Gas Money for Local Models

February 22, 2017

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Something that I have seen become very popular with models shooting TFP (or “Time For”)  with photographers today is to ask for “gas money” after agreeing to do a shoot as TFP. First, let’s weed out those individuals who are 25 miles or more away. Asking for gas money at those greater distances makes perfect […]

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Why Won’t People Pay Me? (part 2)

September 5, 2015

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As mentioned in the previous blog post, “Why Won’t People Pay Me?”, there are a lot of things that impact getting paid. This post is continuing that post with more information. There are some things to keep in mind when you model. Let’s start with some things I see often in the industry with amateur […]

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Why Won’t People Pay Me?

April 5, 2015

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Something I hear constantly from models is how no one wants to pay the models they work, and how if they want to be a model, they have to pay for clothes, pay for makeup, pay for hair, and pay for a lot of other things. “Why won’t people pay me to do my modelling […]

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Where are you going with your modeling?

March 13, 2015

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One of the first few questions I ask every model is “Where are you going with your modeling and what do you expect to get out of modeling?” This tells me quite a bit about you as a model and ambitions as a model. Keep in mind by this time, I will have looked at […]

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Determination and Learning is Key

August 24, 2014

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One thing I tend to point out is a lot of what I experience with models – usually the negative or things that models should be aware when they do model. This post is different. I am proud of one model, and want others to know that even the impossible can happen with determination and […]

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Starting Out with Modeling

July 14, 2014

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One of the biggest things I can say to models is to know their limits prior to shooting.  As a photographer, I shoot from fully clothed fashion images to artistic nudes (not erotic nudes-that is a whole different genre).  Because of this, I am very flexible with models and their limits. I often tell models […]

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Changes in Child Modeling in New York City

July 8, 2014

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If you are under the age of 18, you are considered a “child” model and are required to follow stricter laws when you do model. Just this past year, if you model in the state of New York, you are now considered a “child performer” with even stricter laws.  They include specifying how many hours […]

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