Frequently Asked Questions


How do I shoot my own images?

How do I upload photos to my website and edit my online resume?

I'm having trouble using the assignments page?

How can I get a copy of the CD with the images from my shoot?

My contract has a date for a workshop and the letter I received has a different date....why?

I don't have a credit card or checking account...how can I pay for my website maintenance?

What is a web draft?

I can use the login info to sign on to my website but it doesn't let me onto the assignments page.

The rep told me my pictures would be online in 2 weeks.. it's been over 3...

The rep took preliminary picture when I signed my contract.....but I still haven't seen it online?



 

How do I shoot my own images?

Never wear white!! Cameras of any kind...do not like white!
Stay away from loud prints or patterns and NO logos, brand names
of any kind on anything!!

Try to get 3 distinct looks complete with accessories, shoes, etc..

Like maybe suit coat and tie with shoes and a briefcase for a
business look. A casual look could be a polo shirt and slacks
or classy sweatsuit...for males or females.. .a tennis outfit
complete with racquet, taken at a local court. These are just
examples so feel free to be creative!

Try to make sure you have 3 separate looks. Include a few close
up head shots.... practice different expressions: friendly, sultry,
laughing, contemplative... etc. Try them in front of a mirror
(sounds silly, but that's how you learn to remember what those expressions
'feel' like..)

And don't forget several full length body shots. Outdoors is
always great...no hassles with the lighting issue or anything.
Use of props is fun... straddling a bike or cycle.... leaning on
a tree or wall, anything goes!!
Use your imagination and have fun with it!! When you're done,
go through all the pics and select the ones that seem to reflect
you the best, showing the widest range of how you can look and
what you can do!

And remember, the aim is to provide AMG with 3 good shots that
can put on your website...you can always change them and add more
whenever you want.

Email your selections to WEBUPDATES@ALPHAMODELGROUP.COM

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I don't know how to upload photos to my website?

Click on the link below get instructions on how to upload
images. If it does not come through as a 'clickable' link,
just copy and paste it into the address line of your browser.
Once there, you can save the site into your favorites to
refer back to whenever necessary.

http://www.alphamodelgroup.com/tutorials/Image_upload_tutorial.htm

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I'm having trouble using the assignments page?

Click on the link below. If it does not appear as a 'clickable'
link, just copy and paste it into the address line of your
browser. Once there, you can also add it to your favorites so
you can refer back to it when needed.

http://alphamodelgroup.com//tutorials/assignmentstutorial.htm

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How can I get a copy of the CD with the images from my shoot?

Email or call customer service at 704-536-4040. Copies of
the cds are available for $29.95 plus $4.95 shipping and
handling. You can mail a money order for $34.90 to the
corporate office at:

ALPHA MODEL GROUP
4401 E. INDEPENDENCE BLVD
SUITE 203
CHARLOTTE NC 28205

Or you can pay over the phone with a Credit Card and the
receipt will be mailed back to you with the CD. It is
vital that you speak with someone at customer service or
via email to verify your mailing address prior to the CD
being shipped.

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My contract has a date for a workshop and the letter I received has a different date....why?

The dates for workshops and test shoots listed on the
contracts are tentative dates only. Your contract also
states that AMG reserves the right to reschedule any
events as necessary because of hotel and photographer
availability. These are factors beyond the control of
any agency. If, for any reason, you are unable to
attend the date of the workshop contained in the letter
you received from AMG...please call or email dusty at
customer service and let her know......she will help
you make arrangements to either take the images your-
self or schedule you for the next upcoming workshop in
your area...

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I don't have a credit card or checking account...how can I pay for my website maintenance?

You can mail a check or money order to our corporate office
at:
ALPHA MODEL GROUP
4401 E. INDEPENDENCE BLVD
SUITE 203
CHARLOTTE NC 28205

The maintenance fee is payable in
3 month ($60.00)
6 month ($180.00)
or 12 month ($200.00) intervals.
Notice that if you pay the entire year at once its only $200
instead of $240.00...thats a savings of $40.00!!

You could also pay these amounts over the phone with a
credit card by calling customer service at 704-536-4040.

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What is a webdraft?

A webdraft is a document that allows AMG to draft the
$20.00 monthly maintenance fee from your checking account
or credit card. This fee pays to keep your website
operational and virus-free and guarantee that you have
24 hour access to be able to update your resume, upload
pics as often as you like, etc. It also maintains
your access to the assignments page and email communica-
tions between you and potential clients.

You can call or email customer service and arrange to have
a webdraft mailed, faxed or emailed to you. Then you'll
just fill it out, sign and return to AMG.

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I can use the login info to sign on to my website but it doesn't let me onto the assignments page.

Check the email you received containing the login
information. If we do not have a completed web
draft on file for you, then you will not have
access to the assignments page. The info in the
email was right, but you must call or email customer
service to arrange to get a webdraft before the
computer will recognize your username or password.

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The rep told me my pictures would be online in 2 weeks.. it's been over 3...

The photographer has ten days to 2 weeks after your shoot
to turn the pictures into the web department here at the
agency. After that, ut usually takes another 2 weeks
to get the images formatted and inserted into a newly-
created website. As soon as your website is up and
operational, you'll receive an email containing the login
and password information that let you sign on to your
website and access the assignments page.

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The rep took preliminary picture when I signed my contract.....but I still haven't seen it online?

The preliminary photo is usually posted right around the time that your
workshop is scheduled. this is only a temporary pic to get your website up so
that you can have quick access to the assignments page and begin booking yourself for jobs right away.

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