Becoming a “Life Model” or “Nudist Model” is the easy part, but doing it successfully is another thing…Whatever your shape, size or colour, there will be a person or an organisation that will probably want your services as a nude model. Hard to believe?..maybe, but its true.
Not everyone wants the stereo-typical long haired manufactured traditional beauty, with the slender figure, or the muscled he-man with bronzed torso and the whimsical smile.
Now there is much more interest in real people as photographic subject matter that others can relate to. This can be verified by the fact that there are an increasing amount of amateur glamour magazines and films, and the most successful Cam sites on the internet appear to be the ones that feature ordinary people.
So what attributes would a nudist model need?
Starting with the basics; cleanliness and smelling fresh. Bear in mind that some photographers may want to get close to you, to position you in the pose that they require. There is nothing worse than stale tobacco, alcohol, bad breath or body odour. Cheap smelling perfume or aftershave can be unpleasant as well. You are a nude model, and as already stated, whilst is doesn t necessarily matter about your God-given appearance, you should at least make an effort with what you have.
Your demeanour, for example, should be pleasant, but not over-the-top. Photographers like interesting photos in the same way that Joe Public likes interesting photos, and an enigmatic smile, in many cases, maybe far better than showing off a mouthful of teeth.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule, and this is intended as a guide as to how to become a nudist model, not a series of hard and fast instructions.
Before attending your photographic session, wear practical loose fitting clothing. Do not wear, unless instructed by the photographer, socks, stockings or tight garments of any sort that will leave a mark on your body. This could severely dampen the chances of a natural nude shot. Even think about the shoes that you are wearing. Will the buckles or straps leave a mark?
There are a few things to think of, but luckily most of it is common sense.
So, having established yourself in your minds eye as a nudist model, how are you going to tell the rest of the world?
Like most small businesses, you may have to invest a bit up-front on a small portfolio of your pictures, and/or a website.
As far as the portfolio is concerned, there are some photographers that will take your photo s at no cost, to you, but the quality of the photos might be questionable.
Having your own website, or even just a web page is undoubtedly the best way forward, because it will do the selling for you, complete with your contact information. However, the photos still need to be good.
The next thing is to advertise your nudist modelling services. Be strategic regarding where you advertise, for example there is little point in advertising in the back pages of a local newspaper. You may get some unwelcome attention from people getting the wrong idea from your advert!
The best place to advertise is where there is a like-minded fraternity, such as a family naturist magazine or a website such as Nudist UK, where there can be no doubt as to the integrity of both the nudist model and the photographer.