company has been carrying out all types of
photography for over twenty years. We have done
everything from commercial, Catalogue Work,
Brochure Work, Magazine Work etc for various
Over the years we have worked with many models
of all ages, looks, shapes and sizes. With this
experience we have amassed a considerable amount
of information on how model agencies work and
use models, extras, and artists. Agencies look
for all types of people to supply to their
clients for various types of work; clients use
all sorts of people from babies to mature
adults. (Depending on the advertising campaign)
Our DVD (The Secrets of Modelling and the
Entertainment Industry) has been compiled using
all our experience and knowledge. It will give
you as an individual the inside information and
knowledge you will need to enter into this
exciting industry enabling you to pursue your
The DVD (The Secrets of Modelling and the
Entertainment Industry) consists of all the
information you will need to become a model and
how to obtain a reputable agency to work with.
It will show you how to get through auditions
for various assignments, how to look after your
health and to look good as a model. It will also
show you how to become an extra for film and TV
and how to enter the specialist field of singing
and dancing in the entertainment industry.
Our company will not only supply you with the
(The Secrets of Modelling and the Entertainment
Industry) DVD. We will also come to your home
with a full studio (back drop and lights), a
hair and beauty make-up artist (if required) and
photograph you in pre agreed attire, and teach
you the different poses which photographers
would expect you to know. We will also supply
you with a portfolio with ten 10x8 photographs
in, a CD with the ten JPG images so that you can
print as many copies as you will need to send to
various agencies, plus a list of reputable
agencies who do not charge an up front fee if
they want you for their books.
This comprehensive COPYRIGHTED package is the
only one of its kind and is unique and cannot be
purchased anywhere else. The information is for
individuals to refer to at any time. This
package was designed to help people entering
into the industry to take the correct and proper
procedures to becoming successful in this
We are sure this information and advice will
give you the incentive to pursue your hopes and
dreams in this exciting industry.
Good Luck and Best Wishes for the Future.
Frequently Asked Questions
really need to have professional shots produced
to approach a modelling agency?
you've done any research on the web you'll find
that model agencies will claim that you don't
need professional quality pictures to be
considered for work. That may be perfectly true
of some companies but you can guarantee that,
assuming you get taken on by the agency, at some
stage ALL modelling agencies will ask you to get
professional shots done. They're just not going
to send you to castings with a couple of
If you are not able to provide the agency with
professional quality pictures through test,
you'll be expected to pay for them, or perhaps
do test shoots with the photographer of the
agency's choice and either way you'll be
expected to pay for some or all of the costs of
having this done.
It's also common sense - the better the shots
you have when you make an approach, the better
and more experienced you'll look to the agency
and the more chance you have of getting work.
The more expensive portfolio sessions we offer
are designed to help you build a portfolio and
allow you to put pictures in front of someone
that will make you look like you've at least
done some work before. Whichever way you look at
it, presenting a poor quality snapshot to an
agency won't ever get you signed to them.
Most of all, remember that if you have NO
pictures whatsoever in your portfolio, one of
our portfolio packages WILL NOT GIVE YOU A FULL
Building a full, professional quality portfolio
or book takes time. You should always include
recent shots from more than one session, from
different assignments and from published work,
when you start to get it.
I bother to arrange shoot?
Unless you're on the books of a model agency
it's unlikely that you'll get the chance to do
'test' shoots with established professional
photographers and put some professional looking
results in your portfolio. You could try
'Time-for-prints' shoots, which is what many new
and inexperienced photographers and models do -
the theory is that both model and photographer
provide their time for free, in return for shots
that each can use for their own portfolios.
But TFP shoots are a far from ideal way of
working, because both the model and photographer
usually have little professional experience, and
the final results of the shoot tend to reflect
With my shoot, you can start begin to see what
it's like to pose in a professional environment,
with the help of an experienced, professional
I PAY for any portfolio shoot?
you plan to put a professional portfolio
together, or to approach model agencies with
photographs, my advice would be to arrange a
paid portfolio package with us. Some of our
portfolio packages include the cost of having
professional make-up artists and hair-stylists
attend your shoot, to ensure you get the same
treatment as professional models, and you'll
look as good as you possibly can for the shoot.
All the portfolio packages we offer include a
number of professionally retouched prints.
some serious thought to whether your make-up
skills can match professional results, like the
kind you see on posters and TV. You may have
been putting on your own make-up since you were
a teenager, but most people actually have very
poor make-up skills (eye-liner is a particular
problem area), and you can guarantee that ALL of
your mistakes will show in the final photograph.
While you are being made-up for your photo
session, both the make-up artist and
photographer will ask you for your views on your
make-up and hair, many times, through the course
of the shoot - it is ESSENTIAL for you to give
us your opinion of the style there and then -
it's no good leaving it until you see the final
results to say that you wouldn't have done your
hair that way! The whole point of the portfolio
shoots is to provide you with pictures that you
are proud to put in your portfolio, so there's
no point in being shy and not saying what you
Even if you've booked a make-up artist for your
shoot always bring your favourite foundation,
lipstick or other colours and products. This is
to make sure we use only the brands you prefer
in case you have allergies to certain products
or ingredients and to make sure that we have
your favourite colours to include alongside the
make-up artist's choice.
do my own hair?
unless you're supremely confident about doing a
professional job. Even then, it can be
counter-productive to try and get by on your own
- hair needs to be attended to continuously
during the course of a shoot, and it's
impossible for a model to pose well if she's
worried about her hair - you need another pair
of eyes and hands to do that!
photographs do you take?
than one or two, less than a few thousand! It's
impossible to give an accurate number simply
because every shoot and every model is
different. Unless you specifically ask for your
shoot to be photographed on film, your session
will be digital. It's more than likely that
you'll end up with hundred digital images to
choose from, so after the first few minutes of a
session I tend to review the results with the
model and we decide there and then if we are
going to shoot and shoot or limit the shots to
Avoid any photographers who promise you a CD
full of images - you should be looking for a
small number of professionally retouched images
from a photo session, not hundreds of files that
you play around with yourself. Also avoid any
photographer who guarantees you several hundred
images in any given time - this is no guarantee
of quality or choice! I can take 500 shots by
simply pressing the shutter button on my camera
and leaving it there, in about 90 seconds...but
you won't get much variety of poses....
How do I go about choosing the pictures I want
for my portfolio?
After we have completed the photo session with
you we will arrange a time and date to come back
with a laptop computer for you to view the
images and select the ones for your portfolio.
Why is my print slightly different from what I
see on the screen?
Unless you have a fully and professionally
calibrated monitor, it's likely that the colours
you see in the prints you receive won't match
what you see on your computer screen exactly.
The colours you see on our system are a very
close match of the final print output, but
slight variations in colour or contrast are
always possible. Please note that some print
sizes do not match the proportions of the full
image area - so small parts of the image are
sometimes cropped out at the printing stage, to
cater for the different size ratio. NB If the
thumbnail or low resolution proof that you
viewed on our system did not show particular
details (e.g. the top of your head, or your
feet) THEN THESE DETAILS WILL NOT BE IN THE
FINAL PRINT. If it wasn't in the original
picture, it won't be in the final print! If we
have chosen to exclude areas of your figure,
face or head in some pictures, it's because I
have chosen to do so for reasons of composition.
We will NOT take seriously or have any further
correspondence with anyone who regards 'cutting
off the top of my head' or 'edge of my arm' to
'not professional' or 'a mistake' - what you see
or do not see in the final edited picture is
there because we have decided that it should be
young model - can you photograph my portfolio?
but if you're under 18 years of age a parent or
legal guardian must accompany you to the shoot.
NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR MEETINGS CAN TAKE PLACE unless
you are in the company of your parent or legal
Do you find models work?
No, we do not work as a model agency, but we the
The Secrets of the Modelling and Entertainment
Industry DVD can advise you on the best way to
present yourself to agencies and hopefully the
work you do will get you more work!
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