You may be lucky enough to work with a professional photographer – if so, here are some hints and tips from the Models Direct team to make sure the shoot goes smoothly and you get what you want from it.
Always follow the rules below when working with photographers:
Be punctual. Being on time is very important.
Take a friend or parents along with you or at the very least inform someone of your whereabouts.
Make sure you tell the photographer that someone knows where you are.
Make sure that you know exactly what you’re supposed to do during the shoot. Never feel pressured to do anything that you do not feel comfortable doing.
Whether it’s a professional studio or on location, ensure that there is a separate changing area.
Reputable photographers will NOT touch you. Make sure you remind them of this if they get within your safety zone.
Make sure you get a modelling agreement “release” signed before the shoot. You must be informed where and how your images are going to be displayed, and give your consent.
Read all paperwork closely before signing a contract at a photoshoot. Never sign a contract unless we tell you it’s okay. Sometimes, crooked photographers will try to get you to sign a contract at a shoot and then sell the photographs without your knowing. In this case if you signed a contract so there’s nothing you can do about it!
Beware of contracts that prohibit you from working with other photographers. The amateur model should not accept this kind of contract. When you are starting out, you need to make as much money as you can working for as many different photographers as possible.
However, don’t be paranoid – most professional photographers are more concerned about film, make-up, and the position of the sun. To most of them, ‘time is money’.
India, Jacob and Zane were so excited to hear from the Models Direct team that they had been successfully selected to star in the new Pukka Pads commercial, how exciting!
The shoot was a full day and would take place in Poole, Dorset. The models would be filmed while playing with two of the Pukka Pads new products, to promote how fun and user friendly they are for children.
Our model Akim was very excited to be selected for a fashion shoot in Middlesbrough – it was his first assignment with Models Direct and the brief he was given by the assignments team sounded right up his street!
The fashion shoot went really well, great feedback from the client and the Models Direct team were so proud of Akim!
Check out the model feedback and final video!
” This was my first experience out doing a shoot and I thought it was great, met a few new people which i was a bit nervous at first but after about 30 mins I settled in quite well. The meet and greet I had at earlier date was really good followed by the video shoot at the end of the month where I was placed in a urban part of the city and this is where it gets superb just being out there doing your own thing and I thoroughly enjoyed, can’t wait to get out there again – Thanks Models Direct”
There is a huge demand in the industry for commercial models ‘real people’, that is the market most businesses are targeting so it makes sense to use commercial models in their advertisements.
In the advertising world there is a growing desire to embrace diversity, therefore attracting a wider demographic of people. Models Direct has a wide range of talent on their books and a busy dedicated assignments team working every day to reach out to new clients while also maintaining relationships with existing clients.
At Models Direct, we have a varied portfolio of men, women, child, baby and pet models and can find the perfect model for your latest campaign. We are Europe’s number one modelling Employment Agency and have been successfully finding many models for businesses, brands, events, fashion shows and photographers for more than 20 years nationwide.
With the competitiveness of modelling world today many disabled models may be overlooked but at Models Direct, our policy is to offer all our models the same opportunities whether disabled or able bodied.
In addition to the everyday modelling assignments which are open to all disabled models, we have clients who want models to advertise disabled promotions or to sell specific disabled products. Although, as in the world of sport which has embraced disabled people for many years now, within the fashion and modelling industry we are learning that whatever disability you have there is a need to be inclusive when it comes to disabled models and not just to advertise wheelchairs!
Both male and female disabled models are welcome and whatever your disability, age or shape, whether you are in a wheelchair or an amputee, contact us now and have a chat about disabled modelling opportunities at Models Direct Model Agency.