When one looks through the modelling portfolio sites it quickly becomes apparent that the number of girls available to shoot in North Kent is scant compared to other areas.
When we lived in Brighton, Sussex we had a queue of potential models going around the block who wanted to shoot with us. In Kent its been an altogether different result. In this neck of the woods there’s a dearth of people who put up a few blurry selfies and then ask for fees to shoot.
The cost of a studio, props, backdrops, kit, computer runs into thousands of pounds. Add in the skills of a professional photographer, make up artist and post editor/retoucher and there is a whole lot more to consider. In eight years we have rarely paid for a model to shoot unless we have a specific theme in mind and find the person with the right look to match the overall brief.
Luckily, from time to time we have found great models who give their time to shoot in exchange for a full set of pictures, with a few edited to magazine standard. These images are straight out of the camera with a few small tweaks in Adobe Lightroom. The fabulous lady here has long legs and a great smile and physique. She has done some promo modelling at Car Meets and has a very popular FaceBook following. With a great attitude and sense of fun we know we will be working with her again…