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Whats wrong with chaperones??? - [ i.e. I haven't bothered to read all the other topics on this subject ]

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John Bamford is off-linePlatinum Member
23 September 2009 11:02
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I agree i'm in favour and thats why i always make sure my mum is there with me...you just can't take any chances and you hear such strange stories about the models don't ya...
It's a small world but i wouldn't wanna paint it.


Vicky D is off-line
23 September 2009 11:02
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but is it so bad if you can provided numerous references for your chaperone ? so you know that they arent the type to take mobile phone pics, interfere or put the model off ? x


Andy is off-line
23 September 2009 11:10
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Comments:
I would actually love to become a professional model. If anyone is willing to give me a photo shoot then let me know please , i will not pay for any photos or shoots !
I wont do any kind of topless/nude & will only do photoshoots if my fiancee is allowed to come as i see no reason why he shouldn't ?!


i like the above quote which is now on her profile .
from a girl who wanted to shoot with me, but wasnt allowed by her boyfriend as he was on holiday so couldnt be there to protect her !
She said he had trust issues and was a very jealous guy even though i was allowing her mum to chaperone and it was outdoors in a public place shooting just casual/fashion.
Of course i told her no thanks after that
lets get shootin


A A is off-line
23 September 2009 11:10
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Tricky topic.. and understandably one that's over debated and offends easily!

I haven't as yet needed to take a chaperone with me. When I first started out I attended group shoots (TF* based) to get a general understanding of how it all works.

As I developed I generally would check the photographers portfolio if requested for a shoot. If the work was not to my levels (I avoid glamour and nude), looked amateurish or was only half a portfolio I'd refuse the shoot. If the work is to my levels and looks reasonably professional I PM models the photographer has previously worked with. If some of them come back (as sadly not all models can be bothered to reply) with good comments then I'll set up a shoot with him.

I then ensure we have at least one phone conversation. This gives us both a chance to discuss shoot ideas, make sure I turn up prepared, and for me to suss him out a bit. I believe I'd be able to tell the difference between somebody who's passionate about photography, and a dirty perve that has no idea about photography but would like to get somebody into his 'home studio'.

My advice would be to follow this. It's worked fine for me so far. If you are nervous I'd recommend not doing home studio shoots.. if you have any questions suggest a location or proper studio shoot.

In every walk of life you will find 'weirdos'.. it's about common sense and professionalism. Any decent photographer will happily let you reference them and talk to you over the phone.

Good luck!
'Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction' - William Blake


23 September 2009 11:11
RobertBetts
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References for a chaperone - What! - its normally a friend parent or worse a boyfriend why do I want to read reference for a chaperone and whos gonna right them - is there a SIA training course for that too
Do you think you get better ev'ry day? No I just think I'm two steps nearer to my grave


Harpy_images is off-line
23 September 2009 11:23
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Oh Noes.
I had a plumber come around the house today and I was all on my own in the house with him.
You have a deeply disturbed yet strikingly fascinating thought process; like an accident involving a car full of supermodels, so beautiful and bad you just can't take your eyes off of it


23 September 2009 11:27
golpys
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reference for a chaperone.

bahahaha funny !
www.andygolpys.co.uk


Muso is off-line
23 September 2009 11:28
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Quote from Harpy_images

Oh Noes. I had a plumber come around the house today and I was all on my own in the house with him.


Are you starring in a new porn film after that, then..>???


Keep your head and your eyes open.


Pete Whelan is off-line
23 September 2009 11:29
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Quote from Harpy_images
Oh Noes. I had a plumber come around the house today and I was all on my own in the house with him.



did he feel you up or otherwise molest you?
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Harpy_images is off-line
23 September 2009 11:30
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Quote from musicman

Are you starring in a new porn film after that, then..>???




LOL
There was happily no really bad 70's cheese music in the background whilst he drained my pipes

You have a deeply disturbed yet strikingly fascinating thought process; like an accident involving a car full of supermodels, so beautiful and bad you just can't take your eyes off of it



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