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Parisa Zarin
Posts: 6
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, US


I know my portfolio is not presentable to any agencies yet... but I'd like some tips/pointers/advice. Busy with school and I've just been shooting for practice.

Leave a reply on any of the following questions:

1. Does it look like I have what it takes to be a model for a decent agency?

2. Which photos are my best/worst?

3. On a scale of 1 to 10, how do I rate as a model?

4. Recommendations on agencies of which I would be fit to apply for?

I don't want to reach too high, get shot down and forever lose future opportunities with the top dog agencies! I know that first impression is usually the last impression in this industry! I'd rather climb the ladder.

Thanks for your time and thought!
Nov 13 12 09:10 am  Link  Quote 
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255 West
Posts: 6,468
New York, New York, US


#1 Never, never, NEVER put yourself down -- not to your self, not to an agent, not to a client. They (and you) will absorb the attitude said in your words.

#2 I could be wrong, you need to ask some of he more experienced models, but I think you have more than enough to approach any agency with. They want to see you POTENTIAL, not a greatest lifetime body of work, and you've more than demonstrated your potential with what you have now.

Don't put anything off, do it now.
Nov 14 12 08:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Parisa Zarin
Posts: 6
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, US


255 West wrote:
#1 Never, never, NEVER put yourself down -- not to your self, not to an agent, not to a client. They (and you) will absorb the attitude said in your words.

#2 I could be wrong, you need to ask some of he more experienced models, but I think you have more than enough to approach any agency with. They want to see you POTENTIAL, not a greatest lifetime body of work, and you've more than demonstrated your potential with what you have now.

Don't put anything off, do it now.

Not trying to put myself down, just trying to improve! Thank you for the advice!

Nov 15 12 07:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,730
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Great port, keep up the good work!

Advice: fake it till you make it ;-)
Nov 15 12 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,666
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120510/12/4fac1491893e9_m.jpg
For a modeling portfolio I think this shows what you have to offer quite well
[Next time do not point right elbow at camera]

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120512/14/4faed6e206e62_m.jpg
Not so much
Missing feet, glare makes it hard to see you

Wish you well
Nov 15 12 04:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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The Effective Image
Posts: 3,943
Lansing, Michigan, US


1. Does it look like I have what it takes to be a model for a decent agency?

Looks? Yes... Drive, persistence, talent, endurance...etc? Can't tell from looking at pictures.

Start knocking on agency doors. And don't give up easily... it's a VERY competitive field and you are starting late... many girls start in their teens.

Good luck!
Nov 15 12 06:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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robert b mitchell
Posts: 1,378
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada


You have almost the same expression in all your pics. Smile, be sultry, look off away from the camera, and  improvise  with the shot. Otherwise I would listen what what some of the othe photogs have been saying and start looking for an agency. I think you have a marketable look.

R.M.
Nov 15 12 07:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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