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#ModelShoot Japanese in business suit

Models: I need basic portraits of Japanese men and women in regular business suits (dark and light coloured suits are fine).
Make-up artist: Provide a normal but photogenic look (schedule depends on the models availability).

When: any time before 30th November 2015.
Where: Anywhere major city in the Tokai area (like Nagoya, Gifu, Yokkaichi), or Osaka and Kyoto.
Where: Firstly, simple street shoot in places like Sakae, Shin Sakae, Meieki, or Namba and Yodoyabashi (Osaka). I’m sorry, I cannot fly you into Japan for this shoot.
How much: ¥5,000 for two hours (not USD$)
How long: Depends, but possibly additional follow up work may be available. I do like to work with the same people and people I know.
Who: Preferably Japanese ethnicity. I have never demanded this before, but photo buys to specify things like this, and I must guarantee that my images meet their exact requirements (event location details must be accurately reported for most cases). So, if you are not Japanese, I’m sorry; however, I would still like to work with you on other projects.
What: Business suit, young working professional. Most likely it will be a street shoot. This is a low-budget shoot, so please wear your own suit. If requested, I can supply a make-up artist (if one is available on the day of the shoot).
Why: I get requests for photos of professionals in Japan, and this is a gap in my photo library.

Contact me for more details. This was also posted at: http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/2242272. Please share this page with people who might be interested.

A young caucasian and a Japanese women taking selfies together at a wine bar.

A young caucasian and a Japanese women taking selfies together at a wine bar.

Microstock dying? Hope so

First a confession, I did go with iStock back when I was young(er) and naive. Then I quickly realised, “how do I afford a new camera?”. I am earning money from my Rights Managed sales, so getting out of microstock has been worth it. However, on one account, I’m still waiting for my account to get to the minimum threshold before I can get a payout and remove my images. In any case, here’s the latest news which appears nicely summarised from Jeremy Nicholl: http://www.jeremynicholl.com/blog/2010/09/13/istockphotos-unsustainable-business-model-from-crowd-sourcing-to-crowd-shafting-2/

As for me, I’m earning money from the regular photography business model, but not quite enough to upgrade my gear (hurry iStock… die!). So, I’ve been offering free image gallery access as a trade for clients sending gear: http://japanesephotos.asia/blog/purchasing-images/free-stock-images/