Monday, March 8, 2010

Modeling Tips for Mature Models

On the side of this blog you will find Tips for Mature Models, recently I received a message from a women on Facebook who wants to model but she is not 20 or young anymore but she has a lot of personality and the energy to try modeling. I gave her some tips and these links will help you no matter your age. Age isn't everything and actually age could help you because many models are 28-45 modeling lifestyle products.

http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2008/11/older-models-are-modeling-alot.html

http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2009/03/most-models-are-not-young-young-model.html


Middle aged models are finding their market


So you’re not super skinny, super young or super sexy but there is modeling work for you.

Here are tips for mature models:

Photos: Have you considered that the age of the women who are buying most of the commercial products and retail are over 35+.

With this in mind Stay focused on What You Can Model. Start by thinking about ads and editorials and magazines that involve women who are middle-aged, such as Redbook, More magazine, Travel Magazine, Cooking Magazines, think about ways a middle age model is used in ad campaigns and magazines.

Usually it won’t be for Victoria Secret, but it will be more for Sears, or a Family Circle magazine. To get work with these you do need photos that show you can model in the style, so focus on the type of work that people that are middle aged DO get, think about Dove soaps, skin care creams, hair care, and family products, even dish washers and bed mattresses need models! :)

Just think of brands that you CAN model for and follow suit and create photos that a woman should have who wants to model for products and brands for a woman who is shopping these days. Most ads and editorials and commercials are for women 25 and up, most shoppers are over 30 years old, so the market for this as a model is high, but you do need to focus on your images.

Smiles, suits, energy, laughter! Jeans, holding a coffee, a baby, a dog, wearing an elegant dress, think about ads like for travel, and cooking and bra's that involve middle age women. Sometimes you have to change your perspective on What Modeling really Is? With this mindset you can understand how to market yourself as a model.

Women of all ages are modeling and maybe they are NOT on a runway but brands like Advil, and travel magazines, and skin care brands, and hair care brands do need models.

Magazines like Women's World, Fitness, Family Circle, Bon Appétit, Redbook, among many others.

Also look at retailers like these below for inspiration on the looks you need for print modeling, and look in magazines that fit your demographic and notice the models that are smiling,and modeling products and be inspired.

http://www.walmart.com/

http://www.sears.com/

http://www.target.com/

http://www.jcpenney.com/

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