'Professionalism' is sometimes used as a tagline to either draw models into doing up poses that they are extremely uncomfortable in or simply as an excuse by photographic sex maniacs I feel. So I'd always adopt a policy of, "If I don't dare to pose in that way myself, I'll make sure the girl doesn't do it too."
There's absolutely no reason in the photographer telling someone to do something that he's not capable of achieving.
den nx time u will c models w/ armed (female) guards & lawyers in tow.
lawyers there to sue at moments notice, guard to detain d law breaking photographer!
dun mind shooting d guard if look like Charle's Angel...
If the bf is a young guy, you are out of luck.
But I have met bf from hell. And I did call it a wrap in the middle of a set. Told the model, he bf leave the premises, or shoot is done. I left for a cig, and then saw bf leaving
Having the bf around has one good point, if some misunderstanding happen (say, if the model accuse the photographer of touching, it will not be one person's words), at least there is witness right???
My advice....................NEVER NEVER EVER have their bf present when doing super sexy photoshoot.
First, is you will never ever get to concentrate because you can feel the present of him looking at you.
Second, she will keep on looking at her bf which mean she will not be able to concentrate on your shoot.
Third, you will never be able to flirt with her (just friendly flirt to make her feel at ease)
Fourth, it will be very difficult to move her of his presents.
When I do sexy shoot, my wife will leave to me to myself to shoot. She knows both me and the model will feel uncomfortable when there is someone around. Models who brings their bf to photoshoots are totally not professional at all. So I always restrict them from coming over to my studio.
Last edited by Godzilla Invades; 25th July 2007 at 11:22 AM.
If you are really afraid, a woman should be present (MUA, sister or her female friends). It does not need to be the bf.
Depends on how you touch the model as well. It is sometimes quite difficult not to touch the model when you move her around. Pro models know if the photographer is trying to be funny. For less or non models, they may not know if the photographer is trying to be funny.
Anyway, I see more bad points than good bringing a bf. It's just a sexy photoshoot. Of course it does not mean when a model agrees to do a sexy photoshoot means she is a loose/easy woman. Every woman still have their own principal as they are after all still human like us.
Maybe next time when the model brings her bf, the wife can maybe invite the bf to go downtown for a drink or a movie and come back in a couple of hours so that one can concentrate on the sexy shooting of the model without both the BF and one's wife being around ....
Well, everyone needs to be professional to get pro images ....
always the Light, .... always.
So it will be a little difficult for her to leave the premises to bring the model's bf out to town.
Well, today I just went to do the shoot. her bf was present. but i knew before hand. I needed someone to hold the reflector and it was a casual shoot anyways. so I didn't care.
However, the shoot was not as smooth as I wanted. Sometimes she kept looking at her bf and I felt that her concentration was not there, and she didn't look quite comfortable, I wasn't that comfortable either.
anyways, i am organizing another shoot for next week but this time is quite more 'sexy' shoot indoors. I still don't know if she is going to bring her bf or not. Going to ask her soon if she is bringing someone thou.
if she said her bf is coming, so should I advice her to not letting her bf come and bring some other friend with her? Cuz, I would be really uncomfortable if her bf is around. like even if her boyfriend agrees with the poses and doesnt mind at all, I think I wouldn't be able to direct her properly to do what I want to do.
tdubs, you said it already. With the bf around, she could not concentrate, she was not comfortable, and you were not comfortable. Guess what would happen in the next whoot when you are planning to shoot sexier poses. Btw, she already agreed to the sexier poses in the next shoot, right?
As some people say I am very straight forward and harsh, but I won't be mistaken.
First of all, if you say nothing, the likelihood the bf will show up is near 100%. He will make sure he is there, given the nature of the next shoot. The likelihood the shoot will be all f***ed up is extremely high if not 100%. So, what to do?
Tell it to the model straight up. Do you need me to write it out for you?
Btw, the bf was there today and will be there next time becasue he does not want her to be photographed by you or anyone else. Typical kids. And he is there to make sure the shoot this f***ed up.