How to Improve You Chances to Become a Model:
Making life in modelling turn from TF (Time for Prints/CD) to paid is hard, starting off with your friends and then using other photographers paid will be harder but better in the long term. If you have the look and skill to model then paid work will follow. Taking this into a full time career is a hard and difficult step to take to secure an ongoing income. Some simple steps and ideas below and help from professional model portfolio studios like the Suffolk Photo Studio will always help. Coming to the Suffolk Photo Studio does means you will have access to casting emailing list that we are happy to refer you for and can say the type of model you are since we have seen and worked with you before.
Social media is the new form of networking and is a very useful technique to “get out there”. If you have pictures put up make sure they represent you as a person, don’t expect people will like the pictures if they are poor quality and don’t think just because your friends are kind and you have lots of likes on pictures from photographer they are actually good enough for a models portfolio. People will usually tell you that they look great if they are clear and taken with a nice camera, does that make you a model however?
Set up your own pages or even a website and update them with your jobs, referrals and the BEST, the very best of your pictures. Your pictures don’t represent you to your best you could lose work. Make it easy and clear how to contact you or rates per hr or some people will not have the time to chase you for these details.
Make sure you login to your sites and Facebook page regularly, if people message you on your portfolio website they will be wanting an answer and while they are online its a hot lead, you allow them to leave and other models will see that someone has a job and could contact the photographer or agency before you.
Check your work, page, website are all up to date with recent shoots and pictures. Poor or old pictures will not impress photographers. If they are paying and booking you for a shoot you do need to look like the model on the page.
A model however beautiful is needs to have ongoing work and bookings. Without attending casting and securing jobs it will be hard to prove your experience and skills and provide evidence to new employers. A Model must be a networker, at the Suffolk Photo Studio we do provide networking nights to models and photographer to meet, greet and arrange work within the photographer studio here or elsewhere, you can however meet in a secure environment before you attend a shoot and we allow all levels of photographers and models to meet and get started or even take photos on the night. Linking with many people within the industry can mean jobs not even advertised are passed to you.
If you require we can feature your portfolio and set you up your own page on the Suffolk Photo Studio Model Portfolio website. If you would like we can even allow you to write specific advice and ideas on new models to the industry. Show and share your knowledge and keep it fresh and with new ideas on the featured news updates and you will keep in the eye of future employers.
If you would like to be a featured model contact us.