- 12 Dec 2021
Like most people during this pandemic, you may be re-evaluating all areas of your life, from business to personal. "Can I still achieve my goal of becoming a model?" Often comes to your mind but thinking about the possible expenses associated with it may make you reconsider your decision to pursue your passion.
While there are some expenses that are expected to be incurred by a model to fully dive into a career in the modeling industry, below are three steps you can take right away that won't break the bank just yet and allow you to head in the right direction. have the ability to give. About your modeling goals.
1. Create A Unique Instagram Account.
I often marvel at the aspiring models I meet who don't have an Instagram account either (it's free!)
There are many agencies that search for models through Instagram—especially because most agency open calls are not taking place as a result of COVID-19. So, when an agency is scrolling to find new faces, make it easy for them to see your potential as a model. You can achieve this by posting pictures that clearly show your face and your whole body. Avoid filters and definitely don't put yourself in a position where you would be tricking the agency into masquerading as your real presence.
Your Instagram is your way of showing off your personality so be sure to create a page that has both videos and images. In doing so, avoid an overabundance of other faces on your feed as this will confuse the agency as to which face is the owner of that page. On my modeling Instagram page, the images are very focused on highlighting my abilities as a model and 90 percent of the images are just me.
2. Create Accounts On Websites With Modeling Opportunities.
There are websites where photographers, makeup artists, and stylists are looking to shoot and gain experience with others in the industry, as well as where companies post modeling opportunities in photo and video shoots. These provide a great way to get the in-camera experience you often have for little or no cost.
When meeting with a photographer you met online, make sure you do your research thoroughly and ask relevant questions about the details of your shoot to ensure that you pursue the opportunity in a safe manner. are.
You can always mention that you will bring a friend in to assess the reaction of the person you are in contact with as it pertains to your well-being. However it is important to note that in the professional world of modeling, once hired for a shoot through your modeling agency, the model is not allowed to bring guests to her shoot, unless that model is 18 years old. not be less than
Believe it or not, many models require some understanding of acting ability, so when you look at modeling listings on websites like Backstage, you can also find out the acting opportunities offered. If your goal is strictly to model, you can still gain experience in the industry and get a foot in the door by accepting background roles. This allows you to network with individuals in the industry, many of whom are also signed to modeling agencies who can potentially introduce you to their modeling agency.
3. Submit Your Images Directly To Agencies.
On at least 70% of modeling agency websites, there is an area in which aspiring models can submit their photos for consideration. Just do a Google search of modeling agencies based on your current location or the area where you want to go for modeling. When searching a list of agencies and further your research to make sure the agency of your interest is reputable, look at the specifics on what types of models they represent and how to submit them for consideration. Read their website for
Agencies require models to submit digitally online. Digital are original shots that can be taken on your cell phone at zero additional cost. If an agency is potentially interested in offering you a contract, they will contact you directly upon receiving your submission form online. Don't be alarmed if you don't get an immediate response from the agency as some agencies may take several weeks to respond. On the other hand, some agencies may not respond if they feel that you are not the ideal fit for them at the time.
As your career progresses and agencies need better images to market to you, you will incur costs such as portfolio fees. In a select few cases, the agency that awarded you a contract will pay your portfolio fee to the photographer and then reimburse itself later after you've booked you on your first modeling job.
A career in modeling is often a glamorous one to enter, but it involves work that, like any other career, will require the use of appropriate resources and finances.