Show Me the Money.

Posted by candyposes on 04 Feb 2007 at 10:32 pm | Tagged as: Uncategorized

A lot of models simply don’t shoot nudes for free.  Some don’t shoot bondage for free.  I’m not one of those models- I rarely shoot nudes for free, and I almost never, ever shoot bondage/fetish content for free.

Sometimes people will take the fact that models won’t shoot certain content unless they’re paid as a sign of poor morals- that they consider themselves above doing nudes/bondage/fetish/toys/whatever until someone offers them some cash- in which case, it’s all good.

I think this is a very puritanical and judgemental take- and, often, just plain incorrect.

Most of the time, models refuse to do certain things unless they’re paid because they’re businesswomen(or men) who understand the concept of supply and demand.  I charge more for bondage photography than fine art nudes not because I find doing bondage modeling more unethical on some level than art nudes, but because finding a model who will do bondage- particularly nude bondage- is harder than finding a model who will do art nudes. 

I charge more because I can.  So shoot me.  Just remember to pay me, too.



Show Me the Money
D. Brian Nelson. January 2007.

10 Responses to “Show Me the Money.”

  1. on 04 Feb 2007 at 11:15 pm marisa

    haha, shoot you. punny, candy.

  2. on 05 Feb 2007 at 2:37 pm Sammy

    It’s about the benjamins. Does McDonalds give away free food? Hell no. Face it - your modeling years are limited, you won’t be a hot young thing forever, you need to make all the money you can while your boobs are still above your waist. Then, find a real job as a barrista or something lame like that.

  3. on 05 Feb 2007 at 10:34 pm candyposes


    My years of doing certain kinds of modeling are limited. However…

    Art classes don’t care where your boobs hang, and a lot of art photographers don’t, either.

  4. on 07 Feb 2007 at 7:35 am Moraxian

    I do need to send you your income for the January sales…and send a CD with the clips from our 2nd Shoot.

    I will be posting another video of you later this week, and merging the two shorter clips we have into a longer one (clip 4 which is about 90 seconds and clip 10, which is about 2 minutes). I am thinking of also posting those smaller clips for download at to generate more sales.

    And I will be adding you to the site as a damsel along with a couple of other ladies in the coming days, too… :)

    You’re going to be all over the place.

    And the photo above is wonderful. Despite your present predicament, you have a beautiful and defiant look that suits you and the situation. Excellent work.


  5. on 07 Feb 2007 at 1:43 pm A Nonny Mouse

    great shot. the added pillow makes me smile.
    and i agree, you should request more for things you (or others) only rarely share.

  6. on 09 Feb 2007 at 8:18 am Sammy …damsel …the jocularity of if all. A slippery slope indeed.

  7. on 10 Feb 2007 at 7:46 pm Joe

    Your first paragraph confuses me. As a professional model I’d expect you to shoot nothing for free. I’d expect anyone who’s a model to charge a fee for modeling. No?


  8. on 11 Feb 2007 at 8:29 am Dave

    Why would a model shoot anything for free? Better yet, why would a photographer, or artist, even ask a model to pose for free? I don’t give my paintings away so I certainly wouldn’t expect a model to give her talent and time away.

    Seems to me that if a photographer, or artist, is too poor to pay for the model then he/she needs to find a new line of work, or a new subject.

    And what kind a person would equate ‘pay’ for services rendered with ‘morality’?

  9. on 12 Feb 2007 at 9:42 am Sammy

    What’s your definition of porn? I checked out Don’s site and the picture he has up currently …damn girl …I’m speechless. Is the bottom of the slope is in sight?

  10. on 19 Feb 2007 at 12:32 pm Moraxian

    This is in response to Dave (comment #8):

    Dave, there are legitimate reasons that models might work for free for a photographer or artist, indeed there is a reason that a model might pay a photographer as well. When a model is starting out (which Candy certainly is not) she doesn’t have many professional photos (i.e. a book). To get these photos, models may give up some of their time in exchange for photos they can use for promotion. For most jobs, a resume` is sufficient, but for models, they have to have the photos to back up the resume`.

    A photographer who is working with a model for pay does not usually give the model much of anything other than cash for her time. If the model wants photos (taken, edited, cleaned up) she needs to make an arrangement with a photographer to trade time for prints (or as it is said TFP).

    When I shoot with Candy (and Candy, we need to schedule our shoot before you head west!), I don’t pay her up front. Since my websites generate pay-per-view income, I can track what each model sells, and can pay Candy based upon that. In the long run, Candy will probably make more money than if she did a straight-up paid shoot, but it will take months to get there…but it definitely will.


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