Test Shoots and TFP (Time for Print) Modeling
It's not always feasible for beginning models to hire a photographer to create the images they need. Accordingly, dSavage Photography is always willing to assist models in building a quality portfolio.
"Is nudity required?"
No, not at all. In fact, nudity is not a prerequisite to beautiful images, many times the suggestion of nudity carries much more impact! Simply because nudity is not your thing does not mean you can't look wonderful in print. I leave the decision completely up to you and try to match my projects with the interests and needs of the model.
"Can I get paid?"
No. Time for print shoots are exchange only. Your time as a subject/model in return for prints or digital images. dSavage Photography does hire models for special projects.
"What can I expect to receive from the shoot?"
TFP shoots are done for a number of reason, including experimentation, practice, and to showcase in a photography portfolio. Although images satisfactory for both the model and photographer are the aim, suitable images cannot be guaranteed. Experimental techniques may or may not produce usable images. In these cases dSavage Photography will provide you with a number of poses and images with traditional techniques to ensure you receive photos you can use.
Normal TFP shoots consist of:
A CD with a full set of images generated from the session, opportunity for future
shoots. (depending on the results) and opportunity to purchase prints and enlargement.
"What do you expect of me?"
A signed Model Release, a photo of you (snapshots and polaroids accepted) to decide if you are suitable for current TFP projects and a quick summary on what kind of photographs you are seeking.
"Can I sell my pictures?"
Generally, no. If you want to create photos for the purpose of selling please refer to the FAQ page. Depending on the nature of the images, TFP arrangement may be acceptable in lieu of payment for a special project.
"Can you sell my pictures?"
Yes, the release you sign does give the photographer and dSavage Photography permission to do so.
"Do you have references from other models?"
Yes, references can be provided upon request to serious inquiries. You can also contact models through the Model Listings, models who have worked with Donnie Savage have a check mark by their names.
For all other questions feel free to contact dSavage Photography.