Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My photographer just asked to touch me...is he a perv?

When engaging in a photo shoot all parties need to know some basic etiquette.  This goes both ways so I will first address the model and then the photographer.

  1. Show up on time.  Seriously treat the shoot you are about to embark on as a job.  Would you be late to a job?  No.  If you are going to be late call/text ahead.  Really photographers and their teams love to know you are running late.
  2. Bring what you need for a shoot.  We will go over what to bring in a later post depending on the type of shoot you are doing.
  3. Don't drink, be high, be crazy, be a flake, be crazy
  4. Learn to say no.  Know when you are ok with pushing your boundary.  Asked to do studio nudity?  Full nudes"  To go stand on that rickety looking bridge or log to get the shot?  If you don't want to, feel comfortable, or any reason really say no and stick to it.
  5. If your photographer says no respect it.  That respect goes both ways.

  1. It goes the same for you, show up on time.  I have been stood up by one photographer and it is just as annoying for you as it is for your models.
  2. Know what you are going to shoot to a degree and bring what you need and then some.
  3. Learn to say no.  Sometimes models come up with dumb ideas in poses, general shot ideas and the like.  Please tell us no and then how to fix it.
  4. If your model says no, respect it and move on.
  5. If you need to touch your model for any reason (there is one strand of hair in the wrong spot, a leaf fell on their body, their underwear is showing) ask before you touch.  If they says no tell them what to fix and move on.
As long as people respect each other and have agood attitude a fun, creative, and enjoyable shoot will be had for all!

Ok my model and photographer friends what little pieces of etiquette do you think anyone involved with photoshoots should/need to know?

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