Photography, Modeling, and Your SafetyFrom time to time, friends ask me about various modeling offers they have received.Photography, Modeling, and Your Safety2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They usually want to know the following:
Is it a real offer?
Do I think it's safe?
Is it a scam?
I can't know all of these answers for each time I'm asked, but I do have two thoughts on photo shoots and personal safety:
1) You should always bring a chaperon/friend (male, strong, with a mind for protection) to photo shoots with a photographer you don't know personally. If the photographer resists you bringing a friend... then he is probably a creepy person.
A professional photographer will understand that this is your first time working with him. He will want you to be as comfortable as possible, otherwise the shoot will be a failure. If he doesn't know this, then he is not a professional photographer.
Knowing a photographer personally and knowing of him are not the same. If 30 of your friends know the photographer, but you have never worked with him or had a lengthy conversation with him, in person