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Friday, April 20, 2012

Latest Digital Tearsheet: Dating Site Shoot

A few months ago, I posted about one of my most recent shoots, which was for a dating website (see: "Latest Shoot: Dating Website" for the details). I just got an email from the client with the ads that came about as a result. Below is the one of me and my "boyfriend" for the shoot, Paul:

This online ad will more than likely appear as web banners for DateNation.com and could pop up just about anywhere on the Internet. So don't be surprised if you see me and Paul pop up while you're surfing the Web!

Funny story: this image was shot in San Francisco, near the water, on a popular street/area known as The Embarcadero. The other models were sitting off to the side of us and in between the photographer snapping photos, we were all totally clowning around--we'd just finished lunch and were all a little giddy from full bellies and a tad tired from the long day of shooting. Before this photo was taken, we'd all been talking about the movie "Finding Nemo" and I had just done a ridiculous reenactment of the part where Dory was demonstrating her knowledge of how to speak whale. Everyone was cracking up (if you know the scene, you'll instantly understand why we were hysterically laughing). The next second, the photographer was like, "Okay, guys, time to work!" And here is the end result. :-)

While being professional, I admit that I'm a complete goofball on set, especially if the crew and client is really chill and casual and not uptight. I always find that bringing humor helps everyone relax and brings about a lot of great genuine expressions for the camera. I guess you could say, I enjoy being the comic relief!


Anonymous said...

Hi Dania,

Just recently stumbled onto your blog, and wow what a great resource!! I've read many comments about NYC agency submissions, but I hope you don't mind answering a question more tailored to my situation =) I have three years of modeling experience (mostly runway) signed with an agency in Boston. I'm 6', blonde, 21 years old, and slightly on the bigger end for stats (34-25-35) with what I would consider a pretty non-commercial look (which is also the major type of work available in Boston). Lately I've been feeling pigeonholed into the runway category (which isn't so bad because I love doing it) and the pay up here is somewhat lacking. I want the opportunity to book other types of jobs like high fashion and editorial and possibly even commercial print, so I have made the decision to try and model in NY. I've so far sent in online submissions or dropped off pictures at most of the top agencies and followed each one's submission guidelines via their websites. I did not use any of my professional photos, save for my comp card in some cases, even though it was tempting. It has been about two weeks since I have submitted everything and have not heard anything back. My question would be what can/should I do next? Not all of the agencies offer open calls, and I'm not sure if it would help to go to an open call if I have already submitted pictures online. Getting an agency in Boston was super easy, starting with an email then meeting then contract which all took place within a week. I'm struggling when it comes to NYC and could really use some advice!

Thanks =)

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #376," 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!

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