Now, normally, either I had an idea, and took it a photographer, or a photographer would contact me with a shoot idea. We would then go from there
Lately, I've had some very unprofessional "photographers" contact me, wanting to shoot trades. I'm more than happy to shoot trade content, but the point of trades are for the shoot to be mutually beneficial to both parties. I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to spend 6+ hours of prep time so you can shoot me naked, and I'm not getting anything getting anything out of it.
One guy is local, and I'd be willing to shoot with him... But... He wants me to not only model, but I'm acting as a model/muah. For trade. I'm supposed to haul an additional two makeup cases so I can do two more models who are shooting with me.
So, essentially, he's asking me to waive my kit fee $45.00 a model ( I was going to drop it to $25.00 because of the extra models... He's asking me to waive my rates (again, very reasonable... $25/hr)... He's asking me to bring extra wardrobe on top of my own, in case the other models need it... And now he's asking me to come up with the whole shoot theme. Like, I'm coming up with everything, his job is to sit there and take the pics, then he owns full copyright for all of my hard work, to do whatever he wants with. I, personally, don't see the point in trying to put all that work in for him... My husband is a photographer and I have a shitton of photographers that are truly trading their time and energy in a pretty even way.
I hade a photographer contact me and claim that he could get me into playboy, or Skype, or tons of other obviously bullshit ways to get me naked for free.
I've lost count of how many times I've been blacklisted for standing up for myself.