MetArt want to buy a set from me!

MetArt want to buy a set from me!

17 posts
25 July 2011
mikeg
Photographer
mikeg
I guess I must have raised my game lately Of course whether or not it actually gets published remains to be seen... I am chuffed either way.
Posted 25 July 2011
2muchglam
Photographer
2muchglam
Well done, Any examples from the set in question ? 
Posted 25 July 2011
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
Well done Mike


Posted 25 July 2011
awomanatwork
Photographer
awomanatwork
 Well done sir ! 
Posted 26 July 2011
mikeg
Photographer
mikeg
Well here is the lovely Tess helping to sort out the white balance at the beginning of the shoot:



Here she is after her clothes fell off:

Posted 26 July 2011
Edited by Love 12 Oct 2011
Tayla
Model
Tayla
Beautiful x

Posted 27 July 2011
Derek_Anderson
Photographer
Derek_Anderson
Well done!

Posted 27 July 2011
2muchglam
Photographer
2muchglam
mikeg

Well here is the lovely Tess helping to sort out the white balance at the beginning of the shoot: Here she is after her clothes fell off:


Stunning mate cheeky
Posted 27 July 2011
Edited by Love 12 Oct 2011
BEAUTIFUL! Congrats x

Posted 27 July 2011
artistoli
Photographer
artistoli
Well done; its certainly an achievement. Question is though - did they pay you enough to cover costs and make a profit? I've heard they pay terribly.
Posted 12 Oct 2011
mikeg
Photographer
mikeg
It's never quite that simple I booked the model for half a day and shot 4 sets one of which was specifically with the intention of pitching to MetArt - they have a very rigid set of criteria... The sale to MetArt certainly covered more than 25% of the cost (model/agency, studio, MUA) but not the entire cost - I didn't expect it to. This is straight from their submission guidelines - freely available on the site: As a general idea, we accept sets of up to 120 photos, and we pay, for each picture, between $2, and $6, depending on the quality of the photography, and the Model. I am sure you can do the maths
Posted 12 Oct 2011
artistoli
Photographer
artistoli
mikeg

It's never quite that simple I booked the model for half a day and shot 4 sets one of which was specifically with the intention of pitching to MetArt - they have a very rigid set of criteria... The sale to MetArt certainly covered more than 25% of the cost (model/agency, studio, MUA) but not the entire cost - I didn't expect it to. This is straight from their submission guidelines - freely available on the site: As a general idea, we accept sets of up to 120 photos, and we pay, for each picture, between $2, and $6, depending on the quality of the photography, and the Model. I am sure you can do the maths


How did the economics of photography ever become so obscenely weighted against the photographer?! 
Damned Internet (yes, I get the irony of writing that on here). 
Posted 12 Oct 2011
DCox
Photographer
DCox
congrats

Posted 12 Oct 2011
mikeg
Photographer
mikeg
They finally published the set!
Posted 16 Nov 2011
IainT
Photographer
IainT
artistoli

How did the economics of photography ever become so obscenely weighted against the photographer?! 
Damned Internet (yes, I get the irony of writing that on here). 


The economics of photography are not in the least obscenely weighed against the photographer. The economics of shooting for sites like Met-Art are obscenely weighed against the photographer. 

Maybe my bias will show through here as I hate Met-Art with a passion.

Met-Art is one of the biggest sites in the world and is vastly profitable or has been in the past. One of the reasons for their continued profitability is that they promote a culture of its a "privilidge to shoot for us" and make it seem like its an honour to have a set published. They have a number of regular photographers who make a sensible amount of money shooting for them, in a few cases (Lucia Helios, Erro etc) quite a lot of money, but in most cases they will buy the odd set from various photographers at fairly low cost. What they have no regard for is the amount of money and work some of these photographers spend trying to get published. I do not think it would be exagerating to say that most published sets produced by non-commissioned photographers probably cost the photographer in excess of $1000 per set to produce, excluding actual time spent.

Therefore its clear to see that most pay considerably for the "privilige" of shooting for Met-Art and its also clear to see why most Pro photographers will not go near them. 

Having said this, it is fairly unusual for Met to publish either a UK photographer or a UK model, so if the OP is happy, then from his personal perspective, this is definaitely a good achievement.
Posted 16 Nov 2011
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