Saturday, 29 June 2013

Is Startup Models an effctive way of becoming a Model?


This is a well known brand that has helped countless models, both new and experienced, young and old, kick start their modelling career or simply improve their chances in an evolving and highly competitive arena.

Their website  start up models has all the information you need in order to familiarize their services to you. On application they will address your needs and put in place an action plan, they call the 5 step process. It goes something like:

1. Decide to become a model
2. See if you have what it takes, and learn which areas are suitable to you
3. Get the right tools to help you stand out
4. Self promote online or to agencies
5. Get signed and get working!

It basically follows the common sense route into modelling, offering bespoke advice depending on where you are at in your journey, where you are located, and what your chances are.

They offer a free consultation, and only once you agree the next step do they then offer you paid for services. The most common is a portfolio building service for those without professional photos (how are you going to find work without a CV?)

To use their services, and get a free consultation, sign up on their website which is free and free from commitment!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Who Needs Model Portfolio Photo Shoots?

What is a model portfolio?

A model's portfolio is collection of their best photos that they use to show prospective clients to secure work and bookings for modelling jobs. It is not something that can be produced in a single shoot and should show the variety and selection of styles of work the model is looking for. A modelling portfolio is not something that can be produced from a single shoot and would normally include "tear sheets" - copies of any published work that the model has appeared in.

A model portfolio is NOT needed to apply to modelling agencies if you are a brand new model

Who needs a modelling portfolio?

A freelance model working on their own needs a portfolio to be able to show prospective clients the versatility of looks they have from previous shoots.

An agency model will have a modelling portfolio that the agency use to show clients to arrange bookings for modelling jobs like Adora Model Management

Someone wanting to be a model and wanting to apply to model agencies DOES NOT need a modelling portfolio. They need to send clear photos showing face and figure

This is advice from the Association of Model Agents and from all the top Modelling Agencies -the photo studios selling model portfolio shoots will insist that you need a portfolio to apply to agencies but this is not true. While you read this, get your boyfriend to watch this video about Footballer Direct services! 

Who Needs a Model Portfolio Photo Shoot?
Who Needs Model Portfolio Photo Shoots?

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

La Mode Model Studios featured on BBC's The One Show

The One Show on BBC1 featured a piece about La Mode which is not a model agency but specialised in selling portfolio shoots to potential models for up to £2000.

We have been contacted in the past by people who have signed credit agreements for £2750 with La Mode so it is good to see that the BBC are highlighting this issue. They also interviewed Rylan Clark who had appeared on TV talent shows who said he would never paid as much as £300 for a photo shoot.

A rep for the Association of Model Agencies confirmed the advice we have given for years - you do not need to buy an expensive modelling portfolio to apply for modelling work.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Has Capri Models & Pacha Studios Closed Down?

Has Capri Models and Pacha Studios closed down? Complaints about Capri Models seem to be growing on their Facebook page

It appears from comments on their Facebook page that when people turned up for a shoot their premises are closed and they are not answering their phones. Lots of people are searching for the Capri Models phone number probably to get a refund of their deposit money.

There have also been no posts on their official Facebook page since March 2013 and the same with their Twitter account.

Has Capri Models and Pacha Studios Closed Down?
Capri Models Pacha Studios Closed Down?

Maybe too many people had realised that paying thousands for a model portfolio to a company that was not a model agency was no way to guarantee becoming a model or getting work.

If you are out of pocket from paying money to Capri Models for a deposit or a portfolio shoot then you may want to speak to Trading Standards to find out your options.

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