Overbooking

It happens. We try to work with everyone and then the shoot either runs longer, traffic, and everything else happens. The next assignment is furious! I actually got burned on this two times and then decided that I was never going to book two assignments in a day. Not just because my look was not going to be as fresh as it was at 6 am but, that I would have someone waiting.
The courtesy of this is to only book one shoot or to leave enough time to have ample buffer for the next assignment. And also let the first assignment know when you need to leave.

Communication is everything. You need to be honest with yourself and with each team on whether you can actually pull off several shoots in a day. And still look amazing. Also to look rested. Be professional in this. If it is not feasible, then move around the schedule so that it is. They will thank you for it!!

Never Work With

I hear this a lot. I see the screen shots and it is a little funny in some cases. I know that there is text that comes across the wrong way. It happens. But honestly, some people just want to argue, debate, and have the last word. If you are not going to work with someone, just say that, and move on. It really is that simple.

Unless this is a predator, scammer, or fraud, you don’t know that this person is really someone to spread the word not to work with. You can give someone insight but, unless you have firsthand accounts on things, you better just steer clear. Assemble the facts for presentation. Make sure you have all of them before making this sort of post or call out. You never know if they might try to go after you for slander or libel.

What is in the Name?

Your modeling name and your stage name. Which name do you go with? It has to be one that you will stick with. You are branding yourself to photographers and agencies. How will they present you to potentials? And what name will you answer to?

The big thing is not to link your professional modeling life to your home life. Unless you want everyone to know who your friends are, when you are going on vacation, and all of that personal stuff. It is best for you not to have them friended by your modeling community. If you have worked it correctly most will understand why you are doing that. You have to be professional on whatever profile you use for your modeling. No one will hire you if you are going on rant after rant after rant. This is only the basis for a reality show.

Investing In

Time and time again you hear about photographers who have spent more and more money on equipment for shooting. There is investment on both sides of the camera. Whether it is equipment, clothes, props, location rental, studio rental, permits, concept creation, and anything else. There is investment. The thing is to invest it into something that works for you and your modeling business. There is that saying” It is not quantity, it is quality.” There is always a debate about this. There always will be as you only get out of an assignment what you put into it.

I say this as you are reading this on the My Modeling Boot Camp website. This is where you can invest in your modeling career. You can work with some people who can assist you in not only the modeling side but, the business side to make sure you are doing what you need to for formatting your modeling business. Remember that you are unique and that there is no cookie cutter format that works. Is it time you booked your consultation?

TFP and the stigma with that type of shoot

There is a misconception about who works and who does not with a TFP shoot. I am amazed at how many people get offended when someone who has posted about a TFP shoot will not work with someone else. Again a TFP has to be beneficial to both parties. Not just one. If you are a model or a photographer, this can be to your benefit or not. You need to make sure that you are one wither getting the education that you need to perfect your craft. Or to get the images that you can use to help your portfolio attract more clients.

The issue I hear about most is that the number of images and hours into the shoot are not communicated very well.  If you are not going to have this in writing beforehand, there really is no reason for you to go into a shoot with false expectations. The also misconception is whether you would be getting raw or edited images.  Make sure this is also out in writing. Manipulation to images after they are edited is a huge rule that this not easily forgiven.

Are you organized?

Hi, I am Ashleighe the owner of My Modeling Boot Camp. Where I work with photographers, stylists, direct sellers, and models. I am working with everyone to walk their own runway. With that being said, I am also working to organize you!  From personal planning pages to use to booking outlines. This is a new service to let you make your modeling a true business. For more information and rates please email me at ashleighetalentcamp@gmail.com.