Friday, 25 November 2011

Funzee Photo Shoot - Video

Back in the summer we did a commercial photo shoot for with model Jess.

The video of the shoot is now available on YouTube.

Jess is one of our best models and is available for fashion modelling work in Kent.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Promotional Models for British Superbikes at Brands Hatch can supply models for your promotional events and this weekend helped 21st Moto to promote their brand at the Brands Hatch circuit for the British Superbikes race.

Model Bekki was on hand over the two days to hand out goodie bags and speak to customers to promote the 21st Moto dealership.

Promo Model at Brands Hatch race circuit Kent
Bekki on the 21st Moto stand at Brands Hatch for the British Superbikes.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Page 3 Idol Glamour Modelling Competition - 2011 Now Open

The Sun's Page 3 run the annual Page 3 Idol competition to find the next Page 3 girl. Many of our local models such as Kelly have been in the competition in previous years.

Unfortunately there are some models with appalling photos in the competition this year and means that a potential model may miss out purely because no-one can see what they look like. So it is well worth investing some money in some clear professional shots to boost your chances in the competition.

There is still time to apply to please get in touch if you would like to book a shoot.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Candi Models London Review - Feedback from One Mother of a Potential Model

Complaints about Candi Models London - Mint Brown Studios Review - Feedback from One Mother of a Potential Model

More complaints about Candi Models here. This is some feedback/review from a mother about her experiences with Candi Models at Mint Brown studios and follows the pattern of other modelling portfolio companies like Form Models that give the hard sell to get people to buy portfolios for modelling that they do not need as Candi Models are not a model agency.

If you need to call Candi Models the phone number for Candi Models is  02072677786  and the telephone number for Mint Brown Studios is 02072679887 if you need to call with a complaint about Candi Models.

Took my 15 year old daughter for a shoot at Candi Models. A little surprised when we walked in, as it looked just like a hair salon and there were a lot of people waiting to be photographed. It was like a conveyor belt. We were 1.1/4 hrs late getting in to be photographed, which isn't good when you live 200 miles away and have a specific train to catch on a Sunday evening! Had to ask them if they could speed things up so we didn't miss our train. 

Admittedly the photos were quite good (tho the photographer was a rather odd character!). When we went in to look at the photos the girl was as nice as pie at first, saying my daughter was a "natural" model etc etc. Then the price list came out! When I said they were too expensive, she started getting aggressive, indicating that I was a bad mother and was holding my daughter's modelling career back, and why did we even bother coming as it cost a lot of money to hire the studio and the photographers! I asked if we could buy individual photos and she said no, because that isn't a portfolio. 

She then stormed out, coming back in a few minutes later saying her Manager had said we could buy 6 photos for £250. By this time, time was getting on, we had an hour to get from Mint Brown to Kings Cross (not knowing the area I wasn't sure where we were exactly!)and I was starting to panic a little as didn't want to miss our train. I was going to commit to the £250, but this girl's attitude really stank, and in a snap second decision, decided not to buy any. She then slammed a form down in front of me asking me to fill it in so they could refund the £50 fee I had originally paid. 

To be honest I nearly said if they were that hard up they could keep the money. I didn't expect to get this money back anyway (and will be pleasantly surprised if this materialises!). I felt very under pressure to buy the photos, and did not like being talked to in that manner; a stranger telling me what was best for my daughter. I do actually regret not buying the photos now, as there were some really nice ones. However, if you don't buy, they delete them all as soon as you have gone so you don't even have the option to buy any later. 
All I will say is treat this with a pinch of salt - if you've got the money and really want a portfolio then try Candi Models. However, they are not a modelling agency and can't get you modelling jobs!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Want a free haircut at Trevor Sorbie's Salon in Covent Garden?

Want a free haircut at Trevor Sorbie's Salon in Covent Garden? They need models for stylist portfolio. He needs people that will have hair cut to bobs, mid length and long length layers and also some free expression cuts for the braver ones! Possibly may need a gent too for short hair.
Message me for more info.

Form Models Agency / Neptune Studios - Telesales to sell portfolios to potential Models 

Telesales Bookers Required 

About the Role: 


Neptune Studios are looking for bubbly and motivated Telesales Agents to join our new team.

The role involves calling warm leads and booking appointments for potential clients who have applied via our website, you will need to have the ability to excite clients. 

Working hours: Mon-Fri 10.30am to 7pm & a minimum of one Sat a month 10am – 1.30pm 

Suitable applicants will be rewarded with: 

Starting basic of £18,000 

Uncapped commission 

What we are looking for 

You will need to have proven experience in a target driven sales environment and you will want to maximize your earnings. 

Successful applicants will be money motivated and target driven 

Be confident at handling objections and a strong closer 

To apply - please send CV

Friday, 10 June 2011

How much should I pay for model portfolio?

Some new models ask "How much should I pay for model portfolio?"

The answer is - it depends! You should never pay a makeover studio for a model portfolio or go to a model portfolio company to buy a portfolio to apply to model agencies. Model agencies want to see natural shots and ones you have taken yourself are fine as long as they are clear and show what you look like.

You do not need to spend £1000 on a portfolio as some companies in London would have you believe. If you need to spend money on a photo shoot for a portfolio and are advised to do so by a real model agency (not a fake company selling photos by pretending to be an agency) then they will recommend suitable photographers.

As a rough rule of thumb you can get photos from an amazing photographer for well under £500, many would be able to do the shoot for £300 or so. These would be specific to you and not the standard factory shots you would get from the main London portfolio photo studios.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Talent Search agency: is it a fake?

The Advertising standards authority (ASA) has today ruled that Talent Search UK must stop running their misleading adverts and ensure that future adverts make clear that they are not a model/talent agency but refer clients on to other agencies that they have no control over. You can see the judgement here

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Shoot for with Model Jess

We've just completed a client shoot at the studio for with local model Jess. These photos are from a previous shoot with Jess. We have worked with Jess over the last couple of years and she is an excellent model as well as an actress and she has completed various modelling assignments for us.

The photos from the shoot with will be available shortly.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Modelling Photos : Copyright and Rights to Use (in the UK)

There are often many questions raised by models about copyright and what rights they have to use photos that they have posed for. The answer is: it depends! The reason is that firstly the law is different in different countries and advice you read on the web could have been written from anywhere based on their laws so that is the first thing you need to check. The comments here are all based on UK law; the situation in the USA is very different and much advice on the web would relate to that purely because the USA is such a large country with a huge web presence.

In the UK in general terms the photographer owns the copyright of any photos that they take. They can do pretty much anything with those photos should they so wish and no model release form is needed. This is one major difference with the USA where model release forms do have a purpose and many online articles confuse models about their requirement in the UK - model releases forms are not needed for a photographer to publish photos of a model here. Some magazines may require them but they are not legally required and a photographer can use any photos taken online as they wish.

If you are a model that has posed for a TFP/TFCD shoot then the photographer will provide you with copies of images from that shoot that you can use for your portfolio. The number will depend on the agreement that you reach with the photographer but you should not expect EVERY photo that has been taken. A good photographer will remove poor photos. An indication to me about the professionalism of a photographer is their worst photo that is shown; studio lighting stands or background edges in a shot show me that they do not care much about their work.

Any images provided to you should be used as provided unless you have a written agreement from the photographer that you can edit them including cropping. Any logo included on the photo should remain wherever you use them as in the example below.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Models Divine / Edge Models

Models Divine quote their office address as

39 Great Windmill Street, PICCADILLY, London W1D 7LX

They also then say "Please note that like any agency, we do NOT accept unsolicited appointments or walk-ins. All visits must be preapproved first" However many agencies DO allow walk ins. I wonder why Models Divine don't?

If you do a search on Google you wonder if this is why... this is what 39 Great Windmill Street looks like

Models Divine Office location

Saturday, 14 May 2011

British light-middleweight Boxing- Webb v Prince Arron at Medway Park

Last night the British light-middleweight battle took place between Sam Webb and Prince Arron at the Medway Park centre in Gillingham. provided the card girls for the match and Jade and Laura did a fantastic job for the match shown live on Sky Sports 1. Prince Arron won the British light-middleweight belt in the 12th round after the fight was stopped with Webb reeling from Arron's onslaught.

Unlike fake model agencies such as UK Models, we do find well paid work for our models. Previously we have also worked with top UK models such as Katie Green who hit the news over her Size Zero campaign and her friendship with former MP Lembit Opik.

Photos of the British light-middleweight boxing Webb v Prince Arron at Medway Park
British light-middleweight boxing Webb v Prince Arron at Medway Park - Prince Arron celebrates his victory

British light-middleweight boxing Webb v Prince Arron at Medway Park - card girl Jade

British light-middleweight boxing Webb v Prince Arron at Medway Park - card girl Laura

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Paying model agencies 50 pounds up front - Is it right?

Some people have asked if paying model agencies 50 pounds up front is right?

The answer is no! A genuine model agency will not ask for any money up front as a deposit. The companies that ask for deposits for shoots are NOT modelling agencies. Examples of non agencies that ask for £50 up front are Form models, Candi models, Edge Modelling and Replay Models.

All of these are companies that will sell you photo shoots and they will not refund your money unless you complete the whole shoot and sale process.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Edge Models & Models Divine - Spot The Difference

Edge Models Modelling Management totally understand and respect that you may have certain apprehensions and unease about your privacy and with this being the case, we value your right to safeguard all the personal information you have submitted to us. In submitting your details and having your modelling profile on this site, you automatically relinquish any expectations concerning privacy you have with regards to any pictures and personal information you have made available to us.

compared to:

Models Divine Modelling Management totally understand and respect that you may have certain apprehensions and unease about your privacy and with this being the case, we value your right to safeguard all the personal information you have submitted to us. In submitting your details and having your modelling profile on this site, you automatically relinquish any expectations concerning privacy you have with regards to any pictures and personal information you have made available to us.

Has someone done a find & replace for Edge Models with Models Divine?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

New Model Jade

This is the first photo from a shoot with stunning new model Jade. A fantastic first shoot and someone that I think you'll be seeing a lot more of in future.

Alice in Wonderland Theme Shoot

This is the first photo from an Alice in Wonderland theme shoot with Amy. All makeup for the shoot was done by Amy herself.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

National Cleavage Day UK Photos

It may be an April 1st joke but National Cleavage Day is trending very highly on Twitter at the moment. From Wikipedia National Cleavage Day is an event started in South Africa but now come to the UK as well supported (!) by Wonderbra. Photos of our models for National Cleavage Day UK are below.

Sunday, 13 February 2011



Until recently the company behind Edge Models was ONE STEP AHEAD LTD. As of Jan 2011 this was shut down by the government department Companies House. The company behind Edge Models now is Christals Ltd which is also being shut down by Companies House for breaking the law on company registration.

Edge Models have also been run by various other companies in the past such as Model Essence Ltd, all of which had also been shut down.

Any genuine model agency would not keep changing their company and be constantly closed down for breaking UK company laws.