Glamour Secrets TFP

Glamour Secrets is always searching for outgoing individuals willing to participate in our TFP photographic themes. We offer a FREE set of professional photographic images for your portfolio, web page or model comp submission in exchange for donating your time.

What is TFP Test Shoot and commission on Publication?

Time for prints (TFP) or Time for CD (TFCD) is a working relationship between photographers and models / makeup artists / hair stylists with the aim of producing quality work without a large financial outlay. Nobody gets paid for their time, rather in exchange for each persons time, everybody gets a copy of the prints or CD of images.

The next stage is Commission on Publication where the model gets a copy of the images just like TFP however the model also gets paid when the images get published. This will vary from $100 to $5000 depending upon the number of images published, the type images published and who publishes them.

The final stage is to get paid per shoot. The model gets paid for each shoot they do no matter if the images get published or not. All models even the famous ones, do a combination of the above three types of shoots.

What is a TFP Shoot Style ?

In the fashion / photographic industry there are some modelling terms commonly used to describe to a model the amount and type of clothing proposed for the shoot. Definitions vary from photographer to photographer so ours are list below for your reference :

Fashion – fully clothed.
Sport – fully clothed.
Swimwear – no see-through fabric, may be skimpy though
Underwear – no see-through fabric, bottom may be on display i.e. g string
Sheer – use of see-through fabric in any of the above.
Implied Topless – no top but shots are taken so breasts are not seen (FHM, Ralph)
Implied Nude – no cloths but shots are taken so breast and pubic region are not seen
Topless – breasts will be visible in some images
Anonymous Nude – no cloths but shots are taken so face can not be seen
Artistic Nude – no clothing, with a focus on artistic themes (B n W)
Glamour Nude – no clothing, with a focus on sensual themes (Playboy)
Erotic Nude – no clothing, with a focus on erotic themes (Penthouse, Hustler)
Alternate Nude – no clothing with a focus on darker themes (Taboo, Fetish)

What is a TFP Shoot Genre ?

A shoot in any particular style can have a very different look depending upon the clothes, lighting, makeup, poses and locations used. This is called the genre, and is best described with an example. A swimwear shoot for a Myer catalogue would be totally different than one for Ralph. The difference we define as the genre.

TFP studio and beach themes are currently available ?

Surfergirl – just add water (swimwear or implied) Waves Magazine
Goddess – girls of Summer ( implied or nude) Naturalist Magazine
Fever – handle with care (swimwear or implied) Zoo Magazine
Couture – high fashion formulas (fashion / sheer)
Puncture – Body of art ( photo’s of existing head & body piercing)
Kosupure – break from reality ( sexy costume, topless, nude)
Flirt – out of your league (underwear / implied)
Blue – my denim genes (underwear / implied / sheer / topless)
Contour – chasing shades of grey ( implied / topless / nude )
Perspire – heavenly heatwave ( implied / topless / nude)
Puppet – tangled in the line (underwear / implied / topless / nude / ropework)
Masquerade – ready for the ball (Anon nude fantasy mask)
Engaged – bound by fashion (underwear / implied / ropework)
aFreyed – serpents embrace (implied / nude / ropework)
Watershed – trapped by inhabitations (shower / nude)
Cherish – the presence of angles (underwear) innocent
Masterpiece – held in place (underwear/ nude)

What images are taken at the photo shoot ?

We base each shoot on the information you provide in your TFP request. In most cases, a series of headshots or fashion shots are done first, followed by the themes and styles you are comfortable with. Most of the TFP photo shoots we do are for mainstream fashion model portfolios.

How do you choose your TFP models ?

We get several TFP requests per week and look forward to receiving yours.

We choose our TFP models for specific themes based on body proportions, complexion, experience and the styles they are comfortable with. Naturally, models willing to participate in our a greater range of themes are given preference. Please do not be disappointed if your request is not assigned to the shooting list of a current theme. Be persistent.

It is important to provide us with some natural pictures of yourself by directing us to a website, such as myspace. We prefer non-professional shots, natural ones are best because it shows us the real you.

How many images are provided from a TFP shoot?

At Kiwistrippers we try our best to provide you with a variety of images form each shoot. On average, we select between 8 and 26 images from the several hundred taken over a 3 hour shoot. All TFP images will have our logo in the bottom corner.

What is a TFP Model Release ?

A model release is a written legal agreement between a model and a photographer that outlines when and where the images from a shoot can be used. All images will be considered for possible submission to and publication in some of Australia’s leading national magazines. Muse photography retains copyright of all images but licences the model to use the images for personal promotion only; such as model portfolios, personal websites and agency submission.

The Model Release also outlines any other agreements (called considerations) and the style of shoot to be undertaken.

We requires a signed model release and proof of age prior to all photo shoots.

Where is the TFP shoot done ?

All our shoots are taken in Hamilton, New Zealand in either a studio or on location. We are available to travel on request. The Hamilton locations we use are as follows :

Studio Shoot – Hillcrest, Hamilton, NZ
Rose Gardens – Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, NZ
Beach – (Travel), Mount Maunganui or Raglan Beach, NZ
Waterfall – Bridal Veil (Travel), NZ
Lake / Forest – Whatawhata, NZ
Urban – Hamilton City
Hotel – (Booked on Request)

What model preparation is required for a TFP Shoot?

Preparation is important so that you look your best on the day and that the maximum amount of time is allocated to the actual photo shoot rather than extra prep.

  1. Drink a lot of water 2 days before to hydrate the face
  2. Keep out of the sun, we are unable to use sunburnt models
  3. Waxing / Shaving is done with no hair re-growth showing
  4. Fake tans are even and streak free, no dirty or white marks under armpits
  5. Fingernail / Toenail polish is perfect – no chips, otherwise leave clean
  6. Rest and get a good nights sleep

What do I need to do on the day of the TFP shoot ?

  1. Clean hair and have in a loose or simple style, unless otherwise instructed.
  2. Clean your face – no foundation etc, makeup will be done onsite.
  3. Lightly moisturise all skin prior to arriving
  4. Wear baggy clothing – no underwear, as this marks the skin.
  5. Bring several changes of clothes for style & genre
  6. Bring accessories such as jewellery and shoes.
  7. Bring bottled water, towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc.
  8. Bring contact information, address & map with you.
  9. Remember, be on time.

Can I bring a boyfriend / girlfriend to the TFP shoot ?

Your are most welcome to arrive with and have a friend there prior to and after the shoot for company and safety reasons. However they will be politely asked to leave while the photo shoot is on.