Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Can you be in a magazine yourself?

Yes you can.

Models can submit themselves to magazines and get tearsheets from it, but you have to be willing to do the research and work for a proper submission.

Best people to mail: photo editors.
Where and how to mail: direct mail to the office
What to send: Send a photo of yourself in the style of the magazine. Don't send half naked photos to Glamour or Marie Claire.

Some photographers I have worked with submit their work to magazines and it is also a good idea to be an ambitious model and to seek out opportunities as well.

A magazine holding a photography contest now that models can submit to is a fine art magazine called Nude Magazine. You can find out more about the contest here. If you have shots of yourself unpublished, or perhaps some fine art nudes from a TFP job you did and you are wondering how can I get something out of this...well submit them to a fine art magazine, such as Nude Magazine.

A few of my own fine art nudes will be featured in the next issue.

Also I suggest mailing your compcard to magazines as well and agencies of course.
Persistance is key. You can not expect to book legit modeling work by just doing one or two mailings. You need to really be trying all the time.

A tearsheet speaks louder than a hit on your Myspace page in the modeling world.

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