Portrait Photography tips for Beginners
Learn the lingo when working with models
When trying to find a model for a shoot, you ll need to learn to speak their language. They are fluent in the language of money, which makes it easy to find a model; however, models also say things like TFP, which means time for prints. If a model says he or she is willing to do a TFP shoot, that means you won t have to pay them, but can compensate them with the photos from the shoot instead. Also, watch out for acronyms like TFCD (basically the same as TFP, but this time they want the digital photos). Oh, and sometimes the model gets really lazy and just says they want to do a TF shoot. You can translate TF in your mind to mean give me the photos and I ll pose for free.