Today’s post is another one of many tips for models from Miranda. During our last episode Lights Camera Action Season 2 episode 2: Red Flags for Models Pt 1, Miranda and Chris discussed a few “red flags” when seeking out agencies and to watch out for when working with others. At the end of the episode, Miranda gave some great advice SDS felt needed to be highlighted
Getting a good agent
Using Good Sense
Outside of using an agent, Miranda tells us we can navigate stressful, off, or difficult situations by using good sense and gut judgement.
Obviously you don’t want to put your credit card information on a lot of sites. Especially pay to play sites (See our previous post here for more info). But less obviously, if a photographer is asking for a photo that seems a little weird, you don’t have to do/send them. Or trusting your gut to know what feels wrong and learning how to speak up for yourself.
The butter on top, though is combining your judgement/gut feelings and using your agent to help advocate for you and keep things professional. Having an agent really brings power to partnership in scenarios where you’re facing red flags. Working with your agent can also help you have the courage to speak up and advocate for yourself.
In the end, it’s important to remember that using good sense and the trust of an agent is a great way to navigate red flags, prevent red flags, and ultimately give you the safety and power you deserve as a model.