I like working with models and ideally want to do so twice a month. Occasionally I work with the same model for a few weeks, or have breaks in between. Sometimes I work with a model once. It depends on a number of factors.
What do you look for in a model?
A good attitude, reliability and enthusiasm. An easy smile (with teeth).
What do I have to look like?
It depends. I can design sessions to suit many models. Or you may simply fit into something I’ve done before but would like to do with a different model. It is not a requirement to be stunning, a size 8 or be twenty one. I am looking for diversity in my portfolio including different sizes, ages and race.
Where would your session with me take place?
It depends. I no longer have access to a studio so I shoot on location or in my home. I am in Secret Harbour. Some sessions could be planned in or around the city, or local parks and shops. It may be that a business I am shooting for needs an extra model so it may take place at their premises.
What kind of rates do you pay and when will I be paid?
It depends on your age and experience.
Teens: $10-15 p/h
Adults: $20-$25 p/h
Hand models: $15-20 p/h
Experienced Models $30-$35 p/h
How long does a session go for?
Minimum 2 hours, with anything up to 4 or 5 hours. 3 hours is a happy medium I find.
How often can I do sessions with you?
Well I only shoot once per week. And working with models again depends entirely on how the first session goes. I like working with the same people over again if it fits with the briefs I’m working on.
I have a friend, could we do modelling together with you?
Yes. I’m often interested in group sessions. But I would wish to work with one of you alone first.
Do I provide my own make up and hair?
Yes, you should arrive for your session with make up and hair already done. I’ll give you some guidance, but basically make up as you would to have photos taken, but not glamour.
What should I wear?
I discuss clothing with models prior to the session depending on the shoot type. Sometimes I provide items for them to wear, other times they provide their own clothes. We’re looking to avoid brand clothing with visible or large visible logos, as these have to be airbrushed out.
Will I be asked to do nude or partially nude modelling?
No. I’ve never photographed a nude model for iStock. The only partially exposed models I have shot have been pregnant, so exposed belly, as well as figure fitness models who compete in a bikini. And in case you haven’t been to the about page, I am a female photographer.
Is it possible for me to get access to the images you take as well as be paid for my time?
Models who are building their portfolio they generally work with me for free, and I provide all the images I take on the day (that I use) to them. They do not get paid for their time, they get paid in quality images portraying them in different modelling scenarios. There is more info on that over here if you are interested. These sessions are usually designed a bit more around both our needs. As a paid model we’d shoot my brief.