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alno

« on: June 12, 2016, 16:22 »
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Just curious how much get stock models per shoot in different countries.


« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 16:40 »
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IN uk paid between nothing and 60 hr. I found you got what you paid for and with studio hire the economics didn't really work out for me. :'(

« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 21:38 »
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In Taiwan, it's between $0 and $30 per hour.

« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 18:16 »
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In Los Angeles, $50-100 for a shoot.

Tror

« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 04:07 »
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Independent of the country I always pay between $30 and $70. I shoot in various countries around the Globe.

« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 12:32 »
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Per hour or shoot?

Independent of the country I always pay between $30 and $70. I shoot in various countries around the Globe.

« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 18:47 »
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regardless of where i shoot, the terms can be TFP or 30 -100 /hr

the catch here is that models for commercial work do not necessarily sell well for microstock.
the thing being sometimes the models are too pretty for microstock.
i find the TFP works better as they are more "ordinary" looking for lifestyle
and more suitable for stock photography.

i think it was Yuri, Dolgachov or Lise (one of the big sellers) who once said the same thing, that not so glamourous is better for lifestyle shoot, as you don't want Demi Moore or Sharon Stone to pose as a CEO, even though Demi did play a CEO once !!!

Tror

« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 01:28 »
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Per hour or shoot?

Independent of the country I always pay between $30 and $70. I shoot in various countries around the Globe.

Per shoot.

« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 02:00 »
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regardless of where i shoot, the terms can be TFP or 30 -100 /hr

the catch here is that models for commercial work do not necessarily sell well for microstock.
the thing being sometimes the models are too pretty for microstock.
i find the TFP works better as they are more "ordinary" looking for lifestyle
and more suitable for stock photography.

i think it was Yuri, Dolgachov or Lise (one of the big sellers) who once said the same thing, that not so glamourous is better for lifestyle shoot, as you don't want Demi Moore or Sharon Stone to pose as a CEO, even though Demi did play a CEO once !!!

I find this a big problem not because of the beauty factor but because it seems to be impossible to find commercial models here over 30 and difficult to find ones over 25. So I'd rather go with TFP friends etc instead of trying to pass off 20 year olds as doctors lawyers, CEOs, etc.

alno

« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 02:08 »
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regardless of where i shoot, the terms can be TFP or 30 -100 /hr

the catch here is that models for commercial work do not necessarily sell well for microstock.
the thing being sometimes the models are too pretty for microstock.
i find the TFP works better as they are more "ordinary" looking for lifestyle
and more suitable for stock photography.

i think it was Yuri, Dolgachov or Lise (one of the big sellers) who once said the same thing, that not so glamourous is better for lifestyle shoot, as you don't want Demi Moore or Sharon Stone to pose as a CEO, even though Demi did play a CEO once !!!

I find this a big problem not because of the beauty factor but because it seems to be impossible to find commercial models here over 30 and difficult to find ones over 25. So I'd rather go with TFP friends etc instead of trying to pass off 20 year olds as doctors lawyers, CEOs, etc.

What about local amateur actors? There must be some specific social network for them in Taiwan.

« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2016, 02:16 »
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regardless of where i shoot, the terms can be TFP or 30 -100 /hr

the catch here is that models for commercial work do not necessarily sell well for microstock.
the thing being sometimes the models are too pretty for microstock.
i find the TFP works better as they are more "ordinary" looking for lifestyle
and more suitable for stock photography.

i think it was Yuri, Dolgachov or Lise (one of the big sellers) who once said the same thing, that not so glamourous is better for lifestyle shoot, as you don't want Demi Moore or Sharon Stone to pose as a CEO, even though Demi did play a CEO once !!!

I find this a big problem not because of the beauty factor but because it seems to be impossible to find commercial models here over 30 and difficult to find ones over 25. So I'd rather go with TFP friends etc instead of trying to pass off 20 year olds as doctors lawyers, CEOs, etc.

What about local amateur actors? There must be some specific social network for them in Taiwan.

Yes, I have used actors for some shoots. So far they have all been TFP or trading for a headshot session. I plan to use them more often in the future as even if paying them, the rates are far lower than models. I do location sound and mixing for some film projects, so I do get to network quite a bit there.

alno

« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2016, 02:23 »
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regardless of where i shoot, the terms can be TFP or 30 -100 /hr

the catch here is that models for commercial work do not necessarily sell well for microstock.
the thing being sometimes the models are too pretty for microstock.
i find the TFP works better as they are more "ordinary" looking for lifestyle
and more suitable for stock photography.

i think it was Yuri, Dolgachov or Lise (one of the big sellers) who once said the same thing, that not so glamourous is better for lifestyle shoot, as you don't want Demi Moore or Sharon Stone to pose as a CEO, even though Demi did play a CEO once !!!

I think shooting celebrity doubles might worth a try in some stock occasions :)

« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2016, 02:33 »
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regardless of where i shoot, the terms can be TFP or 30 -100 /hr

the catch here is that models for commercial work do not necessarily sell well for microstock.
the thing being sometimes the models are too pretty for microstock.
i find the TFP works better as they are more "ordinary" looking for lifestyle
and more suitable for stock photography.

i think it was Yuri, Dolgachov or Lise (one of the big sellers) who once said the same thing, that not so glamourous is better for lifestyle shoot, as you don't want Demi Moore or Sharon Stone to pose as a CEO, even though Demi did play a CEO once !!!

I think shooting celebrity doubles might worth a try in some stock occasions :)

Definitely. I don't meet many of those, but I did meet a Liam Neeson lookalike last week who should have loads of possibilities.

« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2016, 06:18 »
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Do you approach modeling agencies to find models for your microstock shoots? Ive found very difficult to explain the stock photography concept to them. And when I do, and talk about the model release in the terms that stock agencies request, I always get absurd price quotes to get me a novice model for the photoshoot (last time it was around 1500 usd for 4 hours). Whats your experience with this?



« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2016, 09:29 »
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In UK 50 - 100 per hour for good commercial models

« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2016, 09:26 »
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Do you approach modeling agencies to find models for your microstock shoots? Ive found very difficult to explain the stock photography concept to them. And when I do, and talk about the model release in the terms that stock agencies request, I always get absurd price quotes to get me a novice model for the photoshoot (last time it was around 1500 usd for 4 hours). Whats your experience with this?
Nope Purestorm, Model Mayhem etc is the place to go. You have to do a bit of checking with refs on there as there are a lot of inexperienced/naive models on there so you might get no-shows etc. but much cheaper

alno

« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2016, 13:48 »
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Well... It looks like I have to organize tours for stock photographers to Russia since you can hire really A LOT models from fashionbank.ru for example (mostly amateur but professional as well) for $50 - 100 for several hour shoot :)

« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2016, 14:54 »
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Do you approach modeling agencies to find models for your microstock shoots? Ive found very difficult to explain the stock photography concept to them. And when I do, and talk about the model release in the terms that stock agencies request, I always get absurd price quotes to get me a novice model for the photoshoot (last time it was around 1500 usd for 4 hours). Whats your experience with this?
Nope Purestorm, Model Mayhem etc is the place to go. You have to do a bit of checking with refs on there as there are a lot of inexperienced/naive models on there so you might get no-shows etc. but much cheaper

LOL, modelmayhem??? you're kidding, it may have been true in 2005 or so when they were starting out. these days, it's filled with porn and scam artists. even had a known rapist which MM did not report .
in fact, a lot of the original models and photographers have closed their accounts for this reason.
it is now filled with GWC organizing shoots with their pals from porn sites to attract other GWC.
not the MM that once was.

i would say, stay out. .. not unless you want your daughter to be stalked.

« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2016, 15:25 »
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Do you approach modeling agencies to find models for your microstock shoots? Ive found very difficult to explain the stock photography concept to them. And when I do, and talk about the model release in the terms that stock agencies request, I always get absurd price quotes to get me a novice model for the photoshoot (last time it was around 1500 usd for 4 hours). Whats your experience with this?
Nope Purestorm, Model Mayhem etc is the place to go. You have to do a bit of checking with refs on there as there are a lot of inexperienced/naive models on there so you might get no-shows etc. but much cheaper

LOL, modelmayhem??? you're kidding, it may have been true in 2005 or so when they were starting out. these days, it's filled with porn and scam artists. even had a known rapist which MM did not report .
in fact, a lot of the original models and photographers have closed their accounts for this reason.
it is now filled with GWC organizing shoots with their pals from porn sites to attract other GWC.
not the MM that once was.

i would say, stay out. .. not unless you want your daughter to be stalked.
Must admit not used them or anyone else for a while

« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2016, 16:08 »
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I've had pretty good luck with Model Mayhem, but then I live in Los Angeles and there's a bazillion models and actors here. Almost every model/actor I've used was found on Model Mayhem.



My biggest issue has been the occasional model flaking on a shoot.

« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2016, 12:31 »
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Use your friends-pay them in beer!

Actually, I like this method, you'll often get something you otherwise wouldn't.  For example, I asked grandma nicely if she'd make lemon bars for a stock video project, she was happy to!  Don't think I'd find that actor or set otherwise.  Friends and family will be more comfortable and have more fun working with you than hired help, too.

« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2016, 14:37 »
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Started out paying nothing but time for pictures.  In the good times I was paying up to $150/shoot.  Now back to paying nothing (TFP) again.

« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2016, 10:53 »
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I pay model USD 36/hr if I've used them before and am happy with them.. USD 30 /hour if it is the first time I use them.  Shoots are always 3-4 hours.

I generally just use people I've met or see on the street, find on facebook or are a friend of a friend.

« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2016, 11:19 »
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I'm amazed at the idea that you have successfully met someone on the street and convinced them you were a photographer and not an axe murderer.

« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2016, 11:21 »
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I pay model USD 36/hr if I've used them before and am happy with them.. USD 30 /hour if it is the first time I use them.  Shoots are always 3-4 hours.
Tyler, do you pay the same in Sask vs Norway?  I expect wage expectations are much higher where you are than in a small town like Swift?  That said, it is definitely worth paying a good model well and continuing the relationship.


 

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