Last word about Safety on modelforums:
Model be alert! It cannot be said often enough: be careful out there!
Photo-model-platforms are ideal for establishing contacts, building a portfolio or for finding (paid) jobs.
But of course it is not without risk and it cannot be said often enough; as a model you have to double check a photographer, ask for references.
A certain degree of safety must be there for you to just meet somewhere in a studio or outdoors. It is always wise to take someone with you or at least inform someone in your area about the appointment.
Detailed information on safety and risks is provided in most forums. Even though there are no real names, you can always check contacts or references from the past shoots.
There are also the necessary risks for a photographer and it is wise to check a model. Of course you don't want to book a model that doesn't show up. Or even worse: missing expensive cameras or stiff afterwards. Check the model if there are any bad references. Also take a look around on the internet. How does she behave with the pictures?
Talk about your expectations and be sure you can trust each other.
Again: be well prepared and safe!
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.