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Quincy105 is off-line
04 May 2012 03:56
qadimora
Model

Location
United Kingdom
London
Walthamstow

Hello, I'm not sure whether this is the right forum to post this topic so, apologies if this isn't. I've been looking to get into modelling for a few months now but, there appear to be a few snags.

The best agencies such as Storm, Elite and Models one etc are part of the AMA group over here in London but getting into these agencies seems to be almost impossible which I can understand with the amount of talent around.

The problem is that most other "local" agencies approached are happy to take me on as long as I agree to pay for a photoshoot which usually costs around £200-£300. I've done this once already but with no subsequent success in terms of bookings or auditions.

I know there is some serious competition around but, what do you advise in terms of right people to approach?
I'm already working anyway so, my motives are more out of interest than financial.


Thanks in advance.

Q


Paul Turney is off-line
04 May 2012 05:20
inspired
Photographer
inspired
Location
United Kingdom
Surrey
Shepperton

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KHV is online
04 May 2012 05:50
Keltica
Photographer
Keltica
Location
United Kingdom
London
London

NEVER pay money to join or have a portfolio done by anyone who purports to be an agency. 

The above info is relevant but I can see your age is your biggest drawback, not that age is any barrier but the agencies you mentioned are not going to be interested in you.

Not everyone can (and for various reasons) should model, if you want to do it for the occasional free shoot, or even grab a paid shoot that's fine but personally I don't think you have what it takes to be a commercial model but hey I would be the first to give you congrats if you were to prove me wrong.



Carl Beebee is off-line
04 May 2012 05:58
carlbeebee
Photographer
carlbeebee
Location
United Kingdom
Herefordshire
Leominster

Quote from Keltica
personally I don't think you have what it takes to be a commercial model





I find that quite rude. Were you never told that sometimes it's best to keep you opinions to yourself?


Quincy105 is off-line
04 May 2012 06:32
qadimora
Model

Location
United Kingdom
London
Walthamstow

Thanks all for your input so far. What I want is an honest opinion and advice. I know my age will count against me but I'm hoping that someone will give me a chance.

Q.


Carl Beebee is off-line
04 May 2012 06:41
carlbeebee
Photographer
carlbeebee
Location
United Kingdom
Herefordshire
Leominster

Personally my opinion is, that the best thing might be to try and find a good local photographer to you and arrange a few shoots; studio, location etc.

That way you would have a decent portfolio so it wouldn't make any sense for a modelling agency to ask for money to build a portfolio for you.

Really hope it works out for you.


Quincy105 is off-line
04 May 2012 07:01
qadimora
Model

Location
United Kingdom
London
Walthamstow

Thanks. Do you know any good photographers that you can recommend who won't be too expensive?


Carl Beebee is off-line
04 May 2012 07:14
carlbeebee
Photographer
carlbeebee
Location
United Kingdom
Herefordshire
Leominster

Quote from qadimora
Thanks. Do you know any good photographers that you can recommend who won't be too expensive?



Not in your area I'm afraid (although there must be lots). Have a search on this site for photographers.


04 May 2012 07:33
starr8
Model


The best thing to do is to have a look at photographers in your area. See who is willing to do a TFP and contact them. I am 37 and am booked until September so don't let your age get in the way.


Miss Distania is off-line
04 May 2012 14:13
maxina
Model
maxina
Location
United Kingdom
London
london

Yes age really doesn't matter,i think you have a good look



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