I was working on calendars and I really do have a crazy schedule. I used to think that I needed all 24 hours in the day. I know now that I really need 36 or more to really make a mark into what goals that I have. I am trying to get back into some in front of the camera time. It has been a bit rough. I am happy that I have had people that have been patient. I have a few things that I have been working on as far as themes. I am hoping to be able to put them to fruition shortly. If you have an assignment that you think I would be a great fit for, please let me know. With that being said, please give me two dates that you are looking for and we can go from there on scheduling. I really appreciate it. Back to the calendar!!
There is a group of friends that I have. I tend to call them The Crew. I have known a few of them for years. I have known a few of them for decades. I love to know that I have someone who is there for me when things are going great. I also know that they will bring be back to earth when things are going in a crazy direction. I have made it a point this year to really make some time to chat and visit with them.
It is funny as I had a friend who I have not talked with for a few months but, when I got back on the phone with her, it was like we had just talked yesterday. I love those moments. Just to be yourself and figure out the meaning of life. I challenge you to make it a point to make sure you have that support system. I am not saying have a ton of friends. I am saying that the ones that you choose to have be in that amazing circle that you can call your Crew.. then you will be amazed at how much more you will smile. Put that on your calendar!
I have one very interesting pet peeve in the modeling business. One is follow through. The other pet peeve that I have found is that models will take an image from a photographer and manipulate it with some gawd awful filter. Then they show it on every social media platform. The image looks like crap and is nothing like the original image that usually has already been edited!
I have also seen this on a photographer’s side as they have edited images that I have seen shot and they make the model not even look like herself. I think there is a fine line of making little blemished disappear. There is another line of when you are making her into a D cup when she is really and A. Please talk about this before your shoot. Communication is everything. You can have one shoot and this happen and the two of you will never work together again. It doesn’t always have to be a notation in being in the modeling industry that you just have to work with a photographer or model once. That is up to you. Make that rapport. Make and get that respect. Time to walk your own runway and stop replying on beginners luck.
The sacred information. It has come up that people have been leaking information from groups that have been noted as for informational purposes only. I can not understand what people are thinking. I know that people are worried about reputations but, again this information is to be used with caution.
I posted a query about chaperones and safety this week. This brought up the age old debate on what is correct and what is standard. I heard from various photographers and models on this post. Some of them wrote out some long thought out posts on how they felt about the subject. I think on caution side. Each shoot and situation can be different. You can get a bad vibe from an email. You can get a great vibe from a text and then at the shoot, not get the same vibe that you had before.
Safety! You need to take all information that you have about the person or company that you are working for. You have to rely on that to get the conclusion that you are looking for. I am happy to say that I have a great safety team and some great chaperones that are available in various parts of the US. If you are in need of one or want to ease the tension if you are taking one to a shoot, please let me know.
Many models that I meet and work with are looking to do one thing. That is making their mark in the modeling industry. I commend those who educate, empower, and encourage new models to help them in the path of modeling that they choose. This business always is changing. You can be the look of the day one day and then the next you are not the look that the client was wanting to book. And all you want to do is make your mark.
I am hoping that I can listen and help models make that decision into picking the path that can work for them in the modeling business. With it being a fluid industry, things can hit a brick wall pretty fast. Adaptation is always needed. If you have any questions about modeling and some more insight, please visit the company that I have founded My Modeling Boot Camp for more information. It is time to make your mark.