First time nude photo shoot for photographer and model
March 31, 2011 5:51 AM Subscribe
I need advice about how to ensure a photo shoot and the resulting photos will be privacy protected.
posted by sleeping beauty to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning a photo session with a coffee shop friend of mine who is developing a long-time photography talent/avocation into a professional career. He's a talented photographer, and the head shots I've looked at are beautifully done.
I am an artist and writer, and have interest in having some photographs taken that would be sort of visual expressions for me of poignant statements. I have had two distinct ideas/subject matters I am interest in exploring, expressing somehow in photographs.
Both ideas are very personal (one about issues regarding breast cancer), and both ideas would involve nudity on some level.
I have three questions. First, especially up front as I am not sure what I want to do with these photos yet, what do I need to do/get in writing to ensure these photos do NOT get leaked onto the internet/whole world and to have complete decision making power/rights over where he shows them?
Second, the photographer is interested at some point in doing art gallery showings of his photography. What do I need to negotiate with him regarding a profit or percentage of sale if I decide to allow any shots to be exhibited?
He's shown me some old and striking art photo books (from 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s) and his artistic sensibility about nudes seems to be just that. However, he mentioned to me that he's not sure his wife will be okay with him taking nude photos. His studio is in his home. I am reluctant to be his first "nude model" knowing he may have issues there.
We were scheduled to do a preliminary (potentially clothed....maybe partial nudity) shoot today, but I'm realizing I have some unanswered questions that are important. I'd appreciate sound advice. Thanks!