Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So You Want To Be a Model ~ Part Two

Things to ask and look for are:
What have they done for other models?
What can they do for you or your child?
Can they meet your/their needs as an individual and as a model?
Does the agency have similar goals that you/they have?

Model : Christine Coates for Salon Confidential Magazine

Remember, all these agencies have their own requirements in height, weight, age, measurements, etc.  Most will have these posted on their websites.  Some will have “open calls” for you to attend with 100’s of others looking for modeling careers as well.

The other method, which is what we did for our experience, is to act like your own agency and create your own portfolio. I acted as my daughters’ manager since day one. (This helped weed out the “weirdos”); I made sure it was a safe and professional environment for her.  Acting on your own is easily done over the internet now, with several places in which you can post pictures, and information on yourself to attract talent scouts.  Here are a few model sites to look into, most are free, and some you will have to pay a monthly fee.

Model Mayhem, One Model Place,,, (this site is for more mature models).  Please be aware that most of these sites have age minimums, which is usually 16 years old.  Also, be aware that these sites are where you will find some of the scammers and “weirdos”.  Please check out photographers before you let your child shoot with them.  And, as I said above, NEVER, EVER, let them go to a photo shoot alone. 

Tomorrow ~ So You Want To Be a Model ~ Part Three

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