14. When Not to Sign a Model Release

Do not sign a model release:

A)  If the photographer and a witness do not sign also.

B)  If you are not provided with a copy of the signed release.

C)  If you are not convinced that the photographer’s work will
represent you in a way that you approve.  This matter
includes the photographer’s choice of potential publishers.

D)  If a model release provided by the photographer seems to
provide protection only for the photographer,



15. When Not to Continue With an Artist or Workshop

After you begin to work with an artist, you can usually tell vei
quickly – often within the first session – whether you wish to work
there again.  Refuse to take part again:

A)  If your rights are not respected.

B)  If the individual or group does not take the session

seriously (sometimes people are “too busy” with conversatior
to concentrate on art work).

C)  If you feel that,



16. Where Not to Model

A)  Don’t model at a place so far from home that travel is
extremely time-consuming.

B)  Don’t model in your immediate neighborhood, unless you are
comfortable with being recognized as a model.

C)  Don’t model in a neighborhood where you feel unsafe by

yourself, unless you are assured of good companionship to
a more comfortable neighborhood after evening sessions.

D)  Don’t model at a studio that isn’t properly comfortable for
you (see Section 2E).



17. Burnout

Models often leave the profession after very few months or
years.  As ordinarily practiced, the profession is thankless and
lonely.  It is usually better to stop before you get bored and angry
– and then to start again later – than it is to go on until you
simply can’t stand it any longer.  Burned-out models, like any other
professionals suffering from burnout, can be harmful, rather than



18. Who Should Not Model

A)  People who can’t find a way to enjoy modeling should not

B)  People who can’t get comfortable with nudity should not
model nude.

C)  People under sixteen should not model except with the
company of a trusted older relative or friend.