Some people may call it “adult modeling” or other descriptions but I really consider it “commercial nude modeling”. You are agreeing to be photographed or videotaped in the nude. For your services you will be compensated an agreed upon sum of money. The content containing your images or video will be commercially sold and published in some medium. You will be required to sign some form of model release relinquishing any rights to the content.
A typical commercial shoot would be for a magazine like Hustler or a website like Matt’s Models.
Guarantee of pay. You know what you’re being paid before you arrive to shoot.
Relatively High Earning Potential.
Self-Promotion. If are you interested in making a name for yourself, becoming a Porn Star or just running your own website, shooting with high profile companies who have large readership or members can add value to your name and image.
Safety: Varies by whom you’re shooting with. There’s thousands of people shooting adult content. You have to use common sense and due diligence in determining what jobs are safe. You’re obviously safe shooting for large, well known companies but taking more risks if shooting for unknown “hobbyists” with no references or published work.
Work can be sporadic. No guarantee you can make a full time job out of it.
Different payment methods: Some companies pay same day, others may use a payroll company in which case it could take weeks or even months to get paid.
Safety: (see above)
Privacy: No. If you are shooting commercial, your content is going to be out there. If you are worried about certain people finding out about it- maybe this isn’t the job for you.
Following is a list of the best, most well respected companies who shoot commercial nude modeling.
To be listed here, a company must have a long term reputation as professionals with respect to safety, fairness and payment of models & talent:
Hustler (323) 651-5400
Playgirl (for Male models)
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