Did your model get paid?

posted on 9th of december, 2008

After great efforts of asking my colleague to sign the MR, I successfully uploaded my first MR image.

It's quite a tough task for me to get the model release.

I found there are many successful MR images in DT and wondered whether the model get paid from the images?

I often feel awkward to ask friends to be my model. On the other hand, I think it a gamble if I hire the professional model, at least for me, I have no idea whether my images of portrait could earn $ or not.

Comments (3)

Posted by 70sphotography on December 09, 2008
Thanks everyone.
Mildegard: Yes, I think I should start with my friends, if I could go further in the techniques, I also hope I could afford to hire the professional ones, which might in some way keep the quality of my photos.
Posted by Bodo011 on December 09, 2008
Hello, I have more than 40 models and I have never paid one.They are all my family and friends.Dont feel awkward to ask friends to be your models,just tell them that it is their chance to have beautiful photos of themselves and as you start once and people see how wonderful your photos are they will call you to be your models, again and again!
Go for it!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on December 09, 2008
i agree, a great photo there in this blog and she looks pretty!! I have never paid my models, i have 4 models in my portfolio, one is my husband, 2 of the girls are my sisters and my friend. I give them a copy of the photos to say thanks for letting me use them!

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