Exposure Offered by Photographers Can Be Worthless

We encourage new guys to learn about modeling and adopt goals for themselves. When we talk to new guys, they often say their first goals are simply "exposure."

However, exposure is not always positive and often is worthless. Most photographers who are too cheap to pay new guys say they have "exposure" to offer. They say if you pose for these pics, you get exposure (and can get paid by someone else later.)

Many photographers may wish to photograph you without paying you. They may offer you the exposure of appearing in their portfolio on their website. Appearing on a portfolio of a photographer who has no paying clients and whose work does not get published in any magazines will not help you much.

If you are ready to become a male model, consider our innovative advice on how to get your modeling career started locally, on your college campus. Its a fun way for you and 11 of your on-campus buddies to take a giant leap ahead of other aspiring models!



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    We are not a modeling agency and we do not represent athletes for bookings. We have no modeling jobs or assignments to give to you. Our advice is aimed at athletes who are not subject to sports regulatory body regulations and we do not encourage students to not abide by their regulatory body rules.

    Best of luck to you in your new career, but please do not send us photos of yourself. We have jobs or compensation to offer you. We cannot refer you to photographers or agencies.

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