When you are bringing someone there as a safety precaution, please convey to them that they are only there for that. They are not there to direct, interject, or assist with the shoot unless asked for. A lot of people have not told the photographer who they are bringing and they end up calling the shoot short due to disruptions and comments made by the other person. Tell your safety person what you are shooting beforehand. That way there are No surprises when the shoot commences. Again, communication is key to make a shoot a smooth success.
References need to be checked when working with a new photographer. You need to know who you are working with. Also, to make sure that they have the reputation that they have given to you in the beginning. If you are unsure of shooting with someone, ask questions. Communicate. If you need to, cancel the shoot but, convey the reasons as a professional. Perception. People can always make fake emails but, also get phone numbers for former models. And at all shoots, take someone to be there on your behalf.
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