Increase Your Success in Modeling – Get Your Modeling Attitude in Gear with…
If you are struggling to get noticed as a “professional model”, here’s something to consider. Make sure your modeling attitude shows through. Here’s how…
Okay, you feel like you have all the bases covered. Yes, you are..
- beautiful, you
- you have perfect skin and teeth.
But, is your attitude for modeling holding you back?
In society today, the attitude of many people seems to be unpleasant and I often wonder if this is going to become even more prevalent in the future.
Do You Have the Right Modeling Attitude?
Many people (especially new models) do not realize that their attitude can have a big effect on their future. And, this can be good or bad.
Let’s find out why you could be hurting your modeling career. Read more …
To Be a Professional Model – You MUST Act Like a Professional
As a professional photographer, I have seen it often.
I worked with young male and female beginners. Yes, some were beautiful and some displayed a definite tall & slender fashion.
Then, some models were gifted with incredible body measurements to fit the requirements for glamour, commercial or runway. But, many did not have the attitude for modeling.
Models Connect puts it bluntly saying;
“attitude can be broken down into three easy pieces: patience, discipline and self-confidence.“
Do you have these three qualities for modeling?
The models I mentioned above studied the arts. And, they put in long hours…
- getting started
- learning posing techniques
- practicing their skills
And, they met all the model agency requirements with “the look”. But sadly, most will never grace the runway or magazine cover because of one thing…
— The Proper Attitude!
What is the Mind Set of a Model?
In modeling, you must have certain attributes in order to become a model successfully.
And, it does not matter how pretty or handsome you are.
Whether you are a teenager or adult, you must follow some basics to “get a break” in this industry. Below, find a few suggestions and questions to ask in getting started ….
There is more to this business than stepping in front of the camera and posing for photographers. Your modeling attitude plays a huge part in failure or success. And, this rings true whether you are contacting local agents or the big guys like Trump.
How Do I Act Like a Professional Model?
Most teens who are interested in posing for photographers for the fun of it have no clue about the business end of entertainment.
They don’t realize talent scouts and photography companies are very intolerant when approached by an amateur who…
- shows up late
- dresses in the wrong way
- or even wears heavy makeup to the open call interview.
In other words, they do not act like professional models. So, they most likely will never be one.
This not the habit you want to get involved with. All these things are important in your career and are covered in the lessons for modeling in my mini-course.
If I Get Turned Down by Modeling Agencies Should I Give Up?
Let’s face some facts … Ford, IMG and Elite Agencies are many times going to turn you down when you apply. Now, I am certainly not implying that you shouldn’t try – on the contrary.
I’m just stating that some of the biggest supermodels in the business ( like Tyra banks for instance) were turned down before they became successful stars. But, they all had something called persistence – which paid off in the long run.
So, do not accept failure as failure. Use it as a tool to improve your craft, learn what they want, and try again. So, how long should you keep trying?
As long as it takes!
Do you have good work habits?
One more tip is the way you plan your day – or the lack of it. Professional models develop a routine. And, they always strive to be better at the craft.
You should be too! Practice your poses and expressions daily. But, also promote yourself with consistency. A more steady stream of jobs comes to those who work at it. Develop a plan of action and stick with it.
Is My Attitude in Modeling Affected by My Interests?
When you take that first step to finding a modeling career, you must take a good look at yourself.
- What is your area of interest? You might be interested in walking the catwalk. Or, you desire to see your face on the cover of Vogue.
- Maybe you just want to do commercial or promotional work like you see at trade shows or even car races.
And, some are “easier” to step into than others. But,all types of modeling require a good attitude in order to make progress.
Which path will You choose? Do You Have the Modeling Attitude You Need to Succeed?
Keep in mind that your modeling attitude can either make your dream of becoming a professional model a reality. or destroy your dream of a lifetime. It really is your choice. Make the right one.
Finally, Does My Modeling Attitude Really Mean That Much?
Yes, it can make a HUGE difference! Before jumping in, go back through these steps. Then, examine your attitude for modeling. Next, prepare with modeling basics in repetition. Remember…
“Success does not come to those who just stroll along through life but to those with the right frame of mind – along with some good, hard work!” – Bob Pardue
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