A Typical call from a Photographer who found you through a modeling website. Can you be smart enough to alert yourself to the warning signs?
A photographer may shoot professional photos, but it does not mean the photos get published in professional places. Being on a photographer's nifty website or portfolio doesn’t may or may not help your career. Having nice photos alone doesn't help you. You just end up with nice photos.
Remember, modeling is a real business with large budgets involved and it is not easy for the players in this industry to “make it.” It isn't always as easy as uploading a bunch of photos to modeling websites. You need the "right" industry professionals to see your photos. The way to success is to meet the right industry professionals who can help you.
Review his portfolio and decide if his photos were the type you would consider posing for. Does his portfolio include any examples of advertising that included his photos?
Obtain the email of one of his previous male models and email that guy to check the references of the photographer. If the photographer cannot or will not give you a previous models’ email address, that should be a warning sign. If the photographer is such a big deal and can help you so much, then he should have helped other guys – who you can talk to.
Search the photographer’s email address on eBay. Does he sell shady photos of guys on eBay?
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