Time for Prints (or CD) is basically co-operation for mutual benefit of both model and photographer. The model puts in their time, resources and effort. The photographer does the same. No fee changes hands. Both the model and the photographer cover their own expenses and benefit from each others skills and talents. As the name suggests the model's fee consists of photographic prints or digital images on a CD.
TFP/CD is meant to be a low budget affair. The model should have no expenses other than travel and the normal expenses involved in 'looking good'. You will be required to do your own hair and make-up and to bring along a pre-agreed selection of your own clothes for the shoot.
Please be professional in your approach to the shoot arrive in good a time, studio hire costs money and it’s important that it is used well and not wasted. I always welcome suggestions from models wishing to contribute to the shoot and explore their own ideas and poses. TFP/CD remember is a co-operation for hopefully the benefit of both the model and the photographer please do not treat the shoot simply as a free portfolio shoot for you.
If you haven't had much experience of modelling, it is a good idea to learn by practicing poses in front of a mirror. Watch how you move, turn your body and study your facial expressions. We are surrounded by images in our everyday life they are everywhere, from billboards to magazines, study them and see what works for you!
Practice and try to have a variety of poses ready for your shoot, poses that can hopefully be developed into exciting images. Remember that as a photographer I am on your side, we both want the photos to look great! It is important that you feel relaxed and comfortable at a shoot. As a photographer I always work and behave in a friendly but professional manner. If you are not used to studio work or new to modelling I often explain what I am trying to achieve in a particular shot.
Please feel free to contact me if you might be interested. If you could include your location along with your age and if possible a recent photograph that would be great. Remember when taking part in a TFP/CD shoot, you will not have to pay any money to the photographer. The only exception to this rule is when you want to buy additional prints, but you will always receive some free photographs or a fully edited CD of the best images from the shoot.
If you are younger than 18 years of age you will be required to have a parent or guardian sign a form before any photography can take place.