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FranklinElsey
Posts: 71
Omaha, Nebraska, US


I just got approved this morning and I would like some feedback - be it negative or positive - although I am hoping for the latter.

What should I do to push myself up the ephemeral ladder that is fashion modeling. Any ideas on how to fix any issues you see in my posing or facial expressions?

Or hell, maybe I'm just not cut out for modeling at all. (Not to say that I would take this response as an attack on looks - I might not photograph well) You are only as good as your last picture in this industry so I hope to get more up soon.

Thank you for the feedback it is appreciated,

Franklin
Feb 26 13 12:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
FranklinElsey
Posts: 71
Omaha, Nebraska, US


bump.
Mar 02 13 11:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tim Media
Posts: 95
Columbia, Missouri, US


Modeling is a bit more challenging for males.  Start with educating yourself first.

http://www.newmodels.com

1-Determind what type of model you are going to be.  Do your research.  Fashion, Glamour, Commercial........

2. Build a portfolio based on that type of modeling.......

3. Get some advice from SUCCESSFUL models who are doing the type of modeling you want to do..........

4.  Start participating on modeling blogs and forums..........
Mar 03 13 12:05 am  Link  Quote 
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NewBoldPhoto
Posts: 4,894
PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US


FranklinElsey wrote:
I just got approved this morning and I would like some feedback - be it negative or positive - although I am hoping for the latter.

What should I do to push myself up the ephemeral ladder that is fashion modeling. Any ideas on how to fix any issues you see in my posing or facial expressions?

Or hell, maybe I'm just not cut out for modeling at all. (Not to say that I would take this response as an attack on looks - I might not photograph well) You are only as good as your last picture in this industry so I hope to get more up soon.

Thank you for the feedback it is appreciated,

Franklin

Hey Frank,
Your portfolio has no fashion in it. Nor does it suggest an attempt at fashion. beyond that you are in Nebraska... yeah... Let me suggest you find a photographer that has stronger work and might be open to a trade arrangement.
Just a thought YMMV
just for the record the phrase is "you're only as good as your worst image" that last picture thing is for the Hollywood types

Mar 03 13 12:07 am  Link  Quote 
Model
FranklinElsey
Posts: 71
Omaha, Nebraska, US


Thanks. I'll try to do better.
Mar 03 13 12:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,442
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


In 4 of your 8 photographs you have the same shirt on, blue striped


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130225/20/512c3aa492bd6_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130224/18/512acd10b9772_m.jpg
Quality of photo and pose aside
Which of these images does a better job of showcasing you as a model, the one where you are the biggest or the one where you are dead center in the image and only a very small part of the image?

My suggestion, get a clean shaven head shot with a tie on
Add a full length standing in dress pants shirt and tie, think a simple solid blue shirt

Wish you well
Mar 03 13 05:39 am  Link  Quote 
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