I want to be a model – do I need a modeling web site?
You do not need a modeling web site Let’s break this down very simply. Any legitimate modeling agency works hard to market you and does not make a dime until they actually get you work. Why would an agency want to invest their time and money to market you if you are marketing yourself via […]
Models should NEVER arrive on time!
That’s right – it is a poor business practice for a model to plan on being on time for an appointment, go-see, audition or shoot. In this business you should always arrive 15 minutes early! It is NEVER about YOU! It doesn’t matter if you are meeting an agency, a photographer, a client or arriving […]
Model Branding – It’s not just for cattle
I could make a few cow jokes here but I shall refrain. Branding Do YOU know what branding is and how it applies to models? Let’s do a little exercise . What is your email address? Do you have an email address with nicknames or numbers? Does your email address look something like email@example.com? If […]
What Is Too Old, Too Short Or Too Heavy To Model?
Age Contrary to the popular myth – there is NO AGE LIMIT on modeling and modeling is NOT about youth. Turn on the TV and watch some commercials – pick up a few magazines – there are models of every age range and body type in use today. Outside of the fashion world, there is […]
Location, Location, Location – You model where you live
I regularly hear from models in remote locations asking if they should submit themselves to the top agencies in New York or Los Angeles. My answer is usually a disappointing NO! There is a simple premise that exists regarding location in most businesses. You work where you live or within a reasonable and convenient commute. […]
Glossary of Modeling Terms and Phrases from A – Z
Just like many other industries, models and actors have a subset of modeling terms and phrases that are commonly used to communicate with others in the business. If you are going to enter this business that we call modeling it is a good idea to be able to speak and understand the language. If you […]
What Are The Different Types of Modeling?
There are many different types of modeling and not all of them involve being in front of a camera or on a runway.
Obstacles to becoming a model
Every successful business begins with lots of research and due-diligence. Every successful business person prepares for meetings and negotiations by anticipating obstacles and preparing for them. If there is an obstacle in the road on your way home today – you will not park the car and walk home – you will drive around it. […]
Do I need to take modeling classes to be a model?
Modeling Classes? Absolutely not! Certainly if you are tall enough and intend to be doing runway work – it is helpful to take a workshop to learn how to work the catwalk – but you don’t need to attend a so-called “modeling school.” Most modeling school programs are a waste of time and money. Stand […]
Who should be a model?
“Here is my photo. Do I have what it takes to be a model?” I can’t even begin to tell you how many emails I receive from potential models that begin with this question. The problem is modeling isn’t really about looks so I can’t answer that question by looking at a photo. Besides […]