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    Over the past few years, the internet had become a common place for models, model wannabes, amateur models, part time models, freelance models to advertise their services in places like Club Snap, Model Mayhem, One Model Place, and many other photography related forums.

    In Singapore, Asia, and even Australia and the US, many models are not comfortable posing nudes. We frequently see statements saying, no nudes, no semi-nudes, no implied nudes, no lingerie and no bikini. I totally respect the model's rights to choose what kind of posed to do, and more importantly, what not to do.

    However, for those who said no to many genre, we frequently see nudes, semi-nudes, implied nudes, lingerie and bikini in their portfolio. Your portfolio is your comp card. You show prospective client what you are capable of doing. If you are not going to pose "in lingerie", why put a "lingerie" and anything suggesting lingerie in your portfolio. Truly bewildering!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    However, for those who said no to many genre, we frequently see nudes, semi-nudes, implied nudes, lingerie and bikini in their portfolio. Your portfolio is your comp card. You show prospective client what you are capable of doing. If you are not going to pose "in lingerie", why put a "lingerie" and anything suggesting lingerie in your portfolio. Truly bewildering!
    Simple translation: "Ooi... I only pose nude nude for lots of mahhh-neeeeee$$$$$ that I can get from group shoots, nude arty-farty workshops, etc. But for the amount of mah-nee (notice the shorter spelling?) I'm getting for solo hobbyist shoots, I dun wan dun wan leh..."

    Even shorter translation: No Money, No Honey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbucker View Post
    Even shorter translation: No Money, No Honey...
    In simple terms ....

    1) I have done it before (see my portfolio)
    2) I won't want to do it (see my DO NOT DOs)
    3) But I will do it if I need to (Show Me The Money ... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Thai Bean View Post
    In simple terms ....

    1) I have done it before (see my portfolio)
    2) I won't want to do it (see my DO NOT DOs)
    3) But I will do it if I need to (Show Me The Money ... )
    Than k you wise sage for point me to the light. So, now, all I have to do is wave money in front fo them ... and they will strip? WOW, what a revelation.












    Sad isn't it. But I really do not and cannot find a more plausible explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Thai Bean View Post
    In simple terms ....

    1) I have done it before (see my portfolio)
    2) I won't want to do it (see my DO NOT DOs)
    3) But I will do it if I need to (Show Me The Money ... )
    Been there .. Done that ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Thai Bean View Post
    In simple terms ....

    1) I have done it before (see my portfolio)
    2) I won't want to do it (see my DO NOT DOs)
    3) But I will do it if I need to (Show Me The Money ... )

    Damn, it happened again. Met up with a model, 80% of her book is nudes/semi-nudes/lingerie/bikini/hands on breasts shots, but she on her online portfolio and told me over various emails, that she does not pose for any nudes/semi-nudes/lingerie/hands on breasts shot.

    I then took the wise sage's advise, I asked how much.

    She quoted me a set of rates.

    I told her I will get back to her asap. The key word is "possible".
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    Default Re: what on earth were they thinking, it's puzzling!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    Damn, it happened again. Met up with a model, 80% of her book is nudes/semi-nudes/lingerie/bikini/hands on breasts shots, but she on her online portfolio and told me over various emails, that she does not pose for any nudes/semi-nudes/lingerie/hands on breasts shot.

    I then took the wise sage's advise, I asked how much.

    She quoted me a set of rates.

    I told her I will get back to her asap. The key word is "possible".
    kkekeekek... yesh... if model pay me enough...i also don't mind going nude when I shoot them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    Damn, it happened again. Met up with a model, 80% of her book is nudes/semi-nudes/lingerie/bikini/hands on breasts shots, but she on her online portfolio and told me over various emails, that she does not pose for any nudes/semi-nudes/lingerie/hands on breasts shot.

    I then took the wise sage's advise, I asked how much.

    She quoted me a set of rates.

    I told her I will get back to her asap. The key word is "possible".
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    Default Re: what on earth were they thinking, it's puzzling!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    Over the past few years, the internet had become a common place for models, model wannabes, amateur models, part time models, freelance models to advertise their services in places like Club Snap, Model Mayhem, One Model Place, and many other photography related forums.

    In Singapore, Asia, and even Australia and the US, many models are not comfortable posing nudes. We frequently see statements saying, no nudes, no semi-nudes, no implied nudes, no lingerie and no bikini. I totally respect the model's rights to choose what kind of posed to do, and more importantly, what not to do.

    However, for those who said no to many genre, we frequently see nudes, semi-nudes, implied nudes, lingerie and bikini in their portfolio. Your portfolio is your comp card. You show prospective client what you are capable of doing. If you are not going to pose "in lingerie", why put a "lingerie" and anything suggesting lingerie in your portfolio. Truly bewildering!
    I have read and understand what you are saying, but, I have not read a sensible reply in this thread yet.

    That is also bewildering !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    I have read and understand what you are saying, but, I have not read a sensible reply in this thread yet.

    That is also bewildering !
    Maybe, people do not feel this is a serious problem.

    That in itself is also bewildering.
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    Default Re: what on earth were they thinking, it's puzzling!

    Perhaps they use such images as a catalyst for self-promotion? Like what we can see is that such images tend to get the most views on online galleries.

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    We are in a world where money make everything goes round.

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    sex sells
    just a little marketing technique the models learnt from model school i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeteethree View Post
    sex sells
    just a little marketing technique the models learnt from model school i guess
    More eye catching. For wolves

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeteethree View Post
    sex sells
    just a little marketing technique the models learnt from model school i guess
    Sex definately sales. However, there is also truth in advertising.

    I will NOT work with any model who has nudes in her portfolio and "no nudes" in her profile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    Sex definately sales. However, there is also truth in advertising.

    I will NOT work with any model who has nudes in her portfolio and "no nudes" in her profile.
    I'd have to agree... Nothing ticks me off more than hypocrisy.
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