The Secret Of "Trade For" Photo Shoots
When photographers offers &/or agrees to do a TF photo shoot, it could be for several reasons. Maybe they are wanting to update their portfolio and like the look you can add to it, testing out new equipment, testing a new studio or location, concepts for a project/series and your look fits the style they have been searching for. This can benefit both the model and photographer by all parties involved receive a set number of images in which no money exchange. Also it’s another form of advertising for our photography business as well cause someone may ask who took the picture, is the photographer local, etc. Giving credit by tagging the photographer can help alleviate some of the questions as well. Now once you’ve received the images and you want to resize the image for Instagram or something changed about it, just ask the photographer instead of cropping yourself. You do not want to crop out the photographers logo nor adding filters and distorting the image. A photographers image is consider their calling card and reflects the representation of the photographers work and by doing unauthorized changes to image will result in the public thinking that it’s indicative of our skills therefore results in the loss of business and clientele.