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Model

Deleted111

Posts: 48

Abbeville, Alabama, US

So I'm not making a lot of progress. I only started modeling a few months ago. Just saying hi I guess lol :

Jan 08 13 10:10 am Link

Photographer

MesmerEyes Photography

Posts: 3102

Tyler, Texas, US

Welcome to the mayhem!

Keep your chin up!

Jan 08 13 10:12 am Link

Model

Deleted111

Posts: 48

Abbeville, Alabama, US

Thank you smile I'm trying lol

Jan 08 13 10:18 am Link

Photographer

Sand Angel Photography

Posts: 569

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Have you contacted all of the photographers you have friended and who have left tags on your profile to setup shoots?

Being 17 might slow you down for a bit with some of them but that won't last forever.

Jan 08 13 10:45 am Link

Photographer

American Glamour

Posts: 38515

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

You have a great look.  I'd think you could do well.

Hurry up and turn 18 and I'd love to fly you to California.  In the meantime, good luck to you and stick with it!

Jan 08 13 11:01 am Link

Model

Adrianna Camille

Posts: 87

Lexington, Kentucky, US

Cute port! Hang in there, I'm sure you can make it smile

Jan 08 13 11:05 am Link

Model

Egypt Jordan

Posts: 82

San Antonio, Texas, US

Well, from what I see you have only been on of a few months. Depending on where you live and how active you are on the site will determine how well you do.

I live in San Antonio, and yes this is NOT the best place to llama. I try to make it happen.

Now with you, you are still 17 so that may kind of hold you back. Your parents may want to know who you are taking to and are they real. When most phtogs don't have time of that.

Also, I notice that the best and successful llamas are either high fashion ones, or the glamour ones ( usually 5'5 and under). 

Reach out and talk to them, that's how I get my shoots, if you sit back, you may go unnoticed.

Good luck!!! Need more advice, let me know.

Jan 08 13 11:14 am Link

Photographer

Looknsee Photography

Posts: 23408

Portland, Oregon, US

Hi, right back, from 1500 miles away.

Is there a request for suggestions on how to market yourself implied in your post?

Jan 08 13 11:17 am Link

Model

Deleted111

Posts: 48

Abbeville, Alabama, US

Any advice is helpful smile and thanks everyone

Jan 08 13 11:20 am Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 23248

Salem, Oregon, US

what's your goal? you have a nice look so i'm surprised you haven't at least been able to line up some trade/TF shoots with local photographers. we've done lots of good shoots with 16 and 17 year old models. some photographers will insist that a parent/guardian be on set.

have you tried casting calls and availability notices and just contacting local photographers directly?

if you are wanting to get paid and/or do the agency thing then that's a different situation.

Jan 08 13 11:25 am Link

Model

Deleted111

Posts: 48

Abbeville, Alabama, US

Yeah, I respond to a lot of TF casting calls but usually it doesn't work out... I had to cancel a shoot due to work (I work two jobs) a few days ago but other than that I really haven't had much luck.

Jan 08 13 11:36 am Link

Photographer

KGR PHOTO

Posts: 18

Los Angeles, California, US

Danielle Starr wrote:
Well, from what I see you have only been on of a few months. Depending on where you live and how active you are on the site will determine how well you do.

I live in San Antonio, and yes this is NOT the best place to model. I try to make it happen.

Now with you, you are still 17 so that may kind of hold you back. Your parents may want to know who you are taking to and are they real. When most phtogs don't have time of that.

Also, I notice that the best and successful models are either high fashion ones, or the glamour ones ( usually 5'5 and under). 

Reach out and talk to them, that's how I get my shoots, if you sit back, you may go unnoticed.

Good luck!!! Need more advice, let me know.

Well put Danielle. Pro Photogs don't often work independently with underage talent because of all the drama associated with it.

Jan 08 13 07:47 pm Link

Photographer

Albertex Photography

Posts: 17339

Mansfield, Texas, US

Welcome to MM.  Enjoy the Mayhem.

Jan 08 13 10:43 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Hello and welcome. What's you're goal? How are you measuring progress? Lack of shoots? Have you posted casting calls? Have you contacted photographers in your area?

Jan 09 13 10:41 am Link