Forums > Newbie Forum > What should i say and not say in my profile?

Model

Nashelle Z

Posts: 1

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

I recently had a photographer contact me and say there is information in the forums on what i should and shouldnt say in my profile description, any ideas to what those things are anyone?


Appreciate the feedback

-Nashelle

Nov 13 12 07:23 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Nov 13 12 07:27 am Link

Model

Dekilah

Posts: 4890

Detroit, Michigan, US

My own article on the subject:
Making Your Profile Effective

Nov 13 12 10:42 am Link

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Model

Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

what you should definitely say:

-what you're interested in shooting
-what type of compensation you are looking for (TF, or paid, or...)
-in what area you can shoot (just nearby, or are you willing to travel, and how far)
-additional skills you have (can you do your own make up, can you stand on balletshoes, that sort of thing)
-that you are punctual and professional (if that is the case)
-recent alterations to your look that aren't in your portfolio yet (for instance if all your shots have brown hairm but you now have red hair)

what you definitely shouldn't say
-your personal phonenumber
-''I will NOT shoot nudes, nudes are for slutty people who don't respect their body!!!!''
-I only work with photographers who shoot with expenisve cameras
-I want all the pictures after the shoot
-I want to be a victoria's secret model
-just general bitchy, stuck up stuff
-your whole life story

Nov 13 12 10:57 am Link

Model

NYMPH

Posts: 624

Oakland, California, US

It also helps to just browse through other profiles. See what you like and what you don't like. Then ask yourself, what makes this profile more professional? What makes her sound so easy and fun to work with? How does that model communicate all that information so clearly? And stuff like that.

Good luck smile

Nov 13 12 11:19 am Link

Photographer

All Yours Photography

Posts: 2339

Toledo, Ohio, US

Avoid writing your profile in the third person.

Nov 15 12 03:05 pm Link

Photographer

Rob Photosby

Posts: 2979

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I suggest that you cruise the forums and study the profiles of models who have made a substantial number of postings.  As a group, these are the models who have put some thought into what they are doing and you can learn from them.

Doing so will require some effort on your part, certainly more effort than most models are willing to put in, but that is what separates the good models from the hordes of wannabes, and the more experienced participants can spot the difference.

Nov 15 12 04:13 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Anna Adrielle wrote:
what you should definitely say:

-what you're interested in shooting
-what type of compensation you are looking for (TF, or paid, or...)
-in what area you can shoot (just nearby, or are you willing to travel, and how far)
-additional skills you have (can you do your own make up, can you stand on balletshoes, that sort of thing)
-that you are punctual and professional (if that is the case)
-recent alterations to your look that aren't in your portfolio yet (for instance if all your shots have brown hairm but you now have red hair)

what you definitely shouldn't say
-your personal phonenumber
-''I will NOT shoot nudes, nudes are for slutty people who don't respect their body!!!!''
-I only work with photographers who shoot with expenisve cameras
-I want all the pictures after the shoot
-I want to be a victoria's secret model
-just general bitchy, stuck up stuff
-your whole life story

Boom! Right there is your perfect bio outline.

Nov 15 12 04:17 pm Link