Oceanside, California, US
I am still very new to how everything works and I wondering if I should worry at all. I have had people say that they would love to work with me, want to meet, but then I hear not from them after that. I would love to get some new work done and I want to push what I can do. Am I doing something wrong? I am feeling lost and unsure what I should do now. Any input from any one...
Aug 17 13 09:32 am Link
Salem, Oregon, US
casting call? availability notice? hitting up local photographers you'd like to work with? just a few things you can try if you haven't already.
most of my shoots come from models tagging me with "would love to work with you"
Aug 17 13 09:40 am Link
Rockford, Illinois, US
Well you being a Marine, you could probably kick most of the photographers asses on this site. Find a good photographer you trust and practice, the rest will fall into place.
Aug 17 13 09:44 am Link
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Words are wind.
Aug 17 13 11:56 am Link
Salem, Indiana, US
Trust your instinct
If they don't reply back then don't worry and move on
Aug 17 13 11:57 am Link
San Juan Capistrano, California, US
I agree with everyone else completely. If you don't get a reply, don't worry, just move on. I have shot messages out to tons of models and never heard back. Others have and I have had the chance to do a shoot. Just be patient and don't let anything get in your Ooda-loop.
Aug 18 13 11:10 am Link
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
I get that all the time. Many times nothing happens so you move on.
Aug 18 13 11:50 am Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Nat Ammons wrote:
Unfortunately, this small bit of information only paints a small picture, so one would need to jump to conclusions and/or guess as to what is wrong.
Aug 18 13 01:36 pm Link
Fresno, California, US
We'll see. PM being sent.
Aug 18 13 01:54 pm Link
University City, Missouri, US
Being active duty as a Marine maybe photographers are intimidated. I would love to work with you if we were in the same city. Oh and thank you for your service.
Aug 18 13 02:06 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
Don't worry, sounds very normal. Just keep trying.
Aug 18 13 02:17 pm Link
Phoenix, Arizona, US
I think some people just get off on models telling them yes.
Aug 18 13 02:28 pm Link
Oceanside, California, US
Thank you all for your input, suggestions, and thoughts. I am slowly and surely getting the hang of all this stuff that is still very new to me.
Aug 18 13 05:47 pm Link
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
There are a lot of tyre kickers on here, it happens to us all.
Just keep at it and play the numbers game
Aug 18 13 05:58 pm Link
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
i can't tell you how many times that has happened to me. the worst is "hey here's my idea, you need this this and this and we'll shoot here on this date" so you plan for it and the night before "oh sorry i forgot to tell you, i moved across the country. good luck with life."
but as others have said, just keep trying! you do eventually find someone and occasionally you find great photographers! you just can't give up
Aug 19 13 11:23 am Link