I get requests for Information all the time and thought I should post a blog of all the questions I receive.
Q: I can't afford to pay you. How can I trade work for images?
A: Not everyone can be a muse. I have to be inspired by someone to create a work of art. If you have the look, personality and drive I am looking for, I am more than willing to exchange work for images. I do expect you to sign an image release form so I can use the images exposure for the both of us.
Q: I have an idea for a project and want to share it with you, what can I expect in return?
A: If this is a fun shoot I will photograph your idea for a fee and if I like the way it turns out I will get written permission to post your credited idea online. If this is a project to make money for the both of us and love the idea I will sign a partnership media contract with the agreed boundaries written out and do my fair share of the work to see your idea come alive!
Q: How do I submit for a trade?
A: If you are genuinely interested in working with me, look at all the images on my site to see the type of models I have worked with and what they were expected to do (poses). If you still think you can perform, work an entire day traveling, changing clothes, change make-up and hair styles as needed then email me with your name, your contact information, any modeling or networking links and a photograph. Your photograph does not have to be professional, it just has to show your face, figure, and personality.
Q: Do you have any requirements?
A: I have some general rules or requirements for being a model for trade of images.
Q: Who has the rights to the images?
A: We share the rights on the images. If this project is for financial gain or media exposure we agree what images will be posted or what will be kept private till the project has been published an/or sold for profit. You will receive a CD of the original images for your own personal use. Please do not post any originals till the project is completed.
Q: If this is a trade and I come up with the idea for a project am I credited and can I use the images to make me money or advertise my skills?
A: Yes! I believe in equal collaborations and credit. You do equal work you get equal credit and we can decide how this project can make both us a little extra cash!
Rhonda R. Napoleon