I'm an art director at a company that sells industrial tools.
In the past (before I got here) they used some models to do semi pin-up kind of shots with the tools. It's a bit cheesy, but it works.
When I got here I prettied up some of the shots and did an ad campaign with FB that made our friend list take off. It tripled in a month or so.
Now the owner wants me to do more models / try some new things and make the FB photos a regular deal.
He has some ideas about how to go about it that I'm struggling with though.
He want's to use "Alternative Models" to make the shots a bit more edgy/punky.
He also wants to not pay them. (this is the biggest problem)
I'm not too worried about the shots getting creepy, I'm good enough at what I do that I can push the shots in the right direction. I'm having more trouble with not paying the models.
I've looked around some sites and I see a lot of this "working for a portfolio" shot thing being thrown around, but it's not how I'm used to working.
My past jobs have always been corporate shots of young professionals, and I just hired models/photographers and hair and make up and everyone was happy.
I guess I'm posting here because there are too many variables I'm worried about.
1. The subject matter is more risky (it's not nude or even risky shots, but it's meant to be sexy)
2. Not paying the models makes it even more creepy to me
Do photographers here have any experience working with models for just the portfolio option? Is this something that I should fight the boss on or is it more common than I'm aware of?
I'd also love any input on how to find models that are freelance or not in the traditional agency settings.
|# ? Mar 5, 2013 23:15|
|# ? May 25, 2013 08:38|
this subforum might be more what you're looking for
|# ? Mar 7, 2013 18:14|