Sunday, February 14, 2010
There are major differences between a tall giraffe fashion model and a shorter model putting what she does have to use and working as a commercial print model, here are Six differences:
Fashion Model: Over 5'7"
Short Model: Petite is consider under 5'5" in modeling being under 5'7" is considered short.
Fashion Model: Goes to open calls or is discovered by a model scout from a fashion modeling agency. Or mails snapshots in the snail mail.
Short Model: A short model should strive to work within commercial print modeling. A shorter model will have better luck making her model compcard and mailing it to a commercial print modeling agency by snail mail.
Fashion Model: Usually is not booked for a modeling job because of her personality, or uses her personality at modeling jobs. She might jump, smile, and model products but her photos are more about attitude, less about smiles.
Shorter Model: Her photos are more about personality and modeling lifestyle products, her photos are less about mega makeup and more about being natural.
Fashion Model: Gets a portfolio and compcard made for her and the price for these are deducted from her paychecks.
Short Model: Pays for her marketing material and makes it herself, and then gives the compcards to the agencies to use to market her with. Sometimes a print modeling agency will advise you, and give you tips on making a compcard but you should always have your own marketing tools, your own compcard.
Fashion Model: Works exclusively with one agency for a 2-3 year contract.
Short Model: Typically she will freelance often with a few commercial print modeling agencies or talent agencies and exclusive representation isn't the end all because in print modeling it is typical to work for years with many agencies non-exclusively. When the shorter models portfolio and experience is established she might be able to get representation with a more prestige print modeing agency.
Fashion Model: Usually is 16-22
Short Model: A commercial print model until she is 86.
Many fashion models think that modeling is over when they get to a certain age but they should consider commercial print modeling because it has no age, no matter how tall or short you are. If you have personality, energy, and can be expressive modeling a product naturally, commercial print modeling is your area.
Posted by Isobella Jade at Sunday, February 14, 2010