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Old 08-31-2005, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I carry a mini-portfolio with me. It has about 24 4x6 prints in it - everything from headshots, to swimsuit, to non-revealing figure work. It is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to pitch myself to potential models.

Case in point: I "MC" trivia games 3 nights a week (you know, those "team trivia" games in bars). One of my locations has a number of regular teams, and one of those teams is "Team Jenna". Jenna is, well, nice looking. Last night, after talking to her for a few minutes each night the past few weeks, I asked her if she'd ever modeled.

She said, "Well, yeah. Have you ever heard of 'Sexy Corvettes'? I've done some work for them."

I handed her by book and said, "Here's my work." She flipped thru and, well, she was impressed. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] While she was flipping thru the book, her waitress, a new girl to the bar and quite the doll herself - I'd just met her last night - started looking as well.

To make a bragging story short, I now have two girls who are interested in posing for me. They have my card and I have their contact info - all that remains is to set a shoot date.

Carrying around a brag book is an easy way to promote yourself.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That does sound like a great way to promote yourself! Maybe I should give that a try. Oh, crap, I guess I should be able to shoot GOOD work before doing something like that, huh? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Wouldn't want it to backfire. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 08-31-2005, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ed, I agree with you. I actually carry 2 books that hold about 96 images each. I have one in a 4x6 size and the other in a 5x7. The 4x6 is what I call my PG rated book (headshots, casual, fashion) and the 5x7 is my PG 13 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] book (glamour,lingerie, some artistic nudes). I think its a great way to show off your work while not carrying a large portfolio with you. If someone likes the smaller images, its just a short walk to the vehicle for the big guns....
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ed...

Is your brag book a regular 4x6 photo album or something specific?.. some of the regular photo albums look so tacky sometimes. Just looking for some feedback so that I can create my own...

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This is also how I met and booked Jessica. I was able to give her a sample of my work, and presto! A few days later there she was in front of my camera.

I always have my book and port with me whenever I go anywhere, if I think there is even a slight chance of finding a potential model.

Business cards help too.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Ed,

I like the idea of carrying around a "mini portfolio" of 4x6's or 5x7's. What kind of book/album do you use?
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