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    You can join model mayhem http://www.modelmayhem.com/

    Ask for tfp shoots.

    Possibly look on Craigslist too... Lots of photographers on there looking to expand their portfolio.

    Probably lots of creepers tho too so be careful.
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    As a former model, I can assure you that questions are unnecessary, but welcome. Asking questions is a little old-fashioned and should only be done when sitting in front of a GOOGLE screen, however, it's not impolite yet. YET. YETT.>
    “Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…”


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    I've done a lot of modeling for artists, and once for a photographer. I'd like to get more jobs and more photo shoots with which to build a portfolio. I have some decent shots already, but could always use more.

    A couple of my friends have posted photo shoots on facebook, and I thought it would be a good idea to ask them and the photographers about it. In my direct style, I said the photos were really nice, asked the models if they paid for them or if the photographers just needed models, and asked the photographers if they needed more models. No response from anyone. Was I rude? Should I not have asked those questions? How do I find out these things if I don't ask? Should I have worded things differently? What is the proper etiquette for these situations?

    Edit: Actually my friend responded and said she was just busy at the moment, and the photographer responded too and said good things. So it was probably the case in the past too that people were just busy. Fe freak out. In any case, it would still be good to know exactly what to say and how and when and all that if anyone feels like they know. Which is just as well as I can't delete a thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    I'd suggest that you hook yourself up with a modeling/talent agency, if you're interested in amping up the amount of modeling work you do.
    ^^This.

    Look up local modeling/talent agencies- many have open calls/auditions once a month, or once every couple months. No prior experience necessary. They're your gateway to getting regular work. One that I went to suggested I get in touch with a photography professor at a nearby university to get a decent portfolio made for free. Agencies may see potential, & may even offer to pay for any modeling classes you may need- but they like making sure it's worth the investment. They want to be certain you're "consistently photogenic." That applies to both runway & print modeling.

    Nearly any professional photographer out of a phonebook will do a modeling portfolio shoot with you to take to talent agencies, but you will pay a few hundred dollars for work like that. It's worth it if their work is good, & you have the money to spend. I didn't, so I took the aforementioned alternative route. I didn't end up pursuing it because my heart wasn't in it, & I fractured my spine shortly after I was offered to participate.. but the loophole with university photographers is certainly worth exploring. They want free models, & like to help young people. Win/win. As for etiquette, simply emailing the professors, succinctly explaining what you're looking for/trying to do, & asking if they need any models for classes, will suffice. That's the other nice thing- professors nearly always get back to you- so no wondering one way or the other. Sometimes if they can't help you, they'll even offer contact info for those who can. Just be yourself & thank them for anything they offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    ^^This.

    Look up local modeling/talent agencies- many have open calls/auditions once a month, or once every couple months. No prior experience necessary. They're your gateway to getting regular work. One that I went to suggested I get in touch with a photography professor at a nearby university to get a decent portfolio made for free. Agencies may see potential, & may even offer to pay for any modeling classes you may need- but they like making sure it's worth the investment. They want to be certain you're "consistently photogenic." That applies to both runway & print modeling.

    Nearly any professional photographer out of a phonebook will do a modeling portfolio shoot with you to take to talent agencies, but you will pay a few hundred dollars for work like that. It's worth it if their work is good, & you have the money to spend. I didn't, so I took the aforementioned alternative route. I didn't end up pursuing it because my heart wasn't in it, & I fractured my spine shortly after I was offered to participate.. but the loophole with university photographers is certainly worth exploring. They want free models, & like to help young people. Win/win. As for etiquette, simply emailing the professors, succinctly explaining what you're looking for/trying to do, & asking if they need any models for classes, will suffice. That's the other nice thing- professors nearly always get back to you- so no wondering one way or the other. Sometimes if they can't help you, they'll even offer contact info for those who can. Just be yourself & thank them for anything they offer.

    Good luck, stay safe.
    Thanks for the info! Unfortunately I'm definitely not consistently photogenic; I'm occasionally photogenic and look awkward the rest of the time. And you have to take about 15 photos to get one with my eyes open if there's a flash; but maybe they could find a way to work on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Thanks for the info! Unfortunately I'm definitely not consistently photogenic; I'm occasionally photogenic and look awkward the rest of the time. And you have to take about 15 photos to get one with my eyes open if there's a flash; but maybe they could find a way to work on that.

    Sounds more like photographer issues than necessarily issues with you.. I think good agents and photographers could see past that. Also a good photographer will be able to guide you, so the finished product depicts you at your best. Like I said, some agencies will also put you through classes to get the kinks out, in terms of photos, etc. Long as they see the potential there.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
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    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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