Here's how the one-on-one sessions work: Most of the workshop models will be available after the workshop for 30 minute private sessions. Most sessions will be $50 for a 30 minute session, some may be higher. See above chart for rate, availability, and category for each model. Photographers are advised to sign up in advance in order to secure their time slot and should request a shooting location (depending on workshop location). If any slots are still available on the day of the workshop you may sign up and pay for a session at the workshop. Please do not pay the model directly - if you wish to give the model a tip you may do so at the time of your session. If you pay in advance or at the start of a workshop and the model is not at the workshop or not available for private sessions you will be refunded the full amount of your session, in cash, at the workshop, or you can apply the fee to a session with another model. If you wish to use two models at a session, the fee is the combined fee for both models. If more than one photographer wishes to shoot one model at the same session there will be a 50% surcharge per additional photographer, unless the additional photographer is an instructor or mentor. The model(s) must approve any shooting situation, including two models posing together.
MODEL RELEASES: [updated 3/3/19]
Models sign a limited model release for the open shooting portion of the workshop which also covers the one-on-one sessions in the absence of a photographer supplied release. Click here to see our limited workshop model release that all our models sign. Models may sometimes sign a full release for one-on-one sessions, but do not assume they will do so without checking with the model first. Models may ask for an additional fee for a full release. Click here for a copy of the ASMP standard model release which you might want to use for private sessions. Signed model releases will be available after the workshop in PDF format and emailed to each photographer.
TO SIGN UP FOR A SESSION AT THIS WORKSHOP: [updated 11/8/19]
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know which model you want to book, which time slot, and which location. We prefer that you pay for private sessions at the workshop in cash, or you may include it in your workshop fee at the start of the workshop if you are paying by credit card. Sessions are booked on a first come - first serve basis. At our discretion some models may only be booked for one or two sessions in advance by the same photographer in order to provide everyone an opportunity to work with that model. You may add additional sessions at the workshop if the model still has openings available.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THIS MONTH'S WORKSHOP:
Please register in advance if you plan to attend this month's workshop. Click here to go to our sign up page.
Note: if you have not yet attended our workshop you must send us your full name, address, phone number, and email address.
DISCLAIMER: [updated 2/22/11]
The number of models at a given workshop is not guaranteed; we will make every reasonable effort to ensure that models listed for a particular workshop will be there. However, we routinely overbook models to ensure that we will have an adequate photographer to model ratio. We try to book models that we know to be reliable, however, in an effort to have new faces at the workshop, we also book models whose reliability has not yet been established. On occasion a model will confirm and then not show up. This can happen even with models who have had an excellent attendance record in the past. The reasons can range from illness, transportation problems, family problems, boyfriend problems, the weather, oversleeping, a better job offer, etc. Models who are chronic no-shows will not be booked for future workshops unless they had valid reasons for their no-shows. We try to do everything possible to prevent these problems from occurring. Sometimes we have models on standby to cover last minute cancellations. Sometimes we might find it necessary to un-hire models before a workshop if we do not have enough photographers signed up to justify the number of models that have been pre-hired. This is why it is important to register in advance for a workshop if you plan to attend so we can make decisions based on real numbers.
Remember that this is a workshop - not a commercial shoot. Models are paid workshop rates, not commercial rates, and sign a limited model release, not a full model release. Do not expect to shoot images during the open session that you can sell as stock unless you negotiate an additional fee with the models and have them sign a standard model release. Models may sign a standard release provided by the photographer for private sessions, but are not required to do so, and may charge an extra fee for full releases. Photographers are encouraged to share photos with the models and to post your favorite shots on our Yahoo Group and Meetup Group. Photos from each workshop may be posted on a gallery page on this website for that workshop with credit given to the photographer.