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Model Mayhem #:
376822
Last Activity:
Dec 11, 2013
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Joined:
Apr 15, 2007

About Me

*PhotoBook shoot and design
*Shooting @ studio & location
*Photoshop post production/shoot

way more images at  http://www.trotadigitalmedia.com

PAID JOBS AS A MODEL
Many models on seem to have the wrong idea about paid work. Here is the truth on how to get a legitimate paid job:

First you must have a professional photo book. You NEED it for the "go to's". You are selling your own image, if you don't have a good "product" then you are not going to stand out from the already crowded model industry. Then start with an agency. Agencies find jobs for you. That’s what they do. They match models with clients and products. There is no such thing as too short or too curvy. Not all advertisements use size one, six foot tall runway models so let it go that your not that and go for it.

You do NOT get paid by a photographer...EVER. If you do, that is an agreement between you and them, because the photographer needed you for his own personal project, if so. If you expect to get paid then most likely they will expect you to take your clothes off. At that point you can kiss the mainstream agencies goodbye and start thinking about your solo site.

Photographers, Make-up artists, Wardrobe Stylist are providing a very expensive form of expertise to you. They're providing an extravagant service. Each shoot costs them anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. You are the Photographer’s client, not the other way around.

If you wish to get paid jobs, but don't want to go through an agency, then you need to do what agencies do. Look for companies who need models: Hair styling companies, boutique fashion stores, fashion designers, pay websites (huge revenue on websites), look for paid castings on sites like MM and craigslist.

Take your portfolio and shop it to them. Those are the people that pay you for your work! (Not photographers) This is also how photographers get paid, unless they are hired by a model (because you are the client to a photographer if you go to them).

This is a courtesy to help those that are starting out understand how to get paid. There are plenty of agencies online with further information. Thanks.

Contact us via email: [email protected]

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