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sophiemarie is off-line
12 April 2012 08:36
soph2302
Model
soph2302
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
paignton

Some one from girl management London contacted me the other day about a test shoot but again that's London also due to the fact that I have implants it would probably be a waisted journey as they said in message they only really work with natural girls, not sure about the other one tho? Yeah I found that alot willing to pay are for nude which I don't want to do, and would preferably prefer not to do topless at the moment. Yes I realise the situation of being careful with the photographers I use there some very dodgy togs on here lol


Chrissie Red is off-line
12 April 2012 08:46
Chrissie_Red
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Chrissie_Red
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United Kingdom
Tayside
Perthshire

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



If travel costs and travel time puts you off then maybe just doing it as a hobby might be the better option. I rarely travel BUT I generally come down south a few times a year, when I'm away from home I mix up TF and paid bookings so I can add to my portfolio when I come home. The paid bookings generally cover my expenses. Travel lodge does great deals often - rooms from £12 per night. Also advance bookings on trains are a wicked way to save money. I got down to Wolverhampton a few years ago for £12 from Glasgow.. It cost me more to get to Glasgow than it did to travel half way down England. Look at where the work is - if thats London then try and arrange a week there to work with those who have asked. I went away with 2 other models last April on a little tour of the North of England - We split all the costs so overall I think we each paid about £100 into the pot and that covered hotels/petrol. So to cover my costs all I would have needed to do is take on a half day booking. If there is a demand for you then its worth travelling and putting the effort in. I'm lucky that my surroundings up here work well for the style of work I do, the majority of my shoots are location artistic nude so people travel to shoot me in that setting.


Quality TF shoots always benefit - models should always be working on getting better and improving their portfolios even when they are getting a steady income from paid work. If you are confident enough in your abilities then there is no harm in asking. Just remember even when being paid try to be a little selective or you will fall into the GWC market and be stuck with a not so great portfolio only attracting the one type of person - if money is your motivation then the above is ok but if you strive to help create beautiful images to be proud of then don't be afraid to say no.


Paul Hodson is off-line
12 April 2012 10:14
mph
Photographer
mph
Location
United Kingdom
Cheshire
Crewe

Quote from soph2302
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



Worth doing TF shoots - if the photographer is one you would be happy to pay if you could afford to!

You don't need more shots, but try and make sure you have some showing your figure as clearly as possible plus a good head shot. I would drop the two-girl shots as they don't really help you much.
Amateur - happy to do TF with models with potential and enthusiasm. Website: www.mphodson.co.uk


Brian Buckland is off-lineSilver Member
12 April 2012 12:26
para
Photographer
para
Location
United Kingdom
Norfolk
Diss

To answer your question on rates, for the moment no more than £15ph.If you have a look at the casting calls that will give you some idea of what is going on.Any more than £15ph,though I think you are worth it, would be unsastainable for any lenght of time 

It's a shame you didn't go for the test with Girl,you never know your luck,but understanable considering the travel expense and further travel expenses attending castings etc.



sophiemarie is off-line
12 April 2012 14:14
soph2302
Model
soph2302
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
paignton

ok thanks everyone, i also did a profile review on here and got some good feedback from that aswell have changed some of my images over hopefully that will look better now, when doing that i realised that i dont actually have any full length standing images so i am going to do some TF shoots and get some full length standing images on here. does anyone know how to veiw the comments on my photos? thanks


Paul Hodson is off-line
12 April 2012 16:26
mph
Photographer
mph
Location
United Kingdom
Cheshire
Crewe

Just click on the photo thumbnail on your profile - the comments will appear below the full size image
Amateur - happy to do TF with models with potential and enthusiasm. Website: www.mphodson.co.uk


Skymouse is off-lineGold Member
12 April 2012 23:47
skymouse
Photographer
skymouse
Location
United Kingdom
London
London

One further aspect of this (but please don't take this as gospel, as I'm just speaking from my own perspective which will be different from the next photographer, etc)...

But in some cases rates is whatever the rates are on offer for a particular job. In other words, a company (or a photographer working for them) has a specific fee already worked out (or a publisher may have an earmarked budget of which the photographer is a kind of trustee with only a limited scope for discretion), along with possibly various practical details (maybe including a choice of locations, a combination of models, what kind of material and how much of it is required, etc.) and inviting models to offer themselves as possible candidates for the modelling side is just part of the jigsaw. In this sense, rates isn't something you choose; it's something you find out in the course of answering casting calls, or approaching photographers who might have work, etc., and your input into the this is choosing what kind of work you'd like to be involved in, and what rates you're willing to accept and which ones you'll turn down.

I'm aware that this isn't how it always works, as discussions on the Forums indicate, but it is a perspective that may be worth being aware of.
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx.



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