How to Find and Contact Models for Portrait Shoots With Instagram? (Guest Blog of the Week)


As a portrait photographers, the most important aspect of a stunning photoshoots is finding a good looking models. right? Finding the right model for your photoshoots might be a little daunting for most of us, as photographers. Today in this post i'm featuring Dan Bullman, he's sharing with us some GREAT tips on how to find models on instagram by a very effective and professional way.

If you are on mobile, watch the video on YouTube HERE In this video Dan shows us a very simple ways about:

1. How to find models on Instagram by searching hashtags and tagged photos 2. What to write when you contact models for photo shoots 3. Key points to make to get the highest response rate from your messages 4. How to schedule the photo shoot Here are the templates.

Instagram Template to use to DM the desired models via instagram messages: ***Replace the parts in brackets with your information. INSTAGRAM DM TEMPLATE*** Hello [ModelName]! My name is [YourName] and I am a portrait photographer based in [YourLocation]. I found your work recently through Instagram. I’m reaching out to see if you would be interested in doing a portrait photo shoot sometime in [Month/Date]. You can see examples of my work on my Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day! :) Email Message Template to use to DM the desired models via email: Hi [ModelName]! My name is [YourName] and I'm a photographer here in [YourLocation]. I found your work recently on Instagram. I'm reaching out to see if you would be interested in doing a portrait photo shoot sometime in [Month/Date]. I've attached some examples of my work. You can see more on my [Instagram @YOURINSTAGRAM.] Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great evening. Sincerely, [YOURNAME]

What are you waiting for, go ahead and lets get this started, I have already started to use this template with some models living nearby (in Bratislava, Slovakia) and out of 10 DMs I managed to get an agreement with 2 models. I am carious to know if this method will work with you as well or not? Write a comment below and let us know if it worked with you or you found any hurdles?

Hope you found it usual. Thank you for reading and have an amazing weekend.

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