After hearing some comments from some fellow members here about the low revenue comparing to the cost of having a professional model & a studio... I thought of something not really new, cause some pro photographers already do that! It might sound difficult but possible at the same time!
What if we (photographers) start to join our efforts to reduce these costs to the minimum & start having the chances of shooting professional models!
Yes that could be done by knowing the photographers in the neighborhood or in the area & start sharing them a rent of a studio or paying a model per hour!
If you can find at least one photographer that lives in the same zone you can only pay half!! So imagine if you could discover many! You might start hiring many models & bigger space for all!
I know some professional studios that can be rented for half a day & they offer you the full equipment & even contacts of models & some model agencies!
What is missing here?!
Knowing the photographers near you! Well here we are under this great agency we can introduce our selves & show our interest in doing this!
Interested Photographers can post here there local area & their interest to share shooting in a studio and/or just paying a model!. The rest of arrangements could be done in private messages or e-mails... etc.
Hope that works! Happy shooting ;)
Thanks Tamara :))
Hope that some photographers have made it!
Nice, it was really nice idea, my dear Maen. Sorry but I can't without my sweet dreams! I just imagined that I am photographer and try to find professional studio, colleagues for sharing it and model agency. Ha-ha, people, try to do it with me in wild willage among deep forests!!Uhu, good luck!! And models....aaa...my village is overfulled with drunkards of all sizes and colors...if anybody needs them just take! But I am afraid they are not able to subscribe MR of loosing of coordination! Sorry again, Maen, it was just joke. I am sure many people already used your idea. Good luck to you.
Thanks Onime for the advice! :)
Thanks Altaf, great initiative, hope some DT photographer could contact you soon ;)
Great idea mani, well I'm from Dubai, Any body out there would like to join me, let me know. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, is ok with me.
My advice for you:
Learn from the best, find a good mentor, do your best, & never give up. :)
Thanks all for your comments!
Exactly Serdar I think there are many who don't know how to start! And eventually they are around, with a bit of luck & effort people can meet their interested partners! Cheers :)
good idea, however I usually use my family and friends. I bet there are alot of good looking people around you who wants to participate in a stock cast
It's good idea!
Here is complicated. There are a lot of competition between photographers... because the work to be done is small, and photographers are many. :(
Good for you!
Yeah, I know some of my friends doing this. Never tried it but sounds good ;)
Thanks Maigi, I agree 100% :)
For people who might ask why I don't have the initiative myself, it's simply because I don't have the gear for photography! So I miss the basics even :( .... I'm an illustrator ;)
I think it's a really great idea, Mani! And proven to be rewarding. It only depends on willingness of local photographers to work together. It's understandable that some just like to fly so-lo... but if you like to fly more high, it's definitely better to glide on new winds and learn from others, from each other. And many photographers in th same room, with same models, shouldn't be the problem, if everyone is interested in finding creative approaches and do their homework before the session. If somebody trusts only on others' decisions and let other do all the work, he hardly will get unique results. But it's the huge difference between learning from others and letting other do all the hard work. If everybody are motivated, it can be seen from the results. I think we have to arrange something here in Estonia. Or maybe in the Baltics?
Thanks for your support ;)
Interested people, you could just post your local & interest in studio, model or both... Like this other photographers might have the initiative to contact you here or in private! Cheers ;)
Very good idea.
It sounds a great idea. Pity I don't know any :/
It's really a good idea!
Sound good, too bad there are no DT members near me.....
Mani, you always seem to have good ideas.
I photograph dog and pets; when I do not have clients with pets I offer to do a free sitting just to get the "model" in front of the camera.
One might also offer services at model training agencies; new models are always looking for portfolio work
Cool! Your idea is great! Maen, you are absolutely right: Everybody has his/her ideas & concepts to shoot!!!