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I really need to find a way to get young, thin, attractive models to shoot (for free that is)
I keep seeing such interesting faces out and about but can’t imagine a man my age approaching a young girl asking her if she’d be interested in having her photo taken, with out said girl running away screaming “FIRE!” or “Thats not my daddy!” Lol
Ok, Im exaggerating a little bit.
Im not thinking about approaching, 11 and 12 year olds. I suspect the ages of the girls I tend to be interested in are more along the lines of 17- 25. You know, that Urban Outfitters, American Apparel type look, thin, rebel, outsider, not the typical, blond, student body president, head cheer leader look of every young girl in the suburbs that has aspirations to model, for no other reason but they enjoy the attention and like looking at themselves in photos.
I keep getting, “check out Model Mayhem.” Only thing is in order to join you have to have a portfolio of at least 2 fashion photography shots and at this time, I still don’t have the subjects to photograph to create this portfolio. Ugh!
What the hell am I going to do? All my friends are my age, old with multiple kids and not the ideal body for modeling. I guess I will be stuck photographing my family or suburban landscapes and strip malls.
I’m having such a hard time developing a personal point of view w/ my photography.
I feel like the moment we become a true photographer, isn’t when we make money from our photography, but when our photography evokes emotion or thought. Photos of children or cute animals or a maybe a beautiful sunset are cheating. Sure the photo may be technically sound, but that’s not art. That was God’s work that you plagiarized.
When we no longer look like photo enthusiast w/ an expensive camera and lenses, and we have developed a point of view, a voice, then and only then are we truly photographers. Everyone else, is just taking pics.
I’m 1/2 the way through my photography course at New York Institute of Photography. I’m so excited!
Lets see how quickly I can get through the second 1/2 of the course.