Tips and Guidelines about How to Get Started in the Modeling Industry
Hey, what’s up guys, welcome back to our Modelling blog, We decided to write some important guidelines and tips which will be helpful for people who are going to choose to model as their career.
So stick with us to the end of this blog and you’re going to get something special and informative.
Step 1 – How to Get Started in modeling tip one: What type of model you want to be?
So the very first step into getting started in the modeling industry is that you have to know, What type of model you want to be? Are you a fitness model? Or are you a plus-size model and your petite model? Are you in high fashion? Are you runway? Just you are commercial prints etc?
Here are the images of categories in modeling.
You must know what category you fit into so that way you can concentrate your efforts into those categories of modeling. Once you figure out what type of modeling you want to get into and what best fits your features.
Step 2 – How to Get Started in modeling tip two: Get your modeling portfolio
The next thing you want to do is to get your Bio(Name, Height, Weight, Vitals, Complexion, Hair, Body type, etc.) and Portfolio. Get your modeling portfolio done professionally by filling up this form.
So whether it’s doing some trade for prints, you know collaborating with photographers to build their portfolio, and you’re also building your portfolio or whether it’s working with designers to do some shows maybe even for free.
Whether it’s going to open calls and castings just so you know what it feels like and even if you get rejected. That’s okay because this is part of the industry.
Getting that experience is very important. Because it’s going to make you more comfortable, when you get represented and you’re ready for some real work. And that would increase your booking ratio as well.
Step 3 – How to Get Started in modeling tip three: Find an agent that represents your category
to get started in the modern industry.
Is to find an agent now if you guys remember step number one we discussed step number one is to know what type of model, you want to be this is very important because when you go out to agencies, you want to make sure that you’re going out to agencies that represent your category.
So for example, if you’re a fitness model or your commercial print model.
You have no business going to an agent that only represents high-fashion models because you’re likely going to get rejected.
You’re gonna waste your time. You’re gonna get embarrassed you’re wasting the agency’s time. So it’s just not a good look so know.
What type of models does agency represent know if it’s the right fit for you before you go in?
The best way to get started in the modeling industry is to look up some competitions some local competitions or some big international competitions one that comes to mind is Elite Model Look.
Elite Model Look is a model competition that takes place in 30 countries around the world
This is one of the best ways to get discovered as an aspiring model. This is gonna give you the most exposure to and get at this stage of your career
So Elite Model Look if they’re in your country, make sure you try to participate in this year’s competition
Elite Model Look is actually responsible for discovering supermodels like Gisele Bundchen Jourdan Dunn and some others. So again if they’re in your country make this an absolute must try to be in the next competition.
Dedicate some time to your modeling career
The last tip, We want to give you guys is to make sure you dedicate some time to your modeling career. Because modeling is something that’s very time intensive.
You’re constantly traveling you’re going on go-sees you’re going on open calls, especially in a short notice.
So if you have a full-time job or if you’re still in school/college. This could be something that can be very demanding on your schedule because a lot of times agencies were demanding you go to open calls and castings on very short notice and they expect you to be there without any excuses.
So you want to make sure that you have a flexible schedule whether you’re working a part-time job is somewhat flexible or you have a flexible school/college schedule, or maybe you are taking time off from school
Make sure you have that dedicated time to focus on your modeling career because you’re kind of doing this half in and half out You’re really not gonna get much out of it. So go for it’s dedicating your time and just do it!
Alright guys, so that’s it for this blog.
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