Submitted Anonymously by a designer at her wit's end with bad pictures:
"Ok.. vent. I have been trying out something new for modeling where I ask for a model, they pay full price, then I refund them back a portion when I get pics. I just got pics back from a lady.. and they are HORRIBLE! And she sent me 2. That's it. I stated in my description HIGH QUALITY photos only. ugh... She says she is taking more tomorrow... I am trying to think of a nice way to tell her that I can't refund her the portion. Besides the fact that she has had the set for almost a month now. I am not sure I will keep doing this, as half the things I sent.. I still don't have pics for! ...now I need to remake and send elsewhere for pics. Any wise words for me??"
This is a predicament many designers find themselves in far too often, I think.
Designers, have you ever used a model and been disappointed in the photo results?
Are you a model or modeling agency/photographer who would like to add anything that might help designers to get the results they're looking for in the photography of their products?
I'd like to hear from you guys, designers & momtographers, what would help YOU to communicate effectively, either as a designer on what you'd like/expect in boutique photos, or from you model moms on what would make things easier for you to meet the needs/desires of the designers you work with? what questions do you ask when you're contacted to shoot something for someone? what info would be helpful on either side to get to both parties shining in collaboration and happy with the end result?
Are you dealing with a nightmare situation and want to share, in order to resolve it, or get advice from other designers/momtographers with models?
Email us: DesigningMindsBlog at Gmail dot Com or comment here and let us know how to resolve the issue that seems to be one of the hottest topics of conversation among custom boutique designing circles...