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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Attention, Nor-Cal/Bay Area Modeling 101 Readers: Dania Denise Meet & Greet Info

For a long time I've been wanting to do meet and greets with my Modeling 101 readers. At first I wanted to do a seminar/workshop type of arrangement but with the economy not being so stellar, that didn't really get off the ground.

While I do still plan on doing a seminar or workshop to teach models how to get agency representation, posing techniques and tips for putting together their portfolios, I figure why not start out simple by inviting my readers to get together for fun (and for free!)?

So, here is my offer to you: for my readers in the San Francisco Bay Area (Northern California), as well as those in the Sacramento area, I am giving you the chance to do a meet and greet with me. It will be very informal and in a casual, public setting, where we can all get to know each other, you can have your questions answered by me directly and I can help anyone who needs advice or guidance in their careers.

What I need from you is your feedback and participation. The more people plan on really committing to attending, the more seriously and effectively I can plan. So if you're interested and are in the Northern California area (or plan to be soon), please leave a blog post comment here, answering the following questions:

1) Which of these 3 locations would you be willing to travel to (I chose these locations because they are easy access to all freeways as well as public transportation like BART)?

- Concord/Walnut Creek
- Emeryville/Berkeley
- Pleasanton/Dublin

2) Where would you like to meet?

- Starbucks/cafe/restaurant
- Park/outdoor setting
- Library/community center

3) Would weekends or weekdays in August work better?

4) Please email me at: daniadenise@gmail.com with your name and best email address to contact you at (via email it will be faster for me to give you the actual date/time/location of the meet and greet, as well as make sure you're able to confirm your attendance directly with me instead of doing everything here on my blog). Please put the following in the subject line of your email: Dania Denise Modeling 101 Meet & Greet.

If I get enough replies, I'll do another post to ask those same people which dates we should plan for. If I can get at least 5-7 solid responses from people that won't flake once we choose a date, I'll be committed to making it happen.

The meet and greet is free and you can bring anyone you want, as long as they are respectful of what we're trying to do and aren't going to be a distraction. Underage models, I encourage that you bring at least one person that is 18+ with you (parents are more than welcome to attend that want to learn more about the modeling industry). Open to male and females (minimum age 13, no max age)...all experience levels, including newbies!

The purpose of this meet and greet is to allow you guys to get to know me, have your questions answered and talk about any and everything related to modeling! If all goes well, I'll be more than happy to arrange more meet and greets throughout the year in different areas where readers express genuine interest. Spread the word!!!

16 comments:

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N. Pedro said...

Dania, this is N. Pedro again, the brazilian guy from Boston. I am a new model, and im almost done with a new portfolio. On this new portfolio, Im intending to put lifestyles pictures, wearing glasses, hair, body, face, editorial, and also i guess IM going to put some private pictures. what do you think? im doing something like a booklet, and im going to try to send them to all the agencies im trusting. so i already have a good material, PLUS im updating my compcard. -- Do you think will i be better for me sending them a lot types of pictures, different styles, private ones? Diversity.

Other question, Im 116lb 53kg - 5'8 172cm. -- Waist 26.. Am I ok or you think the agencies will just ignore me because of my weight?

Thanks

N. Pedro said...

Dania. How modeling outside of US work? I mean, Id have to send my portfolio to them? to other countries or my agency here in the US would be responsible for taking care of it?


Thanks

Dania Denise said...

Hi, N. Pedro! You'll find the answer to both of your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #417," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

N. Pedro said...

Dania, so snapshots are the best to impress the agencies, right? I agree with you. So that's what Im gonna do first. However, would be good for me if I had my portfolio ready? Comp cards done with some professional pictures? I mean, first of all send snapshots, then if they invite me for an interview, Ill bring with me all the rest of my material that Ive done.
What do you think?

How do I take snapshots? Prefer smiling, striking a pose, showing teeth, showing forehead (i have long hair)..

Juan Carmito said...

if the model has long hair, (male model) how to take snapshots from the face? no hair in front of the face? how many photos would be enough? 6? Can you tell me all the styles recommended? I mean, describe all the poses that need to be.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, N. Pedro! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #419," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Juan Carmito! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #420," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Caroline Clark said...

Hey Dania!
I'm 15 years old in the Bay Area, and my measurements are a little wacky. I'm 5'9 but too curvy for most fashion work... my measurements are 36-25-37. Do you know of any commercial modeling agencies in the area that might take a girl with my bigger measurements? Or if I just need to try and slim down before going to see an agency. Thank you bunches!
Caroline C

Anonymous said...

Hi Dania, when signed to a normal modeling agency, what is a normal percentage for agents off of your gigs? Also when at a job is there people for your make up and hair, or is that your responsibility? Thanks!

-Erik T

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Caroline Clark! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #423," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Erik T! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #424," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dania!
Do comercial/print and fashion/runway make about the same amount of money?

-Erik T

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Erik T! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #425," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!

Cassandra Sawyer said...

I would love to attend a meet and greet! Dublin/Pleasanton is perfect and it can get warm here, so a starbucks or other indoor location would be ideal. Thanks for offering! I cannot wait to meet you!

Kaet said...

Dania, hi! I'm new to reading your blog and am devouring it! I'm in the Bay and would love to do a meet and greet! In answer to your questions:

1* Walnut Creek is probably the best choice for me, but any are easily accessible

2*A park, cafe, Starbucks, etc would be great, but definitely not a library or center

3*Weekdays are better for me personally, but this is, of course, flexible based on the group's preference :-)

4*email sent.

I'm definitely looking forward to meeting you and some locals who are in the same game! :-)

Thanks, hope to see you soon