Safety Guide for Models
take advantage of models for their own needs and amusement. By taking necessary
precautions, models will be able to stay safe while trying to move forward in
There is never enough information to be found when preparing for a modeling
shoot. This is especially true for modeling opportunities that are located in
the newspaper and online. Models that are unfamiliar with the contact person
or company in charge of the modeling opportunity should gather more information
before meeting them. Ask questions and talk to other models about that particular
Aspiring models who want more work should look for reputable modeling opportunities in
fashion, film and television. There are many up and coming photographers and
fashion designers who seek models to build their portfolio. However, many people
pose as modeling professionals in order to lure vulnerable men, women and girls
to their location.
Tell a Friend
Models should always let other people know where they are going. Give family
and friends specific information about the modeling shoot. This information
should include the details of the shoot, the name of the person who you are
meeting and the exact location of where you are going. By doing so, others will
be able to find you if you are in trouble or in need of help.
Telling friends and family has other levels of importance as well. Models that have
delicate health conditions should always let someone know where they will be.
If you need to be hospitalized in the middle of a shoot, a friend or family
member will be able to assist you. It is also important to let people know where
you are if you do not have a cellular phone or other forms of communication.
Bring a Guest
If you are going to be modeling for someone that you have not met before, it
is best to bring a guest with you. Having a friend accompany you will ensure
that you will remain in a safe environment. It may also ease any discomfort
that you may have. Always question the photographer if he or she insists that
you come to a shoot alone. That may be a sign that you should be cautious of
meeting with them.
Pass it up
Models that are suspicious about a particular photographer or modeling gig should
not go forward with any related work. There may be difficulties in landing steady
modeling opportunities. However, safety is more important than completing a
modeling gig. There are tons of opportunities for models at Magazine publications
and promotional events. Modeling gigs will always be available. When maintaining
a modeling career, it is important to keep yourself out of harm's way.