THE LAST IDEA FOR MAKING MONEY DOING PHOTOGRAPHY?
The "CAPTURE THEIR BEAUTY" ONE HOUR PIN-UP SESSION!
Beautiful Girls are an item with a short shelf life. They know it, too, so offer "CAPTURE THE BEAUTY" portraits for a few hundred dollars and say without smirking, 'while you look this good, let's get it on film.'
If you're a married man, WATCHIT! Good luck. I wouldn't risk toppling the old apple cart with this method of making a living. If you are single, it can work. And if you are a woman photographer, it's perfect. This is an untapped vein of gold, modern city girls being as vain as peacocks.
In the session, you go all out trying for the mood of the STRIPPER, going for the exotic dancer feel, with girls who have never done such posing in their lives! These girls have great figures, just like the pro's do, but not that sense of LANGUISHING, EROTICALLY. So it helps to show them a collection of gif files you can collect from GOOGLE, using search terms STRIPPER or EXOTIC DANCER. Say , "Sally, you pick the pose you'd most like to do." Then when they have 'got' the idea, turn on the radio. Remind them of Marilyn Monroe's famous line, when her photo hit the tabs.. "All I had on was the radio. "
Shoot for CLASS NOT ASS. Make the girl into MADAME DUBARRY, sensuous, refined, coy, beautiful. You can have the essence of the stripper, suggested by an ostrich plume fan, but still dress like a lady.
The portrait session could probably be done so quickly that their finished print can cost l00$ if it's under an hour but it won't be. So say 'two hour shoot, not a minute more', and ask for $200 and say that each color print costs them 25$ unless you can churn 'em off your MAC PRINTER for a buck each. You set up the prices, but the thing is, this is HIGH CONCEPT so the girl will tell her friend and they'll come looking for you. When you have shoots 5 times a day 5 days a week, double your prices.
VISIT PETER GOWLAND'S WEBSITE as he gives you a whole PHOTOGRAPHY course then a PIN UP COURSE... and GOOGLE IMAGE ANDRE DE DIENES. Those are the two most outstanding Hollywood Photogs who did pin-up work with celebs.
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