Agreed and if the photographer is working from home we might be able to have a lie in and bacon sarnie while the model is crawling through traffic or sitting on a bus. It's also possible to negotiate on paying travel expenses but with most things in life if people feel they are getting valued they work better and work even better if they feel someone is being generous towards them.RedCheckerSince more often than not we (photographers) get the better end of the deal in retaining copyright and the photos can be tailored more ot what we want then I think it's only fair that we cough up some money toward the shoot, don't you think?
It's not simple. The model takes much greater risk as she only gets what you deign to give her. If she is paying for travelling she is risking money on your competence, diligence and honesty. What are you risking ? As everyone has said you don't have to pay expenses, but if you value the model so little why would you deign to shoot her at all, especially with you being a professional ? And of course you could travel to the model to avoid her having expenses - or only work with models within walking distance.blanchoI also find people often misunderstand time for. It's dead simple in my mind if both people are getting something out of the shoot that makes it worth while and both people pay.
Another question, if the model was male would you still help with travel expenses?
It shouldn't make ANY difference what so ever, but I bet it does to some. In fact some wont even shoot male models let alone pay them or even pay for just their expenses. You don't have a penis, but I could put money on it that if you did you would get less work to choose from (paid or TF) on PureStorm (especially if you were a hobby model).Ellamae10Why on earth would that make a difference? Are you suggesting that travel expenses are more of a, 'chivalrous act' as opposed to what 2 professional parties have agreed to beforehand?! If i am travelling a fair distance then i ask for a contribution towards my travel - and the exact same would still apply if i had a penis.
It shouldn't make ANY difference what so ever, but I bet it does to some. ).