With the internet modeling community becoming more popular now than ever before I thought I’d make a post to answer some of the email requests I get. It seems as if every day there are hundreds of new model hobbyists popping up on one of the many internet modeling / social media sites such as Model Mayhem. While I’ve met and worked with several very talented models I have gotten pretty good at spotting just another pretty face, from a model who works hard and takes pride in their hobby. These social media sites are a place for models, photographers, clothing designers, makeup artists and hair stylists connect and collaborate. I started using these sites almost two years ago and had the opportunity to work with some very talented people.
One of those super talented friends, Nori, recently posted a video on YouTube talking about TFP which I felt covered the topic well. If you’re new to the community or new to the term, take a minute and educate yourself. (Excuse her video etiquette, but she does have a pretty one of a kind portfolio!)
I don’t accept alot of TFP work currently but enjoy it once or twice a year to try a few new techniques or to maintain my editing skills which I don’t normally get to use when editing weddings or portrait shoots. The last TFP shoot I did was with Jessica down in the West Bottoms to practice with the creative use of off camera lighting. Since I do so few of these each year, I have quite a bit of fun with them and actually learn a thing or two. In the end it’s all about being effective and efficient and that’s something I want to pass along to my clients.