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angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


No.
Jan 31 13 10:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Daniel Sulla
Posts: 109
Chicago, Illinois, US


Your studio then you're host. On location not a bad idea to have some drinks and snacks. Why not? Just my opinion, but especially if I initiate then its on me. Not that expensive and a little kindness goes a long way.
Jan 31 13 10:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jean Renard Photography
Posts: 2,046
Los Angeles, California, US


commercial day shoots are always catered.

Half day provide drinks,

In rental studios most have espresso bars with juices etc.

When doing "tests" for a llama, the smart ones will bring coffee or snacks for crew, when the favor goes the other way we do.
Jan 31 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Studio MD - Casting
Posts: 1,211
New York, New York, US


Star wrote:
I unfortunately just don't have the money to feed me, my assistant, 2 models, 3 make-up and hair people and a wardrobe stylist.

Then why do you have that argument on your page that says "This work presented here, can not exist without monetary compensation. I can't exist as a photographer doing this level of work and this volume of work without compensation."?! That makes no sense- either you don't understand how to make your business work or you're cheap. I can't see any other explanation for someone to have 7+ years of work, and great work at that, and still be too broke to pay $20 on pizza to feed a crew.

I would have sent you a PM to offer you some advice (I'm looking at your book and see an EASY way for you to earn cash while you sleep with your work - that Dita shot should be making you a ton off licensing).... But you blocked me. I guess you have all the answers already.

Jan 31 13 10:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Christopher Hartman
Posts: 54,138
Buena Park, California, US


money_train wrote:
during the short/long short,

Does photographer need to provide meal for model?

If you're going to take a break long enough to eat and you're in the middle of nowhere to make it practical for them to get food...yeah, you should probably provide it.

Jan 31 13 10:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MMR Digital
Posts: 1,688
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US


Depends on everyone's circumstances. We always have bottled water and light snacks available. It's my experience that a model has no use for eats before a shoot. If she does during- has already brought her own (what she likes). We shot beyond 4 hours once with a model and we all (me, my wife-model's assistant, model) got lunch at a local restaurant and it was a joy to have her company. We were all tired and hungry. For the purpose of this thread- I payed. It's my town, you're my invited guest.

If we're out in the wild. You better grab the camera and take pics of me dragging in fish from the stream or battling bear for fur and dinner or be tossing me ammo or a band-aid or something. Don't be on the dead cell phone calling your mom!
Jan 31 13 11:08 am  Link  Quote 
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London Fog
Posts: 6,770
London, England, United Kingdom


All day shoots in the studio are catered for, pasta, rolls, fresh salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, juices, teas, coffee, cookies and our favourites, choccie muffins! The muffins are especially sought after!

½ day in the studio, juices, hot drinks and yesss...the chocco muffins!

Location shoots, pastries, coffee etc before we start out as these tend to be just after lunch!

A happy model and MUA makes for great pics!
Jan 31 13 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
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Daeda1us
Posts: 1,067
Little Rock, Arkansas, US


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
Define "short" and "long" big_smile

Generally if a shoot is more than 3-4 hours I will offer models a snack or some fruit.

You'll find many will refuse it anyway if they're worried about bloating but it never hurts to offer.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

This.

During a recent shoot in a remote location, I brought trail mix, granola bars and water.  Models were told to grab what they wanted when they wanted.  One model didnt touch a thing.  Another was snagging treats fairly constantly.

I was also going to offer them dinner after the shoot, but the model who rode with me had other plans.

Daeda1us

Jan 31 13 11:34 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Daeda1us
Posts: 1,067
Little Rock, Arkansas, US


London Fog wrote:
All day shoots in the studio are catered for, pasta, rolls, fresh salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, juices, teas, coffee, cookies and our favourites, choccie muffins! The muffins are especially sought after!

½ day in the studio, juices, hot drinks and yesss...the chocco muffins!

Location shoots, pastries, coffee etc before we start out as these tend to be just after lunch!

A happy model and MUA makes for great pics!

No choccie muffins on location???
You are living dangerously!!!
big_smile

Jan 31 13 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
terrysphotocountry
Posts: 4,081
Rochester, New York, US


A model can bring pizza & coffee. This Sunday and next Sunday I will be feeding about 7 people with a veggie platter and subs cut to Sandwich size along with water & soft drinks diet and verity of regular sodas. I better feed them. This will be a 8 hour session with all these people. or things will get real ugly around meal time!  smile`
Jan 31 13 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kyle T Edwards
Posts: 430
St Catharines, Ontario, Canada


DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
llamas.....Hell I will even accept a Happy Meal!!! lol

I've done that with a llama before.  I was at a workshop shoot (not as organizer) and I offered to give the llama a ride home, since I was going that way anyway.  In some secret, "let's go meet my dealer" tone, she asked if we could stop off at McDonald's for some food.  So, I took her to McDonald's for dinner!  Sure, she had that ten year old "I'm doing something I shouldn't be" look on her face, but boy, she was enjoying every bite of it!

I tell ya, the look on her face alone was more than worth it.  If McDonald's had seen how much she loved that burger, I swear they'd hire her for their next campaign.

Jan 31 13 11:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,690
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


money_train wrote:
during the short/long short,

Does photographer need to provide meal for model?

Making sure that the model is comfortable (no hunger pangs) just helps make the shoot go a lot smoother.

I treat models just like I do any guest to my home, studio, or office. Just because they're there in a working capacity does not negate my responsibilities as a polite host.

I also expect models to act just like any guest I might have.

Jan 31 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Kelleth
Posts: 2,520
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


It's not their obligation to no. But I find that most photographers and clients tend to provide at least a snack and drinks (if not more) if it's a long day. Always bring water and snacks with you in case there's nothing though.
Jan 31 13 04:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Joshua Remigius
Posts: 47
Bangalore, Karnataka, India


To me any studio where I organize the shoot is the home for the day and all catering is taken care off. It may not be something extravagant, but there are always options for food and drink available at the appropriate times. Usually I just order in after getting the respective choices from the crew.

Of course sodas and water will be stocked adequately in the fridge at all times.
Jan 31 13 08:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sullen Garbo Siren
Posts: 11
Atlanta, Georgia, US


MMR Digital wrote:
If we're out in the wild. You better grab the camera and take pics of me dragging in fish from the stream or battling bear for fur and dinner or be tossing me ammo or a band-aid or something. Don't be on the dead cell phone calling your mom!

Not sure if sarcasm, but I only let two people touch my camera: My boyfriend and my dad, both of whom are skilled photographers and know how to respect equipment. I wouldn't dare touch a photographer's camera if it's not on him/her.

I'd assist with the bandaids, though.

Jan 31 13 09:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Erzsebet
Posts: 1,512
BARNSTABLE, Massachusetts, US


I don't EXPECT it at all, but it's nice when at least water is provided... I usually bring a few provisions of my own though, since assuming things is never a good idea.
Jan 31 13 09:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Raven-Lily
Posts: 77
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom


Usually when booking a photographer will ask if i have dietary requirements, normally as im shooting 4 hours and travelling a long way.

I normally have to take so much stuff to a shoot i simply cant carry food or bottles of drink or i might just collapse under the weight of it all.

so being greeted with a lunch of sandwiches, a cup of tea and a chocolate bar always goes down well, and that gives me enough energy to carry on shooting.
Feb 01 13 09:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ImageCRAFTbyAleks
Posts: 30
Albany, New York, US


Dang, boy did I just learn something... I thought it was my talent that was drawing them in. I need to put the brakes on that free-pour, top-shelf bar trolley and see if anyone ever shows up for a shoot again. (But the wedges of lemon, oranges are still okay along with the marachino cherries to nibble on, right?)

But I still can sip on a sidecar? Manhattan? Limoncello martini? ...COME ON! It's what separates us from cubicle people!
Feb 01 13 11:25 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Greeneyed Goddess
Posts: 221
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


I usually bring my own high protein snacks, water and/or coffee but extra water provided by the photog is always appreciated if I get extra thirsty.

This may be off topic, but one thing I dont understand is how models can easily eat pizzas/cookies/muffins mentioned here during or after the shoots? Are they plus size models? If I would be eating all that several times a week I would not be hirable. hmm Maybe my metabolism sucks.
Feb 04 13 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Leone P
Posts: 515
Batley, England, United Kingdom


London Fog wrote:
All day shoots in the studio are catered for, pasta, rolls, fresh salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, juices, teas, coffee, cookies and our favourites, choccie muffins! The muffins are especially sought after!

½ day in the studio, juices, hot drinks and yesss...the chocco muffins!

Location shoots, pastries, coffee etc before we start out as these tend to be just after lunch!

A happy model and MUA makes for great pics!

Oh dear lord! You would be my favourite person for atleast a week haha!

Feb 04 13 11:02 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Leone P
Posts: 515
Batley, England, United Kingdom


Greeneyed Goddess wrote:
I usually bring my own high protein snacks, water and/or coffee but extra water provided by the photog is always appreciated if I get extra thirsty.

This may be off topic, but one thing I dont understand is how models can easily eat pizzas/cookies/muffins mentioned here during or after the shoots? Are they plus size models? If I would be eating all that several times a week I would not be hirable. hmm Maybe my metabolism sucks.

If they're anything like me, it's because we can't kick the habit haha. I have a deep love for all things junk food. I can't help it. Have i tried cutting it all out? Sure! Did i end up stuffing my face after 24 hours..better believe it!

I'm a food lover! Man Vs Food Adam Richman would be my best friend if i lived in the US haha.

I'm a slob. sad

Food makes me happy. big_smile

Feb 04 13 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Greeneyed Goddess
Posts: 221
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Leone P wrote:

If they're anything like me, it's because we can't kick the habit haha. I have a deep love for all things junk food. I can't help it. Have i tried cutting it all out? Sure! Did i end up stuffing my face after 24 hours..better believe it!

I'm a food lover! Man Vs Food Adam Richman would be my best friend if i lived in the US haha.

I'm a slob. sad

Food makes me happy. big_smile

Hmmm I am a food lover too. Huge one. If it was up to me, I would be living on pizza and cookies, but thanks God I chose a different profession for this moment, and I need to have flat stomach, kick ass body, glowing skin and high energy to make my living these days. smile

Feb 04 13 03:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
MainePaintah
Posts: 1,717
Saco, Maine, US


A few years ago, in a different studio, I had a beautiful La Pavoni espresso machine, and it seems that after a long morning of work, the models loved to stay and have cappuccinos!

Different studio now, no espresso machine, but if we work a long morning, I always offer lunch (usually fruit salad and yoghurt), but lately, only one model stayed for lunch once!
Feb 04 13 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Delvin D Wilborn
Posts: 826
Oakland, California, US


No, But it shows what kind of person you are if you do http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130204/23/5110b45422b09_m.jpg
Feb 05 13 12:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Stormee
Posts: 2,463
San Antonio, Texas, US


Feb 05 13 12:37 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


money_train wrote:
during the short/long short,

Does photographer need to provide meal for model?

YES!

Always feed your models. Over time they will become 'tame' and you can shoot with them again.

Feb 05 13 06:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jim McSmith
Posts: 762
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


You can get a big bag of meal at the pet shop really cheap.
Feb 05 13 07:28 am  Link  Quote 
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