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Hints & Tips when applying to Models Direct

A few helpful pointers to consider when making your application to Models Direct…..

If you have made the decision to apply to be a model then it’s important to make your application stand out above the rest. The Models Direct team have put to together a few helpful pointers to get you started.

How should I look?

  • Don’t wear make-up. If you do use it, go for light make-up using simple colours.
  • Do not wear any hats, scarves or bandanas.
  • If you hair isn’t long enough to tie in a ponytail, hold it back with a clip or band.

Look at magazines and catalogues to get some ideas for a good ‘commercial’ look. The most natural and flattering look is to pose with the head slightly angled. Try not to cut the picture off at any noticeable points, such as the shoulders, elbows, waist, or knees. Cut in between these points to soften the look and suggest continuation of the body.

Hints and tips for better photos

To make the most of photos taken by friends and family, suggest they follow these simple guidelines:

  • Avoid ‘camera shake’ by holding the camera steady. Use both hands, resting your elbows on your chest, or on a wall for support. Relax: don’t tense up. You can buy affordable mini-tripods for use with digital cameras that will get rid of camera shake altogether.
  • Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. Hold the camera at the model’s eye level to unleash the power of those magnetic gazes and mesmerising smiles. For children, that means stooping to their level. Photos taken at eye level angle will have a personal and inviting feeling that pulls you into the picture.
  • A photograph is all about light, so think about how the light is striking the model. The best bet is to ensure that the sun is behind and to one side of the photographer. Lighting the subject from the front brings out colours and shades, whilst the slight angle produces shadow to indicate texture and form.
  • The best shots are simple, so move closer and remove any clutter from the picture. Filling the frame with just the face or even overflowing it will give your shot some impact.

Love It or Hate It, the Snow is BACK!

Snow days are not often something we factor in for things that could go wrong on an assignment at Models Direct, but this month has been a bit different!!

With a double helping of snow this month the Models Direct team have had to think on their feet, rearranging journeys for models, accepting cancellations and postponements of assignments and attempting the scary journey into the office themselves – we’ve had it with the snow!!

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Models Direct offers equal opportunites

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.

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Maternity Modelling with Models Direct

Any women who are expecting or have had children will know that modelling is not something that is at the forefront of your mind when you are pregnant!!

Your body changes so much throughout the process and those changes are not always pretty, however the demand for maternity models in the industry has increased due to retailers targeting pregnant women as they are such a large demographic, the best way to do this is for retailers to promote their products, services and clothing on pregnant models! The maternity fashion market is huge and is set to continually grow as women are demanding more variety in their clothing and product choices while being pregnant.

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