Ladies, to be successful in any business, clients must be obtained. To obtain clients takes proper marketing. For providers, advertising is essential. This advertising includes photographs of yourself. After all, men are attracted to visuals.
When choosing which photographs of yourself to use in your ad, please remember that it not only matters what you look like in the photograph, but what everything else in the photograph looks like. I'm talking about the background/location. Yes, guys do notice such things, and the wrong background/location can prevent an otherwise interested guy from making the call to you.
The photograph below contains three examples of horribly wrong backgrounds/locations. I took these photographs from actual ads that ran on a popular ad web site. I have hidden the girls' faces to save them eternal embarrassment. (Can you believe that all three of the below photographs came from ads stating that incall was available?)
Look at the lovely lady in the upper left hand corner. Now look to the left of her, where I've spot lighted and added an arrow. The remains of last night's dinner are still on the kitchen table! (And not a very nutritious dinner at that.) Please take some time and clean up the area in which the photographs will be taken. Having the remains of the last meal still on the dinner table may lead someone to believe that the girl has a lackadaisical attitude regarding cleanliness. We could then conclude that she might not practice proper hygiene when it comes to her anatomy. (Gross!)
Now look at the sexy siren in the upper right hand corner. The bathroom, standing in front of the toilet? Really? Oh, please! Is that the best location you could find to take a picture? I can't think of anything less appealing than a picture of a toilet. If the bathroom is the only place in the house suitable for photographs, the rest of the house must be an absolute mess. Looking at the photo, the bathroom is an absolute mess also. The same thoughts regarding cleanliness come to mind with this girl as with the last girl.
Finally, check out the comely cutie at the bottom. Look at the bed she's sitting on. Nothing says meth addict quite like a mattress with no sheets or comforter. Hasn't she seen the T.V. show Intervention? Doesn't she know that all meth addicts sleep (amongst other things) on mattresses with no sheets or comforter? Doesn't she realize that the mattress can get stains on it? I wouldn't go anywhere near that mattress or that girl. (They probably both have bedbugs.)
Remember ladies, a picture tells a thousand stories. Make sure the story it tells about you is a good one.
There's a thread around here somewhere, that talks about pics that are supposed to be sexy but are ruined by something or someone in the pic.
Here's one of the most famous pics (bet this girl hates being known as the girl with a turd in the toilet)
That was exactly the pic I was thinking of when I read the inspector's OP.
That is an all time classic! I was gong to look for that pic and post it. Thanks for donig the work for me
im not hating, because everyone has things that they cant deal with. but food on the table? really? granted its not great, but there could be a reason. the toilet i agree 100%. the mattress with no sheets...maybe they are being washed? basically calling her a meth addict without actually having the nerve to come out and say it seems a little harsh
She should have waited until the sheets were washed and put back on the mattress... If your place is a mess, then go outside someplace and take some pics. Natural light is better for photography anyway.
Your post is right on. I've seen so many pictures with such messy backgrounds and it is indeed a big turnoff. Toilets should never be included. Also tired of the countless phone camera shots of a mirrored image. With the ease of digital photography, can't they find someone to shot some decent shots with a decent camera. I've seen fine ladies with such terrible photos that, as a pretty good amateur photographer, I've offered them free photo sessions to teach them how easy good basic photography can be. Haven't had any acceptances yet, they're rather keep posting their bad advertisements.
I do understand your fustration I am a provider new on TER but adevertize on other sites. I am tired of the phone pics my self, but it is just to hard to trust someone we don't know with pics. I would love to learn new picture taken techniques I hope we can meet in the near future and maybe be your first
Oh my, an offer I can't refuse, LOL. One has to learn how to model for pictures and also how NOT to pose. Finding a nice outdoor spot is a good way to start and get comfortable. First, don't pose for a picture, move around and act natural, once you get into the flow of it, you can loosen up and start flirting with the photographer and his camera. Once you get into that comfort zone, you can really get into it, helps if the photographer is telling you how great you look and sexy you are acting and how you're turning him on. A good digital camera with a telephoto lens allows the photographer to move in and out for different frame shots. Digital also allows you to shoot continually and then you can immediately discuss the pictures and how to improve. Back in the old days, you had to stop the shoot and reload film and then of course you had to wait for development of the film. Photoshop can be used to resize or reframe the subject material. Basically, just modeling 101. And yeah, I've always been a real shutterbug...
Hire a professional photographer. Most will do a shoot for about what most providers charge for an hour. It is definitely worth the investment. If you're in the New England area, send me an email and I'll hook you up with my photographer.
Inspector,you have quite the eye.lol I have seen pics used in ads where there is a guy taking the pictures and you can actually see him in the reflection of the mirror.lol Let's just say he did not look like a professional photographer.
Hey,if those pics work for them more power to them but it is amazing what you see in backgrounds if you really look hard enough.I agree the better the pictures there will be more of an interest.
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