View Full Version : How to get Pro-Photos on a budget?

12-04-2017, 07:32 PM
Hello there, I'm currently working on rebranding myself and officially getting in the scene and I really want to get some Professional Domme photos done. I currently have a backdrop, backdrop stand, lights (two soft box lights), and camera (Logitech c920) but I want someone else to be able to capture my essence. ;D A lot of people tell me to go on instagram and find local photogs but I'm not sure how to navigate IG though hashtags to find someone local... Plus where I live (it's fairly small) I'd have to travel out at least two-three hours out to Chicago, Indianapolis, or a city in Ohio. PLUS I don't have $2-300 to get the whole works done. I was also told (preferably) to go onto model Mayhem and find some Photographers that can do PFT/TFP but all the people who'll do it are white dudes and I'm scared they're just GWC's and just creepy freaks. You have to have your guard up at all times, and I've been told by numerous girls to be careful even if the dude has 20 verified credits you Never know what went down on the set. What do you guys think my best bet would be? Should I look into a female photog? I've only seen a few in the couple areas I can go to but they're not on as frequent. I'd really like photos for my website and get it up and going by at least the end of January.

E.S. Camgirl, Ph.D.
12-06-2017, 09:59 AM
I feel like every major city has an escort who also does photography, so I would look wherever you'd look to find business services being offered to escorts. If you can't find anyone that way, try to look through escort listings and check whose watermark is on it, look them up and see if they'll do your domme stuff. Also, I think it would be okay to ask a provider for a reference for whichever photographer you plan to use (to make sure he's not creepy or abusive), so long as you're polite and brief about it. It's still probably going to be expensive though :/.

12-14-2017, 04:45 PM
I'm a hobbyist photographer with a with several 'conceptual photography' photos published in magazines and I'd do you for free... Photos, I mean.

One suggestion is to look at photography Meetups in your area or the nearest city. I'm signed up on several. These Meetups organize many photo shoots events - about 8 to 20 photographers of various skill levels (including artists and professional portrait photographers) show up to shoot 1 to 6 models in a studio. The photographers usually share their photos with the models for free. The photo shoots can be anything from G-rated to full nudity. It would be a great way for you to meet many local photographers and get free samples of their work. The pay for models is probably a modest sum, but, you can do 1 or 2 photo shoots just for the benefit of meeting photographers and getting free samples. Also, a lot of artistic/creative female photographers show up. If you like a photographer's particular style and get a good vibe from them, you can talk to them about what you need.

Also, PhotoShop is essential. No matter how skilled the photographer is, PS fixes the inevitable flaws and makes your pics 'pop' with beautiful vibrant colors, dramatic effect, etc. Be sure the photographer you choose has mastery over PS.

12-14-2017, 04:57 PM
If you're in pa or near my studio and I are yours to use free

12-16-2017, 11:43 AM
Get a 24 mega pixel cannon digital from Walmart, and take skillions of pictures! Fun AF and you'll get some good ones out of the bunch :p

12-22-2017, 09:39 AM
^ That might be okay for a regular photo, but, if she wants a professional-quality photo to present a very professional image, the camera she needs is very expensive. My 'starter' camera and lens for amateur photography on a budget cost me about $800, used, not new. A professional photographer or serious hobbyist might have $1,500 to $5,000 invested in his/her camera and lens alone.

Also, post-production Lightroom and Photoshop are essential for a professional-quality photo.

The good news is that, if the OP does not want to pay a professional, there are many serious hobbyist that will take photos for free for the art of it (or even pay her for a photo shoot). The best way to meet many of them at once and check out their work is by going to few photographer meetups.