Become a model

Become a model

Every day I receive requests on how to becoming a model. Things like how to get started, finding and contacting a modeling agency, and getting a first photo shoot.

How to start:

Before you start doing anything, you should ask yourself these questions as they will guide you through the process.

  • What do I want to get out of modeling?

  • What am I willing to put into becoming a model

  • What kind of model do I want to be? Fashion, Runway, swimsuit, sport,etc.

  • How flexible am I to travel and save time?

Once you evaluate these questions, There is two ways you can go. One is to contact a modeling agency which I will explain below. The other method is to act like your own agency and create your own portfolio. This is easily done over the internet, now with several places in which you can post pictures, and information on yourself to attract talent scouts.

If you choose to go the traditional route and to work with a modeling agency, It can be hard at times to know first of all how to find a good one, and what to look for in a modeling agency. You can easily look up and find agencies in phone books or online,etc. Before you do any of that, I would recommend contacting anyone you know, that is a model, and finding out about some of the experiences that they have had with modeling and general, and also specifically with different agencies in your area. Once you have a general idea of what the scene looks like, contact some of the agencies and set up an appointment to meet with them. Meeting with the agency can be the hardest and most nerve wrecking part of the whole experience. Be firm, and don’t allow the agency to take advantage of you!

The things to ask for and to look for are:

  • What do they do for other models?

  • What can they do for you?

  • Can they meet your needs as an example?

  • Does the agency have goals similar to those you have for yourself?

The last question "How to make a first photo shoot" depends on the route you take. If you leave with an agency, you will have to arrange with her, take a photo shoot and start building your wallet. If you decide to go alone, you will have to create your own wallet. Either using the photos you already have, or by contacting a photographer to take a picture. I would recommend hiring a photographer because it looks more professional and its quality is much better than a simple family or friends photo, etc.

Good luck in your search. Feel free to reprint this article as long as you keep the following caption and author's biography handy with all hyperlinks.

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