I have a curious questions for SG's and SGH's that are freelance models.

How many of you do TFP work? (Trade For Prints)

How often do you do it?

Do you do it mostly with amatuer/novice photographers?

Has always been an interesting subject to me. I find it very difficult to ask someone to take time out of their day just to...
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avrora:
I do tfp mostly with good photogs I already know, when I need to shoot something for myself, or with good or famous photogs who intersting to work with me. Honestly I rarely do TFP with amatuer nowadays, simply do not have much time for this. As a freelance model, I will always prefear a payed job rather then tfp, and as modeling is not my only work, I am always lack of time.
marisabel:
I do sometimes  TFP photography. But the quality of the work of the photographer should be no worse than those of the work there are some in my portfolio.  We should also have a general interest in the subject of shooting. Therefore I am  customary to shoot TFP  with experienced photographers.  But I can shoot TFP with my friend even if he is not very experienced. Just because he is my friend. But this does not happen often. For me, modeling is the main job. Therefore, I am more interested in paid shootings.

Did a Autumn/Harvest/Halloween type shoot this weekend. Met alot of talented artists and MUAs. These are just a small sample of all the great shots I got. Going to spend the better part of this week sorting and editing. And also learning how to use PS. Lol.

Sorry, but I have to rant. You have a pale skin model on white sheets, white walls, near a large window with harsh midday sunlight. The meter in your camera in having a fit over all the white. So you end up blowing out the highlights and it looks like CRAP! STOOOPP!

You need to adjust your scene before shooting. Use a different colored sheet...
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untapped_po10tial:
Yeah. White bed, with white sheets and white walls. It's not a trend I'm enjoying...