...........it does come up.... like what computer are you using...PC or Mac? Do you have a laptop? Do you shoot with the 1D or 1Ds? ....what are your telephoto lenses?? that sort of thing...but this is only for sports gigs.....and only recently..
I have had goofy people e-mail me on muse cube with strange requests to get me to answer their questions relating to how much would I charge for a job.....but the people never have any real contact information to make me believe that they were legit to begin with ....especially after one dope replied back to me with the user name "Harry Weiner"......and claimed to be a marketing director "for a company" ...(never telling me which one LOL!!) oh....and that he also wanted me to give him the telephone numbers of some models who he thought would look good in this job.... Hmmmm......now that sounds legitimate to me right?? Sure, I'd fall for that any day! Mmmm hmmm Yep!
A long long time ago when I was just interested in shooting anyone.....didn't matter what they looked like...I'd just give them 10 bucks and make them sit for me....if the pictures turned out well I'd give them a print.......and this was just to learn about lighting and how to take pictures of people.. One time, I asked this attractive young lady to model for me......she thought it would be ok...but she wanted to check with her boyfriend first... Her BF comes out to my pad..and asks to see my camera... I show him my (then 1990) Milolta 7000i gear and my RB 67 ProS Body with lenses.. ...and some old lighting equipment...which worked just fine at the time for getting the results I needed... He decided that my camera "wasn't big enough".. Hmmm.....ok... I asked him if he could take a look at my pictures that I managed to take with my "small" cameras....and he wasn't interested.... I'll bet you that he just wanted to check out who I am....and had no intention of letting his dumb GF to shoot with me no matter what! I'll bet you that even today he'd say the same thing..
BTW, any real professional knows that you can get a lot done with very little and make it look good if he knows what he is doing in the first place! Tell that to snoopy!