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Model
Sara Snow
Posts: 22
Los Angeles, California, US


How much for me?
Nov 15 12 05:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alicia Hansen Photo
Posts: 1,962
Durango, Colorado, US


Brianmyersphotography wrote:
So i dont get it then,  I just graduated from college and trying to get into the photography world. so if the photographer is the one who should be getting paid then why are there so many models out there who wont shoot unless you pay them? if i am going to drive somewhere to photograph the model, set up and everything, then should i be the one getting paid. not them?

Not necessarilly, no. hmm

Your mistake is assuming that "the photographer is the one who should be getting paid." Why do you think this?

Being a photographer doesn't automatically mean you put more effort into a shoot than the model. Modeling is a job like any other.
A quality model deserves to be compensated for her time just as much as you deserve to be compensated for yours.

/Hijack.

Nov 15 12 06:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,063
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


Penny for your thoughts tongue
Nov 15 12 08:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MeganJeanne
Posts: 53
San Clemente, California, US


Oh man. I don't normally join forum things but I'm curious!

And I totally think TFP is valuable. Collaborations can be worth much more than money, especially if you love what you do.
Until you need to pay the bills.....
Nov 15 12 08:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Heather Smythe
Posts: 367
Sacramento, California, US


? smile
Nov 16 12 06:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Sheldrick
Posts: 710
London, England, United Kingdom


ineterested smile
Nov 16 12 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
IrynaS
Posts: 18
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I'd like to know tongue
Nov 19 12 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jean Pierre Corleone
Posts: 38
Los Angeles, California, US


I would love to know
Nov 19 12 11:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Imageography
Posts: 6,768
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


I currently am not charging. Should I be ?
Nov 19 12 11:32 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Karen Vi
Posts: 1
San Antonio, Texas, US


I'd like to know. How much should I be paid?
Nov 19 12 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
Model
PENELOPE MACHINE
Posts: 7
New York, New York, US


What should I be paid? Curious if it lines up with my rates!
Nov 19 12 01:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Maura Housley
Posts: 539
Frederick, Maryland, US


Would love to know if I am charging what you think is right : )
Nov 19 12 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Christopher Meadows
Posts: 147
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Please do tell
Nov 19 12 08:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
MUA Alexandra Angelone
Posts: 28
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I'm curious if you're willing!

-Alexandra
Nov 19 12 10:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Samantha Liana
Posts: 2,621
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Ooh what about mee??
Nov 19 12 10:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Leila Aly
Posts: 139
Exton, Pennsylvania, US


Curious.
Nov 20 12 07:17 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jade Aurora
Posts: 40
Detroit, Michigan, US


What about me?
Nov 20 12 07:26 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Katie Pagani
Posts: 239
New York, New York, US


I'm curious
Nov 20 12 07:30 am  Link  Quote 
Model
BackInTime
Posts: 84
Norco, California, US


Great thread, love to hear your thoughts.
Nov 20 12 07:37 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Melodye Joy
Posts: 542
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


CMW Media wrote:
So this thread is inspired by all of the profiles I've come across lately that say "Paid Assignments Only"

I'll give you my honest opinion about how much and if you should be paid.

*Some people I will even suggest pay others to help them, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're bad, just that you need to work with a higher level of photographers or models, and that you may need to pay them to accomplish it.

*Also, in my opinion, no one but celebrities and supermodels should ever limit themselves to only paid assignments. EVERYONE else should be at least open to hearing trade offers from their peers. Even the perfect portfolio needs updated!

Ya know, I am struggling with the paid/non-paid/tf idea...what to do or what not to do...hmmm...

I really would love some feedback?

Nov 20 12 11:10 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Gianna Virginia
Posts: 178
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


I guess Im the only one here that thinks this thread is highly superficial and self-defeating. Why would any of you allow your worth, be it monetary or otherwise be sized up by someone you dont even know???
Nov 20 12 12:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Kristiana Zaula
Posts: 15
London, England, United Kingdom


Hi!! Curious. wink
Nov 20 12 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
bleeblu
Posts: 18
Madison, Alabama, US


I'm quite curious myself.
Nov 20 12 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brett Fish
Posts: 394
Seattle, Washington, US


It better be at least minimum wage or I'm telling.  wink
Nov 21 12 03:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Noree Anne Celine
Posts: 26
Tours, Centre, France


Would love to know your thoughts
Nov 22 12 12:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
nasicomy
Posts: 7
Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania


please, let me know how much do you think I should be paid.
thank you smile
Nov 22 12 12:47 am  Link  Quote 
Model
emelle
Posts: 105
San Francisco, California, US


sounds like fun so why not
Nov 22 12 01:22 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Meeza Gee
Posts: 1
Richmond, Virginia, US


I would like a professional opinion.
I have been thinking lately if I should charge some sort of rate as a model, but would not know a realistic number based on my portfolio. Also if you have any suggestions as to how you should introduce your rate (I have been doing mostly TF work up until this point) I would appreciate that as well.

Thanks!
Nov 22 12 01:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Avalon Fell
Posts: 75
Rowland Heights, California, US


I usually to tfp but what do you think? smile
Nov 22 12 02:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rejina
Posts: 57
Seattle, Washington, US


I'm interested in knowing what you think I'm worth.

Also, you said nobody should limit themselves to paid assignments only. You're right. Even though my profile says paid only, I do indeed participate in unpaid trade shoots with certain photographers. The reason I put paid only is because if I didn't I get flooded with TF offers and don't get paid as much. Basically, I do paid work for local photographers and businesses, and trade work for bigger names and more established businesses.
Nov 22 12 01:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Everly Wright
Posts: 11
Bremen, Georgia, US


I'm definitely curious (:
Nov 23 12 01:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
jmysharpe
Posts: 1
Folsom, California, US


CMW Media wrote:
So this thread is inspired by all of the profiles I've come across lately that say "Paid Assignments Only"

I'll give you my honest opinion about how much and if you should be paid.

*Some people I will even suggest pay others to help them, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're bad, just that you need to work with a higher level of photographers or models, and that you may need to pay them to accomplish it.

*Also, in my opinion, no one but celebrities and supermodels should ever limit themselves to only paid assignments. EVERYONE else should be at least open to hearing trade offers from their peers. Even the perfect portfolio needs updated!

Please quote me.. I am 22 and was a model now on the other side of the lens.

Nov 23 12 01:08 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ashlee Keyz
Posts: 14
Ann Arbor, Michigan, US


you have time for more curious person?
Nov 23 12 01:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
johnnyolsen
Posts: 1
Portland, Oregon, US


i shot angie everhart on a trade so...smile
Nov 23 12 01:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Abby Hawkins
Posts: 2,002
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Sounds like fun!
Nov 23 12 01:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Anujin Enkhbat
Posts: 6
Lexington, Kentucky, US


I'd really appreciate an honest/professional opinion as well (:
Nov 23 12 02:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Thyce
Posts: 4
Wieringen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands


I'm curious about your opinion smile
Nov 23 12 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alivia Autumn
Posts: 606
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Hi
Nov 23 12 06:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
APS-Chicago
Posts: 982
Chicago, Illinois, US


What are my rates?
Nov 23 12 07:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Regina Arizona
Posts: 24
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


please?
Nov 23 12 08:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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