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
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.
"....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!)