LOL... If Model is Female... you will have the temptation to touch her.
If the Model is Mother... she will have the temptation to touch you.
So to be safe... Use a Male Model.
I see some photographers are quite good at giving instructions - turn ur head a bit more to the left, look down a bit...no, no, too much already. left arm on ur hip...open more (demonstrates on himself). Then, I say to myself..wah, not bad at all!
actually I dont understand why is there even such a discussion?? Its work and we the people behind the camera know it and the models know it. When I film a commercial and the director needs us to move the talents to fit the camera's angle. We simply tell the models to shift, if they really cannot follow instructions, we will go behind them. And we let them know "sorry we need to move your position, relax and follow my guide" We then place our hands on their shoulders and move it according to what the director wants. Of course for us at any one time there is at least 10 over people on set so there is no danger of any misunderstanding of hanky panky. I am sure if you are polite and you ask and of course you dont let your hands wander all over the place and most impt of all, you have a third party in the studio with you, there shouldnt be any problems.
if u behave professionally, the model wouldn't doubt u if she is professional as well. if u look lecherous when u instructing, u can be sexually harassing with words and looks alone.
When in doubt...ask ur assistant to do it. Let him take e fall. lolx
That was wat happened to me.
Luckily, everyone was very professional about it or I will be typing behind bars now.
E philosophy of being able to pose well urself helps alot...something I learned when moving on to a professional make over studio.
Last edited by aeskywan; 23rd October 2007 at 01:04 AM.
One more thing:
Treat our models as Human Beings NOT objects
I'm sure all of you will agree.
Last edited by eng_keow; 23rd October 2007 at 01:06 AM.
if the "model" don't know how to pose and cannot take instruction and photographer cannot pose for them
then the "model" CMI already
get a better grade model
Ok... We have a bunch of people who cannot shoot and goes around wielding a DSLR and call themselves a Photographer (Myself included) ... We have a bunch of Overnight turned models (Who doesn't know how to take instructions and cannot pose only comes with a maybe cannot make it face). So what next?
Seems like the future looks gloomy.
the really pro models will change and strike different poses each time she hears a shutter is activated or when she sees a flashlight going off.
most times if there's a need, jus direct the model where to stand and how to stand. there's no need for physical contact.
after the shoot is done, exchange words of gratitude.
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