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What it is and how to do it
If you’ve read the criteria and found that you meet the requirements. Commercial modelling could be for you. It can be hard to know where to begin.
Open any non-fashion magazine, and look at the models in the ads. This will give you an idea of the varied scope of models that are employed to work commercially. You will find a wide range of looks, body shapes and ages. The majority of commercial models do not look like fashion models, but instead are beautiful and "real" looking people portraying moms, dads, patients, doctors, mechanics etc. Also, you will see an equally varied selection of commercial models used in campaigns and advertising on the TV. Commercial models are seen on everything from packaging for breakfast cereal boxes to mobile phone advertising.
Commercial modelling does not command a huge fee although the pay can be very good, it is usually a nominal fee for your services though some contracts can be highly lucrative such as national advertising campaigns. Commercial modelling is the back bone of the industry and is where the main portion of jobs are available.
Fashion models also work as commercial models, although the reverse is rarely true. To be a commercial model there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances of getting work. With Models Connect, you can learn about the types of photos that will get you the most work. Your headshots should portray a variety of looks to help promote you to a wider variety of clients. Having this information will help you to put together powerful headshots and a high quality portfolio.
top tips include - rehearse looking comfortable in front of the camera,
make a list of the different emotions you want to work on, go through
magazines and find advertising campaigns that you can really see
yourself being cast in (make sure you are honest with yourself), think
of situations that will help you feel those emotions and practice your
facial expressions in the mirror. Exercise your skill as a commercial model and you will have more chance of appearing professional on a photoshoot.
great majority of commercial jobs are booked through agencies. Models
Connect can help you to find a reputable agent that will help you to
get reputable jobs. With Models Connect you will gain access to
expertise that can help you to understand what is expected of you as a
professional model, and learn how to practice before entering the
business. The people who have done their research will have the
greatest chance for success.