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Subject: So, NFG wants to shoot you, eh?
If NFG has ever asked you about photos, don't be afraid!  He's got a reason for asking you, and it's probably because he thinks you're moderately attractive, or because he thinks he can talk you into showing some cleavage.  Unless you're a dude, in which case he was probably drunk when he mentioned it to you.

Why?
NFG needs practice.  Different people, places, conditions.  He needs to try new things, and if he's asked you to model for him, there's a good chance he thinks you're probably a fun person to spend an afternoon with.

Here are some tips for these one-on-one or small sessions:

Clothing:
Wear what you think makes you look good.  Unless otherwise discussed, bring what you're comfortable in.  NFG has enough trouble figuring out the buttons on his camera without trying to make you comfortable at the same time.  Your attitude shows through in photos - if you're not feeling awesome, you won't look awesome.

Bring a few outfits.  NFG has no fashion sense, but if you rock up in silver pants and a purple dotted fur coat, he might ask you to change.  Small things that can be swapped out quickly work well, and anything that shows some skin is awesome.  Shoulders, arms, legs: they all look good in photos.

Attitude
Bring one.  Not everyone looks good in a glamour shot, but if you're trying to burn hate-holes through his forehead the result will probably be better than a series of awkward smiles.

Most people are nervous at first.  It can take time before you and NFG are in sync, before you let loose the thing NFG is looking for.  Most of his shoots take an hour before things start getting good.  It's normal.

Don't come drunk.  NFG will try and take advantage of your trusting nature.

Location
NFG wanders.  Ask him what he's got planned.

Time
Most shoots go for 2-3 hours.  If things work well right off the bat, we might finish up earlier.  Let NFG know if you have a place to be.  If you get tired of his constant demands and whining about petty crap, tell him that you just remembered that thing you gotta go to, at that place you have to be.  Or just smack him and run.

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He is really quite harmless :P but still very lovable and quite fun.
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Subject: A Typical NFG Shoot Involves...
Heehee, thanks Hayley.

A typical shoot with NFG involves an array of options (camera gear, lights, variety of clothes, accessories), a good location, and a large amount of building on what works.

I'll be bringing the tools I think I'll need, including but not limited to a couple of different lenses and some lights, perhaps a tripod or some light stands too.

It's a free-flowing session, usually.  We might start off with an idea or theme in mind, but ya never really know where it'll end up, as conditions and results will dictate the direction we take.
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Found this excellent article regarding model safety over on DeviantArt.  Anyone modeling for NFG should be aware that most of those red-flags will be encountered during a typical shoot. 

Locations change, plans change.  Your attempts to keep other people informed about our activities together will come to naught as I drive you farther and farther into the outback.  A couple of weeks ago I did a shoot where the location we'd chosen was no longer suitable, so we had to find another.  These things happen, but there's only a very slim chance I'm trying to find a secluded place for your corpse.

If you're worried, insecure, or just feeling too weak to fight back as I stuff you in the boot on shoot day, bring a friend.  Bring a parent, bring a giant dog, whatever works for you.  Bring someone who knows what kind of shoot we're doing, and who won't bug you about it during or afterwards.  Bring someone who can either hold a light when asked, or can stay out of our way without being asked.  You won't offend me by doing this, and I'd rather you were comfortable while I take advantage of your good looks.
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You can stuff me into the boot of your car any day NFG...  ;-)
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The boot of a motorbike is small.

Eat something before going to an NFG shoot? :-p
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I once travelled in the boot of NFG's car.  And I was there when NFG first decided that he was going to become a photographer when he was older back in January of 1994 when on a road trip to Spokane.  Who wants to touch me?

When did you stop saying trunk?
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I remember Spokane, I don't remember the Photography thing.  Were we at Jerry's place?  =D

I said boot 'cause my model audience is likely to know what that is.  While my global audience may better understand trunk it would probably be wasted on the locals, and they're the ones at risk of being intimately acquainted with it.
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But NFG, aren't you only allowed a tall blonde Scandinavian women with blue eyes? (other than touching me that is).
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He only wants the tall blonde Scandinavian women because he's too lazy to come down and see the tall brunette Canberran woman ;)
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While that's true I seem to remember something about him being allowed the Scandinavian one. :P
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