Is it just me....

9 posts
9 Sep 2014
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?

Posted 9 Sep 2014
frankpht
Photographer
frankpht
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.

Posted 9 Sep 2014
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?




Posted 9 Sep 2014
Amber6
Model
Amber6
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.

Posted 9 Sep 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
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.

Posted 9 Sep 2014
xtiggerx
Photographer
xtiggerx
PM sent.....

Posted 10 Sep 2014
cardiff_tog2005
Photographer
cardiff_tog2..
You look amazing ! I'd book you in a second if I didnt live in the middle of no where
Posted 10 Sep 2014
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
Posted 10 Sep 2014
Amber6
Model
Amber6
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!
Posted 10 Sep 2014
Edited by Amber6 11 Sep 2014
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