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Intro to Freelance Modeling | Model Mayhem Education Blog

I've had a lot of inquiries lately from people wanting to model but unsure where to start. Making money freelance modeling can seem vague, confusing, and overwhelming for those unfamiliar with it. This is by no stretch of the imagination a complete guide to the intricacies of the business, but instead intended to be a clear point zero for aspiring professional freelancers to build from.

Modeling Industry Archives - The Business of Modeling

Modeling = Acting Let's face it - if modeling were all about looks - why pay a model some ridiculous amount of money when a quick visit to the local shopping mall would easily turn up a bevy of beautiful women? It is somewhat of a given if you are entering this industry that you are attractive.

The Fall and Winter Wardrobe Guide for Pinup, Retro and Vintage Mavens - Pinup Girl Style

All Kiss Me Quick items are hand made to order by the lovely proprietress Simone. Her designs are truly one of a king stunning vintage inspired beauties. The Tulepo in gold is no exception. I can't always wear an underwire bra, unfortunately the average bralette simply isn't warm enough for the winter months.

Please Release Me: When Photographers Should Use a Model Release Form

By Carolyn E. Wright | Thursday, October 23, 2014 Humans are among the most popular photographic subjects-of course. But when do you need a model release form before clicking the shutter or displaying those photos? The law on privacy rights determines whether you need a model release.

Marilyn Monroe was Not Even Close to a Size 12-16

Myth: Marilyn Monroe was a size 12-16. From Roseanne Barr stating, "I'm more sexy than Pamela Lee or whoever else they've got out there these days. Marilyn Monroe was a size 16. That says it all", to Elizabeth Hurley stating, "I've always thought Marilyn Monroe looked fabulous, but I'd kill myself if I was that fat...I went to see her [...]

How to Model: 7 Expert Tips for Becoming a Model

Do you have what it takes to be a model? Aaron Newbill, Director of Scouting for Ford Models, gives his tips for aspiring models.

Modeling Advice

The modeling advice articles below are © Copyright and reprinted with permission from Los Angeles headshot & portraits photographer, Zero Dean. How to avoid being manipulated into working with a photographer based on clever marketing tricks rather than the quality of their work and services.

Helpful tips for aspiring models

Pick an appropriate backdrop for your photos. Pick outfits that flatter your figure. If you aren't sure about your makeup skills, consider hiring a professional. Pick poses that look natural. Make sure your poses are appropriate for your surroundings. If you have children leave them with a babysitter.

Expectations from Models

As a photographer, I deal with many people having unreasonable expectations. One area I don't expect models to have unreasonable expectations is while doing test shoots with models, especially if they are done TFP. Unfortunately, I have found that some models are unreasonable in their expectations.

Modeling Tips from Tyra!

There's no one better than Tyra to give excellent modeling tips and advice to those who dream of gracing the covers of magazines or strutting their stuff on the catwalks of high fashion. To help you with your entry to Tyra Banks's Fiercely Real Model Contest (which could be your big break!), Tyra shares these exclusive tips with Seventeen readers!

How to Make it As a Model- Advice from a Photographers

There are a few basic requirements like height and size that must be considered to become a successful model, but don't let that deter you if you don't quite measure up! Depending on your age, there's a good chance you're still growing, so you can develop your skills in front of the camera as a junior model.

Fashion Gone Rogue | Latest in Models, Fashion and Editorials

Fashion Gone Rogue features the latest in models, fashion news and editorials as well as trend and shopping guides.

How To Become A Model: Part 5

The Step-by-Step Modeling Guide: Part 5. This is it-the last leg, the final mile, crunch time. With your first job in the books, you will be building on that in order to achieve great success as a professional model. This is part 5 and following the next three steps will help you achieve what others can only dream about.

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How to Look Amazing in Every Picture You Take

We know what it's like to take 200 pictures of yourself with the hopes of getting that one perfect shot to share with the world. To help you speed up the process (and to salvage the memory capacity of your phone) we compiled a few posts with tips and tricks to help you look your best in every photo.

11 Horrifying Ways Agencies Exploit Their Models

According to this new lawsuit, being a model seriously sucks. ​

How to Get a Modeling Job

How to Get a Modeling Job. Aspiring models might assume that they only need an attractive face and well-proportioned figure to be successful as a model. While modeling can be a glamorous career, becoming a professional model requires...

Model Portfolios

A model’s portfolio is like a key card to access the building where she works; without one she can’t work. Needless to say, a portfolio is a very important investment in her future and career.

An Introduction to Modeling Abroad

After being chosen as an international Playboy Centerfold three times (Croatia 2010, Singapore 2011 and South Africa 2013), I have found that I often get pigeonholed into a certain genre of modeling. People want to think that glamour modeling is my only area of experience, however, the reality is that I am agency-signed and represented around the world (London, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Malaysia, Australia and America). I have walked runways, been in magazine editorials and catalog shoots from London to Singapore and, at just over 5’9” tall and a size 2, I have been lucky enough to do both fashion and glamour modeling. With extensive experience in both I am able to help aspiring models.