John Shepherd Photography | Lancaster based Photographer
all Photography (c) John Shepherd.
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Stock Photography Models Wanted.
Lancaster - Cornwall

 

I'm looking for People who can look warm and natural in photographs.

Good stock photography models usually have an approachable friendly look.

Models need to feel at ease in front of the camera and be able to give a natural happy smile.

Most successful stock photography portrays a positive happy vibe and looks like a captured authentic moment, it's generally used to sell a product or tell a story.

 

Current trends are for natural real looking people, authenticity, ethnically diverse groups, individualism, people 40+ and mature models.

Examples of stock photographs I've taken with various Models.


Common Questions;

 

Q. What will the photo's be used for ?

 

A. A selection of edited images from our shoot will go into my stock portfolio's, currently at istockphoto.com and gettyimages.com .
 These images will then be available for licence worldwide.
 If an image gets licensed it can be used m
any ways, newspaper articles, websites, leaflets, blogs, advertising etc.


Q. Do I get paid ?

 

A. Currently I can offer trade photo shoots, re-touched Portfolio images in exchange for a selection of photographs for my stock portfolio with a signed model release.

 

Q. Do I need to be beautiful / handsome like fashion models?

 

A. No, the trends are for real looking people, you have to be relaxed and natural looking in the photographs.

 

Q. Could the photo's be used for something unpleasant like an escort website ?

A. Short answer, anything is possible, I can't make any guarantees where an image gets used.
Longer answer, licensing purchasers are not meant to add a message claiming it came from the model or use the images for sensitive subjects.
 However unfortunately images get stolen and used illegally and sometimes licensees break the rules.
 
Here is a humorous story from the Guardian Newspaper, be sure to read it,
 "What's the worst that could happen. . ."
In reality unless you go looking, you’re unlikely to see the images in use.
In the last 11 years of shooting stock Photographs with over 70'000 images licences I’ve seen my work in use probably less than 30 times.

 

If you would like more information, or are interested in modelling for stock photographs,

please email me at

info@johnshepherd-photography.co.uk

Please describe yourself, include a photograph and any previous experience and the kind of photographs you would like produced for yourself in return.

I am currently based in Lancaster, but travel to Newquay, Cornwall once or more a year .

A signed Model release is required for all Model Shoots, please take the time to read and understand the release before the shoot.

Release here. (PDF)

 

 

John Shepherd Photography | Lancaster based Photographer
all Photography (c) John Shepherd.
 All Rights reserved.

John Shepherd Photography
Lancaster based Photographer

all Photography (c) John Shepherd.
 All Rights reserved.

John Shepherd Photography
Lancaster based Photographer

all Photography (c) John Shepherd.
 All Rights reserved.