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How to Find a Model

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Nov 07

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Today we are booking a model IN the phlearn episode! I just got back from a great shoot with Darya, and what better way to share the wealth than to help you in booking your own model :)

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome tutorial…. Thanks!

  • Ethan Davis

    Should Aaron get a haircut? All in favor? All opposed? I don’t have his consent, but I think whoever wins should get their way!

  • Hannah Chu

    Great tutorial as always, it’s my first time to comment on here, although I’ve been following phlearn for some time now. 

    Gotta say this episode was awesome, I checked out model mayhem thinking there wouldn’t be any results for my location (I reside in Southeast Asia, and I’ve been doing self portraits for TOO long because I don’t have models to ‘practice’ on!!) but much to my delight (HAHA!) I got quite a number of results!! So yay! Unfortunately, none of them reside in my area, but I’ll be moving to the big city next year, and this will help tons.
    Thanks Aaron! (and for all the other tutorials, too, I love them all). Wow, I can now say I feel more part of the phamily after this first comment :)

  • alexis

    hey coooollll! which part of southeast asia? :D

  • Stefano Tealdi

    let’s first try a haircut in photoshop, then if he looks good he has to make it! hahaha :D

  • Merellephotography

    Ahahaha Aaron you make me laugh! Perspective still confuses me though, might need to go watch that video again!

  • Demetrius Austin

    great episode…  I have booked a few models from mayhem and always try to ensure they know I am legitimate and not just some GWC.  I guess I am doing something right, I haven’t been turned down but by 1 model that shoots exclusively with her boyfriend and notes she is a “very experienced” model…  oh well..  thx for the confirmation.

  • Jane Sampson Photo

    Thanks for the info on finding a model.  I’m going to get on modelmayhem right now!

  • Dave G

    Aaron, you are awesome.. funny segment and enjoyed the inclusion of your non-wife-ex who is your wife, but.. not your wife…

    btw.. we need to get you a haircut.. hehe :)

  • Dale Antony Richards

    Warning: May contain BEWBEEEES!

    Aaron can I give you some advice today? =D When you mail a model don’t say “To prove I am not a creep” kinda feels like you are desperately trying to make them think you’re not a creep so you don’t need to say it. Just say “You can find my full portfolio at I also teach photoshop, I am an experienced photographer and do my own retouching”

    Also you said “I love you, look” at the start of the message which made me laugh xD

    That is my Daily Dale tip! =]

  • Aaron Nace

    Awesome to have you Hannah!

  • Cristian Brigo

    Great idea!

  • Justin Bonaparte

    Right on, that was the first thing I was thinking; what kinda creep puts ‘I’m not a creep’ in his msg? LOL. Probably the beer talking, I saw the ‘you’ instead of ‘your’ as well. Also, probably not a good idea to have a show for photographers and start ragging on the work of other photographers, especially when they are easily identifiable by their MM names/images. Uncool. 

    I thought this ep was a bit less useful than most; I don’t think too many folks need instruction on clicking the send msg button on MM. You said something to the effect of having someone else find models for you; I think it would have been great to expand on that and give us some personal perspective on how you go about finding and working with models (Agents? Friends? Networks?)

  • Dale Antony Richards

    bit of a mini-afro he is getting there =P

  • Cristian Brigo

    What about interviewing the model on a PHLEARN episod? It would be interesting to know her anecdotes as well…

  • Eric Burgers

    In favor!

  • Jane Sampson Photo

    LOL! If she only shoots exclusively with her boyfriend, then why does she have a profile on

  • Jane Sampson Photo

    You need to get the Waiting Phlearn Pro which goes into more detail than you would ever want to have regarding perspective. It’s awsome!

  • Andrey Isotov

    Thank you for your Tutorials, I really like this =)

    I have a question: How do you find this picture, and
    how I can do this better?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I was gonna say the same thing, cause he looks like he’s bleeding for a haircut… Aaron needs to go back to his shaved look with the 5 o’clock shadowed beard… Absolutely! 

  • Cristian Brigo

    Nice one!

  • Hannah Chu

    I love it!! Cleaning FAIRY!! ^_^ 

  • Rihass

    I love angry mic hair Aaron. Thanks for your honesty. So glad I bought the tutorial on perspective

  • Andrea Peipe

    Awesome about the book, congrats!!!

    *that was a burp btw* omg…LOL

    I am on Model Mayhem too but most of them are in the States and not in Germany which kinda sucks! ;) There are some German sites too so I used them so far but I prefer the way Model Mayhem is done…

  • Andrea Peipe

    Oh this rocks!!

  • X2light

    I think he might’ve been tipsy.  Just kidding Aaron.

  • Eric Seilo

    haha priceless. “Maybe someone who isn’t such a B!”

  • Katchina_photography

    OH MY GOD!!! Totally true about the caliber of talent on model mayhem

  • Brandon

    “most of the time, they went out and got piss drunk the night before the photoshoot…. they’re late or cancel on you at the last moment” lol! Wow. I’m just now starting to browse through your content and that one DEFINITELY hits the nail on the head.

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