WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MODEL?
“ A Model is definitely a person who Markets products with Style and Class. To do so, a Model has to prepare himself/herself in ways that once they get to do their actual work they should not hesitate to bring their A-game.
So when you have a dream of becoming a Model ask yourself whether you really have what it takes to be a Model?
We think it is necessary to possess some qualities before you can embark on your Modelling Journey.
1. LOVING YOURSELF IMMENSELY
Modelling doesn’t show any partiality toward your skin colour nor does it care about your caste, creed, etc. The saying ‘Be comfortable in your own Skin’ suits perfectly here.
So whatever skin tone you have, treasure it and admire it with all your heart.
It is not only limited to your skin colour but also your whole body. Just fall in love with yourself but never fall out of that love at any time.
” The internet has opened up many opportunities for models that would never have been dreamed of in the industry 30 years ago. The internet allows agents and scouts to market their models instantly and worldwide with the click of a mouse.
Models have become superstars through social media and clients now have the ability to hire models directly online. While the speed and ease of the internet have changed the modeling industry forever, it has also opened up the arena to people who don't always have the model's best interest in mind.
The top reasons you should be represented by a legitimate modeling agency are:
Your Safety A professional modeling agency will have established relationships with many of their clients. Your agency will know who your clients are, where your job will take place, and most important, they will know that your safety is being addressed at all times;
from the safety of your working conditions to the people you will be meeting on set. You need a professional modeling agency to take care of the screening and verification of your clients before you go on jobs.
On the internet you never know who you are going to meet. Accepting modeling jobs from people you have never met and that you have no way of verifying is an extremely risky undertaking. We would not recommend this practice to anyone, however, if you feel you must do it, please, please, please, take someone with you. Never go on this type of booking by yourself! This is good advice even for male models.
Get Paid What You Deserve
When you work with a professional modeling agency you know that you will be getting top dollar for the work you are doing. For example, if a client wanted to hire you to do a commercial print ad where your image will appear in a magazine, on clothing tags, and on a billboard, would you know what to charge for that? Most models no have idea what a fair price would be and often sell themselves short, missing out on thousands of rupees. A professional modeling agency will make sure that your image is being used in an appropriate manner in consideration of your career objectives.
Many shady clients will hire models online rather than use a professional modeling agency because they know you are inexperienced and they can take advantage of you. Often, they will not pay you what the job is worth, and many times they won’t pay you at all. Since you don’t really know who they are, you have little recourse to get the money that you deserve. Moreover, you will have no control over where your image will end up. Before you know it your photos will be all over the internet, you didn’t get paid for your work, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.
More Job Opportunities
Since the best clients such as, Mercedes, Audi, Vogue, ITC, UB Group, Naturals, etc. always use modeling agencies to find their models, you will be exposed to the best job opportunities. For example, if a particular model that a top client wants to hire is unavailable, you could be presented to that client as an alternative, and voila! You could get the booking.
The mere fact that you are in the vicinity of agents, bookers, models, and clients will increase your job prospects by about a 1000 percent! When you work with online clients you are really at the bottom of the barrel with respect to your job opportunities.
You will most likely be doing non-paying modeling jobs and you will get no exposure at all to other clients. It’s really a dead-end proposition. International Exposure
Models can be represented by modeling agencies in different markets. Scouts from international agencies often visit other modeling agencies outside of their own markets to scout for new models.
Even if you are working at a local agency in your area, international scouts will often stop by looking for new faces.
Most models are discovered simply by being in the right place at the right time. When you are signed to more than one agency, all of your agencies will work together to promote you and guide you through your modeling career.
When you undertake Modelling, you are subjecting yourself to all kinds of opinions from public. Right from persons who don’t know Modelling will criticize you on your appearance, work, etc.
But in order to advance in your career, you should have an unshakable self-confidence.
For that reason, treat every comment in a positive way and use it to your advantage. At the end of the day, Modelling is all about positivity and self-confidence.
Personality is an important attribute you need to possess all the time when you mentally prepared yourself to become a Model.
Your personality differentiates you from others which also gives you a uniqueness to your outer beauty. Also note, without a personality to show off in front of the camera, you cannot move a stone here.
So dig yourself to find out what kind of personality you’re because it determines how you come across your fellow community.
4. LOVING THE CAMERA
Without a doubt, you have to Love the camera. Just because your profession is Modelling, doesn’t mean you should always be in front of the camera.
Do learn the camera tricks and see how it captures your every pose. Also see how the lighting has played a good part on your work.
So always be the Model, the Camera loves. Every shoot is your experience to learn, so you can overcome your shortcomings in the next one.
5. KNOWING YOUR PERFECT ANGLES
As humans, we have different face structures. Be it round, oval, heart, square, rectangle, etc. So study your face structure with the help of articles posted in web.
According to that, style yourself with unique hairstyles and make-up. Take lot of pictures and find, in which angles you look the best. Also come up with unique poses apart from learning the basic ones.
Experiment a lot with your creative skills on and off the camera. Finally don’t forget to keep that smile of yours amidst all the tensed situations.
6. EMBRACING YOUR FLAWS
All humans have flaws and therefore Models are not the exceptions. Also, we didn’t fell from heaven, obviously. And so forth, don’t stress yourself over things which doesn’t matter. All it matters is the above mentioned qualities that you must possess.
So embracing all your flaws is absolutely necessary, because only through acceptance, you can move forward and learn. As every humans are unique, every model is unique and different. Finally, don’t try to imitate others’ work/pose.
Be unique as much as you can and stay true to yourself. Also keep developing yourself in every opportunity and occupy yourself with all the possible positive thoughts every minute.