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.
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.
Have you ever just sat and watched a text that you just sent and wondered if the person is really going to reply? Have you wondered how the information will be received? It is amazing to me on how many assignments get discarded to the trash and spam pile before they even hit the reply stage. Even if the assignment is nothing that you would not be interested in, the networking might be priceless. You never know if maybe you can refer someone who would be a great fit. If you are not even interested in the party that is looking to book you, it is nice to just kindly reply. This will one keep your name out there, but two if they have an assignment that you would be a better fit for, you will be the first one that they would ask again.
Make the call. When you have sent an email or a text.. if you are awaiting for some pertinent information, make the call. I am one who has to have my information that is booked in black and white. I feel that if it is agreed in a verbal communication then things can be rearranged once the shoot is in place. With that being said, I do think that a verbal communication in any case concretes the shoot and adds that professional touch. Call the day or two before an confirm the shoot, Make sure you have all of the details in place so you know what last minute items or adjustments need to be made. Call or text the morning of, making sure that you are not making the other party wait.
Be professional. You never know who might be calling you.