Break into the World of Modeling
Posted: Oct 23, 2014
Modeling is something that surrounds us every day. In billboard ads, magazines, newspapers, television shows, movies, even the covers of albums you can find modeling of some sort. With categories ranging from High fashion to hand and feet modeling, there is a modeling category for models of all types. What does it take to start modeling? Is it hard to model or is it as easy as taking a picture? What’s the point of modeling as a profession? livejasmin
In today’s society being a beautiful woman or man is more than a trend. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a lifestyle of good health choices and impeccable style. With shows such as Bad Girls Club and America’s Next Top Model, being a beautiful model/bad girl is almost every young girls dream. This doesn’t exclude men of course; a lot of men watch these shows as well. Modeling is more than just looking beautiful. It is being beautiful portraying every emotion, pose, stance, stride, and movement possible.
Modeling is a lot harder than it is portrayed to be. You can’t just take a picture being a beautiful person and call yourself a model. It is a profession. Models are used to promote certain organizations, companies, services, and products. You could call modeling human marketing. The human body is used to sell these products or services and you are paid for getting the job done.
In order to start modeling you want to have a passion for modeling. You have to be willing to dedicate your life to modeling. It will become your job and you need to treat it as such. It’s not only the modeling you will need to be concerned with but the business aspect of modeling as well. Make sure you have found your specialty of modeling, whether it is runway modeling or high fashion modeling. You will need to have your own modeling portfolio filled with different shots of you. This would include, head shots, body shots, casual shots, formal shots, swimsuit shots, possibly nude shots, hand shots, and feet shots. Modeling agencies need to be able to see what you have to offer them.
Your next step and final step would be finding a modeling agency that handles your specialty of modeling and presenting your portfolio to the right people. Not every modeling agency is legitimate. Some people prey on the hopes of young men and women just to take their money. A real modeling agency will not charge you for your time. If a modeling agency contacts you and asks for some type of money, you can almost guarantee that they are frauds. You should never have to pay to work. Your portfolio will most likely cost you money, because professional photos are needed. You cannot take your portfolio photos with digital cameras.
Modeling is not an easy job to do. Asking any professional model you will learn that it takes hard work and dedication to be successful modeling. Before you decide you want to be a model, make sure you are willing to give your all to your craft and are willing to stick with it. Your possibilities will be endless.