New to Modeling and need general advice

New to Modeling and need general advice

7 posts
5 June 2018

I did my first shoot, a nude TFP shoot, and it was crazy.  I got some get shoots but I didn't think I would have to do all the things I did for a TFP shoot.

Can some one provide advice on the different levels of shoots and rates?

Posted 5 June 2018
Bigfish3311
Photographer
Bigfish3311

It's important to set what is going to be shot, level wise before the shoot. If you agree a certain level and you asked to go above it on the shoot it is not considered ok.

What exactly were you asked to do ?

what level did you agree for the shoot ?

Posted 5 June 2018
PHP_Photography
Photographer
PHP_Photography

Agree everything before the shoot and keep all communications on site.

Posted 6 June 2018
Edited by PHP_Photography 6 June 2018
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron

First things first you DO NOT have to do anything the photographer asks for in the shoot. Only what you feel comfortable with and agreed in advance. The whole point of TFP is just that. You are trading your time in exchange for images that will help you get into modelling. In terms of 'levels' that is a hard one as people argue relentlessly about exact definitions or the absurdity of some but for what it is worth here are a few you will hear I am sure.

Editorial. This is the typical images you will see in magazines and papers to support articles or adverts. The vast bulk of real life modelling but you will see very little of it on here

Fashion. Generally clothed shoots indoors or out. May involve outfits that work better without a bra but that does not mean showing nipples and the photographer should be clear if planning that style (But would assume it for real fashions shoots, which you won't get here)

Lingerie. As fashion but wearing a lot less. Lingeries normally supplied by model so you know if you are comfortable with it.

Implied topless /Implied nude Always big arguments over this. In practice it means you will be nude or you will be topless, just shot in a way that does not show nipples or pubes

Art nude. Well  you will be nude but the poses will be a certain style and it should be more about shape and form. does not involve any explicit poses such as open leg

Glamour. Can be in outfits, lingerie or nude. This is the sort of poses we used to see in the tame mens magazines. Fantasy female with big grin or pout that men apparently find atractive.

Adult. This is the more explicit images you will see on porn sites. there are terms that are supposed to split this up further but lets just say you cannot be shy about your body if you want to do this style

Pricing? Really that is something you will have to work on yourself as it depends on so many factors.Very few models will work to nude or even topless without some sort of payment. Those that do tend to pick and choose who they want to work with and have specific images they want to get from the session. Crudly speaking the more you are happy to reveal the more you can ask. Having the right look helps too both in terms of your own figure and what you bring in the way of outfits. There are exceptional models that get more shooting fashion that others happy to wave everything around but mostly the less you wear the more you can expect to get paid

 

Posted 6 June 2018
Edited by redbaron 6 June 2018

Thx for all the advice!  I was so overwhelmed at the shoot it being my first nude shoot and with other models working with me.  I just didn't want to make the photographer upset since it was my first time.

Posted 8 June 2018
exuphoto
Photographer
exuphoto

"....have to do". Not to create a sh*tstorm, I'll make clear that I'm not refering to any specific photographer - only to say that a photographer that's working with a newbie model and has her feel that there are things she "has to do..." isn't only a bit of a pr**k, but also ruins an opportunity to help someone get into what can be a wonderful hobby / work in the most constructive way.

I never push a model beyond her boundaries. On the contrary, even when a model (especially a new one) get's 'excited' about taking things further, I often slow things down and advise to go there maybe the next time after she has reflected some more... I want my collaborators to feel great about working with me, on the day as well as a month later (and someone having regrets, doesn't fit that bill!)

Posted 8 June 2018
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ayaphilips
ayaphilips

I did my first shoot, a nude TFP shoot, and it was crazy.  I got some get shoots but I didn't think I would have to do all the things I did for a TFP shoot.

Can some one provide advice on the different levels of shoots and rates?

Togs will always try and get what they can from a free shoot and a lot not ALL but a lot will push you and take the fact your a new model as a reason you won’t knwl what expected 

top rule to follow . If your not happy say no. You owe them nothing x

Posted 9 June 2018
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