"OK - serious advice... if you are going to bring a chaperone don't bring your boyfriend! its a pain in the arse and although it may make you feel comfortable its totally the opposite for the photographer. To be honest tho, if you are working with professional photographers in a professional environment there is no need at all to bring one.. If you are going to work with dodgy GWC's in hotel rooms.. well.. thats not modeling so its not really relivant.. but sure.. bring a friend to watch the perv get a hard on looking at you naked "
Ok well that is useful thanks, this is what i mean though! Photographers assume this is what i think of them, that they are perves or dangerous- thats not it at all. I am new to this, now i understand chaperones are not necessary- thats all i wanted to find out.
Generally pro photographers are fine, but i have had my fair share of sleezy guys approach me who i can see are not interested in being a good photographer, they are just on here to chat girls up, i dont even think they are photographers at all, so i cant help being insecure.
Anyway, ive got the message now, check out the photographer, have a look at their work, get references and no chaperone necessary.
I am new to modelling, the first professional and very kind photographer who helped me on my way advised that a chaperone is a good idea...
Steer clear of the sleazes and you'll do just fine - good luck with it all
Now... back to my big problem... anyone got any good tips on how to dispose of my victims!?!
Tried an acid bath?
Do a Mrs Miggins into Cornish pasties...
or the Exmouth beach mud flats works well... so Russ reckons!
Very nice to meet you at the rapists and murderers night out yesterday by the way sir!
Yes, undoubtedly see you at the Psychotics & Sociopaths Ball next month
And Megan... as somebody posted earlier, a lot of it is down to you and how each shoot adds to your experience.... maybe you should PM a few models local to you and ask them which are the most reliable/respected photographers in your area.... and then check them out....
As you've only been here a week you'll undoubtedly have been getting umpteen PM's asking you to shoot.... again check them out, ask for refs, PM models they've worked with... as you have more shoots and your experience grows then you'll be able to weed out the GWC brigade....
Guy With Camera... a quite derogatory term for a photographer.....namely a sleaze who likes to see women nude or however with no interest in creating art or good images.....
I have no problem with models bringing chaperones.. Gives my assistant someone to rape too...
EDIT - space under my patio is getting quite limited tho.. so no fatties please!