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yuanfangcc
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Nov 02, 2010 08:58 |  #1

I am living in toronto,but i don't know how to find model,anyone can tell me where to find model,thsnk you!




  
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Nov 02, 2010 09:01 |  #2

Model Mayhem




  
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Nov 08, 2010 12:13 |  #3

just curious but do u just email them personally or put an ad on the forums?


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Nov 09, 2010 02:08 |  #4

What about friends? Or friends of friends?


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Nov 09, 2010 08:41 as a reply to  @ DimensionZero's post |  #5

My experience with Model Mayhem is that there are some excellent models and some very unreliable ones. Contacting models directly is probably a poor idea unless you are going to pay them. The model feels they are doing you a favour so there is often no sense of professionalism. At worst they could arrange a shoot and then just not turn up.

Putting out a casting call sometimes works but you need some good strong images on your profile to let the models know you can produce something that will be useful for their portfolio. The term GWC (guy with camera) is a derogatory term for someone with little skill who likes to take pictures of scantily clad young women. Not surprisingly, most decent models go to great lengths to ensure you are not a GWC.

The best option IMHO, is to get a few good shots of friends/relatives (I mean really good ones that look professional) and put them on your profile. If you get a model sending you a friend request, accept it, have a look at their profile. Assuming you like their look, send them a message saying that you would like to shoot on a TF basis and take it from there.

Be prepared for some no-shows.


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Nov 09, 2010 21:24 as a reply to  @ fraiseap's post |  #6

thank you guys for your replies,i just want to know youe experiences to find model,i have put an ad on web ,and find a model,i pay her $20 for an hour,i don'e know usually how much to pay a model,what's youe opinions?




  
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Nov 17, 2010 07:42 |  #7

fraiseap wrote in post #11252285 (external link)
My experience with Model Mayhem is that there are some excellent models and some very unreliable ones. Contacting models directly is probably a poor idea unless you are going to pay them. The model feels they are doing you a favour so there is often no sense of professionalism. At worst they could arrange a shoot and then just not turn up.

Putting out a casting call sometimes works but you need some good strong images on your profile to let the models know you can produce something that will be useful for their portfolio. The term GWC (guy with camera) is a derogatory term for someone with little skill who likes to take pictures of scantily clad young women. Not surprisingly, most decent models go to great lengths to ensure you are not a GWC.

The best option IMHO, is to get a few good shots of friends/relatives (I mean really good ones that look professional) and put them on your profile. If you get a model sending you a friend request, accept it, have a look at their profile. Assuming you like their look, send them a message saying that you would like to shoot on a TF basis and take it from there.

Be prepared for some no-shows.

Best advice!
MM is 50/50, some models are really trying to model and some are just looking for ego boost.
Communication is key with model mayhem. Your going to get more flakes then show up's.




  
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Nov 17, 2010 12:36 |  #8

qman_tx wrote in post #11299756 (external link)
Best advice!
MM is 50/50, some models are really trying to model and some are just looking for ego boost.
Communication is key with model mayhem. Your going to get more flakes then show up's.

+1

you must talk to them directly over the phone at least once when the "deal" is ready to confirm, check the model site in MM as well, check her prior projects, etc.... and

book more than one model... 50/50 is the rule


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Nov 21, 2010 02:18 |  #9

I can only agree with Model Mayhem :D
I found a lot of good local models on it.
Trust me that is the way to go


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Nov 21, 2010 11:01 |  #10

I will say Model Mayhem. I have only done 6-7 shoots and all times model was nice and showed up on time. Maybe it was that I bring along my wife as my assitant and tell the model to bring along a friend/escort if they feel like.


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Nov 25, 2010 19:44 |  #11

eye2i wrote in post #11210141 (external link)
Model Mayhem

Due to the fact that he's looking for a model, I going to guess he doesn't have too much experience in the field. That being said, models on MM probably won't be too serious about getting out with him unless there is a good sum of money in return.

I am in the same boat as the OP; I have been wanting to get into portraiture work, particularly senior portraits, for a couple months. But I don't know where to find models. And, never shooting anything more than snapshots/candids, I don't have much of a portfolio to sell myself with.


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Nov 25, 2010 19:45 |  #12

Local strip club?

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Nov 26, 2010 11:48 as a reply to  @ JoeyBaccala's post |  #13

it's often a giant pain in the ass, but modelmayhem is still the best place to find models... by far...


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Nov 26, 2010 16:55 |  #14

Start up by asking friends to pose for you. Once you have a decent portfolio sign up for a model mayhem profile and ask models on there. Word of warning though, there are a lot of flaky ones on MM.


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Nov 27, 2010 05:07 |  #15

Tawcan wrote in post #11350314 (external link)
Start up by asking friends to pose for you. Once you have a decent portfolio sign up for a model mayhem profile and ask models on there. Word of warning though, there are a lot of flaky ones on MM.

I agree with you. Ask friends to model for you. Friend have friends. Women talk. After sometime you'll get some good pics you can promote with. good luck


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