Your 19 you do not require a chaperone. If you have checked ref's then there is no need.
Some chaperones get in the way, others get moody and stop photographers shooting certain things and others steal.... Whilst there are ''good'' chaperones I think they are too much hard work :P Its also usually distracting for the model.
Also check the forums there are tons of posts on this
i have always took a chaperone to all my shoots i agree its for safety reasons, in this day in age anything can happen not meanin to be negative but stuff happens.
Theres plenty more photographers out there that wil shoot you and understand how you feel
i have always took a chaperone to all my shoots i agree its for safety reasons, in this day in age anything can happen not meanin to be negative but stuff happens. Theres plenty more photographers out there that wil shoot you and understand how you feel mj
Even when you go to the shop?
I mean really if you think anything can happen this day and age you really should have one 24/7
I have a policy of accepting a chaperone on a shoot as long as the model doesn't bring her boyfriend along. One too many nudges and winks for my liking. I've found that mums can be fine in the past. If you became a police woman you'd be out on the beat at night on your own a few weeks after completion of your training, (well maybe not these days, I'm not sure there are any now). I think, seriously, you have to take every shoot on it's merit. If you are meeting a stranger in an obscure location, on your own, you have every right to feel vunerable perhaps, so ask the photographer if he will accept a chaperone coming with you. Many will say they don't want one present. If you're doing a shoot in an established studio with a group of photographers it's most unlikely to be necessary.
Check references instead.
You can take one IF YOU WANT, but it will put many people off shooting you. And it marks you out as an amateur - models who do this as their full time job can't finance someone else to travel with them and attend every single shoot.
is it right or wrong to take a chaperone with you to a shoot?
I'm asking views on this because I don't know what to do.
I had a nasty letter off a photographer telling me I'd never be a model because I have a chaperone with me for my safety.
There seem to be a few people about (models and photographers) who get some strange kick out of writing nasty letters - ignore them.
Chaperones - personal choice.
I'm sure you will find some photographers who don't mind them.
models who do this as their full time job can't finance someone else to travel with them and attend every single shoot.
And there is the rub. Its not just modelling. Lots of professions , especially those of us who work alone (shopkeepers, drivers, even perhaps teachers etc) probably would feel safer with a chaperone. However, it's just not economical.
So, yeah, check references, be cautious, be sensible. Everything we do carries some element of risk.