New model

12 posts
28 Sep 2012
Hi

I am a new model and was wondering if anyone had any advice as to where to start with shoots and the best way to build up a professional porfolio. Any help or advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
Claudia x

Posted 28 Sep 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
I would add this one (from your website) to your port:

#!untitled/zoom/citr/image253d" target="_blank">http://claudiarinoa93.wix.com/claudiarinoarose#!untitled/zoom/citr/image253d

Then contact some of the photographers in the following list (choose ones whose style you like) to see if any are interested in a shoot:

Cheshire photographers offering TF

Good luck
Posted 28 Sep 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 28 Sep 2012
As has been said many times to models just joining Purestorm, be careful with any messages you get as a newcomer. Then find a reputable local photographer and get some shots done tfp which means you get pictures but no pay. If you want to do this for fun thats fine, but if you expect payment then you will have to do nude.

Posted 29 Sep 2012
seeryder
As has been said many times to models just joining Purestorm, be careful with any messages you get as a newcomer. Then find a reputable local photographer and get some shots done tfp which means you get pictures but no pay. If you want to do this for fun thats fine, but if you expect payment then you will have to do nude.
This. As you don't really fit the traditional mould for fashion or glamour, nude is probably going to be where the money is for you. Make sure the people you TF with can give you good quality images, that show you off well. I generally follow the rule of thumb that for TF, a complete stranger should be able to match a polaroid of you to the shot to make it book worthy - if a photo is so wildly creative that you can't tell it's you (and it could have been any Tom, Dick or Harry), its of little use to your portfolio which is what you will be using to market yourself for photographers. Also, don't be afraid to invest in your portfolio and pay a good local photographer who can really make your work stand out - I know TF is the currency of choice on here but paying a good photographer (it doesn't necessarily have to be anyone absurdly expensive) can really make a huge difference to the quality of your portfolio. Other little pointers: -Unedited photos are of little use, when negotiating TFs pay attention to what they will retouch and the time frame. -Go with your gut instinct...if someone comes across creepy on an email, they may well be creepy in real life. -Always always ALWAYS communicate in the run up to the shoot, and re-confirm on the morning. Also get in touch with a photographer ASAP if you're running late for whatever reason, to avoid the no-show negative feedback etc. -Practice in the mirror. Trust me, it works.
Posted 29 Sep 2012
mph
Photographer
mph
AbiHillModel

This. As you don't really fit the traditional mould for fashion or glamour, nude is probably going to be where the money is for you.



Which, as she has not even listed topless, might be a problem..........laugh
Posted 29 Sep 2012
mph
Which, as she has not even listed topless, might be a problem..........
Indeed. ETA: With that being said, if she's a new model she may still be deliberating as to whether to take on nude work etc. I haven't done it, don't have it listed and currently refuse all offers of it, but wouldn't rule out shooting it in the future. And i've been modelling years now. It's a big jump to take.
Posted 29 Sep 2012
Edited by AbiHillModel 29 Sep 2012
hi what would you class as traditional model mould

Posted 30 Sep 2012
vipimages
Photographer
vipimages
ClaudiaRinoaRose

hi what would you class as traditional model mould


Posted 30 Sep 2012
what do you mean by that vipimages

Posted 30 Sep 2012
tarmoo
Photographer
tarmoo
ClaudiaRinoaRose
what do you mean by that vipimages
Admiral Akbar is a character from Star Wars whose famous line was "it's a trap". In this context it means that he doesn't want to say that a "traditional model" (fashion) is usually about 5'8" and size 6.
Posted 30 Sep 2012
Edited by tarmoo 30 Sep 2012
Sarge
Photographer
Sarge
AbiHillModel
Make sure the people you TF with can give you good quality images, that show you off well. I generally follow the rule of thumb that for TF, a complete stranger should be able to match a polaroid of you to the shot to make it book worthy - if a photo is so wildly creative that you can't tell it's you (and it could have been any Tom, Dick or Harry), its of little use to your portfolio which is what you will be using to market yourself for photographers.
This is SOOOO true. It always makes me laugh when i see a models port and there will be a photo of their foot/ankle and nothing else. Or a lanscape where they are almost hidden in it. Or even the back or their head, lol. Or just their bottom (usually pulling pants partly down). A models port should have the 2 BASIC photos. Thats one showing a natural UP TO DATE colour head shot and another showing their body type (regardless of levels). Anything else is so she/he can show that they are adaptable, but too many can have a negative effect, especially if they cant do different expressions or body poses. A models port is to try and get photographers (or businesses) interested in them, so although nice arty photos may look good and you may love them, they may not be the best for your port and getting work in.
Posted 30 Sep 2012
Edited by Sarge 30 Sep 2012
Hobbeldehoy
Photographer
Hobbeldehoy
Not really sure, just plug away over time.

Posted 30 Sep 2012
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