- Yes83% (25)78% (42)80% (67)Vote
- No17% (5)22% (12)20% (17)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
yeah maybe. at least part time. It really depends on your market, part time or agency, amateur group shoots or publications, and also whether you're comfortable with marketing to horny GWCs.
where do you live?
these are all girls who modeled for me here in LA who were looking for agency rep but still haven't found it.
its not like they haven't made a few bucks here and there on the open market but agencies are picky. Or more just weird. I don't know if their selections are based on quality because they sometimes seem irrational, or possibly some form of nepotism. plus i wouldn't go agency if you can help it, i know a guy who used to be a staff photographer for playboy and he said agencies and group shoots are the only ones making money nowadays, its more profitable to sell you the dream than it is to pursue it.
I think the biggest thing though is that to be a model means a few completely different things. If it's your dream to be on the cover of magazines then that's tough, and it's easy to lose yourself in the process. If you just want to make money posing for photos, it's possible for you but I have to warn you, you're basically just going to be posing for guys that want to bang you. Most of the money in the modeling industry comes from amateur photographers who are just trying to build her portfolio or who get off on taking nude pictures, so either you going to be doing nude modeling or you're going to be always shooting with someone who is worse than you. I wouldn't pay you for modeling. But that's because I can get beautiful girls to pose for me because I know my skill level is at the extent where it is desirable for them, and I can trade. So strictly speaking unless you're trading or paying them, your photos are going to suck. And if you're trying to work for agencies or publications that's an uphill battle and you're bound to at least meet some of them along the way.
Ultimately if you're just starting out the most money you're going to make is from guys like this:
Who literally just take pictures of girls feet, don't even bother with exposure or composition, they just aim at a body part and fire. maybe tell you to take your top off0
Most Helpful Girl
That girl looks older than 17 to me but she is pretty1