Not good Enough!

Not good Enough!

65 posts
18 Dec 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Blacklion

If she's looking for a top quality photographer to help her put a portfolio together, why doesn't she approach one instead of insulting everyone that applied to her casting!


Jesus wept!  How has she insulted anyone?

And besides, perhaps she's not aware of who the top photographers are.
Posted 18 Dec 2013
silverk
Photographer
silverk
Kiboko
Whether I'd be prepared to accept a critique from a model is another matter, if it were to merley assert it wasn't good enough, that would give me little to go on as to how to improve.
If a model criticised my work I would be happy to hear from them, in fact if anybody took issue with my work I would listen. As the saying goes advice can be given but it doesnt have to be taken!
Posted 18 Dec 2013
Crippen
Photographer
Crippen
Gerry99111

Why? She was looking for something specific and it sounds like all and sundry have chanced their arm. Why sould she waste further time on them or risk another 50 unsuitable applicants


Simple good manners.

I would have though it's also good business practice. Although she may not rate any of these fifty photographers now, there is a chance that some of them will improve in time, or be offering paid work in the future, that she quite fancies.


Dave


Posted 18 Dec 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Posted 18 Dec 2013
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
Crippen

Simple good manners.

I would have though it's also good business practice. Although she may not rate any of these fifty photographers now, there is a chance that some of them will improve in time, or be offering paid work in the future, that she quite fancies.


Dave




People here have taken offense and called her insulting because she just said the ones that applied were not to the required standard. People here are prepared to argue why she owes her a reply.

These are exactly the reasons why she is wise to not reply
Posted 18 Dec 2013
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
Kiboko

Apparently it's the second casting call the model's posted in a couple of days, over 50 replies received and NONE of the applicants was good enough! 


Good for her in being choosy.

Whenever a new model asks about TFP there's usually lots of photographers advising them to be "selective in who they work with".  It seems this young lady is just following that advice.  I cannot see why some people are taking umbrage over it.


Kiboko

I for one welcome critiques from someone qualified by way of known stature in the photographic industry...

Whether I'd be prepared to accept a critique from a model is another matter...   


I honestly don't think that one needs photographic distinctions or letters after ones name to know whether an image grabs you or not.

If one is touting for TFP shoots from models**, then it makes sense to listen to what they have to say.

(** Not necessarily aimed at Kiboko)


Best regards
Paul
Posted 18 Dec 2013
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisaster
Paul_Jones
I cannot see why some people are taking umbrage over it.
Perhaps it's just the style. Could you imagine a photographer posting a cc that said "I had 50 models reply to this previously, but none were any good, so I'm here again"? They'd be hung drawn and quartered by models, white knights and slobbering do gooders. Always amusing when a pretty young woman is allowed to get away with things. Says a lot. A very lot.
Posted 18 Dec 2013
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
Socialdisaster

Perhaps it's just the style. Could you imagine a photographer posting a cc that said "I had 50 models reply to this previously, but none were any good, so I'm here again"? They'd be hung drawn and quartered by models, white knights and slobbering do gooders. Always amusing when a pretty young woman is allowed to get away with things. Says a lot. A very lot.


They would be wrong as well then.

Its a casting and its the caster's business how they choose to conduct themselves and there is the report button if its offensive. How anyone normal can find anything offensive in saying none of the previous applicants was good enough is beyond me. Drama Queen or what?
Posted 18 Dec 2013
Amber6
Model
Amber6
I'm confused - how do you know 50 photographers applied? Maybe it was a figure of speech? A hyperbole?
Is she asking for something very specific? Well curious now!

Posted 18 Dec 2013
Amber6
Model
Amber6
Okay, a kind person just sent me the casting in question - so hey, it's not the most tactfully worded casting, but I've seen worse. And I still think 50 is likely a gross exaggeration. I personally no longer do castings in order to get TFCD, but in the past I have and you DO get some real chancers.

Posted 18 Dec 2013
severndigital
Photographer
severndigital
well, she's right, she does need some new images, her port doesn't do her any favours it looks like some kind of instagram profile at the mo.I do like the couple of images by Mikex79 though.

Posted 18 Dec 2013
Mcroshaw
Photographer
Mcroshaw
I applied because of this thread.

Posted 18 Dec 2013
flashysnapper
Photographer
flashysnapper
severndigital

well, she's right, she does need some new images, her port doesn't do her any favours it looks like some kind of instagram profile at the mo.I do like the couple of images by Mikex79 though.


 I didn't see a request by the model in question for a portfolio review? so why give one.
Posted 19 Dec 2013
frankpht
Photographer
frankpht
Well she's certainly got herself noticed and you know what they say about publicity. She must be reading this thread. Maybe not perhaps too busy rejecting all of us no marks. Oh dear what a pity never mind.

Posted 19 Dec 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Mcroshaw

I applied because of this thread.


And feel free to post again and gloat when she gives you the job surprise
Posted 19 Dec 2013
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