Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Style Secrets at Hempstead Valley 21-23 October 2010

Models3 have supplied the models for the catwalk shows at the Hempstead Valley Style Secrets shows taking place daily at the shopping centre from 21-23 October 2010. Come along to the centre to see the shows, for more info click on the link below

Friday, 24 September 2010

Miss Kent Competition - Miss Great Britain Finals

We recently had the pleasure of being asked to judge the Miss Kent competition, part of the Miss Great Britain beauty pagent. The standard of the competitors was extremely high and the judging was made very difficult as a result. Howver there could be only one winner and at the end of the evening Chloe was crowned Miss Kent 2010.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Facebook Down - Facebook Error DNS failure

It looks like the Facebook website is down again. The error being given varies from
Service Unavailable - DNS failure / DNS error, The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later to Zero size error amongst others but other websites do not appear affected. The same problem apparently occurred yesterday.
It is very unusual for a multi-country website such as Facebook to ever be down completely and unreachable for DNS. Is this a Facebook server error or some DDoS attack?

We use Facebook for promotion and you can find us under the group

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Importance of Posing!

Here are 2 shots from a location model shoot that show how important the right pose is. The first shot was taken deliberately to show how the figure looks when no effort is taken to pose.

The next shot was taken with the model now adopting a pose that flatters the figure and makes a huge difference to the final shot.

Any photographer should be able to pose their model to make the shot work best.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Edge Models Complaints - Edge Modelling Misleading Models By Giving False Information

The main complaint about Edge Models is that the advice pages on their website so are so badly wrong and give legally incorrect information. It makes you worry that if that is the quality of the information that they are happy to give out publicly on their website what other misleading information they supply to models that decided to sign up with Edge Models / Edge Modelling.

A proper model agency should know exactly what the status of photo copyright is - which begs the question why do Edge Model Agency not know this basic information?

Edge Models claim "Over 18? We’ll make it happen. No fees. Start earning good money!" We are unsure how any model agency can guarantee they will make it happen! Modelling is an extremely competitive business so it just isn't possible for everyone who wants to be a model to be successful

For the record Edge Models state that you need a professional photo shoot to own the copyright of your photos. This is totally wrong and just not true, either legally or factually and Edge Models only appear to be saying it to sell photo shoots to models. Paying for a professional photo shoot DOES NOT give you the copyright to your photos!

If you obtain your portfolio photos by TFP/TFCD or paying a photographer there is NO WAY anyone can tell which you did - I challenge Edge Models to prove otherwise!

Which of these images was produced on TFP/TFCD and which was a paid shoot? If you can't tell I suggest you send a complaint to Edge Modelling agency to tell them their facts are wrong!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Do I need to pay for pictures for a portfolio/Paying for Copyright of Photos?

A common answer you may find is no but unfortunately like many things you get what you pay for. We all have bills that need to be paid but a photo shoot does not need to cost a fortune. Our prices for model test shoots & model portfolio starter packages are very reasonably priced and allow you to get a good selection of pictures to start your portfolio. Some portfolio photo shoots may be promoted as being free but you then have to pay £1000 for photos or a CD of images after the shoot at a hard sell sales presentation.

Monday, 19 July 2010

What is Replay Model Management?

Is it an agency? Their terms say so:

Replay Model Management will operate as an employment agency in relation to the Work-seeker.

However they then go on to say:

The relationship between the Work-Seeker and Replay Model Management shall not be one of
employment. Replay Model Management shall be under no obligation to find employment for the Work-Seeker.

So is that an EMPLOYMENT AGENCY that doesn't get work?

Monday, 12 July 2010

SNOG MARRY AVOID? is back and looking for people with unique looks!

BBC Three’s hugely popular

and looking for people with unique looks!

·      Are you the most glamorous, outrageous person you know?

·      Do you stand out from the crowd and turn heads wherever you go?

·      Are you up for trying out a new look and being on telly?

If this sounds like you or someone you know then get in touch:


Phone:     0333-5777-775

All 03 numbers are charged at the same rate as 01 or 02 numbers, so if you have unused inclusive minutes in your phone package then a call to an 03 number is free. If you have a pay as you go mobile, or do not have inclusive calls then you will be charged at the local rate. Open to all applicants aged 17 years and over. Applicants aged under 18 will require permission from a parent / legal guardian to be involved in filming of Snog Marry Avoid? We will use your information for the purpose of selecting contestant for the programme. We will keep your data securely and we will not pass your information on to any third parties who are not involved in the production without your consent.



Are you out of work and just ‘waiting’ for the right opportunity to come along?

Remarkable Television is looking for girls aged 18 or over to take part in a new TV series

  • Do you think life is too short to spend your whole life working?
  • Are you living off your boyfriend and proud of it?
  • Do Mum and Dad fund your beauty treatments?
  • Did you good reports at school but have never realised your potential in the real world?

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

I've done a photo shoot but don't want anyone to see the photos?

Sometimes we are asked by models who have done a photo shoot but don't want anyone to see the photos.

Once you have done any photo shoot the photographer owns the copyright to the images and can use them as they wish. If you do not want photos to be seen then the safest option is not to pose for them in the first place.
If you have been paid for a shoot and the images published then the chances of getting them removed are virtually nil. However most models want as many people to see their photos as possible so this is not an issue.
More modelling advice can be found on our website

Modelling shoots in Kent

Just back from a fantastic studio shoot with models Jemma and Rachel. The makeup for the shoot was done by Nicola C.

Photos to follow shortly

Monday, 5 July 2010

Copyright and Licence for use

After the post yesterday about the misleading advice from Edge models I thought it would be of benefit to highlight the difference between copyright and licence to use photos.

No professional photographers routinely hand over copyright to their clients. In the main they grant a limited licence to use the photos for the agreed use; they do not give you the copyright. If a different use is required then often a different fee will be paid. For example the fee for use of a photo for a small magazine advert would be different to the fee for a worldwide billboard campaign.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Misleading advice about TFP/TFCD Shoots from Edge Models

I've recently seen this advice about Time for Prints (TFP) and Time for CD (TFCD) shoots by Edge models

This is totally misleading and incorrect. Paying for a portfolio rather than developing it via TFP/TFCD makes absolutely no difference to whether you own the copyright or not. For example although you pay for your wedding photos in most cases you do not own copyright and have to contact the photographer to purchase additional prints. In some cases when the photographer sells you a CD of photos they grant you a licence to use them; they do not give you the copyright.

As long as the model has the rights to use an image for their portfolio it should make no difference at all how they actually produced that photo. Models do not need to own the copyright of a photo to use it for their portfolio. Suggesting that models will lose out money by doing a TFP shoot is also very misleading. It is extremely unlikely that any model would be able to make money by selling their photos even if they did own the copyright.

It makes you wonder why Edge Models suggest such advice as being true - perhaps to encourage models to "invest" by paying for the copyright of a portfolio with them?

No professional photographers routinely hand over copyright to their clients. In the main they grant a limited licence to use the photos for the agreed use; they do not give you the copyright. If a different use is required then often a different fee will be paid. For example the fee for use of a photo for a small magazine advert would be different to the fee for a worldwide billboard campaign.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Can model agencies take deposits?

Another common question is whether model agencies take deposits?

The answer is no. Model agencies do not need to take deposits as they have no reason to. Model agencies book models for shoots and sign a very small number of models each year. If you don't turn up to an appointment with a modelling agency that is your loss not theirs - so they don't need you to pay.

Generally the company that are asking you to pay a deposit are not a modelling agency at all but a photo studio and they want you to pay a deposit to make sure that you show up for your shoot plus the hard sell they give you afterwards. Make sure that you check - 99 times of 100 you will find that the free photo shoot and modelling portfolio is not for an agency and is not free once you have paid for photos or copyright.

Don't be taken for a fool - make sure that you check first!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Modelling portfolio shoots - out of the studio and on location

These are a few photos from a recent shoot with Rachel and Jemma. It makes a nice change to be able to get out of the studio onto location

Thursday, 24 June 2010

A model agency are asking me to pay for copyright of images

Some fake model agencies are now claiming that their shoots are free but that you need to pay up to £800 for the copyright of the photos. This is completely untrue and is just an excuse to charge you for the photo shoot without saying so. You do not need to own the copyright of photos to use them in your portfolio. Most genuine professional photographers would never sell the copyright of their photos except for a very large fee. We do not sell copyright of our photos and it has never caused any problems for our models. You can read more about their tactics for selling photo shoot copyright here

Modelling portfolios in Kent

Saturday, 3 April 2010

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