Probably nothing. I have a decent camera at home which my boyfriend can shoot passable casting shots on, and the last time I was was asked for casting images shots from that camera shot at home were completely sufficient. I get asked for casting images very rarely, no more than once every six months, so I get casting images done for a specific shoot, hence it would count as expenses attached to that shoot. If I paid £50 for casting images for a a full day shoot which I normally charge £150 for, then I'd only be making £100 that day even before you factor in travel expenses. Which is quite a big hit. If I was asked for casting images two or three times a month I would probably be willing to pay £20ish for a studio session doing casting shots. As I would need to get casting images done pretty much every month (they're useless if they're not very recent) I wouldn't be able to afford much more. And as I reckon the shoot would take about 15 minutes with no processing and simple lighting, it isn't as little as it sounds.
casting images ( or the lack thereof) are my biggest issue with models. I would say on average between 3 and 5 models every month lose potentially bet £300 and £1200 each in paid work due to lack of suitable images. Having said this, it is absolutely unrealistic to expect models to pay for casting images, they need to be renewed at least every 2 months or when there is any change, ie hairstyle,tattoos etc. most photographers won't have a problem doing a set at the end of a shoot, I wouldn't anyway, but equally a friend can do them or they could even be self taken. Although there are casting images and casting images. For instance if I take them, it immediately increases the chances of the model getting work from the people I shoot for.mphI can't imagine you would have much trouble adding them on to the end of a shoot anyway if you wanted some. Not a lot of trouble for someone to shoot a handful of such images surely? (and lots of GWCs would do it for the thrill of seeing you naked anyway
Can someone clear something up for me. What is the difference between what you're talking about and the images agencies ask for for casting - Some of those ask for only snapshots taken on a digital camera and won't accept pro pics. I'm confused about the whole thing. I was thinking of putting some clear snapshots of myself up but then people keep mentioning things like this and i don't know if i'd be doing it wrong and don't want to look like a tit.
why is it that so few models are actually able to produce them?
I think most of the questions people have asked have been answered in the thread.
So, given that casting images are so simple to produce (they certainly aren't difficult) and it only takes a few minutes at the end if a shoot to produce them (I've done plenty myself) why is it that so few models are actually able to produce them?