Thank you It has kinda made me feel better knowing its not just me. I felt rather like no one was interested in working with me. I know it sounds pathetic but I just cant help feeling unwanted lol.beaverrayHi Kerri, Personally speaking, I think you have a good start to your portfolio for someone who has only been a member of the site for a few months so certainly don't give up! You have joined at a time when work for models, including paid work, is hard to come by after Christmas and the site is full of models offering cut price rates in order to get the bookings available. I assure you that photographers will be, and indeed are, interested in you so continue to put castings up and I'm sure work will soon follow. Best of luck to you
Thank you for the advice, I don't want people to be put off by what I said. This is what other people have said to me. I can see from another persons point of view though that might of come across as harsh though. So I am sorry for that it really wasn't intended to offend. I am glad of any advice that I get, like you see I haven't been doing this modelling long. So again, I am happy for any advice I can get.photoclassicGenuine advice, so please take it as such... You only have a few shots in your portfolio and most of these have the same expression, which actually looks like "bored" and doesn't flatter you. The one shot where you are half-smiling wearing a hat, is much better: your face comes alive. I would lose the bridal shot on the tractor straight away. It is a dreadful angle and the expression is not bridal (ie full natural smile). I actually looked at the shot and thought "what the hell was the photographer thinking?" and your expression looks like you were thinking the same. Seriously, if I gave that shot to a bride I would expect to be sued. I see from your notes that you have family and work commitments that would prevent you travelling for shoots and as you live in Inverness, that would leave more than 90% of the photographers on PS out of reach. That will limit your options but you can still get more experience locally and experience is really what you need to help you develop your craft. Work on posing and expressions in the mirror, look through magazines for images you like and don't be afraid to take them along to a TFP/TFCD shoot to give the photographer an idea of what you are looking to achieve. You have a very good photographer local to you that you have already worked with in John Baikie; see if you can arrange more shoots with him to help develop your skills. There are also camera clubs in Inverness, Dingwall, Nairn and Forres which shouldn't be too far for you to go (or for photographers to come to you). Try contacting them and asking if they have members interested in shooting models. I know you are frustrated but be careful how you word things or you could put people off: describing other models who seem to be getting more opportunities as having "harsher looks" will not persuade them to impart the knowledge of how they are getting more work to you. You have a good figure and good skin so the potential is there; you just need to learn to unlock it.
I would love to work with John again but he wont do TF for a few months.