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How much do you pay your models?

$100+/hour
5 (8.2%)
$80/hour
1 (1.6%)
$60/hour
3 (4.9%)
$40/hour
3 (4.9%)
$20/hour
16 (26.2%)
$10/hour
4 (6.6%)
nothing / TFP
29 (47.5%)

Total Members Voted: 54

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« on: July 06, 2011, 17:52 »
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I realize it is going to vary lots by country, but I am curious how much everyone is paying their models... or do you just pay most of them TFP (time for prints) or nothing?

I always pay my models... I am making money from the images so I am happy to pay people for their work.  I pay people more if I have used them before and I know they will work well.  Recently I have been paying models $25-40/hour (depending on the country) for a 3-4 hour first-shoot and have paid up to $65/hour (3 hour shoot) for models that I know work well.


« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 18:11 »
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well no replies yet but there are 4 votes :)  looks like I am middle of the road with my $40/hour vote

Slovenian

« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 18:33 »
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We usually make a compensation, for instance a couple of my models are fashion designers and I make 'em some fashion shots. When I pay them I either give them 20% of what the photos make in 6/12 months or 8EUR/h. I'm not going to do that 20% stuff anymore since I don't submit only to SS and IS anymore and it's just to much hassle to go through all that numbers. Besides that, I made such an arrangement a few times in the first 6 months of doing stock when I didn't know what the RPD is going to be and I really didn't want to loose money instead of earning it. Luckily I knew a lot of the models from before and they did make me a few favours. TFP works sometimes as well, but you can't get a good model with this sort of arrangement, or at least you can't do it more than once (usually because I tell then they'll be on a magazine cover - which they get, I don't hustle them, lol). They usually have their books made and tons of photos and don't need generic, boring stock photos (although I shoot that rarely, which is of course hurting my sales).

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 18:39 »
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I don't really pay hourly.  More like a flat rate for the day. 

This is because I don't use professional models, and the amount of time spent depends a lot on how long it takes me to get the right poses and expressions out of them. 

Probably it varies from $20-40/hour depending...

« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011, 18:58 »
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TFCD only

but if your paying $65.00+ per hour I am willing to model for you if your in So California

I model alot for my own and others galleries

« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 20:20 »
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TFCD only

but if your paying $65.00+ per hour I am willing to model for you if your in So California

I model alot for my own and others galleries

Jezz Mike LeDrek find this forum.
I just wander when we will flooded with Bichon frise dogs in any possible position.

P.S.
Sorry dude  ;D

Models?!
What models?!
I dont shoot models  ;D
People means problems, and without people there is no problems...
« Last Edit: July 06, 2011, 20:45 by Suljo »

« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011, 20:32 »
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$25-$35/hr depending on experience and how big a part they are playing.

« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011, 21:43 »
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Generally $100 if they are part of a specific project (usually focused editorial for specific magazine or publisher) where I will shoot additional lifestyle scenes or edit more universal images from the editorial.  Otherwise, I do very selective trade shoots when both myself and the model are seeking lifestyle images.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 00:34 »
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$10-$20 per hour is all I can afford, but I always pay, even family and friends. I just find I get better models, better results and the expectations are clear. I try to plan my shoots well to maximize the time with models I am paying. doesn't always turn out, sometimes they aren't good, sometimes I just can't get the shot...but the ROI in general with hired models is good.

rinderart

« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011, 12:19 »
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Move to Hollywood. They pay us. They always need Pictures. What I do Is in a 3 Hr shoot. I do some for them and some for me. works out just fine. My time is certainly worth as much as theres.

« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 08:28 »
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Flat rate works best for me.  $50-$100 for 3-4 hours.

« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 15:01 »
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This is the exact question I was about to ask the forum.. good job someone else asked before me.

How does the TFP alternative work? How much % do you pay them back with each photo sale you make?

« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 15:03 »
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This is the exact question I was about to ask the forum.. good job someone else asked before me.

How does the TFP alternative work? How much % do you pay them back with each photo sale you make?

I have never used models outside friends/family but if it is TFP why would you pay back to models??

« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 15:09 »
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This is the exact question I was about to ask the forum.. good job someone else asked before me.

How does the TFP alternative work? How much % do you pay them back with each photo sale you make?

I have never used models outside friends/family but if it is TFP why would you pay back to models??

Ok.. I clearly don't understand TFP (time for prints). Could someone explain this one for me? Yes, noob right here..

« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 15:12 »
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This is the exact question I was about to ask the forum.. good job someone else asked before me.

How does the TFP alternative work? How much % do you pay them back with each photo sale you make?

I have never used models outside friends/family but if it is TFP why would you pay back to models??

Ok.. I clearly don't understand TFP (time for prints). Could someone explain this one for me? Yes, noob right here..

I dont know much too but I guess if you gave them a CD with pictures so they can use them where they want, I guess thats the job..

« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 15:18 »
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This is the exact question I was about to ask the forum.. good job someone else asked before me.

How does the TFP alternative work? How much % do you pay them back with each photo sale you make?


I have never used models outside friends/family but if it is TFP why would you pay back to models??


Ok.. I clearly don't understand TFP (time for prints). Could someone explain this one for me? Yes, noob right here..


I dont know much too but I guess if you gave them a CD with pictures so they can use them where they want, I guess thats the job..


I have found a full page answer here http://www.actingmodeling.com/modeling/modeling_tfp.htm

« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2011, 23:00 »
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I find models that have the look i want. I ask them to model or have my GF ask them if they are young girls. There are alot of freak photographers out there and many attractive young girls are cautious. Since I will be training them how to model I do TFP. After a few shoots, and if they become good at modeling, I will offer a day rate depending upon their skills.

I shoot a nice portrait for the first shoot and have prints made so they have a nice gift and keepsake. Often they post it on Facebook or show friends and then I have other model hopefuls contacting me


« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2011, 02:13 »
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Mine are all training partners or teammates. Pretty excited at the moment because we just formed a state frisbee team and some of the new players are freakily acrobat. Such a wrench though - do it or photograph it : S (or third option surgically embed the camera - although that hasn't gone so well -bacteriologically- so far)

lthn

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2011, 03:48 »
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nothin'. they are happy if they can get away with their lives : )

Slovenian

« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2011, 06:49 »
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nothin'. they are happy if they can get away with their lives : )

Indeed fear is the best motivator. ;) Just scare the sheat out of them and they'll do anything for you ;D

lthn

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2011, 06:59 »
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nothin'. they are happy if they can get away with their lives : )

Indeed fear is the best motivator. ;) Just scare the sheat out of them and they'll do anything for you ;D

They'r teen gals mostly, it's pretty easy to intimidate them : )))

« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2011, 23:46 »
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one of my favorite models
« Last Edit: July 19, 2011, 23:51 by mike ledray »

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2011, 00:27 »
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nothin'. they are happy if they can get away with their lives : )

Indeed fear is the best motivator. ;) Just scare the sheat out of them and they'll do anything for you ;D

They'r teen gals mostly, it's pretty easy to intimidate them : )))

nice attitude. remind me to remind my nieces about photographers like you....

Slovenian

« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2011, 02:21 »
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nothin'. they are happy if they can get away with their lives : )

Indeed fear is the best motivator. ;) Just scare the sheat out of them and they'll do anything for you ;D

They'r teen gals mostly, it's pretty easy to intimidate them : )))

nice attitude. remind me to remind my nieces about photographers like you....

Lol, Americans...

Edited for replying under the wrong post
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 07:26 by Slovenian »

lthn

    This user is banned.
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2011, 07:19 »
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nothin'. they are happy if they can get away with their lives : )

Indeed fear is the best motivator. ;) Just scare the sheat out of them and they'll do anything for you ;D

They'r teen gals mostly, it's pretty easy to intimidate them : )))

nice attitude. remind me to remind my nieces about photographers like you....

yeah, I also beat them regularly, thats why they look so scared on the pics... I'm canon the barbarian

...lol you'r freakin' stupid, do you realize that? : )) unbeleivable... : )))


 

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