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Model

Sierra McKenzie

Posts: 711

Seattle, Washington, US

Hey there!

Article I wrote for new models just went live.

Thought this might be a good place for it.

I'm also willing to answer any follow up questions for anyone who has read it.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/mo … e-modeling

Cheers!
-Sierra McKenzie

Jun 26 13 03:37 pm Link

Photographer

Toto Photo

Posts: 2792

Belmont, California, US

Good, upbeat advice with wonderful photo accompanyment.  I was struck by your beautiful hair in the photograph of you in the black strappy garment. Who did it?

Jun 26 13 03:46 pm Link

Photographer

New Art Photo

Posts: 701

Los Angeles, California, US

Once you trade with someone, it is unlikely they will ever hire you for work.

--I don't agree with this...:
In my case (as an Art Photographer)
I'm More likely to pay someone I've worked with before doing a TFP shoot.

In fact-- if a girl doesn't feel it's worth her time to do a Trade shoot with me, there's almost no chance I'd hire her down the line. (--I already know what she thinks of my work--and photographers have delicate egos.)

Jun 26 13 03:48 pm Link

Model

Sierra McKenzie

Posts: 711

Seattle, Washington, US

New Art Photo wrote:
Once you trade with someone, it is unlikely they will ever hire you for work.

--I don't agree with this...:
In my case (as an Art Photographer)
I'm More likely to pay someone I've worked with before doing a TFP shoot.

In fact-- if a girl doesn't feel it's worth her time to do a Trade shoot with me, there's almost no chance I'd hire her down the line. (--I already know what she thinks of my work--and photographers have delicate egos.)

this may be true from the photographer's point of view, but as a professional model I have seen very few exceptions to my statement. many people that don't want to pay models just add on "may lead to future paid work" as a tag line, but almost never hire models. if they do hire a model, maybe they will choose someone they already worked with. but it isn't usually worth doing a shoot just because it might possibly lead to paid work eventually. from a model's perspective.

Jun 26 13 04:03 pm Link

Model

Sierra McKenzie

Posts: 711

Seattle, Washington, US

Toto Photo wrote:
Good, upbeat advice with wonderful photo accompanyment.  I was struck by your beautiful hair in the photograph of you in the black strappy garment. Who did it?

anywhere hair and makeup wasn't credited, I did my own. c:

Jun 26 13 04:03 pm Link

Photographer

Dean Johnson Photo

Posts: 58136

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Thanks for the contribution Sierra!

Jun 26 13 05:10 pm Link