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I would love to be a model, but how do I go about doing it?

 
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Aug 04, 2011 18:56 |  #1

I think it would be a lot of fun to do, and would give my fiance some fun photos, but I live in a rural area that is VERY conservative in nudity. I, of course, have no problem with that. I have sent him some nude artsy photos that I have taken of myself with, of all things, my iPhone, but I'd like to have a professional setup done. So how do I advertise that I am looking? I also wouldn't mind padding a portfolio of a photographer, either. I am tall and slender: 5'9" at 138-142 lbs. In decent shape. Not shy to be nude or in front of the camera.


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Aug 04, 2011 19:53 |  #2

modelmayhem.com


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Aug 04, 2011 22:33 as a reply to  @ ChunkyDA's post |  #3

Please post some of your photos :lol:


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Aug 04, 2011 22:53 |  #4

LOL! Sure! But they are poorly done with my iPhone, and are self portraits. I'll put them here.


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Aug 04, 2011 23:01 |  #5

No big editing, other than in-phone. And no makeup of any kind. Just would like a more professional setting other than my bathroom. :rolleyes::lol: Hope these aren't TOO racy for here, LOL.

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Aug 05, 2011 00:02 |  #6

modelmayhem is definitely where you want to be. As a model that is willing to shoot nudes, you'll get more photographers there wanting to do shoots than you'll know what to do with. Most models just getting started will do TFP (Trade For Prints) which means you'll model for the photographer and no money is exchanged either way. The photographer gets his/her shots and agrees to give you some or all the shots in exchange for your modeling. This is very common for both models and photographers just starting out. As you get better and build your portfolio, you can start doing paid shoots but those are tough to get for all but the most talented models and photographers.


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Aug 05, 2011 07:45 |  #7

I would try to find a better alternative to MM. I have never used that site myself (and never will), but from what I hear, it attracts a lot of unprofessional people.

There are many similar sites out there. Some are better than others.
In your situation, I would also consider this site a possibility. Chances are that there is a photographer among POTN's members, who is located near you and who's work you like. And I see no reason why anyone would mind you PM'ing them about such a thing.

Whatever you do, make sure the photographer has a decent portfolio containing the types of shots that you want.
The second you remove clothes from the equation, the game changes. Shooting a nude model is different than shooting a dressed one and it takes a different set of skills to do it right.




  
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Aug 05, 2011 10:03 |  #8

Why not ask her too?
I am sure someone on here will be local enough, try the meetup section and see what happens.


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Aug 05, 2011 12:01 |  #9

Hmmmm.... I am really appreciating the advice I have been receiving, for sure. Yes, I checked out MM, and although there were a couple of photographers in my relatively local area, I'm thinking going to a larger city may be a better bet. I am about 3 hours away from St. Louis, but since I work, that leaves only the weekends for a shoot. I don't know if THAT will be a difficulty. Throw the fact that I split my son with his father every other week, and that cuts down time as well.


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Aug 05, 2011 22:45 as a reply to  @ drevilsmom's post |  #10

I will be happy to shoot you but I am too far - I am from NY.:D


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Aug 06, 2011 03:54 |  #11

i would also advise to be verrrry careful with MM photographers; there are some amazing photographers there and also some terrible ones. However, if they have a great port and good experience then just ask if they will shoot for free. I'm sadly not an amazing photographer, but if a model wanted to do a nude shoot with me i would be happy to shoot for free. Why? Nudes can make wonderful pieces of art and it's actually difficult to get a model, at least here in Perth, who is willing to pose nude. You may find a great photographer who will shoot for free. Just make sure you have all your expectations documented in the emails so you are aware of how many images etc you are getting and in what timeframe.


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Aug 08, 2011 12:07 |  #12

You can possibly find a local "camera club" to try modeling. Check meetup.com for any group near you. Like anything else in life there will probably be some good groups & some bad ones. Some of the meetup group organizers are flaky like being jerks or a**holes.

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Aug 08, 2011 12:31 |  #13

Just a bit curious how someone who has over 1k posts of gorgeous landscape and wildlife photography suddenly asks about how to pose nude and provides examples taken with an iPhone?

If the intent is real then I offer my apologies; this seems a bit out of the realm of normality for the post that this user has displayed in the past and reeks of an account hack.


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Aug 08, 2011 12:57 |  #14

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #12897456 (external link)
Just a bit curious how someone who has over 1k posts of gorgeous landscape and wildlife photography suddenly asks about how to pose nude and provides examples taken with an iPhone?

If the intent is real then I offer my apologies; this seems a bit out of the realm of normality for the post that this user has displayed in the past and reeks of an account hack.

Why?

I know a few who started photographing after many years of modeling, so the opposite seems likely enough.
And just last year, I was approached by a agency to get into modeling after years of being behind the camera. I declined the offer, but it seems perfectly logical to me, that others might be interested.

As for photos taken with a phone..
If the intention was (as is stated) to send these photos via mobile phone, taking then with such a devise seems like a fairly natural choice. In most such cases, the photos will never be seen on anything other than the screen of the receiver's phone, so shooting them with a 5DII doesn't really make sense.




  
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Aug 08, 2011 15:48 as a reply to  @ quiksquirrel's post |  #15

Usually someone who makes posts like the ones below; concise, articulate, and intelligent, and one who is married with a son, does not suddenly make unintelligent comments about posing nude for any random photographer. Strikes me as odd given her history and the quality of her posts; so I was naturally suspicious.

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