Social media is a very nice way to let the world know you are around. Or better said: you are available for photoshoots. But don't limit your choice. There is so much more than just Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...
Instagram (and Facebook) is about the likes and the followers. You rarely make real contact with photographers who see you as a Model for a photoshoot. This is simply due to the fact that it is very large and it is difficult to just by accident find a good photographer at an acceptable distance for a photo shoot. The communication options are also limited and it is really wise to check names on google. Often people pretend to be photographers but they are not real photographers.
Of course you can be lucky an build your own network, but on they are more ways to do the job.
Choose specific forums
There are also forums that focus specifically on models and photography forums. Or only on photography forums but as a model you can also build a profile there. I will mention a few:
Photography, art- and model-communities:
And the new app's:
Of course there are many more. Just google around and try to find the forums/Social Media you like the most.
Spread your wings
You will find that it is often easier to make contacts on specific forums.
Most forums are also better protected for the general public and you can, for example, more easily upload glamor or art / nude photos without being immediately findable on google or being censored.
Last but not least: get your name out there and use the possibilities to check photographers, to read the specific articles about photoshoots, use the reference-options and learn a lot to look at other models.
Good luck ! And contact me so we can get in contact and support each other !
A day to remember, one of my first posts on Instagram. A commercial TV movie by New Impact Belgium, for Artifort, Globals Medicals.
Let's meet on Vero (too) !
Vero is a social media platform and mobile app company. Vero markets itself as a social network free from advertisements, data mining and algorithms.
As a new or starting 40+ model is is necessary to present yourself. You probably have some Social Media already going. Facebook? Twitter/ Instagram?
But it is wise to focus on more Social Media and especially the once who makes it possible to get in contact with photoghraphers and modelagencies.
Read all about in in the Categorie: Modelforums and Social Media.
About Vero: It is relatively new. But upcoming and a lot of people are enthusiast because of it beautiful lay-out and the possibilities which are endless. You can upload video's, links, photo's and music. There are not limits, so if you want to do Nudes, no problem. Instagram does not like this genre of photography. Vero has no problems with adult content.
Let's meet on Vero!
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Marga van der Vet is a model, blogger and content specialist. But mostly she is just a woman; living and loving her family, dog and horses. She lives on the countryside of the Netherlands and 'models' mainly in Europe.