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6 May 2013
skymouse
Photographer
skymouse
  • Photographers who offer models or clients a more competitive or less traditional deal than I do are devaluing photography itself!
  • Models who sometimes do some type of work with a small subset of photographers (not including me) but don't fully disclose it as a work preference are hypocrits!
  • Models must do TFCD for a suitable length of time before accepting payment!
  • It's ok for a model to receive money, and it's ok for a model to receive images, but any combination of the two is an outrage!
  • Any model who requests or offers something which doesn't suit me is making unreasonable — and probably illegal — demands!
  • People shouldn't be able to choose for themselves whether to be called "amateur" or "professional" on something as flimsy as their own awareness of their employment status: it can only be reliably decided only by a panel of Forum regulars by scrutinising their online profile!
  • The word "tog" conveys an insult so profound that nobody has ever dared break the taboo and say what it is!

Have I forgotten anything?
Posted 6 May 2013
Edited by skymouse 6 May 2013
corbystock
Photographer
corbystock
Any model or photographer thinking about charging for their service should write a letter to the PM to make sure beyond any doubt that the whole country knows they WILL be paying tax.

Posted 6 May 2013
skymouse
Photographer
skymouse
Oh yeah, I forgot that one
Posted 6 May 2013
I love this thread.

Posted 6 May 2013
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
All photographers should declare how much they've spent on equipment

All models should declare how much they've spent on bus tickets, train tickets, clothing, health and beauty products, low fat food..........

Shoots should only be organised between models and photographers who've spent the same money.

Posted 6 May 2013
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
Models / photographers must without fail open all emails within 24 hours of receipt and post a suitably detailed letter of response within 48 hours or have their accounts terminated forthwith

Professional photographers of over 30 years experience shooting pooches and / or weddings should never be refused a TF shoot as a respect of their years behind the camera

Models who charge different rates for nudity are strippers and should be forced to charge one rate [the lowest] only

Posted 7 May 2013
mph
Photographer
mph
Anyone who is a semi-pro takes better pictures than an amateur.

Anyone who is a pro is more trustworthy than an amateur

Posted 7 May 2013
Jack_Russell
Photographer
Jack_Russell
Models should charge by how many acres of skin they show, not by ability or experience.

Photographers should forsake all thoughts of feeding their families and paying their bills in order to provide their services for free.

It is unreasonable for photographers to moan when models edit their work and slap them on Facebook as their profile pictures.

It is acceptable for a model to expect all 500 unedited images on a CD before she leaves the shoot, this includes paid shoots.

Photographers should not question the models travel fees of £130 although she has only come 20 miles by bus.

Fake tan should range from Tango to creosote, be mandatory, and accepted as part of the models personality.

Photographers should be allowed to quote midcentury American photographers as sources of inspiration in the same way models quote Jordan.

Internet forum trolls should be considered Godlike and have the final word on everything.



Posted 7 May 2013
Edited by Jack_Russell 7 May 2013
Henry_Artist
Photographer
Henry_Artist
Jack_Russell

...Fake tan should range from Tango to creosote, be mandatory, and accepted as part of the models personality...


Extra bonus points should be awarded if the model achieves a mottled effect as this is obviously much harder to do than just having a plain overall colour and thus represents a higher skill level.

It is also perfectly reasonable for photographers to expect models to work for free purely because they (the photographer) own a camera made by Leica, Hasselblad, Sinar, Cambo, Arca-Swiss or have spent more than £10,000 on a camera and have lenses for it made by Zeiss, Rodenstock, Schneider-Kreuznach, etc.


Posted 7 May 2013
Edited by Henry_Artist 7 May 2013
EdT
Photographer
EdT
Photographers should refuse to pay any model who has worked TFCD with another photographer.

Posted 7 May 2013
IainT
Photographer
IainT
skymouse
Models who sometimes do some type of work with a small subset of photographers (not including me) but don't fully disclose it as a work preference are hypocrits!
WHOAH!!!...Those mythical secret levels. Surely this really is a myth?, no model would be so arrogant, devious and downright dishonest as to make a free choice with whom she works and to what level...surely? Actually, I thought the mere mention of such practices on this site was heresay...
Posted 7 May 2013
mph
Photographer
mph
EdT
Photographers should refuse to pay any model who has worked TFCD with another photographer.
There should be no such thing!
Posted 7 May 2013
corbystock
Photographer
corbystock
Anyone using the word 'chaperone' should be in receipt of a boot to the junk where ever practicable.

Posted 7 May 2013
Follyhouse
Photographer
Follyhouse
Any newbie persuaded, as the essential first step on the modelling industry ladder, to display badly lit flange for a photographer will thereafter be referred to as 'his' model for a period of no less than twenty years.

Posted 7 May 2013
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
-  When a new female model joins, photographers should post inane comments on several of her photos saying things like "You look hot" or "Beautiful".  This will hopefully encourage the model to choose him for a TFP shoot. 

-  Tired of no-shows...?  Don't leave a blue face on her feedback.  Instead start a new forum thread about it  each month titled something like "Is it Me?"



Posted 7 May 2013
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