I've been a professional photographer for over 20 years and am currently the Director of Education for Samy's Camera where I produce photo workshops full time. I often speak major photo events and in addition to producing I teach classes and write for publication and blogs. I am constantly shooting and staying at the leading edge of photography which keeps me relevant in this industry.
I am looking for models for side projects of my own and for paid jobs with Samy's Photo School. If you are modeling in trade for me personally, I usually provide wardrobe which you get to keep. That has ranged from as little as the model keeping a pair of leopard wedge shoes to going home with a sequin dress and 3-4 outfits including matching lingerie. I also provide snacks/food and drink and I won't shoot without professional makeup/hair. My shoots are professional and you will be treated with the utmost of respect and consideration.
If I send you a friend request it's because I see potential in you and want to keep tabs on what you are doing and would like you to see my castings.
Sometimes I pitch an idea to a restaurant or hotel hoping to use their facilities and/or have them publish the photo for exposure. I can generally arrange for a credit with the business like the most recent casting I'm holding for a Champagne/Sashimi restaurant downtown Los Angeles. I also provide retouched prints for models who still have print portfolios or want wall art.
Modeling jobs at Samy's Photo School are usually 3-4 hours but occasionally can be an all day job. Modeling fees range from $150-$250 and you will usually get some great images from the instructor and/or students out of it. Samy's will pay the models from an invoice by check which usually takes about 2-4 weeks to go through the system. An invoice is easy to create in a text program and we can help you if you don't have billing software. You can see behind the scenes video of our classes at: