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Sapphire is off-lineSilver Member
09 September 2014 05:41
BlueSapphire
Model
BlueSapphire
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire


Or is it my finger lol?

After having surgery on my finger 6 weeks ago and having to take a month off I have had no bookings
To the point where I havent even bothered to upgrade my portfolio
I had one shoot which i loved - great photographer - great location - great chat - and im really missing modelling

I dont know whether people have been put off but the scar is almost unnoticeable and finger works almost fine

But had 3 cancellations and no bookings

Just looking for some FRIENDLY advice lol please ladies

Should I re-upgrade my portfolio and pay out even though Im not getting as much work - or is it pointless - after 6 years modelling do people know what i look like enough and just not bothered about booking me? Ironically im in the best shape Ive ever been in and feel great - Ive found myself and what works for me as a model - and now its seems no one wants to book me which I feel is a shame.

Anyway just starting a bit of a general chat - have other girls struggled to come back after a little time off - have you had expereince of people being put off bookings after coming back after surgery?

Sapphire Blue - 10 Years of Modelling and still at it


Frank Sinnott is off-line
09 September 2014 06:16
frankpht
Photographer
frankpht
Location
United Kingdom
London


I don't think you need to shell out on paying for a port upgrade. Maybe take out a paid subscription so you can put up a paid casting call. If you want to get paid work. Or put up a TFP casting for the better photographers on here. Either way a small scar on your finger will not be the cause of your lack of engagements.

I suspect this thread is shameless self promotion and why not. Though a paid subscription will allow you to cast for paid work. It'll be cheaper than a port upgrade as you don't really need one you look fantastic. You model well as can be seen from the existing port.


Sapphire is off-lineSilver Member
09 September 2014 12:05
BlueSapphire
Model
BlueSapphire
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire


this isnt "shameless promotion" lol hence why i asked MODELS for advice and posted in the models advice topic I wasnt necessarily asking photographers for gratification as after 6 successful years I dont need that - Im just
saying that over last couple of months i havent had bookings and with bookings being slow is it worth UPGRADING SUBSCRIPTION
I have no need for TF I have hundreds of pics so im not interesting in upgrading my actual portfolio just the subscription on this site
How are others models finding it - do they think its worth having a paid subscription etc?


Sapphire Blue - 10 Years of Modelling and still at it


Amber West is off-line
09 September 2014 13:09
Amber6
Model
Amber6
Location
United Kingdom
Dumfries and Galloway


I do - Silver, and get a couple of shoots a month on average (though it comes and goes - some month nothing, and one month 6 shoots), but £3 a month isn't breaking my bank. Plus you can cancel whenever you like - not like some sites, where you have to pay for six months, etc. Plus allows you to do castings for paid work, which admittedly, I have not done in ages, but sometimes it's super useful.

I stopped getting the majority of my work from portfolio sites some time ago, but I like to keep a decent presence on the main ones as showcases my port, plus stuff does come up.

I have found it's been super busy in the last few months work wise, but this month not so much. However this is mainly down the the fact I was out of the country most of last month and slacking on my emails/promotion.

As for struggling a bit when you come back after time off, I also took about six weeks off this time last year due to personal issue. I didn't really have much of a problem, but I was lucky enough to be able to be quite focused when I was away, still messing about on twitter, answering emails, sussing out work ventures I had not had the time to check out before. I also did do a bunch of collaborations to get new photos and get them up asap (I'd been quite unhappy before I left, and not really shooting much anyway), just to give people something new to look at/realise I hadn't grown a second head. Not suggesting that you do that, but that is what I did.


HowardJ is off-line
09 September 2014 13:21
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
Location
United Kingdom
Surrey
West Midlands

I think it's just a bit quiet.

I did read something about you having hurt your hand but I don't think it would put people off working with you. I guess you could upload a PIC of the scar and that may put people's minds at ease.


Phil Moto is off-lineSilver Member
10 September 2014 03:23
xtiggerx
Photographer
xtiggerx
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Doncaster

PM sent.....


10 September 2014 05:44
cardiff_tog2005
Photographer


You look amazing ! I'd book you in a second if I didnt live in the middle of no where


Sapphire is off-lineSilver Member
10 September 2014 11:09
BlueSapphire
Model
BlueSapphire
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire


Thank you for the messages photographers
Thats always great to hear thank you xx

And thank you Amber - thats useful to know
I had a look a girls in my area and theres very few who seem to pay for an upgrade so mi might just go with silver thank you
Sapphire Blue - 10 Years of Modelling and still at it


Amber West is off-line
10 September 2014 12:27
Amber6
Model
Amber6
Location
United Kingdom
Dumfries and Galloway


Awesome. It apparently also puts you up higher in the search results. I just do it it as gives me more freedom(works out like 10p a day). I was also very lucky when I joined Model Mayhem as it was back when it allowed 20 photos (think it's only 10 photos now).  I just find it good to have some sort of presence on the portfolio sites.

Anyway, you're fab, probably pick up when people realise you are back working!



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