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I just got my first NO THANKS!

swchughes is off-line
05 July 2009 12:02
swchughes
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swchughes
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Surrey
Thornton Heath

Been here 6months. Had loads of models ignore me.
Just now I got a prompt reply (within 15mins) saying just two words NO THANKS.
I'm impressed! OK a bit loud, terse and negative but at least I got something emoticon


05 July 2009 12:10
tiggerdrew
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Quote from swchughes
Been here 6months. Had loads of models ignore me.
Just now I got a prompt reply (within 15mins) saying just two words NO THANKS.
I'm impressed! OK a bit loud, terse and negative but at least I got something emoticon


Mate that is one scary avatar .....

... back in the U.K. ...


swchughes is off-line
05 July 2009 12:14
swchughes
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swchughes
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Surrey
Thornton Heath

Was left over from the "faceless togs thread".
For those joining now.. Im back to a normal.


05 July 2009 12:16
tiggerdrew
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Quote from swchughes
Was left over from the "faceless togs thread".For those joining now.. Im back to a normal.


Simon,

You can't change it, people will think I'm losing the plot ... LOL

... back in the U.K. ...


Jesfish is off-line
05 July 2009 12:21
jes
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jes
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Suffolk
Lowestoft

Quote from swchughes
Been here 6months. Had loads of models ignore me.
Just now I got a prompt reply (within 15mins) saying just two words NO THANKS.
I'm impressed! OK a bit loud, terse and negative but at least I got something emoticon



How rude!  Well, i'm polite and always reply to photographers so why don't you book me??!!  emoticon


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05 July 2009 12:28
tarmoo
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tarmoo
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Kent
Chatham

Quote from jes
How rude!  Well, i'm polite and always reply to photographers so why don't you book me??!!  emoticon


I could be wrong, but I suspect he was being rejected for TFP shoots. Offering models paid employment usually gets a far more positive response. emoticon

Peter
Q: How to make a small fortune from photography? A: Start with a large fortune.


Jesfish is off-line
05 July 2009 12:29
jes
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jes
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Lowestoft

Quote from tarmoo
I could be wrong, but I suspect he was being rejected for TFP shoots. Offering models paid employment usually gets a far more positive response. emoticon

Peter



Yes you're probably right, although I often get requests for TFP and I still reply and am still polite!


TarMoo is off-line
05 July 2009 12:44
tarmoo
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tarmoo
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Kent
Chatham

Simon - I am not totally convinced by your "non scary" avatar - it does look a bit like a scout master checking the weather outside the scout hut.

If you want to get a more positive response from TFP enquiries then perhaps you need some examples in your portfolio of the type of shoots you are claim to shoot - swimwear, lingerie, glamour, topless, gothic, art nude etc. Alternatively, try hiring a model - with the credit crunch there are some very good offers available, or book an hour on a studio day.

Peter
Q: How to make a small fortune from photography? A: Start with a large fortune.


John Medley is off-lineSilver Member
05 July 2009 13:01
chymera
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Lancashire


Did all the models read the mails you sent? i sent about 30 over the last week about 5 gave me a reply another 5 or so just read them and no reply and about 20 have not botherd to even look at them hell all i was asking was what there rates were, so its not just you mate


swchughes is off-line
05 July 2009 13:07
swchughes
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swchughes
Location
United Kingdom
Surrey
Thornton Heath

Fair point on TFP.
The model had no experience, and was open to TFP, so that is what I offered.
I've done TFP and paid shoots. I certainly get more repeat work if I pay!
I'm not fussed I got turned down I wont miss her. I've already done 3 shoots this week, and 4 models waiting for next week and beyond!

@tarmoo, very good points about getting examples of work on my portfolio. I guess I'm limited by number of photos. And hiring is indeed possible. I've just had two offers since this thread began an hour ago!

As for my avatar, it was a quick change from one where I was sticking my tongue out. I didn't mean it to get in the way of the main topic.
I was once a scout master! That probably makes me more respected in some eyes



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