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I can answer questions about modeling from both a male model and photographers perspective such as: * How old or young can someone be to get into modeling? * What is the best age to get into modeling? * Is modeling just for the very tall and thin girls or muscular guys? * How do you know if you have what it takes to become a model? * What do photographers look for in a model? * How do you learn to pose? * What is body awareness and how important is it to becoming a successful model? * How do you prepare for a photoshoot? * Selecting modeling genres that are right for you? From the business side, I can answer questions related to: * How to get started in modeling? * Freelance modeling and self representation versus signing with an agency. * How to find auditions and other modeling opportunities. * Finding and building a free online modeling profile sites and networking groups/events. * Developing your own free or subscription modeling website?

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I started out as a male model when I was 15 and modeled for several photographers, artists and figure drawing classes until I was 22 years old. Today, I'm a published and agency recommended professional freelance photographer from Southern California. I have over 10 years specializing in fashion, lifestyle, portraiture, editorial, actor headshots, swimwear, glamour, boudoir, lingerie, artistic, nude, erotic and theme specific photography. I'm also experienced in model portfolio and web site development, model tear sheets, posters, calendars and other model promotional items.



I model freelance part time and studied at the Los Angeles School of Photography. I host bi-monthly workshops (which include a photoshoot) for amateur models of ALL ages.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

18 U.S.C 2257- 2257A certifications require photographers to keep record for visual depictions of actual and simulated sexually explicit conduct of adults in order to protect children from sexual exploitation crimes. This is why you will be required to show proof of age and sign a model release when shooting with a photographer whether it is on a paid or exchange (TFP) basis.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

18 U.S.C. 2251- Sexual Exploitation of Children defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (persons under 18 years of age). So, is taking ANY type of nude or topless photo of a minor (even non-sexual such as a nudist photo) illegal, immoral or both? Should minors be allowed to model in lingerie even if it is not sexually revealing?

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2016-06-14 Cameras and modelling:

Hello Mike and thank you for your question. Your question is interesting because to answer it honestly depends on the look you are seeking and the quality of the camera and lens you are shooting with.

2015-07-17 male boy req's:

Hello Rob,    Any experience related to modeling would be wise to use in my opinion as long as it can be verified. If not, I would not mention it.    Remember, modeling, acting, singing auditions, etc

2015-07-15 male boy req's:

Hello Rob,    Thanks for reaching out to me for information. I can't tell you have many people (male and female) get into modeling because people tell them they should. With modeling, at some point it

2014-03-03 regarding modelling:

Hello Sanjeev.    Unfortunately, your question is not a simple one to answer. Their are many factors you should consider before pursuing modeling as a hobby or career. First thing you need to do is take

2013-07-06 modeling career:

Hi Fay,    Thanks for your nice rating, I do appreciate it. In addition to the information I sent you yesterday, I came across an article from one of the web sites I recommended your cousins join (Model


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