If you are a model or an individual, experienced or not, interested in a photoshoot, please read the following FAQ.
Do I need to be a professional model to have my photos taken?
No, you don’t. Experience helps but if you don’t have any experience, I will help you during the shoot. However, I expect you to be professional when we have agreed to shoot, which includes: not canceling the shoot in the last minute, coming to the shoot on time and bringing the required wardrobe and props.
What kind of photos do you take?
I shoot mostly lifestyle images, people doing stuff they do on daily basis. My aim is to capture natural looking images in a perfect setting. I will also try to convey a happy, positive and warm feeling in my images. Therefore, you will be asked to smile a lot .
What are the photos going to be used for?
All of the pictures that I take are used for my stock photos library. They will be submitted to various stock agencies that represent my images. My images have appeared in advertisements, websites, brochures, posters, websites, banners, billboards and all other digital and print media.
Very rarely I shoot for something that cannot be used for stock. However, during a session, I sometimes do take a few experimental pictures, just for the fun of it.
Do I need to sign a model release?
Since the pictures are for used for commercial usage, you need to sign a model release. If you are under 18, you will need your parents/guardians to sign the release for you.
Do I know when one of my photos is licensed?
No, but occasionally, I come across the photos in action on the web and a printed form. Or, you can even find it yourself. It has happened many times before.
What kind of makeup do I need to apply? Do you provide a makeup artist?
Generally, I don’t provide a makeup artist. Since I’m shooting mostly lifestyle images, the makeup doesn’t need to be elaborate. Basically, it’s something that you would wear everyday.
However, you are welcome to bring a makeup artist if you’d like.
What kind of wardrobe do I need to bring?
This depends on the theme that we’re going to shoot. Since the photos are used commercially, the basic rule is you never bring/wear an outfit with a big logo, a big trademark and a copyrighted graphic. Small logos, such as, Nike’s Swoosh, are okay because they can be photoshopped easily. However, something like Adidas’ three-stripes would be a lot more difficult.
If in doubt, you can always check with me before the shoot.
How am I being compensated?
I usually shoot on TFCD terms. Most of the time, I will do a TFCD with a model that has never worked with me before.
You will get the best retouched images on
a CD a Dropbox folder , in exchange of you signing the model release. I will send you the link to the folder once I have finished editing the images. The number of images vary based on the shoot.
Occasionally, there are PAID shoots. The rates vary, as they depend on the budget of the shoot and the experience of the models.
I have other questions…
Please contact me if you have any further questions.