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Arielle flamingo
Posts: 6
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, US


How do I get people to look at my profile??
Dec 14 12 08:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Meww Gomez
Posts: 10
Roanoke, Virginia, US


I find a great way to get visits/feedback is to leave constructive comments on others' portfolios. Be specific about what you like in the picture. :-)
Dec 14 12 09:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kev Lawson
Posts: 7,202
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Arielle flamingo wrote:
How do I get people to look at my profile??

Welcome to MM Arielle!

Ok, just getting people to look at your profile ... if you are active in the forums, some people will look. You can post a local availability notice (up top under casting/travel). You can comment on photographer ports that are near you, use the browse link.

Since you are new, you should read the Avoiding Scams info, there is a button link to it on your my stuff page. Also, check out newmodels.com for info you can use. One other thing, in the forums you should read the stickies (the threads at the top of each forum) since they contain the rules for each forum and other useful info.

Best wishes and good luck!

Dec 14 12 09:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Salo
Posts: 8,196
Olney, Maryland, US


Welcome to MM.

Avoid scams:  Don't ever cash a check for too much money and send the overage to a third party.
Dec 14 12 09:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


Post in the forums, talk to people, they will look. Give it time you've only been here a few days
Dec 15 12 08:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nikki Magnusson
Posts: 6,841
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Welcome to MM !!..http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/153/5f26ff42df6443939f1b7d7c4035c7dc/l.gif
Dec 15 12 08:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
soonerjh photography
Posts: 73
Midwest City, Oklahoma, US


Welcome to MM! the way you get 'em to see your port is network network network!, If you have a Facebook, or are on any other forums, post a link to your MM, they will see!
Dec 15 12 08:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Blue Ash Film Group
Posts: 9,410
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Mark Salo wrote:
Welcome to MM.

Avoid scams:  Don't ever cash a check for too much money and send the overage to a third party.

Did you even read her question?

Dec 15 12 08:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Albertex Photography
Posts: 15,106
Mansfield, Texas, US


Dec 16 12 11:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Adrianna Camille
Posts: 86
Lexington, Kentucky, US


For starters, try networking with artists in your area. Browse local, send messages and add friends. They're more than likely going to check out your port...
Jan 08 13 11:01 am  Link  Quote 
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MesmerEyes Photography
Posts: 2,938
Tyler, Texas, US


As others have said post in the forums, comment on others' work (not just a great shot, love it, but meaningful), use the availability notices, and I would add use the announcement section as well by offering to trade comment for comment.

Use as many ways as you can to get yourself out there. Post in the critique forum even if you think your profile/portfolio is great the way it is. It never hurt to have someone else take a look to find something wrong that you might have not thought about or missed. Tell a joke or something off the wall in SF2 I can pretty much guarantee you that they will want to know who you are. It is all about the networking.

Good Luck!
Jan 08 13 11:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ivan123
Posts: 874
Arlington, Virginia, US


First ask WHY you want people to come to you page.  Do you simply want people to see your photos, or do you want to come to the attention of photographers?  If the latter, then just go the direct route:  do a "browse" on photographers near you and set something up.
Jan 08 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,334
Salem, Oregon, US


give and you shall receive. wander around and comment/list your little heart out. and hopefully some will reciprocate. but this doesn't have anything to do with booking shoots. it's just social networking.
Jan 08 13 12:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KGR PHOTO
Posts: 18
Los Angeles, California, US


I would start by learning how to model. Too many beginning models want to do it because someone told them they should be a model. If you want to be successful, you have to work at it. Remember, pro photographer want to shoot, not to teach someone how to model. There are many good resources online at you tube and other places that teach different styles of modeling.

Once you feel you're ready to give it a go, try casting for a FTP shoot with a pro photographer in your area who's style represents what you're looking for and fits your genres and then market yourself here on MM as suggested in the message string.

Good luck!
Jan 08 13 07:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


In addition to everything said above you should fill out your stat completely so people have something to search on.

If your measurements are all 0 you'll never come up when people are searching.
Jan 08 13 09:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fresh Faces Photography
Posts: 257
Santa Rosa, California, US


Some good advice already given. Add this:

Work does NOT come automatically; good looks aren't enough. This is a marketplace and it's highly competitive.

In addition to filling in your stats, post casting calls and scour your area for photogs nearby whose work you like and who are willing to shoot TF* so you can replace the snapshots in your port with some quality work.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Jan 09 13 11:51 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Egypt Jordan
Posts: 82
San Antonio, Texas, US


Network, Network, Network!

Also dont be afraid to talk to the photographers, and leave Tags and messages. Many of them will indeed help you out. If you just sit back and do thing, nothing is going to happen.

And dont shy way when someone contacts you, many beginning llamas shy away. If you have a car, Travel out a bit, you get to work with others in your area and it helps you get more work done.
Jan 09 13 03:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,677
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Danielle Starr wrote:
Network, Network, Network!

Also dont be afraid to talk to the photographers, and leave Tags and messages. Many of them will indeed help you out. If you just sit back and do thing, nothing is going to happen.

And dont shy way when someone contacts you, many beginning models shy away. If you have a car, Travel out a bit, you get to work with others in your area and it helps you get more work done.

This.  Oh and it helps to have stats in your profile, when I search for a specific look zeros mean I will never see you.

Jan 09 13 03:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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