Photographers: Phil Grierson & Mark Anthony Smith
ABOUT FLORIDA MODELING NETWORK
We are a community of artists that work to support each other. We are not a talent agency but rather a place where like minded individuals can come together, share in the creative process and network in a safe way. Florida Modeling Network was founded in 1998 and since then, it has grown to over 2000 active local members and it has created thousands of images, obtained magazine and other media exposure for it s members and helped hundreds of people forge their artistic identity!!
We have all of YOU, our members, to thank for this! You keep this site alive and kicking and we love you all for it! :)
For those of you that are considering joining, It is free!!
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The social network grew around the themed portfolio building events that are hosted once a month. Our shoots are 6 hours long, noon-6pm and occur all over Florida, with the majority around the Tampa / St. Pete area.
The second Saturday of each month is a simple themed portfolio building event such as Pin Up, Glamor or Burlesque or other traditional styles. Great to meet others in the business, get lots of awesome photos and become comfortable with others to work with them outside our events for TFP or paid shoots. Female models are free for this event and photographers are $43 in advance. Male models are also encouraged to attend all our events. These shoots normally have about 30 models and 20 photographers.
The fourth Saturday of each month is our Special FX Themed Shoot such as Steam Punk, Sci-Fi, Fantasy or other elaborate themes. Both events have Hair, Makeup, Costumes and body painters, however this one is based around the art of the model and photographer combined and creating extravagant images. With 5-10 models for every photographer this shoot is all about 1 on 1 shooting and personalized images. Female models are $13 and photographers $103 in advance. These shoots normally have about 50 models and 10 photographers. Models can get the images from the photographers several ways. Most important thing is ALWAYS exchange contact info and ask about rights to the work being created. To get your images you can bring a laptop or thumb drive to the shoot, or get your CD at front gate during the next event if your photographer left one for you, or contact the photographer directly and arrange with them. Look on the Photos from Last Events Page too! We have carpool set up on most large cities around Florida with phone numbers of people that will drive others to shoots. Our network is about working together in a safe environment, building a great portfolio and getting exposure and growing together. What you do with your newly created images is up to you. The events and Shoots are for all ages and types of people so come on out and bring some friends!! Some themes are more kid friendly than others. Families and bands may also attend to get photos. It can be for fun to get some great photos or to build a professional portfolio that can lead to paid work and magazine exposure. We train first time models and photographers in order to get the best images possible for both parties. If you attend and you would like help, please do not hesitate to ask! That is what we are here for! If you still have any questions feel free to message any of the site administrators. You can recognize them by the yellow star on the profile pic. We are here to help you create!
Welcome to Florida Modeling Network and let 's make some art!!! <3