10 Quick Tips for Beginner Models

Do you need a kick-start course in modeling to get started in this competitive network?

Young people starting out in the modeling industry are often attracted to the glamour.

In these ten modeling tips you will learn some of the things you must do in order to really learn modeling so pay close attention – come back and read this more than once for effect!

How to Get Started as a Model

However, like any job, modeling is hard work.

With the competitive nature of the business it takes more than a pretty face and a beautiful body to make it in the industry.

Here are a few candid modeling tips for beginners:

1. Take actions to be professional

Return all phone calls promptly and confirm your appointments with your talent management companies or agents.

2. Always arrive to your bookings on time

Calling at the last minute with an excuse is not acceptable.

3. Show up to meetings at least five minutes early

It costs the client money when the shoot does not start on time. Show up early prepared to work.

4. Invest in a quality portfolio

Your pictures are very important tools for a model career. Hire professional photographers for modeling portfolios in order to book the most gigs.

5. Understand basic elements of fashion design

If you are planning a career with a fashion model management company, you have to know the product you are selling. Find out what cuts fit your body best. Recognize how certain fabrics flow.

Figure out how to wear unflattering garments well. The better you are able to present the clothing, the more sought after you will become.

6. Know your stats

It is important that you know your dress sizes, bust, waist and hip measurements and honestly list them on paperwork. Lying to the wardrobe artist is a waste of time and money.

7. Stay abreast of the industry

Become a student of fashion and the emerging top models. Thumb through fashion magazines and subscribe to industry publications.

Visit modeling forums online or a modeling agency website for ideas and tips.  A working knowledge of your environment will help you acclimate to the environment.

8. Practice makes perfect

Professional models are able to portray the image the campaign is attempting to create.

Practice expressions and poses in the mirror, or in front of a friends camera until you are able to immediately convey an emotion or strike a pose instantly.

9. Be a team player

The model is just one piece of the puzzle. There are make-up and hair stylist, directors, photographers and a variety of other people needed to achieve the finished product. Conduct yourself as a team player, not the star of the show.

10. Protect your bread and butter

Take care of your physical appearance with a proper diet and exercise. Also, keep your hair healthy, your skin in top condition, and get enough sleep.

These modeling tips for beginners will help you reach your professional goals – work toward them daily, bookmark this page and come back weekly to review the modeling tips. This is how to become a female model and get real jobs.

 

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Bob Pardue

 

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