I have a circle I have had since G+ opened here to watch the trends with G+ and how models have used it to market themselves here to their fans and to potential new photographers to work with…..
As many know finding models (especially high class professional ones) can be difficult for the new and sometimes even for the seasoned photographer. You can go to their site but they usually never reply to requests and honestly it feels like when I try that I am just the creepy stalker. You can use sites like ModelMayhem.com but at least in my case I would need to move to the LA area to get into a broader market of pro level models.
This is always an issue, I have had good luck with local models but you can only shoot with the same model so many time before your portfolio gets incredibly one sided.
So in an attempt to get the word out about some exceptional models here on G+ and get them a bit more exposure I think I will be showcasing a model a month or so to help try to expand model / photographer communications here on G+.
I have no issues with fans, they are what makes most of our work even possible, but there does need to be a sepearation between fans and photographers looking for models to work with them on a professional level.
So, if you are a photographer that is always on the hunt for cool new models to work with please drop a note below and I will add you to my "Photographers Looking for Models" circle – I will publish new models I find out to that select list. If you are a Model and want to be showcased here, please let me know and also let us all know you are open to work requests via G+.
Today's Model is. I have not had an opportunity to work with her as of yet but her portfolio of work is very impressive. An amazing figure and working with select photographers will do that to a portfolio….
She is in around 8000 circles here on G+, maybe we can get her a few more and hopefully this will get her exposure to those in my circles that are looking for models to work with. Clearly inclusion of Jessie in your book would be a huge plus.
Now all I can hope is that she runs her own G+ here like our buddyand she is open to communications here on G+ because without that aspect, it will make all of the above most difficult.
Feel free to discuss your points below… I have had good luck and back luck with models over the years, thankfully more good luck than bad, but establishing a good way to communicate with models for professional work situations can be difficult. It is one of the most asked questions I get when i post images. Now its time for a bit of pay it back….
(image is not mine so hats off to the photographer it is very well done)
Reshared post from +Jessie Shannon