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trueheart

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I do almost 100% people pictures. I notice there are sites on the web that have models looking for assignments. Have any of you out there used these sites ? Like OneModelPlace ? How did it work out ?
 

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I'm in the same boat. I love taking b/w glamour photos but don't really want to pay professional models for practice. There's the old "I get to take pictures of you, you get copies for your portfolio"...but I always feel like a pervert.

I'd also like to see if anyone has ideas.
 
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The best success I've had is a newpaper ad, however also expensive. I have approached women at stores or shops, but that has NEVER been a good thing. One my associates has his WIFE talk to them first, and that seems to work alright. For me, sometimes it's -like- I'm picturing a model sitting modestly on the front porch of one of the beautiful victorian homes in this town...and all she can think of from the start is..do I have to take my clothes off ??
 

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Mail order brides eh?
Just think, ask them to send a photo and you wouldn't need to do any of the work!
 

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My roommate, who is a dancer, asked me to take some for her. Now I am asking to get some of the other dancers to do a shot with me I learned a lot on the first one. Another thought I had was to hand out business cards, but I think I would feel like a perv going up to strangers doing that!! How did the newspaper ad work out?
 

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we put an ad in the paper and got a ton of responces (we had to sift through them)... were only offering them free 8x10's ... my hubby and i are shooting a guy tuesday ... he said, "i'll do whatever u want me to do and wear whatever u want me to wear." :shock: .. so of course we have something strange in mind :lol:
 

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With a little luck and some planning you might be able to get some entries for the next Photo Challenge!
 
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Hey Dew? if there appropriate, please post them AsAp!! this sounds oddly interesting...



:wink:

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Dew,
let me know how they go and how your models work out. Also are you using a model release form?
nikon
 

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yes im using a model release form for all "human" subjects :wink:


but u know the strange thing? ... people always seem to love having their picture taken ... this guy said to me, "is this for an exhibit or show?" .. i said, "im an amateur photographer, its for my portfolio." ... he said, "oh, how cool!" *but then again, this is a town of a lot of actors, so their always looking for publicity shots :D

i had an up and coming unsigned female rapper looking to work with me ... she wasnt strange looking enough :lol: ...
 
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Dew said:
i had an up and coming unsigned female rapper looking to work with me ... she wasnt strange looking enough :lol: ...



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

md

she didnt have a boob hangin out anywhere did she?
 

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