TFP (Time for Print) signifies that the photographer will provide the model with prints of the photos they take, in exchange for her modeling services. These prints may either be physical (for example, 8×10 glossy prints to add to their portfolio), or digital (photos sent to the model via email).
TFCD signifies that the photographer will provide the model with a CD containing the images from their photoshoot, in exchange for her modeling services.
These terms signify that the model and photographer (or makeup artist, stylist, etc.) are in full agreement that the work and services they are providing is a trade amongst themselves; neither party will receive a payment, nor will they make a payment. Their “currency” is the service they are providing, not money.
Working TFP is a great way for new models to get valuable practice. It also a great way for photographers to meet and work with new models and to be able to test their photo skills, photo gear and different portrait lightning setups for the photo shoot.
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