My point of view to joint the group is to get to know more people from the forums. And more models mean more to learn about character of the model. I like both private and group, they have pro and con.
at the moment I like doing private since i want to learn about lighting technique.
i understand how it feels, sometimes no privacy and bit rushing and u don't have the chance wit wat u want to do.
we can book a studio.,,i'm sure there somebody have basic knowledge,
rent a studio, we can work out wit models, no need supermodels we jus want to have fun with shooting and studio stuff etc.... i'm in , few times wit studio and we can try out lighting,
jus my thought
Back to you question, private shoot, what you really mean is a shoot where the photographers are in control, has the final say in the theme, the look, the makeup etc etc etc. Well, these shoots happen alot. Unfortunately, you will rarely see them posted on CS. One or two of the best organiser, at least they will deliver what they promise, unlike most of the wannabes.
When I shoot, and if I am a paying customer, I am very demanding. But almost all model who worked with me will do so gladly again. Being demanding is not a bad thing, as long as what you demand, is "professioanl" and the goal is a good picture.
Btw, forget about zooms. I frequently shoot with one and only one lens, and it is a prime.
i do both private and paid shoots. both got its advantages and disadvantages lah.
its up to u to decide what u want from it. If i want an affordable Ang Moh model below $100 bucks, den i join paid shoots. It helps my portfolio and save me some money. On rich days, i hire a pro model and a make up artist and have the shoot all to myself.
On other days, i call frens to pose for me or try to make new contacts.
i dun think we need to have young female models all the time lah, its a preference.
my last two post in CS are all frens and i think it was fun to shoot them
Slaughter The Topless
Babe on a Bar Top
Come come.. Private shoot please PM me.. Lol..
Can advertise or not? Anyways...
*so bored in SG*
Seriously speaking, regarding the model shoots, I would suggest the organizer states whether MUA is included or not included, not all shoots need MUA, and some shoot MUST need MUA (model cannot do their own), and some MUA can do hair some cannot, (just like photogs some can shoot manual some cannot)
For private shoot, its a challenge for newbie, there are many unexpected things that u never know will happen and do happen, u organize 1 time u will know. U may not need a theme at all, just practise with pose, light, mood, surrounding environment, interaction with model, capture the moment, etc.
You have to take into account many more factors in private shoots. For instance when I did my shoot last time, I had to conceptualize the theme, look for relevant clothes, props etc. If needed, find the correct stylist too. All these take up loads of time and effort, not to mention money for a successful shoot. I think it's good to join shoots to "kick start" the learning process, but once you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve, you'll have to put in more effort to do your own shoot.