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Female models won't come to "home" studio

 
bluecheese
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Aug 13, 2010 19:49 |  #1

Wow I'm having a hard time with this. I have many models interested in going glamour photos but as soon as I mention home studio I never hear back from them again.

Any suggestions for this problem?


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Aug 13, 2010 19:52 |  #2

Just send them a picture of the studio setup.
Most people just go "wait. I could get raped!" because females are naturally defensive.


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Aug 13, 2010 19:54 |  #3

Tell them to bring a friend or friends. They tend to be more comfortable and you might get better shots anyways.




  
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Aug 13, 2010 19:59 |  #4

Maybe it was the picture of a wrinkled bed sheet clipped to the corners of a few door frames along with some Home Depot lights that scared them away... lol

Just kidding, that's a great idea about sending photos of the studio. Putting that on a website is an even better idea, lends a little more credibility I suppose.

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Aug 14, 2010 22:05 |  #5

Don't sweat the flakes, just shoot more and plan more shoots.


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Aug 14, 2010 22:11 |  #6
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the whole 'home studio' thing is kinda creepy...

however, there seems to be plenty women that'll bang some guys for porn shoots when approached right on the street, so what do i know *shrugs*


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Aug 15, 2010 07:15 |  #7

your photo quality should speak for itself; regardless of where you create the images. Find better models.


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Aug 15, 2010 08:18 |  #8

Find a female assistant (check craig's list for unpaid photography interns). The presence of another female will put her at ease.



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Aug 15, 2010 08:41 |  #9
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Its more than just Home Studio ... and Internet modeling ...
Its Scam Scam Scam and it goes both ways.
Models get scamed and so do photographers.
Some real horror stories and getting worst and more frequent over time.
We live in 21st century U.S.A. {United Scam of America}.

If you pay them more they will come ...
If you want to appear more gentle ...
change your name to unic's photo, or dickless photography, or castrated creations.


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Aug 16, 2010 02:53 |  #10

thats why i always recommend they bring an escort as well




  
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Aug 18, 2010 06:46 |  #11

Get a female MUA to participate in the shoot. That will help a lot




  
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Aug 18, 2010 08:51 as a reply to  @ andrersa's post |  #12

I shoot a lot at a friends' home studio, and never had problems with models who were scared to come over. I always tell them that they can bring their boyfriend or husband with them if they like that, and I have a lot of contact prior to the shoot, explaining what the concept is, what the studio is like, etc. Sometimes their boyfriend comes along and leaves after a few minutes if he sees everything is ok. Then I give them my card with my cell phone number and the phone number of the studio, saying that they can call anytime they want.

Maybe you could send some pictures of your studio when you tell them it's a home studio? Of some serious behind-the-scene pictures?


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Aug 18, 2010 19:11 |  #13

A "home" studio is quickly percieved by most models to be a non-professional environnment for glamour pictures. Unless you can show that your home is a luxurious mansion with fabulous locations such as fireplaces, pools, and bathrooms with designer furniture and a dedicated photo studio area-then you will fail to work with most models. I occassionally use my luxury loft for photoshoots since I do have a great setup for glamour pictures and I can demonstrate with great pictures.

Models usually have many choices of photographers. If you want to be successful to motivate models to work with you, you will have to offer them fabulous unique images, proven connections and tearsheets, or pay. What do you have to offer?

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Aug 20, 2010 07:48 |  #14

or you can pay the models and they will shoot whatever/wherever you want.


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Aug 20, 2010 09:05 |  #15

Hawk,
I do not think models will shoot where-ever you want even if you pay them. I had a model I know well turn down a gig because the guy offering it sounded very iffy (he really did). Nobody with half a brain is going to put herself at risk for 500 or 1500 dollars.

I shoot in an empty penthouse in the building I live in and I never had anyone not agree. I think the key is to sound like a "normal" person, professional etc.


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