Thread Starter / Photographer
City, St: Jonesboro, AR
Country: United States
Member Since: Mar 28, 2007
I was contacted for a shoot on another site. I've already been contacted by the same model, and I replied that I wanted to shoot, but I was ignored. I told her this time that I wasn't interested because of being ignored before, but said she should try a few more TFPs to fill out her portfolio. She said she is with an agency now, and she wasn't allowed to do TFPs.
That made me look at her portfolio some more. She checked the "Very Experienced" box and wrote "I'm A Professional Model." Looking through her photos though, I found that half the photos looked like a semi-pro had taken the photos, and the other half looked like they could have been taken with a disposable camera. Out of all of them, two had a good facial expression. This is why I recommended TFPs.
She responded that she signed with an agency, and she isn't allowed to do TFCD. On her profile page though, it says, "WILLING TO DO TFP SHOOTS IF I LIKE YOUR PORTFOLIO." Why post that if she isn't able to shoot TFP? If her agency is strong enough to forbid tfp, why does she have to search for paid shoots? Isn't that what an agency is for? And with her writing me to set one up, how does the agency know if the shoots are paid or not?
And to be picky, she doesn't use punctuation marks or capitalize anywhere in her messages. I also don't like her use of all-caps in her profile. If she's really a "professional," should she not act like it?
She also said her portfolio was out of date because she had everything on her web site. She couldn't tell me the address of the web site or the name of the agency. So the reverse came out. She acted, looked and sounded like an idiot. In the end, it turned out she was an idiot. Any models reading this, most of us are hobbyists. We're fine with you being hobbyists or amateurs as well.