Building your modeling career and portfolio takes time, effort and dedication. A model must be self-confident and resilient to navigate the fashion industry. Confidence and a strong-will are the best weapons of self defense in this high-paced, ever evolving and fiercely competitive modeling world, and with so many photographers also wanting to take a leading edge for that right photo to build up their portfolios – you need to market yourself and work on promotions.
Being a model you have to be prepared to withstand long hours with fashion coordinators, directors outside or in a photo studio, while keeping a positive and helpful attitude. Nobody wants to work with a model who makes the job more difficult with negativity – or feels uncomfortable photographing. So do you have what it takes??
Our model in this shoot was amazing, it was cold outside, evening photo shoot and had to work several hours in the elements.
If you want to succeed in the modelling business you have to put your heart and mind into it. However, keep in mind that the professional cycle of a model can be extremely short lived unless you work on promotions and marketing, like sports you will have retire at some point. So enjoy the race by living it passionately.