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Published on: 14 Mar 2017 by alex-hales

Best Ways to Start a Modeling Career and Develop Impressive Portfolio

The dazzling and lavish lifestyle of models impresses every youngster. It’s a profession that is a combination of glamour, fame, and beauty. Models work with famous brands and wear expensive outfits. People run after them and feel proud to see a glance of them. If you also love this lifestyle and aiming to start modeling career then read the article to get to know the tips and tricks require for new faces and new models to make a place in industry.

Determine Your Modeling Career

Modeling is vast field with different categories. Select a category before looking for modeling opportunities in industry. Make sure that the type you are going to choose is fits well on your personality and traits.

Live modeling demands perfect body shape and ideal features. They exhibit outfits on ramps, shopping malls, and brand openings. Good communication skills are a plus point for live models as they have to interact with different people.

New models with good height should join fashion modeling and the average height for men and women is 5’10” and 5’8” respectively. They should be thin, striking, and perfect for different kinds of outfits.

Commercial print models rarely interact with audience and shot for newspapers and print media only. Well toned body and curvy shape are basic requirements for commercial models.

Pay Attention towards Self Grooming

New models should pay more heed towards their personality and self grooming. Take care of your skin, physical fitness, and speaking skills. Hire professional makeup artist and photographer to capture some pictures and practice different poses so you get to know the best pose for your features. Maintain your looks and showcase your confidence and charm.

How to Make Your Modeling Portfolio

A model’s portfolio is extremely important for the career. You can submit your pictures to different agencies and increase relationships with different people. Get a Online Model Portfolio Website or a Facebook Fan Page and upload your best pictures there. Instagram, twitter, and other social media pages are great platforms to develop modeling portfolio. Add your information there and hire social media marketers to spread it all over the pages. Use display pictures from that nobody can take off his/her eyes. You can even customize a WordPress theme for your portfolio but make sure it should be simple and easy to navigate. Add pictures and videos to develop the interest of the viewers.

From New Face to Published Model

Your portfolio is like your business card, is the very first impression people get of you as a model. Work with professionals, avoid working with unexperienced photographers to build your portfolio, once you get recognition you will be able to give new photo artist the opportunity to capture your beauty and style, even better you will also get paid for doing so. Experience photographers can get your name out there through publications, online or print, both work great and builds your status. Teaming up with a professional lifestyle photographer works great because you feel comfortable and will be able to express much more with your own style while your beautiful images will work as a online marketing agent putting your name out there and even land a national or even the  international models magazine.

Get Signed by an Agency

There are different agencies which help to develop modeling careers and provide lucrative modeling opportunities to new faces. Research and Find local agencies casting calls and do not forget to bring a comp card or model book. Agencies normally would like to see more of your work and your natural looks. Magazine Tearsheets or Prints, Modeling Polaroids and Editorial Collaborations can do the trick to impress your new agent. If you have the spark then everyone will get ready to hire you. Don’t make blunders to get overnight fame as it will ruin your name.


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