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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.

Get Started Out As A Model Using These 5 Expert Tips

1. Let A Professional Give You An Honest Evaluation:

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.

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2. Generate As Much Exposure As You Can:

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.

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3. Don't Waste Money On An Expensive Photoshoot:

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.

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4. Going To A Modelling School Isn't Necessary:

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.

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5. Associate Yourself With Legitimate Modelling Agencies:

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.

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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

Does your portfolio match up to industry standards?


In an industry that is obsessed with aesthetics, the “packaging” of your portfolio must look professional. Get a professional-looking case, usually with black leather covers, that projects a professional image.


According to several models, photographers, and modeling agents from various agencies that I’ve talked to, the preferred photo size for a model’s book is 10×12 inches that will fit nicely with 9.5×12.5 inch sleeves.


The number of pictures you put in a book largely depend on the number of great shots that you have. It could probably be anywhere from 12 pictures or less, and maybe even 40 photographs or more.


The real purpose of a model’s portfolio is to showcase, within your genre, a range of looks, your experiences, as well as ability and talent as a model. In your book, therefore, it is not enough that you show changes of outfits.


The sequence of presenting photographs should be in proper order. Your book begins with a clean and simple head-and-shoulder image. This is usually a well-lit image taken in a studio.


Variety and individuality of each image within your range is key. One way to achieve this is by working with different photographers, hair-and-makeup artists, stylists, designers.


Photographs in a portfolio must appear consistent: same size, same dimension, same print style, same everything. Throwing in images of various sizes and types might result in an unattractive visual array.


When making a personal presentation, let the images speak for themselves. You can bring up bits of information about the shoot when asked, but keep your answers brief and to the point.


Coming up with a good portfolio is just the first step. Keeping it updated and relevant is another. Your portfolio should always look fresh, new and exciting. Every so often, you should add new photos and replace the old ones.


You can begin or just keep and maintain a single copy of your portfolio, which you can bring and show around. In time, you might feel the need to create duplicates so you can circulate your book to more people.


You cannot leave your portfolio behind. Or, when your portfolios are in circulation, it is understood that it will be returned to you or you should get it back, normally, within a week or so. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t leave anything behind.


In this day and age, the Internet is a good way to showcase your portfolio. One way to do it is through, now one of the most popular portals for models. Having an personal online portfolio is another efficient way of showcasing your works and talents and potentials as a model.

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