Forums > Photography Talk > Best way to book models for TFP.

Photographer

James Sweeney

Posts: 30

Kittery, Maine, US

I'm in need of models, and I was wondering what other photographers do , besides Casting calls on MM, to book models for TFP shoots.

Thanks!!

Dec 03 12 01:23 pm Link

Photographer

Abbitt Photography

Posts: 11720

Oakland Acres, Iowa, US

Besides placing casting calls on MM myself, I've answered casting calls placed by models, I've cold contacted models on here directly (verifying they've been online at least in the last month) and I've placed castings on craigslist.

Craigslist has probably been my best source for TF art.  For models that have a it more of a commercial look, I've preferred cold contacting models here.  I know some photographers use facebook.

When I started, I always paid, feeling I needed to have a reasonable portfolio to attract models for TF.

Dec 03 12 01:30 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We have a local fb group for models, photographers, mua, etc. I sometimes post a casting on it. Or I just put a casting call on my personal fb page.

Dec 03 12 01:39 pm Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 22603

Salem, Oregon, US

CL. omp. Zivity. one model sold me my cellphone at costco.

for mayhem has been more successful when i can pay. the traveling nude models are awesome.

check out the local meetup.com groups

Dec 03 12 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

Image Works Photography

Posts: 2890

Orlando, Florida, US

Like Dan said- look into FB- I joined a group there which does model shoots. I managed to book shoots with some there. Besides that try to be more specific on castings and do themes that attract. Its a mixed bag but it does work.

Dec 03 12 11:17 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7768

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I just send them a PM asking to set up a TF shooting.

Dec 03 12 11:22 pm Link