Most models make the common mistake of visiting or getting signed by the wrong agency for their career path, If anything you should know it makes absolutely no sense in signing or visiting with a high fashion agency if you want to be a commercial model, determine your model area and visit the agency that covers such market, modeling is limitless with the right attitude, good attitude can take a model far in the industry. keep in mind as a model you might be asked questions like why do you want to model, who’s your favorite photographer? Who’s your favorite model both at home and abroad? You need to have an idea about this thing to be taken seriously although the question and answer is not a contract guarantee it could be an edge, especially when trying to get into a big agency that gets tons of application daily.
- HEAD SHOT
These are professional pictures of models on clean face no make-up on just like the word headshot, heads only so agencies or client can get to see a closer view of your face and expression without special lightening the ability to tell a story show feeling or emotion with your photos is always a lookout don’t go overboard, for perfection is not expected of you. Keep in mind this picture can also be taken with a clear phone camera without any filtration whatsoever, remember for aspiring models’ professional photos are not determinant factors to being represented by agencies although it gives you edges but if agencies want to represent you they would.
This shot is your side view preferable full side Picture.
- FULL LENGTH SHOT
This is a full body shot from your head to toe preferable on heels black or blue fitted jeans and t-shirt are just fine to get a slimmer look and avoid distraction wear a black legging and a black tank top. This shot gives an idea of your body shape, size, height, skin, hair, legs etc. every single detail of your body is on the watch. Both freelance and agency models need a polaroid.
- SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTOS TO AGENCIES
Submission of what is commonly known as Polaroid in the modeling industry which is both your headshot, profile and a full-length shot, this is usually the first thing to do as agency majorly accept polaroid through email. Be careful not to send more than two pictures, without any story whatsoever, the only thing a model scout or client is interested in is your name, statistic, age, current location, contact information(phone number and email address) “note”. your contact information is very important do not ever send a polaroid without it, it defeats the purpose of sending an email especially when you’re sending to a large agency that receives pictures from other aspiring models on a daily basis. Keep in mind not to send more than 500kb of picture at most 1mb for easy download through email, address agency or scout professionally no abbreviation or incorrect grammar your emails speaks volume for you as professional, if you would rather have an agency visit keep in mind to look as simple as a black jeans or leggings and tank top with a pair of heels, of course, feel free don’t be too shy or too friendly be business-like, smile more. While awaiting response from Agencies, here are Some helpful tips on booking job as a freelance model. https://modelstalk.ng/blog/6-ways-to-book-modeling-gig-for-freelance-models/
Do not ever take rejection personally! don’t give up!