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  • in reply to: Am I old enough to model at the age of 14? #5781
    Lisa-Marie
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    Good evening! In principle, it pays off in any case if you already start modeling at an agency at the age of 14. Why is easy, in addition to the school and the many homework that you have or the exams, there is little time left. But you can invest this time to prepare yourself as a model. Because before you can work well as a model, you need of course photo shoots with photographers. Of course, you will start working with smaller photographers or photographers who are still at the beginning of their careers. But if you are in an established modeling agency status, you can of course build up much faster. It is not necessarily about earning a lot of money right at the beginning, but first gaining experience.

    As I said, it does not depend on the money! As a student, you have relatively little time and therefore can not do many jobs. Because many jobs require you to travel. Of course, travel is always associated with additional time. So a one-day shooting with trip, can take three days directly. If you miss school for 3 days several times a month, you will not be able to keep up with the material. That’s why at the age of 14 you should definitely focus on school! But you can already take the first step into an agency, just apply and send some pictures of yourself. It’s easy.

    Explained here briefly, I present in daylight in front of a white wall or against a flat background, so that nothing distracts from you. Take a black jeans and a white shirt or a top. If you want to model as a woman, you should also wear high heels. Then you ask a friend or your parents to quickly take two or three photos with their cell phones. Look at the camera head-on and make a portrait. For the second photo, your friend or parent goes back a bit and takes a full body photo of you. These two pictures you send to model agencies with a short text that you would like to advertise. In addition you still send:

    • Your e-mail address
    • Your full name
    • Your current place of residence
    • In the attachment of the e-mail you put your photos

    Of course you can also be scouted on Instagram today! Here’s a list of the most popular hashtags on Instagram in America from Los Angeles to New York: Instagram hashtags for models.

    in reply to: small models… can I become a model like Kate Moss? #5770
    Lisa-Marie
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    Hey hey 🙂 basically, there is a minimum size of 174 or 175 cm for women, in America about 9’8 ” for the international model market. Of course, depending on the city, the measurements are a bit stricter and more accurate. In Paris, London, New York or Milan, you need loosely 177 or 178 cm, in America 9’9.5 ” and a dress size of 34 to a maximum of 36 / American 4 or 4/6. Your hips should not be greater than 90 cm and ideally he 88 cm. With these measurements, you have the biggest chance of earning your money as a model so that you can live off the job and not just do it part-time. The second part is a strong mind. You have to work for your dream.

    If you have the perfect measurements, it is easier to fullfil your dream. But it is possible reach your dreams, even if your are smaller. But you maybe have to look for a different kind of modeling agencies. Maybe you hearded about “People Agencies”. They work for advertising and commercial clients as well. The only difference is, modeling agencies are working for high fashion brands as well. But, if you just like to participate on a model life, you should search for “People Agencies” near to you.

    in reply to: $ 500 a year for a modeling agency ?! #5768
    Lisa-Marie
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    No. A real small fee like $100 is ok… but this is already high. Again: Good angencies do not take money!

    in reply to: $ 500 a year for a modeling agency ?! #5766
    Lisa-Marie
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    Hello Emilie! Reputable and big modeling agencies do not want to have any money from you. Good agencies want to earn money with (!) you! They invest in you, your career and in your modeling portfolio with photographers’ test shootings from their network. First, you should always check the seriousness of the modeling agency, etc. on the website. Here you can see which models the agency represents or how professional they are. But you can also take a look in the blog to see some of their customers or which jobs they currently made. As a result, you can look at a few criteria at least, that show whether the agency works well – or not Of course you can also see a lot directly on Instagram. Sure, you can buy likes, but you can see if many people are interacting with the pictures or videos – or not.

    A reputable agency always invites you a for an interview, so they can see you live and take your measurements and they get to know you personality. So before you commit to an agency, be sure that they have a GOOD CONTRACT, read it, so you know what you’re getting into. I hope I could help you a bit and wish you a lot of success on your way to become a model Emilie!

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