OK, So how do the free Art Gallery Test Shoots work?
And most importantly, how can you score one?
Look, each shoot has certain criteria and quite specific requirements – so for starters, you must fit those.
If I’m looking for a very pale-complexioned redhead with freckles, you shouldn’t expect to be selected if you’re a tanned blonde.
If I want a African woman with a deep, dark complexion, don’t apply if you’re white.
Then there may be weight or height requirements.
Even if you fit all those, you must catch the casting call when it is open.
Then you have to actually be selected and that depends on your competition at the casting call.
It may not mean that you’re not good enough, but that your competition is better.
Not quite a lottery – but close.
I didn’t write all this to get you down.
I really didn’t.
Here’s a little secret.
The really smart ones – and eventually some of my favourite models I have shot with again and again, are disciplined and persistent.
They add me on Facebook, subscribe to my blog and newsletter, keep in touch and make themselves visible. They play nice.
Then comes a day when I’m thinking of a shoot – what do I do?
Turn to the ones who keep in touch, and have been nice all along.
I check if they are available, and if the stars align, voila – we shoot!
That btw, is the secret to success in Anything! Business, Career, Relationships – whatever!
Woody Allen said it best “50% of the secret to success is just showing up”
Sometimes, I just like someone’s persistence and determination and shoot – just because…
So there you go.
Don’t be bashful, you can write in with
Or hey, ‘Like’ me on FB https://www.facebook.com/HarryNeelamStudios
Or send a message via carrier pigeon
or just chalk it on the sidewalk
or graffiti it on the wall.