Skinny people for free, WTF did she just say?

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I am at a gathering of photographers and people to fill the role as models. Not a lot of models but a couple. Typically I hear male photographers say things that are best not said, like the self-righteous hobbyist who blatantly said out loud "Her boobs are huge.". That shocked me and we are no longer acquainted. Then along comes this female photographer who said clear as day to me 'I only do trades and free shoots for women who are skinny, I mean smaller than me and I am a size 8." Wow, so tell me again how you prefer to be photographed by a woman?

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If you don't believe in your brand, why should anyone else?

Photographers a notoriously either very worried about pricing or they are confident and stick with the pricing of their photo sessions, prints, downloads and photo usage. So what many new professional photographers or professional hobbyist photographers do is charge low. I am guilty of that right now but not forever I hope.
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How closely do you monitor and control your photography?

Steve Jobs did not invent how Apple makes the products that are loved by so many. Why would I say that he was a genius but his idea of controlling a high-end brand from start to finish was not something unique, Baron Philippe de Rothschild did that in the early 1920s?

Your photographer does not use lights, should you worry?

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So you finally found a photographer you liked. Their photos are exactly the look and style you are looking for. When they show up to your shoot don't have a flash. I don't have those light stands or lights like at J.C. Penny. Oh my, are you ripped off? Your photographer does not use lights, should you worry?

What do you do when people unfollow or unfriend you on SM?

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So one day you are looking through your Facebook friends list and you notice someone you were friends with is no longer there. Perhaps you see that drop in likes on your Facebook fan page and that loss hurts like losing a friend. Let us look at Instagram, why are they not following you. Were they expecting you to follow them back? In all these cases you may think on what happened and if they were a friend you might really be hurt. But honestly, if they were your real friend would they unfriend you? This happens all the time in local small groups of photographers and models on Facebook. Here is my advice.

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