Many girls think that if they have good, interesting, creative or artful modeling photos that is enough to make them a model. It isn't.
Websites such as Modelmayhem.com, Onemodelplace.com and many others might seem like a good choice for a new model, especially in a smaller town where modeling agencies are few to none. Yet she should hold back, because joining a modeling website to showcase your photos is a waste of time. Serious mistakes can be made by exposing yourself in the wrong ways. So girls who want to seriously work as a model should not join these sites, based on my own mistakes and experiences here are my 3 reason why:
1.The Photographers are amateur. You can tell because the majority of them never have been published in magazines and none of them have associations with agencies. This is bad, because working with them will not help you or lead you in a direction that you most likely want to go to become a model.
2.These websites are based on hits and clicks and hotness not modeling potential.
Usually a girl will first post a headshot or some basic snapshot, a few months later she will be half naked or in a porn position, showing how easy she is and it happens so fast. Many girls who use these modeling community websites do not end up chasing their real modeling goals and just settle for being another hot thing on the web, which can really take you down the wrong runway and can lead to making mistakes competing to be the most hit, clicked or commented upon girl on the site. Which can be a boost to the ego, but it is not a legit way to go about working as a model.
3. The wrong people are looking at your photos. You might get to showcase your photos on a social site but that doesn’t mean that an agent will see it or that you will be discovered. The web is not the best place to start calling yourself a model. It is not respected by legit modeling agents, and you will not be able to get their attention. It is better to get a compcard or headshot made, and then focus on mailing by postal mail your photos to agents and agencies. You want the right people to see your images, not amateur guys with cameras of the web.