Perfect or not?

21 posts
12 Feb 2014
Does every model have to have the "perfect" figure or are there togs out there that see a curvy even size 10 curvy model as what they need for a shoot? I have so much respect for all the slim, younger, no tummy models.... I really do but been there and done that but most get to that stage and when we go past perfect no reply?
Posted 13 Feb 2014
katiesoze
Photographer
katiesoze
Depends. I shoot skinny models but I'm also looking forward to shooting a model from a plus size agency. I've also shot obese women. It depends on the photographer I guess :/

Posted 13 Feb 2014
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
Sure they do but it is not just about the figure?

Modelling is not just about figure or shape, slim or curvy the model must have the other qualities of expression and charisma.. an ability to relate to the camera.

This is also independent of age but these are the questions you should be asking yourself?

Posted 14 Feb 2014
Ankesenamun

Does every model have to have the "perfect" figure or are there togs out there that see a curvy even size 10 curvy model as what they need for a shoot? I have so much respect for all the slim, younger, no tummy models.... I really do but been there and done that but most get to that stage and when we go past perfect no reply?


Who dictates what is "perfect?"
People generally shoot whatever they find interesting, and although "slim" is very desirable to a large majority of photographers there are others who's idea of perfection isn't that.

If a model has a fantastic look and a great portfolio showing how good she is as a model then I think even if she was a size 14 or whatever she would trump a size 8 with a crap portfolio. Its just about being the best you can be with what you have.
Posted 14 Feb 2014
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
If you think it's purely about figure, you need a serious rethink.

Posted 14 Feb 2014
mattharper
Photographer
mattharper
YOu have a very limited market, limited to amateurs and guys who just want a woman to get naked or half naked for them to knock one out over after you have gone.
Some older models can carry on modelling if they have the right look, or are very careful who they shoot with so they get decent pics. I can't see one on your port that I would call decent, so you just aren't going to attract people unless they are as I just described.

Posted 14 Feb 2014
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
Well, what's perfect?

I see perfection in the bathroom mirror every morning and no-one wants to point a camera at me.

I wouldn't bother investing a lot of time trying to be someone you're not.
You'll find your niche in modelling and hopefully your USP will het you the shoots you want



Posted 14 Feb 2014
Bob
Photographer
Bob
Ankesenamun

Does every model have to have the "perfect" figure or are there togs out there that see a curvy even size 10 curvy model as what they need for a shoot?


Curvy UK10 models are often precisely what I need for publication shoots. I don't think many would say this size 10 model is not curvaceous, but not everyone is likely consider Lou's figure to be "perfect" for their specific requirements or even to be to their personal taste.
Bob

Posted 14 Feb 2014
I'm not a size 10, I've not got a perfect figure, I'm also 47 !!! If perfection was the criteria for obtaining work I'd be well and truly up the spout ! However I'm busy, get booked, put in lots of hardwork and I get to work with some wonderful photographers.

Posted 14 Feb 2014
oscar
Photographer
oscar
Personality is far more important than size. There are numerous models available over a size 10.
Posted 18 Feb 2014
oscar

Personality is far more important than size. There are numerous models available over a size 10.


I think thats maybe a little more "apt" for dating that modellng - surely when it comes to booking a model the most important factor of that is how they look?


Posted 18 Feb 2014
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
oscar
Personality is far more important than size. There are numerous models available over a size 10.
Do you understand why that's creepy? Modelling is about looks and ability, like it or not. If you base your photography on personality, you might need to consider your reasons.
Posted 18 Feb 2014
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
Chrissie_Red

I think thats maybe a little more "apt" for dating that modellng - surely when it comes to booking a model the most important factor of that is how they look?




I agree that look is the most important factor by a long way. It is for me, but then maybe I am doing it all wrong surprise

The only way personality would ever come into it was if the person was such a pain that I don't think I could put up with x hours of working with them, but that is a simple yes / no answer to the shoot happening and nothing to do with the actual shoot.
Posted 18 Feb 2014
If it was personality that was important, how is that evident in a modelling profile ?

Posted 18 Feb 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
Personally, looks are always going to be the first consideration, but there are plenty of people that would fit my criteria.
Professional approach and some aspects of personality will narrow the field.
Personality and attitude can be gleaned from profile pics and notes, and references given and received, plus e-mails exchanged.

People's views of what is perfect or even suitable for them (to shoot) will differ widely.

Personality is likely to be more important (even critical) when deciding whether to do second shoot with a model.




Posted 18 Feb 2014
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