Just a quick one. I personally have been replying to every message wether I'm interested or it's a polite no Thankyou. But is it over polite to reply back to everyone? Is it the thing to do on this site?
Your thoughts please.
I feel awkward when I'm not interested in working with someone and dread an upset message back but it's just polite isn't it?
Everyone appreciates a reply, even if its "no thanks". Keep up the good work.
A few years ago I had a rude reply from a model who I sent a mesage saying "no thank you" when she repied to my casting call, I sent her a mesage back saying what makes her so special, then blocked her from sending me any more mesages and warned a few others not the have anything to do with her. I still send mesages out saying no thank you, even iif that dumb cow was rude to me. She is no longer on this site. What made things even worse , she claimed to be a very experienced model.
Always reply to any email. Any model who purports to have a professional position in this business should find this essential. Too many treat it as a quick mail from a friend and just bin it. If you don't want to work on a project say so with thanks for the offer. That photographer might in the future have work you would die for. Although as a "professional" I can't imagine many jobs that would be so repulsive you would choose to avoid earning the cash. As a professional photographer and later in another profession I have never worked for anyone I liked or respected. I worked with people I liked and respected and that made up for it. The real professional attitude, work ethic and even just common curtesy is sadly missing these days though I am pleased to say not with the Purestorm members I have employed.