Today’s Post by Joe Farace
A muse is a “woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.”
Why? When reviewing cameras, lenses and lighting equipment for websites, blogs and books, I need to have models that are available pose for the kind of portraits that you see on this blog and to illustrate how-to magazine articles and blog posts and educate photographers about using this gear.
Who? I prefer working with women ages 21-55 of all sizes and ethnicities. No experience is necessary. And while the ideal muse candidate lives somewhere in or near Denver or Colorado Springs, I regularly shoot with models from Northern Colorado, Wyoming and even Utah. It all boils down to whatever travel situation you’re comfortable with. What I can promise, in return, is that I will deliver great-looking images to expand your portfolio—or help you start one—and that we will have fun while doing it.
How much? When I have a client that’s paying me for an assignment, I can pay models for their time and talent based on their experience levels. Models that pose for my any of my lighting workshops get a 50/50 split of all the fees collected, otherwise all shoots are on a TF basis.
For all TF shoots, models will receive their choice of a CD or flash drive containing all of the images that are made during the photo session to use however they like. Retouched and images for social media are provided upon request.
If the person is interested in pursuing modeling even as a part-time career, I’m glad to get them started and will help create a portfolio for them at no cost.
Shoots are approximately two hours long and are scheduled Monday through Friday during mornings at my home studio that’s located in a quiet neighborhood near Parker, Colorado.
If you have a friend or maybe yourself who would like to be a model and have questions or want to schedule an interview to discuss what involved with being a muse, please click the Contact button or send me an e-mail at joefarace at gmail dot com. Interviews are held at a convenient Starbucks (my treat) so the model and I can discuss how the shoots work and answer any further questions she might have.