The Bombay Studio
Modeling Advice For You!
Always try to be rested before a shoot, especially if a lot of travel is involved. The best shoots are ones where you feel rested and fresh. Always remember you are not considered a professional after one or two shoots. It takes a lot of work to get to that point. Nothing comes easy, most of the time Always present yourself in a very professional manner whether it be your first or 100th shoot. Keep your portfolio updated with new looks etc. We all change from time to time, never present yourself as something that you are not.
Remember there are modeling opportunities for almost everyone. Make sure that you fit into the one that best suits you and your goals. Marketing today is very diversified, with different looks, shapes, sizes, ages, etc. Be you, and be the best you can be. You will have times when this business will get you down and that is ok if this is what you really want....reach for your goals. Be you, and be the best you can be. You will have times when this business will get you down and that is ok if this is what you really want....reach for your goals.
Clients are looking for someone who is self-assured and whom they think can sell their product. A model must be able to sell herself before she can sell a product. It is also important to be able to handle the rejection that every model must face. No model could meet the expectations of every possible client. It is always best to go into a casting not caring whether or not you get it. That way it's a pleasant surprise if you get the job but you aren't let down if you don't get it.
Because models must sometimes travel away from their friends and family for a job, or move to a big city to pursue a full-time career, it is important to have a great deal of independence. You must be comfortable being by yourself for long periods of time.
A model must be organized in order to keep track of the different dates, times, and locations of appointments so that she can show up at appointments and go-sees on time. Stamina. A model is sometimes on her feet all day in the freezing cold or the hot sun. She must be healthy and in shape to be able to work all day and still look good. Eating healthy, going for walks/jogs, and working out at a gym three times a week is a must.
Always go prepared: ie...clothing changes that you know will fit you. Don't always think that he/she will have everything that is needed for the shoot. Get references as many as you can. That would include other models and/or assignments that the photographer has had. Check and double-check. And be sure that a legitimate photographer is doing the same with you. Never take anything for granted.