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catscape
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Posted Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:48AM

if you have a semi-underground free paper, put an advertisement in it.


Good idea, konkrete. One idea crossed my mind - or I should say crosses my mind every day - is photographing people at work. There is a never ending supply of potential models where I work, but this seems like it could be a bad idea. If I approached all the attractive women about photo shoots, it could have some negative consequences.


(Edited on 2005-01-12 01:23:48 by catscape)

(Edited on 2005-01-12 01:22:06 by catscape)
dscott
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Posted Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:50AM
Do you have an office bulletin board? Post an offer to photograph there. I offered a free (family) portrait in trade for modeling time.

(Edited on 2005-01-12 11:52:29 by dscott)
braclark
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Posted Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:01PM
TFP - Time for Prints
TFCD - Time for CD

Now this is one thing that I have been wondering. How would TFP or TFCD work with the exclusive agreement?

TFP seems to me like it would not violate the agreement.

TFCD seems to me like it could be considered royalty free. I would be giving my work to them for free, but it is work for hire since my payment for the shoot would be to be able to sell the images on iStock.
sjlocke
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Posted Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:02PM
I need to get up to speed before this kind of deal. I wouldn't want to give disappointing results for someone's time.
dscott
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Posted Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:23PM
TFCD usually means images are provided for self promotion (model's personal website, etc) and not resale. You could include this in the agreement with the model just to be clear.
hidesy
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Posted Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:08PM
I do TFCD with most of my models thus far (though things are changing a bit this year). Anyway, I provide them the high res images, for their own personal use.
Quirex
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Posted Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:10PM

If I approached all the attractive women about photo shoots, it could have some negative consequences.


Why do you only have to photograph the women? I'm sure there would be alot of male counterparts that would also be interested in taking part in photoshoots. And also, stock photography isn't just about 'attractive' people.
hidesy
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Posted Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:27PM
Very true Quirex... in fact, I'm trying to find people who aren't gorgeous young people for photoshoots...
michaelgatewood
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Posted Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:53PM
Team up with a make up artist. One that can make anyone look great. Give the models a CD to print for their use. They can give prints to family or put together a portfolio. The make up artist makes money on the make overs. I keep all the shots for stock. The models/actors... get great shots for free. I don't pay models. Some of my next sessions they will have to pay a session fee. This will be for people that just want great shots for their walls.
PatSee
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Posted Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:14AM
I have 4 willing voluteers now. Two from work and two friends. Each knows I can't pay them, but I can provide pictures. One has done modeling before. Two have boyfriends that are also willing to get into a few shots.
I'm a bit stuck here. Do most of you have a studio or do you do location shoots? It's pretty cold up here right now so I was thinking of getting everyone together at a clean house to do some life style shots. I'm so nervous. Does anyone have some advise for me?
hidesy
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Posted Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:29AM
Lighting is going to be the tricky part if you are going to do it indoors. What sort of lighting were you thinking?
PatSee
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Posted Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:42AM
I have a 300w cyberflash that will be the main light, a few slaves, my dg500 on camera and bounced, and a few reflectors. I think they will be enough to light a room that's normal size.
I'm mostly nervous about posing and getting everyone to cooperate and makeup and clothes. I don't have any experience with that and don't know how to approach the models with a list of demands right away. The one that has done it before should be ok, but I want to make it a good experience for the others so they will be willing to do other shoots and maybe get some more of their friends involved.

(Edited on 2005-01-14 04:46:03 by PatSee)
catscape
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Posted Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:56AM

Why do you only have to photograph the women?


I'm not just photographing women, but approaching women would probably be perceived differently.
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