VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU REALLY SHOULD READ....

 

"FOZZIE" PHOTO SHOOT INFORMATION

 

Hi there,

Sorry if this appears a bit "formal" - it's not meant to be, but it's just easier to jot down everything you might need to know, so I can use it again and again for anyone that does not already know me  :-)

The information that follows is mostly a guide for people that have never been to my studio or worked with me in the past.

Please try to read everything here, it is designed to be of help to you and to hopefully answer any queries you might have but, also, do not be frightened to ask me anything.  I do not bite  ;-)

 

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1) Rules:  

 

I have three rules for my shoots, and these must be strictly adhered to at all times.  They are:-

  • The shoot HAS to be fun.  If the fun stops, then so does the shoot.

  • You, the model, do not EVER have to do ANYTHING that you do not WANT to do.

  • No one gets hurt.

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2)  Booking a shoot

 

I always ask people to visit my booking page, (www.otnphotographic.com/bookings)  and this is because the dates are always changing quickly.  GREEN dates are the ones which are available.

If a green date has writing alongside it, that usually means the booking date is provisional.

If a date is BLUE, then that means that it has been taken already.

If a date shows in RED, then there is a problem there.

If it is in YELLOW, then that is usually for information purposes only.

Before I can confirm a shoot booking, I will ask for the following information: (this is purely to keep my own records up to date and is never given out to anyone else for any reason!)

YOUR FULL NAME:

MODELLING NAME (IF APPLICABLE):

AGE:

ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

DATE SHOOT REQUIRED:

 

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3)  Links to some of my work already online are here:-

 

https://www.net-model.com/fozzie

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1429956

http://www.modelmayhem.com/41412

http://www.madcowmodels.co.uk/Fozzie

http://www.net-model.com/Fozzie

https://www.facebook.com/OtnPhotographic/

My own site:  www.otnphotographic.com

 

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4)  Times:  

 

Ideally, try to be at Polmont for around 10am (Before 10am is possible if notified beforehand) but the 10am request is very much dependent on train times and of course, traffic hold ups.

(Please keep in touch with me during your travel, that way I will know when to meet you, and where.)

 

We will shoot for as long as you are comfortable, up to a latest time of around 5pm +/-

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5)  What to bring

 

I usually suggest a variety of outfits, matching lingerie, stockings/hold ups, shoes, nail polish, make up & jewellery/accessories.

In an ideal world, you could already have your hair, make up and nails done before you arrive but, if that is not possible, then time can be set aside for this.

 

I have an assortment of shoes/boots (size 5/6) and an assortment of “bling” jewellery.  There are a few outfits and accessories available.

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6)  Chaperones

 

You can bring a chaperone if you feel the need to, but you are solely responsible for their behaviour.   If a chaperone misbehaves at all during the shoot, then the shoot will be terminated and you will be asked to leave.   If anyone steals anything, or become aggressive, then I will have no hesitation in calling the Police.    Sorry if this sounds a little draconian, but I have had trouble with chaperones in the past, but generally we usually get on quite well.

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7)  Travel Costs

 

As a rule I do not ask anyone to cover my travel costs when I travel to them or to a location, and the same is expected in return.  The only time this rule will change is when a special circumstance has been negotiated beforehand.

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8)  So where to head to for our shoot:

 

If you are coming by train, simply head to “Polmont” and I’ll pick you up at the station (I’ll drop you off as well).

When you get on the train, could you text me to let me know you have actually boarded and then, at the station before Polmont , (Either Linlithgow or Falkirk High depending on which direction you are coming from) can you RING me…  This will let me know to set off to meet you.  I will be in the car park.

Remember, when travelling from the Edinburgh direction, you will need to cross the footbridge at Polmont, and I will meet you at the far end of the platform.

 

My phone number is EMAIL ME (admin@otnphotographic.com) FOR THIS INFO.   In an emergency, use the landline on EMAIL ME (admin@otnphotographic.com) FOR THIS INFO

If you are coming by car, then the address is:  EMAIL ME (admin@otnphotographic.com) FOR THIS INFO.

Again, can you text me to let me know you are on your way. Thanks.

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9)  Cancellations: 

 

I know people sometimes have to re-arrange a photo shoot or even cancel it outright, and this is never a problem “IF” you communicate with me in good time.  By good time, I mean giving me enough time to be able to ‘maybe’ arrange a replacement model.  It does not really do anyone any favours to cancel 1 minute before you are due to arrive.

If you cancel the shoot (for whatever reason) within 48 hours, then that is not a problem.  Anything less than 24 hours notice MAY carry a financial penalty with it, and a cancellation less than 12 hours will most certainly carry a financial penalty (if no good reason is given).

If you want to re-schedule, then that is again no problem, just let me know in good time.

“No Shows” are totally unacceptable and unless a VERY good reason is given, then compensation will be sought.

The KEY to avoiding problems here is COMMUNICATE WITH ME – it is easy and costs nothing.

 

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11)  Breaks

 

Breaks are included and very much encouraged, as even if you do not need to stop, I often do (I am old!)  ;-)

Tea, coffee, light refreshments and biscuits, cake and snacks are usually on hand all day.

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12)  Allergies:

 

I have cats.  They are very friendly, and may wander in to say “hello” – so, if you have an allergy to cats, it may be an idea to take a tablet as a precaution (Piriton often works).

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13)  Smoking / Drinking / Drugs

 

Yes you can smoke, but you will need to do so by the back door, (ashtray provided). In extreme bad weather cases you can sometimes smoke under the cooker hood, (depends on the wife at the time as she is asthmatic).

Drunkenness will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave immediately if found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Drug use of any sort will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave immediately if found to be using drugs.

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14)  Lunch

 

I am happy to put on a pizza or sandwiches etc, whichever you prefer, but could you let me know beforehand if you have any likes or  dislikes.

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15)  Images

 

After the shoot is finished, you will get a disc with all the raw unedited images on it.  These images are yours to keep, BUT they are just “proofs” for you to look at and choose from.  You must not use these images anywhere, be it online or in print.

Once you get the chance to look at the disc, you can choose any of a pre-arranged amount of images for me to edit.  You will need to make a note of the image numbers from the disc and then message me these numbers.  I will then go ahead and edit the images you have chosen and then I will email you the finished web size edited images to you.  These edits you can use online on your profiles etc, but they will not really be suitable for printing due to their size.  If you want prints, you will need to discuss that with me separately.

Please do not edit or alter any of the images from our shoot without first contacting me.

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16)  Copyright: 

 

Copyright of the images will always remain with the photographer.  (This is not a choice, it is laid down in Law and cannot be given away.)

Usage rights, however, are always negotiable and open to discussion.

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17)  Payment

 

Payment is something that needs to be negotiated well in advance of a photoshoot.  Sometimes you will need to pay the photographer for images; sometimes the photographer will need to pay you for your time, and sometimes no one pays anyone.  In some cases you will hear the term “TFP” used (Time For Print, or more recently Time For CD) – The basics of a TFP shoot are that the images should ONLY be used for building up a portfolio and never should the images be used for commercial gain.

“Shoot for Shoot” is when the photographer needs a set of images, and you need a set of images.  Both sets can be produced on the same day or separate days, but each party should get their own set of images, which they can then go on to sell or distribute as they see fit. Neither party will  have a claim on the other party's images or monies raised. 

“Profitshare” is when both model and photographer have the opportunity to sell the images and split the profits from the sales equally.

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18)  Model Release

 

In the United Kingdom there is no legal requirement for a model release to be signed, however it is something that is extremely useful for both parties, especially if it is intended to publish images in a magazine, or online and such like.  Often a magazine will not touch an image without a model release accompanying the images.   Always read a model release form before you sign it!

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19)  Further Reading

 

A great deal of extremely valuable information for models can be found online by doing a google search.

I most certainly recommend any models to carry out as much research prior to a photoshoot as is possible.

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20)  References

 

Feel free to ask me any questions at all.  I insist that everyone coming for a shoot at least checks my references - it is after all for your own safety and wellbeing.  Some references can be found on my online profiles, such as Modelmayhem and Madcow (see Section 3 above).

If you wish to check my references and need people to contact, just ask me. 

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I hope the above has answered some of your questions, thoughts or worries.  As I said at the beginning, I apologise for the formal appearance of this, it is not intended to be that way, but I think it is sometimes easier to cover everything here, and that way I don’t forget anything.

By booking a photoshoot with me, it is expected that you have read everything here and agree to abide by the above rules and notes.

I look forward to seeing you, and hope that together we can produce images you will be pleased with.

Best wishes always

Fozzie

otnphotographic

 

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