Menswear: How much should an amateur model charge?


charliebrown
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12 posts since 16/9/06

24 Oct 2006 18:17
Hi there,

Please can anyone enlighten me as to what an amateur model would charge for a 4 hour shoot. Is there any rule of thumb for this. I need to hire one and I really don't want to take the p**s.

Thanks
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

24 Oct 2006 18:26
As in not with an agency?
charliebrown
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12 posts since 16/9/06

24 Oct 2006 19:55
Yes, exactly, not with an agency. It's not that I'm against agencies but a girl with the perfect fit has approached me and I want to be fair but I'm totally inexperienced in the field of hiring models.
charliebrown
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12 posts since 16/9/06

24 Oct 2006 19:56
Yes, exactly, not with an agency. It's not that I'm against agencies but a girl with the perfect fit has approached me and I want to be fair but I'm totally inexperienced in the field of hiring models.
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

24 Oct 2006 20:03
It depends what the work is for. In a situation like this you wouldnt pay her anything just let her keep some of the final shots for her portfolio - a serious wannabe model would bite your hand off for this, especially one not with an agency.
Then if you wanna be a nice guy just slip her £100 if she does a good job.
Ellgal
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3757 posts since 21/1/02

24 Oct 2006 20:21
For £100 and a bit of prang, she'll probably blow you too like that chick in Nathan Barley.
adecapitatedape
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511 posts since 3/3/06

24 Oct 2006 20:28
Depends if you expect her to do A2M or not.
Rirawin
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9240 posts since 17/7/05

24 Oct 2006 20:32
ATM Eye-wink
adecapitatedape
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511 posts since 3/3/06

24 Oct 2006 20:38
apologies to the connoisseur
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

24 Oct 2006 20:40
I've done a few non agency stuff, but it wasn't a shoot, just catwalk and stage stuff. Paid alright. £125 for a days work, and another £75 to go to the after party, so £100 for 4 hours sounds about right.
charliebrown
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12 posts since 16/9/06

25 Oct 2006 19:10
Thanks guys,

That's what I thought, I was thinking around £100-£150 for the shoot but it's to be used on packaging for underwear that potentially (hopefully) will get some serious exposure. Someone mentioned to me that I have to get the model to sign some sort of release to give me permission to do this. Does anyone know anything about this too. I'd really appreciate the advice. Smiling
RXR
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100 posts since 16/1/05

25 Oct 2006 20:05
I use one like this:

http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/contact/SPL_SampleModelRelease.pdf

£150 is a bargain, I paid £700 for my last model plus £1100 usage rights for 2 years through an agency.
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

25 Oct 2006 21:12
RXR wrote: I use one like this:

http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/contact/SPL_SampleModelRelease.pdf

£150 is a bargain, I paid £700 for my last model plus £1100 usage rights for 2 years through an agency.


Who did you book? Helena Christensen? Models are a dime a dozen.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

25 Oct 2006 21:42
The form you fill out is very simple, it only needs to be.

That one posted is fine
RXR
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100 posts since 16/1/05

25 Oct 2006 21:44
That's agencies for you, I did include 2 other models in the shoot who were happy with just free products and some portfolio shots so it evened out a bit.
charliebrown
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12 posts since 16/9/06

25 Oct 2006 22:44
Excellent. Thanks so much for all that, really big help!