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sophiemarie is off-line
12 April 2012 06:52
soph2302
Model
soph2302
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
paignton

I have recently started doing shoots really enjoy them want to start making some money out of it now, does anyone have a idea on rates? Not really sure where to start don't want to go to high, thanks


ImperfectRose is off-lineSilver Member
12 April 2012 06:57
SoftGentle
Model
SoftGentle
Location
United Kingdom
Greater Manchester
Leigh

depends what u can offer thats different etc. Ive been modeling for 3 years my rates are on my profile. I do have better photos. But i use my phone atm as my pc broke. Lol. But i think my rates are reasonable, for my experience. Xx


TintedCream is off-line
12 April 2012 07:14
TintedCream
Model
TintedCream
Location
United Kingdom
Lancashire
Preston

Quote from SoftGentle
depends what u can offer thats different etc. Ive been modeling for 3 years my rates are on my profile. I do have better photos. But i use my phone atm as my pc broke. Lol. But i think my rates are reasonable, for my experience. Xx



ditto, my rates are on profile.
£25ph Art nude, Fashion and Glamour. Will travel


Matt Harper is off-line
12 April 2012 07:26
mattharper
Photographer
mattharper
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Paignton

Paid work is hard enough to come by for experienced models, those models also having lots of references from other members who have shot them or with them.
References not only show people have worked with you, but also give an indication of reliability, ability and character.

On top of that, you have to be prepared to travel as living in Paignton is pretty much on the edge of the world to most people on this site. It is just too far for people to come to you and often, the cost of travel will make them look closer to home so they don't have to pay the extra costs.

There are a few photographers in this area but paid shoots are very, very thin on the ground.

I wrote to you offering a TF shoot with a makeup artist yesterday and you replied saying you are only really looking for paid work. OK, my pictures may not be good enough for what you want but I suggest you try and get a few shoots done with other members to gain some references and a track record. From looking at your portfolio as it is now, you haven't a variety of hots and you have no references so who is going to risk booking you for a paid shoot, not knowing how good you are, how reliable you are etc?



TintedCream is off-line
12 April 2012 07:44
TintedCream
Model
TintedCream
Location
United Kingdom
Lancashire
Preston

Quote from mattharper
Paid work is hard enough to come by for experienced models, those models also having lots of references from other members who have shot them or with them.
References not only show people have worked with you, but also give an indication of reliability, ability and character.

On top of that, you have to be prepared to travel as living in Paignton is pretty much on the edge of the world to most people on this site. It is just too far for people to come to you and often, the cost of travel will make them look closer to home so they don't have to pay the extra costs.

There are a few photographers in this area but paid shoots are very, very thin on the ground.

I wrote to you offering a TF shoot with a makeup artist yesterday and you replied saying you are only really looking for paid work. OK, my pictures may not be good enough for what you want but I suggest you try and get a few shoots done with other members to gain some references and a track record. From looking at your portfolio as it is now, you haven't a variety of hots and you have no references so who is going to risk booking you for a paid shoot, not knowing how good you are, how reliable you are etc?





I agree with you,
£25ph Art nude, Fashion and Glamour. Will travel


sophiemarie is off-line
12 April 2012 07:46
soph2302
Model
soph2302
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
paignton

Thankyou for your replys, yes I see what you mean about the living in Paignton situation lol it does seem that all the messages I have had regarding paid work are in the London area some of which include travel cost but due to the amount of time it takes to get there it would just end up costing me and obviously I want to make money not spend it lol.I do have lots more images would it be worth upgrading and putting more images in here? I have got lots of messages asking for tf shoots do you think it would be worth doing a few of those before seeking paid work ? Thanks again Sophie


FunAli is off-lineGold Member
12 April 2012 07:48
FunAli
Model

Location
United Kingdom
Essex
Halstead

Hello! I started paid modelling this year, so not the most experienced on this, but for whats its worth; i think it would be worthwhile researching rates within your area, might be subject to change depending on where you live.
i only work up to implied nude, (No full frontals) and charge £50 for 2 1/2 hours shooting, plus travel which is usually fuel = plus £10 on ave; then £20 per hour
My ave; shoots have usually been 4 hours = £80 to £90 depending on distance for 4 hours work. I would say however, that if you were going to do full nude maybe this should have an impact on your rates?
hope this helps & good luck!


Fizzy is off-line
12 April 2012 07:52
fizzy
Model
fizzy
Location
United Kingdom
Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne

Actually, you're 5'8" and have a great glamour look. Why not approach some agencies? In London there's Girl Management and Samantha Bond, which are the major players although they're quite far away from you.

Unfortunately, most of the paid work on this site is nude. I'm not for a second saying you should up your levels but the demand for clothed models is quite low and you'll struggle to get a sustainable amount of work from this site and others like it. The standard rate for lingerie here is £15ph.
Art nude model - £35ph


Matt Harper is off-line
12 April 2012 07:59
mattharper
Photographer
mattharper
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Paignton

Quote from soph2302
Thankyou for your replys, yes I see what you mean about the living in Paignton situation lol it does seem that all the messages I have had regarding paid work are in the London area some of which include travel cost but due to the amount of time it takes to get there it would just end up costing me and obviously I want to make money not spend it lol.I do have lots more images would it be worth upgrading and putting more images in here? I have got lots of messages asking for tf shoots do you think it would be worth doing a few of those before seeking paid work ? Thanks again Sophie



It is very easy for me as a photographer to suggest you do some TF shoots.  Any photographer who likes the style of images you have on here so far is going to jump at shooting you TF. You have the assets, without trying to appear rude.    The only thing I would advise is you choose very carefully who you shoot with, TF or even paid, as the results will be out there and there is no getting them off.  Look for photographers with a good track record, images you like and LOOK at references, if they are good and been at it long enough, they will have plenty of feedback for you to help make a decision. 

But I think it might do you good to do a few.  If your aim is to make money from shoots, you need to get a portfolio together that makes a photographer want to part with his or her money. Most payers do it for a hobby so want guaranteed results.  There are a few who will shoot TF and then try and get the images published, but you will need to travel.  One springs to mind who may well get you published quickly.  That may or may not involve some topless images.  For published glamour, I am afraid topless is pretty much a necessity.  Having said that, getting photographers to pay might require that too, that's why half of them pay, like it or not. 




FunAli is off-lineGold Member
12 April 2012 08:26
FunAli
Model

Location
United Kingdom
Essex
Halstead

Quote from fizzy
Why not approach some agencies?



This is a good idea! I have a local agent which is where half my work comes from. I keep bookings from the agency seperate from purestorm & monitor not only where the work comes from, but also repeat bookings i.e. studio days and art classes etc! PS- he charges more so that my rates can (at the very least) still be met after commission.




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