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Model

SherelleS

Posts: 7

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sherelle.
18 years old, currently living in Birmingham but willing to travel for shoots.
I did modelling for a few years back in my younger years but gave it up for school, now i'm hoping to get back into it and become successful. I'm Happy to work with professional and amateur photographers and I'm also willing to shoot with other female models. I HAVE A SELECTION OF WIGS THAT I AM ABLE TO BRING ALONG TO A SHOOT WHICH ALLOWS ME TO CREATE DIFFERENT LOOKS/SHOTS!

I DO NOT give my personal details out until after a shoot has been arranged, no reason why it cannot be arranged over here smile

Minimum 2hour bookings and things i'll need to know when arranging a shoot:

* Dates of which you are looking at working with myself.
* Location and Style of Shoot including Levels.
* Start Time and Duration of Shoot.
* Hourly Pay
* Anything you need me to bring along (clothing, lingerie, accessories or props)
* Contact details - Email and Telephone Number etc.
* How you'd like my hair and makeup - I.E up/down (hair) Smokey/dark, colourful or natural (makeup) ...

DROP BY MY PROFILE, SEND A FRIEND ADD AND SAY HEY smile

Nov 11 12 02:11 am Link

Photographer

Ben Hinman

Posts: 596

Westwood, California, US

You should treat the forums more like a discussion and less like a forum. I read the first two sentences and decided you were talking *at* me, not *with* me so i ignored the rest.

Nov 11 12 02:29 am Link

Photographer

Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Generally not a good idea to talk to photographers like everyone's going to come running to your door. That is if you want to work with professional photographers:-)

Nov 11 12 02:41 am Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7779

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sherelle_Nicole wrote:
Hi, I'm Sherelle.
18 years old, currently living in Birmingham but willing to travel for shoots.
I did modelling for a few years back in my younger years but gave it up for school, now i'm hoping to get back into it and become successful. I'm Happy to work with professional and amateur photographers and I'm also willing to shoot with other female models. I HAVE A SELECTION OF WIGS THAT I AM ABLE TO BRING ALONG TO A SHOOT WHICH ALLOWS ME TO CREATE DIFFERENT LOOKS/SHOTS!

I DO NOT give my personal details out until after a shoot has been arranged, no reason why it cannot be arranged over here smile

Minimum 2hour bookings and things i'll need to know when arranging a shoot:

* Dates of which you are looking at working with myself.
* Location and Style of Shoot including Levels.
* Start Time and Duration of Shoot.
* Hourly Pay
* Anything you need me to bring along (clothing, lingerie, accessories or props)
* Contact details - Email and Telephone Number etc.
* How you'd like my hair and makeup - I.E up/down (hair) Smokey/dark, colourful or natural (makeup) ...

DROP BY MY PROFILE, SEND A FRIEND ADD AND SAY HEY smile

Nov 11 12 02:57 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

Pretty demanding for an inexperienced model with a portfolio consisting of self-taken cellphone/webcam shots badly overprocessed. But the model is pretty hot.

And while a collection of wigs is nice, I think most photographers would prefer a range of expressions.

Nov 11 12 03:06 am Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8845

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Pretty demanding for an inexperienced model with a portfolio consisting of self-taken cellphone/webcam shots badly overprocessed. But the model is pretty hot.

And while a collection of wigs is nice, I think most photographers would prefer a range of expressions.

Agree ^ -- ^

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121007/05/507177389c62e_m.jpg
At 5’ 4” and this being your major contribution to a photo shoot as an expression the journey will be tough

Nov 11 12 04:32 am Link

Photographer

WoodrowMasonPhotography

Posts: 64

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Wow, tough crowd so far. You have a great look and seem comfortable in front of the camera. You can do well in print modeling. Your biggest set back right now in looking for quality paid work on MM is that most of your pictures seem to be self portraits or amateur images with the same expression. You'll probably get many offers for genres you dont want particpate in, or low quality shoots.  I would suggest that you look for several talented photographers in your area, schedule a couple shoots and get some killer shots to promote yourself. With your look, I m sure you can find some quality photographers to either agree to a test shoot or reduced rate. It will pay off and open up paid shoots and edgy commercial opportunities. Best of success!

Nov 11 12 05:26 am Link

Photographer

Tony Lawrence

Posts: 19225

Chicago, Illinois, US

Sherelle, you are a cutie but you are very short and you don't do nudes.   My feeling is you won't make much of anything.   One ideal is to contact photographers near you and see if they might fancy a shoot.   The better ones won't ever pay but you need to shoot to add better work.   Start by removing, Paid Assignments Only.   Your profile comes off as a tad unfriendly.   If you don't want to provide a phone number then get a free Google number.

Nov 11 12 05:39 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Tony Lawrence wrote:
Sherelle, you are a cutie but you are very short and you don't do nudes.   My feeling is you won't make much of anything.   One ideal is to contact photographers near you and see if they might fancy a shoot.   The better ones won't ever pay but you need to shoot to add better work.   Start by removing, Paid Assignments Only.   Your profile comes off as a tad unfriendly.

+1

Duckface, red wigs and silly glasses isn't likely to get you many paid jobs.

Here are a few independent, professional UK models who get paid on a regular basis and make a living from it. Note that they all shoot nudes:-

Kayt Webster-Brown - Fashion, beauty, lingerie, art nude, up to fashion/art nude.
Madame Bink - Fashion, beauty, lingerie, art nudes, up to art nude.
Ivory Flame - Fashion, beauty, lingerie, art nudes, up to art nude.

If you want to be paid then you need to be offering something more like these girls do, or you need to be so unique that you can offer something nobody else can. From what I see in your profile you're not in the second category so you need to address how you're going to compete with models like these.



Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Nov 11 12 05:42 am Link