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In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


DeeEight wrote:

I tried to politely (as we were discussing why i didn't want to do what she was asking) explain to her that none of the models I've worked with so far (and they're getting booked to do actual PUBLISHED books, or runways, or pinup calendars, etc) have demanded to be present for editing/deleting, and that I do have other models waiting for me to have time available to shoot them, but she wasn't hearing any of it. She was tooo good for me (she has a total of ONE photoshoot with ONE photographer who wasn't like, her bf with a point & shoot to her credit so far) and wanted me to know it.

Now as to you Amy Beth, I'd love to shoot you if it wasn't for that pesky 800 miles distance involved. A lot of your images seem set in weird locations like I like to use as backdrops for my own shoots. Closest I've got to an abandoned asylum is an abandoned sewage treatment plant.

If you have such a line of publication quality models waiting to work with you, why are you even bothering with any of this?

Jul 11 12 10:37 am  Link  Quote 
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DeeEight
Posts: 104
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


In Balance Photography wrote:
If you have such a line of publication quality models waiting to work with you, why are you even bothering with any of this?

I've been asking myself that too, and I think its because I don't want to limit myself to just shooting the same models all the time.

Jul 11 12 10:48 am  Link  Quote 
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rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


In Balance Photography wrote:
If you have such a line of publication quality models waiting to work with you, why are you even bothering with any of this?

I think it's quite normal for photographers to fall for models who rationally aren't worth their time.

Jul 11 12 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
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In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


DeeEight wrote:

I've been asking myself that too, and I think its because I don't want to limit myself to just shooting the same models all the time.

How many publication quality models are in that line?

Jul 11 12 10:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KMP
Posts: 4,750
Houston, Texas, US


rp_photo wrote:
I think it's quite normal for photographers to fall for models who rationally aren't worth their time.

EH? I think he was talking about something totally unrelated to infatuation with any particular model..

Jul 11 12 11:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Image Works Photography
Posts: 2,890
Orlando, Florida, US


"Also I will not work with models who insist on being present after the shoot to supervise my pulling images off my camera and immediately deciding which ones I delete, keep, edit, etc. I do my editing in my own time, usually a day or two later, and other than downloading the pics the same day/night as the shoot, I never actually start to look at them until the next day at the earliest"
I personally would take that mention in your profile out- it just spells trouble.
Jul 11 12 11:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rik Austin
Posts: 10,867
Austin, Texas, US


Never.  I'd just show her the door. 

I'd be careful about putting anything negative on your profile.  If I see anything negative on model's profile I just hit the NEXT button.  I go over such details either in a preshoot meeting or in correspondence.
Jul 11 12 11:43 am  Link  Quote 
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rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


rp_photo wrote:
I think it's quite normal for photographers to fall for models who rationally aren't worth their time.
KevinMcGowanPhotography wrote:
EH? I think he was talking about something totally unrelated to infatuation with any particular model..

What I meant was "creatively attracted", as in often we feel the need to work with someone who we really don't need to.

Jul 11 12 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DeeEight
Posts: 104
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


I deleted the negativity.

Also I've noticed an explosion in viewings of the nudes in my port as of this thread being created, but not the other pictures... wink
Jul 11 12 11:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


DeeEight wrote:
I deleted the negativity.

Also I've noticed an explosion in viewings of the nudes in my port as of this thread being created, but not the other pictures... wink

Hmmm. What do you think that means?

Jul 11 12 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DeeEight
Posts: 104
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


In Balance Photography wrote:

Hmmm. What do you think that means?

That there are a lot of folks who read the forums who just like to look at naked boobies....

Jul 11 12 12:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


DeeEight wrote:

That there are a lot of folks who read the forums who just like to look at naked boobies....

That would be one conclusion to be drawn.

Jul 11 12 12:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,322
Orlando, Florida, US


I've been on this site a long time.  I've been pretty active in the forums for a long time.  Patterns emerge.

Someone will vent about a situation, hoping to hear all of their peers agree with their position and back them up.  A few from the other side of the aisle (models/photographers) will offer a point of view that may or may not make sense.  The OP will often clarify (backpedal) their position and/or offer more information to make them look less extreme.  And then tangents are taken and the thread usually devolves into something that has nothing to do with the original topic.

It's cute.

But something that has been going on a long time is that someone will contact someone else about a shoot because they love their look or their images.  It's all hearts and flowers until some demand is brought up (usually too far into negotiations for the comfort of the other) and then the shoot doesn't happen.  One party or both are butthurt about it (hence the rant thread) and all of a sudden, this person that they wanted to work with before is a hack, immature, unprofessional, ugly, or whatever.

This makes me giggle every single time. 

To answer the OP's question, no, this has never happened to me.  Ever.  9 times out of 10 (similar to Erlinda) I will not show the model the camera screen as we're going along because it wastes time and it's unnecessary. 

To EVERYONE out there.  Make your intentions and conditions known in the first 3 messages when setting up a shoot.  Please let me know RIGHT away if you'll be bringing 2 escorts (who will need to be fed lunch), need hair and MUA provided at my expense, VOSS waters chilled to 7 degrees Celcius, and a DVD at the end of the shoot with all RAW (.NEF) images with a usage agreement that you may do whatever you want with them.  It will save me lots of time.


To the OP.  Just stop it.  This site is heavily populated with amateur and unprofessional people.  Consider it the Facebook of modeling.  Maybe even the MySpace of modeling if things continue to decline.  Accepting a certain percentage of shenanigans comes with the "free" profile deal.

Read more and post less.  Learn to read people better and you'll have a far better experience here.  And out there.
Jul 11 12 12:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Kirk
Posts: 4,443
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Sorry to hear about this.

The more I shoot the less I am set in my ways or determined to stick to "my rules".  I am quite open to discussing the model's concerns in advance of the shoot to see if there is a mutally beneficial arrangement we can come to in less than 3 emails or so - after that I lose patience and move on.  That being said, if the demands seem too ridiculous or there seems to be a deep sense of drama or mistrust right of the top that's a conversation that I won't even begin.

I have not had models demand to be part of the editing process in the way you describe, but I do tell models for many TF* shoots that if there are photos they are not happy with then they will not be used (same goes for MUA, hair etc.).  I have only had once a model ask that photos from the shoot not be used (two of them) as she felt the pose was too sexy (I tend to review a subset of the photos with the team during the shoot as a quick break and a way to gather input).

Of course you should not name the model in the forums (outing), but being in the same area as you I would be interested in knowing who this model is if you don't mind sharing with me via PM.

I have found there to be many reasonable models in our area so hopefully you're unlikely to run across this again.
Jul 11 12 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DeeEight
Posts: 104
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Good Egg Productions wrote:
To the OP.  Just stop it.  This site is heavily populated with amateur and unprofessional people.  Consider it the Facebook of modeling.  Maybe even the MySpace of modeling if things continue to decline.  Accepting a certain percentage of shenanigans comes with the "free" profile deal.

I snipped out the fluff that could apply on ANY forum in any industry. But for this particular point, would you not expect better from a person who has PAID for the upgrade from free profile to have behaved better ? Perhaps I'm was being naive in expecting that paying out of pocket for a profile, when joining the site, meant that she was taking it more seriously. Maybe she was just doing so though to come off as more professional than she was actually prepared to be, or that she already had the Diva attitude and felt she needed the Diva profile to go along with it.

Jul 11 12 07:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jay Manne aka JJimagery
Posts: 4
Miami, Florida, US


This one is simple.... I tell anyone I am shooting they are going to sign a model release in advance of the shoot. No sign release, no shoot.... The rights over the photos are without debate.... they may be the models image on the photos, but their MY photos.... if they can't deal with that, they can take a hike. Get a signed release first, then anything that is discussed thereafter is all meaningless. They are YOUR photos unless or until you waive your rights to them.
Mar 26 13 08:03 am  Link  Quote 
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Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 7,103
New York, New York, US


After each set I show them the photos on the camera and rate the ones we both like on the camera. When it's over I send only the highly rated photos edited. The star rating on the camera is a good tool to use (Canon cameras). You can then have only those downloaded and save time from going through them all in Bridge. I don't take hundreds of photos of anyone so that helps too. I go slow and try my best to be selective from the start.
Mar 26 13 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,336
Salem, Oregon, US


i know of photographers who sit with the model after the shoot and do the selects and the edits. by the time the model leaves it's all done. makes for a long day, though.

for our part we post a session gallery (sometimes every photo and sometimes we toss out the really bad ones first) and let the model choose her favorites for retouching.

i'm willing to work with special needs models. especially if they are amazing.
Mar 26 13 08:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Andrew Koenig
Posts: 314
Gillette, New Jersey, US


DeeEight wrote:
that was to happen on thursday, because I refused to let her watch me download the pics off my camera and then decide which pictures I took would be deleted right off the bat.

I think this is what they call a win-win situation.

Mar 26 13 08:32 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,336
Salem, Oregon, US


it puts me in a good mood to start my day. plus when you're my age you have to do things to keep the motor running or it will seize up!

DeeEight wrote:
That there are a lot of folks who read the forums who just like to look at naked boobies....

Mar 26 13 08:35 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,336
Salem, Oregon, US


there are no rules (beyond don't harass the model). do whatever you want. but some strategies may prove to be more effective than others in terms of getting what you want.

for my part if a model starts making unusual requests she better be darn good! it's easy to find girls who can stand there looking good. harder to find ones who can give a performance.

DeeEight wrote:
Actually that's pretty much just what I was looking for as an answer... so I know I'm not nuts for having my own standards and sticking to them for how I do my photography (from start to finish).

Mar 26 13 08:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Looknsee Photography
Posts: 21,168
Portland, Oregon, US


DeeEight wrote:
that was to happen on thursday, because I refused to let her watch me download the pics off my camera and then decide which pictures I took would be deleted right off the bat.

I think many photographers would have canceled this shoot, based on the model's demands.

DeeEight wrote:
This would have been for a TFx shoot, but I give a LOT of edits and all the raw images to my models, so its not as if they're only getting a handful of pics like a lot of photogs give their models. When she agreed to shoot with me, she did the whole flattery routine about loving my ideas, loving the photos in my portfolio, etc.

Of course when she was told I do my own editing and deleting, and in my own time frame, ALONE... she took to calling my shots crap and my style unprofessional.

Anyone else have this happen? Am I out of line for telling her to essentially (but not so impolitely) bugger off and good luck finding photographers who'll let a model with ONE SINGLE photoshoot to their credit dictate how their art is created to them ?

Me?  No, I never had something like this happen.  But then again...
     ...  I prefer experienced models, and
     ...  I like to pay models (so that their getting pictures in an unexpected bonus).

But we photographers basically won't tolerate anyone, including the model, to delete our images before we got a chance to study and/or edit them.

Mar 26 13 08:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rob Photosby
Posts: 2,479
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


DeeEight wrote:
that was to happen on thursday, because I refused to let her watch me download the pics off my camera and then decide which pictures I took would be deleted right off the bat. This would have been for a TFx shoot, but I give a LOT of edits and all the raw images to my models, so its not as if they're only getting a handful of pics like a lot of photogs give their models. When she agreed to shoot with me, she did the whole flattery routine about loving my ideas, loving the photos in my portfolio, etc.

Of course when she was told I do my own editing and deleting, and in my own time frame, ALONE... she took to calling my shots crap and my style unprofessional.

Anyone else have this happen? Am I out of line for telling her to essentially (but not so impolitely) bugger off and good luck finding photographers who'll let a model with ONE SINGLE photoshoot to their credit dictate how their art is created to them ?

I understand your position and do not find it unreasonable, but there are other ways of doing things.

If the model insisted on vetoing images (as yours seems to have done), I would find that unreasonable and off-putting.

However, I shoot nudes and I have often made the offer to models to allow them to delete any images they are uncomfortable with.  To date, none have accepted the offer, so I suspect that having that power is more important than actually exercising it.  Many models like to see the images after a shoot, but, so far, none have had the endurance to look at every image.

I think you are unwise to give a full set of unedited images unless they are watermarked as such.

Mar 26 13 08:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Grayscale Photo
Posts: 107
Columbus, Ohio, US


Marin Photography wrote:
I don't take hundreds of photos of anyone so that helps too. I go slow and try my best to be selective from the start.

I think this is helpful advice.  It's OK to use a light meter to set the light ratio.  Fire off a couple of shots to check it and fine tune if necessary.  Set up a look or pose and capture it with a few variations in a handful of shots.  Move on to the next look. 

Taking 400+ photos of less than half a dozen looks guarantees lots and lots (and lots) of near duplicate images that are hard to sift through for the occasional "keeper."  If the model gets to see ALL of the unedited shots, it gives the impression of lots and lots (and lots) of shots not worth editing.

Mar 26 13 08:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Will Snizek Photography
Posts: 1,387
Beckley, West Virginia, US


DeeEight wrote:
that was to happen on thursday, because I refused to let her watch me download the pics off my camera and then decide which pictures I took would be deleted right off the bat. This would have been for a TFx shoot, but I give a LOT of edits and all the raw images to my models, so its not as if they're only getting a handful of pics like a lot of photogs give their models. When she agreed to shoot with me, she did the whole flattery routine about loving my ideas, loving the photos in my portfolio, etc.

Of course when she was told I do my own editing and deleting, and in my own time frame, ALONE... she took to calling my shots crap and my style unprofessional.

Anyone else have this happen? Am I out of line for telling her to essentially (but not so impolitely) bugger off and good luck finding photographers who'll let a model with ONE SINGLE photoshoot to their credit dictate how their art is created to them ?

I don't think you are out of line.  I don't think a photographer should ever let someone else dictate what images are used or edited. No real reason to get rude or anything though.  I say just stick to your values and move on to the next shoot.  At least you know who not to shoot with in the future.

Mar 26 13 08:54 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,336
Salem, Oregon, US


for my part i like having lots to choose from. expressions can be so subtle and they make all the difference. i hate thinking "this image would have been perfect except the expression isn't quite right" on our last 4-hour model shoot we took 1,200 shots. all live into a TV for everyone to see. just how we do it.

Grayscale Photo wrote:
Taking 400+ photos of less than half a dozen looks guarantees lots and lots (and lots) of near duplicate images that are hard to sift through for the occasional "keeper."  If the model gets to see ALL of the unedited shots, it gives the impression of lots and lots (and lots) of shots not worth editing.

Mar 26 13 08:54 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Brie-L Lyn
Posts: 16
Olympia, Washington, US


Very well put. I agree with everything said here as I've personally been in those shoes. My sister is a photographer and I work with her a lot on her shoots as well. So, its easy to attest to both sides of the camera in this instance. In Balance Photography mapped this perfectly.

It's okay to have your standards and way of working. We all do. Again, there are numerous possibilities as to why she could have had the reaction she did. An easy solution could have been to come up with an agreed upon number of photos to take before hand - so you could set a day later in the week to review them together, when you aren't doing so directly after downloading them from your camera. Which allows you to follow your own rule. However, leaving her confident, knowing you didn't delete any photos before she was able to see any of them. Or, from first hand experience, getting caught in the moment having fun on shoots, taking hundreds and hundres of photos - if you don't want to say you'll stop at a specific number [ahead of time] you could have at least agreed to tell her you'll inform her [and show her] the total number of photos shot. Once you complete your shoot and agree of a time, in a couple days, you two can sit down to look through the photos together. This also allows you to go through them on your own beforehand, to sort of get an idea of your favorites [even edit a few] and explain to her why you chose the ones you did - from an artistic and technical stand point.

More than likely, this is just so she can understand the selection process. You've obviously got more experience in the industry than her. You knew that she didn't have much experience when asking her to shoot. So, you knew from the beginning you'd be working with a new model. Not to say that new models are immature, by no means is that my intention. Much of the time, however - they don't know the ropes or how things work yet. Just what they've been told or how things went on their [first] shoot. You mentioned her [friend] taking photos, etc. it's possible her first shoot was with that same person and that's why she recieved and went through all the photos before and expects it on all of her shoots now. One should never expect the same from one shoot to the next.... But hey - she doesn't know any better and you being the more experienced person in the industry, maybe you could have dug a little more into the background of her modeling history.. ? It could have helped.

If she's new, and really trying to gain an understanding of something she's truly passionate about - she's going to be pretty curious about every aspect of her career/hobby as she can be. I'm an analyzer. A details and need to know kind of person myself. If this is new to her and she's always been a take charge sort of person, the one who's in control and has the say in most situations, she'll need adjustment time for sure and TF shoots, well, usually they're a bit more flexible with what each party has a say in. So, maybe try being a little more flexible while still keeping your rules. Otherwise, you just aren't being true to yourself and that isn't right. My suggestions still allow you to keep those rules, however, accommodate to working with a new model since that is what you so chose to do.. Which is fabulous - new models need experienced photographers in their lives. =]

I suppose what I'm saying is.. Ask why? First.. Put yourself in the situation and understand what that person is truly needing. It's not your responsibility to provide them with anything but is it within your capacity to do so? Is it something you'll be doing anyway? Is there harm in doing this? Could this actually benefit you as well? Think outside the box. She could have helped you see something you might not have seen otherwise. Before you even get into that situation. [Where you've agreed to shoot, etc..] My suggestion is to dig a little deeper.. Ya know.. Do a little more research, ask questions, especially if it's a new model and your doing TF. But, who am I? Just a girl from WA.. =]

Good luck to you in the future endevours - I wish you the very best!


Brielle Lyn =]





In Balance Photography wrote:

DeeEight wrote:
that was to happen on thursday, because I refused to let her watch me download the pics off my camera and then decide which pictures I took would be deleted right off the bat. This would have been for a TFx shoot, but I give a LOT of edits and all the raw images to my models, so its not as if they're only getting a handful of pics like a lot of photogs give their models. When she agreed to shoot with me, she did the whole flattery routine about loving my ideas, loving the photos in my portfolio, etc.

Of course when she was told I do my own editing and deleting, and in my own time frame, ALONE... she took to calling my shots crap and my style unprofessional.

Anyone else have this happen? Am I out of line for telling her to essentially (but not so impolitely) bugger off and good luck finding photographers who'll let a model with ONE SINGLE photoshoot to their credit dictate how their art is created to them ?

This has never happened to me.

Trade is about creating value for both parties. When the other party asks for something, they are telling you something about what they value and don't value. Her request could have meant many things:

1. She values being able to see her mistakes so she can learn from them.
2. She values being able to understand what goes into image selection so that she can become a better model.
3. She thinks it would be "fun" to do it together.
4. She distrusts the photographer's ability to select images that show her off in the best light.
5. She doesn't think the photographer can produce portfolio quality images, but she still thinks the practice would be good.

The fact that this model had only one shoot means that she's going to be learning *fast* - what she thought was good photography last week could now appear not so good after she's been contacted by other photographers and had a chance to see a broader range of images, and been exposed to the influencing opinions of other models and photographers.

The first shoot I scheduled here I happened to get a brand new model with an amazing look and natural skills - it would have been her first shoot too. The shoot got rained out, and rescheduled for about a couple months later. In that month, she shot with some amazing photographers, and by the time our shoot rolled around, she had no business shooting with me. But for the fact that this person was immensely responsible and such a person of her word, our shoot would not have happened - she had no real use for what I was producing by the time our shoot rolled around.

The problem you have now is that you don't know the reasons - was it #1-#3 above, or #4 or #5, and since communication has been cut off, you can't figure out the former.

To figure out the latter - post in critique.

In Balance Photography wrote:

This has never happened to me.

Trade is about creating value for both parties. When the other party asks for something, they are telling you something about what they value and don't value. Her request could have meant many things:

1. She values being able to see her mistakes so she can learn from them.
2. She values being able to understand what goes into image selection so that she can become a better model.
3. She thinks it would be "fun" to do it together.
4. She distrusts the photographer's ability to select images that show her off in the best light.
5. She doesn't think the photographer can produce portfolio quality images, but she still thinks the practice would be good.

The fact that this model had only one shoot means that she's going to be learning *fast* - what she thought was good photography last week could now appear not so good after she's been contacted by other photographers and had a chance to see a broader range of images, and been exposed to the influencing opinions of other models and photographers.

The first shoot I scheduled here I happened to get a brand new model with an amazing look and natural skills - it would have been her first shoot too. The shoot got rained out, and rescheduled for about a couple months later. In that month, she shot with some amazing photographers, and by the time our shoot rolled around, she had no business shooting with me. But for the fact that this person was immensely responsible and such a person of her word, our shoot would not have happened - she had no real use for what I was producing by the time our shoot rolled around.

The problem you have now is that you don't know the reasons - was it #1-#3 above, or #4 or #5, and since communication has been cut off, you can't figure out the former.

To figure out the latter - post in critique.

Mar 26 13 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,939
Santa Ana, California, US


DeeEight wrote:
I was fine with moving on, till after unfriending her and deleting her messages from my inbox, she sends me a message saying how she's gonna have her friend take pics of her, and how awesome they'll be, and then blocks me so i cannot reply.... now i'm just... 'why do i always attract the immature ones?'.

Because you do this: but I give a LOT of edits and all the raw images to my models, so its not as if they're only getting a handful of pics like a lot of photogs give their models.
So, you attract the nut jobs that virtually no one else will work with.

Mar 26 13 09:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
liddellphoto
Posts: 1,800
London, England, United Kingdom


DeeEight wrote:
'why do i always attract the immature ones?'.
DeeEight wrote:
good luck finding photographers who'll let a model with ONE SINGLE photoshoot to their credit dictate how their art is created to them ?

You may have less chance of these things happening if you avoid these kinds of girls

Mar 26 13 09:54 am  Link  Quote 
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Jeremy Daniel Photog
Posts: 11
Seattle, Washington, US


Hey,

It happens to the best of us. I actually had someone contact me who was a so called Make Up Artist, and wanted to do a shoot with me. I said cool she had a theme in mind well after saying yes she seriously got so unprofessional and crazy she said she was flying into Seattle and only had so many days I told her usually I don't shoot Sundays because I work a normal job graveyards.

I told her I'd find a model then she tried to get a model who wasn't even 18 not that we were doing nude or anything but still it's a pain in the ass. Then she calls me all freaking out that the model canceled and she was gonna model, then when she called was like still an hour out and tried blaming me for not getting more studio time at my school where I shoot and trying to call me unprofessional. I was like look lady I told you fro the get go I didn't shoot Sundays this was your concept and you contacted me I worked all night, she then tried to say she did too. Come to find out she was doing makeup for raver girls at some rave.

Real professional huh lol, I mean the thing about FB and Model Mayhem and TFP is most people are aspiring, or models want to be paid, but photographers usually won't pay unless they themselves are getting paid. I know that's how I work, so unfortunately you will meet several flaky models or other so called "professionals" when working like this. It's the name of the game.
Mar 26 13 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
New Art Photo
Posts: 701
Los Angeles, California, US


After over a year of TFP shoots on MM, I would say 85% of this "work" is just finding someone you get along with, or relate to.

The big secret to happiness is to understand that often the fit won't be right, and just move on quickly

(--fighting with random models from the internet, is like getting in fights on the street with random people--it has no value, and is a waste of your emotional energy.
Say "Sorry it didn't work out"  and move on to the next possible shoot.
Mar 26 13 10:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


My friend, you need to differentiate the Signal from the Noise.

Your Forum post is just Noise. Focus your life on the signal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z65jlY4e908
Mar 26 13 10:41 am  Link  Quote 
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Ed Woodson Photography
Posts: 2,644
Savannah, Georgia, US


DeeEight wrote:
Of course when she was told I do my own editing and deleting, and in my own time frame, ALONE... she took to calling my shots crap and my style unprofessional.

Sounds to me like she was Butthurt.

Move on and don't look back.

Mar 26 13 10:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Amul La La
Posts: 805
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom


Jayc Yu wrote:
Is she asking to sit beside you for the next 8 hours in front of a monitor?

Add: why don't you want her to be present during the sorting and editing process?

Er, why would she need to be there ?

No model has ever asked me, can she sit with me while I edit pictures I just took of her, her job ended when the shoot ended.
They head in there respective directions, or she leaves his studio.

I hope I'll never experience that. It would be hard for me to let a muse hang out while I'm editing, much less someone I haven't known for but a few hours.

Mar 26 13 03:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Clarence Zimmerman
Posts: 4,048
Orlando, Florida, US


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Mar 26 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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ShotbyRon
Posts: 767
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


I think you both need to just move on and forget about it. Clearly she isn't going very far in this industry if she throws a baby fit over not getting her own way. But realistically, what she is asking isn't very uncommon, nor should be an issue.

I am curious to what type of shoot it would have been. Would she have been nude? (even if it's just implied) If so, I certainly see why she might want to see the images right after. To be honest, You making this an issue and you refusing to let her look at or delete anything kinda puts a bad light on you. To me it gives off a GWC vibe. Not saying you are.. I'm just pointing it out.
Mar 26 13 03:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Carle Photography
Posts: 9,227
Oakland, California, US


DeeEight wrote:
She apparently does... or she seems to think you can just fly through several hundred images in mere mins. And why don't i want her there? Same reason I don't want any of the models I've shot with there. I don't like to rush things, I take several days to a week usually to be happy with the pics, and pick out the ones I wanna edit and shrink down to a size that's uploaded to a profile. I won't even open the images beyond a quick glance until the day after I download them from my camera as a rule.

Funny, I can go through over 200 images and cull down to the best 10 - 20 in about 15 minutes with a person. It is pretty fast & easy once you get the hang of using a bridge or lightroom program.

I also have found it save a ton of headaches in the long run.

Mar 26 13 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,468
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Death of Field wrote:

Funny, I can go through over 200 images and cull down to the best 10 - 20 in about 15 minutes with a person. It is pretty fast & easy once you get the hang of using a bridge or lightroom program.

I also have found it save a ton of headaches in the long run.

I use ACDSee Pro 6 for scanning images.

Mar 26 13 04:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Rick OBanion Photo
Posts: 1,351
Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada


I just prune the obvious crap ones and upload the small jpg samples to Google Drive so she can view and pick a few she likes.
If a model asked to watch me do the work, like physically watch me offload the images and editing...no. I don't do anything to images the same day anyway. Kinda like me wanting to watch her shave her legs and do her make up....you do your part I will do mine.
Mar 26 13 05:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,844
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


nevermind. old thread is old.
Mar 26 13 05:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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