MODEL SAFETY TIPS
Safety first will lead to a great photo shoot.
Always arrange to meet new contacts in a public place.
Have a friend or family go with you.
Get proof of their identification and take a photo of them. Send the photo to a friend.
Do not be too trusting of people even people you know.
Do not allow yourself to be pressured into doing something you do not feel comfortable doing.
Don’t make it easy for someone to follow you home after a meeting.
Let someone know where you are going and what time you expect to be back.
Always phone them to let them know of any changes in your plans.
Always make sure you have your mobile phone with you
Have money to get home.
Before leave make sure you have all your belongings with you.
Never leave your drink or food unattended.
Know the location of the shoot and let other know about it.
Read between the lines when communicating if things sound is odd take note.
Look at the photographer's online profile.
Know their real name
Know the type of modeling you will be doing.
Meet first before shoot at Starbucks to talk about the shoot.
Be cautious of ads in local papers, classified ads and the Internet looking for models.
Please let me know if you think of something that needs to be added to the list.
NASHVILLE TN PHOTOGRAPHER KENNETH PURDOM