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16 April 2012 07:15
RoxiMonique
Model


Hiya All. Im doing a Project and im talking about Modelling. Could I get people perspective on these 3 questions.

1) Whats your views/opinions on Modelling.

2) If you were to be a model; what type of model and why?

3) Whats tips/advice would you give to someone who was interested in becoming a Model

Thanks

Roxi xx


16 April 2012 08:00
SarahTakahashi
Photographer


1) I used to model but will only do self portraits now, I had a few bad experiences, which is normal, you'd get that with any job, I had great experiences, my first ever shoot was nude in a waterfall and the pictures were freakin' amazing! Modelling is like any regular job, you work hard at it, you'll do good, get plenty of work and be popular, if you're lazy and rude and difficult then it normally reflects on your work and attitude.

2) nudes, I'm SarahTakahashi is a naughty person at modelling anything else, I hate fashion, I'm happier posing without clothes.

3) if you can handle being judged on your height, weight, looks and figure shape then go for it, you need some thick skin, be able to deal with adverse weather, pose in strange places and to get the best work be able to tour the country and be away from home. General rule of thumb, I won't make a model so something unless I've done it, which means they're pretty screwed


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16 April 2012 09:24
MikeRiot
Photographer
MikeRiot
Location
United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire
Peterborough

1) I think modelling is a fantastic outlet for people. It is also great for confidence and a persons self belief. The modelling world is a dog-eat-dog world and it reguires a lot of hard work but can be very self rewarding, but its not something to be taken lightly

2) I would happily model, however I would be of the alt model genre with the tattoos and general appearance and attitude. I have enough body confidence to pose nude but I would need to work on toning my body a little first.

3) DO IT. If you are confident enough to give it a go then do it. Just make sure you go in with both eyes open and realise that its not just a case of the work comes flooding in because you are willing to take your clothes off. Its a lot of hard work, dedication and it really is a life style. Regular working out, stable diet and maintaining a good physical appearance are just a few of the things that you may have to adjust from your every day life to get a prolonged career or even make some pocket money. Be prepared to be constantly judged by other models and photographers, as well as anyone else who will see the images.
"Mike - The riot even the Kaiser Chiefs didnt predict" - clearview_photography


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16 April 2012 11:18
melrobson02
Model
melrobson02
Location
United Kingdom
Tyne and Wear
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Quote from RoxiMonique
Hiya All. Im doing a Project and im talking about Modelling. Could I get people perspective on these 3 questions. 1) Whats your views/opinions on Modelling. 2) If you were to be a model; what type of model and why? 3) Whats tips/advice would you give to someone who was interested in becoming a Model Thanks Roxi xx



1. It's fabulous, all in all! I see it as a form of self-expression and art and it's a discipline in itself. No two days modelling are the same and I've never met such a wide variety of people in other jobs/hobbies. I love the idea of embracing my own image and shooting 'raw' photographs that depict my personality but, similarly, I  adore changing my style/hair/make-up/attitude for a day and becoming someone else; escaping my mundane, very ordinary life. Plus nothing else beats seeing those images you've created, even if they're satisfying the other person's vision and not your own. A photographer once said to me "It's like waiting for your pigeons to finally come back from a race!" So true..

2. I would be a commercial, classy lingerie and portrait model as I'd be uncomfortable trying higher-level styles.

3. Do it! You may get flack from people you know but they'll soon get over it and become desensitised to it. I'd far rather regret something I did than something I didn't do. Keep your wits about you, go with your gut and check personal references (I.e. message models, don't take published references at face value). Also, value and identify what a good image is. Aim high. Go for magazine quality. It may seem unachieveable but, without high aspirations, you may merely end up with a few dodgy, blurred images swaddled in rose petals and murky bath water! And a red face!


08 May 2012 12:22
MLE
Model


1) It's a Marmite industry and I feel it's both good and bad, it all varies on the topic within modelling e.g. age, types etc, modelling as a whole is a great experience and something that everyone should try once, there's a world here suited for all people of shapes and sizes and a growing market for niche areas.

2) Character and performance, why? Because I feel more comfortable being dressed up and made-up into other characters and I also like to prance about like a weirdo in my high concept world.

3) Don't be afraid to ask questions, contact people and do your research, there's a possibility of bad experiences but there's also some flamin' great ones to be had. Work out what area you'd most like to be in, feel free to dip your toes into various categories as well. It is hard work and there's a lot of work that goes into producing images, it's great to meet all sorts of people as well and you never know what opportunity it will bring.


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02 June 2012 11:16
PB001
Photographer
PB001
Location
United Kingdom
County Durham
Peterlee

Quote from RoxiMonique
1) Whats your views/opinions on Modelling.
2) If you were to be a model; what type of model and why?
3) Whats tips/advice would you give to someone who was interested in becoming a Model Thanks Roxi xx



A1.  Modelling is a fantastic confidance booster fo other parts of life.  Plus it can give you a great self image.
A2.  I would model almost anything I could, get experience then specialise later if you want to.
A3. If you're gonna do, study everything, research well, work hard, don't play games.  Why, because opportunities come to those who work hard and can become what the cutomer wants them to become.  ie:  in fashion the focus is not on you, , its on the clothes, you're there to make the product look fantastic, so you need to learn to become a damn good coat hanger etc, etc.

Hope this helps....

P....x
I’m a Pro commercial portrait photographer from the East Coast of Durham; I'm seriously crazy about photography, have been for a thousand years! I joined here to experience the dark side *smile*



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