of course.. oh wait, did I sound defensive of this acdtss character?
Nooo I dont even know him and find him dodgy.
knew i shdnt had "talked"
moment I stepped outta my slumber.. ppl think im friends with dodgy characters. noo!! haha
Ok back to lurking silently around and waiting to see if he shows up and make a fuss Here at this thread.
took some time to read through.
the only thing that can represent a photographer is his portfolio. when someone asks to see ur portfolio, they want to see ur standards. to me its a confirmation that they are at least interested. i'll let my photos do the talking rather than me rattling off abt being a photographer for 10 years to prove i'm up to a job.
i support TS in her request to see the portfolio. i have always been a strong believer in self protection, especially for models. have seen, had known many cases where models have been scammed to do things(u guys can figure out what happened.) have went on head on arguments with a few members who tried to pull wool over other models. i rememebr one being someone wanting to bring models overseas and not willing to share his portfolio. dig up my past posts, shld be able to find. i believe his account was dereg.
i see no reason why the photographer has to hide. he is requesting the services of TS. TS has all reason to ask to view portfolio. the only reason i could think of are
1: he sucks. and he sucks bad.
2: he shoots nude etc and doesnt want u to see.
3: he is a gwc. end of story
for more information...
*thought shld add this. perhaps the guy could come out and clear the air? i think its only right if he defends himself.
Last edited by allenleonhart; 24th September 2010 at 02:05 PM.
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I didn't win any awards, nor have any trophy,
my portfolio wasn't that updated, so are my site as you can see,
and I don't pay models, can only afford TFCD,
but I don't sponsor any wardrobe and you need find your own makeup artist,
I got no car, so you have to take MRT,
my fridge is empty, so you have bring your own green tea,
will you still take up my TFCD?
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Mods and admin do not need to "log" the ip as just a few clicks away, the ip can be show or consolidated. Mods and admins see a different format of this site from u and me!
Back to topic. If I'm with my work, I'll show it even without asking!
let see, i also started photography (not serious type) in 2002 with a pns but got my dslr last year only (short of his by 2 years).
seeing his works and mine, both of us is as bad (one look can see both of us dunno how Photoshop!) if he can win awards, how come i cannot? i need to pm him which contest he joined, maybe i should join also.
Quite simple, if you don't feel totally comfortable for any reason, than that is reason enough to refuse the shoot.
And to answer your question, there is nothing wrong with asking for portfolio, or turning down offers after viewing the portfolio for that matter.
In all fairness, the only thing I can say in the so-called photog's favor is that, if he is willing to pay a model to help build a portfolio, then her asking for a portfolio is a chicken and egg scenario. If you go for a paid shoot, you are being paid to do a job and can't be too picky about the boss so long as they are not asking you to do anything against your ethics.
That's about all I can say though, because I think his concept of "award winning" is when his very drunk friends go "your pic is ok".
I think this picture from his album says it all: