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Octowl
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Sep 23, 2013 16:40 |  #1

I am on Model Mayhem and have been for several years, and recently got back into photography after I got that spark again once I got my new vehicle. I am wanting some beautiful women to pose in front of my car or in my car and will be looking for models shortly.

I was wondering what do y'all say in a message to get them to respond if they are interested? Im not looking to chit chat before asking them I would preferably just leave them a long email explaining everything and if they "bite" it will be a for sure thing unless they "flake".

Do y'all have a "draft" or specific message that works for y'all? Any suggestions are welcome, anything helps! I am also willing to pay no more than $50 a shoot with a gorgeous lady, but would prefer to do it for "Trade For CD".


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Sep 23, 2013 17:18 |  #2

I would just let them know exactly that. Put in a model call and explain what you are looking for, what the model will get out of it, when and where and let it go. You will probably get a few to choose from.

I'm assuming your portfolio will show images in a style they might receive.

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Sep 23, 2013 19:15 as a reply to  @ tfiorda's post |  #3

Yup do a casting call and put the info in there. Those that are actively looking for work will see the casting call and contact you if interested.




  
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Sep 23, 2013 19:44 |  #4

Thanks y'all what is normally a good price to tempt models? $50 an hour? Also would it be best to renew my membership on MM? Mine expired and now I have 0 pictures on my profile for some reason :/


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Sep 23, 2013 19:54 |  #5

if you have nothing to show why would they contact you? But I believe the free account (if it still is there) allows you some photos?

$50/hr for clothed is fine, might get some swimsuits/lingerie models too, nudes might be harder, but always worth gambling :-)


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Sep 24, 2013 10:38 |  #6

The message should include type of shoot, clothing, location, compensation, and potential dates. $50 for 2 hours will not interest a high quality model. A MM profile with no pictures is a red flag for a scam and you are unlikely to get any response at all.


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Sep 24, 2013 11:23 |  #7

sspellman wrote in post #16321298 (external link)
The message should include type of shoot, clothing, location, compensation, and potential dates. $50 for 2 hours will not interest a high quality model. A MM profile with no pictures is a red flag for a scam and you are unlikely to get any response at all.

I think he'll get a bunch of responses, but they'll all be flakes, no-shows, or scams. Might get lucky, though - the scent of cash might attract an inexperienced model.

Your best bet would be to have a full portfolio on MM, even if it's not quite the type of thing you want to shoot for this project. Get some photos of your cars, and some portraits of some friends who will pose for you. [I'm not sure if they'll let you put car photos in your portfolio]


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Nov 20, 2013 15:05 |  #8

I always attach my website or portfolio and encourage the models to take a look. That way they they I am serious and I am not just a scam.


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Feb 02, 2014 19:46 as a reply to  @ Photos By Alex Diaz's post |  #9

I have never have had to pay for models for boudoir... in fact they pay me!

Here is what I do:
1. Go to Model Mayhem
2. Seek out NEW models (long standing models are hard to reach)
3. make your pitch
4. Most models will want you to pay for the studio setting or GET a studio setting... so get a studio setting
5. Be professional and they will give you a peer review and that will make it easier to get your next gig.

Good Luck


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