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Tony Saunders
Posts: 3
Tampa, Florida, US


So, I just recently started modeling and have no knowledge of many things in this industry. I was offered to be in a fitness magazine and was told I am not getting paid. Is this common?
Apr 07 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zachary Carpenter
Posts: 129
Trussville, Alabama, US


Tony Saunders wrote:
So, I just recently started modeling and have no knowledge of many things in this industry. I was offered to be in a fitness magazine and was told I am not getting paid. Is this common?

For a new model, yes. You're trading your time for published work.

You still need to make sure the magazine is reputable though.

Apr 07 13 04:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tony Saunders
Posts: 3
Tampa, Florida, US


I've done my best researching about the magazine thus far. Is there any suggestions on how to check if the magazine is reputable?
Apr 07 13 04:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zachary Carpenter
Posts: 129
Trussville, Alabama, US


Tony Saunders wrote:
I've done my best researching about the magazine thus far. Is there any suggestions on how to check if the magazine is reputable?

Quick search on the MM fourms, ask around, google the name of it with "Scam."

The last thing you want as a model is unflattering images of yourself floating around.

Apr 07 13 04:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,694
Atlanta, Georgia, US


I agree about checking for scams. It is however not uncommon to be unpaid for editorials, even major magazines (like vogue) only pay models a few hundred dollars.
Apr 07 13 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tony Saunders
Posts: 3
Tampa, Florida, US


Thank you for your inputs. I will definitely continue to do more research on the magazine.
Apr 07 13 05:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah Willman
Posts: 42
Dickinson, North Dakota, US


They should give you a release form..make sure to read it over before you sign
Apr 21 13 07:28 am  Link  Quote 
Model
TC Carter Quehl
Posts: 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


they are right , its not uncommon to not be paid for such things all the time. for me if i wanna build more of a portfolio , ill shoot for free, only if its legit. If people ask never say your brand new to the buisness. people like to take advantage of new people. if this magazine didnt show you what they do or give you a site or exc... dont do it. you shouldnt have to google theses guys, if they really want you theyll make sure they get you.
Apr 21 13 07:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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