Originally Posted by cifcap
I need some advice. I recently tried asking a young lady to allow me to take some head and shoulder photos. I "crashed and burned" severely.
I won't go into details, but I later saw that my approach was not good. I'm not skilled enough to create some of the images I've seen here, but I'd love to practice what I've learned.
How would you all do it? I thought about carrying a card to pass out or even a media device with examples of what I'd like to try. Any advice you can provide would be helpful.
I agree... Short and to the point then shut up and walk away. A card is a must. Perhaps a website to direct them to and a phone #. I usually have my portfolio with me in the car and sometimes a 4x6 version of it that is easier to carry around.
You have to remember that if they look good then you probably arent the first to ask them to model for you. You have to be professional and look the part. If you are at home depot and covered in dirt, that is probably not the time to ask. Also, be confident in who you are but also be realistic. If you are a beginner tell them that. Never act desperate. No one likes to deal with a desperate person. If you act like you have models comming to you for work all the time then they are more likely to agree. If you act like no one will work with you then why would this person do it?
Polite, confident and professional... That is the key! Good Luck