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Andy is off-line
11 November 2013 19:40
photostore
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So the last two years i have done boudoir shots and glamour for you ladies in time for a Christmas calendar for their boyfriends gifts, the question is, what on gods green earth makes you think we would actually want one ? give me a new set of drill bits or a new sling for the rifle anyday. or maybe even if you were nicely squeezed into the outfit, thatwould be nice ! but a printed copy.....and you all say that wer'e not tuned into what makes you happy. wink one of the poor buggers thinks he's getting a wood lathe haha
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Andy is off-line
11 November 2013 19:41
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Actually as usual it was two friends shooting at the same time, now maybe if they gave their calendars to their friends partners, that would be acceptable
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11 November 2013 19:48
PaulManuell
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Quote from photostore
So the last two years i have done boudoir shots and glamour for you ladies in time for a Christmas calendar for their boyfriends gift.....

.....and thought it's about time to advertise my services again for this Christmas, but (un)subtley dress it up as a humorous thread.



Andy is off-line
11 November 2013 19:50
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Quote from PaulManuell
.....and thought it's about time to advertise my services again for this Christmas, but (un)subtley dress it up as a humorous thread.



No Not at all, i dont charge for any photography, this was my wifes hairdresser and friend, i know the guys, hence i know about the wood lathe, so how wrong can you be in a reply ?

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11 November 2013 20:58
PaulManuell
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how wrong can you be in a reply ?




I dunno, about the same as you're lacking a soh maybe?



Andy is off-line
12 November 2013 05:08
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"lacking a soh", again no, just i recognise a cynical dig when i see one, the thumbs up at the end did little to disguise it !we'll have to agree to disagree i guess,

Anyway can we please drop this now ? i'm actually interested in the workings of the female mind on this one, the girls seem genuinely very excited about their gift, i see lead balloons on the horizon. So girls....why ? and boys would you think it a great gift (assuming you were not a photographer for a moment)
lets get shootin


Neil Anderson is off-line
12 November 2013 05:40
stolenfaces
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Presumably the lack of response is because the situation that you describe is not one that most people recognize. Perhaps 'the ladies' you refer to aren't a)professional models, b)representative of all females.

If you are you are genuinely interested in an answer to the question, why don't you ask the people who actually asked you to shoot these gifts, rather than the astonished wider world.
Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild he'll never need to deal another...


Paul Jones is off-line
12 November 2013 10:36
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Lancashire
Wigan

On a sidenote I wonder why almost every other thread on here lately turns into needless confrontation or derision?

On a serious note, to actually address the question that was raised, I feel that the act of giving a boudoir keepsake to a loved one can be as much about the lady feeling good about herself as the gift itself.  Ladies who are non-models report that having a boudoir or glamour photo session is a great confidence booster.


Best regards
Paul


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Dragon Graffix is off-line
16 November 2013 17:01
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Andy, I thought your post was quite amusing! I had a similar experience when a friend asked me to do calendar for her husband for 2 years in a row for her husband's Christmas present. In the third year her husband asked me if his wife had asked me to photograph for a new calendar for him. I grinned (meaning yes) so he asked me to turn her request down and hint that he wanted a new lawn mower!

Unfortunately, there are members of Purestorm that take pleasure in taking an unnecessary swipe at people who post to the forum, and this is, unfortunately is driving members away from the forum, and in some cases away from Purestorm itself. If these people have nothing constructive to say, it is probably best that they say nothing at all!
"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." - Sophia Loren


Hannah Louise is off-line
16 November 2013 20:28
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I've done something similar for my partner's Birthday. Although it was not my idea, he requested it himself as his gift. Perhaps some have been in this same position.



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