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Hi Cristina-I have a Q about tear sheets. I understand the name comes from work done in mags, etc. that can be "torn" out and put in a model's book, but can they also be photos from a shoot done for ad purposes? For example, Jess did a shoot for a local boutique. The pics are on the shop's website only--there's no catalogue, mailer, etc.--so nothing to "tear." Would these photos be "tears"? Are tears literally mag pages or photos? I'm confused... Thanks :)
 

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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
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Thanks for clearing that up. Jess has her first tear sheet!! I do have the disk from the shoot. I have one pic on her EM port--white background, full length, black dress.

That one turned out well, but she regrets not taking more time fixing her hair--especially after wardrobe changes. She was really nervous having to "perform" in front of models and others who were there. She wasn't focusing on how she looked. It was great experience though!
Hi Linda,

I just took a look :) Great photo!

Jess is really doing well with the posing too! She looks very natural :)

If you are handy with the computer you can take that photo and put text on it with the boutique's name. If you are really handy with the computer you can put their logo on there too. I have had to do that from time to time when I could only get the photo and not the final advertisement...

You are doing a great job managing her career! ;)

-Cristina :)
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Jes - chesapeake, VA, USA:
Thanks for clearing that up. Jess has her first tear sheet!! I do have the disk from the shoot. I have one pic on her EM port--white background, full length, black dress.

That one turned out well, but she regrets not taking more time fixing her hair--especially after wardrobe changes. She was really nervous having to "perform" in front of models and others who were there. She wasn't focusing on how she looked. It was great experience though!
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Cristina - NYC, NY, USA:
Hi Linda,

"Tear Sheet" is an industry term and is probably a bit outdated like the term "Polaroid" :) Digital photography and websites have really pushed those older terms to their limits- but we still use them despite the confusion.

Anyway- YES! :) The work Jess did for a local boutique is a tear sheet.
There are a couple of things you can do to be able to use the photos in Jess's book. First you can contact the boutique and ask for the digital files to the photos. You may get lucky and they may provide them with the writing from the website so you can see they are from an actual job. If you cannot get these files from the boutique- you can then ask the photographer.
If both of these avenues hit a dead end- do not panic :) This happens to me all the time... If all else fails- you can screen capture the website and save the digital file. You can also use a snipping tool to focus solely on the photos of Jess. Keep in mind that since they are only captured from the computer screen the file sizes will be small and not adequate for portfolio prints. I would not worry about it though. You can still use them in Jess's digital portfolio that you can submit to agencies, clients and/or photographers online. To be honest- I barley use my printed portfolio anymore anyway. I usually send digitals of my work online.

I would love to see the pics! And congrats on Jess getting that opportunity!

-Cristina :)