Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Right Time to Pay Models....?
I'd like to know everyone's opinion from photographers, to models, anyone within the industry, when is the right time to start paying a model to model?
In my opinion (even as inexperienced photographer that I am) as a business person I don't invest into anything unless I know for sure I'm getting money back or it is likely to bring in money of some sort. I will not pay any models to model for me unless I'm selling the work created from the production we've worked on for currency/cash incentives, i.e. stock photography, magazines/published, etc. As for paying a model who is much more experienced than I am for the opportunity to have that model on my portfolio yea sure but thats when I know I could afford to and I know the exposure from their fans (if they have a fan base) will strongly benefit me.