Have you ever wanted to be a model but didn't know where or how to start? If so, I may have the perfect opportunity for you. I am building a catalog of stock photography to sell online for commercial use. These images may be purchased by magazines and companies, small and large, to use for editorial or advertising purposes. Stock photos, as they are called, are pre-produced images that anyone can license for commercial use. Companies use stock photos as an inexpensive alternative to hiring a photographer for their specific needs. Stock images can often be purchased and used multiple times in different places over several years. My goal is to build a catalog of images that can appeal to a wide variety of commercial buyers. Because of the commercial use, a signed model release is needed for each person in the image. For minors, the parent or legal guardian must sign the model release.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get paid as a model?
In lieu of money, you will receive a free photo shoot and high resolution digital images.
Where will my photos be used?
|Photos will be placed in an online catalog and made available for immediate sale and|
download so I cannot predict where your photos may be used. But these are some of the type of businesses that use stock photos.
Can I approve who buys my photos?
No. The images are pre-produced for a general market and I will not have control over who buys the photos or how they use it. However, I only submit to reputable agencies such as Adobe Stock, whose licensing terms prohibit the use of photos in a pornographic, defamatory, or unlawful manner, or use in an unflattering, immoral or controversial way.
Types of Photo Shoots
I am looking to create lifestyle images that feature Black, African American or other people of color in all aspects of life but particularly home and work environments. Examples include
Families cooking, reading, playing or enjoying outdoor images together
Children home schooling or virtual learning
Expecting couple shopping or preparing for their baby
Virtual or drive by birthday parties or other celebrations
Diverse people in office settings depicting coworkers or colleagues
Entrepreneurs in creative settings or work environments
Individuals or groups working out, running, yoga, gym
Older people showing active lifestyle
Small business work setting such as restaurants, coffee shop, sip and paint, floral shop, or any type of maker.
Workers in Non office work places such as construction, warehouses, truck drivers, labs, medical offices, auto mechanics, hair salons
All models in the photo shoot are required to sign a commercial model release prior to the session allowing me to include their images in my stock collection available for sale via microstock photography sites. Underage models require a parent/guardian to be present at the shoot, and to have the parent/guardian sign the model release form. All commercial sessions are Time for Images. You will get a photo session and a CD with high resolution images from the session in exchange for your modeling time and a commercial model release. Subsequently, your images may be purchased and used online and in print around the world.