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Har Marshal
Posts: 263
Cary, North Carolina, US


SitronStudio wrote:
Just about every guy I've shot has mentioned wanting to do a couples shoot sometime. None of the girls have.

Exact opposite situation here - female models are much more interested in couples shoots.  Most male models around here won't even consider them.

Oct 05 12 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alivia Autumn
Posts: 610
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


I did a couples shoot. I think they are fun. Shows you can work with other models.
Oct 05 12 04:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Venessa Baez
Posts: 616
Tampa, Florida, US


Couple shoots aren't unpopular. In fact, I think they're very popular. They show that you're able to work well with others, whether male/female, female/female, or male/male, you have to have a chemistry with whoever you're working with (or at least look like you do).


It's the models who write to other models who say things like "hey, sexy, wanna do a couple shoot, I promise I'm not a creep" who aren't popular.
Oct 05 12 05:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


i think they're hot. i'd love to do an awesome couple's shoot, but instead of one male model i'd like to have at least 4-10. i don't know how "popular" it would be but i'd imagine i'd be ecstatic.
Oct 05 12 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Michelle Barron
Posts: 11
Wichita, Kansas, US


I love the idea of a couples shoot and would jump at the chance to do one. It is a hot thing. I don't feel unpopular at all.
Oct 05 12 07:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
rp_photo
Posts: 42,490
Houston, Texas, US


I find family-oriented shooting such as weddings, children, families, and couples to be uninspring.
Oct 05 12 07:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Kelleth
Posts: 2,509
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I don't think they're unpopular.

I've done a ton. Here are a few:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120820/22/5033228a18172_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120913/18/50528d827d735_m.jpg
Oct 05 12 08:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan Hudson
Posts: 489
Binghamton, New York, US


Maybe I should take my avatar down?
Oct 05 12 08:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Peach Jones
Posts: 6,225
Champaign, Illinois, US


It is difficult to get schedules synchronized enough with just one model. Now, to do a couple shoot, we have to synchronize at least 3 schedules. And......each model has to "approve" of the other. I think this is more the issue, and not that they are "unpopular"
Oct 05 12 09:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Darren Brade
Posts: 2,746
London, England, United Kingdom


I don't think they are unpopular but they are more complex to set up.

Most people who do fashion are more game for couple shoots than those that don't. I've done several in the last year.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120709/07/4ffaec90199d8_m.jpg
Oct 06 12 02:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Darren Brade
Posts: 2,746
London, England, United Kingdom


Alabaster Crowley wrote:
I don't want to look like I'm in a relationship with someone that I'm not.

Hi, I'm genuinely curious as to why you think that? Are the only couples shoots you're being offered slanted that way?

Isn't modeling just acting, about playing a part?

Oct 06 12 02:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,788
Olivet, Michigan, US


Kelly Anne-Marie wrote:
Why are they so unpopular? If you feel they are popular, what styles and/or concept do you like? Just as a reminder: Please don't bash other posters opinions in here, Thanks. smile

Recently, a gorgeous female llama in my area wanted to do a classy lingerie / implied level sensual / erotic shoot.  She couldn't find a willing male llama.  Another female llama wanted to do a "sleazy erotic shoot in a cheap llama" and also couldn't find a willing male llama.

Apparently they're unpopular because male llamas don't want to be around naked women, which wouldn't have been MY guess.

Oct 06 12 05:59 am  Link  Quote 
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P I X I E
Posts: 35,267
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I have one in my portfolio... smile
Oct 06 12 06:52 am  Link  Quote 
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Isis22
Posts: 2,403
Muncie, Indiana, US


I have a male/female shoot in the works right now.
Oct 06 12 05:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Alabaster Crowley
Posts: 7,653
Tucson, Arizona, US


Darren Brade wrote:

Hi, I'm genuinely curious as to why you think that? Are the only couples shoots you're being offered slanted that way?

Isn't modeling just acting, about playing a part?

I'm talking about ones that clearly look like they're supposed to be a couple. I just don't want to look like I'm a relationship that I'm not. I don't know how else to explain it.

Sure, modeling is sometimes about playing a part. I don't think it always is. I don't want to play every part.

Oct 06 12 07:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Darren Brade
Posts: 2,746
London, England, United Kingdom


Alabaster Crowley wrote:

I'm talking about ones that clearly look like they're supposed to be a couple. I just don't want to look like I'm a relationship that I'm not. I don't know how else to explain it.

Sure, modeling is sometimes about playing a part. I don't think it always is. I don't want to play every part.

Gotcha.

Oct 06 12 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Chad Sterling
Posts: 38
College Station, Texas, US


I don't think they're unpopular. A portfolio filled with ONLY couples shots? Unlikely. The hardest part is getting three people (two models and a photographer) that are on the same level to do a shoot.
Oct 06 12 08:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Hillary K Frazier
Posts: 31
Savannah, Georgia, US


I had no idea they were unpopular! i think if you put the right amount of class and elegance the couple shoots would always be something great to look at!
Oct 06 12 11:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Figuremodel001
Posts: 273
Chicago, Illinois, US


A Black Swan Project wrote:
Popular?  That depends. 

Good couple shots are very hard to do especially if they represent passion and intimacy. Non-verbal communication between people is so important...

About covers it, people may or may not connect on a personal basis. Maybe working with new people involves some of that or maybe some modeling work includes a need for some "acting" ability. Like many, was not aware it's unpopular but also know a lot of people would not want to do it.

Oct 07 12 07:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Figuremodel001
Posts: 273
Chicago, Illinois, US


Har Marshal wrote:

Exact opposite situation here - female models are much more interested in couples shoots.  Most male models around here won't even consider them.

So geography has an impact but appears gender related as well.

Oct 07 12 07:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DMesser Photography
Posts: 1,288
Oceanside, California, US


They are popular, especially with models willing to do artistic nudes.  A lot of models do prefer doing a g/g shoot rather than b/g.  I'm guessing that is because g/g is more comfortable with them and their significant other.  But, both types of couples shoots are popular in that a lot of models want show their willingness to do a variety (and they don't have to be nude).
Oct 07 12 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Kelleth
Posts: 2,509
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


A small sample of my collection of Harlequin covers:

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt315/kellethcuthbert/0311-9780373730872-bigw_zps5f87407f.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt315/kellethcuthbert/0411-9780373695393-bigw_zps6a2cc95a.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt315/kellethcuthbert/0312-9780373618781-bigw_zpsd13a01c4.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt315/kellethcuthbert/0412-9780373796823-bigw_zps47108dc8.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt315/kellethcuthbert/0812-9780373696338-bigw_zps8878a366.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt315/kellethcuthbert/0711-9780373277360-bigw_zpsd7353852.jpg

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt315/kellethcuthbert/0811-9780373731145-bigw_zpsf4fcf4c5.jpg
Oct 07 12 10:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bold Sheep Photography
Posts: 234
Blacksburg, Virginia, US


They are tough. But if you get two models who are able to commit to the shoot, you have magic. And it doesn't have to be R-rated.
Oct 07 12 06:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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