How to Prepare for a Model Agency
This is very simple, you will need to look into the different agencies but send your photos to professional organisations only. Speak to local studios or people in the industry as to what sort of agency you should contact.
You will normally need to send your picture first before arranging a face to face meeting. This can be taken from a friend but it’s better to have some nice natural photos taken in the studio to show your features off.
Most agents will require a clear headshot, head and shoulder from the front. A full body shot head to toe from the front again. Some agencies will require a profile shot this is the side of your face. Don’t worry if these are not professional the agents will send you off to a photographer to help build your portfolio.
The photos will need to be clear, shot in nice light and not over or under exposed. The background should be as clutter free as you can make it. Standing against a clear wall is ideal. Stand up straight; don’t slouch with your shoulders back. Try not to try and pout or put a huge smile on. It’s easier to tell the beauty of an applicant with a natural relaxed expression so they can see your bone structure.
Try to be natural, this is clear and concise with the makeup and outfit and pose. Do not try to apply a lot of makeup and if you do use it sparingly, don’t over dress with accessories and props. The makeup and clothing will soon be provided for you on jobs so all the agent is looking for is the clear canvas, you.
With your hair have it pared down but polished, clean hair is a must and long hair should be pulled back and in a pony tail. Don’t let the picture wash out by being over exposed or a harsh flash over your features. Make sure you drink plenty of water and you eat properly before you take the photos, this will make sure your skin is at its best and you have your full shape.
Attention to detail in modelling is crucial, self presentation and looking respectable is very important. These pictures and the way you present yourself could lead to your next job or career. You need to show your full potential all the time, you’re selling yourself and you as a brand or image. If you do this you will show yourself and making full advantage of your selling point, you.
Please also see how to apply to a casting agent or modelling agency once you have you pictures.