What's this all about?
The relationship between model and photographer can be very confusing. With inexperienced amateur photographers putting themselves over as being professional and, dare I suggest it, models doing the same, there's a game often played of who's going to charge who for the images to strengthen the portfolio.
I am looking for models who want to strengthen their portfolio while helping me get editorial and commercial lifestyle that I can sell through stock photo libraries.
As a model you're probably thinking commercial shoot - I want to be paid. And I'm thinking how professional photographers charge models for portfolio shoots!
This is how I'd like to resolve it - I may not make a penny out of these photos but you at least will get a whole set of new images for your portfolio for presentation to a new commercial market.
If you do your job well - and I do mine - then within 6 months of the shoot there should be sales that will tell us how successful it is. At that stage you'll get a payment which represents 50% of earnings to that date and is worked out as presented here.
You'll also be able to download high resolution images to boost your portfolio.
What will the images look like? Well, search on stock photo sites such as Getty Images to see what comes up. The images could be:
If you are looking for studio style images then this arrangement will not be for you. We'll predominately be shooting on location - streets, countryside or indoors - maybe using studio lighting, but otherwise shooting in the real world.