It is a Free For All

July 7, 2014

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One thing in this industry that you will constantly hear is how you need to work for free. Several models take this out on me every so often, that they aren’t making the money they expected as a model. Often, photographers say the same thing. You get tired of hearing it all the time. With […]

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Are you modeling or the model?

March 30, 2014

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One of the hardest things to learn as a model is explaining this to prospective models and getting them to understand. Even some people who have dipped their toes in the modeling world don’t quite understand this. So, let me take some time and explain this. When you first start out, you won’t be earning […]

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I want to do… highly conceptualized images

February 25, 2014

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One of the very first things I ask models as a photographer is “What kind of images do you want to do? Where do you see yourself in photographic images?” Most of the answers are reasonable answers, but some replies are in highly conceptualized images. Sometimes, I see where models themselves post in a casting […]

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Expectations from Models

February 19, 2014

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As a photographer, I deal with many people having unreasonable expectations. One area I don’t expect models to have unreasonable expectations is while doing test shoots with models, especially if they are done TFP. Unfortunately, I have found that some models are unreasonable in their expectations. I no longer do TFP except in very rare […]

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Modeling is more than Looking Pretty

February 16, 2014

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One of the most frustrating things that I run into with people new to modeling is that they seem to think that modeling is just looking pretty. I frequently hear at meet and greets (places where photographers and models meet one another, usually shooting test images or over light snacks at a bar) that a […]

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Modeling and Tattoos

February 13, 2014

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One of the biggest areas that causes the most arguments are tattoos and modeling. On one side, you have the industry that demands clean skin, no scars, minimal piercings, and fresh looks so that they can market you to clients that will hire you and get you jobs that pay. The other side, the models […]

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