After a conversation with a model over the weekend I feel the need to address something I dont see much about on dA: Model Safety.
With the increase of internet modelling sites such as One Model Place, Net Model, Model Mayhem and similar, it has never been easier to promote yourself either as a model or a photographer and there has been an explosion of want to be talent on both sides of the camera in recent years. Nowadays anyone with an internet connection and a couple of hundred £/$s can set up an internet account, go out and buy a professional looking camera and call themselves a photographer. Like any trade there are professionals, there are great amateurs and there are sharks.
For the sake of this article Im going to use the industry standard term; GWC (Guy With Camera), for the sharks. While I dont want to misalign anyone personally in the trade, it has been my experience that for every two professionals Ive met, Ive met a GWC only in it f