Aspiring to become a fashion model but don’t know how to start? Then this article is just for you. Establishing yourself as a competitive fashion model in the modelling industry is much more than good looks. Let’s discuss 5 most important & basic elements to make your career in Fashion modelling
Being comfortable in front of the camera & fashion photography is something that needs to be brought into practice. There can be a lot of things responsible for your low self-esteem but all you should know is that there is a perfect job waiting out there for you. For eg- there are some extremely muscular models in the industry or the incredibly heighted ones but those are not the only requirement when it comes to fashion photography. As long as you are fit and healthy in appearance, you are just as fit for the role as anyone else.
Before exposing yourself in front of the camera, It’s very important to know yourself in and out. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is one of the easiest ways to effortlessly feel the best in front of the camera. ‘Which type of modelling is best suited for you’ to ‘which angles brings out the best in you’, are extremely important and helpful aspects to think about. If you are confused about the same, have a discussion with your fashion Photographer. An experienced fashion photographer can tell you things that even you may not know about yourself.
Knowing your best angles and working on them with your photographer as well as exploring new poses and angles that might suit you well is an intelligent thing to do before a photo shoot. Practice in front of the mirror, click pictures, get feedbacks and explore more ideas on poses and postures. It’s a part of polishing your skills and updating knowledge in the field of fashion photography.
Fashion Photography Portfolio
A portfolio is going to talk about you in your absence. Just like any other career, fashion modelling industry also requires investment. Invest in a high quality fashion portfolio photographer who works with fashion models on regular basis. An experienced fashion photographer will know what kind of pictures work with the industry and he can help you build a wonderful portfolio to bag good projects in the future.
Networking in Fashion Modelling Industry
Whether it’s through social media or physically meeting people, grow your network as much as you can. Be socially active, especially Instagram. These days Instagram has become more like your portfolio. Keep updating the feed with your best works & tag relevant people, so that they can see you and your work on a regular basis. It works like a reminder. Whenever there is work, they might not miss to call you because they are seeing you so often on their mobile phone. Volunteering or doing some unpaid fashion shoots can really help you grow your network too. These days there are many clubs meant only for networking. Browse & explore!
We, as an established Fashion Photographers in Mumbai, have worked with male models over the years and what we know of their success is their Persistence. Leave the presentation to us and build up your will-power, you can conquer the modelling industry with it.