Tips how to start a Model Career
Do you dream of becoming a model, but you have no idea where to begin? Perhaps you are one of the less-fortunate individuals who does not have the luxury of having connections within the business. Here are some tips that will help you enter the world of modeling to start your career.
You should start out by building a nice portfolio so that agents, employers, and photographers will have examples of your work. Make sure your portfolio includes stats (measurements, height, weight) and contact information. Try to find an experienced photographer to take professional photos for you. However, if you do not have access to a professional photographer, try to find a friend who is good at photography. Include both head shots and full body shots, keeping them as professional-looking as possible. Do not include a bunch of random snap shots. In this digital age, there are also many websites where you can build online portfolios for free.
Next, find a good modeling agency. Search online or in the phone book to find local agencies, and give them a call. Make an appointment to visit each one. Often, though, agencies will also have open calls. This is when individuals who want to be models come together to have their potential evaluated, and the ones that appeal to the agency have the opportunity to sign with them. Make sure to check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the agency is legit. You should avoid agencies that want to charge you for modeling lessons; they accept almost anyone and are mostly just a scam.
Once you have taken these steps, you should be ready to start the real modeling work. Keep in mind that you may have to start out small, but always continue to dream big!