New Art Photo wrote:
Once you trade with someone, it is unlikely they will ever hire you for work.
--I don't agree with this...:
In my case (as an Art Photographer)
I'm More likely to pay someone I've worked with before doing a TFP shoot.
In fact-- if a girl doesn't feel it's worth her time to do a Trade shoot with me, there's almost no chance I'd hire her down the line. (--I already know what she thinks of my work--and photographers have delicate egos.)
this may be true from the photographer's point of view, but as a professional model I have seen very few exceptions to my statement. many people that don't want to pay models just add on "may lead to future paid work" as a tag line, but almost never hire models. if they do hire a model, maybe they will choose someone they already worked with. but it isn't usually worth doing a shoot just because it might possibly lead to paid work eventually. from a model's perspective.