Friday, January 25, 2008

Petite Modeling Tips: Escaping the Internet Model title

Here are some clues that you might be obsessed with being an Internet Model:

Are you accepting any shoot?

Do you spend way too much time staring at your modeling page?

Do you count every hit and read every comment 5 times?

Do you ask for comments like dogs ask for a bone?

Here are some tips on how to become MORE than an Internet Model:

Ask yoursef Why do you want to model
Ask yourself what do you think will be easy and hard about starting to model?
Start to research modeling agencies in your town
Start to become your own agent:
Take notice of ad campaigns, and magazine editorials, commercials and try to notice how the model is posing, who the photographer is, and look at your images and see how they are different or the same.
Start to plan shoots that involve products, or an editorial theme, with clothing, makeup and the concept planned out
Start to focus on getting a great headshot, face shot, and have the features that make you stand out photographed.
Make sure you shoot wearing all types of clothing. jeans. swimwear, sunglasses, handbags, don't limit your portfolio
Do your images say something or speak, or is it just you prancing around for fun?
If you are ready to take modeling to the next level you are thinking about the photos you NEED, and not just the money you will MAKE, you are thinking about both. You are planning to put together a compcard, to do some research and to use the Internet should be your research tool, not just for flaunting playground of your images. You need to focus on getting in touch with inspirational, driven photographers and people. Try to approach photographers with your own ideas and try to build a modeling portfolio that says, " I am trying to get an in ad campaign or in a magazine."

You can do it! But it does involve a mentality that wants to seek things out, and chasing opportunity and creates it for her self!

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