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WHAT TYPES OF MODELLING ARE SUITABLE FOR YOU?
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Do you have what it takes to become a model?
We get a lot of questions, but there’s one we get more than any other. How can someone get started as a model? It can be quite easy, believe it or not, but it can also be hard. It depends a lot on your approach to the whole thing as well as the people you decide to associate yourself with. Keep reading to learn our 5 expert-level tips that can help you embark on your career in modelling.
It’s crucial that you get the opinions of multiple scouts or agents given that many scouts and agents only specialise in certain areas. Some might represent commercial models only, or child models, showroom and fit models, petite models, plus-size models or high-fashion editorial models. Even if a particular agent isn’t able to represent you, it doesn’t mean another agent also won’t. Getting a variety of opinions from multiple agents is an excellent way to discover if you have what modelling requires.
The more you can get exposure to clients, scouts, and agents, then the better your chances are at successfully finding the representation that eventually leads to booking jobs. When you first get going, try to connect with scouts and agents. Why is this? Just because they’re the ones with all the clients. They’re the ones who will promote you and then get you booked.
There’s a number of ways you can get on touch with scouts and agents:
First, email your photos out to the agencies. This is quick and simple and effective. Nearly every top agency posts an available email address online on their website.
Second, you can mail your photos to possibly hundreds of different agencies. This can get expensive though, and it takes a lot of time.
When we say expensive, we mean over a thousand pounds. When you are just starting out, this isn’t necessary. You still do need quality pictures and a portfolio. Just try to find a photographer who knows what the agencies are looking for and falls within your budget.
All that a scout or agent needs to see early on is some simple snapshots and professional photos in different outfits which show you are confident in front of the camera. They also need to look at your natural appearance with just a bit of makeup and some simple outfits.
If scouts and agents determine that you might have potential, then they might suggest you invest time and money into more professional photos which fit your look and any markets you’re best-suited for. Many agencies might even pay for the professional photos, letting you pay them back after you start landing modelling jobs.
You don’t have to attend modelling school if you want to be a model. To start out as a professional model, either you already have a look which agencies are hunting for, or you don’t. So modelling classes aren’t going to be a deal-breaker.
We’re not opposed to modelling schools, and some of the best ones are great in teaching things like makeup and hair techniques, general style, and poise. However, we merely think that they shouldn’t be identifying themselves as modelling schools but as grooming schools instead.
On the other hand, we do suggest that aspiring commercial and fashion models do enrol in acting workshops if it is possible. Learning appropriate auditioning skills and how to work on a set or with cameras can give you an advantage over the competition.
Finding a legitimate modelling agency can be hard. How can you know whom you can trust? What agencies focus only on your best interests? Who is out there just trying to make their money by selling you on over-priced photo shoots and courses you don’t need? It’s daunting to sift through this virtual minefield of agencies, with both legitimate and illegitimate players alike.
Our studio has accumulated decades of experience in helping models get started, so we can guide you toward the most respected and trusted agencies in the industry. We know who they are given the fact that we work regularly with them. Why waste your time sifting through it all yourself when we can hook you up with reputable agencies for you? Our photographers have handled the successful careers of hundreds of commercial and fashion models, so we already understand the many aspects involved in the modelling industry, as in contract negotiations, travel arrangements, work visas for international destinations, overseas arrangements and accommodations, and handling relationships between mother agency and international agencies, as well as much more.
Different types of modelling types
If you decide that you need to have professional modelling photo shoots done, then you need to determine which type of modelling you fit in to.
We can deliver professional modelling photo shoots that can increase your chances of be signed by a reputable modelling agency
Our photographer has over 30 years experience with with professional models and models just starting out like you.
Modelling Portfolio Photoshoots
Our photography services & core values
We understand the bespoke nature of every shoot yet there are some constants you can rely on when working with EyeMedia Studios. We guarantee to include a senior fashion photographer, top of the range camera, studio space and equipment.
Tips For Getting The Perfect Modeling Portfolio Created
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