I hope this topic will be juz a discussion on some model shoots organised by advertisers/organisers. Was discussing with another CSer and was told that there are indeed such people that reserved the slots, went to the venue, took a few shots then refused(or act blur) to pay up. Stating that the shoot wasn't well organised. I myself had went to one such event & after chatting to a few of them(photographers), they told me that they had not pay up yet. As the shoot was quite badly organised, the organiser was so embarassed to even ask money from them. Ended up those paid photographers have to pay for a badly organised event and with those who did not pay, got away with it. I think this is simply not right.
As an organiser, it is the responsibility to make sure the actual number of photographers does not excceed the limited as to maintain the ratio. Also he/she has the obligation to create a good ambient/enviroment for both models & photographers.
As a photographer, once you booked the slots, should pay up even the shoots were not well organised. The most, next time don't join the shoots from that particular organiser.
As a paid model, be professional. Don't be late.
No offence to those who think they should have their money well spent. For those who refused to pay, I think it is not a good practice. Perhaps we can work out some solutions. Like refund from the organiser if the photographer decided to pull out due to badly organised setup/theme BEFORE THEY PRESS THEIR SHUTTER .
Any comments are welcome.