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Model

Jenna Mireille

Posts: 52

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, US

You have to keep in mind that regardless of age/height/weight/ etc... if you get connected with the right people and have work that catches your eye, then there is a chance. Catalogue modeling needs people for all ages. But you do have to have the correct expressions and standards they are looking for for that one specific shot.

As others stated, narrowing your field to that wont help much. I'm only 5'6" (20 years old) ---(about to be 21 whoop whoop) and my main goal was commercial modeling. But i met the right people, and i am getting ready for commercial work and fashion week 2014 work. --- (even though for fashion week I am becoming a size 2 hahaha but its worth it!)

So just keep a broad horizon, network, practice, and network some more. I'm still new to this and learning as I go.. I can tell you its one HELL OF A RIDE. But its so fulfilling and enjoyable! BEST OF LUCK smile

oh ps:.... you must remember that there are so many genres because people are wanting to shoot so many different things. You don't HAVE to shoot the half/full nudes... but it does get you out to a more broadened area.

---Jenna Marie

Jul 10 13 09:10 am Link

Model

katlyn lacoste

Posts: 492

Tacoma, Washington, US

nothing unclassy about being in the buff.

Jul 12 13 10:48 am Link

Model

MelissaAnn

Posts: 3958

Seattle, Washington, US

I only shoot "classy" nudes. big_smile

Jul 12 13 11:37 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 29399

Dearborn, Michigan, US

MelissaAnn  wrote:
I only shoot "classy" nudes. big_smile

I'm happy that you do.   smile

Jul 12 13 11:40 am Link

Photographer

New Art Photo

Posts: 701

Los Angeles, California, US

--I think the more interesting question is why every teenage girl in America is taking half naked shots of herself  with her cell phone.....

Jul 12 13 11:42 am Link

Model

NicoleNudes

Posts: 3963

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Drew Tommons wrote:

your port being a case in point smile

Thank you big_smile

Jul 12 13 11:43 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7319

New York, New York, US

Nudes of all kinds are fun. Simple.

Jul 12 13 11:44 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 29399

Dearborn, Michigan, US

Erica Jay wrote:
Tell me my portfolio isn't classy! I dare you.

You have a very classy portfolio!

Jul 12 13 11:46 am Link

Photographer

Mac Wolff

Posts: 3665

Litchfield Park, Arizona, US

I don't think shes listening anymore

Jul 12 13 11:49 am Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

Mekia Akins wrote:
Why do Photographers always want to take Naked or Half Naked Shots of Models??and Why do you have to be.that way to be discovered or get in Magazines.What happened to Classy Standards.

I prefer to take nude, fully clothed, and partially clothed images.  And, generally, models like the range, as I do.  They also seem to consider what I do reasonably "classy." 

As far as "getting discovered or get in magazines" it kinda depends on the magazine, and the model.  Some will magazines require nudity, others would never dream of publishing any.  Some models have the right look / stats for fashion or commercial.  Others not so much.

Nude modeling, especially art nude modeling, is much more "equal opportunity" in terms of height, age, weight, and various other factors than "mainstream industry" modeling.

Jul 12 13 01:54 pm Link

Model

BeatnikDiva

Posts: 14837

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

If I shoot half nudes, does that make me half classy?

Jul 12 13 02:03 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

Mekia Akins wrote:
Why do Photographers always want to take Naked or Half Naked Shots of Models??and Why do you have to be.that way to be discovered or get in Magazines.What happened to Classy Standards.

RKD Photographic wrote:
There's a whole barrel-load of fail right there... sad

I think it's very classy denigrating models and photographers who choose to shoot nude and semi nude on a Site that caters to about 90% of that kind of work (at a rough guess)...

If you don't want to shoot in that style, fine - it's free-ish Country so I hear - but don't come here bad-mouthing those that do...

I support your (RKD) goals, but from what I've read, and checked, the actual numbers are something like 15% of MM models pose nude, and 10% of images are "mature."  Which is a long ways from 90%.

Jul 12 13 02:03 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

Mekia Akins wrote:
Why do Photographers always want to take Naked or Half Naked Shots of Models??and Why do you have to be.that way to be discovered or get in Magazines.What happened to Classy Standards.

Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Am I to assume that the charming young people on shows ranging from girls gone wild to Jersey Shore signify class as compared to your basic art nude?

Prudery does not epitomize class.

Did you just call the the "charming young people" from Girls Gone Wild prudes?

Jul 12 13 02:10 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

Jenna  Marie wrote:
You have to keep in mind that regardless of age/height/weight/ etc... if you get connected with the right people and have work that catches your eye, then there is a chance. Catalogue modeling needs people for all ages. But you do have to have the correct expressions and standards they are looking for for that one specific shot.

As others stated, narrowing your field to that wont help much. I'm only 5'6" (20 years old) ---(about to be 21 whoop whoop) and my main goal was commercial modeling. But i met the right people, and i am getting ready for commercial work and fashion week 2014 work. --- (even though for fashion week I am becoming a size 2 hahaha but its worth it!)

So just keep a broad horizon, network, practice, and network some more. I'm still new to this and learning as I go.. I can tell you its one HELL OF A RIDE. But its so fulfilling and enjoyable! BEST OF LUCK smile

oh ps:.... you must remember that there are so many genres because people are wanting to shoot so many different things. You don't HAVE to shoot the half/full nudes... but it does get you out to a more broadened area.

---Jenna Marie

It also helps to be flat out gorgeous.

Jul 12 13 02:13 pm Link

Photographer

Christopher Carter

Posts: 7747

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Mekia Akins wrote:
Why do Photographers always want to take Naked or Half Naked Shots of Models??and Why do you have to be.that way to be discovered or get in Magazines.What happened to Classy Standards.

Halle Barry did nude scenes long after she "made it."

Still think she is unclassy and has low standards?

Jul 12 13 02:49 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

Zack Zoll wrote:
It seems like you've left the conversation, but I'll add my two cents anyway.

Portraits are not classy.  Unless you need a photo for a website, the back cover of a book you wrote, or to go along with an article about you, there is no such thing as a "classy portrait."  Aside from photos for business, portraits are made for one of two reasons:

I try to treat portraits as art.  Nude or not

A couple examples;

18+
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8098 … 2b1b_o.jpg

Not:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130219/12/5123da950e154_m.jpg

Jul 12 13 02:50 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11940

Olivet, Michigan, US

Mnemosyne Photography wrote:
Halle Barry did nude scenes long after she "made it."

Still think she is unclassy and has low standards?

As have a large portion of the (other) female winners of the Academy Award (Oscar) for "Best Actress."  Before, after, and for the film that won them the award.

Jul 12 13 02:53 pm Link

Photographer

Jeffrey M Fletcher

Posts: 4410

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Mekia Akins wrote:
Why do Photographers always want to take Naked or Half Naked Shots of Models??and Why do you have to be.that way to be discovered or get in Magazines.What happened to Classy Standards.

Jeffrey M Fletcher wrote:
Am I to assume that the charming young people on shows ranging from girls gone wild to Jersey Shore signify class as compared to your basic art nude?

Prudery does not epitomize class.

Art of the nude wrote:
Did you just call the the "charming young people" from Girls Gone Wild prudes?

No, the first part was a question illustrating what I saw as a contradiction in the op's position. The second part was a statement that offered an alternate view.

Jul 12 13 03:41 pm Link

Photographer

Christopher Carter

Posts: 7747

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Gina Redd wrote:
The OP doesn't pose nude and is without work and she's angry and bitter. I pose nude and likely turn down more paid work in a week than she's been offered in a year and I'm happy as a clown.

Oh well.

This post wins the internet!

Jul 12 13 05:18 pm Link

Photographer

Art Silva

Posts: 9709

Santa Barbara, California, US

Mekia Akins wrote:
Why do Photographers always want to take Naked or Half Naked Shots of Models??and Why do you have to be.that way to be discovered or get in Magazines.What happened to Classy Standards.

Well I guess we won't be shooting anytime soon.

First time my fine art nude work has ever been considered non-classy, I guess I and my colleagues were wrong this whole time.... Maybe I should study Classy Standards, what ever That is. hmm

Jul 12 13 05:29 pm Link

Photographer

varton

Posts: 2396

New York, New York, US

I know how to make  the "classy" "oh so fabulously trashy.."  big_smile and vice versa ...even clothed. big_smile big_smile

Jul 13 13 07:11 am Link

Photographer

Jay Farrell

Posts: 13293

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Bwhahahahahahahaa!

Jul 13 13 07:26 am Link

Photographer

Hugh Alison

Posts: 2123

Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom

Mekia Akins wrote:
Why do Photographers always want to take Naked or Half Naked Shots of Models??and Why do you have to be.that way to be discovered or get in Magazines.What happened to Classy Standards.

I think we have a different idea of what "classy" means....

Jul 13 13 07:30 am Link

Photographer

Ars Gratia Artis 908

Posts: 80

Wooster, Ohio, US

My ethics professor in college was a local pastor. He said that the Christian church was largely responsible for making nudity into something that was shameful.

Artists have been sculpting nudes for thousands of years.

I agree with the person that said that the female form is God's greatest creation. She can be a life giver, nurturer or destroyer. A woman's body is a man's only chance to be immortal, through children.

I am constantly amazed by how different woman's bodies are and yet, every single one of them is beautiful.

Jul 13 13 07:34 am Link

Photographer

Shot By Adam

Posts: 6870

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

In all her classiness, the OP bailed on this train wreck of hers over 100 posts ago.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/at-least-you-tried.gif

Jul 13 13 07:47 am Link

Model

P I X I E

Posts: 35440

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mekia Akins wrote:
Well regardless of that IM NOT GIVING UP!!!

Good luck. Don't quit your day job.

Jul 13 13 07:54 am Link

Photographer

Rebel Photo

Posts: 11446

Florence, South Carolina, US

Michael Kerrek wrote:
I find it classless, rude, and ignorant that you'd suggest nudity (and partial nudity) is classless.

You only want to shoot what you deem "classy" work, but you're perfectly fine with classless behavior- your position is hypocritical and morally filthy.

+1

Wasn't it Madonna that made trashy, classy...followed ...Beyonce...nothing classy there!

Jul 13 13 08:12 am Link

Photographer

RKD Photographic

Posts: 3265

Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Art of the nude wrote:

I support your (RKD) goals, but from what I've read, and checked, the actual numbers are something like 15% of MM llamas pose nude, and 10% of images are "mature."  Which is a long ways from 90%.

One lives in hope... big_smile

Jul 13 13 08:19 am Link

Photographer

Eralar

Posts: 1778

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

As usual, after having insulted half of MMers, model doesn't like the answers given and disappears from the thread.

My guess is if photographers from her area saw the thread, it's going to be even more difficult for her to book photoshoots.

Her bad...

Jul 13 13 09:04 am Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 290

London, England, United Kingdom

Mac Wolff wrote:
I don't think shes listening anymore

Yeah, I think she realised she's an idiot after the 3rd post in here.

Jul 15 13 04:10 am Link

Model

Izzie G

Posts: 9

Shreveport, Louisiana, US

Because I like to be naked.  Bring on the filth.

Jul 15 13 05:43 pm Link