How it works


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How it works

 

Despite the glamour and hype you have seen about the modelling profession, it's hard work! It's boring (sometimes) and it can be tedious. Prepared to be constantly rejected, get ready for some major ups and downs. Modelling is a lifestyle, not a 9-5 job. Not all jobs pay well. Unless you are seriously committed about modelling, willing to work at it on your own time, live a healthy life style, etc., you will not succeed as a model.
Modelling is a very competitive business and there are loads of other people who want to be models.

Here are a few steps to help you determine your potential and give you an idea what it is all about.   

Register as a Prospective Model

Any aspiring model is welcome to register him/herself on our Registration page (for free), and we will contact them in order to discuss the next steps (i.e. a personal consultation, test-shoot, etc)

 

Booking a Test-shoot

Aspiring Models may book a Test-shoot by submitting their info on our Booking page . The test-shoot will consist out of 10 Photos taken in our Studio to evaluate your potential. 2 Wardrobe changes will be allowed.

 

Booking a Photo-shoot

Aspiring Models may book a Photo-shoot by submitting their info on our Booking page . There are several options available to choose from....we will contact you and discuss the different options customised to your requirement and budget.

We have a fully equipped studio available, as well as portable backdrops to ensure that we can offer the genres and environment required to satisfy your requirements.

        Video Clip Example of a Typical Studioshoot
 

 

What it takes to be a Professional Model

To be a professional model basically comes down to three basic things:

  • Having the look and talent that someone needs (generally the client) bad enough for the project they are working on at that time that they are willing to pay you for your time.
  • Making life easier for the art director and the photographer so they will want to work with you, and not throw you out of their studio.
  • Making sure the client, photographer, and art director know you exist and available for work.

 

All modelling, except for some glamour, is client driven. There is no need for a model until a client has something to sell or in the case of editorial, an idea to convey.

At this point, the client becomes willing to pay to accomplish his/her sales or editorial goals, and a model is hired. It is the size of the potential sales goals and the model's importance in those goals, which determines how much a model will be paid (hourly fees. usage, etc.). Some types of glamour and stock lifestyle modelling can work differently as the photo itself has a value and it can be sold later.

So, when we look at different types of modelling, we are essentially looking at different classes of clients. As an example, the Fashion Industry is dependent on using models in its advertising, promotion, and sales material. In certain top fashion market cities this can lead to many job opportunities and top rates. So, when considering a modelling career you must start by looking at the different types of modelling being demanded by clients, the requirements for a given type of modelling and if you’re physical, talent and personality are right for that type of modelling.