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Photographer

Ched53

Posts: 23

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom

I'm planning a little solo trip to New York for a few days in March and I've been emailing agency to see if they'd be happy for me to test with some fresh faces. Luckily, one's got back to me saying they like my work and would be happy to let me shoot.

Testing with agencies is something I've been wanting to do for a while but I'm yet to too it at all, let alone in a different country. So what I'm wondering is what do you think the usual protocol would be for a situation like this. I'm obviously not going to have a studio over there, nor do I have local knowledge of locations. Do you think I'd be best arranging to pop in at the HQ of the agency on the day of (or leading up to) the shoot  and taking things from there? As someone that likes to be organised, that freaks me out a little.

I know there is no harm in asking the agency this question. I just don't want to sound like a complete twonk so thought I'd seek a little bit of advice first.

Thanks in advance smile

Ched

Dec 13 12 06:57 am Link

Photographer

kl-photographics

Posts: 296

Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

if they wanna shoot with u, they should get u a model. where that will be u have to ask for sure. if it's in the agencys hq (maybe they have a studio there) or on location, but that can only tell u the agency. or u shoot in ur studio n just mail the pics, or take them n u check them together in the hq. but that's all about to ask they agencyguys.

regards karsten

Dec 13 12 07:08 am Link

Photographer

Ched53

Posts: 23

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom

kl-photographics wrote:
if theywanna shoot u, it's their job to get u a photographer.

Thanks karsten but I am the photographer

Dec 13 12 07:13 am Link

Photographer

kl-photographics

Posts: 296

Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Ched53 wrote:

Thanks karsten but I am the photographer

ya sorry just noticed, n edited the first post

Dec 13 12 07:16 am Link

Photographer

Ched53

Posts: 23

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom

Thanks. It would be nice to try and get a few other photographers views on this also.

Dec 13 12 10:42 am Link

Photographer

Creative Image

Posts: 1327

Avon, Connecticut, US

Would you  need a work permit with your visa?

Dec 13 12 11:47 am Link

Photographer

Ched53

Posts: 23

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom

Creative Image wrote:
Would you  need a work permit with your visa?

I doubt that. It's literally a whistle stop break (4 days), plus I'm testing for free so I'm not exactly 'working' in the traditional sense.

Dec 13 12 12:09 pm Link