I’m trying to get into modeling…?
Question by MichyBaby: I’m trying to get into modeling…?
I have a composite card with head shots and whatnot, but I don’t have a portfolio. I know that I can’t just jump into the modeling industry and expect good work without a portfolio, but what modeling agency (and a legitimate one, not some InterFACE talent agency or what have you) would take me without a professional portfolio? How do I even obtain a portfolio?
Answer by J D
Go sign up at ModelMayhem.com and search for photographers in your area who are willing to do TF* shoots. “TF*” means “time for something,” where the “something” is usually images. In this setup, you give the photographer your time as a model, and you get images in return. No money exchanged, although when one party travels a good distance it’s not uncommon for them to ask for gas money.
You should be able to get a start on your portfolio this way. You *won’t* be able to ride ModelMayhem.com into fame, nor will you be able to use it as a steady source of income. It will, however, introduce you to a whole lot of photographers and others in the industry who are willing to work on a TF* agreement. You’ll also meet other models who can give you a variety of advice, along with makeup artists, hair stylists, etc.
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