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Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

I don't do this very often, but sitting in a hotel room a little bored tonight, so I thought I  would do this for a little while tonight, before going to bed and catching a flight in the morning. I might continue tomorrow, from a different hotel room if there are a lot of posts.

*****THIS IS FOR MODELS ONLY*****

I do quite a bit of travel for my work, which is mostly fashion, catalog and some magazine work. My clents are all over the US and Europe mostly. Sometimes my clients have already hired the models that they want to use for the job, but sometimes, they do ask me to supply the models for the shoot.
Most of the time I do a search on MM for local models within about 50 miles radious of the area that my client is in or the shoot will be to see if there is a model that fits the profile that my client is looking for, before contacting a local agency.
I do the following steps:
1. Do the search.
2. Look at your avatar
3. Read your profile
4. Look at your photos
5. Contact you to see if you are interested.
Now assuming that you do meet the client specifications on height, age, ethnicity, hair, etc. Would you reach step 5. Would I contact you? I could stop at any step based on your whole portfolio.
I will tell you at what step I would stop, and why I stopped there.
Now although I am nice and will not be rude, I am also very honest and will be pretty straight forward. So if you can not take a little criticism and feedback please don't post and ask.
Again, this is only my opinion and my way of doing things. Does not mean that all photographers feel the same way, or that's industry standard, just my way of doing it.
If you are interested, lets do it!!!

Aug 27 13 10:10 pm Link

Model

Axioma

Posts: 6793

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

I like it straight forward. Which step would I reach?

Aug 27 13 10:35 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Axioma wrote:
I like it straight forward. Which step would I reach?

Assuming you would meet client specifications, you would reach step 5 and I would contact you.
Your profile is pretty straight forward on what you like to do. and you have some nice photos that show your facial features and body type. smile

Aug 27 13 10:46 pm Link

Model

chasingKelly

Posts: 95

Stanton, California, US

Ooou interesting.. do tell.

Aug 28 13 12:38 am Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

chasingKelly wrote:
Ooou interesting.. do tell.

Nice portfolio. I would contact you. Wish you had all of your stats filled in, but you do have some good head shots that show your features and some full body photos that show your body type well.

Aug 28 13 07:08 am Link

Model

Azia Rose

Posts: 228

Portland, Oregon, US

I would love to know what you think!

Aug 28 13 11:43 am Link

Model

Kurly Smith

Posts: 89

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

How about me?

Aug 28 13 12:15 pm Link

Model

Sarah_

Posts: 1487

Denver, Colorado, US

Would you?

Aug 28 13 01:30 pm Link

Model

An Italian

Posts: 96

Boston, Massachusetts, US

RenatoJr - RJ wrote:
I don't do this very often, but sitting in a hotel room a little bored tonight, so I thought I  would do this for a little while tonight, before going to bed and catching a flight in the morning. I might continue tomorrow, from a different hotel room if there are a lot of posts.

*****THIS IS FOR MODELS ONLY*****

I do quite a bit of travel for my work, which is mostly fashion, catalog and some magazine work. My clents are all over the US and Europe mostly. Sometimes my clients have already hired the models that they want to use for the job, but sometimes, they do ask me to supply the models for the shoot.
Most of the time I do a search on MM for local models within about 50 miles radious of the area that my client is in or the shoot will be to see if there is a model that fits the profile that my client is looking for, before contacting a local agency.
I do the following steps:
1. Do the search.
2. Look at your avatar
3. Read your profile
4. Look at your photos
5. Contact you to see if you are interested.
Now assuming that you do meet the client specifications on height, age, ethnicity, hair, etc. Would you reach step 5. Would I contact you? I could stop at any step based on your whole portfolio.
I will tell you at what step I would stop, and why I stopped there.
Now although I am nice and will not be rude, I am also very honest and will be pretty straight forward. So if you can not take a little criticism and feedback please don't post and ask.
Again, this is only my opinion and my way of doing things. Does not mean that all photographers feel the same way, or that's industry standard, just my way of doing it.
If you are interested, lets do it!!!

I'm interested if you're still doing it.

Aug 28 13 01:58 pm Link

Model

Celine Sophia

Posts: 503

Santa Barbara, California, US

Me please!

Sep 04 13 02:07 am Link

Model

Angie Borras

Posts: 1918

Kissimmee, Florida, US

Sure

Sep 04 13 08:25 am Link

Model

Shirin McBennett-Sheen

Posts: 285

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Curious to know...

Sep 04 13 09:26 am Link

Model

Tiffiney C

Posts: 570

Los Angeles, California, US

I'd like to know.

Tiff
www.TiffineyC.com

Sep 04 13 09:34 am Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Azia Rose wrote:
I would love to know what you think!

Sorry to say this, but I would stop at your avatar. Hard to tell what you really look like from your avatar. Not a headshot, not a body shot.

Sep 04 13 03:03 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Kurly Smith wrote:
How about me?

You would be contacted. Nice portfolio..

Sep 04 13 03:04 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Sarah_ wrote:
Would you?

Yes I would contact you. Your "compcard" on your profile is perfect!!!

Sep 04 13 03:07 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

An Italian wrote:

I'm interested if you're still doing it.

Made it all the way to your pictures. Need some full length shots in my opinion.

Sep 04 13 03:08 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Celine Sophia wrote:
Me please!

Yes. I would contact you.

Sep 04 13 03:09 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Angie Borras wrote:
Sure

Made it all the way to your photos, then got confused....

Sep 04 13 03:11 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Shirin McBennett-Sheen wrote:
Curious to know...

Stopped at your avatar. Nice picture of the male model, but it's not you....

Sep 04 13 03:13 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Tiffiney C wrote:
I'd like to know.

Tiff
www.TiffineyC.com

Tiffiney! You know I would contact you in a heart beat!!!!

Sep 04 13 03:14 pm Link

Model

Emma Anne

Posts: 109

Austin, Texas, US

Would you contact me?

Sep 04 13 03:22 pm Link

Model

Christoff Smit

Posts: 298

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Would love to know :-D

Sep 04 13 03:31 pm Link

Model

Randy Potvin

Posts: 187

Rochester, New York, US

I'm curious

Sep 04 13 03:44 pm Link

Model

Shirin McBennett-Sheen

Posts: 285

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

RenatoJr - RJ wrote:

Stopped at your avatar. Nice picture of the male model, but it's not you....

...and what if i change my avatar ... big_smile

Sep 04 13 07:57 pm Link

Model

Faune Addams

Posts: 42

Vancouver, Washington, US

Be gentle with me. But honest.

Sep 04 13 09:14 pm Link

Model

Ruqya

Posts: 58

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Would you? Do tell:.

Sep 05 13 12:32 am Link

Model

VeronicaB

Posts: 97

San Francisco, California, US

I'd love to know smile

Sep 05 13 02:23 pm Link

Model

Chantz-Rihan Aluska

Posts: 4

Kenai, Alaska, US

What do you think about me?

Sep 05 13 02:28 pm Link

Model

Casey Phillips

Posts: 52

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

How about me??

Sep 13 13 11:04 am Link

Model

FireAngel

Posts: 2

Eugene, Oregon, US

love it straight to the point. Ready when you are

Sep 13 13 11:10 am Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Emma Anne wrote:
Would you contact me?

Yes. I would contact you...smile

Sep 13 13 02:12 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Christoff Smit wrote:
Would love to know :-D

Nice portfolio. Yes. I would contact you...

Sep 13 13 02:14 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Randy Potvin wrote:
I'm curious

I made it all the way to your photos. Your photos just did not show the type of work I was expecting from you.

Sep 13 13 02:17 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Shirin McBennett-Sheen wrote:

...and what if i change my avatar ... big_smile

This time I stopped at the details of your portfolio. Just too many "0's" for me.

Sep 13 13 02:18 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Faune Addams wrote:
Be gentle with me. But honest.

I stopped at your profile for basically 2 reasons. First you don't state that fashion is something you are interested in, but the most important one is your chaperone requirement.
When doing a shoot for a client there are already too many people on the set. Client, assistants, MUA, Hair, wardrobe, art director, etc. just too much going on to having to worry about a chaperone. Also, most clients do not want chaperones or significant others on the set.

Sep 13 13 02:23 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Ruqya wrote:
Would you? Do tell:.

You would certainly be contacted....

Sep 13 13 02:25 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

VeronicaB wrote:
I'd love to know smile

I made it all the way to your photos. I would probably contact you if you had some better photos in your portfolio. I think you have the potential. Of course being 17, It would be a must to have a guardian present all times during the shoot.

Sep 13 13 02:29 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Chantz-Rihan Aluska wrote:
What do you think about me?

Stopped at your photos.

Sep 13 13 02:30 pm Link

Photographer

Renato Alberto

Posts: 901

San Francisco, California, US

Casey   Phillips wrote:
How about me??

Stopped at your details...Too many "0's"

Sep 13 13 02:31 pm Link