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Topic | Where are the models????
joroda777
In recent weeks I have been sourcing models for paid work on both this and other sites.
My question is this
Why are all of the responses from models who live zillions of miles away?
Are there no models left in the Greater London area who want work?

Above all - NEVER, EVER allowing myself to forget that photography is about PASSION, CREATIVITY, and most of all FUN.


joroda777 , Photographer  posted on 05/09/2010 16:10:05   Posted 292 times

Located:Surbiton,Surrey, UK
Member Since: 08/10/2008
       
tanzanite1
Maybe that ones who did reply, but live too far away didn't do geography at school Member Image
tanzanite1 , Model  posted on 05/09/2010 16:13:40   Posted 58 times

Located:Chesterfield,Derbyshire, UK
Member Since: 24/01/2010
       
joroda777

Quoting post from tanzanite1
Maybe that ones who did reply, but live too far away didn't do geography at school Member Image


Glasgow in Greater London??
I think the Lady be right Member Image

Above all - NEVER, EVER allowing myself to forget that photography is about PASSION, CREATIVITY, and most of all FUN.


joroda777 , Photographer  posted on 05/09/2010 16:16:21   Posted 292 times

Located:Surbiton,Surrey, UK
Member Since: 08/10/2008
       
chris
Lots of models whao are 5'4.
5'8 mission impossible.
chris , Photographer  posted on 19/09/2010 16:43:44   Posted 357 times

Located:Cheltenham,Gloucestershire, UK
Member Since: 08/10/2008
       
darkfairy
hi my name is willow (darkfairy) i was saying that about togs the other day i live just outside london and all the shoots i was getting asked to do were for leeds and places like that lol so i no were your coming from xxx Member Image
darkfairy , Model  posted on 10/02/2011 19:28:34   Posted 1 times

Located:grays ,Essex, UK
Member Since: 25/01/2011
       
Photo Dreams
I think this is quite a common occurrence, probably for both Models and Photographers.
I often place castings for models "local to... Telford in Shropshire".
The replies come from Glasgow, Inverness, Lancaster, Norwich, London, Plymouth, Essex and even Malta. Member Image

Also i often get when offering TF*... "Is this a paid shoot". Member Image
When seeking a model for a shoot involving Lingerie or any kind of nudity... "love to work with you, I will do Hair, Fully clothed Fashion/casual, Beauty... I do not do any nudity or Glamour". Member Image

I simply ignore and move on.... Member Image

Photo Dreams , Photographer  posted on 11/02/2011 08:33:51   Posted 77 times

Located:Telford,Shropshire, UK
Member Since: 29/09/2008
       
TSS
I live even further south than you and have the same problem. Six castings for paid/unpaid work in last two months and closest reply was 120 miles away. Seems like the southern models have gone into hibernation for winter. Roll on spring and a few might wake up. Member Image



Chris
The Stone Studio of Petersfield

www.thestonestudio.co.uk

TSS , Videographer  posted on 11/02/2011 09:08:37   Posted 133 times

Located:Cardigan,Pembrokeshire, UK
Member Since: 15/11/2008
       
ianmacfadyen
I had the answer first-hand today. Meeting by chance a local model in the town in which I live, to whom I'd sent a modelling request some two months ago and not received a reply, - nor had she visited the site, - I said, "recognised you....  PLEASE log in once in a while and check your mail"! She replied, "Oh I haven't been on there for AGES! Too busy! Can't be bothered with going on the computer when I get home from work, too tired." So now we know.  
ianmacfadyen , Photographer  posted on 12/02/2011 18:52:34   Posted 82 times

Located:MILFORD,Surrey, UK
Member Since: 08/12/2008
       
cerityimages
I cannot understand why you would want to suffer the casting call procedure.

If you are prepared to pay, why not just search for professional models on your doorstep? 

Barry http://www.cerity.eu

cerityimages , Photographer  posted on 12/02/2011 23:19:16   Posted 32 times

Located:High Wycombe,Buckinghamshire, UK
Member Since: 30/12/2010
       
TSS
It is not always what you want that is on the doorstep

Chris
The Stone Studio of Petersfield

www.thestonestudio.co.uk

TSS , Videographer  posted on 13/02/2011 13:53:33   Posted 133 times

Located:Cardigan,Pembrokeshire, UK
Member Since: 15/11/2008
       
Glamourworkshops
You might not want to go that far, but it might be well worth it:)

We offer 300 beautiful models in Ukraine, combined with wonderful outdoor locations, and a little bit of photography holiday/weekend getaway:

www.phototours-ukraine.com
Glamourworkshops , Photographer  posted on 15/02/2011 13:47:32   Posted 18 times

Located:Kiev,, Ukraine
Member Since: 08/02/2011
       
joroda777

Quoting post from Glamourworkshops
You might not want to go that far, but it might be well worth it:)

We offer 300 beautiful models in Ukraine, combined with wonderful outdoor locations, and a little bit of photography holiday/weekend getaway:

www.phototours-ukraine.com


If you pay for my flight and accommodation - let us do business. Member Image Member Image
This is a new record for distance - Ukraine. Not sure how local that is to me?!

A challenge:
The first model local to me, +/- 15 miles, who responds in the next 24 hours will get a very special offer. Intrigued? ....... then kindly respond.

Please note that I will ignore all responses outside that area.

Above all - NEVER, EVER allowing myself to forget that photography is about PASSION, CREATIVITY, and most of all FUN.


joroda777 , Photographer  posted on 15/02/2011 14:08:20   Posted 292 times

Located:Surbiton,Surrey, UK
Member Since: 08/10/2008
       
Glamourworkshops
Those who dare, win:) as they say...
Glamourworkshops , Photographer  posted on 15/02/2011 14:37:29   Posted 18 times

Located:Kiev,, Ukraine
Member Since: 08/02/2011
       
joroda777
Does this mean you are paying for the flight and accommodation?? Member Image Member Image

Above all - NEVER, EVER allowing myself to forget that photography is about PASSION, CREATIVITY, and most of all FUN.


joroda777 , Photographer  posted on 15/02/2011 14:40:18   Posted 292 times

Located:Surbiton,Surrey, UK
Member Since: 08/10/2008
       
nikonuser
Its not just the south either, i have had castings up on other sites for the north east.......zilch nada nichts nowt then i get a response from London, so i ask when she will be local to me.........no reply!

I would do a shoot in the ukraine, be just like shooting in the UK but with better backdrops Member Image
nikonuser , Photographer  posted on 16/02/2011 01:30:50   Posted 225 times

Located:Middlesbrough & Rugby i commute!,Warwickshire, UK
Member Since: 20/12/2009
       
DesignandImageStudio

Quoting post from TSS
I live even further south than you and have the same problem. Six castings for paid/unpaid work in last two months and closest reply was 120 miles away. Seems like the southern models have gone into hibernation for winter. Roll on spring and a few might wake up. Member Image



Chris
The Stone Studio of Petersfield

www.thestonestudio.co.uk


Yep same here 6 castings on all sites have given me a big fat zero -

due to circumstances changing i have a lot more available time and although i would love to be doing chargable busiiness i am realistic enough to understand that the economic climate will take a little while longer to pick up! but when offering free shoots tfcd why no responses am i that bad? do i have a reputation? very strange!
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Glenn


There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. by Ansel Adams

DesignandImageStudio , Studio  posted on 17/02/2011 18:40:44   Posted 40 times

Located:brighton,West Sussex, UK
Member Since: 14/02/2010
       
chris
Potential models don't all have to be of model web sites.
chris , Photographer  posted on 17/02/2011 23:24:09   Posted 357 times

Located:Cheltenham,Gloucestershire, UK
Member Since: 08/10/2008
       
TSS
Well I have had a reply to a casting Member Image Member Image

Checked the profile and the applicant lives in the West Indies. Member Image Member Image

I have noticed that there does seem to be a north - south divide on this. On other sites there are 5ish new models joining every day from roughly north of Birmingham compared to 1 from south of B'ham. It does seem odd, maybe all us southern togs should move up north.

Chris
The Stone Studio of Petersfield

www.thestonestudio.co.uk

TSS , Videographer  posted on 18/02/2011 16:41:14   Posted 133 times

Located:Cardigan,Pembrokeshire, UK
Member Since: 15/11/2008
       
joroda777
Tried that but was only getting responses from models in the South.
Did someone mention lessons in Geography???
Member Image Above all - NEVER, EVER allowing myself to forget that photography is about PASSION, CREATIVITY, and most of all FUN.
joroda777 , Photographer  posted on 19/02/2011 00:19:26   Posted 292 times

Located:Surbiton,Surrey, UK
Member Since: 08/10/2008
       
nikonuser

Quoting post from TSS
Well I have had a reply to a casting Member Image Member Image

Checked the profile and the applicant lives in the West Indies. Member Image Member Image

I have noticed that there does seem to be a north - south divide on this. On other sites there are 5ish new models joining every day from roughly north of Birmingham compared to 1 from south of B'ham. It does seem odd, maybe all us southern togs should move up north.

Chris
The Stone Studio of Petersfield

www.thestonestudio.co.uk


Dont, i have been up the north east since the beggining of january watching all the tfcd post for the midlands, not 1 in the north east at all, seems to be completely dead up here, i cant wait to move back down in march and start working again, will then get some planned shoots done.
nikonuser , Photographer  posted on 19/02/2011 11:42:12   Posted 225 times

Located:Middlesbrough & Rugby i commute!,Warwickshire, UK
Member Since: 20/12/2009
       
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