Photography and Modeling Stuff

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I'm really sick about people trying to get a job and not making any effort to do it. I must confess that I use a lot of cellphone pictures in this blog, but it is because it is not part of my photographic work, I mean, I like to share with you some experiences but I'm not using this to introduce myself into the Photographic World. 

 So, I really think some new models should try to sell themselves without nude photos at first, because really, if someone thinks they can only sell themselves with their nude body they're wrong. They should at least present themselves first with other pictures showing their strongest points. 

Don't be tacky, I must confess I have meet really tacky wanna be models in my country and that bothers me, I think one should be the best for the things one love, and if you love modeling, then go to an agency or STUDY and practice.  

Having a professional camera does not make you a qualified photographer! I'm not saying that being in a College makes you one either... Just try to study, to learn and investigate about what you're trying to do. 

Be ambitious!  Even if you're starting, try to get pictures with good photographers with talent and fame, that will help you a lot! Not only because of the portfolio, but because they have the knowledge about modeling too :)


This is a ModelMayhem article, and I find it really important.

So here is the article by ModelMayhem: 

Ditch your cell phone pics!

"You don’t need professional photos to start modeling, but that doesn’t mean you should use just any picture in your portfolio. Even some photos taken by professional photographers should never see the inside of your portfolio.

Note: This is not advice about how to get signed by an agency. Different agencies will prefer to see different styles of photos in applications. For example, commercial model agencies will often prefer to see well developed comp cards, while many editorial fashion agencies will want to see simple snapshots. If you’re unsure, call the agency and ask.
What’s wrong with cell phone pics?
They make you look like you’re not serious about modeling. If you can’t be bothered to spend 15 minutes taking a halfway decent set of photos to show what you look like, why would anyone think you would bother to, say, show up to a shoot on time? Modeling is all about appearances. If you don’t appear serious, people will assume you are not.

Throw away these photos*
  1. Photos you took with your cell phone
  2. Photos you took in the bathroom mirror
  3. Photos you took by holding a camera at arm’s length
  4. Photos from a night out with your friends
  5. Photos where you had to crop out another person
  6. Photos from a wedding, even if the photographer was a professional
Okay, don’t throw them away, but don’t use them for modeling. Put them on Facebook. Your friends like seeing all kinds of pictures of you.
Get a clean space
Yes, I know you live in a tiny apartment and you throw your clothes everywhere. Spend a few minutes clearing a small area so we don’t have to see your mess. Clutter is ugly. You don’t want your photos to be ugly, do you?
Let there be light
If possible, shoot these photos during the day, in a place where there’s a lot of indirect sunlight. When you’re standing in direct sunlight, you’ll probably be too bright in some places and too dark in others. If you must shoot at night, turn on all the lights. If possible, don’t use the flash on the camera. That usually flattens features and is notorious for causing red eye.
Wash your face
Don’t wear makeup. Think of your face as a blank canvas. People want to know what they’re working with. Don’t worry, though. Everyone has blemishes. That’s why makeup and Photoshop were invented.  Also, keep your hair simple and natural.  If you want to play with makeup, do so after you have the basic photos finished.
Wear simple clothes
These photos are about you, not your credit card statement. Jeans and a t-shirt or tank top are excellent. Swimwear is also good, especially if you expect to be modeling in that (or less). People need to know your body type, and bulky sweaters, puffy jackets, and hoop skirts prevent that from happening.
Take these four shots:
  • Head and shoulders, straight on
  • Head and shoulders, turned at an angle
  • Full length, head to toe
  • Something to show your personality. Smiling, brooding, laughing, whatever. Show us who you are. No duckface. People will make fun of you for duckface."