudes than fashion, you will make more money at nudes (true for models or photographers).
May 13 08 11:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
OmarImages
Posts: 149
Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


walker wrote:
What really makes the most money?

Porn big_smile

May 13 08 11:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ATMPhotos
Posts: 1,563
Brooklyn, New York, US


walker wrote:
What really makes the most money?
Wynd Mulysa wrote:
Do you really have to ask?

lol lol lol

May 13 08 12:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FlirtynFun Photography
Posts: 12,837
Houston, Texas, US


I USUALLY make better money shooting when I keep my clothes on...models DON'T like to see me naked!
May 13 08 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ATMPhotos
Posts: 1,563
Brooklyn, New York, US


Paul Thomas wrote:
Let's see, the better model you are, the more money you will make.

The better photographer you are, the more money you will make.

If you are better at nudes than fashion, you will make more money at nudes (true for models or photographers).

QFT

May 13 08 12:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Colin Talcroft
Posts: 1,077
Santa Rosa, California, US


I think this was a gratuitous post aimed at getting attention, not a serious question.
May 13 08 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photo Matt
Posts: 759
Chalfont, Pennsylvania, US


if i could make more money shooting naked i would.
May 13 08 04:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cast-in-Pixels
Posts: 10
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US


I guess if I was going for the horrified model look I could take my clothes off. But only if I felt safe and had an escort.
May 13 08 05:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dana Barry
Posts: 1,920
Brooklyn, New York, US


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May 13 08 05:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumigraphics
Posts: 32,628
Detroit, Michigan, US


BrettJ wrote:
a naked photographer will make very little.
nude llamas will make more than a clothed llamas.
and a photographer that sells amazing photos will make the most of all...again tho...I always think the photog should remain non-nude..

So commercial agencies get more nude than non-nude work?

Getting booked for a national ad campaign is going to pay a lot more than a random nude shoot...

May 13 08 06:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Anna Catherine
Posts: 571
Brugge, West Flanders, Belgium


Dana Barry wrote:
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smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

you're such a dork.

May 14 08 12:51 am  Link  Quote 
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