Breaking Into the modelling Industry
The modelling industry is extremely competitive and breaking into modelling can be a challenge. Many of the common questions asked when starting out are who to approach, and how to approach them? Do I need a portfolio? Do I fit the requirements that are expected of a model? Ultimately, the end-goal is to get professional modelling work, either as an agency model or as a freelance model. However, before you take your first steps into the industry it is vital to establish if you have the potential to be a model and where that potential lies, otherwise you may end up heading down the wrong path, and as a result, wasting time and money.
Suffolk Photo Studio can guide you in the right direction and help you avoid the pitfalls of the industry. Although there is no one right way of breaking into the industry, if you wish to start modelling there are some tips that you can follow to ensure your safety and success in this business.
We have all heard the fairytale stories of world famous supermodels such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell who were scouted by top agencies and plucked from obscurity. Then there are those who were rejected time and time again before getting their big break, whilst others have accomplished work by marketing themselves completely without the help of an agency. Some enjoy a successful part time career in modelling and generate a healthy secondary income. With so many different ways of breaking into the industry, we have outlined some of the most common and effective ways of pursuing your dreams.
These can be simplified into two main avenues: as an agency model or as a freelance model. There are advantages and disadvantages concerning both. For more information see Freelance Modelling and Signing up to an Agency. Before you start modelling and attempt to go down either of these avenues, it is important to assess your strengths and weaknesses as an aspiring model.
Suffolk Photo Studio can guide you in the right direction by helping you to make informed decisions to find out whether modelling is right for you.