My advice for models starting out: 1.) Be picky! Hire photographers who do amazing work that you love! Working with experienced photographers can make your experience as a new model so much easier! 2.) Be clear! Communicate with the photographer and let them know you're new to modeling and just want some practice in front of the camera. Let them know your expectations. Are you looking for help posing? facial expressions? prop handling? most photographers can help teach you techniques that'll help you throughout your entire career. 3.) Be safe! Never meet someone you don't know alone. Meet in public or bring a friend! And always let someone else know where you're going, how long you plan on being there, and who you will be with. Our community is relatively safe. But being aware and communicative can save you from some awkward or scary situations.