This week’s poll: Do you ever allow artists to photograph you nude?

This week’s life modeling poll asks “Do you ever allow artists to photograph you nude?”  http://artmodeltips.wpengine.com/

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3 Responses to This week’s poll: Do you ever allow artists to photograph you nude?

  1. Jason says:

    I remember once someone actually tried taking a picture of me in the studio without my permission. He wasn’t trying to be sneaky about it, so when I (politely) confronted him during the break, he apologized and claimed he thought the course fee included being able to take a picture of the model. He then offered to delete the picture in front of me. I’m honestly curious if, given that virtually all cell phones have cameras on them, I’ve ever been photographed on the sly. I think it’s definitely something to be concerned about that wasn’t really an issue until recently.

    I’ve been told that (at least where I model) the going rate for reference photos is $20 per photo. I’ve only had one or two requests for photos since, and as they were students, I waived any fees and let them take a photo for free 🙂

    • admin says:

      Recently one of the models in our local guild caught a student about to take a picture of the model with a cell phone. She had the sense to call him out before he took the picture and put her robe on until the professor addressed the issue and the student fessed up to trying to take the picture. I also heard another case where model called out a student who took a picture. The instructor then arranged to have the student delete the photo on the spot.

      Unfortunately with cell phones ubiquitous these days, models need to be prepared to react, as for that matter anyone changing in a gym locker room…

      BTW, Jason, I’m a big fan of your blog.

  2. Jason says:

    Firstly, thanks so much for the kind words about my blog! Your website is such a fantastic resource for models of all skill levels that I take this as high praise indeed 🙂 I really enjoy your weekly polls!

    I have a feeling models are going to have to be more and more alert with regard to this sort of thing. All too easy to take a picture or two on the sly. The only reason I noticed the person I discussed take a photo in the first place is I saw the amber light from his camera as he went to focus on the picture. If my head was turned in another direction, I really don’t think I would have noticed.

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