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Jez Sullivan
Posts: 122
London, England, United Kingdom


.....and then say they charge and dont do TF.

Ive had a few tags and PMs of a model and she charges, but Ive done TF with people equally as good, so Im not sure what the point is of doing this.

Its like being stalked and then told you have to pay if you want it to stop.

Ive had quite a bit of this recently and Ive decided that frankness is the best option. Also it looks so ungenuine. Im not going to be able to photograph someone and get to their essence if I actually find their character dubious am I?
Oct 19 12 03:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Block them
Oct 19 12 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MelissaAnn
Posts: 3,827
Seattle, Washington, US


In Balance Photography wrote:
Block them

+1, seems like the obvious thing to do in this case.

Edit:  I would only block them if the tagging continued after you'd been honest and told them you weren't interested in a paid shoot.

Oct 19 12 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eridu
Posts: 623
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!
Oct 19 12 03:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
In Balance Photography
Posts: 3,370
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Autonomy II wrote:
Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!

Love the enthusiasm!

Oct 19 12 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JLC Images
Posts: 11,559
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US


I just look at it like they are networking.  Just because they like my work doesn't mean they don't need money.
Oct 19 12 03:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bravoscape
Posts: 259
Frederick, Maryland, US


Autonomy II wrote:
Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!

Made me LOL. This.

Oct 19 12 05:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
S230
Posts: 551
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Autonomy II wrote:
Block em' into the stone age, Son, into the stone age!

+1

Oct 19 12 06:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
SweetGirlyGirl
Posts: 60
Augusta, Georgia, US


JLC Images wrote:
I just look at it like they are networking.  Just because they like my work doesn't mean they don't need money.

Networking, is why I tag.

Oct 19 12 07:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
JoJo
Contest Queen
Posts: 24,398
Clearwater, Florida, US


Jez S wrote:
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Models that tag like a rabid fan....
.....and then say they charge and dont do TF.

Ive had a few tags and PMs of a model and she charges, but Ive done TF with people equally as good, so Im not sure what the point is of doing this.

Its like being stalked and then told you have to pay if you want it to stop.

Ive had quite a bit of this recently and Ive decided that frankness is the best option. Also it looks so ungenuine. Im not going to be able to photograph someone and get to their essence if I actually find their character dubious am I?

Is this any different from the photographers that consistently SPAM models' ports with TAGs and PMs saying "Welcome to MM - Why not shoot with me - I only charge $xxx"

Both models and photographers are guilty of this but it seems that photographers feel it is "promoting their business" but want to call out models for SPAMing the photographers' ports.

SPAM is SPAM - it is evil - don't do it.

Oct 19 12 10:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
VisiFoto
Posts: 501
Knoxville, Tennessee, US


Damn them.




Damn them to He!!
Oct 19 12 10:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


SweetGirlyGirl wrote:

Networking, is why I tag.

You mean you didn't really think my work was 'freakin awesome'? You just wanted paying!?

I feel so dirty now.

Oct 20 12 12:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan OMell
Posts: 1,335
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


It's not necessarily your fault, but could be potentially caused by the joking tone in your profile. "Mixed signals syndrome" or they are just not missing the boat in this way.
Oct 20 12 12:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Thorpe
Posts: 686
Brandon, Florida, US


For the most part, anyone that promotes their business on this site is going to be very disappointed unless they are a female model that does nudes.  I'm not great but I'm not bad, and if I marketed here and only shot for money I would almost never shoot.  That's just the way it is.  For most of us, using this site for marketing is barking up the wrong tree.
Oct 21 12 01:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
P I X I E
Posts: 35,267
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


MelissaAnn  wrote:

+1, seems like the obvious thing to do in this case.

Edit:  I would only block them if the tagging continued after you'd been honest and told them you weren't interested in a paid shoot.

+1

Oh look, yet another post whining about models in the model forum! What a fantastic great idea and how constructive!

Oct 21 12 08:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
P I X I E
Posts: 35,267
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


JoJo wrote:

Is this any different from the photographers that consistently SPAM models' ports with TAGs and PMs saying "Welcome to MM - Why not shoot with me - I only charge $xxx"

Both models and photographers are guilty of this but it seems that photographers feel it is "promoting their business" but want to call out models for SPAMing the photographers' ports.

SPAM is SPAM - it is evil - don't do it.

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Oct 21 12 08:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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