Not, for clarifies sake, in favour of the bleating exasperation line which suggests Ill equipped models are either commonplace or even an issue
well it seems from my pm's today, that more think like me, but don't want the hassle of saying so on forum...
Well, market forces are what dictates who gets paid and who doesn't.
Its the job of a Professional photographer to make a girl a model. Give me the raw material and I'll produce the goods. If I can't, then the girl really is a no hoper or I'm in the wrong job.
Sure its easier if the girl is actually a model, but "real" models on portfolio hosting sites are a rare breed. A shoot with a "real" model is a bonus and an easy day for me or any good photographer, but I earn my money by making girls look like models, most of the time I shoot who I'm told to shoot. Thats what a Pro photographer does.
As an amateur, you do your research, you pay your money, you take your choice, if you make a bad choice, you have to take responsibility for it
As for "Professional" in relation to modelling, its a rare thing and is nothing to do with income. A handfull of models take their career seriously and can be classed as Professional, the majority are simply playing at being a model and if blokes who want to see them naked are willing to pay for the privilige, why should they turn the money down?
most likely the reasons for a lot modelling on these forums are:
I'm genuinly interested and want to try this, usually scared away within a fortnight once their mailbox fills up with dodgy requests
I hate doing this but it's a quick way to pay off my debts
im between jobs/college
it's just an addition to my sex worker income (or another avenue to paid sex work punters ) oh no he did'nt really say that did he ? yep i sure did !
im going to be the next big thing (delusional)
the list is long and varied
if i am paying i would not expect to have to describe every pose to you and have to spend more time doing "your job" rather than mine.
In a nutshell, this.pinkbuildingphotographyYes, they want paid and good luck to them. If you don't think a model meets your requirements don't hire them. There are excellent models on here and other sites, so choose the ones that you want. Don't worry at how others want to make their living.
Slim, pretty and naked is all I need. I'm good enough to get decent results from a total beginner. Mind you, the great models are worth every penny.photostore...is it enough to be pretty? .... getting the tits out
That's the market deciding.OldMasterThis has been discussed before..I think!! As much as I agree to some extent it is the market that decides. As long as guys are happy to pay girls, whatever their skills, to take their clothes off, they will continue to take the money to do so.