I find most models make themselves ridiculously hard to book, simply because they make no effort on the basics.
You need to communicate properly and answer questions.
I don't necessarilly agree with this. East Europeans are generally prettier, in better shape and more suitable, but I often find them every bit as unprofessional as UK girls and more difficult to deal with. I would rather work with UK models any day, to be fair useless UK models are easily weeded out at the correspondence stage, usually once booked they tend to be fine, thats not necessarilly my experience with EE,sKelticaI have a client I also provide content for, and they are amazed at the UK's lack of professionalism and understand why so many photographers took the opportunity to move to Europe where people were actually prepared to work for the fee, were much better prepared for the work.
I'm usually fairly pleased with the attitude of models I actually work with, its the selection process which I find tiresome. In theory, it should be a simple process, in practice its made difficult by the models themselves.mgphotomediaThe professional attitude of all the models I've worked with never ceases to amaze me.
This is not a rant, just a general observation. I would say about 75% of models I encounter on the internet simply dont deserve work and I would rather give the money to charity. Times are hard, if you want work you need to make an effort and make yourself stand out from the competition. I find most models make themselves ridiculously hard to book, simply because they make no effort on the basics. The level of Professionalism is an absolute joke, combine that with the lack of work available and its easy to see why most models cannot get bookings. 1. Casting images, you need to have them available and up to date, showing your current look. 6 month old images are worse than useless. 2. You need to communicate properly and answer questions. If I dont get the info and pictures I need within a couple of mails, I'm not going to bother. Who has time for email tennis or trying to painfully extract pictures and information? Why are some models always busy whatever the economy? Because they have the right attitude. I dont know how others feel, but the right Professional attitude is the most important quality a model can have.
The good ones are too busy out shooting. The others are in bed recovering from the previous night out!raven60Maybe a model will stick a reply on here.