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Ms StaciStarrz
Posts: 4
Lawndale, California, US


I have recently made myself available for shoots and want to go about it differently this time. I get a lot of photographers looking to shoot nudes. (I realize my profile says something about it, I had to put it in there because I was getting so many requests.)
I want to take my career in a different direction. How can I market myself to a different genre of photographers, without limiting my skills and appeal?
Oct 08 12 08:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,868
Olivet, Michigan, US


Ms StaciStarrz wrote:
I have recently made myself available for shoots and want to go about it differently this time. I get a lot of photographers looking to shoot nudes. (I realize my profile says something about it, I had to put it in there because I was getting so many requests.)
I want to take my career in a different direction. How can I market myself to a different genre of photographers, without limiting my skills and appeal?

Generally, due to supply and demand, models who shoot nudes have more leverage than those who don't.  Perhaps you can find an excellent photographer in whatever genre's you want to move into, and do a shoot in that style AND include some nude concepts?

Oct 08 12 08:56 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ms StaciStarrz
Posts: 4
Lawndale, California, US


it seems when I do that the photographer is usually more focused on getting good nudes, although I want the other photos...
Oct 08 12 09:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AgX
Posts: 1,243
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Ms StaciStarrz wrote:
I have recently made myself available for shoots and want to go about it differently this time. I get a lot of photographers looking to shoot nudes. (I realize my profile says something about it, I had to put it in there because I was getting so many requests.)
I want to take my career in a different direction. How can I market myself to a different genre of photographers, without limiting my skills and appeal?

From your profile:
Shoot nudes: Yes
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$80/hr anything nude. (Although I do Not offer nude shoots if I like the concept I may be willing)
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No nude at the moment (artistic, paintings, or lighting ok) working on my figure.

= far too contradictory and confusing.

In my opinion, you’re not likely to reduce the offers you don’t want much with the above statements, but you perhaps will eliminate some people you would want to work with. I, for one, wouldn't bother to dance through that minefield.

Oct 08 12 09:06 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,427
Salem, Oregon, US


seek out photographers who work in the styles you're interested in and see if they will do TF with you. if not then offer to pay them.
Oct 08 12 09:06 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Ms StaciStarrz
Posts: 4
Lawndale, California, US


Don't imply nudes. Got it!

Seek photographers I like. I always figured I was supposed to wait to be found. but I got it!


Any suggestions help Im a little lost on here smile
Oct 08 12 09:35 am  Link  Quote 
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