You'll be happy when you get your first young modeling job, but the work starts long before the photographer clicks the shutter.
Getting your first design job is a real kick, and you'll want to make sure that you have the right to impress the photographer, the art director and a representative of the company and agency you're working for. After all, if you work well with these people, they are more likely to remember you in the future and perhaps the book you for other jobs.
Like most jobs, there are some important tips that will help you further your modeling career before you even get in front of the camera:
- Record the date, time and place - Wear a paper or electronic diary, so that when your agency calls with a job you can book it in exactly. If you do not know where the facility or venue, get directions from your agent. If you're in the wrong place again, everyone will put a black mark on your name.
- Arrive early - Theres usually a lot to do in preparation for a shoot. If you turn up early, it gives the photographer the opportunity to try out their scheme, and make-up and hair stylists to get to work.
- Remove the right things - When your agent calls, be sure to ask if you need to bring anything with you clothes or accessories etc. Before you leave the house, make sure youve got everything you've been asked to, bring your portfolio including, if necessary. This will help you prepare for the shoot, and not waste time.
- No Make-up - Unless you've been told to wear makeup, go without. This will save time for make-up artist on the shoot.
- Use dependable transportation. - If your car breaks down, it will make you late for your appointment. Make sure your car regularly serviced and always has enough petrol in the tank to get you to your destination. If you are using public transportation, make sure to leave enough time for you to miss a service that takes the next and still arrive on time.
- Network - Even if this is your first modeling job, it pays to talk to everyone there. A friendly, reliable, hard working model is more likely to work than a late, non-communicative one. Take every opportunity to get to know people in the room and make sure they know where you can be contacted.