Beware of the users!..

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"I just want to take pictures for fun", or my favorite "just let me know when you need me for a project". I hate users. Users are people that only want to work with you for their own personal gain. Usually they don't like to pay for shoots. For me all of the users come out whenever I post on instagram about test shooting. I personally don't like to reply to these people.  Cause most of the time they're not even models, just pretty faces that want to use you for dope pictures. Don't get me wrong though it is some models that can't afford to pay for every shoot, but im not talking about them. You can tell who is a user when you see one. They usually arnt passionate about modeling just want to "shoot for fun". Now if your someone who just likes to take pictures of people go right ahead and work with the users, but if you are actually looking to make a living off of photography the users arnt going to help you at all. A friend of mine asked how do I get models to pay for shoots and I told him that was just it, models pay for shoots. With social media being at an all time high it's kind of hard to spot the real models from the users. I feel like you can tell who the models are simply because models don't just post anything they shoot. Just beware of the users. Don't waste your time with people who aren't worried about furthering your career, just themselves.