I looked at the pages and I saw that there are many threads of the model shoots. Well, if the session are meant as a gathering of photographers, I support it. But it seems otherwise now, as it has become a business opportunity.
I cannot believe that there are sessions that charge $150 per head for 3 hours shoot, maximum 10 people. I am sure the usage of the venue and props do not need that much money.
I think we should put a stop to these sky high prices for the photo shoot less we spoil the market. I rather the models put up their services and we pay her direct. If the models are the one who put up these sky high prices, we really need to relook the market.
In fact, my dad is also surprised about the existence of this lucrative market and so many foolish photographers jump into signing up.
I remembered there is this agency called Jeffrey Chung (still around?) and the models fee are like at most $150 per hour. I rather get her for $450 for 3 hours, and 10 of us share the bill, only $45 per head!