How To Get An Eterno Boudoir Shoot For Free

06th February 2018
Let’s be honest. Everyone like to get a freebie. Although running a business and giving things away doesn’t always end happily, there is, however, a time and a place for the occasional incentive. Luckily for some, grabbing a free Boudoir session is possible, and necessary. Let me introduce Model Call Boudoir Sessions.



WHAT IS A MODEL CALL BOUDOIR SESSION?
Sometimes called ‘Time for…’ shoots, It’s a method that photographers and other creatives utilise to expand their portfolios. The ‘time for’ may be prints or digital images instead of paying a fee to the model.

WHY DO I NEED TO DO MODEL CALLS?
Boudoir shoots are, by nature, intimate photo sessions, and whilst I do have clients that will allow me to share images from their session, they will only happily let me use a small selection, but many clients are often reluctant to share any of their images online. This is perfectly reasonable, understandable, and something which I am at pains to point out to my clients, it’s absolutely their prerogative to say no.
However, as a photographer, I need to show my work to prospective clients so they can see what they can expect from me. I also want to develop my work, using new/different photographic techniques, poses and style too. Can you see the catch?
Hence the Model Call...



WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?
The shoot works in exactly the same way as a regular Boudoir session, but with a few key differences.
Firstly, there is no session fee to pay, instead you would allow me to use all the images from the shoot for promotional purposes, and posting online etc. All done through a Model release form (a contract between model and photographer).
In return for modelling and allowing the image use, not only do you get the complimentary shoot, I would also give you a mobile gallery app of your images.
Should you want any prints or products they would be charged at my usual rates.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
I know what you’re thinking, I’d love to do this, but I can’t ‘model’.
I hear it all the time, so let me assure you, I photograph people without any modelling experience all the time. It’s part of what I do, directing those who have never posed for a photo before, so don’t let that put you off!



HOW MANY MODEL CALLS DO I CARRY OUT?
At most 2 or 3 a year, and those will be based on a certain look I’m after.
I have a lot of paid client work to keep me busy, and as you would expect, they are my priority, so taking on too many Model calls isn't feasible. I’ll always give you my estimation as to whether we could work together, and if so when. Please appreciate, I can’t fit in everyone that volunteers for a Model call.

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER FOR A MODEL CALL?
Whilst I wouldn’t turn anyone away, it has to be said, a Model call isn’t for everyone. For a start you have to be over 18, no exceptions. Size and shape is not an issue, although you would also need to be fairly body confident, (I say ‘fairly’, one or two ‘areas of concern’ are fine) as there will often be a variety of poses required, including full length shots at times.
Then there is the result of having Boudoir images of you used online, for example, if you have a certain job or profession, such as being a teacher, I would suggest it’s not appropriate to have a Model Call session.
If none of the above is a problem for you, then I’d love to hear from you!
Please email me on mjpattersonphotography@gmail.com If you are interested!



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