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Linda Lunn
Posts: 39
New York, New York, US


I am a true amateur--never posed for anyone but my husband--Am i dumb to think I can get paid to pose nude?
Jul 23 09 03:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
not on MM anymore 2010
Posts: 2,515


Linda Lunn wrote:
I am a true amateur--never posed for anyone but my husband--Am i dumb to think I can get paid to pose nude?

ask the same question in the critique forum smile

Jul 23 09 03:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


This is the internet. Anybody can be anything they want.

Post some rates and see what happens.

Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com
Jul 23 09 03:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Roxy Mae NFB
Posts: 3,324
Tucson, Arizona, US


i think you should probably try casting calls and look to hire or do tfp with photographers first that way you can get some professional pictures. other than go find gwc they will pay almost any one to get nekkid for them
Jul 23 09 03:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AVD AlphaDuctions
Posts: 10,524
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


Roxy Mae  NFB wrote:
i think you should probably try casting calls and look to hire or do tfp with photographers first that way you can get some professional pictures. other than go find gwc they will pay almost any one to get nekkid for them

before doing the casting call, maybe think about taking out the 2nd, 5th and 6th pics in your portfolio and limit yourself to the images that are closest ?

Jul 23 09 03:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JLC Images
Posts: 11,559
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US


I would suggest getting images in your portfolio that will advertise the type of work you can and want to do.  It is the difference between wanting to get paid for being a nude model and wanting to get paid for just getting naked.

Any more info will gladly be given in a PM or in the critique forum.
Jul 23 09 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Life Is Great Images
Posts: 946
Bozeman, Montana, US


From what i've seen, only a very small percentage of models make a full time living with modeling and at that level the competition and the required devotion to diet and exercise is huge.

You seem to be a good natured, adventuresome, happy person who has found herself a supportive and admiring husband.  I suggest you enjoy that and just shoot for fun and not try to make money.
Jul 23 09 03:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alvah Burlas B A P
Posts: 411
Victorville, California, US


JLC Images wrote:
I would suggest getting images in your portfolio that will advertise the type of work you can and want to do.  It is the difference between wanting to get paid for being a nude model and wanting to get paid for just getting naked.

Any more info will gladly be given in a PM or in the critique forum.

+1
  I agree what is it you want to get paid for? If modeling is what you want to do then TF for a few shoots and get better images in there. If you just want to get paid for being naked and dont care what any of the images turn out looking like then sure you can get paid today by someone.

Jul 23 09 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aussiekylie
Posts: 743
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


some really good advice from all of the above....... have a long think about what has been mentioned and go from there.
Jul 23 09 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Click Hamilton
Posts: 34,200
San Diego, California, US


All you need to get paid is a customer who wants to pay you.

Nothing stupid about that at all. It's just a fact of circumstance.

However, paid nude photo shoots should be easier to find than non-nude paid photo shoots.
Jul 23 09 04:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Linda Lunn
Posts: 39
New York, New York, US


please excuse my complete ignorance....what is the risk of GWCs? Physical danger of assault?
Jul 23 09 04:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FosterPhoto
Posts: 569
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
please excuse my complete ignorance....what is the risk of GWCs? Physical danger of assault?

No more so than with a photographer

Jul 23 09 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
The dark Satyr
Posts: 2,462
Normal, Illinois, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
please excuse my complete ignorance....what is the risk of GWCs? Physical danger of assault?

Yes, that is the risk, as it is with meeting any stranger. Please be careful!

Jul 23 09 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Justin Foto
Posts: 3,592
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Linda Lunn wrote:
please excuse my complete ignorance....what is the risk of GWCs? Physical danger of assault?

Bad pictures.

Jul 23 09 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JLC Images
Posts: 11,559
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
please excuse my complete ignorance....what is the risk of GWCs? Physical danger of assault?

I think it is probably more badgering and/or uncomfortable situations than actual assault.  You need to check references from other models in order to get a full understanding on what to expect.  Just know that a GWC can have an amazing portfolio

Jul 23 09 04:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FosterPhoto
Posts: 569
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
I am a true amateur--never posed for anyone but my husband--Am i dumb to think I can get paid to pose nude?

No, you are not dumb to think that.

A photographer is less likely to offer you paid nude work due to your lack of experience.

You may be offered paid work by "content" photographers though.  Those of us that take pictures and sell them on our websites.  This work tends to be of an explicit nature.

GWC's may be willing to pay you, but they are going to be looking for "Personal Collection" images.  More often than not, these pictures tend to be VERY EXPLICIT in nature.

Jul 23 09 04:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Roxy Mae NFB
Posts: 3,324
Tucson, Arizona, US


well hey she asked if she can get paid to pose nude all i said was go find a GWC they pay almost any one to get nekkid for them.
Jul 23 09 04:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Thornton Harris
Posts: 1,684
San Francisco, California, US


In general, there are not many Asian nude models. So that works in your favor.

There are also not many pregnant nude models. So if you are still pregnant, that is in your favor too.
Jul 23 09 04:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Roxy Mae NFB
Posts: 3,324
Tucson, Arizona, US


All seriousness though. post a casting call for portfolio bulding work and either pay the photographer or find one to do TFP to get better pictures in your port before you can start getting paid.
Jul 23 09 04:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
STUDIO 236
Posts: 936
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


with the right hair and make-up.... and a good photographer to help you build your port.... i think you will get work.
Jul 23 09 04:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Linda Lunn
Posts: 39
New York, New York, US


thanks for all your answers......I love posing fully nude, but would not do spread or explicit shots----i guess that means i cant really get paid?
Jul 23 09 04:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 4,598
Jacksonville, Florida, US


Justin Foto wrote:

Bad pictures.

+1.....J/K i have seen some awesome GWC's do fantastic photography, but true professional can work with you as a new comer to modeling, and help you with poses that enhance your body style, good luck !

Jul 23 09 04:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FosterPhoto
Posts: 569
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
thanks for all your answers......I love posing fully nude, but would not do spread or explicit shots----i guess that means i cant really get paid?

Now is the time to think about whether or not you want to get into modeling.  Unless you are going for the fast money of explicit shots, MODELING is HARD work!

If you wish to pursue, follow some of the advice above on how to get a good portfolio started by doing TF* (time for *= you pose for free and photogs give you pics) shoots with locals then begin to branch out.

Best of luck!

Jul 23 09 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matrix Studio
Posts: 1,957
Columbia, Alabama, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
please excuse my complete ignorance....what is the risk of GWCs? Physical danger of assault?

I can't believe no one told you:

"GWC" is "Guy with Camera". Potential persona non grata.

Welcome to MM!

Jul 23 09 04:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Roxy Mae NFB
Posts: 3,324
Tucson, Arizona, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
thanks for all your answers......I love posing fully nude, but would not do spread or explicit shots----i guess that means i cant really get paid?

look into your market ask local models what they get paid. i got paid and i dont do alot of explicet stuff. jut depends on your market. but you cant think about pay until you have a decent portfolio

Jul 23 09 04:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Magic Image Photography
Posts: 3,606
Temple City, California, US


Are you doing it for the money or just feel cus evey model that poses nude has to get paid. I know lots of MM models that do it for the creative proccess and to get some awsome professional images. Ask your self what you are worth getting photographed nakied then go by that. Most Published models start at 150 an hour or maybe at 75 an hour
Jul 23 09 04:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Roxy Mae NFB
Posts: 3,324
Tucson, Arizona, US


Magic Image Photography wrote:
Are you doing it for the money or just feel cus evey model that poses nude has to get paid. I know lots of MM models that do it for the creative proccess and to get some awsome professional images. Ask your self what you are worth getting photographed nakied then go by that. Most Published models start at 150 an hour or maybe at 75 an hour

she said she doing it cause she like to pose nude

Jul 23 09 04:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumigraphics
Posts: 32,655
Detroit, Michigan, US


OP, there is a whole world of art modeling out there that is mostly non-sexual. Do some trade shoots with good photographers, build a portfolio, and you should have no problem picking up paid work.
Jul 23 09 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dekilah
Posts: 4,866
Detroit, Michigan, US


You can get paid as you get started, but you'll likely have to network a lot to find much paid work. And as others have said, it won't be a constant job. Sure, okay, I got paid $100 an hour to shoot a couple weekends ago, but that's not a constant. I have 2, maybe 3 paid shoots a month currently. Granted, I live in a smaller area, I'm still pretty new, and I can't travel far. If those things were different, I might be making more or shooting more. I do a lot of TF shoots for concepts I want to shoot and for the artistic side. Whether you get paid or not depends on many factors. I get some work based on my location, some based on word of mouth (or e-mail), some from posting in the forums, some based on the type I do and my posing, some from my hair, my size, my skin... lots of things. I also get passed up for probably an equal number of things: my inexperience, my size, my breasts, my driving situation (I don't drive), the fact that I can't travel far, etc.

My advice is, in short, make it a hobby that sometimes pays, not a job. And never shoot anything you don't want to shoot. That way you have fun and maybe you make a little money on the side. I love nude modeling because I feel appreciated. And I really love figure work because I get a euphoric feeling from it (I suppose that comes from feeling that I'm really good at something). And I'm trying sexier stuff now just to see if I can pull it off.
Jul 23 09 05:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vito
Posts: 4,136
Brooklyn, New York, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
thanks for all your answers......I love posing fully nude, but would not do spread or explicit shots----i guess that means i cant really get paid?

I am not trying to change your mind, but if the extent of your nude modeling is like what's in your portfolio, there is little chance of being (regularly) paid. You'd have to do something to stand out or be bolder. Just standing in front of a camera naked does not equal a payday.

That said, I'd shoot you....
smile

Jul 23 09 05:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Long Island Studios
Posts: 4,159
Sayville, New York, US


It is not hard to get paid to do nudes. It is hard to get paid from some one you want to work with...
Jul 23 09 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Undead Threads
Posts: 572
Greenville, South Carolina, US


Can you get paid with your port as it is? =  I'm sure you can find some guys to pay you. but most will be more interested in a privet show than the photos.

can you get paid "good money" =  its hard for in demand models with wonderful ports to make a living from nude modeling alone.

How can you get a better port to get better jobs? = look for new but good  or old but experienced  photographers and ask if you can trade you time for his. you'll be surprised how many will shoot you just to be the 1st to take "good" shots of a new model.


edit: as a side note, If you were in my zip code I would put you to work (but with cloths on) just for being an Asian with a good build thats hard to find in my town.
Jul 23 09 05:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gothedral Chicago
Posts: 171
Evanston, Illinois, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
I am a true amateur--never posed for anyone but my husband--Am i dumb to think I can get paid to pose nude?

It's all about positioning and marketing. Figure out something unique that you can offer which can not easily be found elsewhere. And also be prepared to face a lot of rejection. There is *no one* who appeals to everyone. J.K. Rowling was rejected 12 times before she found a publisher that thought she had something to offer. The key is to find the photographers that you appeal to, and forget about everyone else.

Jul 23 09 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CastanerFoto -aka- GRS
Posts: 533
Littleton, Massachusetts, US


Jul 23 09 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
CastanerFoto -aka- GRS
Posts: 533
Littleton, Massachusetts, US


Great Road Studio wrote:

BeautyIsACurse wrote:

LOL, no comment.

Jul 23 09 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Janice Marie Foote
Posts: 11,483


You have two art nudes that show you're comfortable posing nude,
the rest are low level snapshots.  So post your rates and see what happens!
Jul 23 09 05:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Linda Lunn
Posts: 39
New York, New York, US


It seems like nude art modelling may be appropriate for me...any advice how do go about it?
Jul 23 09 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matrix Studio
Posts: 1,957
Columbia, Alabama, US


Linda Lunn wrote:
It seems like nude art modelling may be appropriate for me...any advice how do go about it?

First, take your clothes off. That's how I get nude, anyway.

Jul 23 09 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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