Royal Portrait
$34.99 $24.99

Episode Categories

How to Find a Model

Tagged with:
Nov 07

Subscribe to Phlearn

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 :)

Make sure to become part of the Phlearn Family on Facebook, conversate with us on Twitter, and #hashtag your Phlearn inspirations on Instagram. We want to know what the Phlearn community social chatter is about, and who is sharing it. You all keep us motivated to do our best.

  • 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

  • http://profiles.google.com/titus27 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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671184279 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.

  • http://twitter.com/janiefstop 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 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dale.a.richards 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 http://www.aaron-nace.com 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! =]

  • http://phlearn.com Aaron Nace

    Awesome to have you Hannah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000271892602 Cristian Brigo

    Great idea!
    :-)

  • http://profiles.google.com/jfinite 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?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dale.a.richards Dale Antony Richards

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000271892602 Cristian Brigo

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

  • http://www.flickr.com/uw-eric Eric Burgers

    In favor!

  • http://twitter.com/janiefstop Jane Sampson Photo

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

  • http://twitter.com/janiefstop 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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000235023951 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?

    http://500px.com/photo/2098069

  • 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! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000271892602 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

  • http://www.cap-photography.com 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…

  • http://www.cap-photography.com Andrea Peipe

    Oh this rocks!!

  • X2light

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

  • http://profiles.google.com/eseilo 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.

Free PRO Tutorial
Sign up for our newsletter and instantly receive a free PRO Tutorial!
Over 20,000 people
are already signed up.
Random Tips

Having trouble cloning out fly away hairs on a complicated background? Duplicate your layer. On the bottom layer, use the liquify tool to shrink the head, which extends the background into the head (make sure to try and keep the background looking good and not warped around to much) . Now on top layer, use a mask to reveal the extended background, hiding the fly away hair.

aaron