Chaperone = Sherpa(rone)...PhotoflashI have shot many calendars, all over the world, mostly using amateur models, I never objected to chaperones or boyfriends as I had a large and heavy Manfrotto video tripod to carry, so the boyfriend carried it. I shoot on film, 6x12 and larger. Strangely enough on subsequent shoots with the same models the boyfriend was unable to be there!
Yes, Gerry is correct. This here thread, Mr. OP, expect it to get locked down, any time soon. The Mods are sick to death with chaperone threads. Try a search first, through the forum search option, there are already dozens of them. Morning Gerry! Was it 'minus something' outside, up there this morning? TedgerryquiffIt's not often you get the chance to post before these threads are locked. There's lots of threads with this discussion. Use the search facility.
I'd pass. If she wants to model, I think she should invest the time to check up on a few references and leave the boyfriend at home. I don't think that's too much to ask. J.blacklion246I realise this has been discussed before. I have seen the threads in the past. The thing is this is the first time I've been asked. Initially, the model said she was bringing her model friend but then said her friend is busy. The model I'm shooting is 19 and hasn't had much experience in modelling. It's possible her boyfriend is also as young as she is, so they might not be mature about these matters don't you think? She intends for her boyfriend to be in the room while we shoot and to be honest I would think it rather rude to ask him to go elsewhere. And like you say Socialdisaster - wicked name! - I have 51 positive feedback and one day or another, the model really has to start thinking about attending shoots on her own.
During the shoot I communicate a lot, and I compliment, cheer on and flirt with the model to make her feel comfortable and to produce different expressions. .