TFCD/TFP Checklist

TFCD/TFP CHECKLIST

Pat Yuen (Creative Commons)

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What is this? It’s a checklist, a guideline, a catalyst for agreement, a tool to avoid conflict.

What this is not. A contract, a replacement for good judgment.

How should I use this? It’s important to balance the need to protect your interest against scaring off potential collaborators.  Use good judgment and consider who you are dealing with. Someone with a good reputation working under standard guidelines often need very little paperwork to produce acceptable results. Unfortunately, those are in the minority. For informal shoots like most TF shoots, most photographers will refuse to sign formal written agreements. In such cases, the best practice is to ask questions and get assurances in informal emails prior to the shoot. Most conflicts can be resolved simply by pointing back to written documentation of the original agreement. Pick and choose the section that applies to you. Copy and paste into your own shoot agreement as needed. Note this is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States. You may modify for your own use but you may not sell this for commercial use.

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This is TF* between the following parties for a shoot to take place on this date: ____/_____/______

Contact information:

  • Photographer #1 Name: _______________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Photographer #2 Name: _______________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Model #1 Name: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Model #2 Name: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Model #3 Name: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Model #4 Name: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • MUA #1: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • MUA #2: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Hair Stylist: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Wardrobe Stylist: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Clothing Designer: _____________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________ Phone: _________________

  • Thank you very much for all of this!

    Very helpful indeed.

  • Thank you very much for all of this!

    Very helpful indeed.

  • This is extremely comprehensive and will help me tremendously.

    Thank you

  • This is extremely comprehensive and will help me tremendously.

    Thank you

  • this is so helpful, thank you!!!

  • this is so helpful, thank you!!!

  • Hayley

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for this!

  • Hayley

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for this!

  • Tracey

    Thank you so much, this is exactly what I was looking for.

  • Tracey

    Thank you so much, this is exactly what I was looking for.

  • Tracey

    This is the best information that any model can use especially a newbie like me, this is like a piece of gold. If anybody dosen’t read this they are crazy because you can never stop learning or refreshing your memory.

    I am going for my very first LIST shoot and this is perfect. Now I am going to look this person up and do what this text books tells me to do.

    thank you very very much

  • Tracey

    This is the best information that any model can use especially a newbie like me, this is like a piece of gold. If anybody dosen’t read this they are crazy because you can never stop learning or refreshing your memory.

    I am going for my very first LIST shoot and this is perfect. Now I am going to look this person up and do what this text books tells me to do.

    thank you very very much

  • Are You Kidding Me?

    I’ve coordinated Batallion-sized field actions and didn’t have chedcklists as long as that. if it ever gets that complicated to shoot a wannabe model, it’s time to call it a day.

  • Are You Kidding Me?

    I’ve coordinated Batallion-sized field actions and didn’t have chedcklists as long as that. if it ever gets that complicated to shoot a wannabe model, it’s time to call it a day.

  • fotopfw

    What a complete and understandable list. No jargon, this can be understood by anyone. Thanks very much for posting this.
    I’ll shorten it off course, not needing all of it most of the time, but for that one occasion….

  • fotopfw

    What a complete and understandable list. No jargon, this can be understood by anyone. Thanks very much for posting this.
    I’ll shorten it off course, not needing all of it most of the time, but for that one occasion….

  • Tamia

    I agree with #7.
    If I had some girl with no portfolio other than her Myspace on-camera-flash angle shots shove this in my face, I’d send her back the way she came.

    Way to make legit photographers worry about getting the runaround from some wannabe model who is just lucky to be getting TF in the first place.

    It’s insulting that we have to work for our craft and then possibly have a sixteen-year-old with minimal life skills and no vocational skills tell us we’re not professional if we won’t sign a ridiculous checklist. Way to enable.

  • Tamia

    I agree with #7.
    If I had some girl with no portfolio other than her Myspace on-camera-flash angle shots shove this in my face, I’d send her back the way she came.

    Way to make legit photographers worry about getting the runaround from some wannabe model who is just lucky to be getting TF in the first place.

    It’s insulting that we have to work for our craft and then possibly have a sixteen-year-old with minimal life skills and no vocational skills tell us we’re not professional if we won’t sign a ridiculous checklist. Way to enable.

  • dave

    way overkill.

  • dave

    way overkill.