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Topic | Interested in modeling but, need a bit of advice!
Madaline1993
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Hi, i was wondering if you could help me out?
It would be a great help to me if you could comment on my photos, as i know that i will get the truth from the people who use this website. I would love to go into modeling (Fashion, Swim wear and Lingerie) but i am not sure if i am what a photographer is looking for. I do not have any professional photographs done as yet but i am sure that my father would be willing to pay for them as he has mentioned it in the past.
Thank you!!

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Madaline1993 , Model  posted on 06/04/2009 19:56:59   Posted 7 times

Located:Anstruther,Fife, UK
Member Since: 25/09/2008
       
HandsworthPhotograph
Hi Madaline
Photographers may well steer clear of shooting lingerie with you as an under-18 model so my advice would be to stick to fashion and swimwear.
The good news is your height and measurements make fashion modelling a possibility.
Your current pics are a start but unlikely to attract much in the way of work.
My advice would be to look at photographers near you whose work you like (and who work with under-18s as not all do) and ask them for a quote for a portfolio shoot. You might also open a free account with a couple or so more modelling sites to widen your choice of photographers.
You don't need to be told your location means your choice of photographers is limited, as are photographers who might want to work with you so be prepared to travel - or rather hope mom/dad is prepared to take you places - as most photographers will want a parent at any shoot (and if you find any that don't insist on that - avoid them like the plague).
Do be prepared to get knocked back 90% of the time and please please please keep up you level of literacy as nothing gives you away as a wannabe more than textspeak.
Good luck
Mark
Handsworth Photography (far too far away to work with)
HandsworthPhotograph , Photographer  posted on 06/04/2009 20:41:19   Posted 51 times

Located:Birmingham,West Midlands, UK
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Madaline1993
Hi mark,

Thank you for the advice it has helped me a great deal however i have a slight problem, i know longer live with my parents as i moved for college and now live with my older sister and i don't see my parents very often. do you think that there is anyway i would be able to take my older sister to the shoots instead of my parents?


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Madaline1993 , Model  posted on 06/04/2009 22:08:44   Posted 7 times

Located:Anstruther,Fife, UK
Member Since: 25/09/2008
       
Keiran Bingle
Hi Madaline and Member Image to Net Port.

Unforunatley parental accompiment means exactly that. i myself would say no staright away if you approached me for a shoot, as a shoot with an under 18 is a potential legal minefield waiting to explode,  and an under 16 with out a parent in presence is a mienfiled not worth entertaining. I am curious though that an under 16 is starting college before the school year is finished Member Image
Keiran Bingle , Photographer  posted on 06/04/2009 22:39:49   Posted 985 times

Located:Stroud, Gloucestershire, Pershore Worcestershire,Worcestershire, UK
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RobM
Hi & Welcome

Like others, whilst I am more than happy to shoot under 18 models, I always insist on parental consent being given before the shoot is arranged and then also a parent / gaurdian being in attendance at the shoot.

Rob M


Remember: - If it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing

RobM , Photographer  posted on 07/04/2009 08:35:25   Posted 572 times

Located:Leicester,Leicestershire, UK
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Simon Matthews
Just as an aside.

For your age group I would suggest you use a photographer who has a CRB certificate.  The legalities of under 18 shots are as stated a minefield and parental consent is required.  If you are no longer at home then legally you need an appointed representative for other issues anyway for which your elder sister should apply, providing she is of a suitable age.

In terms of what is allowed, no photographer will do lingerie under 16.  That would result in prosecution and a list on the sex offenders registered. 


Simon...

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is to decide what you want.

Simon Matthews , Photographer  posted on 07/04/2009 10:40:45   Posted 88 times

Located:Wolverhampton,West Midlands, UK
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Madaline1993
Quoting post from Keiran Bingle
Member Image Hi Madaline and Member Image to Net Port.

Unforunatley parental accompiment means exactly that. i myself would say no staright away if you approached me for a shoot, as a shoot with an under 18 is a potential legal minefield waiting to explode,  and an under 16 with out a parent in presence is a mienfiled not worth entertaining. I am curious though that an under 16 is starting college before the school year is finished Member Image
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Hi, so would i have to wait until i was 16 to go to a shoot without parents??

Yes i am leaving school in May as that is when i have finished my exams and i am allowed to leave as i am 16 in August and have a college placement.

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Madaline1993 , Model  posted on 23/04/2009 22:40:32   Posted 7 times

Located:Anstruther,Fife, UK
Member Since: 25/09/2008
       
DigitalGlow
Hi Madaline.
  To put it in a nutshell, you have to be 18 to be photographed without an adult with you.   Take care and good luck.  Kev
DigitalGlow , Photographer  posted on 23/04/2009 23:21:39   Posted 90 times

Located:Ebbw Vale,Gwent, UK
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PeteD123
Quoting post from DigitalGlow
Member Image Hi Madaline.
  To put it in a nutshell, you have to be 18 to be photographed without an adult with you.   Take care and good luck.  Kev
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What?

This is nonsense - you dont have to be 18 to be photographed without an adult - i would love to see what law is being quoted here

Regards

Pete


PeteD123 , Studio  posted on 24/04/2009 08:42:32   Posted 32 times

Located:Marlborough,Wiltshire, UK
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TSS
Quoting post from PeteD123
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Quoting post from DigitalGlow
Member Image Hi Madaline.
  To put it in a nutshell, you have to be 18 to be photographed without an adult with you.   Take care and good luck.  Kev
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What?

This is nonsense - you dont have to be 18 to be photographed without an adult - i would love to see what law is being quoted here

Regards

Pete


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The law states that an under 18 must have parental consent to be photographed. Most reputeable photographers now interperate that to include a parent being present at the shoot. Saves on any problems later. I had a case last year where a 16 yo girl came in with an 18yo boy. They wanted a 'romantic' shoot. They produced ID that they had just got married Member Image . I said NO. The girls parents then turned up demanding that I photograph them. It turned out they wanted to include nude shots as well. they would not take NO for an answer.  I phoned my solicitor and the police who both told the parents the same, Definately no nudes and only fully clothed if both parents are present and the photographer is happy. I declined the shoot.

Chris
The Stone Studio of Petersfield

www.thestonestudio.co.uk

TSS , Videographer  posted on 24/04/2009 11:09:01   Posted 133 times

Located:Cardigan,Pembrokeshire, UK
Member Since: 15/11/2008
       
AMPhotographique

"The law states that an under 18 must have parental consent to be photographed"

It does?????

Once a person is past mandatory school leaving age they DO NOT require a parent to be presant..

On C R B's... TOTAL RUBBISH......

A C R B is as much use as t!ts on a fish.  It is job specific. i.e regarding your employment. as in if you work in a school or where vunerable persons may be left in your care or you left alone with them.

I have one.. Its an enhanced disclosure... NOT a certificate. It lists anything that is on your criminal record.  It has NO baring on the type of person you're working with, other that it guarentees that they haven't been prosecuted and charged at the time someone in the C R B department hit the print button.


 


Yes, it will give you "something" BUT please, dont pass off having a CRB as being the be all and end all where safety and security are concerned....


I dare say that Ian Huntley had a "clear" one prior to being caught.....

AMPhotographique , Photographer  posted on 15/05/2009 14:38:48   Posted 156 times

Located:DONCASTER,South Yorkshire, UK
Member Since: 17/10/2008
       
Natalie09
Look, Im new to this too,  the only thing I can say is that by the sounds of things by reading this forum, it won't be simple for modelling for someone of your age without parental consent and whether or not it is legal or illegal.  Get the correct legal advice for Lingerie modelling and find the right photographer for you.  You will become 18 soon, it won't be forever. 
Natalie09 , Model  posted on 15/05/2009 14:56:22   Posted 6 times

Located:Clackmannanshire,Clackmannanshire, UK
Member Since: 13/05/2009
       
GaryWallace

I would have thought that with the vast number of threads on this topic circulating on this and other sites that some kind of consensus would have been reached - but it appears that many photographers still havent a clue as to the legality or otherwise of shooting U18s.

You can shoot anything at all as long as it is not 'indecent', the problem is that it could be up to a jury to decide and even the faintest whiff of anything dodgy can wreck a photographers career, social standing and possibly marrriage.

Therefore most tend to be rather paranoid as evidenced in this thread.

For the record there is no legal requirement whatsoever to have an adult present to shoot U18s.
It is legal to shoot U18s in 'lingerie' as long as the images are not 'indecent', otherwise Next would have no childrens underwear section for a start.
U18s do not need parental consent to have a photoshoot.

GaryWallace , Photographer  posted on 15/05/2009 15:33:39   Posted 242 times

Located:bournemouth,Dorset, UK
Member Since: 17/01/2009
       
GaryWallace
I have just seen a new Bournemouth model join, aged 16, with a portfolio of lingerie images taken by a photographer from this site. 

They are in no way indecent and demonstrate that clearly there are photographers here who are confident enough of their legal position to carry out these kinds of shoots.

GaryWallace , Photographer  posted on 15/05/2009 16:19:04   Posted 242 times

Located:bournemouth,Dorset, UK
Member Since: 17/01/2009
       
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