I ask myself this question as I am always working to get more organized. If I actually used all of the planners and techniques that I teach people, I might even get myself back on track. I am actually offering getting your office organized. Whether you are a model, photographer, stylist, direct seller, or even in a corporate environment with a home office, I am offering a one day clean up the office service. If you are interested in this, please send me an email and I can send the proposal to you for review. This is for locals only at this time. Sorry.
I have said it before and I will keep saying it, that there is always homework to be done for a shoot. Mainly with the references. You have to check them out. You can’t just get the email back with the names and emails and assume that they ae real. Your safety is a little more important than that. It is even better if they can give you phone numbers. You can actually get them on the phone and ask them the questions. Really how was that shoot? Were there any issues?
If you are going to tell me and say that you do not have the time to get any of this done, then please do not post in any safety group or call out any photographer for unprofessional behavior. And there are some shoots where you are not going to click. There is no guarantee that you will have a seamless shoot every time. Just if you have not done this or have the information to back anything up, then it is all on you.
By the time that this posted. I hope to have some of the new images up and running. I am happy to say that a few of the ideas were out of my usual comfort zone. I am working on some new themes all of the time. I wanted to thank Scott, Donna, James, and Andy for working with me on these latest images. I really do appreciate them.
I am always one for taking on a challenge. I am excited about some of the new shoots that I have planned this summer. I am going to be working with some new talent and photographers. I also will be working with some that I have known for a long time. I can’t wait.
I read a post on where he said he was not a photographer. However his image was him behind a camera and looking like he was taking a picture. Just being in front of a camera does not make you a model. There is a lot that goes into making a modeling shoot work. There is the scheduling, the planning, and the location, the networking to make sure that all of the facets are covered if there are stylists that are needed, there is marketing, and there is a ton of steps to make it all happen. And when there is one that is not done, then the whole shoot can fail.
I guess the interesting thing was that when or what is the definition of the model and the photographer? What makes one a professional and one an amateur? Is it based by the experience? Is it based by who the client is? Clarification on the roles when this is being planned in the beginning is always great to know. You know what role you need to play and what tasks need to be accomplished. Regardless of your definition, your role, you can make your task by definition your own.
I have been seeing a lot of back and forth between models and photographers and some of the comments I know are based on ego. They are not based on experience. The arguments on whether something should have been continued or the way that the lighting is, really is up for any interpretation. You can have the concept and it go off without a hitch. Without the public knowing the concept, sometimes it comes across as being more of a test shot than an actual completed one.
We are critical of each other in ways that is borderline bullying. We don’t ask more questions and see what the other side is thinking or whether the comment was taken in the manner in which the sender sent it.
Not taking on brand new models or photographers has always been a debate on this as no one wants to waste their time. I say this as I have worked with several new photographers and the results have been quite mixed on the final images. Some of them I am able to use and others well not so much. But then I have made another connection. Sometimes you really do have to take a step back and check the ego at the door.