A Coversation between a Model and a Photographer
Model: I looked at your portfolio and like your work. I would like to do a photo shoot.
Photographer: Oh thank you. When are you interested in doing the photo shoot
Model: I'm open.
Photographer: Have you looked at my rates on my website?
Model: Oh, I don't pay for photo shoots. I'm a Professional Model.
Photographer: Oh. I'm a Professional Photographer. I don't pay for shoots.
Model: Why should I pay you?
Photographer: You started this conversation saying you looked at my portfolio and liked my work. The operative word there was "work" Photography is my job. I you are looking for free shoots, you need to look at photographers who are beginning their careers and need to practice.
Model: But I'm a Professional Model. Why should I pay you?
Photographer: Because I am a Professional Photographer. I get paid for taking pictures. That is how I make a living.
Model: Hmmm I don't get it.
Photographer: if you don't get it, then you really are not a Professional Model.
The Moral Of The Story: As my father used to say... You get what you pay for....