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Sami_Sue

Posts: 1

Rochester, New York, US

I am somewhat new to the site, I've had it for several months now and have only booked one shoot thus far. What is the secret to reaching out to photographers and making something happen?

thanks guys!

Jan 22 13 04:37 am Link

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Nature Coast Lightworks

Posts: 1873

Brookridge, Florida, US

Jan 22 13 04:41 am Link

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steve sessem

Posts: 70

Lackawanna, New York, US

do you ever get to buffalo??

Jan 22 13 05:21 am Link

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F O R B E S

Posts: 440

New York, New York, US

If ever in nyc I'd love to shoot with you

Jan 22 13 06:22 am Link

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Image Works Photography

Posts: 2890

Orlando, Florida, US

Move to sunny FL- there is plenty of shooting year round.

Jan 22 13 06:43 am Link

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PrincessTiffany

Posts: 2

Huntsville, Alabama, US

Sami_Sue wrote:
I am somewhat new to the site, I've had it for several months now and have only booked one shoot thus far. What is the secret to reaching out to photographers and making something happen?

thanks guys!

I was wondering the same thing

Jan 22 13 06:55 am Link

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Rays Fine Art

Posts: 6322

New York, New York, US

Best bet is to use the browse function (second from left above).  Search for photographers within comfortable travel distance from your zip code, review their portfolios to see if they shoot the kinds of things you want to shoot, and send them a PM suggesting a TF shoot.

HINT:  Check the new arrivals every day and send them a welcoming letter--It'll give them a warm and fuzzy feeling and make them more responsive to your suggestions.

Jan 22 13 08:38 am Link

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EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

PrincessTiffany wrote:

I was wondering the same thing

http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/search_casting

Go to the above link and "Create" a casting call, asking for a photographer that's available or search through the "Availability" listings. 

Have fun!

Jan 22 13 03:45 pm Link

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Farenell Photography

Posts: 18133

Albany, New York, US

If your adventures ever take you to the eastern part of the state, don't be shy in looking me up.

Jan 22 13 03:57 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Welcome from a fellow upstate New Yorker. If Farenell is up for it maybe some day we could all collaborate on a Albany Area shoot?

Jan 22 13 04:53 pm Link

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1873 Images

Posts: 365

Binghamton, New York, US

Have you contacted photopraphers whose work you like and discussed shooting?  Been active in the forums?  Responded to casting calls?

I haven't looked at your port but do you have good images?  Is your profile upbeat and positive or is it full of I won't do this that or the other thing?  Are you willing to work trade?

Jan 22 13 05:28 pm Link

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Cal

Posts: 684

Santa Ana, California, US

Try the "casting/travel' forum and try putting up a model available notice.
You still have to let people know that you are an available model.

Jan 22 13 05:39 pm Link