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Alexis_
Posts: 9
Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania


I saw the previous thread about "things to never say to a photographer" and thought it would be fun and interesting to see both sides. smile
Jan 09 13 12:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,244
Orlando, Florida, US


"Suck it in, fatty"
Jan 09 13 12:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


This ought to be good. big_smile

How about.......

"Is that supposed to look like that?" hmm
Jan 09 13 12:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Douglas Photo 78
Posts: 180
Tallahassee, Florida, US


"lift your left leg about 6 inches........... OK, now lift the other leg too"
Jan 09 13 12:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Connor Photography
Posts: 6,435
Elkton, Maryland, US


Alexis_ wrote:
Things you shouldn't say to a model

You looked much better in the pictures.  smile

Jan 09 13 12:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Connor Photography
Posts: 6,435
Elkton, Maryland, US


Jan 09 13 12:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
intense_puppy
Posts: 864
Brighton, England, United Kingdom


"So, THAT'S what you brought to wear?!"

(I've actually been guilty of this one a few times sad )
Jan 09 13 12:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 4,603
Jacksonville, Florida, US


"you look 10 years older than what's in your portfolio"   oooops
Jan 09 13 12:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Douglas Photo 78
Posts: 180
Tallahassee, Florida, US


Connor Photography wrote:

You looked much better in the pictures.  smile

Ouch!

Jan 09 13 12:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Connor Photography
Posts: 6,435
Elkton, Maryland, US


Douglas Photo 78 wrote:
"lift your left leg about 6 inches........... OK, now lift the other leg too"

That is way too complicated.  There are far more direct approaches.  big_smile

Jan 09 13 12:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PhotographybyT
Posts: 7,615
Monterey, California, US


The bulge in my pant pocket is just my light meter. big_smile
Jan 09 13 12:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ezhini
Posts: 1,596
Wichita, Kansas, US


"Where is the model?"
Jan 09 13 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Beautifully Soft Focus
Posts: 527
Peoria, Illinois, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
"Suck it in, fatty"

rotfl smile smile smile  I needed a good belly laugh

Y'all be easy,

Alvin

Jan 09 13 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ezhini
Posts: 1,596
Wichita, Kansas, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
"Suck it in, fatty"

I say this almost in every shoot when shooting women.
But, I dont add the fatty part!

I say, "Suck it in, stick 'em out!"

Jan 09 13 12:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Scarlett Renee
Posts: 217
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Have you ever thought about implants?

-.-
Jan 09 13 12:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Connor Photography
Posts: 6,435
Elkton, Maryland, US


PhotographybyT wrote:
The bulge in my pant pocket is just my light meter. big_smile

I hope you didn't need to unzip to make your point.  I guess you did big_smile big_smile big_smile

Jan 09 13 12:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JBerman Photography
Posts: 1,109
New York, New York, US


"it's a good thing that I have photoshop"
Jan 09 13 12:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cardillo Photography
Posts: 1,360
Palm Coast, Florida, US


PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
"you look 10 years older than what's in your portfolio"   oooops

I have wished I said that a couple of times......LOL

Jan 09 13 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


"OH, are you pregnant?"
Jan 09 13 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Srefis Limited
Posts: 960
Asheville, North Carolina, US


"Don't shoot with that photographer, he sucks."
Jan 09 13 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


Ignore the plastic tarp, Quikrete and shovels. I thought you were bringing an escort.
Jan 09 13 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Natural Means
Posts: 545
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Ezhini wrote:
"Where is the model?"

I said this once (or something similar).

There is no rescue from that situation that I know of.

Jan 09 13 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,082
Catskill, New York, US


What are you doing with your hair?
Jan 09 13 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,244
Orlando, Florida, US


Ezhini wrote:

I say this almost in every shoot when shooting women.
But, I dont add the fatty part!

I say, "Suck it in, stick 'em out!"

I actually do say this when I'm shooting thin models.  It's a pretty good way to lighten the mood.  I get reactions from surprise to laughing.  And even very thin models can look paunchy if they aren't aware of what their body is doing.

I haven't been punched yet.


Yet.

Jan 09 13 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumatic
Posts: 13,678
Chicago, Illinois, US


"Say cheese."
Jan 09 13 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
sdgillis
Posts: 2,426
Portland, Oregon, US


sadly I have probably said many many many wrong things. sometimes just for a reaction. sometimes out of nervousness, sometimes cause I was being terrible. poke or thought i was being funny

lucky enough to have worked with many very good sports and humored individuals. big_smile
Jan 09 13 01:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Leone P
Posts: 515
Batley, England, United Kingdom


Connor Photography wrote:
You looked much better in the pictures.  smile

I always worry about that when meeting photographers for the first time haha! Hoping i live up to my portfolio.

Leone P. x

Jan 09 13 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
imagesbysg
Posts: 4
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Funny.. Lines. I have come close to saying the suck it in one..once..

How about this one?

'Don't look at the camera..look away. It works better'
Jan 09 13 01:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nicholas Fischer
Posts: 41
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


"Oh boy, that's definitely not your good side"

"How am I gonna photoshop that !?!"

"Ah, I see you brought your mom. Do you think she'll wanna do some lingerie shots?"

"Oh my god! Are you a scarecrow or is this how you actually pose ?"

"I've changed my mind, I think I'll just do headshots this time"
Jan 09 13 01:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Brightonn
Posts: 234
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


I've been asked to alter my base-powder close to 18 times on a trade shoot - though the beauty images did turn out pretty good.  I almost thought about quiting once as there was also no air condition.
Jan 09 13 01:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Christopher Hartman
Posts: 53,991
Buena Park, California, US


Can I put my finger in there?
Jan 09 13 01:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


"So how are things going in the amateur modeling world?"

I got asked this by one particular photographer often, who always made the point to tell me he was a "professional" and I was "amateur", even when he was paying me for his portfolio development and I was modeling professionally full-time.

"I usually work with really gorgeous models... I mean, really, REALLY gorgeous, beautiful, tall women...  I mean, have you seen Taylor?? Like, W-O-W, now that's what I call a model.... so yeah, um, let's get back to our shoot..."

big_smile big_smile big_smile smile

Often these things are said off-the-cuff...  total ignorance to the fact their comments are insulting... but I find it somewhat humourous and forgiving...  I know they're not really intending to be unkind, they're just not thinking!

Jan 09 13 01:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sammyspade
Posts: 98
Portland, Oregon, US


I just spent the last of my money on this new lens. This is going to have to be TFP. 

Can you arch your back more?  more?  more?  This shot's not going to work unless you can get that pained look off your face.

How are your hand-stands?

Let's see if you can balance on top of...
Jan 09 13 01:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mac13photography
Posts: 28
New York, New York, US


PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
"you look 10 years older than what's in your portfolio"   oooops

you probably shouldn't say this exactly; but as someone who works with actors everyday there is nothing more frustrating then casting someone based off their headshot and it is far off from the real thing.

Jan 09 13 01:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pantelis Palios Fashion
Posts: 30
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


"Things you shouldn't say to a model"

Anything; as anything can be taken as inappropriate!
Jan 09 13 01:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumatic
Posts: 13,678
Chicago, Illinois, US


model emily  wrote:
"So how are things going in the amateur modeling world?"

I got asked this by one particular photographer often, who always made the point to tell me he was a "professional" and I was "amateur", even when he was paying me for his portfolio development and I was modeling professionally full-time.

"I usually work with really gorgeous models... I mean, really, REALLY gorgeous, beautiful, tall women... so yeah, um, let's get back to our shoot..."

I... what?

Wow, talk about a case of Rectal-Cranium Inversion...  lol

Jan 09 13 01:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,855
Portland, Oregon, US


That was a great pose, can you try it again without farting?
Jan 09 13 01:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
intense_puppy
Posts: 864
Brighton, England, United Kingdom


sammyspade wrote:
Can you arch your back more?  more?  more?  This shot's not going to work unless you can get that pained look off your face.

hehe. smile

Jan 09 13 01:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


"Can I set you on fire?"
Jan 09 13 01:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A Preppy Photography
Posts: 317
San Jose, California, US


What I wanted to say :

"You're a Model?"


I keep my trap shut more than I should.
Jan 09 13 01:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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