What Modelling scouts look for
What models scouts look for in Fashion modelling includes catwalk and editorial. Fashion models are expected to be over 5″8 and must be a size 8 or lower. Men need to be over 6″ 1. Fashion modelling can be incredibly lucrative but also includes long days, massive competition and gruelling hours.
Commercial modelling is softer, the restrictions are less tight and the shoots are for adverts or promotional reasons. This is for the ‘girl next door’ look. This is what typically model scouts would look for in commercial modelling
Plus Size Modelling
Swimwear and fitness modelling
Top Modelling Tips
Research models and photographers on model networking and portfolio sites. If you find an image that you love then save it and think about how you could recreate it. Look at photographers you would love to work with and contact their team with your portfolio! If you see a pose you love then try it out at home or on a shoot.
2. USE A MIRROR!
At home, you should regularly use your mirror to work on a new pose. See where your eyes look best, look at poses you have researched, adjust ideas and practice the best looks for your body. Try poses that are very different from what you have done before – you never know what you will be asked to do!
3. Move consistently in front of the camera
Move fluidly from one pose to the other trying to keep your eyes on the camera. While the lens is clicking move from pose to pose quickly unless you are told to stop. Staying fluid means that the looks will not be stale. If you have a prop to play with do everything you can imagine with it (within reason!). If your dress is wide and flowing remember to toss the skirt about to create extra movement in the photo.
4. Be polite and professional
5. Bring the essentials
Most photography teams will provide you with food and stylists should bring clothes and extras but always be prepared! Nude and black underwear, face wipes, a snack, moisturiser, spare shoes and above all a bottle of water!