Choose a Model Photographer Who is Motivated to Make His Portfolio Look Good
Hundreds of images are created during a photo shoot. But only a few photos will catch the eye. It is impossible to hold a photo shoot without generating a small amount of unflattering expressions or bad poses. Good poses can just end up appearing bad on film. Duds are rejected and discarded.
This is why it is important for new models to choose a top photographer who wants to make his models look their best, not publish unflattering duds where the duds looks like an idiot. Remember, some bad quality photos always occur in every shoot with every photographer.
If you choose a photographer who is concerned about the quality of his work, he will not want to publish unflattering photos. He is concerned with his reputation and the reputation of his photography. There is no advantage for him to publish duds. If he is known in the industry as being a source for bad photos, advertising agencies will not hire the photographer to create their ad campaigns.
Remember, a small number of unflattering poses are unavoidable - even if you have signed a written contract. So, know the motivation of your photographer who wants his photography - as well as you - to look its best. Does he simply want to shoot guys in their underwear or does he have a long term goal of building his professional client base?
You discover these trustworthy photographers by speaking with male models who previously posed with the photographer you are considering.
How do you choose "the right" photographer? Always ask the photographer for names and contact information for previous models he has worked with. Ask these previous models about their experiences. The photographer will be willing to put you in touch with a previous model if the model had a positive experience during his shoots. Otherwise, something is fishy.