London, England, United Kingdom
I have a hard time finding photographers to shoot with. Usually hobby photographers will respond, but they're often not at the same level as I consider my portfolio to be. What do I need to change or add to attract better photographers and make them want to shoot with me? Right now, I mainly use facebook to contact photographers..
Nov 11 12 12:22 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
You are in a catch 22.
Like so many others.
You need great photographers to package you and not hobbyists, this you know, but your presentation is weak and no different from the thousands of hobby models that populate this site (and Facebook) so why should they care?
If you want not to be considered an amateur, you will need to seek out these pros and go to them. Pros have access to models and lots of opportunities they might reach out to a 15 year old who is 5'11 and with cover girl looks because that can help them tremendously, otherwise they will not, why should they? You need to convince them. Research them, know their work, pay them, connect somehow.
Keep in mind that there is almost no work outside of the major capitals in Europe, Amsterdam, London, Brussels etc but those all have solid creative communities with ad agencies and a commercial marketplace. You need to go where the money is.
If you want to have fun, have fun, if you want to work and be a pro, invest in establishing your career or you will be asking the same question next year.
Nov 11 12 12:54 pm Link
San Antonio, Texas, US
Travel to the States.
Nov 11 12 12:55 pm Link
New York, New York, US
I feel like I remember you posting in critique a while ago with a totally different port. If my memory is right at all, you are doing fantastically now!
I have to agree that unfortunately your area dictates your possibilities. There are artists everywhere but the majority of the best ones are all in major cities whether living or traveling.
edit: Sorry, my point being that you may have exhausted your area. Great entire post by Jean Renard also.
Nov 14 12 09:35 pm Link
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I consider your portfolio to be beyond the hobby level too. You have some really awesome shots in it - well done on working to get into the position where you've got such a strong port.
Nov 19 12 03:27 am Link